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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

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 president earlier this year. They made their demand in the Seoul High Court which is hearing an appeal by Lee against a...

Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 12:00am

Cook double-century puts England in command

Fourth Ashes Test, (day three of five)Australia 327: Warner 103, Smith 76England 491-9: Cook 244*, Root 61, Broad 56*England lead by 164 runs 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...

Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 12:00am

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. The signing of the in-demand centre back was announced after the two clubs, who had failed to agree...

Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 12:00am

RPF members in Belgium celebrate party's 30th anniversary

Members of Rwanda Patriotic Party (RPF-Inkotanyi) living in Belgium joined by Friends of Rwanda on Sunday gathered in Brussels to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the party Jean Marie Kananura , the RPF Chairman in Belgium told The New Times that they used the opportunity to celebrate...

Monday, December 25, 2017 - 12:00am

Philippines: 20 Killed in bus crash on Christmas

Twenty worshipers were killed in a road accident in the northern Philippines as they traveled to a dawn Christmas service -- the latest in a string of deadly tragedies to beset the Southeast Asian country during the holiday period. The accident occurred in the town of Agoo, some 200 km north of...

Monday, December 25, 2017 - 12:00am

FULL SPEECH: President Kagame's address at the International University of Africa in Sudan

President Paul Kagame just concluded a two-day State visit in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum. On the second day of his visit, President Kagame gave an address to students at the International University of Africa in Sudan.    Good afternoon. I am pleased to visit the International...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 12:00am

French judges ‘close’ Habyarimana probe

French judges have ended an investigation into the missile attack on a plane that killed former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana, media reports indicated Thursday. Details to follow

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 12:00am

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