Genocide suspect Leopold Munyakazi sentenced to nine years

Genocide suspect Dr. Leopold Munyakazi has been cleared of all but one charge related to Genocide by the specialised chamber for international crimes based in Nyanza. The decision was rendered Friday by the chamber that is affiliated to High Court. The 67 year-old who was extradited to Rwanda by...

Friday, July 20, 2018, 6:21 PM

Rwanda set standards for hosting Cricket events-ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has heaped praise on Rwanda for hosting a successful ICC World Twenty20 Africa B qualifier characterised by excellent cricket and hospitality. The World T20 Africa B Qualifiers that ended on Saturday at Gahanga Cricket Stadium brought together Kenya, Uganda...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 1:31 PM

Cancer prevention: Tips to reduce the risk

Many people spend their free time on Google trying to find out the foods one needs to consume to avoid cancer. Dr Tejinder Singh, an oncologist with Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai, has a few tips on what to eat to avoid the dreaded disease.  Always try to encourage healthy eating to prevent...

Monday, July 16, 2018, 12:00 AM

Nigeria to sign up to Africa Free Trade Pact

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has revealed his country will soon sign up to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA). So far, 49 countries in Africa have put pen to paper on the agreement. Buhari made the announcement during a press conference alongside South African President...

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 11:23 PM

Nigeria to sign up to Africa Free Trade Pact

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has revealed his country will soon sign up to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA). So far, 49 countries in Africa have put pen to paper on the agreement.  Buhari made the announcement during a press conference alongside South...

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 2:30 PM

Maltese judge to replace Theodor Meron at UN court

The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres has named Carmel Agius, from Malta, to replace controversial American judge Theodor Meron from the leadership of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT). Agius will assume office at the beginning of next year,...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018, 4:30 PM

Angola waives visa requirements for Rwandans

With effect from July 1, 2018, Rwandan citizens travelling to Angola will no longer be required to have visas to enter Angolan territory. The decision for Rwandans to be exempted from visas to Angola is contained in a presidential decree no. 150/18 of 19 June. The same decree also exempts...

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 6:23 PM

Renowned worship singer arrives in Rwanda

Renowned worship singer Darlene Zschech is Rwanda. Zschech who is in Rwanda for the second time confirmed her arrival through an Instagram post but she did not reveal the reason of her travels.   Oh Rwanda.. it is so good to be back x A post shared by Darlene Zschech...

Monday, June 18, 2018, 4:31 PM

Kagame meets Ellen DeGeneres

Popular American TV host Ellen DeGeneres today met with President Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro in Kigali. Ellen DeGeneres and her partner Portia de Rossi are on holiday in Rwanda since Sunday and to oversee the initial stages of the construction of the Ellen DeGeneres Campus that will be...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 5:01 PM

Rwandan women can conquer breast cancer- Dr Shetty

According to statistics from the Ministry of Health, breast cancer is the commonest cancer among women in Rwanda followed by cervical and stomach cancer. While the number of cases of breast cancer in Rwanda keeps going up, there are many ways we can control and conquer breast cancer.  ...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 11:15 AM

Zahara jets in for Kigali Jazz Junction

This morning, award winning and record selling South African diva, Zahara (real name Bulelwa Mkutukana) arrived in Kigali ahead of her performance at Kigali Jazz Junction. The show will take place at Kigali Serena Hotel, and will feature performances from local R&B singer Social Mula and...

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 10:48 AM

Rwanda becomes Arsenal’s first tourism partner

Rwanda is Arsenal’s first-ever tourism partner. The top-flight English Premier League football club will have all their teams wear ‘Visit Rwanda’ on the sleeves. Vinal Venkatesham, Arsenal’s Chief Commercial Officer said the deal will bring Rwanda into people’s minds...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 9:54 AM

Kagame addresses Broadband Commission meeting

President Paul Kagame on Monday morning delivered a keynote address at the 2018 Spring Meeting of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development in Kigali. Kagame, who together with Mats Granryd, Director General of GSMA, are co-hosts of the meeting, underlined that...

Monday, May 7, 2018, 12:23 PM

Twitter advises its 336 million users to change their passwords

Social networking site, Twitter has urged its 336 million users to immediately change their passwords after the company discovered a bug that stored passwords in plain text in an internal system. However, the company said it had fixed the problem and had seen “no indication of breach or...

Friday, May 4, 2018, 11:23 AM

Commonwealth leaders discuss growth, devt

President Paul Kagame Wednesday morning took part in a high-level round table discussion on the ‘State Fragility, Growth and Development' at the ongoing Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London.   The discussion focused on encouraging and promoting...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 1:52 PM

Genocide fugitive arrested in Cameroon

Philippe Hategekimana, alias Biguma, a Genocide fugitive who has been living in Yaoundé, Cameroon has been arrested on the basis of an international arrest warrant issued by French authorities, it has emerged. Since his naturalisation as a French citizen, Hategekimana...

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 6:11 PM

#MLK50: Since his assassination 50 years ago, what do you know about Martin Luther King?

In 1968, civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, then 39, was shot and killed on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. That’s 50 years ago today. As the world remembers him, we look at his early life and some of the things that you might not have known about MLK...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 4:47 PM

Rwanda Cricket Stadium up for International award

The recently inaugurated Rwanda Cricket stadium located in Gahanga sector of Kicukiro District has been nominated for ArchDaily's 2018 Building of the Year Awards. ArchDaily is the most visited architecture website worldwide with over 500,000 daily readers and about 160 million page...

Friday, February 2, 2018, 12:00 AM

Jazz artistes pay tribute to Hugh Masekela

When news broke of the passing of jazz legend Hugh Masekela on Tuesday, messages of condolences from fans and fellow musicians poured in from near and far. The New Times caught up with a number of jazz musicians to find out how they received the news of Masekela’s demise.  Stella Tushabe Jazz...

Friday, January 26, 2018, 12:00 AM

Rwanda’s Ngoga is new EALA speaker

Former Rwanda Prosecutor-General Martin Ngoga has been elected Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA).   Ngoga garnered 33 votes from 36 votes cast in an exercise held at the East African Community (EAC) headquarters in Arusha Tuesday evening. He becomes the first Rwandan to...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 12:00 AM