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Inclusivity in technology: A case of the TalkBack app for the visually impaired

Marceline Gato, 26, is finalising her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication at the University of Rwanda. When Gato was seven years old, she developed a very big cyst on her temple. Her parents feared for her life, but a few days later, it disappeared. She then lost her sight...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 12:00 AM

336 people vaccinated against Ebola in Rubavu daily

336 people are vaccinated against Ebola daily on the border of Rwanda and DR Congo in Rubavu district since the campaign was launched at the beginning of December last year. Although the spread of Ebola has been reducing globally, the disease continues to become a world health crisis. The Latest...

Sunday, January 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

Domestic violence: How serious is it?

Batamuriza (not real name) is divorced. She had lived in an abusive marriage for four years until she decided that she had had enough and filed for divorce. When she first decided that her husband was too abusive to stand, she went to her parents’, who kicked her out with the ‘niko...

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 12:28 AM

Police: 60% motorcycle accident fatalities due to head injuries

Traffic Police says that an estimated 60 per cent of fatalities from motorcycle accidents are caused by head injuries, and that this could be mostly because of helmet misuse or poor quality helmets, among others. This comes after the 2019 road safety report released at the beginning of the month...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

Weak reintegration of rehab graduates blamed for relapse in drug addiction

As drug abuse and alcoholism continues to be among the major social challenges faced globally, measures have been and are being taken by governments to curb the vice. UN data indicates that, globally, the harmful use of alcohol results in 3.3 million deaths each year, 31 million people have drug...

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

Over 2,500 arrested over drink driving in 2019, Police

Commissioner of Police Rafiki Mujiji, the Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety department Friday revealed that 2,597 people were arrested over drunk driving in 2019. He showcased this in a press conference at the Police Head Quarters in Kacyiru to highlight the road safety situation during...

Saturday, January 4, 2020, 12:10 AM

National examinations: Best performers share their joy

The best performing candidates in the 2019 exams for Primary, Lower Secondary and Teacher Training College (TTC) examinations have shared their joy, secret to success and career aspirations. The results were released on Monday by the Ministry of Education, where the best performers were...

Monday, December 30, 2019, 9:58 PM

Private sector urged to pay for employees’ social security

Innocent Nyirishema, in charge of corporate services in the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) has urged employers operating in the private sector to pay for their employee’s social security. He made the call during a meeting that brought together officials at the pension body and...

Saturday, December 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

Security serene during Christmas – Police

Rwanda National Police (RNP) spokesperson, Commissioner of Police John Bosco Kabera, on Thursday said this festive season security remains calm, as people seem to be compliant with security instructions and laws in place. “We had four accidents yesterday (December 25). One of them was...

Friday, December 27, 2019, 12:27 AM

Christmas downpour: Police urges motorists to heed officers’ warning

Commissioner of Police John Bosco Kabera, the spokesperson of Rwanda National Police (RNP) on Thursday urged the public to obey warnings given by police, including the ones from officers deployed on different roads-for law enforcement and security, because they are there for the public interest...

Thursday, December 26, 2019, 6:55 PM

No fatal accident recorded on Christmas Eve

It has been a norm for many people to ‘have fun’ ahead Christmas, some in churches and others in bars and pubs, among other places. This, in the past years, has been leading to people driving under influence (DUI), which at times leads to accidents, fatal accidents. This Christmas...

Thursday, December 26, 2019, 12:26 AM

Festive season rush overwhelm transport companies

It is a custom for people to join their families upcountry to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. This is evident by how Nyabugogo Bus Terminal is overcrowded two to three days before December 25. Entering the bus terminal, long queues are at every booking office, and although security...

Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 11:55 PM

Police urge vigilance during festive season

Rwanda National Police (RNP) has reassured continued security, but urged the public to remain vigilant during the festive season. Speaking to The New Times, Commissioner of Police John Bosco Kabera, the Police Spokesperson, said: “Security organs are ready to ensure the security and safety...

Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 1:33 AM

Meet Sonia Singh, an uprising Afro-RnB-Pop star

Born in Kenya to an Indian father and Rwandan mother, Sonia Singh Mwumvaneza has been singing since her childhood. Having been raised in more than two different cultures, the German-based Rwandan artiste began singing at the age of 10, first as a hobby, and later a profession.   ...

Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwandan author to launch book on “living with disabilities”

Rwandan author Gabriella Emilie Afrika will this week launch her book, ‘Necklaces for the Headless’, a story about RosineUwase, a Rwandan girl who was born without a head. The book showcases to children, both young and old what it is like to live through disabilities. In the...

Sunday, December 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Nadine Umwali wins scratch competition

Nadine Umwali, a primary six student from Nyarugenge district won the third edition of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) scratch competition, with her project named ‘Visit Rwanda’. Umwali beat 29 other students, who pitched their projects at Hilltop Hotel in Kigali on Friday. She made a...

Sunday, December 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Salus Music Band wins the battle of the bands

Salus Music Band proved its credentials as the leading live band in Kigali, beating two other bands in a live duel at the Kigali Marriott Hotel on Wednesday night. Dubbed Battle of the Bands, it is the only platform for bands to compete in the country so far, and it was the second edition, after...

Friday, December 20, 2019, 1:28 PM

Rwanda pilots stress buttons in public spaces

Rwanda National Police (RNP), since January 2017, is testing panic/emergency buttons on roads in Kigali City. According to police spokesperson, Commissioner of Police John Bosco Kabera, these buttons have so far been installed on at least 61 CCTV sites, all in the City of Kigali. These...

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Female software developers pitch innovations to potential employers

Forty-eight fresh female graduates on Tuesday met with potential employers in Kigali, pitching their ICT-based innovations. During the event, dubbed, ‘Career Day’, the software developers showcased their ICT skills to industry captains and other leaders. Eleven web and mobile...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 4:17 PM

20th Jua Kali expo kicks off in Kigali

The 20th edition of the annual East African Community Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs) trade fair, officially known as Jua Kali/Nguvu Kazi Exhibition kicked off on Monday December 16, at Gikondo Expo Grounds in Kigali. The exhibition, held since 1999, aims to promote micro, small and...

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

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