Kelly Rwamapera

Senior legislators miss out on PL parliamentary candidates’ list

The Liberal Party (PL) on Wednesday released the list of candidates to contest on the party ticket in the upcoming parliamentary elections slated for September this year. Conspicuously missing on the list are senior legislators like former deputy speaker Evariste Kalisa, Francois...

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 11:40 PM

Over 500 youth from Diaspora begin civic education programme

567 young Rwandans pursuing their studies from some 19 countries from Asia, Europe, America and Africa on Wednesday started a civic education programme (Itorero) that will last one month. The group under the Indagamirwa series also includes best performers from the recently concluded Itorero for...

Thursday, July 5, 2018, 11:45 PM

Discover the meaning of words with ‘vert/ vers’

Over 60 per cent of all English words are of Greek or Latin origin. In the vocabulary of sciences and technology, the figure of words originating from Greek or Latin rises to over 90 per cent. This means many English words have root words, prefixes, infixes or suffixes with Latin or Greek origin,...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018, 8:14 PM

RwandAir commemorates former staff killed in genocide

Staff members of the national carrier RwandAir on Friday visited Nyanza Genocide Memorial in Kicukiro District where they commemorated the lives of their former colleagues who were killed during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. The ceremony involved families and friends of the 17 victims that...

Monday, July 2, 2018, 1:03 AM

Eight districts get new leaders in by-election

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) on Friday carried out by-elections to fill vacant mayoral posts in eight districts around the country. New mayors were elected in Nyagatare, Kayonza, Bugesera, Huye, Gicumbi, Rusizi and Nyabihu districts. This follows a recent wave of resignations by mayors...

Friday, June 29, 2018, 11:51 PM

Discover the meaning of words with ‘grat’

You can finally become a dictionary yourself without necessarily cramming the meaning of every word. There are many ways of getting the meaning of a word, and one of them is studying the group of letters that make that word (prefixes, infixes and suffixes). Compare the word with other words that...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 7:57 PM

Discover the meaning of words with jud, jus or jur

About 1.5 billion people speak English, that’s 20 per cent of the earth’s population, of which only about 360 million people use it as their first language. The biggest number, (over a billion), of English speakers just learnt it from others, mostly in school, making it the most...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 8:34 PM

Breaking the cycle of juvenile delinquency

Government has embarked on a process to upgrade rehabilitation centres for youths in the country, to not only host more juvenile delinquents but also help impart vocational skills to those they host. The implication is that every youth accommodated in a centre, after undergoing rehabilitation they...

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 12:06 AM

How well do you know old English?

As English learners, we’re expected to be informed because most of the world’s important information is mainly available in the English language. One of the obstacles of exploring English literature is the use of the English that is no longer used. Do not be limited to information...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 9:45 PM

Lightning kills three in Gakenke, Nyagatare

Lightning struck four relatives on Tuesday evening, instantly killing two of them, including a 12-year-old girl in Kivuruga Sector, Gakenke District. The other two are currently admitted at Nemba Hospital in the same district. Another victim of lightning that characterized evening rains on...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 1:52 PM

US contributes Rwf5.6 billion towards refugee relief in Rwanda

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced an additional humanitarian assistance worth $6.5 million (approximately Rwf5.6bn) to provide food assistance for refugees in the country. According to an announcement made over the weekend, the assistance will go to the...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 5:00 AM

FEATURED: SOS Children's Villages applauds Rwanda for quick transformation

SOS Children’s Villages International Deputy Chief Operations Officer and Interim International Director for Eastern and Southern Africa Region Ms Shubha Murthi paid tribute to victims of the genocide against the Tutsi. While at Gisozi Genocide Memorial on May 24, 2018, Ms. Murthi laid a...

Sunday, June 3, 2018, 7:41 PM

Mugesera Sector residents build village offices worth Rwf5m

Residents of Mugesera Sector, Ngoma District in Eastern Province early this year embarked on an initiative to construct village offices as their “dignified address”. So far, seven villages have finished the construction and the remaining 28 offices are under construction, according to...

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 5:00 AM

Why Huye mayor, vice mayors were fired

Construction of substandard infrastructure projects like roads, drainage system and houses for the needy are some of the reasons behind sacking of the Huye District executive team led by Mayor Eugène Kayiranga Muzuka. This was confirmed to The New Times by Dr Jean-Chrisostome Ngabitsinze, the...

Friday, June 1, 2018, 1:01 PM

Discover the meaning of words with ‘dom’

Sometimes, complicated vocabulary is merely expressions of several other words combined. This means studying parts of a word can help a learner to get close to the meaning of a whole word. For example, if you met a word such as “indomitable”, you could unlock the meaning of the word...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 5:00 AM

Kwibuka24: Infrastructure ministry honours staff killed in the Genocide

The Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) paid tribute to 144 members of staff who were killed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi The ministry now combines two former ministries; Transport and Communication (MINITRASCO); and Public Works and Energy (MINITRAPE). MININFRA staff and all...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 5:58 AM

Nyabihu and Nyamasheke lead vasectomy drive in Rwanda

The Western Province districts of Nyabihu and Nyamasheke have the highest number of men who underwent vasectomy, according to research from the Rwanda Biomedical Centre. Vasectomy is a wsurgical procedure for male sterilization or permanent contraception. During the procedure, the male vas...

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 5:38 AM

Rwanda, Angola open aviation space in new deal

The governments of Rwanda and Angola has signed Bilateral Air Service Agreement under which the national carrier, RwandAir, and Angola’s national airline Taag got seven frequencies a week on either side. The agreement was signed between the State Minister in charge of Transport, Jean de Dieu...

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 4:33 AM

Kigali City unveil ‘professional Umuganda’

The City of Kigali has started community work that enables personnel from various professions to give back to their communities through their field of expertise. The programme was inaugurated Tuesday during the closure of Kigali City Councillors’ Week at Petit Stadium in Kigali. During the...

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 4:21 AM

When to write ‘s’ ‘ies’ or for plural of noun ending with ‘y’

Look at these spelling changes as nouns change from singular to plural: house to houses; dress to dresses, boy to boys and activity to activities. For nouns to change from singular to plural in the English language, several forms are taken. Some take “s”, “es”, “ies...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 12:25 AM