RPF youth warned against complacency

There’s a growing concern among senior Rwandan leaders that the young generation is complacent and less interested in political participation partly due to the recent socio-economic strides registered since the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. It is against this background that the Rwanda...

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 12:22 AM

Varsity students create portal to teach new drivers traffic rules

It all started in 2016, when Chris Songa Musonera, a Rwandan student in China ha returned home and was set to train and acquire a driver’s license during his school break. The 23 year-old Software Engineer student, had been reading a lot in the media about Rwanda’s push for digital...

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 12:00 AM

Who is responsible for poor air quality in Rwanda?

The Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) and the Ministry of Environment commissioned a study to identify the sources of air pollution and when the report was released yesterday, the top culprits turned out to be vehicle emissions and cooking with charcoal or firewood. And now, REMA is...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 11:53 PM

Govt blames Kiziba camp unrest on refugee leaders

Following recent unrest in the Kiziba Refugee Camp, the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs has decided to dissolve the refugees’ executive committee. This decision follows investigations to ascertain causes of unrest in the Kiziba Camp. “Preliminary findings have...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 1:30 AM

New study says charcoal, car emissions leading air pollutants in Rwanda

A new study commissioned by the Ministry of Environment has revealed that motor vehicle emissions and biomass energy mostly from domestic cooking, are the biggest contributor to poor air quality in Rwanda. The report, which is set to be released this week but whose copy The New Timeshas seen,...

Monday, April 30, 2018, 10:55 AM

Presidents Kagame, Ouattara meet in Kigali

President Paul Kagame and his Ivorian counterpart Alassane Ouattara met last evening ahead of the 2018 Ibrahim Governance Weekend in Kigali. Ivory Coast President Ouattara arrived in the country on Wednesday. As part of my visit to Rwanda, I met this Thursday, April 26, 2018, with my host...

Friday, April 27, 2018, 10:38 AM

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