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Kagitumba border post starts 24-hour operation

The Kagitumba-Mirama Hills One-Stop Border Post (OSBP), one of the major border crossings linking Rwanda and Uganda, on Saturday started operating twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. William Musoni, the acting Commissioner of Customs at Rwanda Revenue Authority, confirmed this on Sunday,...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 6:01am

Rwanda, Ghana air service pact ‘to spur trade relations’

Ministers from Rwanda and Ghana described the Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) signed between the two countries in Kigali on Monday as a catalyst to future bilateral co-operation in trade and development between the two countries. The agreement was signed by Minister of State in charge of...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:55am

Final round of ‘Chinese Bridge’ competition attracts 700 students

Over the weekend, hundreds of university students gathered at the University of Rwanda’s College of Education (formerly Kigali Institute of Education) for the Rwanda finals of the Chinese Bridge Competition, a Chinese language proficiency competition. The annual Chinese Bridge Competition...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:55am

‘Pan-African week’ to focus on media, creative industry

Pan-African Movement-Rwanda Chapter (PAM-Rwanda) on Monday kicked off a week-long senstisation campaign leading to the celebration of the African Liberation Day that is slated for Friday. During the week, different activities that include an international conference, public talks, exhibition on...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:49am

Lubumbashi varsity alumni honour colleagues killed in Genocide

An association of Rwandans who studied at the University of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday paid tribute to their colleagues killed during 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. This is the first time the association, known as “Kassapards Family”, with 200...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:43am

How renewable energy is changing lives in rural Rwanda

Mzee Vedaste Hagiriryayo, 62, a resident of Kanombe Village in Karenge Cell, Jarama Sector of Ngoma District had until last year only known two sources of energy; firewood and kerosene. Today, this is a story of the past to the senior citizen and many others in his village after they were...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:07am

Lubumbashi University alumni honour colleagues killed in Genocide

The association of Rwandans who studied at the University of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday remembered their colleagues killed during 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. This is the first time the association dubbed, “Kassapards Family” with 200 members...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 1:44pm

Kagitumba border starts 24 hour operation

The Kagitumba-Mirama Hills One-Stop Border Post (OSBP), one of the major border crossings linking Rwanda and Uganda, on Saturday started operating twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. William Musoni, the acting Commissioner of Customs at Rwanda Revenue Authority, confirmed this on Sunday,...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 1:17pm

PICTORIAL: RBA celebrates 55 years anniversary

On Friday, Rwanda Broadcasting Agency celebrated 55 years in service since its first transmission went on air in 1963 as the nation’s premier broadcasting service. A corporate dinner gala was held to mark the celebrations where different government officials and members from the private...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 1:06pm

Environment ministry leads drive against disposable water bottles

The Minister for Environment has announced that the institution will no longer use disposable plastics such as water bottles, cups and straws. In a post on Twitter, the Minister for Environment, Dr Vincent Biruta, said that the institution will instead switch to sustainable and reusable...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 12:15pm

FEATURED: An insight into how Infrastructure in Rwanda is transforming lives and boosting the economy

Urbanization, Housing and rural settlement : An insight into how Infrastructures in Rwanda are transforming lives, boosting the economy 24 years after 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi that left over a million of people dead, thousands of orphans and widows and others fleeing the country let...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:34am

MPs push for disaster fund as rains cause havoc

About 10,000 houses, worth an estimated Rwf24 billion, were destroyed by heavy rains that hit various parts of the country since January; this is without counting damage to infrastructure, not to mention loss of life. The disasters have led to members of the parliamentary standing committee on...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 5:00am

Mugiraneza enthroned as Bishop of Shyira Diocese

The Anglican Church of Rwanda, Sunday, enthroned Samuel Mugisha Mugiraneza as the new Bishop of Shyira Diocese, replacing Dr Laurent Mbanda, who was elected as the next Archbishop and Primate of the Province of the Anglican Church of Rwanda. The current Archbishop of Anglican Church in Rwanda,...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 4:54am

Mother-child health week ends with launch of new facility at Rwinkwavu

A new maternity ward worth over $280,000 (approximately Rwf240m) was on Friday inaugurated at Rwinkwavu Health Centre in Kayonza District, officially bringing to an end a week dedicated to mother and child health. The new maternal healthcare facility is expected to improve maternal health care in...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 4:54am

Farmers encouraged to embrace apple farming

The Ministry of Agriculture has urged Rwandans to venture into apple farming to reduce the burden of importing them at a high price. Beatrice Uwumukiza, the Director-General of Agriculture and Livestock Standards and Certification Services, argued that the recent ban on South African fruits has...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 4:48am

Rwamagana families to be expropriated to avoid mining accidents

At least five households in Nyarusange Cell, Muhazi District in Rwamagana District are to be expropriated due to a nearby tin mining concession which authorities say exposed them to dangers. The expropriation was ordered by the district authorities after residents expressed concern about their...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 4:48am

African countries have the resources to finance their development – JICA chief

With much anticipation on the impact of ICT in the continent’s development, much is still unclear on what approaches are ideal in the process, considering the limited resources and deep social economic challenges. For insights on the increased ICT interest, The New Times Collins Mwai spoke...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 4:42am

Kigali selected to receive cancer support

Kigali is set to have increased support to deal with cancer after being selected to be part of the City Cancer Challenge (C/Can 2025) initiative. The initiative by Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) will put Kigali as one of a collective movement of cities supported by a network of...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 4:18am

FEATURED: KPMG Rwanda pays tribute Genocide victims buried at Nyanza memorial

Staff members and the management of KPMG Rwanda last week visited Nyanza Genocide Memorial in Kicukiro District to pay tribute to victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.Their visit to the memorial was in line with the national wide 24th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi. Led...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 4:12am

Survivors call for information on families wiped out in Genocide

Parents work hard to have their younger children realise that which themselves were not able to achieve. Children, in the same manner, struggle to live the visions of their parents and pass them over to another generation. This is the gist of regeneration of humankind, and in a subtle but...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 4:06am