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Eastern Province: Hospitals eye international accreditation

Heath managers in Eastern Province have committed to improve the quality of the services they give to patients as part of efforts to get international accreditation for hospitals in the province. Service delivery in hospitals was the topic on Wednesday and Thursday at a provincial workshop on peer...

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 12:14am

Kigali vintage car show to attract regional exhibitors

The second edition of the Kigali vintage car exhibition slated at the end of this week is set to attract more automobiles not only from within the country but also from regional countries. Dubbed ‘Shyuha Auto Show’ the exhibition is slated for Saturday July 21 at the...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 11:17am

Japanese investors explore business opportunities in Rwanda

A delegation of Japanese top business leaders is in Rwanda to explore trade and investment opportunities in the country. The delegation made up of 28 Japanese firms as well as officials from the public sector. The mission is led by the country’s Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 11:40am

[PHOTO STORY]: First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame receives Mrs Peng Liyuan of China

His Excellency Xi JinPing and Her Excellency Mrs Peng Liyuan were in Rwanda for a two-day State Visit, on July 22nd to 23rd, 2018.   As part of the visit, First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame received Her Excellency First Lady Mrs Peng Liyuan of China, for a presentation on Imbuto Foundation'...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 3:54pm

China-Africa cooperation is mutually beneficial

The cooperation between Africa and China is a great success in international cooperation. As the traditional friendship between China and Africa becomes stronger and stronger, there is all indication that China-Africa cooperation shall be more forward-looking. This cooperation is widely regarded...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 3:49pm

Rwandans in Canada mark Liberation Day

Liberation is more than a celebration but a time to reflect on Rwanda’s progress so far; re-assess strategies to fulfill the country’s vision to become a knowledge-based, service-oriented and middle-income economy by the year 2020, according to the Chargee d'Affaires of Rwanda to...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 3:06pm

Carlos Lopes to lead African Union-EU trade talks

The African Union has appointed Carlos Lopes, a member of President Paul Kagame’s dream team in reforming the continental body and former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, as the high representative for the post-2020 negotiations with the European Union...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:59am

French appeals court upholds life sentence for two Genocide convicts

After two months of trial, a French Court on Friday upheld a life sentence for two Rwandans who were sentenced to life imprisonment two years ago after being found guilty of Genocide and crimes against humanity committed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The verdict...

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 12:18pm

Rwanda’s milk production on the rise as cattle population drop

Figures from Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) show that the cattle population in Rwanda, reduced from about 1.4 million cows in 2015, to about 1.16 million heads today. But milk production increased from about 710,000 metric tonnes to over 816,000 metric tonnes. Speaking to The New Times, Dr Michel...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 11:44pm

Chinese President, Indian PM Modi to visit Rwanda

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit the country on a two-day visit from July 22 to 23rd, the State Minister for Foreign Affairs Olivier Nduhungirehe has confirmed. Nduhungirehe who was addressing members of the press on Friday said that the state visit by the Chinese...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 5:46pm

Kayonza RPF cadres urged to champion human security

Members of Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) in Kayonza District have been urged to each play their respective role to completely uproot all forms of child labour in the district and also be at the forefront in solving other human security issues. The call was made over the weekend by the...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 12:00pm

World Environment Day: Rwanda backs drive against plastic pollution

Rwanda will, today June 5, join the rest of the world to celebrate the annual World Environment Day (WED), an opportunity to discuss a pressing environmental concern. This year’s focus is on addressing plastic pollution. In Rwanda, the day will mark the end of the 2018 National Environment...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 6:15am

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 - 5:31am

Ellen: Spending time with gorillas changed my life

Popular American TV talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres, described her experience trekking the gorillas as life changing. “Spending time with these gorillas changed my life. Thank you to everyone who is helping Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund,” Ellen wrote on Twitter. Spending time with these...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 5:12pm

Kwibuka24: Infrastructure ministry honours staff killed in the Genocide

The Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) paid tribute to 144 members of staff who were killed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi The ministry now combines two former ministries; Transport and Communication (MINITRASCO); and Public Works and Energy (MINITRAPE). MININFRA staff and all...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 6:04am

More than just music at Berita’s Live and Unplugged show

It was an experience that went beyond the singer’s soulful and acoustic music set at the Berita Live and Unplugged show in Kigali on Saturday night. When south Africa-based Zimbabwean songstress Berita (Gugulethu Khumalo) took to the stage at the Kigali Cultural Village, it was not...

Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 4:54pm

Rwanda, Ghana sign air service agreement

The governments of Rwanda and Ghana on Monday signed a Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) liberalizing commercial flights between the two countries. The agreement was signed between Rwanda’s Minister of State in charge of Transport, Eng. Jean De Dieu Uwihanganye and the Minister for...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 5:58pm

Ivorian President pays tribute to Genocide victims

The President of Côte d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, yesterday paid tribute to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi at the Kigali Genocide Memorial. Ouattara is in Rwanda on a three-day visit. The President, accompanied by a high level delegation from Côte d’Ivoire, was...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:05pm

Presidents Kagame, Ouattara meet in Kigali

President Paul Kagame and his Ivorian counterpart Alassane Ouattara met last evening ahead of the 2018 Ibrahim Governance Weekend in Kigali. Ivory Coast President Ouattara arrived in the country on Wednesday. As part of my visit to Rwanda, I met this Thursday, April 26, 2018, with my host...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 11:40am