Nuts and Bolts: Understanding Internet generation from 1G to 5G

According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) report, Rwandans spend about 7.1 per cent of their average income on internet. Today, it is likely that a big percentage of daily activities such as work, communicating with people, even getting food and other essentials can be done via...

Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 12:00 AM

Five business lessons to learn from Covid-19 pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the pace of change in the business world. Business sector is adapting to operate in an ever-evolving landscape where the only certainty is change. Globally, the pandemic has left hundreds of thousands of people, sent millions into unemployment and devastated...

Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 12:00 AM

What you should know about hormonal imbalance

Feeling blue? Can’t seem to find the energy to get out bed? Having trouble focusing on anything? You may assume its depression. But what if it is not? What if your symptoms are due to something else—something that antidepressants won’t help? For example, did you know that hormonal...

Monday, July 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

Horticulture, poultry worst hit by Covid-19 – farmers’ body

Farmers have requested that the government assist them to recover from Covid-19 pandemic impact on agriculture. The call was made during an event that was organized to deliberate on the effects of Covid-19 on the food system in view of food security in Rwanda. The event that was held on July...

Friday, July 17, 2020, 2:50 PM

FEATURED: How Kinazi Cassava Plant recovered from Rwf600m loss

In November 2019, Kinazi Cassava Plant underwent an overhaul following years of challenges that had plunged the plant into a Rwf600m loss that threatened its continued operation. Besides challenges in management, the plant had been grappling with machinery issues for years that...

Friday, July 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

Nuts and Bolts: How social media influencers make money

Did you know that Ariana Grande, Kylie Jenner and Cristiano Ronaldo can make about $ 1 million on a sponsored posts on Instagram? Social media influencers are creating a new class of celebrity and turning it into a revenue stream. Though they may not come from the entertainment industry many of...

Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 12:32 AM

Renewed call to ease women access to reproductive health services

Seventeen years ago, the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, better known as the Maputo Protocol, was signed. It has been signed and ratified by 49 African nations including Rwanda. Rwanda is among several African countries that...

Monday, July 13, 2020, 11:58 PM

Chinese First Lady donates Covid-19 medical equipment to Rwanda

Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) has received 120,000 body temperature testers and 18,000 surgical face masks from the First Lady of China, Peng Liyuan, to the First Lady of Rwanda, Jeannette Kagame. The consignment was received on Tuesday, July 7, by Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana, Director General of RBC...

Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 5:51 PM

You have what it takes to make the world a better place, First Lady tells Green Hills graduates

First Lady Jeannette Kagame has urged Green Hills Academy 2020 graduates to take the lead in renovating and building a new world in the face of Covid-19 pandemic that has rattled global order. Mrs. Kagame was giving remarks during a virtual graduation ceremony that took place on Monday,...

Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 1:56 PM

Nuts and Bolts: What you need to know about franchising

Starting up a business and taking risks are often used loosely in the entrepreneurship world. Uncertainties around market, quality and demand of products or services are among the reasons why starting out new businesses is considered risky. Capturing the market and setting a signature quality of...

Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

Kagame to write about Liberation Struggle

President Paul Kagame has announced that he will find time and write a book or use "other forms" to chronicle the four-year Liberation Struggle that ended in 1994. He made the announcement via his Twitter handle on Saturday, July 4, as the country celebrated the 26th anniversary of the...

Saturday, July 4, 2020, 11:28 PM

What Liberation Day means to Rwandans

As Rwanda celebrates Liberation Day, Rwandans of different age and professions share with The New Times what the day means to them, and what they celebrate on the day. Nathanael Ntwali, 14 Liberation Day means a lot to me. The country is better now, it is very safe and developing. I want...

Saturday, July 4, 2020, 3:08 AM

Rwanda, USAID sign over Rwf600 billion deal to support transformative development

The Government of Rwanda, through the Ministry of Finance, has signed a financing agreement with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) worth Rwf605 billion ($643.8 million) to support Rwanda’s development efforts in the next five years. During the signing ceremony...

Thursday, July 2, 2020, 3:10 PM

City of Kigali budget falls by 19 per cent amid Covid-19

The City of Kigali budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year has decreased by 19 per cent due to the effects of the novel coronavirus. During a presentation to the city’s advisory council on Monday, June 29, the Commission in charge of Economic planning and Development stated that the 2020-2021...

Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 12:05 AM

Nuts and Bolts: Characteristics of startups explained

For the last few years, Rwanda has been buzzing with startups, local and international. While Tap & Go by AC Group has revolutionized public transport and Zip Line which delivers blood products  to health centers are more popular, there hundreds of startups operating in different areas...

Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rotary Club Kigali Virunga gets new president

Rotary Club of Kigali Virunga, on Saturday, June 27, held an installment ceremony of their new president of the club, Jwala Kumar. During the ceremony that was held in Kigali, Kumar was handed responsibilities, a club medal, pin and seal by the outgoing president Jenipher Ingabire. Rotary...

Monday, June 29, 2020, 12:00 AM

What happens to unclaimed mobile money funds?

Since 2010, when mobile money services were introduced in Rwanda, a significant number of Rwandans have enrolled into using mobile money transactions. As of 2019, one in four Rwandans used mobile money services, a number which has likely increased due to Covid-19 pandemic that has stressed the...

Friday, June 26, 2020, 11:39 PM

Rwandan researchers develop new algorithm to treat tuberculosis

With around 1.5 million deaths a year, Tuberculosis is the world’s deadliest infectious disease. Over the years, the infection has developed resistance against Rifampicin, a standardized drug that is used to treat Tuberculosis. Rifampicin is the most effective drug against Tuberculosis,...

Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 12:17 AM

Nuts and Bolts: How do Youtubers make money?

YouTube has become a content phenomenon. According to Statistics Brain, a staggering 1,325,000,000 people use YouTube, watching 4,950,000,000 videos every day. 3.25 billion hours of video are watched on YouTube each month. YouTubers do not put content on the medium for philanthropic reasons....

Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

Seven things that defined Valens Rwamukwaya’s 38-year television career

One thing that strikes someone the first time they meet Valens Rwamukwaya is not his towering, big figure, but his signature smile and a big gaps between his teeth. Friends and family describe him as a kind, committed and versatile man. Rwamukwaya’s retirement after 38 years as a...

Saturday, June 20, 2020, 12:37 AM

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