Tax incentives: a debate that should be devoid of sentiments

Editor, RE: “Is Rwanda giving too much in tax incentives?” (The New Times, June 8). Great piece; this is a good initiative by the civil society. There has been a lot of work done to improve the investment climate in the country and it’s probably time to cut on the tax exemptions...

Friday, June 10, 2016, 12:00 AM

Policing and keeping Kigali safe requires dynamism - Police

The City of Kigali has been ranked as one of the fastest growing cities in Africa. Not only is it clean and green, it is also one of the safest on the continent.  The Regional Police Commander (RPC) Central (City of Kigali) Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Elias Mwesigye spoke to Edwin...

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 12:00 AM

Drug trafficking: The untold story of the sniffer dogs on the frontline

They’ve been spotted in public, sometimes at national events sniffing around or being transported from one place to another.  For anyone who hasn’t seen these Police service dogs up-close, you may have some questions concerning what they do and how they do it. Are they harmful? Do they have the...

Friday, October 2, 2015, 12:00 AM

New Rwf26bn project to support vulnerable families

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced a $37-million (about Rwf26.6 billion) five-year grant toward uplifting 50,000 poor families out of poverty. The funds will be channelled through a project dubbed, ‘Twiyubake,’ to benefit at least 250,000 individuals in...

Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 12:00 AM

Private sector weighs in to support Gen. Karake

Members of the private sector on Friday evening launched a new initiative to raise £1 million (about Rwf1.2 billion) as surety for Lt.Gen Emmanuel Karenzi Karake, Rwanda’s head of National Intelligence and Security Service who was last weekend arrested in London, UK and later released...

Sunday, June 28, 2015, 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Gen Karake's arrest is based on absolute arrogance and contempt, says Kagame

President Paul Kagame has come out strongly against the UK’s recent arrest of Rwanda’s head of Intelligence and Security Service, Gen Karenzi Karake, saying absolute arrogance and contempt was the only basis for the arrest. The Head of State made the statement, yesterday, as he presided over the...

Friday, June 26, 2015, 12:00 AM

Kaberuka bids farewell to President Kagame

The outgoing President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Donald Kaberuka, Tuesday evening received a parting farewell from President Paul Kagame at the State House. Speaking after his meeting with President Kagame, Kaberuka attributed his 10-year term at the helm of the bank to his...

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Rwandans demand Gen Karake's release

Thousands of Rwandans, yesterday, staged a peaceful demonstration outside the offices of the UK’s High Commission in Kacyiru, Kigali, demanding “immediate and unconditional” release of Lt Gen Emmanuel Karenzi Karake, the country’s head of national intelligence and security service. Gen Karake was...

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 12:00 AM

Kagame slams Gen Karake's arrest as “absolute arrogance”

President Paul Kagame has spoken out strongly against the UK's arrest of Rwanda's head of National Intelligence and Security Services Lt Gen Karenzi Karake, saying "absolute arrogance and contempt" was the only basis for the arrest. The Head of State made the remarks earlier today as he presided...

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 12:00 AM

PAC: Revenue authority on spot over delayed transfers

The parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has faulted Rwanda Revenue Authority for having inexplicably delayed to effect the transfer of taxpayers’ money from commercial banks to the central bank. The revenue body was the first state organ to appear before the committee to answer for...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 12:00 AM

Kaberuka bids farewell to President Kagame

The outgoing president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Donald Kaberuka, last evening bade farewell to President Paul Kagame during a farewell audience held at the State House. Speaking after his meeting with President Kagame, Kaberuka attributed his ten-year term at the helm of the bank...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 12:00 AM

Thousands demonstrate at UK high commission over Gen Karake arrest

Thousands of Rwandans and well-wishers Wednesday afternoon gathered at the gates of the United Kingdom’s High Commission in Kacyiru, Kigali to protest against the recent arrest of the head of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS). Lt Gen Karenzi Karake, who was in London on...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 12:00 AM

PAC summons 130 over Auditor-General's report

The parliamentary Public Accounts Committee has summoned 129 officials from central and local government, and government enterprises to explain their role in the loss of funds, mismanagement and the discrepancies highlighted in the 2013/14 Auditor-General’s report. The officials will start...

Monday, June 22, 2015, 12:00 AM

Global finance corporation to issue more local currency bonds

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will continue assisting Rwanda to create new sources of capital through bond issuances and trading at the local bourse, Jean-Philippe Prosper, the IFC vice-president for global client services, has said. Prosper announced the corporation’s...

Thursday, June 11, 2015, 12:00 AM

First Lady to launch 'New Faces, New Voices' initiative

First Lady Jeannette Kagame, together with former South African First Lady Graça Machel, are today expected to launch 'New Faces, New Voices' Rwanda Chapter, a Pan-African advocacy group that focuses on expanding the role and influence of women in the financial sector. New Faces, New Voices...

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 12:00 AM

MPs task Ombudsman on Gasabo disaster-hit residents

Lawmakers yesterday demanded urgent action from the Ombudsman’s office and Local Government authorities to resettle 13 households that were affected by heavy rains in Kabatwa cell, Kacyiru sector, Gasabo District in December 2013. Members of the parliamentary standing committee on Foreign...

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 12:00 AM

MP Bwiza resigns

Long-serving Member of Parliament Connie Bwiza Sekamana has resigned. Bwiza tendered in her resignation letter to the Speaker’s office last Friday. Deputy Speaker of Parliament in charge of administration, Abbas Mukama, confirmed the development, saying Bwiza cited ‘personal reasons...

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 12:00 AM

Rwanda, Zambia to interchange English and French teachers

AS Rwanda’s strategy of advancing Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) takes shape, Foreign Affairs minister Louise Mushikiwabo, yesterday, said government plans to source teachers from Zambia. The minister made the remarks during a media briefing after holding bilateral...

Monday, June 8, 2015, 12:00 AM

Rwanda, Zambia move closer to inking extradition deal

Rwanda and Zambia are in close to reaching an extradition treaty that would pave the way for the extradition to Rwanda of fugitives linked to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, both governments have said. This was announced yesterday at a joint media briefing by the Foreign affairs ministers of...

Monday, June 8, 2015, 12:00 AM

BBC-Kinyarwanda indefinitely suspended

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), yesterday, announced an indefinite suspension of BBC Kinyarwanda service over a controversial documentary aired by the broadcaster in October last year. The documentary, titled Rwanda’s Untold Story, was widely contested in Rwanda and abroad and...

Saturday, May 30, 2015, 12:00 AM