Kelly Rwamapera

How local distillery is trying to gain edge in local market

On the way towards Rebero Hill, in Kicukiro District is the Thousand Hills Distillery, the first place in East Africa where coffee liqueurs, Rums, Whiskies, Vodkas Gins and the unusual Macadamia nut liqueurs are distilled. In 2014, two investors, Daniel Hogan and Stephen Knoef, came to the country...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

Former American diplomat to be honoured in Kigali for confronting genocide in Cambodia

A former American envoy to Cambodia will Thursday be honoured in Kigali for confronting genocide and promoting humanity. Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn will receive the Steven Krulis Champion of Humanity Distinguished Service Award from Aegis Trust, an organisation dedicated to preventing future...

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 12:00 PM

FEATURED: Banque Populaire reopens Gisozi and Nyabugogo branches

Banque Populaire Atlas Mara has reopened their two branches at Gisozi and Nyabugogo, some of their busiest branches in Kigali. The branches were temporarily closed in November last year such that they could be face lifted and widened to accommodate the increasing number of clients that flocked in...

Friday, February 22, 2019, 2:39 PM

Bailiffs: Banks frustrating judgment execution of debtors

The Professional Bailiffs Association (PBA) has implored the Ministry of Justice to intervene by dealing with banks and insurance firms that frustrate the process of judgment execution of public funds from debtors. During their annual conference held on Friday, the...

Saturday, February 16, 2019, 12:51 PM

Human trafficking convict appeals eight year sentence

Claver Twagirumukiza, who was in 2016 sentenced to eight year in prison and fined Rwf2 million by the High Court in Kigali for human trafficking crimes has appealed to the Court of Appeal in Kigali. Twagirumukiza was arrested in December 2015 after three girls who used to work at his bar in Busia...

Friday, February 15, 2019, 12:33 AM

Civil society pushes for more investment in public health

The African Civil Society Platform for Health (ACSPH) has requested African governments to increase investment in the public health sector. They made the call last week on the sidelines of the African Union Summit that took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “While Africa registered progress...

Thursday, February 14, 2019, 12:19 AM

Court throws out Byannyahe case, cites procedural flaws

Gasabo Intermediate Court in Kigali dismissed the case filed by residents of Kangondo I and Kangondo II zones who had petitioned the court in protest of the way they were being expropriated for their property to relocate. The two zones make up what is commonly known as Bannyahe, located right next...

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 12:32 PM

Gakenke District moves to attach property of former employee convicted of embezzlement

Gakenke District will have to wait a little longer to recover funds stolen by its former employee after struggling to implement a court decision to attach the convict’s property. The convict, Edouard Nizeyimana, was working as an accountant when he embezzled the funds. By forging signatures...

Monday, February 11, 2019, 3:28 PM

Those who owe Govt money could see services curtailed

The Ministry of Justice revealed that they have already shared names of people who owe money to the Government on several databases that serve the public so that the debtors receive limited services until they settle their debt. Some Rwf7.3 billion is owed to the Government by people who lost...

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 12:00 AM

Gasabo District, slum dwellers in court over expropriation dispute

Residents of Bannyahe, one of the largest slums in Kigali, Wednesday appeared before Gasabo Intermediate Court in a case where Gasabo District authorities are defendants. The residents, who occupy two zones of Kangondo I and Kangondo II – which make up Bannyahe, dragged the district to...

Friday, February 8, 2019, 12:51 AM

Gasabo District, Bannyahe residents in court over expropriation

Residents of Kigali’s largest slum commonly known as Bannyahe Wednesday appeared before Gasabo Intermediate Court in a case where Gasabo District authorities are defendants. The residents who occupy two zones of Kangondo I and Kangondo II – which make up Bannyahe – dragged...

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 5:43 PM

Sanlam Group acquires Saham and Soras insurance companies

Sanlam Group of Companies has taken over Soras Assurance General Ltd and Saham Assurance Rwanda Ltd following an acquisition of the two companies. The duo was fully acquired by Sanlam, a South African company, following a process that began in 2014 when Sanlam acquired a 63 per cent stake in Soras...

Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 12:06 AM

Prosecution seeks life sentence for Genocide convict Bandora

Prosecution implored Supreme Court to hand life sentence to Charles Bandora, a Genocide convict who appealed against the 30 years imprisonment handed to him by High Court. Bandora was the vice chairperson of the genocidal political outfit MRND in Commune Ngenda and a leader of the business...

Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 10:25 AM

Rwanda, Morocco to partner in digital court programme

Rwanda and Morocco will today sign a raft of agreements for partnership in the justice sector, including collaboration on the latter’s implementation of the digital court project. Moroccan Justice Minister Mohamed Aujjar is leading a delegation from the North African country on an...

Monday, January 21, 2019, 11:43 PM

Genocide survivors’ body to finalise documentation of wiped out families

11 districts will from next month undergo an exercise of documenting wiped-out families in a process that will end in May 2019 before their commemoration in the same month. Fidele Nsengiyaremye, the Executive Secretary of Groupe des Anciens Etudiants et Elèves Rescapés du Genocide (GAERG), an...

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 12:35 AM

Wiped out families:The case of the Mbwaga’s

One of the saddest facts about the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi is that some families were completely wiped out. A family is considered wiped out when both parents and all the children are killed. At least 9,706 families from 42,647 households in 19 districts were annihilated during the...

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Genocide survivors association launches career guidance and counselling centre

The organisation founded by Rwandan graduates who survived the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, which is commonly known by its French acronym of GAERG has unveiled a centre to offer career guidance and counselling services. The Aheza Healing and Career Centre was launched Sunday in Bugesera District...

Monday, January 14, 2019, 11:29 AM

Autopsy reports still a challenge in delivering justice in murder crimes

When one dies mysteriously, convention has it that the body undergoes an autopsy to ascertain the cause of the death. Last year, prosecution processed 539 murder cases of which they submitted 412 to court, with a conviction rate that stands above 80 per cent. The spokesman of the National Public...

Saturday, January 12, 2019, 12:00 AM

Govt sets up anti-GBV centre at every sector

Stakeholders are set to roll out more centres aimed at extending services related to fighting, treating and investigating Gender Based Violence (GBV) to the people.  The move will see anti-GBV services increased from 30 Isange One Stop Centres (one in each district) to 500, with at least one...

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 12:08 AM

Sponsored: Qatar Airways discounts fares for travelling to new destinations

Qatar Airways has launched an exclusive promotion for its passengers who travel to new destinations in 2019. The global sales promotions will offer passengers a discount of 20 per cent on fares and will also receive 50 per cent bonus Qmiles and Qpoints in Economy Class and double Qmiles and...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 12:00 AM