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    Genocide: Rura bans BBC Kinyarwanda

    Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (Rura) yesterday suspended BBC Kinyarwanda service over a series of programmes by the British broadcaster which Genocide survivors and activists say minimise the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

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    30% of public tenders awarded unlawfully

    At least 30 per cent of contracts awarded by public entities in the country do not comply with the existing rules on public procurement, members of the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have heard.

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    Govt receives Rwf5bn to support evidence based policy planning

    The Government of Rwanda and One UN Rwanda yesterday signed a $7.2 million (approximately Rwf4.96 billion) funding deal.

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    Call for research-informed action

    Research conducted in higher institutions of learning should be translated into stand alone projects and action, officials from universities, Rwanda Education Board (REB), Ministry of Education and Rwanda Development Board have said.

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    Prime approach starts by:

    A real cover/protection: if you have an accident - we pay claims - immediately. The correct price: we spend more time, to understand what risk you are facing.

More efforts needed to get professional accountants

There is need for the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda (ICPAR) to work more closely with higher learning institutions in the country to produce more professional accountants needed to drive the country’s economic transformation.

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Best MFIs to be awarded as savings week kicks off

Activities to mark the annual savings week start today ahead of the World Savings Day on October 31. This year, the day will be celebrated under the them “Save now for a better future”. Amb. Claver Gatete, the Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, said the day is aimed at...

MTN cautions public against con men

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The public should beware of con men who take advantage of promotions by telecom firms to cheat unsuspecting customers.

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APR see off Etincelles to go top

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GOALS in either half by Bernabe Mubumbyi and Jean Claude Iranzi inspired APR to a 2-0 victory over Etincelles yesterday afternoon at Kicukiro artificial turf to go top of the National Football League standings

Rayon Sports petition Ferwafa over Sina saga

Rayon Sports have petitioned the Rwanda football governing body, Ferwafa over striker Jerome Sina whom they ‘bought’ from Police FC for a reported Rwf 11m, but was later claimed by another club.

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Big Brother warns Samantha, M’am Bea

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Biggie is kind and soft spoken but when you step on his toes then you risk facing his full wrath. On Thursday, Biggie reprimanded M’am Bea and Samantha after showing Housemates the video of the trust exercise and revealing a secret discussion between Samantha and M’am Bea. Samantha told M’am...

Kenzo to light up Big Brother eviction show

Fast rising dancehall star Eddy Kenzo will tomorrow, October 26, perform during the third 2014 Big Brother Africa eviction show.

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Muhammad and Rahma Nawaz bring beauty treat from Pakistan

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After financial problems forced Mohammed Haq Nawaz out of high school in his native Pakistan, he did what most people in his situation usually do: moving from his parent’s village home in search of what to do in town.

I taught myself music production online – Nshuti

Peter Nshuti a.k.a Trackslayer, is producer at Touch Records in Nyamirambo who has cut a niche as one of atop Hip-hop music producers in Rwanda.

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What is the fate of the rural woman in Rwanda?

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On October 25, 2014, Rwanda will join the rest of the world to celebrate the International Rural Women’s Day under the theme “Let’s support each other in the journey of self-reliance.”

The life of a female taxi driver

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The sight of a woman driving a taxi is something we don’t see every day. The taxi business is male dominated given the tough conditions that come with the job like working long odd hours. And traditionally, society still frowns at a woman who works as a taxi driver.

Together we can make a better and safer world

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Yesterday, Rwanda once more joined the global community in celebrating the United Nations (UN) Day, which constitutes the anniversary of the founding of the UN on October 24th, 1945. The signing of the UN’s Charter in San Francisco, USA, on that day was a solemn pledge to the world’s people...

Ebola’s next frontier

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NEW DELHI – Which countries, beyond those in West Africa, are most susceptible to the Ebola epidemic? Most epidemiologists do not fear much for the developed world, with its effective quarantine measures and tracking procedures, or even for sparsely populated developing countries. An outbreak could easily be contained in both...

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Editorial cartoon of the day

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The first week of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) sitting in Kigali started off on the wrong footing as members have persisted on a continual adjournment until an indiscipline case against one member is tabled before the House.

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Celebrating the UN at 69

The large room had several strategically placed round, high, white-clothed tables with pretty flowers on top. It was a typical setting for a cocktail.

Job Vacancy: Short-term Consultancy

The Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC) in cooperation with the GIZ Decentralization and Good Governance Program is seeking to recruit an individual consultant to update the service delivery charters for local governments.

Isange One Stop Center: Ejecting GBV from our communities through holistic, multi-sectoral approaches

Gender based violence (GBV) remains a widespread occurrence that spans centuries, that in the past it was almost expected and accepted. Its seriousness, effects and how communities respond and work towards its elimination varies from country to country.

UN Day 2014

Rwanda is currently experiencing one of the fastest periods of growth and socioeconomic progress in its history, largely due to its strong and innovative government leadership and support from development partners, such as the United Nations (UN).

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Why report cards are very important

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Excellent performance! More effort needed! Pull up your socks! It is not too late to improve! You could have performed better if it was not for the bad company! Keep it up! Balance your efforts!

Career: Carpentry, the profession that embraces everyone

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We continue to see many children who call streets home. These children do not have any skill which they can use to earn a living and the little money they get through illegal activities such as stealing and prostitution is spent on drugs like marijuana and ‘petrol’ for sniffing which...

Going the miles for the dignity of women

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In the true sense of the word, Barbara Margolies comes out as a firm woman. There is an unmistakable element of seriousness about her. But all that is when you are giving out a first-time impression of her. Yes, until you have talked about the thing that she seems to...

Mother and child care week impacts lives at Rutongo Hospital

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Silvie Mukundwa, a resident of Masoro sector, Rulindo District, Northern Province, saw her 4-year-old son suddenly develop many symptoms such as running nose, watery eyes, swollen eyelids and sneezing.