James Peter Nkurunziza

Rwandan beauties eye Miss Africa Philippines 2019 crown

Two Rwandan beauties have made it to the top 12 contestants in the Miss Africa Philippines, which is taking place for its very first time. The coveted beauty pageant is aimed at preserving the cultures and norms of Africans studying and living in the Southeast Asian country. Amanda Bahenda. /...

Thursday, June 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

10 vocational schools to be built in Rwandan prisons

Rwanda’s justice sector on Tuesday got a boost in an Euro 9.3 million (Rwf9.4bn) from the Kingdom of Netherlands in a grant agreement signed between the State Minister for Economic Planning, Claudine Uwera and the Dutch ambassador to Rwanda,  Frederique de Man. According to the...

Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 10:51 AM

Rwanda, China sign $42.8m deal for road expansion

The governments of Rwanda and China Tuesday signed an agreement under which the latter will provide US$42.8 million toward the expansion of the Prince House Remera-Nyandungu-Masaka road. The grant deal was inked at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning headquarters in Kigali, with the...

Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 4:23 PM

Kigali Marriott Hotel concludes staff appreciation week

Kigali Marriott Hotel continues to stand out as not only one of the world class hotels, but also one that treats its employees with respect, which makes the staff feel part of the entire Marriott Hotel family. As it has become a culture at the Kigali Marriott Hotel, the annual “Associates...

Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: Access Bank Rwanda unveils new brand

Access Bank Rwanda on Friday 14th June unveiled its new brand as a result of a merger between Access Bank Group and Diamond Bank in Nigeria. This was in a press conference that was held yesterday at the Banks’ headquarters in Kigali town. The press conference was attended by a number of...

Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Burera youths warned against drug abuse

Youths from Burera District were on Wednesday warned against the abuse of drugs, reminding them of the repercussions that include loss of life, destroying life goals and lengthy prison sentences, among others. This call was made by Agnes Mukagashugi, the Deputy Prosecutor General during an anti-...

Thursday, June 13, 2019, 1:50 PM

Employers urged to attach value to labour inspectors

Employers have been cautioned against attaching little value to complaints filed by their employees to labour inspectors at districts, saying that many prefer to send lawyers. This was said during a meeting held Tuesday held at City Hall in Kigali during which the Labour Inspector in charge of...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 12:06 AM

Good infrastructure will improve academic performance – G.S Mere duVerbe head teacher

It was all smiles and appreciation as parents, students and the administration of G.S Mere du Verbe Kibeho were officially handed two flats that will act as dormitories (housing facilities) for students of the school. The buildings were constructed by David and Laurea Stirling of the Stirling...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 12:00 AM

Social Mula makes surprise performance at Kibeho school

Lambert Mugwaneza, aka Social Mula is not a name one can skip when talking of the loved artistes on the Rwandan music scene. He has been around for six years and has a number of good hits under his belt. On June 8, he made a surprise performance for students at G.S Mere du Verbe Kibeho as the...

Monday, June 10, 2019, 1:26 AM

Local, international artistes for European street fair

Kigali’s biggest street party, European Street Fair, will this Saturday, June 8, return for its third edition to be held at the Car Free Zone. The fair, organised by the EU Delegation in Rwanda together with EU Member States Embassies in Kigali, has a lineup of amazing artists from within...

Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

Airtel Rwanda launches promotion to drive uptake of cashless payments

Business came to a standstill last week on Thursday afternoon at the Nyabugogo bus park as Airtel Rwanda launched its 3 months promotion where clients and agents stand a chance to win huge amounts of money every time they transact on Airtel Money. The mobile money campaign  dubbed ‘...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 12:00 AM

Singer Mani Martin to perform in Japan

Afro-pop artiste Martin Maniraruta, popularly known as Mani Martin, is in Japan where he is scheduled to perform at different concerts that aim at promoting peace through his music. This is the first time the singer will be performing in Asia. The tour, that is being organised by an organisation...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 12:00 AM

Kigali Jazz Junction celebrates fourth anniversary in style

The Kigali Jazz Junction, one of the popular events in the country on Friday celebrated its fourth anniversary with a massive show at the Kigali Exhibition Village. The event saw a number of artists from the region come on stage to entertain a packed crowd. Rwanda’s very own maestro Amalon,...

Saturday, June 1, 2019, 5:10 PM

Experts discuss impact of technology on job market

Rwandans, have been urged to embrace technology as it will increase jobs in one way or another. This was said by Wellington Chibebe, the director of International Labour Organisation regional office, during a National Employment Forum held in Kigali on Tuesday. “Many people are scared that...

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 12:00 AM

‘African touch’ felt at Kigali Marriott’s Nyama Choma

It was an evening of class and bliss as the monthly “Nyama Choma” event returned at the Kigali Marriott Hotel. It has become a culture that every last Saturday of the month, food lovers are treated to an exquisite evening of meat roasting, commonly known as “Nyama Choma”,...

Monday, May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: Kigali Marriott Hotel staff give back to Nyamirambo residents

Kigali Marriott Hotel on Saturday gave back to society by reaching out to residents of Rwesero Cell in Nyamirambo Sector, Nyarugenge District where they participated in the monthly community exercise, Umuganda. The activity is part of the hotel’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)...

Monday, May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: Build Expo seeks to improve construction in Rwanda

The second edition of Build Expo was opened on Wednesday May 23rd by the Minister of Infrastructure, Hon. Ambassador Claver Gatete, at the Kigali Convention Centre.  The event attracted a number of distinguished guests from all walks of life including ambassadors from other countries, foreign...

Friday, May 24, 2019, 10:22 AM

Gloria Busingye talks about her journey into music

Gloria Busingye, also known as Gloria Bugie, is a breath of fresh air; there’s no other way to put it. The 19-year-old artiste was born and raised in Uganda to Rwandan parents who returned to the country later on. She describes herself as an artistic person because she has always had a...

Friday, May 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rutsiro residents cautioned against illegal mining

Residents of Rutsiro District were on Wednesday sensitized against environment-related crimes, especially illegal mining, in a campaign organised by Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB). Addressing the residents, the Secretary General of RIB, Colonel Jeannot Ruhunga said that environmental...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 2:00 PM

FEATURED: DSPA Rwanda makes big strides in fire and security systems

As technology continues to improve all aspects of our lives, it has also been used to enhance the security of our homes, workplaces and other public facilities such as hotels, banks, hospitals, supermarkets, and schools. In an interview with The New Times, John Gatebera, CEO DSPA Rwanda,...

Monday, May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

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