Régis Umurengezi

Sport is important in promoting quality education – Minister Rwamukwaya

Sport is and will always be an important part of any community and plays a big role not only in promoting a healthy life but also in promoting quality education as well as contributing to integration and collaboration. This was observed by Olivier Rwamukwaya, the Minister of State for Technical...

Monday, August 20, 2018, 11:05 PM

Gicumbi: Families cry foul over polygamous marriages

Vincent Biziyaremye has been cohabiting with two women for the last 12 years. Although he finds time for the cowives, he says, he has failed to cope with the persistent wrangles as well as the limited ability to cater for all his children. The 37-year-old father of six lives with his partners...

Saturday, August 18, 2018, 12:41 AM

Green Party seeks to improve water transport on Lake Kivu

Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR) candidates have said they will strive to improve water transport on Lake Kivu once elected to the Lower House. The pledge was made Friday during the party’s campaign in Kanama Sector, Rubavu District in which candidates explained the party’s...

Saturday, August 18, 2018, 12:16 AM

PL says to fast-track inclusive development

Leaders of Liberal Party (PL) on Thursday convened in Musanze and Nyabihu Districts to canvass for support ahead of the forthcoming parliamentary elections. Speaking at the rally, PL President Donatile Mukabalisa said that her party wants to advocate for programmes that will stimulate and...

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 11:36 PM

Students told to embrace integration

Regional students, who participated at an inter-school competition organised by the Federation of East African Secondary School Sports Associations (FEASSSA), have been urged to embrace the region’s integration process. The call was made on Sunday by the Minister for Education, Dr Eugene...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 1:46 AM

PL seeks to empower cell administrators

Leaders of Liberal Party (PL) on Monday convened in Rulindo District canvassing for support ahead of the forthcoming parliamentary elections. The party has put forward a list of 80 candidates to contest in the elections. Speaking at the rally, PL President, who is also the outgoing Speaker of the...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 1:20 AM

Civil registration is an obligation and right of every Rwandan – Mukabaramba

Communities and local authorities around the country should consider the civil registration process as a serious tool in fast-tracking the country’s development as it helps the government to plan for its citizens accordingly. The observation was made on Friday in Burera District by the...

Sunday, August 12, 2018, 12:25 AM

First Lady donates cows to Gakenke residents

Faina Yamfashije, a mother of five with two children showing signs of stunting, is optimistic of reversing the situation thanks to a cow donated to her by the First Lady, Jeannette Kagame. Yamfashije is among 12 recipients of the cows that the First Lady donated to vulnerable communities in...

Friday, August 10, 2018, 1:02 AM

Expansion of gorilla habitat is a win-win project, official says

Local communities around the Volcanoes National Park and the Government will both benefit significantly from the ongoing project to expand the gorilla habitat, according to officials from Rwanda Development Board (RDB). RDB is in advanced stages of developing and expanding the gorilla habitat to...

Thursday, August 9, 2018, 1:08 AM

Farmers upbeat over new potato varieties

Irish potato farmers can breathe a sigh of relief after Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) introduced new potato varieties, which are heat resistant. The Board, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), on Wednesday launched the first batch of six new potato...

Saturday, August 4, 2018, 12:12 AM

30 RIB officers complete course on investigation

Twenty-nine Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) officers have successfully completed a six-month professional criminal investigation course that equipped them with skills to successfully carry out their responsibilities. The course, that ended yesterday, took place at the National Police College in...

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 11:40 PM

Over 170 officers graduate from Police College in Musanze

A total of 178 police officers, yesterday, graduated in various academic and professional disciplines at the National Police College (NPC) in Musanze District. At least 30 senior police officers; 20 from Rwanda National Police (NPC), three from Rwanda Correctional Services (RCS) and ten Allied...

Friday, July 27, 2018, 1:23 AM

Innovation: University students blending concrete to produce wood-like furniture

Three university students have started an enterprise, which uses cement to produce wood-like garden tables and chairs, an innovation they hope will reduce the number of trees that are cut down to obtain to make furniture. The trio including, Aime Jules Simbi, Tharcisse Ndahimana and Eric...

Monday, July 23, 2018, 1:21 AM

Mozambican President tours Petite Barriere border post in Rubavu

Mozambican President Filip Nyusi on Friday evening toured Petite Barriere Border Post, one of the borders linking Rwanda to Democratic Republic of Congo. The Head of State, who is in Rwanda on a three-day state visit, was accompanied to the tour by senior officials including Foreign Affairs...

Friday, July 20, 2018, 11:30 PM

Innovation: 27-year-old produces juice, wine and biscuits from potatoes

Jean Paul Ntezimana, a fresh graduate, had severally tried to find employment from both government institutions and private sector vain. This led him to contemplate new ways of making a living on completion of his tertiary education. Having known that from starch in potatoes one can produce...

Monday, July 16, 2018, 11:46 PM

Former hawkers reap big from working together

Seraphine Mukamuganga, had been one of the promonent hawkers who had clogged the streets of Musanze town for the years until she decided to give it up in 2016 and convincing 300 other women to do the same. 32-year old mother to one, Mukamuganga, shared her testimony during Liberation Day...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 10:44 PM

Two killed in Burera mining accident

Two miners passed on Monday through suffocation after they ran out of oxygen from deep down a quarry from where they were extracting mining. The incident occurred at around 11am in Kagogo Sector, Burera District as confirmed by Chief Inspector of Police Hamdun Twizeyimana, the Northern Province...

Monday, July 9, 2018, 8:08 PM

Burera District to get 12 new health posts worth Rwf240m

Burera District will this 2018/19 fiscal year receive 12 new health posts which are expected to not only cut short the long distance made by citizens to get medical services, but also curb the use of unauthorized means to get treatment. Construction activities of the new health posts kicked off...

Sunday, July 8, 2018, 10:15 PM

New project launched to deepen satellite television penetration

The ministry of local government and the Chinese Government on Thursdayrolled out the 10,000 Villages Digital Television Project that will see beneficiaries across the 47 African countries get access to satellite television services. This is one of the 10 areas of cooperation agreed on during...

Saturday, June 30, 2018, 12:10 AM

45 graduate at RDF senior command and staff college

Forty-five senior military officers from Rwanda and nine other countries on Friday graduated from RDF Command and Staff College in Musanze District. The officers were drawn from 10 countries namely; Czech Republic, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia and all...

Saturday, June 9, 2018, 1:17 AM