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Bertrand Byishimo

The negative impact of too much screen time on children

In this era of technology, it is understandable that most children spend their time watching movies, playing video games on laptops, or on smartphones, among other things.   Because of this, medical specialists suggest that attention should be paid to how these youngsters spend their time,...

Monday, November 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

Why you have to care for your reusable mask

After Rwanda confirmed her first Covid-19 case in mid-March, there was nothing like mandatory wearing of face masks. The Ministry of Health had, by then, called on citizens to leave masks for Covid-19 patients as well as health practitioners directly interacting with these patients. A month...

Monday, November 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rwanda ranked seventh best travel destination for 2021

Rwanda has been ranked the seventh best travel destinations in 2021, according to Forbes’ Bucket List Travel. The travel guide on Thursday, November 19, 2020 released twenty-one best places in the world that are of classic travel for great sights and convenient travel in 2021. According...

Friday, November 20, 2020, 11:06 PM

Virtual prayer: Faith in a time of crisis

After registering its first Covid-19 case, Rwanda put in place measures to curb the spread of the virus, among which, places of worship, and other large gatherings were temporarily suspended. The guidelines prompted religious leaders to inform their worshipers that services were suspended, hence...

Friday, November 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

Kayihura lands Prix Découvertes nomination, urges fans to vote

Mike Kayihura, a Rwandan soul music artiste who started singing at the age of 13 in a church choir, has been nominated in RFI Prix Découvertes Awards. Founded in 1981, the awards are set to highlight new musical talents from French-speaking African nations each year. The singer has been...

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

Schools register positive trend in Covid-19 compliance

After two weeks of reopening academic activities, administration officers in different schools have noticed an improvement in Covid-19 compliance among students. When The New Times visited Groupe Scolaire Kimironko at 1 pm on November 16, students were having their lunch. According to the...

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 1:18 AM

Career planning: How can employees drive their growth at work?

Having a career advance is one of the many things employees seek when they sign up for a job. Unfortunately, not every employee or workplace offers this opportunity. As an employee however, you don’t have to give in or give up on your chances for success.  With the right strategy, you...

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 12:00 AM

Work and academics: Skills you need to find balance

The idea of attending school while working can be a challenging task. However, for varying reasons, a number of students are struggling to strike this balance- working as they attend their studies. According to this year’s Labour Force Survey report, the number of students combining...

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 12:00 AM

More African asylum seekers to be evacuated from Libya to Rwanda

The Rwandan government has approved the evacuation of another batch of asylum seekers who are stranded in Libya as part of the commitment by the government to provide a safe passage for Africans who have been stranded in the North African country for years. The move is in line with the framework...

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 4:51 PM

How local farmers’ cooperative has led them to international markets

Valeria Mukarugerero, a 50-year old member of a pineapple production cooperative “Tuzamurane” tells of struggles in her line of work before she joined a cooperative. “I used to harvest a lot of pineapples from my plantation, but the post-harvest losses were significantly high...

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

Highs and lows of first Rwandan Cheesemaker

At the entrance of the “Formagerie la reine”, one is met by Samuel Ndoli’s calm face, welcoming you to his firm. Ndoli owns and runs Formagerie La Reine, a local cheese firm which is common among shops and supermarkets across the country. Ndoli was raised outside Rwanda...

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

Polio immunisation: What you need to know

At the age of three, Bonaventure Hategekimana was diagnosed with polio, a disease that has had him incapacitated for 55 years now.     “I started experiencing high fever and went to a hospital. I was admitted, but towards recovery, I became paralysed from the waist down, and to...

Monday, November 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

World Diabetes Day: Rwanda targets more screening

As the world celebrates World Diabetes Day on Saturday, November 14, 2020. Rwanda has opted for more screening as a means to trace people who may have the disease without being aware. Due to the Covid-19 preventive measures, celebrations won’t take place, according to Simon-Pierre...

Saturday, November 14, 2020, 11:09 AM

Local manufacturers target students to fix surplus of facemasks

Local manufacturers are targeting the reopening of schools as a market that would sustain over 2.7 million facemasks that are still in warehouses. Over 40 local manufacturers had unsold stock of over 3 million facemasks in August 2020. The masks were manufactured until June, but did not get...

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 2:12 AM

How to revise effectively for exams

After seven months of closure, the government gave the green light for schools to reopen with the condition to maintain Covid-19 preventive measures. Academic activities were halted on March 14 after the first recorded case of Covid-19 in Rwanda, and most of them closed as they were about to...

Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 12:12 AM

The power of feedback

Just like our bodies use pain to inform us of injury, negative information in an organisation is an indication that something is wrong and must be fixed. Both signals suggest that damage has occurred and behaviour must change. Ignoring these signals, or punishing the messenger, results in damage...

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 11:59 PM

Strategies to improve student motivation

After seven months of closure, the Government has given the green light for schools to reopen with a condition to maintain Covid-19 preventive measures.  Academic activities were halted on March 14 after the first recorded case of Covid-19 in Rwanda, and since then all learning institutions...

Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 12:31 AM

How to integrate diversity in the workplace

Most people are always touchy when it comes to issues like race, religion and personal orientation. However understanding this is as relevant as other aspects when it comes to maintaining a healthy workspace. These factors are what constitute diversity, and being knowledgeable about it, whether...

Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 12:25 AM

Over 80 asylum seekers from Libya have been resettled

At least 81 asylum seekers from Libya who were hosted in Rwanda’s emergency transit mechanism in Bugesera District, Gashora Transit Centre, have been resettled in different countries, since their arrival last year. Forty-nine of them were resettled before the Covid-19 outbreak...

Sunday, November 1, 2020, 1:15 PM

Covid-19: Reimagining visual art through the virus

Since early October, Envision Rwanda has revitalised the Covid-19 lockdown through arts, painting and photography. This initiative has an objective of creating art pieces of different themes. Located in Kimihurura sector, Gasabo District, the art gallery exhibits different artworks, including...

Friday, October 30, 2020, 12:00 AM

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