Bureaucracy and conflicting ministerial rules are still a major threat to free movement of professionals in the region as enshrined in the East African Community Common Market Protocol, a new survey has revealed.
The East African Community’s (EAC) last-minute efforts to have negotiations of the contentious Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) concluded before today’s deadline were dealt a huge blow after European Union (EU) delegates failed to turn up...
The latest Mo Ibrahim Index on African Governance (IIAG) published on Monday ranked Rwanda 11th out of 52 countries, with an overall governance score of 60.4 per cent, four places better than last year’s ranking.
TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) has unveiled a web-portal that will contain crucial information on trade and markets in the region. The web-portal, www.trademarkea.com, is a one-stop centre on information in trade, markets and integration.
The countrywide awareness campaign against gender-based violence and child abuse ended yesterday with a call on Rwandans to unite against the vice.
Business people, especially industrialists, should study the country’s monetary policy to understand better the market dynamics and contribute positively to the economy, Françoise Kagoyire, the National Bank of Rwanda director for supervision, has said.
Insurance services provider, Sonarwa Holdings co-chairman, Remi Oluwude, has died. The New Times has learnt that Oluwude, who founded Nigerian-based Industrial and General Insurance, which has a controlling 64.25 per cent stake in Sonarwa, passed on two days ago in a US hospital. He was 63.
RWANDAN PROFESSIONAL cyclist Adrien Niyonshuti has extended his contract with Team MTN-Qhubeka of South Africa Samsung ahead of the 2015 season.
THE U23 VOLLEYBALL national team head coach Paul Bitok is expected to name his provisional squad on Friday which will enter camp for the African U23 world championship qualifiers slated to be held in Egypt from November 4-16.
The long wait is over. Frankie Rukundo and Arthur Nkusi are Rwanda’s representatives in the ninth season of the biggest reality TV Show dubbed, Big Brother HotShots. The show officially premiers on October 5 on Dstv channels 197 and 198 and will run live for 91 days.
FIVE local musicians have released a colabbo as part of a new campaign aimed at sensitising Rwandans on the benefits proper nutrition.
I went bird watching (again!). This time round, I literally shot two birds with one stone. So did everybody else on the trip, actually.
He shifts his wiry frame in front of an easel that’s plastered with a white canvass he intends to paint something.
Isabelle Kamariza’s humility is a lesson on its own. The founder of Solid Africa, a non-governmental organisation that supports vulnerable patients, works from a plain office that tenants have stayed away from as it easily gets too hot. She doesn’t mind it though, as long as it serves the purpose.
As innovative, committed and hardworking as they may be, for a long time now, women entrepreneurs have had low participation in public tenders globally. This also applies to Rwanda, a country known for fair women representation in politics and the civil service, among other areas.
There is a universally held opinion among Rwandan employers that university graduates are half-baked and totally unprepared to compete in the labour market. And as someone who has interviewed a few young aspiring journalists, I can say that the sentiment holds a bit of truth.
Denis Moye, a distinctive English gentleman who in addition to a Land Rover also owned an old cream Morris Minor – an iconic car for the British – was my colleague at Nairobi High School. One evening around the middle of the month as we sipped some cold ones at...
3E Power is an Energy Development Company, that initially offered consultancy/advocacy services with focus on sustainable energy access, efficient energy supply and management. The Founder and CEO, ERIC KARININGUFU gives a brief insight into the activities of the company.
Africa New Life Ministries, an evangelical organization was founded in 2001 by Pastor Mugisha Charles and his wife Florence Mugisha in partnership with Pastor Fred Katagwa, Specioza Mukazaire and Pastor Elisee Rugambarara.
After pleading guilty of defilement in 2002, Ernst Kaitare, 33, was sentenced to 10 years at Nyarugenge Correctional facility. With tears running down his cheeks, Kaitare felt completely devastated and ‘buried’ all his dreams after the verdict was read to him. It seemed like his life had come to a...
There are so many campaigns going on in Rwanda and beyond, appealing to boys and men to get circumcised. A number of reasons explaining the importance of the surgery are given but some people are not yet convinced and they too have their reasons. This week, we bring you the...
A sultry atmosphere inside a closed room makes people of all ages lose water through excessive sweating. Their bodies are without shirts but wrapped in towels as they inhale fleshy grass aromas from herbs such as eucalyptus.
It all started in December 2008 with extreme back and neck pain for Aline Uwitonze. The 44-year-old resident of Kicukiro Sector in Kicukiro District dismissed the ailment as a mere ‘dislocation’ due to poor sleeping position.