Government leases e-waste facility

The Government is today expected to sign a ten-year lease agreement with a private investor to manage and operate the E-Waste Dismantling and Recycling facility located in Bugesera District. The private company has been identified as Enviroserve Rwanda Green Park (a subsidiary of the Emirati...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 12:00 AM

RURA approves Tigo takeover

The Board of Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has approved the acquisition of Tigo Rwanda Ltd by Airtel Rwanda Ltd. As such, RURA announced the transfer of all shares of Millicom International Cellular S.A in TIGO Rwanda to Airtel Rwanda Ltd. A statement signed by Beata Mukangabo, the...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 12:00 AM

Public schools warned against sending children home over fees

Rwandan Education Board (REB) has issued a warning to public schools against extra charges that are levied to parents which end up inhibiting students from attending school. The warning that was signed off by Janvier Gasana, follows reports that some students were being turned away from school at...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 12:00 AM

Single African Air Transport Market to be launched this week

African Union Heads of State will later this week launch the long-awaited Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The initiative, which is part of the wide 2063 Agenda, is tipped to usher in a new dawn for the continent’s aviation industry as it will “...

Monday, January 22, 2018, 12:00 AM

Kagame pardons 18 juveniles who passed national exams

President Kagame has pardoned 18 youth who were serving their respective sentences in Nyagatare juvenile Prison after displaying “good behavior and passing national examinations with very high grades,” according to the Cabinet resolution statement. The decision was announced on...

Saturday, January 20, 2018, 12:00 AM

Dar-Kigali railway a game changer – transport minister

The envisaged Standard Gauge Railway that will link the Tanzanian port of Dar es Salaam and Kigali is a game changer, the state minister for transport has said. “It is big in so many ways,” Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye told The New Times on Thursday. President Paul Kagame and his Tanzanian...

Friday, January 19, 2018, 12:00 AM

Mbanda elected Archbishop of Anglican Church

Dr Laurent Mbanda, the outgoing Bishop of Shyira Diocese has been elected as the next Archbishop and Primate of the Province of the Anglican Church of Rwanda, the Church has announced. The election took place on Wednesday morning during a meeting of the province’s House of Bishops at St...

Thursday, January 18, 2018, 12:00 AM

Volkswagen to announce plans for Rwanda plant this week

German car manufacturer Volkswagen (VW) is expected to make public its highly anticipated plans for setting up an assembly plant in Rwanda this week. The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Group South Africa, Thomas Schäfer, is expected to jet into the country for a...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 12:00 AM

Mahamat calls for urgency in self-financing of African Union

Moussa Faki Mahamat, the African Union Commission Chairperson has reiterated the need for financing the African Union agenda if the regional body is to become self-sustainable to guide the continent’s transformation. Mahamat was speaking at the opening ceremony of the a meeting of the Committee...

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 12:00 AM

Kagame, UN envoy Kohler discuss Western Sahara conflict

President Paul Kagame on Friday received UN secretary-general envoy and former German president Dr Horst Köhler at Village Urugwiro in Kigali. The two leaders discussed how the United Nations and the African Union can work together to bring lasting peace in the troubled Western Sahara region...

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 12:00 AM

Kagame promotes military, police officers

President Paul Kagame, in his capacity as Commander in Chief of Rwanda Defence Force (RDF), on Thursday promoted several officers, including generals, to different ranks. The President also elevated over 1,000 police officers to different ranks. Among the promotions in the RDF include Chief of...

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Iradukunda on the highs and lows of her reign as Miss Rwanda 2017

“I got to fly for the very first time. And I can drive my own car too.” Those are the words of Elsa Iradukunda, Miss Rwanda 2017 whose reign comes to an end next month. By her description, a year is a significant amount of time in which one can transform and accomplish many things. On February...

Friday, January 12, 2018, 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: Expanded mountain gorilla habitat 'to boost tourism’

The new plot of land donated to government is a timely boost to the ongoing effort to expand the habitat of the rare mountain gorillas and other wildlife in the Volcanoes National Park, officials and conservationists have said. The remarks were made at an event to donate 27.8 hectares of land to...

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 12:00 AM

WHO Director General visits Rwanda

The Director General of World Health Organisation (WHO) Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus arrived in Rwanda on Wednesday evening on a visit that will mainly focus on Universal Health Coverage. Upon arrival, Tedros was welcomed at Kigali International Airport by health minister Dr Diane Gashumba....

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 12:00 AM

Finance ministers to discuss progress on African Union self-financing

The African Union Commission in collaboration with Rwanda’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning has organized a meeting of the Committee of Ten Ministers of Finance (F10) responsible for the Financing of the African Union, according to a statement. The meeting that will take place in...

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 12:00 AM

Conservation body donates land to Volcanoes Park to expand habitat for gorillas

African Wild Foundation (AWF) will today hand over 27 hectares of land in the outskirts of Volcanoes National Park in the Northern Province, to boost the ongoing effort to expand the habitat of the rare mountain gorillas and other wildlife in the park. According to Rwanda Development Board (RDB...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 12:00 AM

Kagame meets Uganda foreign affairs minister in Kigali

President Paul Kagame, yesterday, met Uganda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa in Kigali in what was described as a “good discussion” on a number of issues the two neighbouring countries have interests in. According to Louise Mushikiwabo, Minister of Foreign Affairs,...

Saturday, January 6, 2018, 12:00 AM

SPONSORED: 2017, a year Rwanda set a solid foundation for green growth

For more than a decade, putting the environment at the center of Rwanda’s development has been a priority for the country. In 2010, this policy of fostering a green economy was made official with the introduction of a national Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy. Since then, Rwanda has...

Friday, January 5, 2018, 12:00 AM

Twitter rape claims: Victims’ quest for justice or social media abuse?

Since last week, social media have been awash with arguments surrounding alleged rape cases following strong claims made on an anonymous Twitter account. An individual using Twitter handle @my250tweets had by press time published the names and photos of four men — including some popular...

Thursday, January 4, 2018, 12:00 AM

Five more Rwandans deported from Uganda

They all say one common thing, “civilians gunmen” picking them up close to midnight, blindfolded and driven off to unknown destinations then forced to confess “things we don’t have a clue about”. This has become the tale of now six Rwandans--including one Fidele...

Saturday, December 30, 2017, 12:00 AM