City of Kigali outline plans to address shortage of public toilets

The City of Kigali has entered a partnership with a private business to identify sites and construct Public toilets on the main axes of the City, Sunday Times has learned. Mayor, Chantal Rwakazina, told this reporter, “We are soon approving the sites and the proposed design before...

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 11:58 PM

How Rwandan fashion emerged winner at the 2018 Business Awards

About three years ago, the government introduced the Made-in-Rwanda initiative to drive the consumption of locally produced goods and services and bolster exports. It is fair to say that the enterprise has come of edge—turning out to be a custom rather than an appreciation. Among the...

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Former street child scoops best young entrepreneur award

26-year-old Jean Marie Vianney Habiyaremye who has created a vibrant business by making artifacts from cow horns emerged the Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the colorful 2018 RDB Business Excellence Awards. The gala which was held at the Kigali Convention Centre, on Friday night, seeks to...

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 1:06 AM

Stenin press photo contest 2019 opens for entries

The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest is now open to participants aged 18 to 33. The competition aims to promote young photographers around the world and support them in their pursuit of professional perfection. Applications will continue until February 28, 2019. You can apply here...

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 3:50 PM

President Kagame: Rwanda stands in solidarity with Kenya

President Paul Kagame has sent his commiseration message to Kenyans following a terrorist attack that hit Dusit Hotel complex in the capital Nairobi on Tuesday. So far 21 people have been confirmed dead by Kenya Police Service, including a police officer who succumbed to injuries during the rescue...

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 11:11 AM

President Kenyatta: DusitD2 siege over, all assailants killed

Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, has said that so far 14 people have lost their lives in the terror attack that hit Kenya's capital city, Nairobi along Riverside Drive, yesterday. The Head of State also declared the end to the siege by suspected militants at Dusit hotel complex, saying that...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 12:25 PM

Suspected terror attack hits Nairobi, Al-Shabab claims responsibility

Explosion and gunshots suspected to be acts of terrorism were this afternoon heard in Kenya's capital city, Nairobi along the Riverside Drive. The incident happened at around 3:15 pm from Dusit Hotel in Riverside, police said. Local media reports indicate that the building is being evacuated...

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 4:42 PM

Meet Diaspora returnee seeking to introduce street food culture

There’s a saying that “a chef must think like a scientist, organise like an accountant plate like an artist and cook like a grandma”. There’s not better suit for that adage like Patrice Shema, a 44-year-old Rwandan national who lived in London from 2006 until he returned to...

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 9:36 AM

Lancet, Cerba HealthCare deal to reduce cost of laboratory services

Lancet Laboratories and French Cerba HealthCare have formed a joint venture in a move that has raised expectations that the cost of laboratory services in Rwanda will significantly drop. Lancet Laboratories, operates in Rwanda and 14 other African countries. In Rwanda, it is considered to be one...

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

700 to attend National Prayer Breakfast

700 top government leaders and members of the civil society and the private sector will attend Sunday’s national prayer breakfast. Sunday Timesunderstands that about 30 international guests from other countries will take part in the 23rd edition of the annual special...

Sunday, January 13, 2019, 12:30 AM

AU acknowledges DR Congo presidential election results, calls for peace

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has said that he has taken notice with a satisfied view of the provisional results of the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo released on Thursday. Felix Tshisekedi was declared the winner of the...

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 9:30 PM

Investigators urge public to volunteer any information on model Mupende’s murder

Officers at Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) are calling upon the public to report any information related to the gruesome murder of top Rwandan Model Alexia Uwera Mupende. The call was made Wednesday, as the investigation and pursuit of suspect(s) entered Day 2. Alexia Mupende was found dead in...

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 11:13 AM

Inside govt’s new sports and talent detection programme in schools

On Friday last week over 200 young basketballers concluded a holiday camp “in style”, Rwanda Basketball Federation noted. The camp culminated with two entertaining days of 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, where 49 teams from different suburbs of Kigali participated. The best in U12,...

Sunday, January 6, 2019, 11:56 PM

Rwanda’s Quality Testing Lab acquires global status

Rwanda Standards Board (RSB)’s quality testing Laboratories have acquired an international accreditation, which will consequently facilitate local laboratories to offer more trusted services, especially in biochemical laboratories. The latest international accreditation to Rwanda’...

Sunday, January 6, 2019, 12:45 AM

Zimbabwe launches monthly national clean up day

Every first Friday of each month has been declared as a “national clean-up day” by Zimbabwe President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa. Mnangagwa made the call on Friday after joining his aidesat the State House to clean their offices and the surrounding environment. Later he took on...

Sunday, January 6, 2019, 12:11 AM

In 2018, Rwanda walked the talk on climate change but hard work lies ahead

Over 230 people lost their lives in Rwanda in 2018 alone in incidents linked to climate change. Properties worth billions of Francs were also destroyed as torrential rains, lightning strikes and landslides had their toll on the country. But, at the same time, the Government continued on its...

Thursday, January 3, 2019, 11:11 PM

Environmentalists buoyant as the Kigali Amendment enters into force

The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol has entered into force, paving way for nations to reduce powerful climate-warming gases known as Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by more than 80 per cent in the next 30 years. January 1, 2019 is the earliest date set by the treaty for 20 ratifications—...

Thursday, January 3, 2019, 12:06 AM

Rwanda gets first public coding school

Sixty young bright students have already been selected across the country to join the first cohort of the inaugural software programming school, adding impetus to the country’s efforts to become a regional tech hub. Isaac Munyakazi, the State Minister for Primary and Secondary Education told...

Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 12:36 AM

83 per cent pass O-Level national exams

Of the 99,209 students who sat for lower secondary education (ordinary level) national examinations in 2018, 83.3 per cent (80,966 candidates) passed compared to 89.9 per cent of 98,249 students in 2017. Of those who passed (from Division I to IV), 51.9 per cent (41,990) were girls. 10 per cent...

Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 1:36 AM

Church leaders call for concerted effort against child abuse

As the world prepares to usher in the New Year, local and international church leaders have joined forces in calling for peace and also urged for concerted efforts in building a safe society for children to thrive. According to Rev. CélestinHazikimana, the Catholic Bishop of Gikongoro Diocese...

Sunday, December 30, 2018, 2:15 AM