Airport check-in eased as Kigali International Airport introduces vehicle scanner

For those users of Kigali International Airport, a common inconvenience has been the first checkpoint where a traveler previously had to carry luggage out of the car for dogs to sniff and carry it back in. The good news is that they will no longer have to go through the time consuming hustle as a...

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 5:04 PM

Rwanda ponders ban on single-use plastics

Government is considering revising the current law on plastic products with the goal of banning single-use plastic materials such as straws, disposable cutleries among others, Environment minister Dr Vincent Biruta has said. Speaking in Kigali at the launch the National Environment Week on Tuesday...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 5:00 AM

SA star Zahara sings in Kigali, conquers hearts

South African singer Zahara known for the song ‘Loliwe’ performed in Kigali on Friday evening at Kigali Jazz Junction and left her audience mesmerised. Asked to described Zahara’s performance at Friday’s Jazz Junction, Jacky Kalisa, one of her fans told Saturday Times that...

Monday, May 28, 2018, 12:57 AM

African media challenged to adopt Pan-African mindset

The African media has a key role in ensuring that people from the continent regain their Pan-African consciousness and positive attitude about their continent. The statement was made by the Minister for Local Government, Francis Kaboneka, while addressing the Pan-African Movement conference in...

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 5:21 AM

I am so excited to be in Rwanda – Zahara

If you are in Kigali, there is something you cannot afford to miss – Zahara’s concert. She will be playing at the Kigali Jazz Junction, a popular monthly concert that takes place on the last Friday of the month at the Kigali Serena Hotel. Zahara, 30, who is in Rwanda for the very first...

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 5:56 PM

Pan-Africanism: Clerics urged on transformational sermons

Religious leaders have been urged to preach to their congregations Pan-Africanist sermons, which resonate with the needs and aspirations of Rwandans and Africans in general. According to Anglican Bishop John Rucyahana, for so long, Christians were made to believe that the rich will never inherit...

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 4:46 PM

Rwanda-Arsenal deal: What does the country stand to benefit?

On Wednesday, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and the London-based soccer team, Arsenal Football Club, announced an unprecedented deal that Rwanda would become the official tourism partner of the premier league club. The three-year partnership, which will see the new “Visit Rwanda” logo...

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 4:47 AM

‘Pan-African week’ to focus on media, creative industry

Pan-African Movement-Rwanda Chapter (PAM-Rwanda) on Monday kicked off a week-long senstisation campaign leading to the celebration of the African Liberation Day that is slated for Friday. During the week, different activities that include an international conference, public talks, exhibition on...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 5:44 AM

Environment ministry leads drive against disposable water bottles

The Minister for Environment has announced that the institution will no longer use disposable plastics such as water bottles, cups and straws. In a post on Twitter, the Minister for Environment, Dr Vincent Biruta, said that the institution will instead switch to sustainable and reusable...

Monday, May 21, 2018, 4:59 AM

Survivors: Theodor Meron is a shame to international justice

Genocide survivors and government officials have reiterated their disappointment in American Judge Theodor Meron of the Mechanism of International Criminal Tribunals (MICT), over a number of decisions he has presided over, which they say are not in the interest of justice. Meron is currently the...

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 4:37 AM

Kigali Marathon: How to make the race a top sporting event

When the maiden Kigali International Peace Marathon was held 14 years ago, Uganda’s Joseph Nsubuga and Margret Nakindu swept the top prizes in the men and women races, respectively. Rwanda’s Epiphanie Nyirabambe finished third and was the only Rwandan to get a podium finish. The...

Friday, May 18, 2018, 3:49 AM

Apex Biotech to open $18 million drug plant in Kigali

Apex Biotech Ltd, a pharmaceutical manufacturing firm co-owned by Rwandans and Bangladeshi investors is expected to open within the next nine months, officials say. Stakeholders are optimistic that at a time when non-communicable diseases continue to claim more lives than any other disease group,...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 4:25 PM

Supreme Court pushes Kizito Mihigo’s appeal to June 11

Supreme Court on Monday ruled to adjourn the appeal hearing of musician Kizito Mihigo and his co-accused, Jean-Paul Dukuzumuremyi to June 11. The two appeared before court on Monday morning without their third co-accused Cassien Ntamuhanga, who escaped from Mpanga International prison in October...

Monday, May 14, 2018, 10:01 PM

Rwanda Investigation Bureau challenged on professionalism, humility

Upholding the highest professional ethics and humility will go a long way in a ensuring the success of the newly established Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB), Justice Minister Johnston Busingye has said. The Minister was opening a three-day retreat of senior management of the investigation agency...

Sunday, May 13, 2018, 12:48 AM

Youth urged to create digital solutions to help tackle HIV and AIDS

As disruptive technologies continue to emerge in Rwanda and across the African market in general, young innovators have been challenged to create digital innovations that can help tackle health epidemics such as HIV and AIDS. This came up during an Imbuto Foundation Youth Forum held Tuesday on the...

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 1:06 AM

Four years later, 95% of Rwanda covered with 4G Internet

During the first edition of 2013 Transform Africa summit, ktRN unveiled 4G LTE network on the Rwandan soil and the plan was to rollout the fastest internet at that time to the rest of the country in the next 5 years. Four years later, the entire country is covered with 4G LTE thanks to the joint...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 9:51 PM

Youth urged to create digital solutions to help tackle HIV and AIDS

As disruptive technologies continue to emerge in Rwanda and across the African market in general, young innovators have been challenged to create digital innovations that can help tackle health epidemics such as HIV and AIDS. This came up during an Imbuto Foundation Youth Forum held ...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 12:26 PM

Rwanda, Japan sign deal to share technology expertise

Japan has renewed its commitment to Rwanda’s technological transformation through an agreement aimed at promoting cooperation in the field of ICT. The Memorandum of Cooperation, signed on Tuesday between the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan (MIC) and Rwanda’s...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 12:48 AM

TAS 2018: Experts call for inclusive policies, infrastructure to drive Africa’s connectivity

While Africa is on the verge of a technological revolution, telecommunication players are agitating for the addressing of policy bottlenecks to position digital connectivity as a key enabler of the continental’s transformation. The experts were speaking Monday at the Transform Africa...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 12:12 AM

RURA warns cooking gas dealers against cheating

The Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) business, which involves sale of cooking gas, has in the recent past been marred by malpractices, where some retailers deliberately do not observe standard measurements while others have a habit of using cylinders owned by other operators. As more Rwandans ditch...

Monday, May 7, 2018, 1:49 AM