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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

First Lady hosts children to Christmas party

Two hundred children from across the country were hosted by First Lady Jeannette Kagame for the annual End of Year Children’s Party, at Village Urugwiro on Sunday. It is an annual culture at Urugwiro to host such parties, where the children have fun; play, sing, are face painted, among...

Monday, December 16, 2019, 12:45 AM

Sexual harassment in sports, the silent vice

As more women join different sports disciplines, questions are being raised about how protected they are from sexual harassment. And, the fact that they join at a young age, they are more vulnerable to scrupulous men who in most cases are in charge of them. The New Times approached various...

Monday, December 16, 2019, 12:41 AM

University of Rwanda alumni urged to give back to Alma mater

University of Rwanda Alumni have been urged to give back to their Alma mater- through the University of Rwanda Solidarity and Development Foundation (URSDF) that was formed in 2013. The call was made during the launch of the Medicine and Health Science Alumni Chapter on December 13 at the Kigali...

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

All set for battle of bands grand finale

Live music lovers will on December 18, be given a Christmas and end of year treat— as three best bands in Kigali will compete in the second edition of ‘The battle of the bands’. The three bands; Symphony, Salus and Umurage have reached to the finals, after winning a series of...

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 12:00 AM

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