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FEATURED: Canal+ launches initiative to promote and develop Rwandan content,slashes product prices for festive season

Canal Plus International has launched Canal Plus Rwanda, an initiative meant to develop and promote the country’s visual and audio industry. Officially unveiled on Wednesday, November 26 at Marriott Hotel in Kigali, Canal Plus Rwanda aims at enhancing Rwandan arts including movies, sports...

Thursday, November 26, 2020, 1:24 PM

First Lady: Youth can inspire end to gender inequality

The First Lady Jeannette Kagame has called for inspiration from the youth in the fight against beliefs and norms that are against women in society. She was speaking on Wednesday, November 25 during a high-level continental dialogue organized by the African Union Office of the Youth Envoy in...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 7:14 PM

Imbuto, IHS to sponsor 150 vulnerable students

Imbuto Foundation has inked an agreement with IHS Rwanda Limited to provide scholarships for 150 brilliant students from vulnerable backgrounds. Worth $45,000, the scholarship will be awarded as $300 to each student in a boarding school, for the academic year of 2020-2021. Signed on Friday,...

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 12:05 PM

City of Kigali seizes over 50 stalled construction projects

The City of Kigali has repossessed some 58 private properties, including plots of land and unfinished construction projects, citing delays in their development. The repossessed unfinished construction projects, authorities said, have not been making progress in regard to executing the...

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

New tech to reduce cost of heart disease treatment in Rwanda

Rwandans that used to travel abroad to have heart surgeries and incur costs of up to 20 million Rwandan Francs will now have the same treatment at an amount between Rwf 2 to 4 million, thanks to newly introduced state-of-the-art technology offering such services in Rwanda. Dubbed cardiac...

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 8:23 PM

Ebola outbreak in the DRC is over – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that the latest outbreak of the Ebola epidemic in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is over. Reported in the Western DRC on June 1 this year, the epidemic came at a time that a serious outbreak of the same disease was...

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 4:36 PM

Top Kigali restaurants closed over hygiene, safety

The City of Kigali authorities have ordered the closure of up to 12 food outlets after inspections revealed they were dangerous for clients. The closures are part of regular operations that have been going on for the last four months, The New Times has learned. Those that up their standards...

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 1:19 AM

Cervical cancer is preventable in low and middle income countries – First Lady

Up to 93% of cervical cancers are preventable, yet the disease is the second largest killer of women in low and middle income countries after breast cancer, and this is something unacceptable; the First Lady of Rwanda, Mrs. Jeannette Kagame has said. Mrs. Kagame made the remarks during the...

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 7:49 PM

Making sense of the 80% drop in HIV related stigma

A survey released by the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) last week showed that stigma and discrimination (SD) against people infected with HIV/AIDS in Rwanda has dropped by 80 per cent in the last twelve months. According to the new figures, Rwanda’s stigma and discrimination index stands...

Monday, November 16, 2020, 6:29 AM

City of Kigali inks deal with Chinese city to attract investments

The City of Kigali has inked a deal with Eastern China’s Yiwu City to enhance cooperation between the two cities in areas of tourism, trade, science and technology among others. Signed Friday, November 13 on the sidelines of the import commodities fair in Yiwu City in the Chinese Zhejiang...

Friday, November 13, 2020, 5:10 PM

ICPAR admitted to global accountancy body

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda (ICPAR) has been declared a full member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the global organisation for the accountancy profession. Established in 2008, ICPAR regulates the accountancy profession in the country; preserves...

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 11:51 PM

Genocide convict Munyagishari enters guilty plea during appeal

Genocide convict Bernard Munyagishari changed his plea to guilty in an appeal hearing that started on Thursday, November 12 at the Court of Appeal. The 60-year-old was handed life imprisonment in 2017 after he was found guilty by High Court in 2017 on two counts; participation in...

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 9:02 PM

SDG Africa centre founding boss Begashaw set to retire

The Director General of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Centre for Africa  Dr. Belay Begashaw will retire effective November 30, the organisation has announced. A citizen of Ethiopia, Begashaw has been the head of the organisation since it started operations in 2016....

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 12:55 AM

Genocide convict Munyagishari appeal case begins on Thursday

The Court of Appeal will on Thursday November 12 begin the hearing of an appeal lodged by genocide convict Bernard Munyagishari against the life imprisonment sentence that was handed down by the High Court in 2017. Munyagishari, 60, was convicted by High Court on two counts:...

Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 4:20 PM

Activists push for free sanitary products to tackle period poverty

The exemption of value-added tax (VAT) from sanitary pads has caused inconsequential impact on girls’ access to these products and hence new measures need to be taken, according to activists. It was December last year when the government scrapped VAT on sanitary pads to make them...

Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 1:02 PM

Court to rule on mothers who kill infants unintentionally

The Supreme Court will on November 27 rule on a petition that was filed by Certa Law, a Kigali-based law firm against article 108 of the penal code that prescribes a 5 to 7-year jail term for women who get convicted for unintentionally killing their infants due to accidents or postpartum mental...

Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 12:56 AM

Africa faces $30 billion spending cut in energy sector – report

Capital expenditures in Africa’s energy sector are expected to experience a $30 billion cut over the 2020-2021 period, the latest report by African Energy Chamber on the sector outlook has stated. The report dubbed the African Energy Outlook 2021, explored the forces shaping up the...

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 3:29 PM

New Chinese cafes serving Rwandan coffee exclusively

The foot-hold of Rwanda’s coffee in China is expected to grow even more as one Chinese investor looks to open coffee shops in his city, serving exclusively Rwandan coffee. Anthony Chen, 27, a businessman from Hangzhou has recently opened business dealings with Rwandan coffee producers, and...

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 12:00 AM

Expo 2020: Organisers target festive shoppers

Despite the economic effects of Covid-19 on the incomes of people, organisers of the 2020 Rwanda International Trade Fair (Expo2020) are hoping to have good turn up in the upcoming edition. This year’s edition will be taking place in December and according to the Private Sector Federation...

Saturday, November 7, 2020, 6:57 PM

First Lady rallies leaders to use tech to tell Rwanda’s story

The First Lady of Rwanda Mrs. Jeannette Kagame has rallied members of the Unity Club to leverage the various information technology platforms to project the true story of Rwanda, and counter those that seek to distort the account of the country’s history. She was speaking on...

Friday, November 6, 2020, 8:35 PM

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