Africa now has its own arbitration; will disputes be resolved on the continent?

London and Paris, both European cities, were the go-to destinations to resolve commercial disputes – outside conventional courts – amongst African firms or shareholders. The other option was Dubai, which too was a costly option out of Africa. That is set to change, experts say, thanks...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 11:29 PM

Kigali to host headquarters of African Arbitration Association

Rwanda was this week selected to host of headquarters of the newly created African Arbitration Association (AfAA). Rwanda was selected after a competitive process, winning 62 per cent of the vote. The association will be officially launched on June 29 in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire....

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 11:38 AM

Salma Ingabire appointed new Visa Country Manager

Visa (Visa Inc), a global payments technology company has appointed Salma Ingabire as its representative in Rwanda, replacing Lucy Mbabazi who was previously representing the firm in Rwanda, Burundi and Malawi. Ingabire will be representing the company in Rwanda. She has been serving as a Chief...

Monday, June 18, 2018, 9:33 PM

Rotary Club of Kigali-Virunga gets new president

Over the weekend, Rotary Club of Kigali-Virunga, a member club of Rotary International and one of the longest Rotary clubs in Rwanda, inducted Saudah Nalule as the new and 18th club's president for the year 2018-2019. Rotary International is an international organisation that brings...

Monday, June 18, 2018, 2:10 AM

Dr Clet Niyikiza: From hunter to global scientist

He has transitioned from being a young excellent hunter under complex social struggles in rural Rwanda to become one of the world’s leading scientists. Doctor Clet Niyikiza, a 60-year-old Rwandan, has defied all odds in a country that has experienced the worst tragedy in history. He...

Sunday, June 17, 2018, 1:53 AM

Rwanda launches research and innovation fund

The National Research and Innovation Fund (NRIF) was officially launched on Wednesday and will be financed by government as a seed facility that will mainly focus on the youth. The launch was officiated by the Prime Minister Dr Edouard Ngirente. Top government officials, scholars and researchers...

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 9:39 AM

PHOTOS: CMU-Africa opening new Rwf9bn campus in Kigali

Carnegie Mellon University-Africa (CMU-Africa) is set to relocate to its newly constructed campus located in the Kigali Special Economic Zone (KSEZ) in what will be known as Innovation City. Felix Siboniyo, the head of the Single Project Implementation Unit (SPIU) at Rwanda Development Board (RDB...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 11:07 PM

Government investigates reports of discrimination at Kigali nightclub

Cocobean, a popular joint in Kigali is under the spotlight after one of its revelers claimed she was denied entry because she is an albino. And now, Rwanda Development Board (RDB), the regulator of the country’s service sector, has picked up the case and is conducting an investigation....

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 1:36 AM

Rwandan social entrepreneur bringing water to rural neighbourhoods

Venuste Kubwimana, 33, a Rwandan social entrepreneur has been attempting to succeed in an ecosystem where only economically profitable ventures thrive. However, his enterprise ‘Water Kiosk at School’ is a classic startup story, with more aims than profits and financial returns....

Monday, June 11, 2018, 11:02 PM

Discrimination reports at local hangout provoke angry reactions

Over the weekend, a Zimbabwean national, who is currently visiting Rwanda, took to Twitter to accuse a popular Kigali nightclub of denying her entry because she is albino. Nodumo Ncomanzi, who goes by the handle @justDumo, wrote on Twitter saying that she had gone out with friends when bouncers at...

Monday, June 11, 2018, 12:45 PM

FEATURED: TransUnion to deliver more credit solutions to Rwandans

Officials at TransUnion, one of the world’s leading information and risk services providers, have reiterated their strong commitment to deliver much-needed credit solutions to their Rwandan consumers. They were speaking on Wednesday night at a cocktail meeting with their...

Monday, June 11, 2018, 12:26 AM

4G internet returns on public buses; will it work?

This week,in a surprising move, transport authorities announced that the wireless internet connectivity, commonly known as 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) was being re-introduced on all Kigali public transport buses. Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye, the Minister of State in for Transport tweeted on Thursday...

Sunday, June 10, 2018, 1:07 AM

Rwanda to launch innovation fund next week

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has said that Rwanda will next week launch the National Research and Innovation Fund, which is expected to support the implementation of local innovations as well as research for development in the country. The premier said this on Wednesday while officiating at the...

Thursday, June 7, 2018, 12:31 AM

Meet the Rwandan innovation for One-Laptop-Per-Child

The One-Laptop-per -Child initiative has often come under criticism due to a lack of ease of application in Rwanda and other developing countries where it has been deployed. The initiative involves availing laptops in all public primary schools across the country to facilitate pupils learning and...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 5:00 AM

First blockchain based platform unveiled in Rwanda

Blockbonds together with I&M Bank Rwanda, yesterday officially announced the rollout of the first blockchain based platform, SPENN. The platform is a mobile banking application that will enable Rwandans to make a range of financial transactions. SPENN was developed by Blockbonds, a Norwegian...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 5:00 AM

Positivo speaks out on quality of locally made computers

Following public concerns over the quality of computers produced by Positivo BGH, the manufacturer of the first ‘Made-in-Rwanda’ laptops, the firm says the issue was not quality but rather a mismatch between demand and supply. In an exclusive interview with The New Times, the managing...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 5:00 AM

What the Russia Foreign Minister said at Kigali Genocide Memorial

Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov held a one-day working visit in Rwanda on Sunday where he met top government officials, a visit that sought to strengthen ties with both Rwanda and the African Union. One of the highlights of his visit was a tour at the Kigali Genocide Memorial (KGM)...

Monday, June 4, 2018, 7:09 PM

RRA begins crackdown on EBM defaulters

Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA), yesterday, started a countrywide operation to curb misuse of Electronic Billing Machines (EBMs). The operation started in Kigali city. According to RRA officials who were part of the exercise, the goal is twofold; recovery of money lost through the misuse of the...

Friday, June 1, 2018, 5:00 AM

Conservation wins as gorilla population exceeds 1,000

Conservations efforts to save the endangered mountain gorillas are paying off after the latest census put the figure at over 1,000 up from 800 when the last count was carried out. The Virunga Mountains are habitat of these primates, with 604 mountain gorillas living in the vast area that covers...

Friday, June 1, 2018, 5:00 AM

Over 3,000 workers in informal sector to benefit from new project

At least 3,000 women and youths as well as 600 micro-enterprises are expected to benefit from a three-year project that is jointly implemented by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and different partners. Dubbed “Promoting Decent Work in Rwanda’s Informal Economy,” the...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 5:00 AM