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Rwandan international schools begin year with exclusive remote learning

Monday, September 7 was the first day of school for many international students in Rwanda, but the new school year was very different. Students resumed learning on virtual platforms, as Covid-19 continues to grip the country, just like the rest of the world. Despite failure to have in-person...

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 11:12am

PM Ngirente urges Africa to increase fertiliser use for agriculture growth

Rwanda’s Prime Minister, Edouard Ngirente, has said that fertiliser use in Africa is far below the global average, urging the continent to increase its uptake for its agricultural development. The Premier made the request on Tuesday, September 8, as he officiated at the opening ceremony of...

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 10:22am

Top 10 upcoming hotel projects in Rwanda

The novel coronavirus pandemic has made it impossible for many businesses to implement their planned projects, including tens of investors who put on hold their hotel development projects. W Hospitality Group, a reputable industry firm, estimates half of the planned hotel development in Africa...

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 10:01am

Victims of Police excessive force will get justice – RNP

The Rwanda National Police has admitted they have a big task to showcase to citizens that justice is being served in regard to police officers suspected of using excessive force while on duty. In recent months, there have been a number of incidents where some police officers have shot people...

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 9:24am

Rusesabagina’s file will be handed to prosecution on Wednesday - RIB

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has said that preliminary investigations in the case against Paul Rusesabagina have been concluded and his file will be handed to prosecution on Wednesday, September 9. This was confirmed to The New Times on Tuesday by Dr. Thierry Murangira,...

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 8:24am

Rwanda: Covid-19 deaths reach 20

A 70-year-old woman succumbed to Covid-19 in Kigali, raising the tally of Covid-19 deaths recorded in Rwanda to 20 people since the pandamic brokeout in the country in mid-March. On the same day, 36 recoveries and 30 new positive cases were registered. According to the Ministry of...

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 11:26pm

Car accident kills two, injures three in Gisozi

Two people on Tuesday, September 8, died in a car accident, leaving three others injured in Gisozi Sector, Gasabo District. According to CP Jean Bosco Kabera, the Spokesperson of Rwanda National Police (RNP), the accident was caused by a truck which knocked two other vehicles and two ...

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 6:39pm

Regional electronic cargo tracking system launched

The launch of a regional electronic cargo and driver tracking system which had been slated to take place mid last month and later postponed was launched virtually on Tuesday, September 8. It is one of the measures introduced by the East African Community to prevent further spread of...

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 2:55pm

Tributes pour in for fallen Rwandan scientist Jean-Bosco Gahutu

Tributes from different people from science spheres have poured in for top Rwandan researcher Dr. Jean-Bosco Gahutu who passed on Monday, aged 59. Gahutu, a celebrated researcher and professor of physiology in the School of Medicine and Pharmacy of the University of Rwanda, will, according to...

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 1:13pm

Mediation will reduce backlog of court cases – Kagame

President Paul Kagame has said that he appreciates the court mediation advisory committee, which was established recently, describing it as another solution in the justice sector. He was speaking on Monday, September 7, as he virtually launched the Judicial Year 2020/2021. The committee...

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 1:05pm

Civil society petitions government over some Covid-19 guidelines

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have urged the government to rethink some of the guidelines put in place to fight Covid-19 pandemic, saying they are expensive and overlapping. The government has been implementing a series of guidelines to prevent the outbreak since it hit the country in March...

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 12:31pm

FEATURED: Lack of convenient facilities for working mothers has long-term effects – activists

When a woman gives birth in Rwanda, she is entitled to a three-month maternity leave that may include pre and post-partum leave. After three months, when she returns to work, she is allowed to take one hour among the working hours to check on and breastfeed her baby, as stipulated by the Law...

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 12:23pm

Health ministry: Dangers of air pollution on the rise

The Ministry of Health has warned that the health threat posed by air pollution is growing, urging stakeholders to develop more initiatives to preserve air quality. In Rwanda, diseases related to air quality claim about 3,000 lives annually, hence ranking among the top ten killers. Dr Zuberi...

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 12:06pm

Rubavu town to get Rwf8 billion bus station

Rubavu District has unveiled plans to build a new bus station worth Rwf8 billion, a two-year project that will be implemented in collaboration with Jali Investment Ltd. Jali Investment Ltd is the Rwanda Federation of Transport Cooperatives, formerly known as ATRACO, and has been managing bus...

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 10:05am

Survivors of FLN attacks recall atrocities

In December 2018, Fabrice Rugamba, who was then 20 years old, was in a bus from his campus in Kigali, heading home in Rusizi District, Western Province. Little did he know that the bus he was in would arrive in the middle of Nyungwe Forest and fall in a well-planned trap of armed terrorists that...

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 8:52am

We need to be more prudent during Covid-19 – Rwangombwa

Like all economies, globally, Rwanda has been affected by the Covid-19 outbreak, leading to loss of business and employment. The New Times’ John Gahamanyi interviewed the Governor of the National Bank of Rwanda, John Rwangombwa, on a wide range of economic issues and...

Monday, September 7, 2020 - 11:17pm

Covid-19: Rwanda records 36 more recoveries

Rwanda on Monday, September 7, reported 36 new Covid-19 recoveries, raising the tally of recovered cases to 2,271. On the same day, the country confirmed 35 new positive cases of the pandemic. According to the Ministry of Health, of the new cases, 25 were identified in Kigali's high risk...

Monday, September 7, 2020 - 10:57pm

WHO working with China on Covid-19 vaccine approval

The World Health Organization has announced that it is working with the government of China on requirements for international approval of any Chinese Covid-19 vaccine. The development was announced Monday evening during a press briefing in Geneva. Mariangela Simao, the organisation’s...

Monday, September 7, 2020 - 8:30pm

Kagame commends ICT-backed justice delivery during Covid-19

President Paul Kagame has said that dispensing justice through the use of ICT is a way to go as it can help overcome limitations such as those imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic on service delivery. The President made the remarks on Monday, September 7, during a virtual address to...

Monday, September 7, 2020 - 1:48pm

FEATURED: Is it time to rid overlapping gender issues in the private sector?

According to the National Institute of Statistics (NISR), only 32.5 percent of all businesses in the country are owned by females. Women also are paid 13 percent less than men’s monthly salaries. In industry terms, massive gender gaps emerge especially in transport, construction, mining...

Monday, September 7, 2020 - 12:39pm

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