Sheraton, Hilton hotels eye Kigali

Internationally recognised hospitality brands, Sheraton and Hilton hotels will soon open shop in Kigali in the upscale Nyarutarama area, in Gasabo District.This was disclosed by the Mayor, City of Kigali, Fidele Ndayisaba in an exclusive interview with The New Times last week.According to the Mayor...

Monday, November 26, 2012, 12:00 AM

Giving prosecutorial powers to Ombudsman is in good faith – Ngoga

The proposal to give the office of the Ombudsman mandate to prosecute some corruption cases will boost the anti-corruption fight in the country, the Prosecutor General Martin Ngoga, said.The legislation that is currently in parliament seeks to empower the Ombudsman to conduct prosecution of some...

Monday, November 19, 2012, 12:00 AM

‘One University’ will prioritise research; Prof Rugege

The proposed University of Rwanda will have research as a key priority when it is finally instituted, according to Prof Geoffrey Rugege, the Executive Director of the Higher Education Council (HEC).In an exclusive interview with The New Times, Rugege admitted that faculty members at the different...

Monday, November 12, 2012, 12:00 AM

Survivors want action on Genocide fugitives

The survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi have urged government to marshal all diplomatic efforts to ensure that Genocide fugitives are brought to book.Under their umbrella, Ibuka, the survivors said that different countries have deliberately refused to have special provisions in their...

Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 12:00 AM

Rwandans urged to take part in the selection of national heroes

It is the duty of every Rwandan to participate in the vetting of people designated for national decoration, the head of the recently established Chancellery for heroes and national orders and decorations of honour has said.During an exclusive interview, the Executive Secretary for the Chancellery,...

Monday, November 5, 2012, 12:00 AM

Prosecution disappointed by Ingabire sentence

Prosecutor General Martin Ngoga acknowledged yesterday that prosecution was unhappy with the eight-year jail term handed to Victoire Ingabire by the High Court.Ingabire, 44, was on Tuesday sentenced after court found her guilty of terror charges and denying the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.She...

Friday, November 2, 2012, 12:00 AM

New Ombudsman outlines priorities

A few days after being sworn in as the new Chief Ombudsman,  Aloysia Cyanzaire has said that several proposals, some of which are still before parliament ,  will strengthen her office to be able to execute its mandate of fighting corruption and injustice.In an exclusive interview with The...

Monday, October 29, 2012, 12:00 AM

Mpiranya, Zimbabwe and changing positions

Last week, we witnessed, through media accounts, the sudden change of heart of the Zimbabwean government, regarding the continued hunt for one of the most wanted Rwandan Genocide fugitives, Protais Mpiranya. As recent as April this year, the Zimbabwean government categorically denied the possible...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 12:00 AM

DRC should stop playing the victim – Mushikiwabo

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Louise Mushikiwabo, has said that unless the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo stops blaming other countries for its internal problems, their woes would remain.She was speaking during an interview with France 24, a French TV network. She advised...

Friday, September 7, 2012, 12:00 AM

Sudan envoy urges Africa to unite

The Sudanese chargé d’affaires in Kigali, Idrees Muhammed Ali, has called on African countries to work together to be able to defeat “the double standards imposed on us by the west”.“They are dividing African countries in order to rule them. So what we could do to...

Monday, August 6, 2012, 12:00 AM

ICTR refers last detainee to Rwanda

The Referral Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), on Thursday, referred the only suspect awaiting trial to Rwanda. The court was created to try key architects of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Bernard Munyagishari was president of the Interahamwe militia in the...

Saturday, June 9, 2012, 12:00 AM

Africa needs its own peacekeepers, not ‘mercenaries’

THE international media are once again abuzz with outrageous allegations contained in a confidential UN report, which reportedly accuses Rwanda of backing the rebels in eastern DRC.The report is solely based on claims of supposed rebel deserters who allegedly spoke to officials of the UN Mission in...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 12:00 AM

Renewed calls for arrest of Genocide fugitives

The call by the United States on countries to act swiftly in arresting Genocide fugitives on the Reward for Justice Programme, has been welcomed, but with mixed feelings.In a statement, the US State Department called upon countries that still harbour the nine suspects of 1994 Genocide against the...

Thursday, May 10, 2012, 12:00 AM

UN Court upholds guilty verdicts

Three convicts at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) had their guilty verdicts upheld by the Appeals Chamber of the tribunal. But one saw his life sentence reduced to 30 years in prisonWhereas life sentence was maintained on Lt Idelphonse Hategekimana and the 30-year prison...

Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 12:00 AM

ICTR transfers Uwinkindi

Genocide suspect Jean Bosco Uwinkindi was yesterday transferred to Rwanda from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) based in Arusha, Tanzania.Uwinkindi, 61, is the first suspect to be transferred to Rwanda under Rule 11 Bis of the Tribunal’s Rules of Procedure and Evidence,...

Friday, April 20, 2012, 12:00 AM

Uwinkindi finally arrives in Kigali

Genocide suspect Jean Bosco Uwinkindi this evening arrived in the Rwandan capital Kigali hours after losing a petition for a stay of his transfer from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).The decision to transfer Uwinkindi to Kigali was first taken in June, 2011, and upheld by an...

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 12:00 AM

Uwinkindi finally arrives in Kigali

Genocide suspect Jean Bosco Uwinkindi this evening arrived in the Rwandan capital Kigali hours after losing a petition for a stay of his transfer from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).The decision to transfer Uwinkindi to Kigali was first taken in June, 2011, and upheld by an...

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 12:00 AM

High Court adjourns Mugesera appeal

Prosecutor General Martin Ngoga, yesterday, expressed disappointment over a decision by the High Court to delay by a week, an appeal process in the trial of Genocide suspect Leon Mugesera.This happened as the accused, together with his lawyer, decided to file an amended version of his submission,...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 12:00 AM

RDF deploys in South Sudan

The Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) will today begin to deploy in the new independent state of South Sudan as part of a newly created UN-backed stabilisation mission there.The first group of the Rwandan contingent, to be part of the United Nations Mission to South Sudan (UNMISS), was expected to leave...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 12:00 AM

France sanctions Genocide arrest, extradition

Dramatic events have taken place in France over the last few weeks as the country continues to feature prominently among the nations that have frustrated efforts to bring to book fugitives of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.Paris stands accused of blocking justice with regard to the...

Monday, April 9, 2012, 12:00 AM

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