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Is Airtel Rwanda playing 'dirty' in new Advertising campaign?

Airtel Rwanda recently launched a new advertising campaign which has been interpreted as targeting clients on its rival MTN network. This has triggered mixed reactions from the public owing to the nature of the campaign. Although the ad does not explicitly mention the rival by name, it uses the...

Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 10:21am

What can be done to check the raging floods in Kigali suburbs?

Urban planners have disclosed that a storm water management plan being devised could be the sustainable solution to manage floods that have ravaged the different suburbs of the City of Kigali. Storm water is surface water in abnormal quantities resulting from heavy rainfall and experts say the...

Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 12:15am

Why AC Group increased maternity leave for employees to five months

While some employers may be wary of hiring young women for fear that they will be away from work during maternity leave, AC Group, a Rwandan technology company, is offering their employees five months paid maternity leave. This is, among other things, underpinned by the belief that there is a...

Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 12:14am

PM to brief Parliament on education sector

Prime Minister Édouard Ngirente is expected to appear in Parliament next week on Tuesday, December 1, where he will update members of both chambers on the national status of education and the way forward. Ngirente’s briefing was initially scheduled earlier in March but was postponed as the...

Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 12:13am

What Nyamasheke elderly woman left for President Kagame in her will

In a remote village of Bushekeri, Nyamashake District, a small group of people mostly from the Association of Widows of the Genocide against the Tutsi (Avega Agahozo), gathered on Tuesday to fulfill a promise made by a genocide widow before dying. The deceased genocide widow, Marianne...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 12:24am

Fire safety: RURA bids to enforce electrical installation standards

Rwanda Utilities and Regulatory Authority (RURA) has taken initial steps to enforce requirements electricians must meet before they can be allowed to conduct electrical installations in buildings. The move to enforce the Electrical Installations Regulations seeks to purge unqualified...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 12:23am

Inside Rwanda’s Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution

Rwanda is now home to the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, thanks to the collaboration between the government through the Ministry of ICT and Innovation, and the World Economic Forum. The centre is one of the many operating across the world, working to promote emerging technologies...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 12:22am

What are BPR’s personal savings services?

As end of year nears and many commence making New Year plans, many probably have set goals and targets of purchases and investments they would like to make in the coming year. Among the ways to finance the grand plans is through putting aside part of one’s income as savings. As most...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 12:21am

RSSB’s next plan? Homes at Rwf35m

In an attempt to address the growing deficit of affordable housing in the City of Kigali, Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) has announced plans to ‘soon’ break ground for a housing estate that will deliver homes for as little as Rwf35 million. This is part of the plan by...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 12:20am

Government to privatize Burera Beach Resort

Burera District has finally made a decision to privatize Burera Beach Resort hotel before it publicly starts operations, The New Times has learned. The multi-million property, which is located in Kagogo Sector and nestled between lakes Burera and Ruhondo, the hotel was built with an intention to...

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 5:29pm

City of Kigali seizes over 50 stalled construction projects

The City of Kigali has repossessed some 58 private properties, including plots of land and unfinished construction projects, citing delays in their development. The repossessed unfinished construction projects, authorities said, have not been making progress in regard to executing the...

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 12:11am

PM Ngirente urges business community to sustain fight against Covid-19 and its effects

Best taxpayers were on Friday, November 20, 2020, recognised for their resolute efforts to pay taxes to sustain the government's development agenda in the financial year 2019/2020. They were honoured during the 18th Edition of the Taxpayers Appreciation Day celebrated at the Kigali...

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 8:00pm

New partnership to ensure transparency in mineral supply chain

LuNa Smelter, the sole producer and exporter of tin in both Eastern and Central Africa, has entered partnership with Minespider, Google, and the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum, and Gas Board (RMB) to pilot a tool that will foster transparency in mineral supply chain in Rwanda. Dubbed OreSource...

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 9:33am

Rwanda ratifies 5 bilateral deals to expand aerospace network

Parliament Wednesday, November 18 approved a draft law that paves a way for Rwanda to co-operate in the aviation sector with 5 countries in the aviation sector. The countries are Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia, Somalia and Tunisia. So far a total of 52 Bilateral Air Service...

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 11:52pm

Rwanda ranked seventh best travel destination for 2021

Rwanda has been ranked the seventh best travel destinations in 2021, according to Forbes’ Bucket List Travel. The travel guide on Thursday, November 19, 2020 released twenty-one best places in the world that are of classic travel for great sights and convenient travel in 2021. According...

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 11:06pm

Police opens new automobile inspection centres upcountry

Rwanda National Police (RNP), on Friday, November 20, opened three new Automobile Inspection Centres in the provinces, as the force continues to improve and extend related services closer to the people. The new facilities worth over Frw3 billion, built in less than two years, are in the Southern...

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 10:49pm

Peace is a prerequisite for development - Kagame

President Paul Kagame on Friday, November 20, told regional heads of state that peace and security was the most important element to ensure the region thrives. He was addressing a heads of state summit held virtually under the auspices of the International Conference on the Great Lakes...

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 6:55pm

100 students to get scholarship under new deal between Imbuto Foundation and Chinese embassy

The Chinese Embassy in Rwanda and Imbuto Foundation on Thursday, November 19, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) worth Rwf30 million, to provide scholarships for 100 brilliant students from vulnerable backgrounds. Beneficiaries of this programme receive assistance of up to $300...

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 6:31pm

Will the returnees’ more than 1,400 children go to school?

Innocent Ntakirutimana, 15, a short strong boy, stood out in a group of kids at the end of the gathering during Tuesday’s ceremony at the Transit Centre. Ntakirutimana is the oldest in a family of six children who were all at the camp with their mother. They also came from Kalehe, he said...

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 12:01pm

Rwanda Bar Association clarifies on reciprocity in legal practice

Recently, there emerged claims that Vincent Lurquin, a Belgian lawyer affiliated to the Brussels Bar Association was denied the right to give legal assistance to Paul Rusesabagina in Rwanda. Rusesabagina is one of the 18 suspects linked to MRCD-FLN and faces several charges linked to terrorism...

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 6:43am

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