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Believe in yourselves, Kepler graduates urged

Graduates of Kepler have been urged to believe in themselves and use the knowledge – both academic and otherwise – to succeed in their respective careers. Kepler is a university programme that provides students in East Africa with access to accredited American degrees by partnering...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 7:25am

Prosecution gets tough on drug dealers

National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA) is considering putting more emphasis on pursuing drug dealers and traffickers other than focusing on consumers who rarely have a clue on how they reach them. Jean Bosco Mutangana made the remarks on Tuesday during the national symposium on drug abuse...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 11:57pm

4G internet returns on public buses; will it work?

This week,in a surprising move, transport authorities announced that the wireless internet connectivity, commonly known as 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) was being re-introduced on all Kigali public transport buses. Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye, the Minister of State in for Transport tweeted on Thursday...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 7:57pm

DFID dismisses UK media reports on Rwanda-Arsenal deal

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has dismissed British media reports that Rwanda used aid money for a campaign to promote the country as a tourist and investment destination. The campaign includes a 3-year sponsorship deal with Arsenal, a top flight English Premier...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 8:29am

FEATURED: Training on gender-based violence and human trafficking (Kigali, June 13-16, 2018)

Background Violence against women and girls is one of the most pervasive violations of human rights in the world. The United Nations estimates that one in three women will experience physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime, while a 2013 report documented that 45.6 per cent of women in Africa...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 8:14am

RwandAir, NAS sign deal to establish new airport lounges

The national carrier, RwandAir on Tuesday signed an agreement with National Aviation Services (NAS), a fast-growing aviation services provider in emerging markets. NAS is a Kuwait, ground handling company which has presence in over 30 airports in emerging markets across the Middle East, Africa and...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 8:12am

PHOTOS: CMU-Africa opening new Rwf9bn campus in Kigali

Carnegie Mellon University-Africa (CMU-Africa) is set to relocate to its newly constructed campus located in the Kigali Special Economic Zone (KSEZ) in what will be known as Innovation City. Felix Siboniyo, the head of the Single Project Implementation Unit (SPIU) at Rwanda Development Board (RDB...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 7:26am

We will be ready for 2020 Periodic Review – Gov’t

Rwanda is moving steadily towards full implementation of the 50 recommendations from the UN Human Rights Council and will be ready to score highly by the next Universal Periodic Review (UPR) scheduled for November 2020. This was stated by Providence Umurungi, the head of the department of...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:35pm

Officials call for joint efforts to curb drug abuse

Drug abuse and illicit alcohol are considered to be some of the root causes of most violent crimes in society and there is a need for multi-sectoral approaches to fight them, officials have said According to officials, several investigations into cases of child abuse also linked suspects to have...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:11pm

Featured: TECNO Mobile brings TECNO SPARK 2

It’s the beginning of another half of 2018 and leading smartphone multinational, TECNO Mobile is showing no signs of slowing down as they continue to stamp their feet as the number one smartphone brand in the African mobile market with the release of yet another outstanding camera-centric...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 6:43pm

Investment promoter scoops award for endorsing Rwanda.

Clarence Fernandes, Chairman, Rwanda Renaissance, was conferred with the “Indo Global Lifetime Achievement Award” for his contribution towards promoting investments and tourism into Rwanda. At a function, in Mumbai, Prof. Aftab Anwar Shaikh, President, Indo Global Chamber of Commerce,...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 5:01pm

Government investigates reports of discrimination at Kigali nightclub

Cocobean, a popular joint in Kigali is under the spotlight after one of its revelers claimed she was denied entry because she is an albino. And now, Rwanda Development Board (RDB), the regulator of the country’s service sector, has picked up the case and is conducting an investigation....

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 4:42pm

Kagame: Africa doesn’t need babysitters

The Head of State has long learned to ignore criticism. Whether it is the situation in DR Congo, diplomatic relations with Paris or how long he has been in power, the Chairman of the African Union defends his position and denounces “those who want to give him lessons”. Television host...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 4:41pm

Rwanda rallies envoys on Genocide archives

Government has called upon diplomats accredited to Rwanda to engage their respective governments to make available some of the key information that might be in their custody relating to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The call was made on Monday by Olivier Nduhungirehe, the Minister of State...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 10:53am

Gov’t has won financial crimes cases worth Rwf 3bn, but only 225m has been recovered

The prosecution has in the last three years taken on financial and economic crimes, winning cases that in total will recoup Rwf3bn, The New Times learned yesterday. However, only a small fraction of that amount has been recovered. Speaking during an exclusive interview yesterday, the Prosecutor...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 8:51am

Parliamentary polls: Socio-democrats eye more seats

As the parliamentary polls draw closer, Social Democratic Party (PSD) officials have vowed to put up a spirited campaign to ensure they get more legislators in parliament after the September elections. PSD, which polled 13 per cent in the previous parliamentary elections held in 2013, has the...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 8:17am

Govt realigns primary courts to boost efficiency

In a bid to improve the delivery of Justice, the government has implemented a number of reforms that have including overhauling the primary courts. The process has seen the number of primary courts drop to 41 from 60 with many of the smaller ones merged. Courts that were geographically close were...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 1:38am

Kayonza RPF cadres urged to champion human security

Members of Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) in Kayonza District have been urged to each play their respective role to completely uproot all forms of child labour in the district and also be at the forefront in solving other human security issues. The call was made over the weekend by the...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 1:32am

All saccos to be computerized by 2019, says RCA DG

Previously, there was rampant mismanagement and members have been complaining over a number of issues including unjustified contributions that were imposed without their consent, embezzlement of funds among others. The New Times’ Diane Mushimiyimana had a chat with Prof. Jean Bosco...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 12:34am

FEATURED: Fine wines at the second wine tasting at Kigali Marriott Hotel

If you’ve never been to a wine tasting, be aware that it is one of the most interesting events though a few matters of etiquette apply at most tastings. Wine tastings are events designed to give enthusiasts the opportunity to sample a range of wines. This Thursday saw many wine tasters...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 3:03pm