PAC grills RAB officials over wasteful spending

Officials at the Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) have come under fire during the ongoing public hearings by the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which has warned the agency against what it calls wasteful spending.

Plans to provide decent housing for poor city residents gain momentum

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Kigali City residents living in informal dwellings could soon acquire decent homes under a new initiative by the authorities, the real estate sector players and other key stakeholders.

Rwandan films to enter Chinese market under new deal

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The local content production industry has received a huge boost following the signing of a cultural co-operation deal where local films will be broadcast in China.

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Sam exit leaves England a laughing stock

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LONDON - As Sam Allardyce beat a shame-faced retreat from Wembley after being forced out as England manager, his place as a punchline in the national team's ever-expanding hall of shame was already etched in stone.

Ntakiyimana, Nyirarukundo are athletes of the year

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APR ATHLETICS CLUB DUO of Emmanuel Ntakiyimana and Salome Nyirarukundo have been named by Rwanda Athletics Federation (RAF) as the 2015/16 best athletes of the season.

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Rwanda’s visual arts journey told through documentary

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A documentary about the evolution of Rwanda’s visual art has been launched. Titled In the eye of the Artist, the documentary, by David Helft, a French filmmaker was premiered during the opening of a visual art exhibition hosted by Inganzo Arts Centre.

[PHOTOS]: Modernity blends with culture at fashion show

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IT was a blend of modernity and culture at the Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show held over the weekend. Local fashion designers showcased a variety of unique designs at the glamorous fashion show on Saturday evening at Sports View Hotel in Remera.

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MY WEDDING: We agreed to abstain until marriage, says Nibomari

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Elvis Nibomari, a research officer at the Office of the Government spokesperson and his wife Liliane Umukobwa first met in 2011 at Universal church in town. A friendship developed which later resulted into marriage 4 years later. The couple talked to Sunday Times’ Donah Mbabazi about their love story.

Rwandans should own their culture – Rugamba

Raoul Rugamba is the Managing Director for Hobe Agency and is also a producer of Hobe Rwanda projects that was part of the team that organised the Rwanda Day. The 27 year old talked to Sunday Magazine’s Sharon Kantengwa on his thoughts about the tourism and hospitality industry in the...

[VIDEO]: Aspire Rwanda gives vulnerable girls wings to fly

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Last week,over 50 girls graduated from Aspire Rwanda. These are girls who dropped out of school due to financial constraints and unwanted pregnancies, among other causes.

Meet Uwase, the young woman making spaghetti from Rwanda's tasty sweet potatoes

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Larissa Uwase is a co-founder of Carl Group, an agricultural-based organisation that aims at adding value to different agricultural products. The firm hopes to produce and introduce many nutritious products made from local crops on the market in a bid to improve the health of Rwandans.

Wetlands: When threatened, nature will always fight back

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At a glance, wetlands - large expanses of swamps - seem like public nuisances, a waste of space; occupying prime land which could otherwise be turned into sprawling shopping malls, hotels or theme parks devoid of any green. Indeed, several wetlands in the Nile Basin have undergone degradation due to...

Investing in real estate in Rwanda as an expat

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As someone who works in real estate, one of the questions I often get is, “Do you think buying a house in Kigali makes sense for me as an expat?” My answer to this question has varied over time to the point where the need to reflect on this issue...

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EDITORIAL CARTOON

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Most road accidents are caused by drunk drivers.

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Nyamagabe District: Committed to accelerating social-economic development

Situated in the south-west, Nyamagabe is one of the 8 districts that comprise the Southern Province. It is surrounded by the districts of Karongi and Ruhango in the North, Nyanza and Huye on the East, Nyaruguru in the South, Rusinzi and Nyamasheke on the West.

SORAS is a reliable insurer - Abiyingoma

Abiyingoma Aimable speaks with an aura of joy and satisfaction. A joy derived from the recent total repair of his vehicle and put back to the road after an accident.

African leaders insist universal jurisdiction should not be abused in any way

The purpose of Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) is to assist the African Union and all its institutions, in effectively addressing the seemingly intractable security challenges, confronting the continent.

UNIVERSITY OF TOURISM, TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS STUDIES -

UTB is a private institution of higher learning committed to providing programmes that are fir for purpose and credible in line with the requirements of the Rwandan Framework for Higher Education and Associated code of practice.

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TVET targets: What it will take to meet the 2018 deadline

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It is 10:00 am in the morning; Albert Kalisa a third year student of civil engineering and construction technology at IPRC Kicukiro is using a set of tools in the workshop to erect a wall. As he reaches out for the trowel, he realizes that the struts would not be...

Akilah launches modern hospitality management lab

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Students training in hospitality management and tourism at Akilah Institute for women will acquire modern skills in the service sector, thanks to a new lab that was launched at the school main grounds in Kibagabaga last week.

World's first baby born from new procedure using DNA of three people

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The world’s first baby to be born from a new procedure that combines the DNA of three people appears to be healthy, according to doctors in the US who oversaw the treatment. The baby was born on 6 April after his Jordanian parents travelled to Mexico where they were cared...

Family planning: Why are women shunning contraceptives?

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Although most Rwandans have embraced family planning to ensure healthy and manageable families, it is not yet time to celebrate.