EAC govts urged to streamline oil and gas industry tax regimes


East African Community (EAC) governments have been urged to streamline the oil and gas taxation industry regimes to make the sector more attractive to serious investors.

Flydubai 2014 net profits up by 12%

Flydubai, a United Arab Emirates-based budget airline, which entered the Rwandan market last year, has announced plans to increase flights from the region to Dubai, a statement from the firm indicates.


Uwizeyimana is 10th in Circuit International d'Algerie


Rwandan rider Bonaventure Uwizeyimana finished 10th in yesterday’s Circuit International d’Algerie as the Grand Tour d’Algerie got underway in Algeria.

Meet Mukunzi, Rwanda's volleyball ace


The national volleyball team captain Christophe Mukunzi believes volleyball, just like any other sport, can be a source of livelihood if one takes it serious.

Musicians upbeat as Guma Guma kicks off tonight


The Primus Guma Guma Superstar season five, (PGGSS5) competition kicks off with the pre-selections tonight at Gikondo Expo Grounds; The New Times talked to some artistes to share their views about the annual music competition.

Nyama Choma Festival on today


Today, all roads will lead to La Palisse Nyandungu for the mouth watering Nyama Choma Festival, at 11a.m.

Inside the champagne life of campus girls


Nadia (not real name) is a third year student at COSTECH. When she joined university, she stayed in a low cost hostel commonly known as “Dusaidi” with her mind focused on school to study hard, graduate, get a nice job and generally live her dream.

DEBATE: Should the bill be split?


Women want men, not misers! I’m more than certain that when God told Adam that after eating the forbidden fruit, his punishment was that he would sweat and tire for the good of his family, He meant it.

Uwimana: The primary school dropout who is uplifting vulnerable women


If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself and try again. And Fatuma Uwimana did just that.

VIDEO: COCOKI: Home to women who have tailored their way to prosperity


For many years, 45-year-old Bertha Uwamwiza tried out several businesses including selling perishable foods, but it did not work. However, in 2006, the mother of five ventured into tailoring and it marked her first step to success.

Why we should make Internet a public utility


The US has set the global pace after its media regulator, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), approved net neutrality rules making the internet a public utility. This gives the web official recognition as critical infrastructure, such as highways or water, making it an entitlement in the US.

EDITORIAL: Successful implementation of NCIPs will depend on citizen participation

East African Community Heads of State that share the Northern Corridor Integration Projects (NCIP), are meeting in Kigali today to assess the progress of several projects undertaken by the group.


Cartoon of the Day


Though hospitals should continue supporting patients who cannot foot their medical bills, this is not sustainable in the long-run. Therefore, mechanisms should be put in place to empower the masses so that they are able to meet their health needs.

Towards achieving MDGs targets

FH Rwanda, an international development organization, has been working in partnership with communities and local leadership in priority communities to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.

Made in Rwanda: Let us consume local to reduce trade deficit

The industrial sector in Rwanda is currently small contributing on average 19.2% of GDP. The Government of Rwanda has however developed an environment that promotes competitiveness and growth in a bid to creating boom for worldwide exporting.

Recruitment of a Technical Advisor to the Rwanda National Investment Trust (RNIT) ltd

1. Background The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning established an independent asset management company the ‘Rwanda National Investment Trust Limited [RNIT Ltd]’ with the aim of promoting assets (fund) management industry.

ISPA: Bringing unique, fast internet connection services

ISPA, the best high speed internet access service provider in Rwanda ofers Unlimited Broadband Internet for both Home and Business users depending on one’s requirements. ISPA is inflencing the service parameters and finalizinga plan to realize desired results on a constant basis.

Why school clubs are very important


In my former secondary school, it was compulsory for every student to join at least two clubs. The clubs to pick from included the Debating Club, Youth Alive, Young Christian Students and Interact among others.

EFOTEK's miracle vegetable garden


Parents send their children to school to acquire knowledge and skills. Most schools, however, have been blamed for pumping too many theories into the learners’ minds with very little focus on practical education.

Major diseases you need to routinely test for


Gustave Kananura, 28, a resident of Kanombe, a Kigali city suburb, confesses that visiting the hospital for a medical engagement is out of the question, unless he is feeling sick.

Epilepsy: Causes and solutions

‘Epilepsy’ means a tendency to have recurrent seizures. A seizure is any abnormal involuntary movement. Normally there are multiple neuronal circuits in the brain which work together for synchronous activity, but because of various reasons, this circuit is sometimes disturbed. This is manifested in the form of abnormal movements of...