[Video] Uwacu: The sports enthusiast handed the mantle of leadership


Julienne Uwacu, the surprise pick for Minister for Sports and Culture, is no novice to sports. In an exclusive interview, the minister told the The New Times that she is determined to take sports to the next level and her determination is backed by a passion for sports and track...


RSB tightens quality noose on wine makers


The quality of banana wines could soon improve significantly, thanks to the new push by the Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) to improve quality in the industry.

Tough central bank guidelines tame third party insurance underselling

The move by the central bank to introduce a minimum rate for third party insurance premiums has helped tame the vice of underselling, which had taken root in the local insurance sector.


APR will play attacking football - Mashami


APR interim coach Vincent Mashami says the army side will play an attacking game in today’s Orange Champions League preliminary round return leg clash against Liga Desportiva de Maputo at Amahoro stadium, kickoff at 3:30pm.

Dufourg outlines plans to transform Ferwafa into a sponsorship magnet


Ferwafa recently appointed Jerome Dufourg as the head of marketing and communications, a new role at the local football governing body. The Frenchman is expected to bring in sponsorship for next season’s topflight league and national team engagements.

Japan film festival opens in Kigali


The Japanese film festival started on Thursday evening at the Goethe Institut in Kiyovu, Kigali. The three-day event will feature two movies every day.

Kaizen club signs Urban Boys


Kabeza-based Kaizen nightclub and its branch, Top Chef in Nyamirambo have signed contracts with Urban Boys, to perform exclusively at their clubs for four months.

Bars turn into drinking haven for minors as owners turn a blind eye


Alcohol is strictly not for sale to persons under 18. All alcoholic drinks come with this warning.

DEBATE: Would you tell your spouse that you were raped?


Yes, keeping it would only haunt me Rape is a nightmare for anybody. With it, comes psychological trauma and in most cases, it has a lot to do with relationship disorders or misunderstandings.

Simbi: How we pulled off Miss Rwanda 2015


It’s a beauty pageant, not a fashion show. A lady who did not agree with people criticising the slow catwalk during the recently concluded Miss Rwanda 2015 finale at Kigali Serena Hotel remarked.

ASK THE COUNSELOR: Am I missing out on family?

How does one balance between family life, work and business? I am a 32-year-old mother of two. I have a day job and a business that I run with my husband who also has a job.

The power of women and how they can turn politics around


South Sudan women activists have just concluded a strategic meeting in Kigali to set “priorities for the transitional period” as the country struggles to find a sustainable solution in the ongoing conflict.

EDITORIAL: Social media can enhance citizen participation

As has been the case for the last couple of years, one does not have to be physically present during major state functions; they can easily follow proceedings from the comfort of their homes, thanks largely to the spread of social media.


Editorial cartoon of the day


Alcohol is strictly not for sale to persons under 18. All alcoholic drinks come with this warning. But despite this warning, the rate at which minors are consuming alcohol is alarming. And it’s not that they are consuming it in hiding. In most bars, alcohol is served to these minors without a question being asked.

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 demand for vocational education is on the increase


Although vocational education is considered as a path taken by academic failures, the global trend is changing this perception as the global education policy shifts to technical and vocational education. Globally, conventional schooling is gradually giving way to Vocational Education and Training. And this trend is not any different in...

Let us promote debates in schools


I consider students’ active participation in debates as a good strategy that schools should adopt to empower young people with many important skills that adequately prepare them for adult responsibilities. Ideally, all schools should have vibrant debate clubs.

Pill taken before, after sex may prevent HIV


AN HIV prevention pill taken by gay men before and after sex reduced the risk of virus transmission by 86 percent, according to the results of a clinical trial released Tuesday.

Reasons why you may not be conceiving


I have gone through grief before. I have experienced heart-wrenching relationship-breakdowns, lost dear ones, felt excruciating pain which can be endured over time. And yet none of that can compare to the pain of failing to get a child,” Claire Uwase says.