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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 extremists accused of being at the centre of planning and execution of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Mugimba...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 12:00am

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. The firm has since set up and registered a local company, Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda, with lawyer Athanase...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 12:00am

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.  Sarkozy, who served as French president from 2007 to 2012 during which time he visited Rwanda...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 12:00am

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 final phase of the Chess Olympiad qualifiers set for late March. They were among 16 contestants...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 12:00am

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. This was during the cultural festival organized by the college with an aim of understanding the...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 12:00am

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 of that progress, as well as the best mechanism for sustaining it. This is nowhere truer than in Africa. At...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 12:00am

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 Dr. Francois Ngarambe. Ngarambe also serves as Rwanda's Permanent Representative to the UN, World...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 12:00am

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 Financing of the African Union, according to a statement. The meeting that will take place in...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 12:00am

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. Upon arrival, Tedros was welcomed at Kigali International Airport by health minister Dr Diane Gashumba....

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 12:00am

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 the charges he stands accused. Addressing the courtroom, a Danish prosecutor said that there was a...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 12:00am

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 the countries met for their first high-level talks in more than two years. The delegation will include athletes,...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 12:00am

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 drone attack this year. The U.S. Africa Command (Africom) said the strike which was...

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 12:00am

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. Northeastern regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh said on Wednesday three police reservists and two Administration...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 12:00am

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. Superintendent Emmanuel Hitayezu, the Police spokesperson for Kigali City said that Vicash Chandra Mishra was found dead in his...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 12:00am

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 month. Winger Eden Hazard and midfielder Cesc Fabregas were rested during Chelsea’s convincing 5-0 Premier League win over...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 12:00am

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 Tuesday. As Tottenham Hotspur moved back into fifth, leapfrogging London rivals Arsenal with a 2-0 victory at bottom...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 12:00am

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. Apart from Kigali Convention Centre in Gasabo District, authorities have planned new locations from where New year fireworks will be launched: Mount Kigali (In Nyarugenge District) and Mount...

Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 12:00am

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 take place on January 1. The concert at Amahoro National Stadium parking lot will see Ali Kiba share the stage...

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 12:00am

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, his lawyer, Christophe Niyomugabo said that he received the ruling through the Integrated...

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 12:00am

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. Muthoni, a mass communication student at the University of Rwanda was beaten to the crown by Botswana's Gaseangwe Balopi in a colourful event...

Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 12:00am