Lavie Mutanganshuro

2010–2019: Ten events that defined the past decade in Rwandan sports

So much happened in Rwandan sports – major setbacks and remarkable milestones – over the last ten years that the 2010-2019 decade seemed like an eternity. The decade began with local football giants, APR, winning the last of their three Cecafa Kagame Cup titles, and it was crowned by...

Saturday, January 4, 2020, 7:01 AM

First cohort of students return to school on Friday

The first batch of primary and secondary school boarding children will return to school on Friday, 03rd January ahead of the new academic year, which officially kicks off on Jan. 6, 2020, the Ministry of Education has confirmed. Among the schools that will reopen on Friday include those in the...

Thursday, January 2, 2020, 11:05 PM

Victory Concert to address drug abuse

On January 02, Victory Initiative will host the highly anticipated Victory concert at the Kigali Arena starting from 1pm to 4pm. The concert is aimed at fighting against drugs and alcohol use in youth, Victory Concert will host different artists and individuals who will share hope filled...

Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 12:31 AM

Demobilisation commission boss Mukantabana relieved of duties

The Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has relieved of her duties Séraphine Mukantabana who has been heading the Rwanda Demobilisation and Reintegration Commission (RDRC). Mukantabana has headed the commission since 2017. A letter signed by the Prime Minister said that the Premier, in removing...

Monday, December 30, 2019, 10:48 AM

Citizens react to plans to allow use of auto cars in driving tests

Many citizens that spoke to The New Times have welcomed the plan by the Government to allow the use of automatic transmissions during driving tests, a departure from the current situation where only manual cars are allowed. The plan that is slated to come into force with the next fiscal...

Monday, December 30, 2019, 1:45 AM

WASAC: Water supply normalised following Christmas downpour

The Management of Water and Sanitation Corporation (Wasac) on 27 Friday announced that water supply had been normalized after a shortage across the City of Kigali- a result of heavy rains that struck on the evening of 25 December. Among others, the rain claimed 12 lives across the country...

Friday, December 27, 2019, 2:46 PM

Government okays use of automatic cars in driving tests

The Ministry of Infrastructure (Mininfra) has finally given a green light for prospective drivers to use cars with automatic transmissions during driving tests to acquire a driver’s license. The development follows a petition by a private citizen to parliament in April 2018, which sought...

Friday, December 27, 2019, 12:42 AM

NAEB calls on farmers to embrace affordable post-harvest techniques

Rwanda Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) has advised small scale local farmers in horticulture to embrace affordable techniques to curb post-harvest losses. The call comes as the 2017 assessment revealed that post-harvest losses in fruit and vegetable farming were estimated at 40 per...

Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 1:31 AM

YEAR IN REVIEW: Eight sports stars who visited Rwanda in 2019

2019 was yet another year that saw many celebrities visiting Rwanda, something that – in many ways – contributes to the country’s ambition to become a top tourist destination. Global superstars in various fields visited, and sports was not left behind, Saturday Sport’s...

Saturday, December 21, 2019, 12:46 AM

Kampeta appointed CEO of BRD

Kampeta Pitchette Sayinzoga has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD). Sayinzonga, who has been the Director-General of the National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA), replaces Eric Rutabana—who has been at the helm...

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 12:49 PM

Youth are foundation of Rwanda’s devt – Ngirente

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has reminded the youth that they are the foundation of the country’s development, urging them to showcase their potential. The premier said this on Wednesday while addressing more than 3,000 youths that attended the 8th YouthConnekt Convention at Intare...

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 12:32 AM

YCC: Youths tipped on being solution oriented

Over 3,000 youths taking part in YouthConnekt Convention (YCC 2019) were on Wednesday tipped on being solution-oriented and take a lead in the development of the country. The youths who are gathered at Intare Conference Arena in Rusororo sector, Gasabo district, include members of...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 5:21 PM

Talent dev’t is top priority, says Minister Munyangaju

Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju, the recently appointed Minister for Sports, has insisted that detecting and developing talents at an early age is one of her priorities. Read also: The major tasks awaiting new Sports Minister Munyangaju This was said on Monday during a meeting between...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Civil society seeks greater consultations on education sector policy decisions

Education affects everyone- including generations to come; therefore any policy change should involve pre-consultation with all stakeholders involved–which isn’t the case, at the moment says the Civil Society. The complaint follows the recent changes by the Ministry of Education (...

Friday, December 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

How eco-friendly project is empowering youth

Over 500 youths in Ngororero District, Ndaro Sector have been employed thanks to River Nyabarongo Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project. The project is part of the Youth Ecobrigade Programme, which is increasingly creating decent employment for the youth while conserving the environment. Under the...

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 12:00 AM

Parents welcome discarding Kinyarwanda as primary school language of instruction

Different stakeholders in the education sector have welcomed the move by the Ministry of Education to rescind a recent policy directive that instruction be exclusively done in Kinyarwanda for the first three years of education. The latest change, that concerns lower primary classes (primary one...

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 12:00 AM

Govt makes U-turn on Kinyarwanda as medium of instruction in schools

Starting from the 2020-2021 academic year, the Kinyarwanda language will no longer be used as the medium of instruction in lower primary—primary one to primary three, the Ministry of Education said in a statement.   The resolution follows a meeting on Monday between the Ministry...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 1:12 AM

Activists: ending stigma against HIV/AIDS starts with medics

Zambian-born Bernard Chanda, 21, started taking antiretroviral (ARV) drugs immediately he was diagnosed with HIV. He was still in primary school at the time. After some time, he developed some skin rashes, as a side effect of the medicine he was taking. Back in his 8th grade, the pain of...

Monday, December 2, 2019, 3:39 PM

FEATURED: Get to know EUCORD’s Uhira Wunguke Project

EUCORD is a Brussels-based non-profit organization that operates in 15 countries. Its operation in Rwanda began in 2014. The NGO’s work is to help farmers reach their full potential while allowing businesses to rely on locally sourced materials.  It aims to improve the livelihoods...

Saturday, November 30, 2019, 2:32 PM

KTRN invests $10m in 4G network upgrade

Korea Telecom Rwanda Networks (KTRN), has embarked on a 10 million USD nationwide 4G upgrade project; to ensure better internet connectivity and capacity. KTRN is so far the country’s sole distributor of 4G LTE (fourth-generation Long Term Evolution) internet. According to a press...

Saturday, November 30, 2019, 2:17 PM

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