Emmanuel Côme Mugisha

RPF cadres commit to make sport an engine of Rwanda’s economy

Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) cadres have committed to turning the sports industry into an economic engine in line with the party's revolutionary ideology for sports promotion. In a one-day cadreship training held on Sunday bringing together RPF delegates from different sports federations,...

Sunday, January 26, 2020, 6:36 PM

Gov’t commits to uproot illegal fishing practices

The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) and the country’s fishery industry players have committed to putting an end to illegal fishing, blaming it for threatening to cripple the sector’s potential. The commitment was made during a dialogue that brought together...

Sunday, January 26, 2020, 12:12 AM

Food delivery app CanGo folds after barely a month

A month after it expressed interest in taking over food delivery ecosystem, CanGo Africa has closed shop in Kigali and Kinshasa citing lack of funding. Formerly invested in taxi-hailing branded SafeMotos, the firm mid-last December announced it would fill the void in food delivery left...

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 5:03 PM

Airtel-Tigo rebrands, launches new campaign

As it celebrates its eighth anniversary in the Rwanda market, Airtel, the Indian-based telecom giant has acquired a 12-year unified license to operate as Airtel Rwanda, after operating for two years as Airtel-Tigo. Mid-December, 2018, Airtel Rwanda took over Tigo Rwanda in the largest...

Friday, January 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

Weather agency warns of ‘above average’ rain

Southwestern Rwanda is predicted to receive more rains in the first three months of the year than the previous years, according to the latest national seasonal forecast. The outlook, released recently by Rwanda Meteorology Agency, covers January through March, an important period for farmers...

Friday, January 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

Connect Rwanda: How smartphone revolution will benefit tech innovators

At least two of every three Rwandans own a cell phone, but only one in a dozen knows a smartphone, according to available statistics. The government has declared the need to tip the scale through the recently launched Connect Rwanda campaign, which aims at ensuring that at least one household...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 6:55 PM

FEATURED: Degree certificates to be available this month-University of Rwanda

Graduates will be awarded degree certificates in less than three weeks after publishing the final list, the University of Rwanda (UR) has pledged. The pledge comes after cries by recent graduates who missed out on opportunities due to lack of degree certificates. They claimed that since their...

Saturday, January 11, 2020, 7:12 PM

UR graduates decry delay in getting their certificates

It’s been two months since Phocas Nibishaka donned his gown and drove to Huye Stadium in southern Rwanda proudly surrounded by family and friends to celebrate his graduation after four turbulent years of study. “I have no single document to define me as a bachelor’s degree...

Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

How the industry sector evolved over the past decade

The last ten years have seen a rise in the local production of goods and services. The decade was marked by the launch of goods Made-in-Rwanda. The New Times assesses the evolution of the industry sector prior to and after the launch. 1. Light investment According to the industrial survey...

Monday, January 6, 2020, 1:26 AM

National exams: Kigali dominates in primary as rural schools dominate in high school

The capital has kept the foothold of best performance in primary school while rural districts excelled in secondary schools, as revealed by the national examination results published Monday by the Ministry of Education. For primary leaving exams, the top three best-performing districts are...

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 1:30 AM

Sugira joins Rayon on a loan deal

Amavubi striker Ernest Sugira has joined Rayon_Sports from top-flight table leaders APR, on a six-month loan, which will see him stay with the Blues until the end of the current 2019/2020 Rwanda Premier League. The news of the deal broke Monday morning, December 30, after it was...

Monday, December 30, 2019, 1:43 PM

Christmas night downpour claims 12 lives

Heavy rains that ravaged mainly the City of Kigali on Christmas night claimed at least 12 lives across the country with four deaths recorded just in the capital, officials have said. Unforeseen by the weathermen, the downpour in Kigali started around 7pm, and lasted...

Thursday, December 26, 2019, 6:39 PM

What you should know about ‘Connect Rwanda’ campaign

At least 24,012 smartphones meant for vulnerable households have been pledged since the Connect Rwanda campaign kicked off last weekend, according to available data. This means that at least 8,000 smartphones were pledged, every day, since last Friday when the MTN Rwanda CEO, Mitwa Kaemba Ng...

Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 1:46 AM

Rwanda to get blockchain training school next year

Africa Blockchain Institute (ABI) has announced it will begin operations in Rwanda in 2020, making it the first blockchain school in the country. Currently operating in Ghana, the school intends to offer five courses namely; blockchain essentials certification course, blockchain developers...

Friday, December 20, 2019, 8:39 PM

Government: 6,000 evacuated from high risk zones in a week

Nearly 6,000 people living in high-risk zones, including steep hills and wetlands, were relocated over the last one week alone. According to the Ministry of Local Government, the relocation was a matter of urgency, owing to the heavy rains that have battered the country, with forecasts...

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwandan scholars to get more scientific knowledge on preserving Genocide memory

The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG), in partnership with the Mémorial de la Shoah, the Holocaust Museum in Paris, France has organised a training series on the Holocaust (Shoah) and the 1994 Genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi. The three-day training commenced this...

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 8:27 PM

Fire guts commercial house in Kicukiro

A commercial building in Niboye Sector, Kicukiro district was on Monday afternoon gutted by fire, affecting two businesses on the building - a pharmacy and a dry cleaning shop. The affected house is located on KK 21 Avenue, opposite Kicukiro Simba Supermarket. Witnesses found at the...

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

Over 400 graduate at KIM University

KIM University on Friday celebrated the graduation of hundreds of students in bachelor’s and masters’ degrees from various disciplines in an event that was held at the school campus along the Kigali-Rwamagana road. The campus premises were dotted gowns of graduates, their families,...

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 12:06 AM

Gender-responsive budgeting: a tough pill for ministries to swallow

A study conducted on five high-spending ministries and five districts by Rwanda Civil Society Platform (RCSP) in partnership with Trocaire Rwanda points at loopholes in their Gender Budget Statements (GBSs). GBS is a tool to drive and track the closing of gender gaps across all sectors...

Friday, December 13, 2019, 12:52 PM

Rwanda keen on accelerating development of blockchain

A portion of Rwanda’s ICT budget in the next fiscal year, which begins on July 1, 2020, will be used to support emerging technologies, among them, blockchain. The plan is contained in the “Emerging Tech Policy and Strategy” of the Ministry of ICT and Innovation. The strategy...

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 11:45 AM

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