Diane Mushimiyimana

Nsengiyumva wants to push for creation of teachers’ shop

Janvier Nsengiyumva (pictured), one of the independent candidates seeking to be elected in next month’s parliamentary elections, has promised voters that he will fast-track the improvement of teachers’ welfare, if elected. He made the pledge at Kinazi, Huye District where he promised...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 12:18 AM

Mpayimana pledges to increase parliamentary citizen outreach

Philippe Mpayimana, one of the independent candidates in the ongoing parliamentary campaigns, has promised to increase parliamentary citizen outreach. “Regular citizen outreach programme is very important for parliamentarians as they get to know the issues affecting citizens. This will...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 12:16 AM

Sebagenzi promises to tackle teenage pregnancies

Ally Hussein Sebagenzi has said that he intends to advocate for tightening the laws that tackle teenage pregnancies, especially the ones that target men who sexually abuse young girls. Sebagenzi, who is among the four independent candidates in the ongoing parliamentary campaigns, delivered the...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 12:14 AM

Essential skills a toddler should have before preschool enrollment

Preschool/ nursery or an early childhood development centre (ECD) helps children develop important social skills, and lays a steady foundation for primary and other schools beyond.    Thus, for a child to navigate effectively different stages in preschool, she/he is expected to possess...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 9:56 PM

Sonarwa supports 200 with mutuelle de santé

Marie-Chantal Mukagasana, a resident of Gatenga Sector, Kicukiro District, stays with her husband and their four children. In 2017, her family graduated from the first category of Ubudehe where government catered for all their basic needs, including health insurance – mutuelle de santé...

Monday, August 13, 2018, 1:14 AM

Youth urged to maximise opportunities of safe spaces

Never Again Rwanda has called upon the youth to properly use the existing safe spaces by participating in the decision-making processes at all levels. The message was delivered during celebrations for international youth day under the theme: Safe space for youth. This year, the UN’s...

Monday, August 13, 2018, 1:10 AM

Rwandan engineer recycles glass to make eco-friendly bricks

Disposal of tonnes of waste glass is a major environmental challenge but one Rwandan says he has found an answer by recycling glasses and ceramic waste.  Eng. Aimable Mutabazi, 32, a graduate from the University of Rwanda, set up a brick manufacturing and construction company, Byiza Vuba Ltd...

Saturday, August 11, 2018, 12:13 AM

Rwandan entrepreneur nominated for international export awards contest

Diego Dieudonné Twahirwa, a 30 year old Rwandan entrepreneur has been nominated for the Young Entrepreneur Awards at 2018 World Forum for Export Development 2018 (WEDF 2018). The award is an initiative of the International Trade Centre (ITC) youth and trade programme, which aims at connecting...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 10:40 PM

Gov’t teams up with Johnson & Johnson to treat mental health

Mental health patients in Rwanda will access drugs at subsidised prices courtesy of a new partnership between the Government and Johnson & Johnson. The American big-pharma yesterday signed a five-year deal with the Ministry of Health that will see prices slashed by up to 70 per cent. The...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 12:44 AM

Why gov't is reviewing the school calendar again

The Ministry of Education has disclosed that the school calendar will start in September instead of January with effect from the 2020 academic year. The new directive is for primary and secondary schools. The ministry officials said that they are still in the process of analysing its feasibility...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 2:27 AM

Youth representatives urged to join fight against drug abuse

Youth representatives in Kigali should be at the forefront of preventing drug consumption through school-based forums, social media and other available platforms The advice was given by Senior Supt. Emmanuel Hitayezu, Police spokesperson for the City of Kigali youth representatives in a meeting...

Sunday, August 5, 2018, 12:19 AM

Woman who was hacked by husband recovering steadily at hospital

Asterie Kubwimana, a mother of seven and resident of Rusosoro in Gasabo District, is recovering steadily at Rwanda Military Hospital, Kanombe after her husband hacked her with a machete and left her for dead. The attack took place on the morning of June 21 in Rusororo Sector. After the incident,...

Friday, August 3, 2018, 11:42 PM

Stop wrapping food in materials with printing inks, RSB tells traders

Rwandan Standards Board (RSB) has banned the use of packaging materials with printing inks to wrap food. The decision was reached on after complaints from the public on how shops wrap items like samosas, mandazi in old newspapers and documents from offices or school. RSB urged local authorities...

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 11:53 PM

Who are the two independent candidates that got NEC approval?

Only two out of five independent candidates who submitted their candidature for the upcoming Parliamentary elections passed the screening by the National Electoral Commission (NEC). The qualifying candidates are Philippe Mpayimana and Salim Elissam Ntibanyendera. While the contest drew...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 12:04 AM

Youth challenged to embrace Umuganura

As Rwanda celebrates the annual thanksgiving and harvest day, popularly known as Umuganura,  this week, senior officials have  challenged the young generation to actively participate in the celebrations and integrate culture in the country’s quest for sustainable development....

Sunday, July 29, 2018, 11:47 PM

New inter-agency committee to tackle wildlife trafficking

The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has intensified efforts to end illegal wildlife trade. The plan by RDB involves setting up a national inter-agency committee for combatting wildlife crimes. The move comes in a wake of widespread reports that smugglers use Rwanda as a route for their trade. The...

Friday, July 27, 2018, 1:14 AM

How university student hatched the idea of an automated egg incubator

Bora Imani, a-23-year old who hails from Musanze District, is the brains behind a smart solar and grid-run portable poultry eggs incubator, which, if harnessed, could facilitate poultry mass production. Incubators are used for artificially hatching eggs when you don’t have any hens to keep...

Thursday, July 26, 2018, 3:28 PM

Submission of parliamentary candidatures ends

The National Electoral Commission (NEC)  closed receiving candidatures for the upcoming parliamentary elections yesterday. The two-week exercise started on July 12 where hopefuls were required to have collected at least 600 signatures from across the country, at least 20 from every district....

Thursday, July 26, 2018, 1:01 AM

All set for FESPAD cultural festival

The 2018 edition of the Pan-African Dance Festival (FESPAD) is back, with different activities lined up on the opening day at Amahoro National Stadium in Kigali on July 29. The six-day-long festival will also be held in five other districts outside Kigali, namely; Musanze, Rubavu, Huye, Rwamagana...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 11:42 PM

AU delegation jets in for pre-parliamentary election assessment

A delegation from the African Union is in Rwanda to assess the country’s preparedness for the upcoming parliamentary elections due in September this year. During the five-day visit, the Mission will establish benchmarks in assessing the overall process and offer practical recommendations to...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 1:50 AM