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Bio, is new Sierra Leone president

Normally when you organise a successful coup d’etat, there’s a high chance you are not going to hand over power after three months. Now, that is what 53 year-old Julius Maada Bio did back in 1996. On January 16, 1996, Bio, an ethnic Sherbro and a native of Bonthe...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 12:50pm

Brazil's Lula must start prison term, Supreme Court rules

Brazil's ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will be jailed while he appeals against a graft conviction, the Supreme Court has ruled. He is facing 12 years in jail on charges of accepting a bribe but had asked to remain free during his appeal. Lula claims the charges are politically...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 12:15pm

Rwanda, Estonia to strengthen parliamentary diplomacy

A delegation of Estonian politicians will Thursday afternoon meet members of the parliament in the standing committee on foreign affairs, cooperation and security in a bid to strengthen parliamentary diplomacy between Rwanda and the European country. The delegation is led by Eerik-Niiles Kross, an...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 11:57am

FEATURED: Supporting organizations grow

Three Stones Consulting Ltd is a locally registered (Kigali, Rwanda) consulting firm that offers professional consultancy services to NGOs, CSOs and government entities. The New Times’ JOSEPH MUDINGU had a one-on-one with the Managing-Director JESSE ROUTTE about the history of the firm and...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 11:35am

Government, AfDB enter Rwf25bn deal to support business innovation

The Government of Rwanda and the African Development Bank (AfDB) Thursday signed a loan agreement worth $30 million (approximately Rwf25 billion) to finance the establishment of Rwanda Innovation Fund (RIF). The money will go towards equity financing for tech-enabled small and medium-size...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:00am

Speech by President Paul Kagame at the opening of the 10th Extraordinary Summit of the African Union

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Kigali for the Tenth Extra-Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union. May I also extend a special welcome to our brother, His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, attending his first Summit as President of the Republic of South Africa. I thank the...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Obasanjo: AfCFTA will enable Africa shift from aid to trade

Former Nigerian President Olesegun Obasanjo has said that the signing and implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will be a clear sign from the continent on the reality of the shift from aid to trade. He was speaking at a breakfast session organised on the sidelines of...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:00am

Road to AfCFTA: South African President expected in Kigali

President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead a South African delegation to the 10th Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) in Kigali scheduled to take place on 21 March 2018. This was confirmed in a statement from the South African Presidency.   The AU...

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Road to CFTA: Agreement edges closer to signing

The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCTFA) on Monday entered the second last step towards its signing as Foreign Affairs Ministers from across the continent began reviewing the draft. The session of foreign affairs ministers opened Monday morning at the Kigali Convention Centre...

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Barca race towards title after Atletico defeat

Barcelona took a giant step towards winning the La Liga title after they beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0 on Sunday and nearest challengers Atletico Madrid lost 2-1 at Villarreal, giving the Catalans an 11-point lead at the top of the standings. Cristiano Ronaldo scored four times as champions Real Madrid...

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 12:00am

RRA finishes 5th as Ahly win Africa Club Championships

Results Final Carthage 0-3 Ahly Position 3-4 Prisons 2-3 Pipeline Position 5-6 RRA 3-0 Bafia Rwanda Revenue Authority defeated Bafia from Cameroon to finish fifth while hosts Ahly beat archrivals Carthage of Tunisia to win the 2018 Africa Women Volleyball Club Championships Thursday evening...

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:00am

Mutokambali fired as national basketball team head coach

Moise Mutokambali has been sacked as head coach of the national basketball teams, according to a statement signed by the local basketball governing body’s secretary general, Richard Mutabazi. The dismissal, which was announced on Wednesday afternoon, brings curtains down on Mutokambali...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:00am

Road to CFTA: 26 Heads of State have confirmed attendance of Kigali summit

At least 26 heads of state and government are expected in Kigali next week for the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) agreement. Minister of Foreign Affairs Louise Mushikiwabo confirmed this in a news conference held in Kigali ahead of the extraordinary African Union Summit...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:00am

Africa should not be a dumping area for cheap technologies – Mushikiwabo

Foreign affairs minister, Louise Mushikiwabo has said that Africa cannot afford to be a dumping area for cheap technologies from elsewhere in the world. The minister said this while officially opening the ordinary session of the General Assembly of the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) that...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:00am

Rwanda team for Chess Olympiad 2018 comfirmed

Ten players on Sunday night qualified to make the open and women's national teams, respectively, for the Chess Olympiad 2018 later this year in Batumi, the second-largest city of Georgia, from September 23 to October 7. In the open team, the top five players are; Joseph Nzabanita, Candidate Master...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:00am

Catholic Church mourns Bishop Bimenyimana

Bishop Jean Damascene Bimenyimana of Cyangugu Diocese succumbed to cancer at the age of 64, after a hospital in Kenya discharged him on Sunday March 11, 2018. According to Bishop Philippe Rukamba, the head of the Episcopal Conference of Catholic Bishops of Rwanda, Bishop Bimenyimana was...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:00am

New dossier pins genocide fugitive Charles Ndereyehe

The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG), has implored Dutch authorities to bring to book a genocide mastermind currently living freely in the European country. Charles Ndereyehe Ntahontuye is a founding member of CDR – an extremist political organization – and was...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:00am

Mugabe appears to back new Zimbabwean opposition party

Johannesburg - Zimbabwe's ex-leader Robert Mugabe sent shockwaves through the party he dominated for decades when he posed with the retired general who will take on the ruling Zanu-PF in this year's election. Mugabe grinned broadly in the posed photo, standing beside brigadier general Ambrose...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:00am

IWD: Imbuto awards best performing girls

10 female students who excelled in last year’s secondary leaving examinations and those under Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) were awarded with laptops by Imbuto Foundation. This was during the International Women’s Day (IWD) event that took place in Shyogwe Sector, Muhanga...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:00am

China looks to security cooperation with Africa -foreign minister

China will step up cooperation with Africa in areas of security to combat terrorism and piracy, foreign affairs minister Wang Yi has said. Wang was speaking at a press conference Thursday at the first session of China’s national people’s congress this year. Answering a question posed...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:00am