Lavie Mutanganshuro

Cybertech global meet kicks off in Israel

TEL AVIV - The annual Cybertech Exhibition commenced on January 28 in Tel Aviv, Israel, bringing together about 200 exhibitors in the cybertech sector from around 80 countries across the world. Key players represented include Microsoft, Cyber Ark, Cybereason and IBM Security among others...

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 1:22 AM

New system to tackle delays in disbursing students’ allowances

For at least three times, Gentillese Cyuzuzo, a student from University of Rwanda (UR) in Bachelor of Journalism, has experienced a delay in receiving her monthly students’ stipend. She depends on the allowance, which is currently Rwf40,000 a month, for literally everything to stay in...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 11:50 AM

Taxation: Know how much you’ll pay for your plot of land

A newly released Ministerial Order has set standard rates and criteria to determine the tax rate applicable to plots of land, in accordance with the law determining the sources of revenue and property of decentralised entities. The law, that was passed in 2018, had sparked controversy that...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 12:00 AM

Kigali City starts operating under new structure

Since the start of January this year, the City of Kigali (CoK) began to operate as one entity, in accordance with the reforms that were passed last year. This was confirmed by the city mayor, Pudence Rubingisa during an exclusive interview last week on Friday. The reforms, which according to...

Monday, January 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

Connect Rwanda: Smartphones distribution begins end January

Local Telco, MTN Rwanda has confirmed that over 2,500 smartphones have so far been collected under the Connect Rwanda Challenge. The campaign initiated by MTN Rwanda, is run in partnership with the Ministry of ICT and Innovation (MINICT). So far, over 39,000 smartphones have been pledged...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 1:37 AM

Teachers urged to take lead in fight against Genocide ideology

The Ministry of Education Friday urged history teachers to take the lead in the fight against the Genocide ideology. This was said during the conclusion of a one-week civic education programme, Itorero, held in Nyanza District that was attended by over 1,600 history teachers from different...

Sunday, January 12, 2020, 12:00 AM

Mineduc warns schools against sudden changes to fee structure

The Ministry of Education (Mineduc), on Tuesday, warned schools against increasing tuition fees or demanding parents to pay full tuition for entire academic year without prior consultations with parents. Speaking to The New Times, Isaac Munyakazi, the Minister of State in charge of...

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 2:33 PM

City upgrades alternative routes ahead of CHOGM

Works on new alternative roads are underway in different suburbs of Kigali with view to completing them by June, when Rwanda is due to host the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Most of these roads are being upgraded to supplement the Kigali International Airport road, which...

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

Mulindi museum to host liberation war exhibition

Works to upgrade the National Liberation Park Museum are expected to conclude in June this year, the Institute of National Museums of Rwanda (INMR) has confirmed on Monday. Commonly referred to as Umulindi w’Intwari, the museum is located in Nyakabungo village of Mulindi cell, Kaniga...

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

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

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