The New Times

Time to crack down hard on crooked bailiffs and their accomplices

There is never a day that passes without seeing auction notices splashed within our pages. Many are posted on behalf of banks due to non-performing loans. Nowadays, bailiffs have cleaned their act and no longer announce the names of the owners of the property, something that usually backfired on...

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 5:00 AM

A new resolution that is bound to spin heads

A new UN resolution that seems to have escaped the attention of most mainstream media is bound to open Pandora’s Box in many theatres, especially in conflict zones. On May 24, the UN Security Council approved a ban on the use of starvation as a weapon of war. This ruling will particularly...

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 5:21 AM

Editorial: The OAU ended apartheid; can AU do the same with corruption?

Today is Africa Day in honour of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) success in fighting colonialism and Apartheid. It is also its 55th anniversary. The OAU could be blamed for not attaining its main objective – Unity - but the predecessor of the African Union (AU) at least had some...

Friday, May 25, 2018, 4:50 AM

Editorial cartoon

The National Electoral Commission and various gender promotion organisations in the country have encouraged women to run for decision-making positions. The call comes just months ahead of the next parliamentary elections. 

Friday, May 25, 2018, 4:04 AM

The Arsenal deal is the sure deal

Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has carried out a major coup that is the talk of the internet. It has landed a sponsorship deal with one of the world’s largest and most famous football clubs; Arsenal. The mere mention of the deal was a mediatic triumph as it was widely reported on mainstream...

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 4:55 AM

Editorial Cartoon

APR FC on Monday beat Amagaju FC 6-0 to storm the summit of the Azam Rwanda Premier League.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 1:37 AM

Editorial: Kagitumba has gone 24hrs, what are others waiting for?

Despite the recent toll on East Africa’s trade infrastructure where heavy rains swept away bridges, cut off roads and caused severe flooding, the ease of doing trade has been growing day-by-day. One of the objectives of the two protocols of the East African Community – the Common...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 1:36 AM

Africa should strive to get it right this time

When the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was set up on May 25, 1963 there was a load of hope among many African leaders. Many countries were still having teething problems experimenting with independence. Africa at that time had some heavyweights such as Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya, Kwame Nkrumah...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 5:32 AM

Editorial: Local leaders can replicate Gatsibo village success

In May last year, a small village in Gatsibo District made headlines after it emerged that it had not recorded a single crime since the beginning of 2017. Kagarama village in Gitoki Sector, Gatsibo was declared a ‘crime free’ village thanks to a homegrown initiative known as ‘...

Monday, May 21, 2018, 3:06 AM

Editorial Cartoon

The National Electoral Commission and various gender organisations in the country have encouraged women to run for decision making positions.

Monday, May 21, 2018, 2:11 AM

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A campaign to reverse the trend of abuse of narcotic drugs in Nyarugenge District was launched yesterday as police, government ministries and parastatals, faith-based organisations, among others, came together to sensitise residents, especially the youth, on dangers of substance abuse.

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 2:11 AM

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The Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees wants to have its budget increased by 17 per cent, from Rwf4.5 billion in the current fiscal year to Rwf5.3 billion next fiscal year.

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 2:25 AM

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Pensioners have welcomed the move by Rwanda Social Security Board to implement a presidential order increasing benefits for retirees

Friday, May 18, 2018, 2:44 AM

Editorial: Thumbs up to rapid, well-coordinated Gatuna road response

It has been an unusually busy season of disasters, not only in our region, but the world over. A dam burst in Kenya, sweeping away scores of people, animals and homes. In Rwanda, River Sebeya broke its banks because of the heavy rains, taking lives, destroying property, and disrupting education as...

Friday, May 18, 2018, 2:40 AM

Visitors should be lured out of the city, but they need a reason to

When Rwanda set its sights on becoming a MICE (Meetings Incentives Conferences and Events) hub on the continent, many thought it was just another gamble. How would it wrestle the market away from the likes of South Africa, Kenya and North African countries that have always had the lion’s...

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 5:55 AM

Women are indispensable partners in development

On Sunday, the world celebrated Mothers’ Day. In Rwanda, mothers and women in general are evolving in a conducive gender environment and making important contributions to the country’s development. But that was not the way things were before far-reaching gender reforms; for instance,...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 11:05 PM

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Primary and high school teachers have appealed to the Government to give them laptops arguing that this would make them more effective in their work.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 1:31 AM

Editorial: Notorious Genocide convicts belong behind bars, not on our streets

Apart from Colonel Théoneste Bagosora, who is regarded as the mastermind of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Ngeze Hassan was perhaps the most notorious Genocide convict, Ngeze was the publisher of the infamous Kangura newspaper which, together with the hate radio station, Radio Télévision...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 1:22 AM

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Police and Rwanda Investigation Bureau last week arrested five people, including three nurses at Kayanga Health Centre in Gasabo District, for allegedly conniving to steal several equipment and drugs.

Monday, May 14, 2018, 1:21 AM

Editorial: Weather-induced losses must spur us to action

In response to deadly rains that have hit the country in the last few months leaving more than 200 people dead and billions of Francs worth of crops and other properties destroyed across the country, the Government last week announced it had set up a national ministerial level disaster response...

Monday, May 14, 2018, 1:15 AM