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Rwanda, Ghana sign air service agreement

The governments of Rwanda and Ghana on Monday signed a Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) liberalizing commercial flights between the two countries. The agreement was signed between Rwanda’s Minister of State in charge of Transport, Eng. Jean De Dieu Uwihanganye and the Minister for...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 5:58pm

Ivorian President pays tribute to Genocide victims

The President of Côte d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, yesterday paid tribute to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi at the Kigali Genocide Memorial. Ouattara is in Rwanda on a three-day visit. The President, accompanied by a high level delegation from Côte d’Ivoire, was...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:05pm

Presidents Kagame, Ouattara meet in Kigali

President Paul Kagame and his Ivorian counterpart Alassane Ouattara met last evening ahead of the 2018 Ibrahim Governance Weekend in Kigali. Ivory Coast President Ouattara arrived in the country on Wednesday. As part of my visit to Rwanda, I met this Thursday, April 26, 2018, with my host...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 11:40am

Gakenke: RITCO bus catches Fire, all 50 passengers unhurt

The bus belonging to public transporter, Rwanda Interlink Transport Company (RITCO), caught fire Friday morning along the Musanze-Kigali highway. The accident, which occurred around 8am, took place at a place commonly known as Kivuruga in Bigogwe Village, Cyintare Cell,...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 11:18am

What next after parliament receives petition on driver’s licence tests?

A week after a citizen petitioned Parliament seeking to amend the law on acquisition of driving licences to allow for the use of automatic cars, The New Times has learnt that it could be a while before the petitioner get a response. In a letter addressed to the Speaker of Parliament, and copied to...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 3:45pm

RDF explains arrest of soldiers on DR Congo territory

The Rwanda Defense Force (RDF) Spokesperson Lt. Col Innocent Munyengango has downplayed the incident in which two Rwandan soldiers were on Monday arrested within about 10 metres inside the Democratic Republic of Congo. Two RDF soldiers who had been held by the Congolese armed forces (FARDC) were...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:36am

Kwibuka24: Rwandans in France commemorate

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, the Rwanda Embassy in France organized the 24th Commemoration Ceremony of the Genocide against the Tutsi which was attended by different French official who joined Rwandan community in the country’s capital, Paris. Among French officials were MP Sira Sylla,...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 2:10pm

Genocide deniers an existential threat to humanity, says envoy

Rwanda's envoy to Turkey, Ambassador Williams Nkurunziza on Tuesday said that Genocide deniers are an existential threat to humanity. The envoy said this as he led the Rwandan Community in Ankara, Turkey's capital, and friends of Rwanda in an event to mark the 24th Commemoration of the...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 2:03pm

Education ministry explains firing of top REB bosses

The minister of education Dr. Eugène Mutimura has said that laxity and failure to implement government policies in the education sector as the reason behind the sacking of five senior officers from Rwanda Education Board (REB). The cabinet meeting on Wednesday resolved to...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 1:51pm

100 players set to take part in taekwondo memorial tourney

The 2018 taekwondo memorial tournament will attract at least 100 participants, Times Sport has learned. The competition is held in honour of the memory of the over one million lives lost during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The one-day tournament will be contested by taekwondo...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 11:24am

One Rwandan peacekeeper killed in CAR

One Rwandan peacekeeper was killed and eight others wounded in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) during an exchange of fire with armed elements on Tuesday, April 10. The incident followed a joint operation launched on Sunday, 8 April by the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 4:26pm

Kigali City Mayor Nyamulinda resigns

The Mayor of the City of Kigali, Pascal Nyamulinda has resigned from the position effective yesterday when he wrote to the city council. In his resignation letter, Nyamulinda cited personal reasons. The resignation was confirmed by Kigali City Spokesperson Bruno Rangira in a telephone interview...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:58am

Nigeria's Buhari to run in 2019 elections

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will be seeking a second term in office in elections due next year, his office has said. It ends months of speculation about whether the 74-year-old leader plans to run for re-election. His first term has been beset by poor health, which saw him spend months in...

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 3:50pm

Two feared dead in River Nyabarongo

Residents and local authorities in the districts of Gakenke and Kamonyi have mounted a search for two men who are feared to have drowned in River Nyabarongo. The incident happened on Sunday evening when a group of eight people all from Gakenke District were crossing River Nyabarongo in a...

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 2:36pm

Bills paving way for EA Monetary Union on agenda at regional parliament

The EAC Monetary Institute Bill, 2017 and the EAC Statistics Bureau Bill, 2017, are two key pieces of draft legislations on agenda as the East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) moves its sitting to Dodoma, Tanzania starting today, Monday. The regional House’s first ever sitting in Tanzania...

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 10:14am

First Lady joins Rwandans in Walk to Remember, Night Vigil

The First Lady, Jeannette Kagame together with thousands of Rwandans mostly youth, government officials, diplomats, Civil Society and friends of Rwanda yesterday took part in this year's walk to remember, an annual procession from Parliament to Amahoro stadium in remembrance of over a million...

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 12:53am

Kagame appoints new ministers

President Paul Kagame Friday appointed new Ministers for Finance and Infrastructure. Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana is the new Minister for Finance replacing Claver Gatete who will now head the Ministry of Infrastructure, taking over from James Musoni. Ndagijimana has been the Minister of State for...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:46pm

Fugitive arrested in Cameroon was on Rwanda’s most wanted list

Prosecution has said that a Genocide fugitive who was on Thursday arrested in Yaoundé, Cameroon was one of the most wanted masterminds of the Genocide against the Tutsi. Media reports Thursday indicated that Philippe Hategekimana, alias Biguma, has been living under the name...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 8:48pm

New US ambassador vows to promote open trade dialogue

Peter Vrooman, the new US Ambassador to Rwanda yesterday presented his credentials to President Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro, after which he committed to enhance longstanding relations between the two countries. The new envoy, who takes over from Erica Barks-Ruggles whose tour of duty ended...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 8:43pm

Freed ex-Catalan leader calls for dialogue

Catalan ex-leader Carles Puigdemont has called for immediate dialogue after being released on bail in Germany. So far, he and other separatists had received only a "repressive response" from Spanish authorities, he said. He was arrested in northern Germany last month while travelling...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 3:48pm