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Ethiopians in Rwanda celebrate National Day

Ethiopians living in Rwanda on Saturday celebrated the third edition of the ‘Ethiopian Day’ since their embassy opened in 2017. The Ambassador of Ethiopia to Rwanda, Lulit Zewdie, said that the main purpose of the event is to promote Ethiopia; showcase their products, their...

Sunday, March 8, 2020, 7:13 PM

Activists celebrate women ahead of IWD

A grassroots feminist organisation will Saturday celebrate women’s contribution to society at an event in Kigali on the eve of the International Women's Day (IWD), due Sunday. International Women's Day is marked every March 8 worldwide and this year's edition will be held under...

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

Servant leadership: How close are we to the ideal Rwandan leader?

“What I wanted to tell everyone is to know that this army is the foundation of our party, do you understand what foundation means? This army will be the foundation of changes that will happen in this country. Therefore, everyone should always be mindful of the politics that pushed us to take...

Monday, March 2, 2020, 12:00 AM

Autopsy confirms Kizito died by suicide

The National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA) has announced that the Medical-legal Autopsy Report showed that Kizito Mihigo, who died on February 17 in Remera Police Station, died by suicide. The report showed that the cause of death was “asphyxia/hypoxia”, most probably...

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 7:51 PM

Army officer charged with murder denied bail

Nyamirambo Military Tribunal Tuesday denied bail to Maj. Godfrey Mudaheranwa, also known as ‘Kirikiri’. He faces charges of murder and illegal possession of firearms. Mudaheranwa is accused of shooting a 17-year-old young man by the names of Sam Gashaija on the night of February 2,...

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 7:48 PM

Top performers in A' Level exams share aspirations

The Ministry of Education on Monday released national examination results for Advanced Level (Senior six) and TVET (Level five) candidates of the 2019 academic year. The New Times caught up with some of the best performers to share their aspirations. Pacifique Ishimwe, 18, best performer...

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 11:37 AM

Army official charged with murder, illegal possession of firearm

Maj. Godfrey Mudaheranwa, also known as ‘Kirikiri’ on Thursday appeared for a preliminary hearing in Nyamirambo Military Tribunal on charges of shooting and killing a 17 year-old Sam Gashayija and illegal possession of arms. Mudaheranwa, who is currently in custody is accused of...

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 5:31 PM

Dutch military officers visit Rwanda Defence Force

A delegation of Dutch military attachés to different African countries and officials from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday, February 19, visited Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) Headquarters. The visit is part of the ‘Annual Regional Africa Conference for Netherlands...

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 9:24 AM

FEATURED: Kigali Marriott guests celebrate loyalty program

It was all joy as Kigali Marriott guests joined the Marriott international to celebrate the first anniversary after the joint loyalty program dubbed the Marriott Bonvoy was launched. Marriott Bonvoy is a combination of Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest (...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 11:41 AM

Dutch military officers pay tribute to Belgian peacekeepers killed in Rwanda

A delegation of 20 Dutch military attachés to different African countries has paid tribute to the 10 Belgian peacekeepers that were killed at the onset of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. This happened on Monday at Camp Kigali Memorial, where a monument has been set up in honour of...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 12:15 AM

Uwamahoro to speak at Forbes 2020 women summit

Rwandan actress Malaika Uwamahoro will be among the speakers at the Forbes Woman Africa 2020 Leading Women Summit in Durban, South Africa. The 5th summit runs through March 6, and aims to spark ideas and inspire attendees through hard-hitting talks, interactions and panel sessions. It will also...

Thursday, February 13, 2020, 4:57 PM

FEATURED: From dishwasher to top chef at Radisson Blu Hotel & Kigali Convention Centre

Jose Minuti has just turned 43 years old. Twenty-three years ago he made a decision that enabled him to establish himself in one of the most sought-after careers in the hospitality industry. Born in Italy, Minuti has been in culinary art business for over 20 years. He has attended schools...

Thursday, February 13, 2020, 8:04 AM

Yverry to launch debut album on Valentine’s Day

For all the lovebirds in Kigali, Valentine’s Day sees the release of a long-awaited album from a talented young local at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (formerly Camp Kigali). “Love you more’ — Yverry’s debut studio album, is comprised of 11 love...

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 7:48 PM

After six years, only nine kids remain in orphanages

It has been over six years since the government launched an initiative called ‘tubarerere mu miryango’ to encourage all children to be raised in a family set up. The programme kicked off the exercise to phase out orphanage facilities across the country as children there were either...

Monday, February 10, 2020, 12:56 PM

Reform: New CoK, urban district leaders named

Prime Minister Édouard Ngirente has appointed new leaders in the City of Kigali (CoK) making major changes that mark the end of a restructuring process that started last year, with the adoption by parliament of the new city structure. The reforms, which saw the three urban districts lose their...

Saturday, February 8, 2020, 12:44 AM

5,000 early childhood devt centres to be established

Imbuto Foundation and Local Administrative Entities Development Agency (LODA) have joined hands to set up 5000 new home-based Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres in 300 sectors across the country. The home-based ECDs are expected to provide holistic care to children, including education,...

Friday, January 31, 2020, 12:44 AM

Meet ANGELL MUTONI, Rwanda’s talented rap queen

We all agree she killed it in 'Pull up', her hit song that also features DJ Toxxyk and Kivumbi King. Angell Mutoni is one of the most promising artistes in Rwanda. Her music is a blend of RnB-Hip-hop, with a fusion of Afrobeat. She is also a poetess.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 10:44 AM

Jules Sentore drops new song inspired by Rwandan culture

Over the last decade or so, African artistes have been at it trying to coin out their own genres based on their own cultures and background, but as years went by, it became more complicated to find an authentic Rwandan genre. While other African musicians are keen on embracing the diversity of...

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 6:43 PM

Angell Mutoni, Rwanda’s talented rap queen

As time goes by, women have proven that ‘what a man can do, a woman can’. This also applies to the music industry, where some genres were previously solely done by their male counterparts. Angel Mutoni is one of the few promising female Hip-hop and R&B artistes in Rwanda. Her...

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 12:00 AM

500 school girls receive sanitary pads from #FreeThePeriod drive

Agatha Dusengimana is a 16-year-old who goes to GS Kagugu in Senior One. Her parents are separated, and her mother hardly affords her school requirements, let alone a monthly sanitary pad. The predicament of Aline Byishimo, 14 and Dusengimana’s classmate, is not any different because...

Monday, January 27, 2020, 12:00 AM

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