Kagame addresses EALA session in Kigali

President Paul Kagame Monday morning addressed a Special Sitting of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) as the Assembly started a two-week session in Kigali. This is the Third Assembly’s last sitting in Kigali as its term ends in June when a new Assembly [the Fourth Assembly] is expected to...

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Kayonza, Ngoma residents urged to invest in I&M Bank IPO sale

The Government has urged residents in rural areas to invest in its sale of 19.81 per cent shares it holds in I&M Bank (Rwanda) Ltd. The call was made during the ongoing I&M Bank IPO sale road show conducted in Kayonza and Ngoma Districts on Friday last week.

RRA in sensitisation drive for new taxpayers

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Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) is undertaking country-wide training for new taxpayers, focusing on tax matters, especially the use of electronic billing machines (EBM) in paying Value Added Tax.

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Tuyisenge penalty hands Gor Mahia Kenyan Super Cup

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Rwandan internationals Jacques Tuyisenge and Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza played a vital role in defending champions Gor Mahia's successful bid to retain the Kenyan Super Cup. The Super Cup is contested between the Kenya Premier League champions and the Shield winner.

Gabonese wins Amissa Bongo race, Uwizeyimana finishes 6th

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Bonaventure Uwizeyimana was Rwanda’s highest finisher – in sixth position in the General Classification, clocking a time of 19h41’38’’ – at the 12th edition of the Tropicale Amissa Bongo that ended on Sunday in Gabon.

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Ykee Benda thrills revellers despite sound restrictions

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It was all music and Skol beer at the fourth edition of the Nyama Choma extravaganza in Kigali on Saturday as fast rising Ugandan singer Ykee Benda impressed on his first performance in Rwanda.

Comedian Atome back with rib-cracking jokes

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Just when many thought he had retired from cracking jokes – at least on stage, comedian Atome proved he neither retired nor was tired. Going by his most recent show, it is safe to safe that Atome, real name Diogene Ntarindwa aka Gasumuni, is back.

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I need to do better

I started off this year with modest aspirations but determined to achieve them all the same. I really want to do better and be a better person in general, but it’s doesn’t look like I’m making a lot of progress.

When employees take leave

Ben, a friend of mine, still holds a very sentimental attachment to his previous job, even though he quit it some nine years ago.

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Reproductive health: What every woman should know

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RECENTLY, a cross-section of religious leaders convened to chart ways of addressing women reproductive health issues. The focus was on elimination of harmful practices that hinder women’s reproductive health rights.

Why is my baby no longer interested in breastfeeding?

Dear Doctor, My 3-month-old daughter no longer wants to be breastfed. She doesn’t seem sick and her temperature is normal. Is she just tired of it? Is there any supplement I can give her since she hasn’t started eating?

[Editorial] Broad-based response to cross-border crime indispensable

In today’s world, no country can ably address the ever-evolving threats that face their people without the support of likeminded partners, including other countries. Neither can individual organisations singlehandedly tackle the challenges of modern day.

Rwanda’s generation 2020: A life of sacrifice

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Umwiherero has come and gone. But this one shouldn’t be confused with its previous versions. I wasn’t there. But you don’t need to have been there to know that this one was unlike any other. It couldn’t have been.

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Editorial Cartoon

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The Government intends to focus more on improving service delivery to boost development in different critical areas starting from the economy, good governance, and justice sectors, officials said during a post-Leadership Retreat press briefing last week.

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AOS commemorates and donates to Genocide survivors in Kayonza

AOS management and staff, on Friday gathered at Rukara Genocide Memorial in Kayonza District to pay tribute the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and handed a cheque of Rwf3.5 million to buy ten cows for ten families of survivors. The staff were briefed about the history of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in former Rukara commune (now Rukara sector) and neighboring areas.

Bolloré Transport & Logistics staff commemorates genocide, support survivors

Last Friday, staff of Bolloré transport and logistics company, honored over 25,000 victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi resting at Jali genocide memorial site in Nkusi cell, Jali sector in Rulindo district. The company also remembered former employees killed in the genocide.

Action Aid Rwanda Empowering Musanze women, improving food security, enhancing a savings culture and income diversification

For many years, Philomene Nyirajyambere lived a life of isolation, staying at home with little contribution to family development. She says that more often she was in conflict with her spouse over trivial and big domestic issues. She depended on her husband for everything.“I used to stay home and do house-work such as cooking and raising the kids which was not considered as important. Besides, we lived in poverty which also ignited conflicts in the family,” says Nyirajyambere.

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Simple, effective ways to ensure learner success

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The expectation of every teacher is that all their students grasp the concept taught in class; but how can they make sure this is achieved? Education experts say as a teacher, making deliberate and well-thought out strategies on how to ensure all students get what is being taught could play...

How schools can solve the challenge of language proficiency dilemma

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Renowned Kenyan scholar, novelist and post-colonial theorist Ngugi wa thiongo , in his famous book, Decolonizing the Mind: the Politics of Language in African Literature, shows that language has a vital role in constructing and forming the national culture, history and identity.