Glory Iribagiza

Today in History: Creation of a genocidal government

On April 8, 1994, Théodore Sindikubwabo, the then speaker of parliament announced the formation of an interim government, of which extremism against the Tutsi was the sole criterion to make it to the cabinet. Sindikubwabo had with support of the Akazu, an inner-circle of anti-Tutsi extremists,...

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 12:24 PM

Miss Rwanda 2020 in COVID-19 relief drive

Miss Rwanda 2020 Naomie Nishimwe has joined efforts to provide relief support to vulnerable households as the country continues to observe an extended two-week lockdown to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. Nishimwe inspects the food items. Courtesy. Nishimwe took to Twitter to share...

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 1:25 AM

A daring RPA rescue mission that snatched hundreds from jaws of death

“It was on the night of April 14th, at around 9p.m when we heard people outside. They knocked on the door of the third room, gently. But no one opened. And then we heard a man knock on ours. He said ‘we have come to rescue you, open the door’”. “But we wondered who...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 11:37 AM

RDF condemns criminal misconduct of its personnel in Kangondo assault case

The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) on Saturday condemned the recent incident in which some of its personnel were involved in criminal misconduct, after reports emerged that they were involved in assaulting civilians. According to a statement from the RDF, military prosecution has so far arrested...

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 9:30 PM

Traffic Police launch fever testing exercise to fight COVID-19

Since Sunday, March 29, Police have been measuring body temperature levels of people moving during the lockdown. The testing is done by traffic officers at Nyabugogo, Kimironko and Sonatubes junction The officers have not yet found a person with an abnormal body temperature, Police...

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 11:08 PM

Christus Regnat choir sings on 14 years later

One of the things the Roman Catholic Church is known for is its choirs’ beautiful unique symphonies. That is also evident in Rwanda, when one of the choirs organises a concert. Most of these choirs have an ardent following of loyal devotees who will not miss a single concert. One of the...

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 12:00 AM

Medical students conclude sensitization drive against coronavirus

Medical Students Association of Rwanda (MEDSAR) just concluded their COVID-19 awareness week, where they helped people learn more about the virus. "As Medical students and in line with what we do, we wanted to assess what Rwandans knew about Covid19. So we gave what we called 'A Small...

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 12:14 PM

Rwanda set to discharge first batch of COVID-19 patients

The Minister of Health, Dr. Daniel Ngamije, has said that the first batch of COVID-19 patients will be discharged next week. He was speaking during an interview with the public broadcaster on Thursday evening March 26.   Since the first case was confirmed on...

Friday, March 27, 2020, 5:42 PM

Are these the future of Rwandan music?

They have been touted as Rwanda’s next big thing –some have already made a few hits while others are slowly getting recognised and now they have put their talents together to release a song that will put them on the pedestal as the peers. The 10 fast rising stars on the Rwandan music...

Thursday, March 26, 2020, 5:42 PM

Two men shot dead in Nyanza

Two men were killed on Tuesday, March 24, in Nyagasozi Sector of Nyanza District after they tried to disarm officers on patrol duty, Police said yesterday.  The men have been identified as Jean-Claude Nyiramana, 27, and Emmanuel Nyandwi, 25. The two were riding on a motorcycle and were...

Thursday, March 26, 2020, 12:46 PM

Meet Luiza, a yoga teacher giving free lessons during the lockdown

With the Prime Minister’s order to remain indoors as part of the measures to stop the possible spread of the new coronavirus, one has to find ways to keep busy and avoid boredom, while making the most of time at home. There are a couple of fun things one can do at home, alone or with the...

Thursday, March 26, 2020, 12:00 AM

Police to issue stickers to essential service providers amid lockdown

Rwanda National Police will issue stickers for cars of essential service providers during the lockdown to ease their movement. The stickers, according Police Spokesperson, Commissioner of Police John Bosco Kabera, will be like a permission for people to drive unhindered, hence reducing...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 1:32 AM

COVID-19: RURA warns taxi-motos against discrimination

Claude (not real name) was picked up by his usual motorcyclist on Thursday morning. They started a conversation on COVID-19, as it has, by far, been the topical issue this week. “Despite the outbreak, I don’t have a problem transporting other people, but I can’t dare take a...

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 12:00 AM

QUIZ: How much do you know about the Coronavirus?

The novel Coronavirus, also known as the COVID-19 pandemic has proven highly infectious, with 170 countries and territories registering cases. The New Times Quick COVID-19 Quiz As of March 17, 2020, Rwanda had 8 cases confirmed. The New Times put together a quiz to test how much basic...

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 5:34 PM

Rusizi man arrested for allegedly murdering his wife

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has confirmed the arrest of Nepomuscène Mateso for allegedly murdering his 47-year-old wife. Mateso, 56, is currently detained at Muganza RIB Station, in Rusizi District, Marie-Michelle Umuhoza, the Spokesperson of RIB, said, adding that he is suspected to have...

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 3:15 PM

Coronavirus: How much do you know?

The Medical Students Association in Rwanda (MEDSAR) has adopted a self evaluation test on basic but important information on the Novel Coronavirus. Its questions are mainly about the spread of the disease and how to prevent it. MEDSAR Standing Committee on Public Health adopted the test...

Monday, March 16, 2020, 6:52 PM

Inanga artiste Esther Niyifasha pays tribute to women in her maiden song

Esther Niyifasha, 20, is fast becoming a popular female Inanga player, following in the footsteps of Sofia Nzayisenga. Inanga is classified as a ‘trough-zither’ after the shape it assumes- a flat soundboard with slightly concave sides. Although she is mostly known for...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 11:05 AM

The shocking torture case that gripped a nation

Thousands of people on Monday attended the trial of seven suspects, including six women, who are accused of attempted murder. The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court chose to hear the case from a site close to the scene of crime and the multipurpose hall of Maison de Jeune Kimisagara in Kimisagara...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 12:25 AM

Inanga artiste Esther Niyifasha pays tribute to women in her maiden song

Esther Niyifasha, 20, is fast becoming a popular female Inanga player, following in the footsteps of Sofia Nzayisenga. Inanga is classified as a ‘trough-zither’ after the shape it assumes- a flat soundboard with slightly concave sides. Although she is mostly known for her...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

102-year-old Genocide survivor who lost all her 17 children reminisces about meeting the king, old times

Everyone at the hostel calls her ‘Kibondo’ (Kinyarwanda for 'baby’), but she is the oldest resident in this home of the elderly based in Huye District, Southern Province. She got her nickname apparently because she fondly calls everyone she meets, ‘kibondo'....

Monday, March 9, 2020, 2:49 PM

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