Ivorian President jets in

President of Ivory Coast Alassane Ouattara yesterday arrived in the country for a three-day visit. He is expected to take part at the presentation of Mo Ibrahim Prize that will be given to the former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The Award ceremony is part of the 2018 Ibrahim...

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 10:32 AM

We are looking to enhance water transport on Lake Kivu – TradeMark Executive

Last month, TradeMark East Africa signed a mega deal with the Government of Rwanda to boost regional trade. The deal, worth USD 53 million will support Rwanda’s industrialization agenda which is geared towards increasing the country’s exports. In an interview with Business Times...

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 9:36 AM

Rwandan honoured for effort to conserve grey crowned crane

A Rwandan conservation leader working to save the endangered and symbolic grey crowned crane was on Wednesday presented with the prestigious Whitley Award by HRH The Princess Royal in London. Olivier Nsengimana, the founder of Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Association (RWCA), received his award at...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 11:46 PM

Land transfers go online

By Athan Tashobya Transactions related to transfer of land titles by sale will be done via Irembo portal effective May 1, 2018, the Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority (RLMUA) has announced. Operated by Rwanda Online, Irembo is an online platform on which several e-Government services can be...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 11:26 PM

Amazing Grace radio station loses licence

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) on Tuesday revoked the broadcasting licence of Amazing Grace Christian Radio. The revocation, according to RURA Spokesperson Anthony Kulamba, follows failure by the FM radio station to comply with the regulator’s sanctions taken after a...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 11:23 PM

Transfer of land title goes online

The Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority (RLMUA), has announced that transactions related to transfer of land title by sale will be done via Irembo portal effective May 01, 2018. Irembo is an e-Government online platform which enables the access and provision of government services in...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 3:13 PM

RPF, Communist Party of China to deepen ties

Officials from a Chinese top think-tank are in the country at the invitation of the governing Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi), a visit that is aimed at, among others, formalising relations between Rwanda and China. The delegation, which is led by Dr JI Zhiye, comes from China Institute for...

Friday, April 20, 2018, 12:03 AM

Rwanda scoops Global Tourism Leadership Award at key summit

Rwanda has been awarded the inaugural Global Tourism Leadership Award by the World Tours and Tourism Council (WTTC). Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente received the award Wednesday at the Global Tourism summit in Argentina’s capital of Buenos Aires. The award is in recognition of the country...

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 11:49 PM

Rwanda scoops Global Tourism Leadership Award

Rwanda has been awarded the inaugural Global Tourism Leadership Award by the World Tours and Tourism Council (WTTC). Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente received the award Wednesday at the ongoing Global Tourism summit in Argentina’s capital of Buenos Aires. The award is in...

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 12:57 PM

Rwanda Investigation Bureau will help speed up justice delivery – officials

The recently established Rwanda Investigation Bureau yesterday took over the criminal investigation function from Rwanda National Police, at an event that also saw the launch of the new organ. The newly-established agency will strengthen Rwanda’s justice system in order to effectively...

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 1:41 AM

East Africa growth prospects strong – World Bank report

Economic growth in Africa rebounded, but “not fast enough” in recent past, according to Africa’s Pulse, a bi-annual analysis of the state of African economies conducted by the World Bank, released on Wednesday in Washington. The report, which was released during the World Bank...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 11:21 PM

RDF explains crossing of two soldiers into DR Congo territory

The Rwanda Defence Forces has downplayed the incident in which two Rwandan soldiers were on Monday arrested within about 10m inside the neighbouring DR Congo. Two RDF soldiers – an officer and a non-commissioned office – who had been held by the Congolese armed forces (FARDC) were...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 1:00 AM

RDF explains arrest of soldiers on DR Congo territory

The Rwanda Defense Force (RDF) Spokesperson Lt. Col Innocent Munyengango has downplayed the incident in which two Rwandan soldiers were on Monday arrested within about 10 metres inside the Democratic Republic of Congo. Two RDF soldiers who had been held by the Congolese armed forces (FARDC) were...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 11:24 AM

Genocide suspects in UK face fresh investigation

Five key suspects of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi currently on British soil have been placed under fresh investigations, UK Metropolitan Police has told The New Times. Eleven years ago, Rwanda issued indictments detailing the crimes the five men – all of whom held key leadership...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 1:07 AM

Energy for all realistic target, says UN envoy

According to UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), energy is at the centre of every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Be it for jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing income, access to energy for all is essential. However, according to Rachel...

Monday, April 16, 2018, 2:23 AM

Private sector commits to fight Genocide ideology

Members of the Private Sector Federation (PSF) have vowed to foster unity and inclusive economic transformation as the two will go a long way in fighting discrimination and genocidal tendencies. According to Stephen Ruzibiza, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PSF, some influential business...

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 1:29 AM

Polish foreign minister challenges int’l community on genocide

Poland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Jacek Krzysztof Czaputowicz has said the international community bears the responsibility to prevent possible future genocide crimes anywhere in the world. Czaputowicz, who is on an official visit to Rwanda, was yesterday addressing journalists after...

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 12:58 AM

Pressure mounts on UK over Genocide fugitives it hosts

The Minister for Justice, Johnston Busingye, has said he believes that “nothing has changed yet” in as far as how Rwanda and Britain view cases of Genocide fugitives who continue to walk freely in the United Kingdom. He made the remarks shortly after a closed door meeting with Jo Lomas...

Friday, April 13, 2018, 12:33 AM

Fresh call for Britain to arrest Genocide fugitives

The Rwandan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Yamina Karitanyi, has said that at a time when Genocide deniers keep changing strategies in an attempt to deny the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Rwandans will never give up on fighting them. Karitanyi was speaking at an event to commemorate...

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 12:35 AM

Rwandan peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

One Rwandan peacekeeper was killed and eight others wounded in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) during an exchange of fire with armed elements on Tuesday, April 10. One of the injured members of RDF remains in critical condition, according to the reports from Bangui. The incident followed a...

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 12:29 AM