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My running obsession with ‘ibiraha’!

“I purchase two buckets of ibiraha every morning, but you can’t get any by 2pm”!  I was with four friends when we were told this by a restaurant owner near UR-Huye campus, my campus. Although ibiraha is not a rare commodity in a student community like mine, if you know...

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

First Lady tips young innovators on right choices

First Lady Jeannette Kagame Friday urged youth to make the right choices and avoid drug abuse adding that making the right decisions was a “principal pillar of Rwanda’s future”. The First Lady was addressing around 600 youth from across the country who gathered for the “...

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 12:36 AM

Calls to recognise women’s unpaid work gather momentum

Daphrose Mukankwiro lives in Nyanza District, Cyabakamyi Sector where 53 per cent of population are women. For the best part of her typical day, she is doing chores like fetching firewood and water, which are some of the tiring domestic chores that women, especially in rural areas face....

Friday, December 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

After VAT waiver, now activists want production costs for sanitary pads reduced

In August 2013, the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) passed a resolution urging partner states to waive taxes on sanitary pads in order to increase their accessibility for girls and women. Seven years later, Rwanda has announced it is scrapping Value Added Tax (VAT) on sanitary...

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 7:47 PM

UR Huye campus students decry poor internet

Education curriculum in Rwanda stipulates that students should contribute 70 per cent to their studies and teachers should only guide and supervise. Students are usually supposed to comply with this curriculum by carrying further research on their own and this is where internet access becomes a...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 5:53 PM

ICASA 2019: Takeaways, lessons and recommendations

The 20th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) 2019 will conclude its seven-day activities on Saturday, December 7. It has been going on for the past six days and has seen hundreds of sessions on different topics either on HIV, infectious diseases or human rights to...

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:36 AM

Over 400 graduate at Mount Kenya University Rwanda

The assembly ground of Mount Kenya University Rwanda was on Friday morning teeming with graduands in gowns, suits and dresses as friends and families gathered to celebrate the Kenya-based University’s 17th graduation. Those celebrated at the Kagarama-based campus are the 430 graduates who...

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 12:20 AM

People with disability seek better access to HIV services

In 2007, Rwanda passed a law related to protection of persons with disabilities (PWDs), which grants PWDs the right to protection and other rights like every other citizen. Despite this, they are still exposed to challenges that make them vulnerable. On the sideline of the 20th International...

Friday, December 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

The evolution of HIV treatment

In the early days of HIV/AIDS existence, there were no drugs to either prolong the life of the infected person or lessen their suffering. In simple terms, during that period, contracting HIV was akin to death sentence. Much later, Anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) were introduced but people living...

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

First Lady implores young women to take the lead in fight against HIV

First Lady, Jeannette Kagame has encouraged young women to take the lead in the fight against HIV/AIDS among their peers. She was speaking at session entitled “Ending HIV epidemic among adolescent girls and young women in Africa: what will it take?”, at the ongoing international...

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: UN Women pushes for gender-sensitive investment in efforts to fight HIV/AIDS

The Country Representative of UN Women in Rwanda, Fatou Lo, has called for more inclusion in tackling multifaceted obstructions that hamper HIV positive women from their various human rights. She gave the remark as she opened a sideline session at of the 20th International Conference on AIDs and...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 7:02 PM

Mrs Kagame: Gender inequality still affecting the fight against HIV in Africa

First Lady Jeannette Kagame has emphasised the fact that despite the significant improvement in fighting against HIV/AIDS in the last 20 years, deeper analysis is still needed “to make more meaningful interventions.” She was addressing the Organisation of African First Ladies for...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 1:14 AM

In a new book, Bishop Bilindabagabo explores ways to tackle drug abuse

Statistic from Rwanda National Police show that around 70 per cent of the crimes committed in the country are either caused or related to drug abuse. This is mainly what has prompted Bishop Alexis Bilindabagabo to author a 200-page book on drug abuse in Rwanda.   Entitled “Goliyati...

Monday, December 2, 2019, 1:00 AM

How Christmas tree lighting kicked in the festive season mood

December is that time of the year when people slowly switch into the festive mood and there is no better way to do so than set alight the Christmas tree and other lights that are synonymous with the festive season. Smiles sealed to people’s faces this past weekend as the Radisson Blu Hotel...

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 2:18 PM

FEATURED: Over 100 DOT Rwanda Youth Digital Ambassadors Celebrated for Community Impact

115 youth Digital Ambassadors who increased digital inclusion through digital skills training, digital entrepreneurship and technology-enabled social innovation as a part of the Digital Ambassadors Program (DAP) graduated on November 22nd 2019. The 115 Digital Ambassadors provided training to 41...

Friday, November 29, 2019, 5:25 PM

More efforts needed in developing AI sector

To date, Rwanda has around 10 Artificial Intelligence (AI) engineers, despite the role of the sector in offering credible solutions to many challenges a country faces, according to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of ICT, Claudette Irere. Her concerns were raised at the completion...

Thursday, November 28, 2019, 10:01 AM

Rwanda piloting HIV injection

In the next few years, HIV patients on ARVs will no longer have to take drugs on a daily basis if the injection, which is under trial becomes successful, according to the ministry of health.   Rwanda is one of the countries involved in the trial of the HIV injection drug, which is...

Thursday, November 28, 2019, 6:00 AM

Retailers decry rising food prices

Food retailers have decried an increase in food prices due to rains that have characterized weather patterns over the last few months. The New Times talked to various food retailers in markets of Gikondo, Nyabugogo and Huye, Southern province, expressed concerns on rising food prices. Prices...

Thursday, November 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwanda, Indonesia look to stronger ties

Rwanda and Indonesia have committed to strengthening ties between both countries following the launch of a "friendship association" between the two countries, in an event  that was held in Kigali on Sunday. The Ambassador of Indonesia to Rwanda, Prof. Dr. Pardele...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 10:08 AM

Platform to monitor work of court officers launched

On Monday 25th November, the Judiciary of Rwanda launched a Judiciary Performance, Monitoring & Evaluation System (JPMS). It will help in evaluating the performance and action implementation of judicial sector on a daily basis, according to officials. The system comes after successful...

Monday, November 25, 2019, 9:58 PM

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