Ange Iliza

Children urged to contribute to the fight against child abuse

Over 580 children from all parts of Rwanda taking part in the 13th National Children Summit have been urged to positively contribute to the fight against child abuse. The call was made by Dr Isaac Munyakazi, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education at that took place on Wednesday...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 6:59 PM

EU announces Rwf10bn support to African refugees in Rwanda

European Union has announced a €10.3 million (Rwf10.4bn) support to the Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) in Rwanda that accommodates refugees evacuated from Libya. The centre, which is located in Gashora, in Bugesera District, currently accommodates close to 200 refugees from...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:43 PM

Nyamata Hospital gets Rwf82.9m funding for upgrade

Nearly half a million people in Bugesera District will no longer have to lineup in long queues for medical services at Nyamata Hospital by the end of this fiscal year in June 2020 thanks to funding from Japan to upgrade the hospital facility. The relief was disclosed as the Director-General...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 7:29 PM

Kigali hosts regional water supply forum

The first edition of Regional Executive Forum on Urban Water Supply was launched in Kigali on Wednesday, November 13th. Organised by the Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA) in partnership with Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC), the three-day forum brought together water utility...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 7:23 PM

What would make emerging journalists more relevant?

Journalism schooling has had its share of criticism due to the quality of reporting in the country. Insufficient resources and skills are pointed out as the most pressing issues in the field. For broader insight, The New Times’ Ange Iliza spoke to Yann Gwet, a Cameroonian author and...

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 3:24 PM

Kigali to host global cancer foundation

Kigali will soon become home to Africa’s first City Cancer Challenge (C/Can) Foundation, an organisation that partners with cities to deliver quality and equitable cancer care for all. The development was disclosed on Monday as the City of Kigali hosted a delegation led by Princess Dina...

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 12:00 AM

Local media urged to collaborate

Media houses and journalists have been advised to work together in order to confront the challenges that they face amidst insufficient human and financial resources. The call was made on Friday during the celebrations of the Africa Information, which took place at Kigali Convention Center. On...

Monday, November 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

90-year-old herbarium to be made public

Hypoestes aristata, a 105-year-old fern that was plucked in Usamba, Tanzania in 1915 will be put on display next year according to University of Rwanda’s Center of Excellence for Biodiversity. It is one of the thousands of specimens of ferns and flowering plants that have been collected...

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 12:00 AM

Report faults organisations for flouting access to information laws

Access to information is a legitimate right/obligation to every Rwandan. However, even as the access to information law guarantees journalists and citizens to access information from public, private and other organisations, which is in the interest of the public, custodians of information...

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 1:51 AM

Anti-genocide denial body to sue French TV over hate speech

A Rwandan organisation aimed at fighting denial of the Genocide against the Tutsi has condemned a French television for giving a platform to genocide deniers to air hate message and denied the 1994 Genocide. Umurinzi Initiative, a local not-for-profit body is contesting the decision by the...

Friday, November 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

PSF signs trade deal with Namibia firm

Rwanda’s Private Sector Federation (PSF) and a Namibian company, Habesha African Investments, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen trade ties between both countries. The signing took place on Wednesday in Kigali. The agreement seeks to facilitate collaboration between...

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 12:00 AM

Why is stock market important as an economic indicator?

About two weeks ago, Rwanda Development Board complained that World Bank’s new methodology in conducting Doing Business Report had been adjusted without prior communication. The report ranked Rwanda 2nd in Africa and 38th best place to do business globally, 10 places down from the previous...

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

How the best of intentions may result into the worst of consequences

“When colonials came ashore, they didn’t say: ‘We are here to steal your land and take your resources and employ your people to clean our toilets and guard our big houses.’ They said: ‘We are here to help you’.” Michael Maren writes in “The Road to...

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

Over 1,000 delegates in Kigali for biblical leadership meeting

On Tuesday, delegates from 25 countries around the world visited Kigali Genocide Memorial and the Campaign Against Genocide Museum that is placed in the parliament. The visit is part of the four day activities of African Biblical Leadership Initiative (ABLI) forum that went underway on Wednesday...

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 11:38 AM

The role of the youth should not be transposed to the future, it’s now

The African Biblical Leadership Initiative (ABLI) forum, which took place at the University of Rwanda’s Huye based campus on Saturday last week, focused on how moral values should be connected to professional life. Taking place in Rwanda for the first time, the forum attracted 700 ...

Monday, October 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Youth Connect 2019: Benefits, lessons and recommendation

The 3rd YouthConnekt Africa Summit came to an end on Friday bringing down a curtain to a three-day sequence of activities held in Kigali, bringing together over 8,000 youths from over 90 countries. It has seen numerous activities such as panel discussions on different issues, motivational...

Friday, October 11, 2019, 8:38 PM

Migambi and the initiative to help vulnerable children

12-year-old Rebecca is the first of seven children. Due to poverty and unemployed parents, she dropped out before she could complete primary school and focused on taking care of her siblings.  Then she met Jean-Paul Migambi, the founder of Child Vision Family (CVF) who put her back into...

Friday, October 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

Patoranking, Meddy excite fans at YouthConnekt Africa concert

It was an evening of fun as Nigerian superstar, Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, known by the stage name Patoranking, U.S.-based Rwandan artiste Meddy, born Médard Jobert Ngabo, and a number of local artistes, thrilled youth at the YouthConnekt Africa 2019 concert at Kigali Arena on Wednesday night. The...

Friday, October 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

YouthConnekt: How connected is Africa?

On Wednesday, during the launch of the 3rd YouthConnekt Africa Summit at Kigali Arena, a group of young African influencers debated on Africa’s most pressing issues. “Building a more connected Africa” was one of the themes discussed. The discussion panel comprised Gerald...

Friday, October 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

Dos and don’ts of wearing a bra

Bras are essential to women. Your hair can be beautiful, outfit great, but there’s still something, off — the bra. Wearing the wrong bra can ruin even the most sophisticated look. Before worrying about hair or make-up, women should definitely think about bra issues first. This...

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 12:00 AM