Kelly Rwamapera

Bugesera to resume issuing construction permits

Authorities in Bugesera District have said they will lift the ban on construction permits in areas that have completed their masterplans this month. Authorities had suspended issuing construction permits in October last year in areas that had many unplanned settlements. Since then, residents of...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

More Burundi refugees arrive

Twenty-five Burundians yesterday crossed the border to Rwanda to seek asylum. The group, made up of 15 children, seven women and three men, was received at Nemba border post and transferred to Gashora Transit Camp in Bugesera District Authorities did not reveal what prompted them to seek refuge...

Saturday, January 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

Entebbe runway closed after Ethiopian Airlines skids off runway

Inbound international flights at Entebbe International Airport, Uganda, have been affected by an Ethiopian Airlines plane that overshot the runaway, Uganda Civil Aviation Authority said. “An incident happened at Entebbe International Airport this morning as an Ethiopian Airlines flight...

Thursday, January 3, 2019, 12:14 PM

Minister Busingye urges lawyers on transparency

Justice Minister and Attorney General, Johnston Busingye, has called on lawyers to be more transparent and avoid bribery on behalf of their clients or otherwise. Busingye was addressing the lawyers at the Rwanda Bar Association’s (RBA) annual General Assembly held in Kigali yesterday....

Saturday, December 29, 2018, 12:00 AM

Police: Eight accidents recorded on Christmas Day, one fatality

At least one person is reported to have been killed in one of the eight accidents that were recorded countrywide on Christmas Day, according to information from Rwanda National Police. According to Commissioner of Police John Bosco Kabera, the Spokesperson of Rwanda National Police, the accidents...

Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 12:05 AM

Marriott Hotel brings festive cheer to vulnerable children

Marriott Hotel in Kigali shared Christmas and New Year with 30 children with severe disabilities and their parents at Heroes Day Care Centre located in Gikondo in Kicukiro District. As part of Marriott’s Spirit to Serve, a social corporate outreach programme, the hotel’s staff members...

Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 12:00 AM

Ignorance of right to treatment ‘major cause for new HIV/AIDS infections’

Despite significant strides by governments in making HIV/ AIDS treatment a human right in Africa, both infected people and the general public are not yet aware of the rights of people living with the virus. The observation was made yesterday in Kigali during a meeting between the African...

Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 1:10 AM

Police cautions private security firms on overworking guards

Rwanda National Police has raised concern regarding the overworking of guards by private security companies, which they say reduces the level of vigilance in the wider range of security at public facilities. The police commissioner for Private Security Service Providers (PSSP) Assistant...

Monday, December 17, 2018, 3:09 PM

Most of Africa’s intellectual property ‘unregistered’

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) is concerned that most new discoveries in Africa remain unregistered, which threatens innovation development. Experts in patent protection from over 15 African countries said this yesterday in Kigali while laying new strategies to...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 12:10 AM

Court of Appeal maintains 10 years jail term for ivory trafficker

The Court of Appeal in Kigali dismissed the appeal of Reverien Nshimiyimana who had been convicted by the High Court Rwamagana Chamber for trafficking protected endangered animal species. The court read its ruling yesterday in the absence of the appellant and his lawyer. It said Nshimiyimana...

Friday, December 7, 2018, 12:06 AM

Why the Rwigaras were acquitted

The High Court dropped all charges against Adeline Mukangemanyi Rwigara and Diane Rwigara, citing insufficient evidence tabled by prosecution to conclusively pin them on charges they stood accused. The duo alongside four others who were tried in absentia, were accused of inciting insurrection...

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 7:06 PM

FEATURED: Spedag introduces real-time cargo track and trace system

Spedag Interfreight, the leading logistics company in the region, have unveiled their real-time track and trace solution dubbed PeriSpoor, which has been made available to the firm’s more than 500 interested stake-holders. This innovative product allows the customer to track their cargo...

Monday, December 3, 2018, 9:26 AM

Judiciary wants mediators to handle minor crimes

Judges and prosecutors say many minor cases brought before them are unnecessarily bogging down the judicial system, suggesting that they be handled by Abunzi (local mediators). The workload has drastically increased since 2015 and officials say it is affecting the time effectiveness of delivering...

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 11:49 PM

NURC calls out Pentecostal clerics over divisionism

The president of National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC), Bishop John Rucyahana, has advised leaders of the Association of Pentecostal Churches in Rwanda to “be on guard” and end divisionism that has been manifested itself in the church for many years. Rucyahana was...

Thursday, November 22, 2018, 11:25 PM

Rucyahana meets Pentecostal clerics over reconciliation effort

The Chairman at National Unity and Reconciliation Commission Bishop John Rucyahana on Thursday met senior clerics at the Association of Pentecostal Churches in Rwanda (ADEPR). The meeting took place at the church-owned Dove Hotel located in Gisozi, Gasabo District. Speaking to The New Times...

Thursday, November 22, 2018, 12:03 PM

Bandora appeals 30-year jail term for Genocide

Genocide convict Charles Bandora yesterday appealed his 30-year sentence in the Supreme Court in Kigali. He was found guilty for Genocide committed in the former Commune Ngenda (currently Bugesera District) by the High Court Specialised Chamber for International Crimes in May 2015. The 65-year-old...

Thursday, November 22, 2018, 8:35 AM

Husband to deceased city pastor Mutesi challenges life sentence at High Court

Drake Mugisha, the husband to Maggie Mutesi who in September last year mysteriously died at her home in Kigali, has appealed against a life sentence given to him by Nyarugenge Intermediate Court. Mugisha on Thursday appealed against the life sentence for having strangled his wife to death....

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 10:51 PM

Prosecution seeks 22 years for Diane, Adeline Rwigara

Prosecution on Wednesday implored High Court to sentence both Diane Rwigara and Adeline Mukangemanyi Rwigara to 22 years of imprisonment over a litany of charges including attempting to cause insurrection, stocking divisionism and forgery among others. They also recommended a fine of Rwf3 million...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7:39 PM

Literature teachers optimistic about students’ grades even with limited resources

Literature teachers say they expect good grades from the first students to be examined under the Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) despite teaching with limited resources. Literature is taught in O’ and A’ levels whose national examinations are scheduled November 20-30, when the first...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 7:41 PM

FEATURED: FAGACE, Coqebanque ink deal to finance pharmaceutical plant

African Guarantee and Economic Cooperation Fund (FAGACE) has signed a deal with Cogebanque to fund the construction of Rwanda’s largest pharmaceutical plant. The plant, which is being constructed by Apex Biotech, is worth $20 million. Under the arrangement, Cogebaque will fund the project...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 9:43 PM