Kelly Rwamapera

RIB official urges closer regional ties in fight against cybercrime

An official with Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has called on institutions in charge of crime investigation in the region to work more closely to counter cybercrime. Peter Karake, the Director General for Crime Intelligence and Counter Terrorism at RIB, made the call yesterday at the...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 11:17 PM

Ex-ADEPR leadership arraigned in Gasabo court over economic crimes

Twelve former members of the executive committee and pastors of the Association of the Pentecostal Church of Rwanda (ADEPR) were yesterday arraigned in the Chamber of Economic Crimes at the Intermediate Court of Gasabo in Kigali. The accused include Jean Sibomana, the Church’s former...

Monday, October 29, 2018, 11:13 PM

Ex-BRD boss Kanyankole remanded

The primary court of Nyarugenge on Tuesday denied bail to Alex Kanyankole who is accused of favouritism and soliciting for and receiving illegal benefits in order to offer a service. The court said that there is already substantial evidence implicating the former CEO of the Development Bank of...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 11:58 AM

RALC to publish book on values and customs

Rwanda Academy of Language and Culture (RALC) is set to publish a book that incorporates the nation’s values and customs. The announcement was made by RALC yesterday while presenting the book to partners that included a cluster of ministries, commissions, civil society and others. The book...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 12:32 AM

Ivory trafficking convict appeals 10-year sentence

An elephant tusks trafficker who is serving a ten-year jail term has claimed a police officer had recruited him as an informer that could lead to the arrest of prime suspects. Révérien Nshimiyimana was on Monday appearing before the Court of Appeal in Kigali after he appealed against the sentence...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 1:22 AM

Zigama gets new boss

Major General Emmanuel Bayingana has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of Zigama Credit and Savings Society (CSS). Bayingana has replaced Albert Murasira, who was last week appointed the Minister for Defence. Bayingana has been the Vice Chairman of the National Itorero Commission....

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 1:20 AM

District slashes Bugesera FC budget by 33 per cent

Bugesera District has reduced their annual sponsorship budget to topflight football league side Bugesera FC by 33.3 per cent starting with the 2018/2019 season. The district’s budget to the club will be trimmed from Rwf60m to Rwf40m. According to the district mayor, Richard Mutabazi, the...

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 11:32 PM

Kanyankole arraigned, charged with favoritism

The former CEO of the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD), Alex Kanyankole, on Thursday appeared before court for the second consecutive day for mention of his case. Kanyankole, who was arrested early this month, was arraigned before the Nyamirambo-based Nyarugenge Primary Court where he was charged...

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 6:39 PM

Bugesera District suspends issuance of construction permits

Bugesera District has temporarily suspended issuing construction permits for both residential and commercial buildings, citing encroachment on arable land from commercial and residential property developers. District officials told The New Times that they have suspended all housing related...

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 12:05 AM

How Bugesera farmers are maintaining high productivity despite dry spells

Despite a somewhat dry spell in Bugesera District, farmers from the area reported good harvests of beans, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, avocadoes, papaws and mangoes. Beata Ntabaganyimana and Mathias Sindibara, from Ruhuha Sector in Bugesera District, are among those that reported good harvest...

Monday, October 15, 2018, 11:57 PM

Habineza elected spokesperson for political parties’ forum

The General Assembly of the National Consultative Forum of Political Organisations (NFPO) has elected Frank Habineza and Athanasie Nyiragwaneza as the Forum’s spokesperson and vice spokesperson, respectively. Habineza is the Chairman of the Democratic Green party of Rwanda while...

Friday, October 12, 2018, 12:05 AM

Lower House sets up new standing committees, elects heads

Members of Parliament on Tuesday elected chairpersons and vice chairpersons of the nine standing committees through which legislative and government oversight activities will be conducted in the next five years. First time legislator, Jean-Chrysostome Ngabitsinze was elected chairperson of the...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 12:02 PM

Senate calls for more efforts to educate historically marginalised Rwandans

Senators have called upon the Ministry of Education and its partners to pay extra attention to the issue of children from the historically marginalised families, who, according to a study, have continued to lag behind others in education. They made the call on Tuesday as the Minister for...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 12:54 AM

Three imprisoned ivory tusk smugglers appeal their sentences

By Kelly Rwamapera   Three menwho are imprisoned in Ntsinda Prison for illegally dealing in ivory and elephant tusks have challenged their sentences in the Court of Appeal in Kigali. The appeal hearing for Said Ndahayo, Révérien Nshimiyimana and Emile Mutsindashyaka is scheduled for October...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 12:46 AM

High Court grants bail to Diane, Adeline Rwigara

High Court on Friday granted bail to Diane Rwigara and her mother Adeline Mukamugemanyi-Rwigara, saying that some of the reasons for which they had been remanded no longer existed. In applying for bail earlier this week, the two women stated that since prosecution had concluded investigations for...

Friday, October 5, 2018, 1:26 PM

Zimbabwe’s ruling party cadres call on RPF secretary general

The Secretary General of the ruling Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) on Thursday received a delegation from their Zimbabwean counterparts ZANU-PF. The ZANU-PF delegation was led by Sithembiso G.G Nyoni, the party Secretary for Business Enterprise, who is also the country’s Minister for...

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 11:25 PM

Police recognises artists for role in fighting crime

A month-long countrywide community policing art and culture competition dedicated towards crime prevention ended yesterday with Rwanda National Police (RNP) rewarding the best artists. The competition centred on two disciplines; music and poems with a focus on fighting drug abuse, child...

Friday, September 28, 2018, 1:03 AM

RGB warns public against false teachings

Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) has warned the public to be wary of religious leaders who fleece money from worshipers and mislead them. The warning is contained in a public notice, which was released on Tuesday in which RGB raised concerns over misleading preaching from some self-styled prophets...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 11:52 PM

Busingye urges legal officers to enhance accountability

The Minister for Justice and Attorney General, Jonhston Busingye, has asked legal officers in public institutions to step up accountability levels in their institutions to avoid losses and being dragged to courts of law. Minister Busingye was meeting over 120 legal advisors from public...

Monday, September 24, 2018, 1:05 AM

KCB donates iron sheets to Ruhango disaster victims

KCB Bank Rwanda on Thursday donated iron sheets to 50 households in Ruhango District, whose houses were destroyed in rain-induced disasters earlier this year. The donation, worth Rwf11 million, was handed over to beneficiaries in the presence of Minister Jeanne d’Arc de Bonheur of Disaster...

Saturday, September 22, 2018, 12:29 AM