Régis Umurengezi

Lightning kills two in Nyabihu District

Residents of Nyabihu District on Monday evening discovered bodies of two persons who are suspected to have been struck by lightning during the weekend heavy downpour. The bodies were found in a cow barn where the victims had sought shelter during the downpour. According to accounts by...

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 5:29 PM

Musanze: Seven arrested over violating lockdown

Police in Musanze District on Sunday night arrested seven men after they were caught drinking alcohol in a closed compound, which is against the government directive imposing lockdown on all activities apart from those providing essential services. The countrywide lockdown is aimed at containing...

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 1:44 AM

Over 300 Rwandans expelled from Uganda

Over 300 Rwandan nationals have been rounded up by Ugandan authorities and dumped at various ungazetted entry points across Burera and Gicumbi districts in Northern Province. According to accounts by the victims, they had been accused by Ugandan authorities mainly the Ugandan People Defence...

Friday, March 27, 2020, 10:50 AM

Heavy rains displace several families in Rubavu

Heavy rain has swept away at least 17 houses in Rubavu District, leaving dozens of residents homeless. This took place on Tuesday evening with the rains pounding mainly Buringo Cell in Bugeshi Sector, the only sector which was largely affected in the district. There were no deaths...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 12:39 PM

Musanze bar owners, clients fined for violating lockdown

Two bar owners from Musanze District and over a dozen patrons have been fined over resisting the Government directive imposing a lockdown on all activities apart from those providing essential service. The lockdown, which is countrywide, is aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 11:28 AM

Rubavu church donates Rwf1.2m to the vulnerable

Members of Gisenyi Bridge Church of the Nazarene have raised Rwf1.2 million to support the most vulnerable members of the society during the partial lockdown the country is undergoing to contain the spread of coronavirus.  The Rubavu based church used the cash to buy two tons of maize, two...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 12:46 AM

Gakenke: SACCO manager arrested over Rwf54m fraud

A manager of Cyabingo Savings and Credit Co-operative (SACCO) from Cyabingo Sector in Gakenke District has been arrested following alleged fraud and misappropriation of funds amounting to over Rwf54million. Fulgence Kanyaruhengeri was apprehended over the weekend, Rwanda Investigation Bureau (...

Monday, March 23, 2020, 12:47 PM

COVID-19: Dozens of faithful arrested while praying in homes

Police in Musanze District have arrested at least 29 faithful of various Christian churches for breaching the government directive banning congregating in ungazetted areas. The faithful were arrested following six fresh directives that the Government issued on Friday in a bid to contain the...

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 8:08 PM

Musanze man arrested over claims he cures COVID-19

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) in Musanze District have arrested Reverien Ndamyabera, a traditional healer who recently proclaimed that he cures the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that continues to ravage the world. Earlier this week, a video went viral of Ndamyabera convincing the world that...

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

Four suspected conmen arrested in Rubavu

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) in Rubavu District has arrested four people suspecting of conning unsuspecting members of the public. The suspects; Jean Baptist Kaneteri, Gaspard Ntakiyimana who calls himself Doctor Blaise, Berchiade Kalinda and Martin Rwagatare also allegedly...

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 1:12 PM

COVID-19: Medics screen tourists visiting Volcano National Park

Five hundred and twenty one (521) international tourists have so far been screened against the coronavirus since March 11 at the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) offices in Kinigi, Musanze District. The tourists are screened before and after trekking gorillas and so far all of them have tested...

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 12:50 AM

Rubavu district to get Rwf7bn taxi park

Passengers travelling to and from Rubavu District can now breathe a sigh of relief after the district management endorsed a project to build a Rwf7bn modern Taxi Park in Rubavu City centre, one of the six secondary cities. The new Taxi Park, according to officials, is a sustainable remedy to...

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 12:44 AM

Muhanga: Pastor arrested over cannabis

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has confirmed having in custody Théoneste Musabyimana, a pastor with a church from Muhanga City centre over narcotic drugs. The pastor was arrested on Friday in Muhanga District, RIB spokesperson Marie-Michelle Umuhoza confirmed the development to The New...

Sunday, March 15, 2020, 11:16 AM

Rubavu: Four grassroots leaders arrested over cover up in defilement case

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has confirmed having in its custody the entire Executive Committee of Kiruhura Village from Cyanzarwe Sector in Rubavu District for allegedly protecting a suspect who defiled and impregnated an underage girl from the area. The grassroots officials were...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 10:21 AM

Districts to get e-waste collection points

The Government and its partners last week unveiled a countrywide awareness campaign that will see every district have an e-waste collection point within the next two months in a move aimed at building a sustainable e-waste management ecosystem in Rwanda. Launched in Musanze District, the...

Monday, March 9, 2020, 12:28 AM

Rubavu: 64-year-old man arrested for defiling three children

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has arrested Ernest Babonampoze, 64, from Buhaza Cell, Rubavu Sector in Rubavu District. He is suspected to have defiled three children from different families in the area. Residents told The New Times that the defilements happened on Sunday, March 1, and the...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 12:14 PM

Horizon SOPYRWA rewards top pyrethrum farmers

Horizon SOPYRWA, a subsidiary of Horizon Group, has rewarded best pyrethrum farmers and cooperatives from Western and Northern Provinces with incentives worth about Rwf45million. The gesture was part of Horizon’s annual pyrethrum farmers’ day that was celebrated on February 25, in...

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 12:00 AM

Ex-Musanze vice-mayor handed five-year jail term

Musanze Intermediate Court Thursday afternoon sentenced Augustin Ndabereye, the former Musanze District Vice Mayor in charge of Economic Development, to five years and a month in jail for assault and battery on his spouse. He was also fined Rwf1 million. The development followed the previous...

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 6:34 PM

Busingye tips former anti-Rwanda militias on nation rebuilding

The Minister of Justice Johnston Busingye has urged former anti-Rwanda militias who were repatriated from DR Congo to join other Rwandans towards building their country and sustaining the gains made over the last 26 years. Busingye who is also the Attorney General made the call on Monday,...

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 4:03 PM

Netherlands keen to bolster peacekeeping ties with Rwanda

Dutch government remains committed to collaborating with Rwanda in training a critical mass of future peacekeepers from across the world, Brig. Gen. Jan Blacquiere, the Chief of International Military Cooperation at the Ministry of Defence in the Netherlands, has said.   Blacquiere said...

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 1:00 AM