Eugène Kwibuka

Nuclear tech: Rwanda hosts training on transportation of radioactive materials

Experts in nuclear technology from different parts of Anglophone Africa have gathered in Kigali for a five-day training that will improve their knowledge of how transport of radioactive materials is regulated. The forum, which opened on Monday, was organised by Rwanda Utilities Regulatory...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 12:00 AM

Fresh talks between Catholics, govt to break family planning gridlock

Government and the Catholic Church are in fresh talks to agree on how to move forward with delivering the much-needed services in the area of family planning. Nearly a week after the Minister for Health, Dr Diane Gashumba, said at a forum in Parliament last month that the Catholic Church was...

Monday, July 22, 2019, 12:34 AM

Senatorial elections: Submission of candidatures starts tomorrow

It is expected to be a busy day tomorrow for staff at the National Electoral Commission (NEC) as applications for contestants in the September senatorial elections submit their paper work. NEC officials have announced that the senatorial election season will kick off tomorrow with prospective...

Sunday, July 21, 2019, 12:05 AM

NEC: Supreme Court will rule on eligibility of senators for re-election

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) will start receiving all applications for contestants in the September senatorial elections on Monday next week but final candidates for the polls will be approved by the Supreme Court (SC). The message was delivered on Thursday by NEC president, Kalisa...

Friday, July 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

MPs visit stalled Government projects ahead of PAC hearings

Members of the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in the Lower Chamber of Parliament have begun a countrywide tour to inspect what went wrong in the implementation of several government projects that have either stalled or failed. The two-week fact-finding mission that started early...

Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 3:10 PM

Rwanda to invest in major Asian infrastructure bank

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is set to reach 100 member countries this Saturday once its Board of Governors approve the application of  Rwanda and two other African countries. Headquartered in Beijing, China, the AIIB is a multilateral development bank with a mission to...

Saturday, July 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

MPs urge government to do more to facilitate trade

MPs on Thursday told Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente that the government needs to increase efforts to boost both internal and external trade for the country. As the Premier addressed a joint session of senators and deputies about the government’s activities in the trade sector, they urged...

Friday, July 12, 2019, 12:00 AM

Government moves to amend penal law provisions challenged in Supreme Court

The State Minister for Legal and Constitutional Affairs has presented a draft law that seeks to amend certain provisions in the current law determining offences and penalties in general. Evode Uwizeyimana tabled the bill in the Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday and requested MPs to pass the...

Thursday, July 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

Kagame, Warren call for purpose-driven leadership

Integrity, competence, willingness to learn, and having a sense of purpose on what they want to achieve for the common good are virtues that all impactful leaders must embrace. These values were shared by President Paul Kagame and Pastor Rick Warren on Tuesday in Kigali as they addressed close to...

Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 11:49 PM

Tax breaks for alcohol brewed from locally-sourced materials

The government has moved to reduce consumption tax on alcoholic drinks brewed from locally sourced raw materials. In a draft law presented in Parliament on Monday by the Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, Uzziel Ndagijimana, the Government seeks to reduce consumption tax rate on beers and...

Monday, July 8, 2019, 11:50 PM

Rick Warren to address 2000 Rwandan leaders

Renowned American evangelist, Rick Warren, will on Tuesday next week preach at a gathering in Kigali where nearly 2000 Rwandan leaders have been invited to discuss purpose driven leadership. At least 1800 leaders from across the country are expected for the gathering at which invitees also include...

Saturday, July 6, 2019, 12:19 AM

We will not lose our way again – Kagame

President Paul Kagame on Thursday paid homage to Rwandans who fought for freedom and equal rights of all citizens as the country marked the 25th Liberation anniversary. He also called upon all Rwandans to keep working together to sustain the gains made so far, explaining that the main challenge at...

Friday, July 5, 2019, 12:29 AM

A liberation museum that inspires the youth

There is something special about the Campaign Against Genocide Museum (CAG), which is located at the Parliamentary Buildings in Kimihurura. This is according to Robert Masozera, the Director General of the Institute of National Museums of Rwanda (INMR), which currently manages eight national...

Thursday, July 4, 2019, 11:02 AM

Liberation is about every Rwandan living a dignified life – Kagame

President Kagame yesterday officially opened the Rwf8.2 billion Karama Integrated Model Village for families that were relocated from high risk zones around the City of Kigali. “The phase of the liberation struggle we are in now is about achieving transformation and being the Rwandans and...

Thursday, July 4, 2019, 3:25 AM

Two Rwandan returnees warn against travelling to Uganda

Two Rwandans who were illegally arrested and detained in Uganda before they returned home last Saturday have said that it remains dangerous for Rwandans to travel to neighbouring Uganda. Celestin Maniraguha, 39, is from Gakenke District in Northern Province while Moses Rusa, 64, hails from...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 12:38 AM

ANC leader calls for stronger African unity

The visiting Secretary General of South Africa’s ruling party, African National Congress (ANC), has urged all African countries to strengthen their cooperation in fighting for their freedom and stability. Ace Magashule made the call on Monday in Kigali, shortly after touring the Kigali...

Monday, July 1, 2019, 11:55 PM

Inside colonial laws: Among other things, serving alcohol for free or on credit was illegal

A quick look at different laws that were enacted in Rwanda under the colonial administrations from 1885 through 1960s leaves the reader thirstier, wanting to know more about why they were passed. This topic is of great interest at the moment because the Government has moved to abolish all colonial...

Monday, July 1, 2019, 1:38 AM

Parliament set to pass 2019/2020 budget this afternoon

Parliament will this Thursday pass the budget for the 2019/20 fiscal year, giving final approval to government’s planned expenditures. Under the proposed budget for the fiscal year, which begins on July 1, the government has planned to spend slightly over Rwf2.8 trillion, reflecting an...

Thursday, June 27, 2019, 12:39 PM

RwandAir commences flights to Tel Aviv

The maiden direct flight of national carrier RwandAir from Kigali to Tel Aviv, Israel’s economic and technology hub, took off on Monday night. Tel Aviv will be the airline’s 29th destination overall, and second in the Middle East, after United Arab Emirates. Rwandair will fly to Tel...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

How Imbuto Foundation’s mentorship programme helps genocide survivors

Alphonse Uwimpuhwe eagerly tells the story of how he worked his way up, from being a hopeless orphan in Nyamasheke District, to working as a househelp in Kigali, and how he went to school and graduated with a degree in disaster management. Today, the 30-year-old genocide survivor works as a...

Sunday, June 23, 2019, 3:58 AM