Bertrand Byishimo

Asaph Worship band in media tour to spread message of hope

Asaph Worship band is delivering a message of hope to the wider community through media outlets. According to the band, the key message for this tour is to instil hope in people despite the Covid-19 pandemic which has disrupted plans and expectations of many this year. The band which is based in...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

Gisa on writing her personal story to help others heal

Sonia Gisa is a professional model who represented Rwanda in Miss Supranational 2015, a competition in which she emerged as Miss Supranational Africa. She is also a survivor of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, who is determined to document her story. The 29-year-old recently released a...

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 1:26 AM

Overcrowded Kigali villages at high risk for Covid-19

Over the last two months, there has been an upsurge in the number of Covid-19 cases reported in Kigali City. This is a shift from the hotspots, which were the border towns of Rusumo in the East and Rusizi in the West. To contain the spread of the virus, the areas where positive cases have...

Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 10:00 AM

Umusizi Tuyisenge on dropping out of school to pursue his love for traditional music

Growing up in Kigali, Olivier Tuyisenge who goes by the artistic name of “Umusizi Tuyisenge”, realized that he is a good poet and started embracing the talent. As a young boy, he did not just stop there. He also started practicing other creative talents such as writing essays,...

Monday, August 3, 2020, 6:46 AM

Reopening of air transport raises optimism among traders

The Covid-19 pandemic, which hit Africa since the first quarter of this year, has taken a huge toll on the continent’s economies. Aviation is arguably the hardest hit industry, globally, hence hurting trade and tourism among other sectors.    Now, Rwanda plans to reopen...

Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 12:45 PM

Dushime Uwonkunda, a young poet with an ambitious plan to educate others

At Just 21, Sylvie Dushime Uwonkunda, has already achieved a lot as an aspiring poet. For her it is all about the passion to pursue something you love. She studied Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology in A Level at Gashora Girls’ Academy, but that has not stopped her from going after her...

Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 12:26 AM

Rwanda confirms 69 new cases of coronavirus

Rwanda, on Sunday, July 26, confirmed 69-nine new coronavirus cases, of which fifty were from the neighbourhoods under lockdown. Among the new cases identified from neighbourhoods under lockdown, 34 were in Kigali, 16 from Nyamasheke whereas 16 cases were traced from contacts of previously...

Monday, July 27, 2020, 6:42 AM

Patient Bizimana to be the 1st gospel artist to perform on Iwacu Muzika today

Patient Bizimana is set to be the first gospel artist to headline Iwacu Muzika Festival today since its commencement a month ago in a new format. The previous performing artists included secular artists and Gakondo stars like Masamba Intore, Mariya Yohana, Mani Martin and Queen Cha among others...

Saturday, July 25, 2020, 1:20 AM

Rwanda’s coronavirus recovery count hits 900

Rwanda, on July 24, discharged 11 new coronavirus patients after full recovery, bringing the Covid-19 overall recovery count to 900. According to the Ministry of Health’s daily update on Covid-19, the same day also saw 19 new coronavirus cases identified, bringing the tally of confirmed...

Saturday, July 25, 2020, 12:57 AM

Community Health Workers enlisted to fight Covid-19

Community Health Workers (CHWs) will soon be engaged in the Coronavirus treatment process, The New Times has learnt. The development was announced by the Director General of Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) Dr Sabin Nsanzimana, during the handover of Covid-19 medical supplies to Rwandan healthcare...

Saturday, July 25, 2020, 12:47 AM

UNFPA donates Covid-19 medical equipment to Rwanda

The United Nations Population Fund on Friday, July 24, donated medical protective equipment to the Rwanda Biomedical Center worth over Rwf75 million ($78,640) for health workers providing sexual and reproductive health services. The development is in line with the national Covid-19 preparedness...

Friday, July 24, 2020, 3:42 PM

Gael Faye’s “Petit Pays” nominated for global award

The movie “Petit Pays” by a Rwandan-French rapper and author, Gael Faye, has made it to Film Francophone d’Angoulême, an annual French film festival. The festival runs from August 28 through September 2, in Paris, France. Film Francophone d’Angoulême festival recognises...

Friday, July 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

Huye: Remains of 20 Genocide victims exhumed from school compound

Remains of twenty Genocide victims were on Monday, July 21, excavated from a playground of Muhororo primary school located in Ruhashya sector, Huye district. The bodies were identified on Saturday, July 18, but the exercise was completed yesterday on July 21, 2020. Ange Sebutege, the Mayor of...

Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 11:36 AM

Believers turned back as churches open doors again

The first day of reopening of places of worship saw scores of Christians flock church services across Kigali, prompting some faith-based leaders to turn some of the worshippers back. Churches across the country reopened on Sunday, July 19, for the first time since the government...

Monday, July 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

Christians share their views as churches reopen

A cabinet meeting last week approved the reopening for service for churches, cathedrals, mosques and other places of worship. However, the government ordered that each must be vetted by local authorities against set health guidelines to ensure the reopening does not erode the gains...

Sunday, July 19, 2020, 9:15 PM

Four companies fined over price hikes

Four companies in the City of Kigali have been slapped up with fines that amount to Rwf250,000. Those businesses had hiked prices of some food products and construction materials, intentional use of unapproved weighing scales, and issuance of illegal invoices. Most of them had not displayed...

Saturday, July 18, 2020, 2:44 PM

Covid-19: Kigali confirms 12 new cases

Rwanda on Friday, July 17 confirmed 12 new coronavirus cases, all recorded in Kigali. According to the Ministry of Health, the new infections were all registered from a high-risk isolated cluster.  The figures brought the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 1,485.H...

Friday, July 17, 2020, 11:31 PM

Rwandan Covid-19 patient gives birth in treatment facility

Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) has announced that one of the Covid-19 patients currently in a local treatment facility has given birth to a baby boy. “We are pleased to announce that one of the Coronavirus patients has given birth in Rugerero Covid-19 treatment center. Both the mother and...

Friday, July 17, 2020, 5:58 PM

Covid-19: Rwanda records 38 cases, 21 recoveries

Rwanda on Sunday, July 12, confirmed 38 new Coronavirus cases, bringing the tally of confirmed cases to 1,337 of whom 684 have recovered. The same day also saw different Covid-19 treatment centers discharging 21 new patients.  This lowered the tally of active cases to 649. Of the new...

Monday, July 13, 2020, 6:47 AM

How to maintain healthy skin

Be good to your skin, it is a garment you will wear for the rest of your life”, Renée Rouleau, a French celebrity, aesthetician and trusted skincare expert once said. Dermatologists share that the body’s largest organ is the skin and it is always working; growing new cells and...

Monday, July 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

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