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Floods displace hundreds in Burera, Musanze, damage Genocide memorial

Floods destroyed over 190 houses in Burera and Musanze and also damaged Rugarama Genocide memorial. The rains which started at around 4am on Sunday triggered floods from various streams originating from Muhabura Volcano, with Rugarama, Gahunga, Cyuve and Gacaca Sectors the most hit. At least 197...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 9:58 AM

Mugiraneza enthroned as Bishop of Shyira Diocese

The Anglican Church of Rwanda, Sunday, enthroned Samuel Mugisha Mugiraneza as the new Bishop of Shyira Diocese, replacing Dr Laurent Mbanda, who was elected as the next Archbishop and Primate of the Province of the Anglican Church of Rwanda. The current Archbishop of Anglican Church in Rwanda,...

Monday, May 21, 2018, 4:52 AM

Premier launches multi-sectoral campaign against child stunting

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente on Thursday launched a nationwide campaign against malnutrition, which aims at completely eradicating stunting among children and all vices linked to poor feeding. The programme that was launched in Nyabihu District aims at scaling up coverage of high-impact health...

Friday, May 18, 2018, 12:09 PM

Mushikiwabo: Home grown solutions are more sustainable

Africans should strive to chart their own destiny and be at the forefront in seeking solutions to their problems, because solutions from elsewhere are never sustainable. This was the view advanced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Affairs, Louise Mushikiwabo, while speaking...

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 11:17 AM

National Security Symposium kicks off in Musanze

A three-day National Security Symposium opened at the Rwanda Defence Force Command and Staff College in Musanze District with contemporary security challenges in Africa on the agenda. The symposium brings together 45 students from 10 countries namely: Czech Republic, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 1:10 AM

Give us laptops, teachers tell govt

Teachers have appealed to the Government to give them laptops. They say this would allow them to use the gadgets both at and out of school and help them better prepare for classes and carry out research on the subjects they teach. The proposal came up last week during a meeting in Nyabihu...

Monday, May 14, 2018, 1:12 AM

Minister Mutimura: In-house production of textbooks will save taxpayers Rwf2bn

Government sees huge benefits in terms of cost effectiveness, quality assurance and efficiency by implementing the in-house textbook production policy for pre-primary, primary and secondary schools. This was said by the Minister for Education, Dr Eugene Mutimura, while visiting a team of over a...

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 1:09 AM

Nyabihu mayor, vice mayor resign

The mayor of Nyabihu District, Théoneste Uwanzwenuwe, and the district vice mayor in charge of social affairs, Clarisse Mukansanga, have resigned. The development was confirmed to Saturday Times yesterday by Jean-Damascène Gasarabwe, the Chairperson of Nyabihu District Advisory Council. “It...

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 1:07 AM

Rwf1bn equipment lies idle for 3 years at Musanze school

An assortment of training equipment and consumables has been lying idle at Busogo Technical School in Musanze District for the last three years, The New Times has established. The equipment are comprised of 165 different items, including consumables, all valued at Rwf1 billion and were meant to be...

Friday, May 11, 2018, 1:40 AM

Over 98 per cent of public schools in Gakenke implement school feeding

While various districts are still struggling to implement the school feeding programme for students in government-funded schools, Gakenke District has 98 per cent of the schools feeding their students. The programme, that was launched three years ago at schools under the 12-year basic education...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 12:09 AM

Primary school computer labs lie mostly unused

Primary Schools are yet to fully exploit ICT facilities at their disposal to help enhance digital literacy among pupils, officials have said. They also faulted schools for failing to promote learning that’s in line with the new competency-based curriculum since they do not leverage ICT tools...

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 12:16 AM

New drive to raise English proficiency in schools on

Officials from Rwanda Education Board (REB) have called on teachers to put in an extra effort to improve their proficiency in English – the country’s language of instruction. They say this will have a trickle-down effect on their students. The call was made on Wednesday during the...

Friday, May 4, 2018, 1:10 AM

Gakenke: RITCO bus catches fire, all 50 passengers walk unscathed

The bus belonging to public transporter, Rwanda Interlink Transport Company (RITCO), caught fire Friday morning along the Musanze-Kigali highway. The accident, which occurred around 8am, took place in Kivuruga, Gakenke District. The bus was heading to Kigali from Musanze District and it had on...

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 12:57 AM

Gakenke: RITCO bus catches Fire, all 50 passengers unhurt

The bus belonging to public transporter, Rwanda Interlink Transport Company (RITCO), caught fire Friday morning along the Musanze-Kigali highway. The accident, which occurred around 8am, took place at a place commonly known as Kivuruga in Bigogwe Village, Cyintare Cell,...

Friday, April 27, 2018, 10:13 AM

Tanzania defence college students, staff tour Rwanda Peace Academy

A delegation from National Defence College (NDC) of Tanzania, in Rwanda for a one-week study tour, on Wednesday visited the Musanze-based Rwanda Peace Academy (RPA) and commended the progress registered in the country since after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.  The delegation is led by...

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 11:26 PM

Efforts to combat smuggling across borders pay off

For years, Burera and Gicumbi districts had become synonymous with smuggling of illicit alcohol and drugs from across the border in Uganda. This smuggling activity is often conducted by a criminal network locally known as Abarembetsi. Residents in the two districts say that members of the...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 12:49 AM

Two feared dead in River Nyabarongo

Residents and local authorities in the districts of Gakenke and Kamonyi have mounted a search for two men who are feared to have drowned in River Nyabarongo. The incident happened on Sunday evening when a group of eight people all from Gakenke District were crossing River Nyabarongo in a...

Monday, April 9, 2018, 1:47 PM

New Genocide memorial to be constructed in Musanze District

Construction of a new Genocide memorial site that will host remains of more than 4,000 victims, currently kept in three separate dilapidated memorial sites, will start in the next four months, according to officials. This was announced over the weekend by Musanze District mayor, Jean-Damascène...

Monday, April 9, 2018, 12:09 AM

Young writers receive government backing

Schoolgoing youth have been urged to write books that tell human interest stories basing on the day-to-day life. The call was made last week in Musanze District during the launch of “Gira Igitabo Aho Uri” literacy campaign which loosely translates to “have a book whenever you are...

Monday, April 2, 2018, 1:11 AM

Musanze in early preps ahead of FEASSA 2018

Officials in Northern Province have said preparations are underway ahead of a regional inter-schools’ sports competition scheduled for August 10-20 in Musanze District. Rwanda will host the annual games organised by the Federation of East African Secondary School Sports Associations (...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 12:11 AM