Patriots, the rise of a team that’s conquered the hearts of many

BARELY four years participating in Rwanda National Basketball League, Patriots are one of the biggest basketball clubs in the country. But that is not the whole story. Whenever they play, Amahoro Indoor Stadium (Petit - Stade Remera) is always a sellout. The Kagugu-based side have conquered the...

Friday, August 10, 2018, 12:46 AM

Number of female parliamentarians likely to increase

The next parliament is set to be dominated by female lawmakers as this year political parties have nominated more women compared to the 2013 parliamentary elections. At a media briefing held at their offices on Monday, the Chairperson of NEC, Kalisa Mbanda, said that the commission approved 521...

Thursday, August 9, 2018, 12:57 AM

Bakuru on his passion for collecting old and classic cars

From his home in Nyarugunga, a few kilometers from Kigali International Airport, Paul Bakuru’s garage harbours four old cars that he enjoys taking care of without driving them at all. Married with four kids, Bakuru is an entrepreneur and automobile enthusiast who early this year initiated...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 10:04 AM

Expo 2018: I&M Bank focus on digital banking for better customer experience

At the 20th Kigali International Trade Fair (Expo 2018), I&M BANK PLC is making sure to serve clients focusing on the awareness of digital banking in promoting a cashless economy. The bank has established a branch inside the Expo Ground with access to all bank services for the clients but...

Sunday, August 5, 2018, 10:28 PM

Rwandans celebrate Umuganura

The Minister for Sports and Culture has called on Rwandans to work together to contribute to the country’s development programmes, encouraging citizens to preserve the culture of sharing their harvests. Julienne Uwacu delivered the message yesterday at the National Harvest Day (Umuganura)...

Friday, August 3, 2018, 11:53 PM

Umuganura 2018: Urukerereza impresses, showcases Rwanda’s traditional dances

Rwanda celebrated the National Harvest Day, Umuganura, yesterday. The main event was held in Nyanza District, Southern Province, but there were celebrations across the country. In Nyanza, the national ballet Urukerereza performed different Rwandan traditional dances. Each of the dances has a...

Friday, August 3, 2018, 11:34 PM

Faith-based organisations move to regulate themselves

The Catholic Church, Islamic community and the Anglican Church in Rwanda are working towards creating a self-regulatory body to oversee the operations of faith-based organisations in the country. The move was announced in a statement signed by senior clergy from various denominations. These...

Friday, August 3, 2018, 12:05 AM

Rwanda celebrates Umuganura today

Today, all roads will lead to Nyanza District, Southern Province as Rwandans celebrate the National Harvest Day. And, for those who cannot make it, the celebrations will be at the sector and village levels across the country. Umuganura is a day of Thanksgiving – to appreciate the year...

Friday, August 3, 2018, 12:02 AM

Amb. Gasatura thanks Ethiopia for support during Rwanda’s struggle for liberation

Rwanda’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Hope Tumukunde Gasatura, has thanked the government and the people of Ethiopia for their unwavering support during Rwanda’s struggle for liberation. Tumukunde said this as more than 600 Rwandans and friends of Rwanda gathered last week at the Chancery...

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 11:49 AM

Prisons to acquire public telephones for inmates

Rwanda Correctional Services (RCS) is set to introduce public telephones in 13 penitentiary facilities around the country in order to facilitate inmates to communicate with their family members The move is also aimed at ending smuggled phones in cells, officials say. According the Chief Inspector...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 11:24 PM

Gahini Anglican diocese gets new bishop

Bishop Manasseh Gahima was on Wednesday elected to replace retired Bishop Alexis Birindabagabo as the Bishop of Gahini Anglican Diocese in Eastern Province, the Church said in a statement. For the last one year, Gahima was serving as an assistant to the outgoing bishop. The Province of the...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 11:21 PM

Suspect in bank hack refuses to unlock cell phone

Prosecution has alleged a Nigerian man accused of being part of a group that hacked into a local bank and stole more than Rwf1 billion, had refused to unlock his phone in order to provide evidence to investigators. The trial had resumed Thursday morning at the Nyarugenge Intermediate Court in...

Saturday, July 28, 2018, 1:14 AM

RwandAir named among world’s 10 most improved airlines

The national carrier, RwandAir, has been named among the most improved airlines in the world. The ranking, by UK-based consultancy firm Skytrax, was released at the 2018 World’s Airlines Awards in London on Thursday. The World’s Airlines Awards are widely known as the ‘Oscars of...

Friday, July 27, 2018, 10:46 PM

RwandAir among the world’s most improved airlines

The national carrier - RwandAir - has been named among the most improved airlines in the World. The 2018 World's Airlines Awards were announced Thursday in London. The World's Airlines Awards are widely known as the ‘Oscars of the aviation’ industry. The World's Most...

Friday, July 27, 2018, 11:06 AM

Rwanda seeks backing for another term in ITU council

Rwanda has rallied support for its re-election bid to the governing council of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN agency responsible for coordinating effective development and use of telecommunications globally.  The ITU council, composed of 46 member states, is...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 12:15 AM

Kigali vintage car show to attract regional exhibitors

The second edition of the Kigali vintage car exhibition slated at the end of this week is set to attract more automobiles not only from within the country but also from regional countries. Dubbed ‘Shyuha Auto Show’ the exhibition is slated for Saturday July 21 at the...

Monday, July 16, 2018, 2:37 PM

BRD, Swedish body in $40m deal to boost energy sector

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) have signed two energy agreements guarantees that will see the bank lending to energy sector investors. The signing ceremony was held Thursday at BRD headquarters between the Head of...

Friday, June 22, 2018, 12:15 AM

Two dead in armed attack in Nyaruguru District

Armed attackers Tuesday night raided Nyabimata Sector Nyaruguru District in the Southern Province killing two and injuring three. According to Police, among the injured was the Executive Secretary of Nyabimata Sector, Vincent Nsengiyumva. His car was also set alight. They also unsuccessfully tried...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 4:52 PM

Rwanda takes bold step to become a cycling powerhouse

Rwanda Cycling Federation (FERWACY) says that the country will soon become a continental cycling powerhouse, following a government decision to waive the 25 per cent levy that is currently  imposed on imported sports bicycles. While presenting the Rwf2.4 trillion budget for the 2018/2019...

Monday, June 18, 2018, 11:42 PM

The dairy factory that employs the deaf

One factory in Kigali has opted to hire deaf workers and everyone is happy. Masaka Creamery Ltd, that is popular for its tasty yogurt, has about 28 workers and more than 60 percent of them are deaf. When The New Times visited the factory yesterday, they were greeted by an...

Monday, June 18, 2018, 6:19 PM