Kelly Rwamapera

DR Congo, Uganda host most Genocide fugitives

The Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda host the largest number of fugitives wanted in Rwanda for their role in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, statistics from the National Public Prosecution Authority show. According to the prosecution, DR Congo is home to 372 indicted Genocide suspects...

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 1:13 AM

Former REB bosses Gasana and Rutayisire released on bail

Gasabo Primary Court on Tuesday granted bail to five former leaders at Rwanda Education Board (REB) who were arrested on 22 March for alleged complicity in embezzling public funds. Two former director generals at REB Janvier Gasana and Dr John Rutayisire were arrested along with Ali Harelimana...

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 1:04 AM

FEATURED: Park Inn Hotel commits to partner with children’s NGO

Park Inn Hotel in Kigali inked partnership with SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda in a variety of areas that will benefit thousands of children beneficiaries of the organization. The four agreements were signed on Wednesday April 3, 2019 in Kigali at Park Inn Hotel, part of Radisson Hotel Group...

Friday, April 5, 2019, 8:26 AM

Former Top Service boss appeals seven-year sentence

A Former Managing Director of Top Service Ltd has appealed the seven-year sentence he was handed by the Gasabo Intermediate Court in Kigali in 2017. Ladislas Mwitende was convicted of forgery and use of forged documents to accumulate gains. Mwitende and his three lawyers lodged the appeal on...

Friday, April 5, 2019, 1:16 AM

Rwanda to open rehabilitation centre for people with disabilities

The National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) has announced a new rehabilitation centre for people with disabilities. The Rwf1.5 billion centre, in Gahini in Kayonza District in Eastern Province, will be inaugurated on April 17, 2019. The centre has one more year of funding with...

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 12:30 AM

How Rwigema’s passion for teaching influenced the education system

While the Rwanda Patriotic Army (RPA-Inkotanyi) was fighting to liberate on different fronts Rwanda, John Rwigema was making a mark in the country’s education sector. For 18 years, Rwigema contributed greatly to the country’s education system. A teacher by profession, he took it upon...

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 12:00 AM

Businesses reluctant to embrace small claims procedure, judiciary says

In an effort to improve the business environment, the Government last year rolled out small claims procedure to help businesses easily settle corporate legal issues. Under small claims procedure, cases are litigated between 20-30 days, maximum, at any primary court in the country, rather than seek...

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 12:00 AM

Kanyankole, prosecution battle over bribery case

Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD), Alex Kanyankole, appeared in court on Friday to answer charges of bribery while he was at the helm of the bank. Kanyankole was BRD’s CEO from 2013 to 2017 during which period he is accused of having irregularly...

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

Ntamabyariro appeals life sentence

The Court of Appeal (CoA) in Kigali Thursday heard the appeal of Agnes Ntamabyariro against the life sentence handed to her by the High Court in 2015. The 82-year old woman was a former Justice Minister before and during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. She is represented by Gatera...

Friday, March 29, 2019, 2:16 AM

Commercial banana farming productivity held back by farmers’ mindset

Residents of Musenyi Sector in Bugesera District are yet to embrace change and move from non-yielding indigenous breeds of banana (commonly known as Indaya), which authorities say is a mindset that is taking a little too long to change. The indigenous breed is only good for extracting juice to...

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Genocide: Supreme Court upholds 30-year jail sentence for Bandora

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the 30-year jail sentence for Genocide convict Charles Bandora which he had earlier been handed by the High Court’s specialised chamber for international crimes in 2015. The bench, that had Chief Justice Prof. Sam Rugege as presiding judge, ruled that the...

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 12:39 AM

Johnny Uwizeye: A musical talent gone too soon

Born in 1957,in Rusororo, in the current Gasabo District, Jean Baptiste Uwizeye, also known as Johnny, started his music career at the age of 15 in 1972, and went on to become a household name until 1994, when he was killed in the Genocide against the Tutsi. Evanice Mukamusoni, the widow of the...

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 12:00 AM

To abort or not to abort: The dilemma of a 14-year old

HER step father despises her and, on most days, throws her out of the family home that she has to spend a night with neighbours. It was under such circumstances that 14-year old Claudine (not real name) found herself at the mercy of a teenage vagabond, who raped her and left her with a pregnancy...

Friday, March 22, 2019, 12:32 AM

Rwamagana women on increasing agricultural profits

Ruth Mukarugina, her husband and three children live in Kavura Village, Rwamagana District in Eastern Province. Before she got married in 2010, the idea of growing maize for commercial purposes was not tempting because of the burdensome harvest and low prices, stated by some of the people who grew...

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

How proper harvest handling can turn around productivity

Before residents of Gahara Sector in Kirehe District, Eastern Province started proper post-harvest handling, they used to sell their maize at Rwf80-100 a kilogramme, which brought in little, if any, profits. Over the course of the last two years, residents have embraced proper handling of their...

Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 10:04 PM

Busingye seeks increased civil society participation in delivery of justice

The Minister of Justice Johnston Businye has appealed to civil society organisations to increase their role in the process of delivering justice.     Busingye who is also the Attorney General made the call on Monday at the launch of the Justice Week that is scheduled to continue...

Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 11:22 AM

Court seeks more evidence in human trafficking appeal case

The Court of Appeal in Kigali on Friday adjourned the ruling in a case involving a one Claver Twagirumukiza, previously convicted on human trafficking charges. The ruling had been scheduled for yesterday following the substantive trial last month but, judges resolved that they need to hear more...

Saturday, March 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

Bugesera swamps, where countless Tutsi families were exterminated

At one end of five-hectares of eucalyptus trees in Ntarama Sector is a memorial for victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi who were killed in a papyrus thicket on the banks of River Akanyaru. There are no bodies buried inside the memorial because they all perished in the marshland, part of...

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 12:08 AM

FEATURED: UAP Rwanda marks Women's Day by supporting a compassionate woman in Bugesera

Rwanda’s premier insurance company, UAP Insurance Rwanda, has donated foodstuff and a cow to Izere Nyamata, a centre for children with disabilities located in Nyamata, Bugesera district, Eastern Province. UAP Insurance Rwanda visited the centre, run by local women volunteers led by Cecile...

Monday, March 11, 2019, 9:54 AM

Belgium pledges increased support to bring to book genocide fugitives

The Belgian prosecution has agreed with their Rwandan counterparts to strengthen cooperation between the two entities to bring to book suspects responsible for the Genocide against the Tutsi, who are on Belgian soil. The pledge was made yesterday by the Federal Deputy Prosecutor of the Kingdom of...

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 12:00 AM