Q&A

Children forums a pillar of nation building– Nyiramatama

The recently concluded elections for children representatives on different forums ranging from the cell to the national level, have been hailed as a success. The New Times’ Frank Kanyesigye interviewed Zaina Nyiramatama, the Executive Secretary of the National Children Council, who talked of...

Monday, September 3, 2012 - 12:00am

Tourism industry unfazed by global crisis, sets higher targets

DESPITE the global financial crisis which is biting into most of the largest economies especially Europe, Rwanda’s tourism industry remains on the positive, with expected revenues this year projected to increase to $277 million up from last year’s $252m. The New Times’ Frank...

Monday, June 11, 2012 - 12:00am

Paul Kagame: You can not build democracy on sand

As the President of a small poor country whose economic and social progress is indisputable, the Head of State elaborates on his concept of good governance, and reveals the two sides of him: both democratic and authoritarian.  Power has not made Paul Kagame any heavier, literally and...

Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 12:00am

Investment is an important part of China-Africa cooperation - Jia Qinglin

During the just concluded African Union Summit, African Heads of State and Government inaugurated the AU Conference Complex built with support from China. Jia Qinglin, the Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference gave insights into the...

Friday, February 3, 2012 - 12:00am

Rwanda’s story of building a shared vision for its future is encouraging-Nigerian investor

TONY O. ELUMELU, MFR A Brief Profile 1.Tony O. Elumelu is the Chairman of Heirs Holdings Limited, an African investment companycommitted to economic transformation in Africa through long-term investments thatgenerate economic prosperity and social wealth. 2.  He is also Founder of The Tony...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 12:00am

We must support local artistes-Alpha

Tusker Project Fame All Stars winner Alpha Rurangira talks to Fred Oluoch-Ojiwah  of The New Times before he sets off to Kenya to perform in a star studded gig as part of the regional music award. Has events in the last 3 months refined your career in any way?Yes, the events in the last 3...

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 12:00am

East Africa community’s efforts to achieve a political federation are on track – Kiraso

This week, the East African Community (EAC) will hold the first ever Regional meeting of Political Parties in Nairobi, Kenya. The New Times’ Senior Reporter  Gashegu Muramira, interacted with the EAC Deputy Secretary General (Political Federation) Beatrice Kiraso on the objectives of the...

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 12:00am

"Our relations must not be polluted by the past"

Rwandan President Paul Kagame is not making an apology from Paris a prerequisite for establishment of new links. Following Nicolas Sarkozy’s visit to Kigali in February 2010, Paul Kagame arrived here Sunday to seal the reconciliation with France, which is accused by Rwanda of complicity in the...

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 12:00am

Rwanda’s inaugural Senate has been successful – Dr Biruta

This month marks the end of Rwanda\s first-ever Senate, one of the two chambers of our Parliament. The New Times’ Senior Reporter Edwin Musoni talked to the President of the Senate, Dr Vincent Biruta, and the latter shared his views on a wide-range of issues including the independence of Parliament...

Monday, September 12, 2011 - 12:00am

Global broadband meeting is an opportunity to share experience

Rwanda will next week a host a meeting to shape a global strategy for diffusion of broadband technology. Fred Oluoch-Ojiwah of The New Times spoke to David Kanamugire, Permanent Secretary  in the Ministry of Information  and Communication Technology at The Office of The President , on the...

Monday, September 5, 2011 - 12:00am

RDB in new re-orientation strategy to boost its mandate-Gara

Rwanda Development Board(RDB) has embarked on a new re-orientation strategy. In this exclusive interview, RDB CEO John Gara talks to Fred Oluoch-Ojiwah of The New Times on what this entails. Excerpts Is it true that RDB been re-organised?It is not true to say that RDB has been re-organised. In...

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 12:00am

‘No more chance for Rwandan producers to make average movies’—Rwanda Film Festival Event Organiser

Following the success of the just concluded Rwanda Film Festival (RFF), The New Times (TNT) caught up with Pierre Kayitana, Producer and Event organizer of RFF to speak about the outcome of the film season in Rwanda. TNT: What were the major highlights of the 2011 Rwanda Film Festival? The theme...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 12:00am

There are many areas of engagement with Rwanda-- Indian chamber of commerce official

Clarence Fernandes, who has wrapped up a working visit to Rwanda, is the Co-Chairman, Travel and Tourism Committee of the Indian Merchant’s Chamber. During his mission to Rwanda, Fernandes who also doubles up as Chairman of Rwanda Renaissance, an organisation set up to enhance trade and investments...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 12:00am

UK Aid to Rwanda will increase by 50 percent over the next four years— UK Secretary of State for Overseas Development

HON. ANDREW MITCHELL,   the current UK Secretary of State for Overseas Development was recently in Rwanda for a working visit. During his visit Hon.Mitchell   announced new measures that have high potential of profoundly effecting how Aid is administered in Africa. Just prior to...

Friday, August 5, 2011 - 12:00am

UK Aid to Rwanda will increase by 50 percent over the next four years— UK Secretary of State for Overseas Development

HON. ANDREW MITCHELL,   the current UK Secretary of State for Overseas Development was recently in Rwanda for a working visit. During his visit Hon.Mitchell   announced new measures that have high potential of profoundly effecting how Aid is administered in Africa. Just prior to...

Friday, August 5, 2011 - 12:00am

Rwanda will achieve its Vision 2020 aspirations-RDB COO

As the economy goes past the second quarter of the year, registered investments by Rwanda Development Board(RDB) should provide indicators on the match towards Rwanda’s transformation . In this exclusive interview RDB Chief Operating Officer(COO) Clare Akamanzi talks to Fred Oluoch-Ojiwah of The...

Friday, July 22, 2011 - 12:00am

We are embarking on Hillywood’s biggest movie project to tell Rwanda’s story—Eric Kabera

We are embarking on Hillywood’s biggest movie project to tell Rwanda’s story—Eric Kabera Rwanda’s budding movie industry-Hillywood is embarking on what is billed as its biggest movie project ever—the planned shooting of Rwanda’s liberation struggle. FRED OLUOCH-OJIWAH of The New Times talks to ERIC...

Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 12:00am

Music is my passion and studying medicine is my dream—Tom Close

THOMAS MUYOMBO otherwise known by his stage name, TOM CLOSE is one of Rwanda’s leading musicians. Tom Close is set to thrill his fans with what is billed as one of the biggest concerts in Kigali in recent times. The event will coincide with the launch of his third album. By staging the event...

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 12:00am

Stars, Lights & Fame: Pierre Kayitana speaks about Rwanda’s Film industry

It is one year since PIERRE L. KAYITANA became an ambassador for “Film Without Borders”—a project that aims at raising a generation of filmmakers by training 15 to 18 year-olds in this sector. The Film’s senior Producer is among a team of emissaries from the three countries chosen to pilot the...

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 12:00am

Govt invested in ICT to provide universal and affordable access - John Gara

The third part of the national ICT development plan is set to be rolled out this year. Rwanda Development Board (RDB) CEO John Gara , while holding an exclusive interview  with Fred Oluoch-Ojiwah of The New Times talks about how the plan  will be implemented. Government has no business...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 12:00am