Commonwealth leaders discuss growth, devt

President Paul Kagame Wednesday morning took part in a high-level round table discussion on the ‘State Fragility, Growth and Development' at the ongoing Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London.   The discussion focused on encouraging and promoting...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 1:52 PM

Genocide fugitive arrested in Cameroon

Philippe Hategekimana, alias Biguma, a Genocide fugitive who has been living in Yaoundé, Cameroon has been arrested on the basis of an international arrest warrant issued by French authorities, it has emerged. Since his naturalisation as a French citizen, Hategekimana...

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 6:11 PM

#MLK50: Since his assassination 50 years ago, what do you know about Martin Luther King?

In 1968, civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, then 39, was shot and killed on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. That’s 50 years ago today. As the world remembers him, we look at his early life and some of the things that you might not have known about MLK...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 4:47 PM

Rwanda Cricket Stadium up for International award

The recently inaugurated Rwanda Cricket stadium located in Gahanga sector of Kicukiro District has been nominated for ArchDaily's 2018 Building of the Year Awards. ArchDaily is the most visited architecture website worldwide with over 500,000 daily readers and about 160 million page...

Friday, February 2, 2018, 12:00 AM

Jazz artistes pay tribute to Hugh Masekela

When news broke of the passing of jazz legend Hugh Masekela on Tuesday, messages of condolences from fans and fellow musicians poured in from near and far. The New Times caught up with a number of jazz musicians to find out how they received the news of Masekela’s demise.  Stella Tushabe Jazz...

Friday, January 26, 2018, 12:00 AM

Rwanda’s Ngoga is new EALA speaker

Former Rwanda Prosecutor-General Martin Ngoga has been elected Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA).   Ngoga garnered 33 votes from 36 votes cast in an exercise held at the East African Community (EAC) headquarters in Arusha Tuesday evening. He becomes the first Rwandan to...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 12:00 AM

Inaugural competitive karaoke slated for Christmas Eve

Singers, start your warm-ups! Kigali’s first-ever organised competitive karaoke contest is finally here, and the stakes will be high as singers take to the stage at Club 514 at Kisementi in Kigali.   Dubbed, ‘The Caro-OK Festive Sing-Off’, the competition will bring together a host of karaoke...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 12:00 AM

PM Ngirente: We all have a duty to promote child rights

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente Thursday joined almost 500 children representatives from across the country, for the 12th National Children Summit at Parliament. While opening the meeting, the Premier called upon parents to be good role models for children. This year’s summit was held under the...

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 12:00 AM

Gov’t, World Bank sign Rwf 104 Billion deal to boost Energy Sector

The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank on Monday signed the first Energy Sector Development Policy Operation (DPO) financing agreement worth US$ 125 Million (approximately Rwf 104 Billion). The financial support which is in form of a concessional loan will enable sustainable expansion of...

Monday, December 4, 2017, 12:00 AM

National e-Waste recycling facility launched

On Monday, environment minister, Vincent Biruta and a number of guests launched Rwanda’s first National e-Waste recycling facility located in Bugesera District. Although the facility worth Rwf 1.26bn is under the ministry of trade, industry (MINICOM), it was funded by Rwanda Green Fund....

Monday, December 4, 2017, 12:00 AM

Blankets and Wine returns bigger and better

After hosting the first edition in August this year, organisers of the Blankets and Wine have announced that a second edition of the event will take place on December 17 at Kigali Golf Course in Nyarutarama. Blankets and Wine is a one-day experience of music, fashion, food and play held quarterly...

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12:00 AM

Tour du Rwanda: Areruya wins stage three

Stage three results – 95km Joseph Areruya (Dimension data for Qhubeka) 02h23’25 Edwin Avila (Team Illuminate) 02h23’25 Jean Paul Rene Ukiniwabo (Team Rwanda) 02h23’23 Simon Pellaud (Team Illuminate)      02h23’25 Metkel Eyob (Dimension...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 12:00 AM

UPDATE: TOUR DU RWANDA

STAGE TWO Tuesday is Stage Two of Tour du Rwanda and the riders will be heading west for longest stage in this year's race and second longest in history of the tournament. The 180km race has six climbs. Back in 2014, the Tour du Rwanda registered its longest stage in history when riders had to...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 12:00 AM

UPDATE: Rwandans go to the polls

Millions of Rwandans across the country on Friday headed to polls to elect the next head of state. By 7pm, all the 2,340 polling stations and 16,691 polling rooms were open and they close at 3pm to pave way for the tallying process. The Executive Secretary National Electoral Commission (NEC),...

Friday, August 4, 2017, 12:00 AM

UPDATE: Rwandans in Diaspora cast votes

Rwandans in Diaspora started casting their votes on Thursday, a day before voters in the country also make their choice on who should lead the country for the next seven years. More than 44,000 registered Diaspora voters from the different countries across the world are set to cast their vote....

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 12:00 AM

Kagame: RPF is committed to dev't, security and prosperity for all

President Paul Kagame, the flag-bearer of the governing Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF)-Inkotanyi, has said that, should he win the August 4 poll – as widely expected – he’ll continue to prioritise security and inclusive growth. He was Wednesday addressing his second campaign rally...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 12:00 AM

NEC approves Kagame, 2 other candidates ahead of August presidential elections

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) today gave the green light to three candidatures to contest the upcoming presidential elections slated for August 4. They are incumbent President Paul Kagame, from the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF)-Inkotanyi, Frank Habineza, of the Democratic Green Party of...

Friday, July 7, 2017, 12:00 AM

Blankets and Wine comes to Kigali

One ofEast Africa’s most sought after events, Blankets and Wine, will this August debut in Kigali. The outdoor music and fun festival, that started in Nairobi back in 2008, is also a favourite on Kampala’s social events calendar. Now the event is scheduled to take place at Kigali's Golf Club...

Thursday, June 29, 2017, 12:00 AM

Ecologist killed by rhinoceros at Akagera Park

An ecologist, Krisztián Gyöngyi, was Wednesday morning killed by a rhinoceros in Akagera National Park while out tracking animals in the park.  This was confirmed in a statement issued by the park management yesterday. “Krisztián was instrumental in supporting the...

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 12:00 AM

Haba steps down as RCA president

The President of Rwanda Cricket Association (RCA), Charles Haba earlier today announced he’ll be stepping down as the cricket federation president.  Haba, seen by many as the founder of the game steps down after over 17 years.  It’s during Haba’s realm that Rwanda...

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 12:00 AM