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Regional dons meet to discuss quality of university lecturers

Close to 100 academic experts are meeting in Kigali to discuss how they can increase the number of qualified senior university lecturers that should meet demands for the ever expanding postgraduate and mentorship programmes. This dilema, according to the experts, has consequently had a negative...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 3:28pm

Hands-on skills: Recycling brake pads turns around Musanze woman’s fortunes

When she went for a six-month Technical and Vocation Education and Training (TVET) course, Catherine Umuhire set out to challenge the notion that mechanical engineering was a reserve for men only. She wakes up early and goes to a garage in Muhoza Sector, Musanze District, where she spends most of...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 3:17pm

Genocide: Ex-water, energy utility employees remembered

Rwanda Energy Group (REG) and Water and Sanitation Corporation Ltd (WASAC) staff on Friday gathered to pay tribute to the over one million Rwandans that died in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi as part of this year’s 24th Genocide commemoration activities. The event was also organised to...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 1:52pm

EAC unveils plan to bridge drugs manufacturing gap

The East African Community produces only less than 30 per cent of the medicines it needs while it imports the rest, a situation that must be reversed to ensure citizens easily access affordable drugs, officials have said. This revelation was made last week during the launch of a 10-year strategic...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 1:21pm

16 new reforms will boost doing business – official

In October last year, after the launch of the 2018 World Bank Doing Business Report, the government announced that they would be introducing about 15 reforms in various sectors. Last week, a number of reforms were rolled out, and they include indicators like getting electricity, getting a...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 12:01pm

Kwibuka 24: Parastatal employees urged to promote Ndi Umunyarwanda drive

Staff members of Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA), the National Electoral Commission and the Office of the Auditor General, have been urged to take a leading role in promoting national identity through the Ndi Umunyarwanda programme to ensure genocide never happen again. The call was made on Friday...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:14am

BK donates cows to Karongi vulnerable Genocide survivors

BK Group PLC last Friday donated cows to 15 vulnerable households of Genocide survivors in Karongi District, Western Province. The livestock, worth Rwf 20 million, came as a contribution to the Government’s initiative to support vulnerable families across the country, through Girinka...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:12am

Gisagara go top as title race hots up

National volleyball league defending champions Gisagara Volleyball Club defeated University of Kibungo (UNIK) and Kigali Volleyball Club (KVC) on Saturday to top of the league standings.  Gisagara beat KVC and UNIK 3-2 and 3-2 to extend their points to 32 and to go top of the table, ahead of...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 9:48am

Kwibuka24: Egyptians join Rwandans in commemoration

Members of the Rwandan community in Egypt were on Wednesday joined by Egyptian officials and members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the country to mark the 24th anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi. Mourners were mostly Rwandan students in Egypt and diplomats, gathered to...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 9:45am

FEATURED: REG moves to implement new doing business reforms

On Friday, Rwanda Energy Group (REG) officially announced that it will start implementing, with immediate effect, the new reforms in the energy sector aimed at easing doing business in Rwanda. The new reforms include the strengthening of transmission and distribution networks stability,...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 8:56am

Regional culinary competition comes to Kigali

Regional culinary competition, Gorilla Highlands Silverchef, competition will for the first time take place in Kigali, on Saturday April 28, at the Kigali Marriott Hotel, bringing together 16 chefs from Rwanda, Uganda and Congo, Tourism, conservation, media and development professionals from the...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 8:43am

Why govt is amending law governing survivors’ fund

While the Fund for Support to Needy Genocide Survivors (FARG) recognises the various challenges facing those who survived the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, the Fund cannot help all of them because not all of them are needy. This was told to Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Unity, Human...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 8:40am

Mo Ibrahim Foundation releases report on state of Africa’s public services

A report on the state of public services in Africa has just been released by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. And its findings are a damning indictment of the failure by the African leadership to deliver on some of the continent’s most pressing areas for development. The 128-page report will be a...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 8:39am

Hundreds pay tribute to Genocide victims recovered from L. Victoria

Hundreds of mourners over the weekend  thronged the fishing village of Kasensero in southern Uganda to pay tribute to victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi that were recovered from Lake Victoria. The commemoration event was held at Kasensero Genocide Memorial where mass graves...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 1:00am

Kwibuka24: Last queen Gicanda remembered

Officials from The Institute National Museums of Rwanda (INMR) ,in partnership with family and friends, and Southern Province authorities, gathered in Nyanza last Friday to commemorate the last Queen of Rwanda, Rosalie Gicanda, who was killed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Honouring...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 12:59am

100 Days, 100 Questions; Youth hold dialogue on genocide against Tutsi

Although the event was geared towards Rwandan youth born after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, it attracted a mixed crowd of young and old, both local and foreigners. Dubbed 100 Days, 100 Questions, the event involved a panel discussion and dialogue on the subject of the Genocide. It was...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 1:09am

Education experts to discuss scarcity of researchers in regional varsities

The limited number of qualified senior lecturers and researchers in regional universities to meet the demands of expanding postgraduate and mentorship programs will be top on the agenda ion a meeting that opens tomorrow in Kigali. The three-day workshop will be held at the Kigali Marriot hotel and...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 1:08am

How a WWI boat is turning a local village in Rutsiro into a tourist attraction

A German military ship buried in a remote area on the shores of Lake Kivu during World War I looks will in the near future, turn the locality into a place of interest where tourists visit, typically for its historical significance, a research expert on the issue has told Sunday Times. Last week,...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 1:04am

I want to inspire the next generation of African engineers – Eric Biribuze

Eric Biribuze is an African-American who was recently honoured with the 2018 Black Engineer of the Year Award for Professional Achievement at a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) conference in Washington, D.C. He was recognized for his successful 20 years of contributions and...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 1:01am

Experts to discuss chemical waste management

Experts have called on nations to come up with policies and regulations aimed at strengthening prevention, mitigation and response to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) risks. The call was made at 10th CBRN National Focal Points and expert’s round-table meeting for Eastern...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 12:57am