Nutritionist speaks out on cassava poisoning

The public has been cautioned to be vigilant when buying fresh cassava tubers from markets to avoid buying inedible varieties. Faustin Machara, a nutritionist at Rwanda Biomedical Centre, said cooking of cassava tubers makes them consumable but absorption of poorly cooked cassava can result into...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 12:00 AM

Govt, UN agencies scale up disaster response efforts

UN agencies and the government of Rwanda are seeking ways to jointly strengthen disaster response efforts and ensure resilience of the population in case of disasters in the country. This was announced by Lamin Manneh, the UN resident coordinator, on Tuesday during a joint field visit in Gakenke...

Thursday, November 24, 2016, 12:00 AM

Burundian refugee children graduate under the early childhood dev’t

A total of 1,748 Burundian refugee children in Mahama Camp located in Kirehe District last week finished the first stage of formal education under the Early Childhood Development (EDC) programme and are set to join Primary One next year. According to Geoffrey Kayonde Serwada, the associate country...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 12:00 AM

New school of accountancy to bridge skills gap

University of Kigali, on Friday, launched a school of accountancy that will offer iCPAR (Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda) professional courses. The launch was held at the Kigali Convention Center and was presided over by Minister Isaac Munyakazi, State Minister for Primary and...

Sunday, November 20, 2016, 12:00 AM

Rulindo women, youth urged to join co-ops and savings groups

Womenand youth have been urged to join co-operatives and savings groups to be able to accumulate money to set up income-generating projects and improve their welfare. Marie Claire Gasanganwa, Rulindo District vice-mayor in charge of social affairs, said working in groups also makes it easy for...

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 12:00 AM

Police hold two over flopped gospel concert

Police in Kigali are holding two people in connection with a gospel concert that flopped over the weekend. The concert dubbed, “Taste of Heaven,” had been organised by Corona Space, a local events management group. The venue at Kigali Convention Centre was beaming with fans when...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 12:00 AM

Ruhango residents tipped on mobile-based health consultation

Babyl Rwanda, an innovative digital healthcare provider, on Friday, conducted a campaign in Ruhango District to raise awareness on a new system of consulting with doctors about health problems through a mobile phone The new way of consultation will be free of charge and beneficiaries can use...

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 12:00 AM

[SPONSORED] BPR outlines new digital products during client event in Rubavu

Last week Wednesday 9th November, Banque Populaire du Rwanda Part of Atlas Mara hosted a client cocktail at Serena Hotel in Rubavu District. The purpose of the event was to recognize clients’ support and patronage. Clients from small and medium enterprises in Rubavu and Muzanze, BPR Board of...

Monday, November 14, 2016, 12:00 AM

Workers union want labour court reinstated

The Labour Congress and the Brotherhood-Rwanda (COTRAF), a trade union, has called on the government to set up a special labour court for handling disputes between employers and employees. COTRAF made the call on Thursday in Kigali at a news conference called to brief journalists about the union...

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 12:00 AM

NURC rewards best reconciliation poems, songs

The National Unity and Reconciliation Commission on Monday gave out cash prizes to artistes who produced best songs and poems about reconciliation. As one of the activities organised by the Commission as part of the Reconciliation Week, a writing competition on reconciliation started last month....

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 12:00 AM

PSF rewards innovative young entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneurs have been challenged to focus on initiatives that impact communities. Patrick Buchana, the managing director of AC Group, a local tech firm, said it is important innovations solve societal challenges and are relevant to community.  He said that for any individual to operate a...

Friday, October 28, 2016, 12:00 AM

Airtel slashes money transfer fees by 40%

Airtel subscribers need not worry any more when sending or withdrawing money using Airtel Money platform, thanks to a 40 per cent reduction in transaction charges by the telecom firm. Moses Abindabizemu, the Airtel Rwanda marketing director, said the move seeks to support subscribers, noting that...

Friday, October 21, 2016, 12:00 AM

Eleven killed, 18 injured in Kamonyi road accident

Eleven people died on the spot while 18 others sustained injuries when a coaster omnibus collided with a freight truck on Wednesday evening, on the Kigali-Huye road. The accident occurred in Musambira, Kamonyi District at about 7:30p.m after the Kigali-bound bus belonging to local commuter...

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 12:00 AM

Govt pledges continued support for senior citizens

The government will always recognise the contribution the elderly have made in building the country, Dr Alvera Mukabaramba, the State Minister in charge of Social Affairs at the Ministry of Local Government has said. She made the remarks on Sunday in Ngoma District as the country celebrated the...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 12:00 AM

[SPONSORED] Customer service week: BPR pledges to prioritize service delivery to become the best bank

It was a Friday of cheerfulness as top leaders of Banque Populaire du Rwanda among other staff members join the customers at its branch in Kimironko as the bank was closing customer service week. Customers cheered to share well prepare dinner with Anand Sanjeev, the Bank’s CEO, and Konde Bugingo...

Monday, October 10, 2016, 12:00 AM

RSB partners with global tech institute to boost standards

Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the US-based Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) to work jointly to leverage technology to advance standards in the country. The agreement was signed on Tuesday, in Kigali, between Srikanth...

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 12:00 AM

PICTURES: Nyagatare juvenile inmates vow to perform well in national exams

Olive Niyobyose, a Senior three student from Kirehe District, has been at Nyagatare Juvenile Rehabilitation Centre for two years now. She is preparing to sit her Ordinary Level national examinations scheduled to start in November. Recently, Rwanda Correctional Services, in collaboration with...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 12:00 AM

PM Murekezi reflects on national gains as govt launches ‘reconciliation week’

Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi has said the country has made tremendous gains over the years because of unity and reconciliation, which he said have been ushered in by good leadership that took charge after stopping the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. The premier made the remarks, on Saturday, in...

Monday, October 3, 2016, 12:00 AM

Standards body moves to crack whip on dealers in fake construction materials

The days of unscrupulous dealers in the construction sector are numbered, thanks to the new drive by the Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) that will ensure that fake and substandard building materials do not enter the local market.  Dr Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe, the director general of RSB, said to...

Monday, October 3, 2016, 12:00 AM

Top Dutch official calls for arrest of Genocide suspects

A top official in Dutch government has called on countries habouring Genocide suspects to bring them to book. Siebe Riedstra, the secretary-general in the Ministry of Security and Justice, said Genocide period was terrible, calling on countries that host perpetrators of the pogrom in which more...

Saturday, October 1, 2016, 12:00 AM

Subscribe to The New Times E-Paper