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Bralirwa after-tax profit up by over 260%

Shareholders of Bralirwa are set to see an increase in earnings of their shares after the firm registered an after tax profit of 263.3 per cent in 2017. The firm, which is Rwanda’s oldest brewery, announced that their after tax income had gone up from Rwf 1.4 billion in 2016 to Rwf 5 billion...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 12:15am

Parliament ratifies AfCFTA protocol

A month after 44 African states signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, members of the Lower House have given the green light to the deal that is aimed at making Africa the largest trade bloc in the world. The MPs also passed the protocol on trade in services, free...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:43pm

NEC updates electoral roll ahead of parliamentary polls

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) says it will soon avail the electoral register for voters to update personal details ahead of the parliamentary elections slated for September 2-3, 2018. Speaking to The New Times on Monday, Charles Munyaneza, the Executive Secretary of the commission, said...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:41pm

19 killed in Monday night downpour

Nineteen people have been confirmed dead and seven others injured in Gastibo, Gasabo and Rulindo districts following a Monday night downpour that also left a number of families homeless in different parts of the country. The Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) on Tuesday...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:39pm

Magufuli challenges EALA to enhance unity, strive for regional development

Tanzania’s President Dr John Pombe Magufuli on Tuesday emphasised the need and urgency for the East African Community to work harder, in unity, to fast-track the development of the six-member bloc. Magufuli was addressing a special sitting of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) in...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:33pm

Land transfers go online

By Athan Tashobya Transactions related to transfer of land titles by sale will be done via Irembo portal effective May 1, 2018, the Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority (RLMUA) has announced. Operated by Rwanda Online, Irembo is an online platform on which several e-Government services can be...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:26pm

Amazing Grace radio station loses licence

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) on Tuesday revoked the broadcasting licence of Amazing Grace Christian Radio. The revocation, according to RURA Spokesperson Anthony Kulamba, follows failure by the FM radio station to comply with the regulator’s sanctions taken after a...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:23pm

Oxford hosts Genocide exhibition

Members of the Rwandan community in the city of Oxford in the UK were last weekend joined by academics at Mansfield College chapel and area residents to mark the 24th anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi. The commemoration was linked to the opening of a new exhibition, Kwibuka Rwanda,...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:15pm

Ngoma honours Genocide victims thrown into River Akagera

Hundreds of mourners convened on a bridge on River Akagera in Ngoma District to commemorate thousands of people dumped into the river during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. River Akagera serves as the borderline between Ngoma and Bugesera districts and some of the victims that were thrown...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:13pm

UPDATED: Police beef up security in Kiziba refugee camp

Police presence in Kiziba refugee camp, around 15 kilometres outside of Kibuye town, increased over the weekend, which police say is nothing more than routine patrols. Police presence in Kiziba refugee camp, around 15 kilometres outside of Kibuye town, increased over the weekend, which police say...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 5:34pm

Why inclusion of persons with disabilities is a responsibility for all

The sign your name challenge hashtag has been awash on Twitter for the last few weeks. Political figures, musicians and media personalities among others have taken part in the challenge with the aim of garnering awareness about the importance of inclusion of persons with disabilities in society....

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 3:54pm

Rwanda Royal Tour documentary premieres in US

President Paul Kagame last night attended the premiere of the documentary, Rwanda Royal Tour, an event that took place in Chicago, United States. The documentary features Rwanda’s tourist attractions with the Head of State playing the role of tour guide. The documentary was shot late last...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 3:25pm

Transfer of land title goes online

The Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority (RLMUA), has announced that transactions related to transfer of land title by sale will be done via Irembo portal effective May 01, 2018. Irembo is an e-Government online platform which enables the access and provision of government services in...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 3:13pm

EALA South Sudan members want EAC role in IGAD-led talks

The East African Legislative Assembly says it is looking into the possibility of playing a role in the ongoing South Sudan peace talks led by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). The issue came up for debate during the current session of the regional parliament in the Tanzanian...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 12:16pm

REB starts in-house production of teaching materials

Teachers from across the country can now access some teaching and learning materials produced by Rwanda Education Board (REB) after the latter last year took over the production of the materials from private contractors. REB officials say the move is aimed at ensuring that all materials are...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 8:58am

Four mass graves of Genocide victims discovered in Gasabo

Four mass graves holding many victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi have been discovered 24 years after the atrocities. The graves were discovered in Kabeza village, Kabuga I cell in Rusororo Sector, Gasabo District, according to officials. Works to exhume the bodies from the graves...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 8:57am

Don’t renew judge Meron’s contract, survivors tell UN

Survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi have urged the United Nations not to renew the contract of American judge Theodor Meron when it comes up for renewal in June. They point to his controversial decisions at the helm of a UN court mandated to try masterminds of the Genocide against the...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 8:52am

Rwandans in Mombasa mark Kwibuka24

Over 200 Rwandans living in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa over the weekend gathered to mark the 24th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The somber event was presided over by the Rwandan High Commissioner to Kenya, Amb James Kimonyo, and was also graced by Mombasa Deputy...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 1:37am

Airtel Tigo dismisses about 50 workers, cites redundancy

Barely three months after the formalisation of acquisition of Tigo Rwanda Ltd by Bharti Airtel Limited – the parent company for Airtel Rwanda – and the consequent merger of the two telecommunication companies, Airtel last week terminated employment of 49 employees. The termination of...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 1:09am

Eastern Province: Businesspersons killed in Genocide remembered

Private Sector Federation on Saturday paid tribute to business leaders from eastern part of the country killed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The commemorative event was held at Mwulire memorial in Rwamagana District, Eastern Province. Mwulire memorial site is home to 26,851 Genocide...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 1:07am