Our liberation struggle was triggered by quest for human rights and dignity

When Lt (Rtd) Joseph Sabena joined the guerrilla war to liberate Rwanda, little did he know that he would end up with a paralysis that would eventually confine him in a wheel chair for the rest of his life.  However, Sabena’s determination to contribute to the development of the nation...

Monday, July 4, 2016, 12:00 AM

Who will diagnose doctor absenteeism?

On Wednesday afternoon, Dr Agnes Binagwaho made a surprise visit to University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK). The Health minister then took to social media to share her findings. “I visited CHUK #Rwanda today. Many doctors were not at their work. Explanations are needed with sanctions...

Monday, June 20, 2016, 12:00 AM

Day of the African Child to focus on quality education

Today, Rwanda will join the rest of the world to mark  the 25th International Day of the African Child (DAC) under the theme “Quality Education is a stable foundation for a bright future of the child.” This year, the DAC is also marked in partnership with the International Labour...

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 12:00 AM

[PHOTOS]: MoH issues malaria alert

Rwandans have been urged to ensure that their homes and surroundings are kept clean at all times and clear bushes or stagnant water which are breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Dr Agnes Binagwaho, the Health minister, made the call, yesterday, at a news conference at the ministry headquarters. A...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 12:00 AM

Dusingizimana heads to UK for Rwanda cricket stadium fundraiser

Reigning Guinness World Record holder Eric Dusingizimana, will head to the United Kingdom Wednesday evening where he is scheduled to attend a dinner aimed at raising funds for the construction of the cricket stadium, the first in the country. The stadium construction works are being overseen by...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 12:00 AM

Scholars issue alert over Genocide denial

Experts from around the Great Lakes Region who are attending a meeting on genocide studies, in Kigali, have warned of growing denial of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. They said Genocide denial is a major threat to peace and development. The genocide scholars were speaking yesterday on the...

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 12:00 AM

[PHOTOS]: Religious leaders urged on sex education

Religious leaders and representatives of schools have been called upon to beef up efforts in teaching of comprehensive sexuality among young people. The call was made by the Minister of State for Primary and Secondary Education, Olivier Rwamukwaya, yesterday, at a meeting on the role of faith-...

Friday, June 10, 2016, 12:00 AM

[PHOTOS]: Grassroots education officers get laptops

District and sector education officers (DEOs and SEOs), yesterday, received laptops donated by the United Nations Children’s Education Fund (Unicef) to help with data storage, retrieval and ease communication challenges. The handover took place at the University of Rwanda’s College of Education...

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 12:00 AM

Dusingizimana: A record breaking patriot, family man and leader

In the city suburb of Gikondo, in Kigali city, is a legend who undertook one of the world’s most challenging tasks, to break the Guinness World Record of batting, Eric Dusingizimana, 29 years was unstoppable on May, 13 when the almost fully-packed Petit Stade cheered him on as he finally...

Sunday, May 22, 2016, 12:00 AM

Gakenke coming to terms with the wrath of weather

Rainstorms wreaked havoc on several parts of the country, last week, with floods blocking major highways and causing deadly landslides in many regions. With scores of lives lost and infrastructure ruined, authorities had to swing into immediate action to avert further crisis as well as ensure...

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 12:00 AM

Varsity education offers refugee students fresh hope for the future

"Imagine completing secondary education and the road stops there. You’re confined to spending your days sitting at home, loitering around the refugee camp because there’s no stable job or an opportunity to continue with higher education. It feels like the world is crumbling on you,...

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 12:00 AM

Landslide victims laid to rest

Several government officials yesterday joined residents of Gakenke District in the Northern Province for the burial of 35 people who lost their lives in weekend landslides. Victims include children, men and women. The ceremony that took place at the district headquarters brought together thousands...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 12:00 AM

How the academia played a critical role in the promotion of genocide ideology

Lectures, students and University employees were some of the major actors in propagating genocide ideology at the University of Rwanda (Huye Campus) in 1994, according to the Executive Secretary of the National Commission for the fight Against Genocide (CNLG), Jean-Damascene Bizimana. Bizimana...

Sunday, May 1, 2016, 12:00 AM

21 QUESTIONS: If Riderman had 24 hours to live...

When he’s not making mega hits, he’s probably on promotional tours or grooming upcoming artistes under Ibisumuzi Studio Records. Emery Gatsinzi aka Riderman, also known as the “Godfather” of Rwandan hip-hop, has won several accolades including Primus GumaGuma Super Star season 3. A happily married...

Friday, April 29, 2016, 12:00 AM

The underbelly of bachelor parties

In January, Richard Kagabo hatched a plan together with a group of friends to organise a bachelor party for a friend they have known since high school. The groom-to-be wasn’t privy to their plan although they had asked him not make any plans that day because they were planning to have a few drinks...

Friday, April 29, 2016, 12:00 AM

Drug addiction: The cancer eating up musicians

It’s no secret that artistes make up the biggest number of professionals that are constantly hit by drug-related incidents. Music sensation Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning which shed light on the excessive partying some artistes get into. One of the greatest voices of all time, Whitney...

Friday, April 22, 2016, 12:00 AM

Sale of London property linked to Rwandan fugitive comes under scrutiny

A valuable London property that has been put up for sale has come under scrutiny after it emerged that it has links to a Rwandan fugitive – Kayumba Nyamwasa. Nyamwasa is believed to have bought the property, a London apartment, in 2002 when he was both a serving General and a student in...

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 12:00 AM

Ingabire: Helping communities benefit from cultural tourism

There’s a famous saying at Red Rocks Intercultural Center that says, “This place is not the same without Harriet,” and if anyone has met the petite lady with an infectious smile, excellent persona and outstanding work ethic, they’ll agree. It’s especially true for the women and children that have...

Sunday, April 17, 2016, 12:00 AM

Let's use technology to combat Genocide ideology - Minister Nsengimana

The Minister for Youth and Technology, Jean-Philbert Nsengimana, has said that Rwanda has better technology to fight Genocide ideologies that are put forward by genocide deniers. The minister said this at the launch of Tigo Rwanda’s ‘100 days of love’ on Friday evening. ...

Sunday, April 17, 2016, 12:00 AM

Civil society hailed for its role in dev't

The civil society can play a bigger role in governance in the country, the United States Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Tom Malinowski, said yesterday. He made the remarks yesterday after holding discussions with Prof. Anastase Shyaka, chief executive officer...

Thursday, March 31, 2016, 12:00 AM