Kelly Rwamapera

FEATURED: 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...

Friday, September 21, 2018, 11:55 AM

Peace day to focus on the youth

This year’s International Day of Peace, to be celebrated on September 21, will bring together youth from across the country to discuss how to maintain peace through critical thinking. The National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC) explained that they chose the youth to lead the...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 11:57 PM

Public warned of potential disasters ahead of wet season

The public has been cautioned of potential disasters that could come with the wet season ahead, especially lightning, landslides, floods, storms and hailstorm. The Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affair (MIDIMAR) says that, usually, chances of disasters increase during rainy seasons...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 11:52 PM

Busingye urges clerics to avoid using religion for personal gains

The Minister for Justice and Attorney General, Johnston Busingye, has called on clerics to stick to values that promote the interest of those they lead other than pursuing personal gains. Busingye was officiating at the celebration of a continental religious liberty festival on Saturday at...

Monday, September 17, 2018, 12:46 AM

African clerics seek to omit colonial legacy from gospel

Over 500 religious leaders from across Africa are convening in Kigali for a three-day congress that’s being being held under the theme ‘Religious freedoms and building a tolerant continent of Africa’. The congress, organised by the General Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist...

Friday, September 14, 2018, 11:51 PM

African clerics seek to omit colonial legacy from gospel

Over 500 religious leaders from across Africa are convening in Kigali for a three-day congress being held under the theme ‘religious freedoms and building a tolerant continent of Africa’. The congress organised by the General Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church (SDA) started...

Friday, September 14, 2018, 12:27 PM

What you need to know about mountain gorillas

The rugged beauty of Rwanda’s mountains in the north is part of the Virunga Massif, the habitat for the largest surviving population of the Mountain Gorillas in the world. The last census of the gorillas, which was conducted in 2016, put the population in the Virunga Massif at 604. The...

Friday, September 7, 2018, 11:56 PM

Kamanzi, Maniriho are the youth representatives in Parliament

A total of 26 candidates from across the country on Tuesday contested for the two parliamentary seats reserved for the youth in an indirect election held at the headquarters of the National Electoral Commission (NEC) in Kimihurura. The electorate included eight members from each of the 30...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 2:15 AM

Teachers complain of discrepancies in school calendar

Some teachers have voiced their concerns over what they say are discrepancies between the school calendar and the curriculum. The school calendar has 39 weeks a year: The first term has 10 weeks, the second 15 and the third 14. An example is the syllabus for Biology in S.3, which dedicates...

Friday, August 24, 2018, 12:34 AM

Bugesera: 31 Genocide perpetrators reconciled with community, Church

Thirty-one Genocide perpetrators who have served their sentences handed down by Gacaca courts have reconciled with their communities in Bugesera District. This was during a ceremony held on Sunday at Nyamata Catholic Church. The Church has been instrumental in bringing such offenders who are...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 11:38 PM

PSF awards best exhibitors

The official closing of the 21st Rwanda International Trade Fair (RITF), commonly known as expo, saw a number of businesses that participated in the three-week event awarded. Apart from the usual awarding of best exhibitors, the Private Sector Federation (PSF) added eight other categories in the...

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 12:56 AM

Bugesera: RPF candidates promise to consolidate inclusiveness

Hundreds of residents of Juru Sector, Bugesera District in Eastern Province convened at Kabukuba on Tuesday for a campaign rally of Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) parliamentary candidates. Justine Mukobwa, one of the candidates and member of the outgoing lower chamber of parliament,...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 11:55 PM

Airtel-Tigo to pay Rwf120 million in interest to mobile money subscribers

Airtel-Tigo customers who deposit on the telecom’s financial platforms will from this quarter onwards be paid interest on funds held on their Airtel Money and Tigo Cash wallets on a daily basis. The development comes after the National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) gave a greenlight to the telecom...

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 11:29 PM

Expo: Foreign firms keen to set up shop in Rwanda

Many foreign firms taking part in the ongoing 2018 Rwanda International Trade Fair have expressed interest in registering their business in the country, it has emerged. Business Times has established that hardly a week after the opening of the three-week exhibition, eight foreign...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 11:00 PM

Four things you should know about Expo 2018

The 21st Rwanda International Trade Fair (RITF), commonly known as Expo, is slated to open today at the Gikondo Expo Ground in Kigali. Stephen Ruzibiza, the chief executive of Private Sector Federation (PSF), said there are several new aspects in this year’s edition, including fees...

Thursday, July 26, 2018, 12:09 AM

How mother of two dragged husband from FDLR militia

She built a house and purchased a piece of land while her husband was still lingering in the forests of DR Congo. She risked her life six times crossing into areas of the insurgence in the soggy forests of DR Congo, masquerading as a dealer in the charcoal syndicate in the forests. She crossed...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 1:35 AM

Don’t be the odd man out, says visually impaired ICT teacher

Innocent Vuguziga was born with normal vision, but at the age of eight, an unfortunate incident occurred that left him visually impaired. Three months to the loss of his sight, Vuguziga was bitten by a snake; however, no one suspected that the snake’s venom would cause cataracts. A cataract...

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 11:24 PM

DOT Rwanda donates house to Kamonyi Genocide widow

Marie Goretti Nikuze, 70, and her mother of 88 have been renting after their home was destroyed heavy rains in March this year.  In June this year, Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Rwanda and AVEGA, an association of genocide widows pledged to construct for them a Rwf3.5 million house....

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 11:19 PM

Expo 2018: PSF advocates for electronic payments

Shoppers and revelers at the forthcoming Rwanda International Trade Fair are encouraged to use electronic payments to access the exhibition premises as organisers announced they will also accept card-based payments, adding impetus to the country’s ambitions towards a cashless economy. The...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 12:02 AM

How churches are changing people’s identities

Churche sare touted as not only being a path to heaven but also a way to wealth and blessings while on earth, according to clerics and believers. Some Christian churches have a philosophy that someone’s identity, including their names, carry curses of their forefathers since ancient Rwandans...

Saturday, July 14, 2018, 11:33 PM