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Ruling in Lt Mutabazi terror trial set for tomorrow

The Military High Court will tomorrow, August 29, deliver its verdict in the trial involving Lt Joel Mutabazi and 15 others accused of terrorism and treason among other charges. Prosecution is seeking a life sentence for Mutabazi and varying sentences for the others who include suspected...

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 12:00am

Atlanta city warms up for Rwanda Day 2014

Thousands of Rwandans and well-wishers are gearing up for Rwanda Day 2014, due next month in the US city of Atlanta, Georgia. This is part of a series of events held in different cities in the world where members of the Rwandan Diaspora and those from the country meet to reminisce and celebrate...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:00am

City moves to address welfare of street children

Five transit and rehabilitation centres for street children in the City of Kigali have been given the green light to receive street children in part to address their welfare and rights issues. The move means children taken off the streets will no longer be taken to Gikondo Transit Centre. The...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:00am

How medics fabricate sick leave for people with no ailment

Employers are increasingly concerned that their staff are missing work and then feigning sickness to avoid being questioned. This trend has been made easy by doctors who sell medical reports commonly known as “rapport medical.” With the medical report from a clinic, an employee can be...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:00am

Tz pledges to address Central Corridor barriers

Long haul truck drivers have expressed optimism after a senior Tanzanian government official pledged his government’s commitment to removing all bottlenecks along the Central Corridor. The Central Corridor connects Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi and DR Congo to the port of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:00am

Why big wigs are missing on the list of corrupt officials

The Office of the Ombudsman has again released a list of people charged and sentenced over corruption but, for the first time since 2010, the list features a former top government official – Cyrille Turatsinze, former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government. High Court...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:00am

China commits Rwf22m to Imbuto's secondary education drive

The Imbuto Foundation on Monday received $32,400 (Rwf22 million) from the Chinese Embassy as a commitment toward supporting disadvantaged secondary school going students. The partnership began last year when Imbuto and the Chinese Embassy signed a Memorandum of Understanding. “The money...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:00am

Government, UN official meet over freedoms

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association, Maina Kiai, is in the country for consultations with government institutions responsible for the implementation of the rights under his docket. Kiai on Monday held a closed-door meeting with...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:00am

Ngoma turns to TVET skills to empower female school dropouts

A tailoring training programme to enhance the quality of life of girls who dropped out of school in Ngoma District has started bearing fruit. The girls are part of the students that underwent Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes in various institutions in the district...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:00am

Gasana urges discipline as Police course opens

The third intake of the Senior Command and Staff course started on Monday at the National Police College in Musanze District with a call on participants to exhibit discipline to make the course successful. The Inspector General of Police, Emmanuel K. Gasana, officiated at the launch of the highest...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:00am

Women in 'Ndi Umunyarwanda' campaign

The National Women Council has said it will actively engage women in Ndi Umunyarwandaprogramme to ensure the campaign takes root right from families. Speaking at a media briefing on Monday, Beatrice Mukasine, the council chairperson, said talk-shows have been organised in all sectors across...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:00am

Kaboneka rallies youth on security, development

The Minister for Local Government, Francis Kaboneka, has urged youth to contribute towards the country’s socio-economic development by  placing national interest above self. Kaboneka made the call on Monday while opening a two-week workshop for over 300 youth volunteers in crime...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:00am

13 African countries meet to discuss malaria threat on peacekeepers

Malaria is one of the main diseases killing African soldiers deployed as peacekeepers across the African continent, Burundi's permanent secretary in the defence ministry, Emmanuel Miburo said. Miburo, who was speaking in Bujumbura during the opening of the third joint session between East and West...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:00am

Rusizi food poisoning victims discharged

t least 121 out of the 125 people admitted at Mashesha Health Centre in the south-western district of Rusizi after drinking suspected contaminated banana juice at a wedding ceremony last weekend have been discharged, local authorities and medical sources have said. The incident occurred in Gitambi...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:00am

Kabuye plant repairs push sugar imports up

The high volumes of sugar and sweets contributed to a general increase of Rwanda’s import bill during the first six months of 2014, revealed the central bank governor John Rwangombwa, in his Monetary Policy and Financial Stability Statement, presented last week. Between January and June this...

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 12:00am

Reconsider conflict intervention models, says genocide scholar

Dr Mukesh Kapila some times introduces himself as one who witnessed the last genocide of the 20th century and the first one of the 21st century (The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and the Darfur genocide, respectively). In the second one, he was the United Nations country representative to...

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 12:00am

Premier salutes Police for consolidating peace

Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi yesterday commended the Rwanda National Police for playing a central role in not only restoring law and order but also fostering peace and security following the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Murekezi was speaking at the launch of a new Police Book, entitled ‘...

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:00am

Barbara Bush leads global youth to honour Genocide victims

Barbara Bush, the daughter of the 43rd US President George W. Bush, led a group of around 150 youth from about 16 countries to pay homage to victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Barbara is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Global Health Corps (GHC), a US based...

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:00am

Mutuelle de Santé: What is behind falling subscriptions?

The Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) has commissioned a study to investigate falling subscriptions for Mutuelle de Santé, The New Times has learnt. Mutuelle de Santé, which is the country’s Community-Based Health Insurance system (CBHI) covering the majority of Rwandans,...

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 12:00am

Fire brigade battling fire razing parts of Quartier Mateus in Kigali's Central Business District.

Four fire brigade trucks are on the scene still battling the blaze that razed parts of Quartier Mateus in the  Kigali Central Business District this afternoon. Currently one building is still in flames while others are smoldering. The National Police, assisted by the RDF, has cordoned off the...

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 12:00am