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Rwanda, DR Congo to vaccinate over 700,000 people against Ebola

Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Sunday unveiled a massive vaccination campaign against Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) for their residents who live within the vicinity of a possible Ebola outbreak. The campaign which has been dubbed ‘Umurinzi’, which loosely means ‘...

Monday, December 9, 2019, 12:08 AM

Burera district gets new mayor

Burera District Council on Friday elected Marie-Chantal Uwanyirigira as the new mayor, replacing Florence Uwambajemariya, who was recently appointed as executive secretary of Western Province. Uwanyirigira was until her election the district officer in charge of nursery, primary education and...

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 12:21 AM

Landslides displace scores in Musanze

Landslides have swept away at least 16 households in three sectors in Musanze District, rendering scores of residents homeless. The landslides hit Muko, Kimonyi and Nkotsi sectors on Wednesday night, burying the homes in the process. There were no deaths or casualties, officials...

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 4:03 PM

RPF women’s league reaches out to vulnerable households

Members of the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) women’s league from across the Northern Province have set up an initiative to construct houses for vulnerable households. Through an initiative dubbed as ‘family month’ which ran through November, the members constructed...

Monday, December 2, 2019, 12:48 AM

Cycling: How Skol is contributing to talent detection, development

Skol Brewery Ltd continues to conduct competitions of ride stationary bikes in a move to help young cyclists across the country realise their potential in the sport. The competitions occur at every venue of the Rwanda Cycling Cup, a year-round championship that is also mainly sponsored by Skol...

Saturday, November 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

New effort to nurture youth startups

Young entrepreneurs can now breathe a sigh of relief after the Government and other partners unveiled a new initiative dubbed ‘Envisage Youth Agribusiness Incubator Programme’, which looks to help the entrepreneurs turn their startups into sustainable and profitable ventures. The...

Friday, November 29, 2019, 12:00 AM

Over 30 Rwandans detained by Uganda, dumped at border

At least 33 Rwandans were on Wednesday night dumped at Cyanika Border Post in Burera district and among them were vulnerable individuals like toddlers and women. They were all transported to the border in a lorry and they were all forced to abandon all their belongings in Uganda. According to...

Thursday, November 28, 2019, 11:31 AM

Relief as garlic farmers set to get Rwf1.3bn processing plant

Garlic farmers have reason to smile after the construction of a Rwf1.3 billion garlic processing plant and seven dry shelters began in Musanze District. It is set to be completed within the next five months. The dry shelters are being constructed in different sectors of Musanze District while...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 1:11 AM

[PHOTOS] Rwanda Cycling Cup: Munyaneza wins Farmers’ Race

Didier Munyaneza continued his stellar season on Saturday as he claimed the 2019 Farmers’ Race in Musanze, a race that is part of the Rwanda Cycling Cup. It was a second victory within one week for the 21-year-old after clinching the Tour du Sénégal last Sunday. With Saturday’s...

Sunday, November 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

FAWE to sponsor over 200 varsity girls

At least 214 girls have received scholarships from the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), Rwanda Chapter, and MasterCard Foundation to study at INES-Ruhengeri in Musanze District. The scholarship recipients, all from vulnerable families across the country, will pursue science-...

Monday, November 18, 2019, 12:43 AM

Pig farmers eye regional market

At least four tonnes of pork from Rubavu District and neighbouring areas are formally exported to DR Congo every day wirth Rwf8million, according to figures from an abattoir in Rubavu District. This was made possible by RwandaAir’s commercial flights to DR Congo which pig farmers consider...

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

Efforts to control armyworm paying off in Nyabihu

It is about 11:00 a.m. and dozens of maize farmers are busy spraying pesticides on their crops in Mukungwa Marshland in Shyira Sector in Nyabihu District, Western Province. Some farmers are thoroughly inspecting their plantations to ensure no maize is infested by the Fall Armyworm (FAW) a maize...

Friday, November 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

Two-year-old in miraculous escape after 100-year-old tree suddenly falls

The family of a two-year-old child who narrowly escaped death Monday is still in awe after the toddler survived what would have been a traumatic family tragedy. The child escaped death when an enormous sycamore tree, locally known as Umuvumu, that stood in the compound of Kinihira...

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 8:19 PM

School holidays: Parents urged to stay closer to children

As students from across the country breakoff for holidays, parents have been advised to ensure they don’t indulge in unproductive activities. The call was made by Senator Dr Laetitia Nyinawamwiza while addressing hundreds of parents from Musanze District and neighbouring areas over the...

Monday, November 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

PM reshuffles provincial executive secretaries

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has made changes in local government which saw all the provinces given new executive secretaries. According to appointment letters that The New Times has seen, Florence Uwambajemariya will serve as the new executive secretary of Western Province, replacing Pierre-...

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 12:19 PM

Charter fostering quality service delivery in local government

IT is around 10:00 a.m. and Evelyne Maniramuha arrives at the office of Tumba Sector in Huye District to register her first baby boy. Before she enters the building, Maniramuha has a stopover at a big placard fixed to the facility wall and she is keenly reading from the long list of services the...

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

UN military training kicks off at Rwanda Peace Academy

A cohort of twenty-six military officers from seven East African Standby Force (EASF) member states Monday started a training course entitled ‘United Nations (UN) Military Expert on Mission’ at Rwanda Peace Academy in Musanze District. Participants were drawn from Comoros, Kenya,...

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

Musanze: RPF women league re-unites split couples

Assouma Muhawenimana and Sylidio Karekezi have been embroiled in wrangles for the best part of their decade-long cohabitation. Muhawenima’s “husband” continuously harassed, and they eventually split. After their separation, Muhawenimana bore the burden of raising their four...

Monday, November 4, 2019, 1:26 AM

Rwanda on-track to end food insecurity – Mukeshimana

Rwanda has made tremendous progress towards overcoming food insecurity in the last decade and looks to eradicate it completely by 2025, the Minister for Agriculture and Animal Resources has said. Dr Gerardine Mukeshimana was speaking Thursday in Nyabirasi sector in Rutsiro District, Western...

Friday, November 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rubavu: Four senior district officials held for misusing public property

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has confirmed having in custody four senior employees of Rubavu District over misusing thousands of cement bags that were found rotting away in a warehouse. The cement was meant for distribution to vulnerable residents whose homes were destroyed by heavy rains...

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 12:40 PM