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Bralirwa staff tour Campaign against Genocide Museum

Staff members of local brewers, Bralirwa, yesterday visited the Campaign against Genocide Museum, at parliament, to learn about Rwanda Patriotic Army RPA)’s journey to end the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The team, led by Victor Madiela, the Managing Director and Vice-Chairman of the...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 3:15pm

We are looking to enhance water transport on Lake Kivu – TradeMark Executive

Last month, TradeMark East Africa signed a mega deal with the Government of Rwanda to boost regional trade. The deal, worth USD 53 million will support Rwanda’s industrialization agenda which is geared towards increasing the country’s exports. In an interview with Business Times...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 3:14pm

FEATURED: Smart Tech boosts law enforcement and protects Society

With a projected economic growth rate of 6-7%, Rwanda is one of the fastest emerging economies in the world over, however like others, this growth comes with inherent and evolving societal dynamics that challenge this economic growth. The rapid growth of Rwanda’s population and urbanisation...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:15pm

Ivorian President jets in

President of Ivory Coast Alassane Ouattara yesterday arrived in the country for a three-day visit. He is expected to take part at the presentation of Mo Ibrahim Prize that will be given to the former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The Award ceremony is part of the 2018 Ibrahim...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:08pm

Kigali city eases process to acquire building permit

Kigali city authorities have unveiled a raft of reforms that will ease the acquisition of a construction permit for anyone wishing to build within the city, a move officials say seeks to ease doing business. The widespread reforms, announced yesterday, are designed to ease criteria for acquiring...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:07am

Etincelles hold Rayon Sports in Peace Cup last 16 clash

Wednesday Etincelles 1-1 Rayon Sports May 23 Return leg Rayon Sports Vs Etincelles RAYON SPORTS were yesterday held to a 1-all draw by Etincelles in the first leg of their last 16 clash of the 2018 Peace Cup at Umuganda Stadium in Rubavu.  Rayon came from behind to force a...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:06am

Mineduc remembers staff slain during Genocide

Hundreds of mourners from the Ministry of Education and affiliated institutions on Tuesday mourned with families of former staff members of the ministry killed in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The ministry has so far identified over 70 Genocide victims among former staff from its former and...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:08am

Academics moot technology to curtail plagiarism in universities

Educationists from East African Community (EAC) partner states meeting in Kigali are thinking of how technology can be deployed to detect plagiarism in universities, which they say is rampant. The observation was made during an ongoing meeting of education experts seeking to improve the quality of...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:05am

More Kigali households get fibre optic coverage

Liquid Telecom, a regional data, voice and IP service provider, has a mission of spreading reliable internet access to homes across Kigali and this is fast becoming a reality. The company set a target of making sure at least 20,000 households get access to broadband internet and, so far, more than...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 11:55pm

Rwandan honoured for effort to conserve grey crowned crane

A Rwandan conservation leader working to save the endangered and symbolic grey crowned crane was on Wednesday presented with the prestigious Whitley Award by HRH The Princess Royal in London. Olivier Nsengimana, the founder of Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Association (RWCA), received his award at...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 11:46pm

EALA passes Monetary Institute Bill, urges quick assent

The Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) on Wednesday called on leaders of the East African Community to quickly assent to the EAC Monetary Institute Bill, after it was passed by the regional assembly. Martin Ngoga said this as regional lawmakers wrapped up their session in...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 11:33pm

Illegal distillery closed in Kigali, nine arrested

Security organs in partnership with Rwanda Standards Bureau (RSB) have closed a brewery plant in Muhima Sector, Nyarugenge District, which was operating illegally. The distillation plant called Herboristerie Maranatha Hema Ltd was producing Kambuca, an alcoholic drink that is said to be...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 11:25pm

A troubling relationship between the rise in online betting and growth of mobile money

The growth in mobile money services has created new opportunities for merchants to sell their products and services. One of these is the fast-growing sports betting sector which has taken a number of African countries by storm. What’s further spurred the growth is rapid internet penetration...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 11:13pm

SONARWA chief blames low life insurance subscription on awareness

Low penetration of life insurance in the Rwandan market is largely due to low levels of awareness on the need for insurance, Sonarwa Life’s Managing Director, Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju, has said. Munyangaju was speaking at the launch of a two-day capacity building workshop of Insurance Agents...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:02pm

Marriott International tops Africa hotel growth ranking

By Times Reporter   Marriott International tops this year’s table for the most planned new hotel rooms under construction in Africa, according to the influential annual hotel pipeline survey by W Hospitality Group.   Details of the report will be one of the key discussions at...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 9:59pm

Regional dons raise concern over quality of varsity graduates

Regional education experts have called for an immediate end to production of half-baked graduates, arguing that this is directly leading to wastage of government resources. Close to 100 academic experts, some of them deans and directors of graduate schools from private and public universities...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:34pm

Rwanda’s conservation goals beyond number of tourists, President Kagame

President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda’s goals in tourism and conservation go beyond increasing visitors and revenues to ensuring that the benefits are sustainable and shared by citizens. Kagame was speaking about the documentary film “Rwanda: The Royal Tour” which premiered...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 5:29pm

How farmers’ groups are improving fortunes of Rwamagana residents

Adoption of modern farming through farmers groups has improved farmers’ yields in Rwamagana District, according to various accounts on the impact of an agriculture training centre in the area that was officially inaugurated recently. According to local farmers,  many of them have...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 11:21am

Senators challenge districts on access to clean water

Lawmakers on Senatorial Standing Committee on Economic Development and Finance have urged district leaders to look at ways of ensuring universal access to potable water. The lawmakers, led by Célestin Sebuhoro, the vice president of the committee, were in Rwamagana District this week to assess...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 11:19am

Gatsibo closes 75 substandard churches, two mosques

Gatsibo District leaders closed 75 churches, and two mosques whose standards were found lacking following a two-week inspection. The district assessed 646 churches, and only 210 were found to meet required standards, officials said. At a meeting with clerics on Wednesday, district leaders said...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 11:18am