Kelly Rwamapera

Survivors call for information on families wiped out in Genocide

Parents work hard to have their younger children realise that which themselves were not able to achieve. Children, in the same manner, struggle to live the visions of their parents and pass them over to another generation. This is the gist of regeneration of humankind, and in a subtle but...

Monday, May 21, 2018, 4:03 AM

Rwanda, Angola move to bolster judicial ties

Justice Minister and Attorney General Johnston Busingye Tuesday received in his office Angolan Interior Minister Angelo de Barros da Veiga Tavares, who is in the country for a four-day visit. The visit, according to officials from both countries, aims at strengthening cooperation especially in the...

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 5:14 AM

Master that sound: When “g” is pronounced as /j/ or /g/

You have come across words that have the letter “g” such as judge, jug, angle, angel, age, egg, language, Egyptian, and many more. The letter “g” changes sound in various words. It is pronounced as /j/ in some words and as /g/ in other word. There are rules that govern...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 9:59 PM

Kwibuka 24: Families completely wiped out in Genocide to be remembered

The number of families that were completely wiped out in at least 19 of the country’s 30 districts now stands at 9,706, according to new findings by the graduate Genocide survivors’ organisation GAERG. These families were identified to have been composed of 42,647 members, all killed...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 9:18 AM

Communication magic: Use polite language

The reason we need language skills is to be able to express ourselves to the world around us. We explain our ideas to people and win others towards us through language. Experts have several ways in which people can use language tool to expand their attraction of the world around them but the plain...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 10:47 PM

Weekend rains leave 26 dead

Heavy downpour that intensified countrywide on Sunday through Monday morning has so far led to loss of more lives through mudslides, especially in the districts of Rulindo, Karongi, Nyarugenge and Rubavu. According to the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees Affairs, (MIDIMAR) a tentative...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 12:00 AM

Discover the meaning of words that begin with ex-

Many words in the English language have Latin or Greek words at their beginning (prefixes), in the middle (infixes) or end (suffixes). Many English learners have used this fact to discover the meaning of other various words with the same letter as the words they know. You only need to know that...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 10:45 PM

Kigali city eases process to acquire building permit

Kigali city authorities have unveiled a raft of reforms that will ease the acquisition of a construction permit for anyone wishing to build within the city, a move officials say seeks to ease doing business. The widespread reforms, announced yesterday, are designed to ease criteria for acquiring...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 11:39 PM

Master that sound forever: When ‘c’ is pronounced as /s/ or /k/

By Kelly Rwamapera Letter “c” is pronounced differently in “certain” and “curtain”; “price” and “prickle”; “scent” and “scale” and many more. There are rules that dictate what sound is taken of the same letter...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 10:33 PM

Students want to learn more about Rwanda’s history

At their age (most of them under 15), these youngsters do not know much about the brutal events that started on the night of April 6, 1994 — the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi that saw over one million innocent people mercilessly slaughtered. However, every year, like all Rwandans...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 9:57 PM

Genocide survivor meets her rescuers 24 years later

A dramatic scene played out over the weekend during a Genocide commemoration event in Kirehe District when a survivor met, for the first time in 24 years, a family that took her and her siblings in for over a month during the Genocide against the Tutsi. It all started when Florentine Benimana, a...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 1:08 AM

Kwibuka24: Adventists to build Genocide memorial in Mugonero

The Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) church has announced plans to construct a new Genocide memorial at Mugonero, Gishyita Sector in Karongi District. Mugonero complex is a former Adventist establishment where over 12,000 Tutsi were killed on April 16, 1994 during the Genocide against the Tutsi. Their...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 12:18 AM

Learn it right: The use of re- and again

You have heard or you will hear some people say that English was born in the United Kingdom, brought up in the United States, fell ill in Africa and died in Asia. That is generally to say; English speakers in Africa and Asia are not as accurate as those in the UK or USA. It is not necessarily...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 11:23 PM

Show us where bodies of our loved ones were dumped, say survivors

Every April 12, residents of Kayonza District and those who hail from the area, converge at Mukarange Catholic Parish Church to commemorate the Tutsi who were killed at the church during the Genocide against the Tutsi. Over 5,000 Tutsi had fled to the church for safety when the Interahamwe militia...

Friday, April 13, 2018, 12:23 AM

How genocide ideology crept into the once united Rwankuba

According to the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide CNLG, the footprints of genocide ideology in the country can be traced from the ‘50s and ‘60s through incendiary speeches by prominent politicians of the time. But it took some years to infest many Rwandans with the...

Friday, April 13, 2018, 12:04 AM

Be able to understand old English

By Kelly Rwamapera   Do not be limited in accessing information in the English language because of the change of some word or expressions over time or the style in which a work of art was produced.   There is a lot of written English literature produced hundreds of years ago in words...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 2:32 AM

Kwibuka24: Survivor students urged to maintain good values

From March 31- April 5, 2018 the Association of Student Survivors of the Genocide (AERG) and graduate members of the same organisation (GAERG) constructed three houses, rehabilitated three others and donated five dairy cows to vulnerable Genocide survivors in Rubavu and Nyanza districts in Western...

Monday, April 9, 2018, 12:01 AM

Kwibuka24: Rwandans share thoughts on commemoration, genocide ideology

As Rwandans and the rest of the world begin the 24th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, several Rwandans think this is an opportunity to reflect on what the country has gone through to ensure a better future for the country. Those who spoke to The New Times say it is important...

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 4:27 AM

Govt to conduct thorough audit of all public land

The Ministry of Lands and Forestry will soon embark on an exercise to register all public land and secure respective land titles following a recommendation by the parliamentary Standing Committee on Unity, Human Rights and Fight against Genocide. While appearing before the committee to clarify...

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 2:40 AM

Genocide: Experts say openness key to addressing intergenerational trauma

At least 50 per cent of the youth in Rwanda were born after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and one would expect less or no cases of trauma among this generation that never witnessed the atrocities of 24 years ago. But during every commemoration period, new cases of trauma come up especially...

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 2:03 AM