235 dead, scores injured in Egypt bomb attack


At least 235 people have been killed after suspected militants set off a suicide bomb and opened fire at a mosque in Egypt's restive northern Sinai province. The attack on...

Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe's president


Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as president of Zimbabwe, becoming the country’s second leader since independence from white minority rule in 1980.

Oscar Pistorius murder sentence increased to 13 years


A high court in South Africa increased Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence Friday to 13 years and five months for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Former Miss Tanzania in town for KFM Instagram party


Former Miss Tanzania and movie star Wema Sepetu is in Kigali to attend the KFM Instagram (IG) party tomorrow, at Chilax Lounge in Nyarutarama. The 29-year-old socialite arrived in Kigali...

New report calls for urgent action on lighting up homes

A latest report has indicated that the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs) are falling far behind the rest of the developing world in terms of getting power to homes...

Mugabe granted immunity, assured of safety in Zimbabwe: sources


Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to...

Kenya's Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta's re-election

Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in the repeat presidential poll last month, paving the way for his swearing in next week. The court's six judges...

Kamonyi, Rubavu districts get new mayors

Alice Kayitesi and Gilbert Habyarimana were elected as new mayors for the districts of Kamonyi and Rubavu, respectively. This was a part of the local government by-elections conducted countrywide that...

Tour du Rwanda: Uwizeyimana wins stage five as Areruya keeps yellow jersey


Bonaventure Uwizeyimana, riding for Rubavu based Benediction Club took Stage Five of Tour du Rwanda 2017 after riding the 93.2 km distance between Nyamata and Rwamagana in 2hrs 16 minutes...

Sacked city executive secretary Sagashya arrested


Police have confirmed they have in custody Didier Sagashya, the former Executive Secretary of Kigali City who was sacked earlier this week, and two other senior officials at the City...

Tour du Rwanda: Areruya wins stage three


Rwandan, Joseph Areruya, riding for South Africa-based UCI Continental Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, won stage three of the 2017 Tour du Rwanda, from Rubavu to Musanze. Areruya also won...

Jedinak hat-trick sends Australia to World Cup


Captain Mile Jedinak led the way with a second-half hat-trick as Australia brushed aside Honduras 3-1 in the second leg of their inter-confederation playoff to secure a place at next...

Former Amavubi captain Hamad Ndikumana dead


Former Amavubi captain and Rayon Sports assistant coach Hamadi ‘Katauti’ Ndikumana has passed on-the 39-year-old died Tuesday night after complaining of chest pains, according to Rayon Sports club doctor, Charles...

President to award inaugural Igihango National Order of Friendship medals


For the first time, the President Paul Kagame will award the inaugural Igihango National Order of Friendship medals, according to a statement by the Government’s Communications office.

Zimbabwe's army seizes control, but insists it's not a coup


Zimbabwe's army confirmed on Wednesday that it has seized control in what it described as a targeted assault on 'criminals' surrounding President Robert Mugabe.

Tour du Rwanda 2017: Victory for Pellaud in stage two


Stage two of Tour du Rwanda 2017 saw Swiss rider Simon Pellaud of American UCI Continental Team Illuminate, claim the overall lead after winning the longest stage of the tour...

TNT journalist wins COMESA media award

A business reporter with The New Times, Peterson Tumwebaze, is one of the two regional winners of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Media Awards this year.

First Lady meets Bloomberg Philanthropies board


First Lady and Chairperson of Imbuto Foundation, Mrs Jeannette Kagame, on Monday attended the Bloomberg Philanthropies meeting with the organisation’s board, where she highlighted programmes that Imbuto Foundation implements.

Rwanda sends medical relief to Somalia


The government of Somalia has expressed gratitude over a consignment of medical relief delivered yesterday by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Claude Nikobisanzwe.

Northern Ireland fume, Croatia cruise


DUBLIN - Northern Ireland coach Michael O'Neill said he was 'staggered and bewildered' by a controversial penalty decision which gave Switzerland a 1-0 win in their World Cup play-off first...

Italy face WC nightmare against Sweden


STOCKHOLM - For football giants Italy the next few days could be a nightmare as they face a double-headed playoff against Sweden to avoid the humiliation of missing the World...

Cork handed England call-up as injured trio pull out


LONDON - Burnley midfielder Jack Cork was called up to the England squad on Tuesday after Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson and Manchester City duo Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph pulled out...

Defensive trio proving crucial to Manchester City's success


LONDON - With Manchester City scoring at will and playing some bewitching attacking football, it has been easy to overlook the contribution made by their three most defensive outfield players.

Twitter is rolling out 280-character tweets around the world

In most of the world, the iconic 140-character tweet is now officially a thing of the past. Twitter said today that after a global test, 280-character tweets will roll out...