RDB: Rwanda registered investments worth $1.6bn, in 2017


Rwanda attracted investments worth 1.675B in 2017, according to latest figures from Rwanda Development Board (RDB). This represents a significant increase of over $500 million from investments registered the previous...

Trial of genocide militia boss Mugimba resumes at High Court


High Court on Thursday resumed the trial of Genocide suspect Jean Baptiste Mugimba, the former secretary general of the CDR, an extremist political outfit. CDR was a club of Hutu...

Volkswagen to invest $20M in local assembly plant and mobility solution

German carmaker Volkswagen has announced a $20M investment in a local assembly plant and mobility solution expected to begin production in the second quarter of this year.

Kagame meets former French president Sarkozy


President Paul Kagame today received in his office at Village Urugwiro former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is in Rwanda on a two-day private visit, the President’s Office has said.

Chess Olympiad qualifiers: 6 including father and son make it to finals


Alain Patience Niyibizi, Eugene Kagabo Mugema, Candidate Master Maxence Murara and his son Ian Murara Urwintwari, Asad Ndangiza and Fidele Mutabazi, respectively, on Sunday night made it through to the...

PHOTOS: Cultural diversity showcased at RDF Command and Staff College


Officers from different countries pursuing their course at Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) Command and Staff College in Musanze District on Saturday showcased cultures of their respective countries.

Building a stronger African Union

Despite the myriad challenges we still face, over the past two generations our world has become more prosperous and equitable, and also safer. Cooperation among nations has been a foundation...

Rwanda nominated vice chair of UN Human Rights Council

Rwanda has been nominated for vice chair of the United Nations Human Rights Council, representing Africa. The country will be represented to the council by the Rwandan ambassador to Switzerland...

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...

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.

Denmark extradition trial: 25 pin Genocide suspect Twagirayezu

Court in the Danish town of Hillerød on Wednesday continued with the hearing of Wenceslas Twangirayezu a Genocide suspect who faces extradition from the Nordic country to Rwanda to answer...

North and South Korea agree to hold military talks to defuse border tensions


North Korea is to send a delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games taking place in South Korea in February, officials from the South say. The breakthrough announcement came as...

U.S. airstrike kills 2 terrorists in Somalia

MOGADISHU – The United States military confirmed Wednesday that its forces conducted an airstrike against Al-Shabaab terrorists about 50km west of the capital, Mogadishu, killing two terrorists in the first...

Kenya beefs up security at border as Al-Shabaab kills 5 police officers

MANDERA – Kenyan authorities have beefed up security along Somali border in Mandera County after Somali militants, Al-Shabaab killed five police officers on Tuesday evening.

Police probes death of Canadian man in Kigali hotel

Rwanda National Police has launched an investigations into the death of a Canadian national found dead at Okapi hotel in Muhima Sector, Nyarugenge District on Tuesday.

Conte keen to rotate Chelsea squad against Arsenal


LONDON - Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has said he will continue to rotate his squad ahead of facing Arsenal in the first of three fixtures against their London rivals this...

Normal service resumed as Man City move 15 points clear


LONDON - Manchester City returned to winning ways and restored their Premier League lead to 15 points with an emphatic 3-1 victory over Watford at their Etihad Stadium stronghold on...

Where to watch New Year fireworks in Kigali tonight

City of Kigali has announced two new locations from where fireworks will be launched to welcome 2018.

Ali Kiba arrives Saturday ahead of ‘East African Party’ concert


Tanzanian acclaimed bongo singer and dancer Ali Saleh Kiba, commonly known as Ali Kiba, is jetting into the country Saturday evening ahead of the annual East African Party scheduled to...

Former WASAC boss Sano acquitted


The Nyarugenge Primary Court on Friday acquitted the former CEO of the Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC), James Sano and ordered for his immediate release. Speaking to The New Times,...

Rwandan crowned Miss Africa first runner-up


Fiona Muthoni Naringwa, 23, emerged the first runner up at Miss Africa 2017 beauty pageant held in the southern Nigeria port of Calabar on Wednesday night.

South Korea prosecutors seek 12 years jail for Samsung heir Lee in corruption case


South Korean prosecutors sought a 12-year jail term on Wednesday for Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee, in a corruption case that led to the ouster of the nation's...

Cook double-century puts England in command


MELBOURNE - Alastair Cook struck a masterful, unbeaten double-century to drive England into a position of dominance on 491 for nine at the end of day three of the fourth...

Liverpool agree to sign Van Dijk for world record of $100.49m


LONDON - Liverpool have agreed to sign Netherlands international Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for a reported world record fee for a defender, the Premier League clubs announced on Wednesday.