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Substantive trial for ex-Musanze vice mayor set for January 29

Musanze Intermediate Court on Tuesday announced it had postponed the bail ruling in the case involving Augustin Ndabereye, the former vice mayor in charge of economic development in Musanze district. Ndabereye, who has been in custody since August last year faces charges of domestic violence...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 5:43 PM

Rwanda Diaspora explores investment opportunities in Musanze

Members of the Rwandan Communities Abroad (RCAs) have expressed the will to contribute towards the development of their home country through initiating projects which benefits their compatriots at home. The commitment was made over the weekend in Musanze District as 40 members of RCAs from 10...

Monday, January 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

African cultural diversity showcased at RDF college

Forty-seven senior military officers from 12 African countries who are currently attending Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) Command and Staff College in Musanze District, on Friday, showcased the culture of their respective countries. The cultural gala took place at the college headquarters with the...

Saturday, January 11, 2020, 12:01 AM

Musanze: Ex-vice mayor on trial over domestic violence seeks bail

The former Musanze District vice mayor for economic development who is on trial for assaulting his wife has applied for bail at the Musanze Intermediate Court. Augustin Ndabereye faces charges of assault and battery from an incident that took place during the night of August 29, 2019 at the...

Friday, January 10, 2020, 12:00 AM

More remains of Genocide victims discovered at Rubavu airstrip

Efforts to exhume remains of victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, which were found at Gisenyi Airstrip last week have been intensified, as a total of 141 bodies have so far been found. The search started on Tuesday after casual workers who were digging water channels at the airstrip...

Friday, January 10, 2020, 12:00 AM

Remains of Genocide victims found at Rubavu airstrip

Officials and residents of Rubavu district since Tuesday morning are working tirelessly to exhume remains of bodies believed to be victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, which were found at Gisenyi Airport last week. The remains were found after workers at the airstrip who were digging...

Thursday, January 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

Burera District wants remains of slain citizen repatriated from Uganda

Officials in Burera District have called for the repatriation of the remains of a Rwandan who was last week brutally murdered in Uganda, so that he can be given a decent burial. The deceased, identified as Félicien Mbonabakeka, a 35-year-old father of four, was attacked and killed by a mob...

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

How Rwandan father was murdered in cold blood in Uganda before he was hurriedly buried by police

Grief engulfed Gahunda village in Burera District after residents learnt that one of their own, a 35-year-old father of four, had been killed by a group of villagers in Uganda before he was hurriedly buried by the police in the neighbouring country. News of Félicien Mbonabakeka’s cold...

Monday, January 6, 2020, 1:42 PM

Former Miss France donates medical equipment to Ruhengeri Hospital

Miss France 2000 and founder of Maisha Africa Association, Sonia Rolland Uwitonze, Friday donated medical equipment worth Rfw69 million to Ruhengeri Referral Hospital in Musanze District meant to save lives of premature babies. They included radiant warmers, emergency trolley, monitoring...

Sunday, January 5, 2020, 12:41 AM

Six Musanze District senior officials resign

Six senior local government officials in Musanze District, including four sector executive secretaries and two directors have resigned. They include Adelaide Nyiramahoro who was executive secretary of Kimonyi Sector, Aloys Niyibizi who was executive secretary of Musanze Sector, Helene Mukasine...

Monday, December 30, 2019, 5:15 PM

Catholic faithful construct Rwf320m church in Musanze

The Catholic faithful in Bumara Parish located in Rwaza Sector, Musanze District this weekend inaugurated a Rwf320 million church, with all funds raised by the local Christians according to officials. The idea to build the new church was inspired by the fact that the previous one was old as it...

Monday, December 30, 2019, 1:37 AM

Farmers get new Irish potato varieties

Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) will start distributing new drought resistant potato varieties to farmers in order to increase yields. Launched in partnership with the International Potato Centre (CIP), the six varieties are part of the 43 potato breeds that were imported from Peru over the last...

Monday, December 23, 2019, 12:02 AM

Uganda dumps 12 Rwandans at Cyanika border

Twelve Rwandans were on Wednesday bundled by Ugandan authorities and dumped at the Cyanika border post in Burera District.   The victims were dumped in two separate phases.  The first group of six arrived at 1:15 pm while the other was brought at around 7:15 pm. Some of the...

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 7:40 PM

Rubavu: Why seven senior public officials resigned

Seven senior officials in Rubavu District resigned on Tuesday over failure to fulfil their respective responsibilities, The New Times has learnt. They included six directors of various units of the district and one officer in charge of disaster management. The list includes Espérance...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 4:24 PM

Quack seed multipliers threaten country’s Irish potato production

Irish potato farmers and professional seed multipliers are crying foul over some individuals locally known as ‘Abamamyi’ who masquerade as multipliers and distribute fake seeds which leads to low yield. The problem is increasingly prevalent in Northern and Western provinces, a region...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Cross-border ECD unveiled in Rubavu

It is about 11:00 a.m and Justine Mbonimpa arrives at the newly-constructed Rubavu cross-border Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre to check on her 4-year-old boy. A caregiver at the centre links up Mbonimpa with her child and the two hug for about a minute. “Thank God you are...

Monday, December 16, 2019, 3:52 PM

Northern Province: RPF members urged to champion transformation

Members of Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) from Northern Province have been tasked to act as catalysts of socio-economic transformation in their respective communities and workplaces. The appeal was made over the weekend the by RPF commissioner Francis Kaboneka during the extraordinary...

Monday, December 16, 2019, 12:11 AM

UK keen to renew peacekeeping training partnership

The United Kingdom (UK) government remains committed to collaborating with Rwanda in training a critical mass of future peacekeepers from across the African continent under the UN mandate, Ben Snowdon, the UK deputy High Commissioner to Rwanda said on Friday. He said this during the closing...

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

Seventy households in Musanze evacuated from high risk zones

At least 70 households in Musanze District have been relocated to schools as local authorities move to protect them from potential landslides during this rainy season. The evacuation comes just a week after the landslides hit Muko, Kimonyi and Nkotsi sectors, burying 16 homes in the process and...

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

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

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