FEATURED: Ruhango residents buoyed by increased access to electricity

Five schools, 10 trading centres, three cell offices, a coffee cooperative and health centre are some of the facilities that were connected to the national grid last week, adding impetus to the country’s efforts to attain universal access to electricity by 2024. The move is part of the...

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 10:22 AM

FEATURED: Over 2,000 jobseekers to meet employers at annual job fair

Jobseekers from different parts of the country are set to meet potential employers during the sixth edition of the annual job fair dubbed “Job Net.” Organized by the City of Kigali through its employment Centre (KESC), job networking is an initiative designed to tackle unemployment,...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 9:30 AM

Nominees for 2018 Groove awards unveiled

Nominees for the sixth edition of Groove Awards Rwanda. There are 23 categories. Unlike previous editions, this year’s edition, features new faces of promising artistes, and worship teams, mainly from upcountry.  Also, this year’s edition of the awards will have a new format,...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 6:37 PM

Smart classrooms unveiled at St. André

Two smart classrooms that will provide equitable and quality learning opportunities through the use of ICT in schools were on Monday launched at College Saint Andre in Nyamirambo. The smart facilities were constructed under the innovative ICT-integrated classroom project backed by the Government...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 12:44 AM

FEATURED: REG, partners in new effort to curb electricity theft

Cases of people who disguise themselves as Rwanda Energy Group (REG) workers to steal electricity by tempering with metres have been rampant. The offenders often use illegal practices illegally connect households with electricity. The theft was hurting REG’s revenues and derailing the...

Monday, December 3, 2018, 12:51 AM

FEATURED: Ecobank Rwanda supports children living with mental disabilities

Ecobank Rwanda staff on Thursday donated Rwf 5M to support children living with mental disability at Brothers of Charity HVP Gatagara in Ndera Sector. The centre in Gasabo District takes in young people living with mental disabilities and is currently home to 82 children. The move was part of the...

Monday, December 3, 2018, 12:17 AM

Artistes thrill concertgoers

On Sunday afternoon in Gisozi, a suburb of Kigali, hundreds danced, praised and worshiped, as an impressive lineup of gospel artistes entertained them. The crowd that filled Dove Hotel, for the live concert, dubbed ‘Bible, the Source of Melody’, organised Alarm Ministries in...

Monday, November 26, 2018, 7:29 PM

Experts moot innovative ways to keep teachers motivated

African experts and policymakers in the education sector are exploring ways to motivate educators so that they remain more focused and dedicated to the profession. The participants, drawn from over 10 African countries are in Kigali, are collectively analyzing the different reports done on the...

Monday, November 26, 2018, 4:04 PM

What Rwandans think about govt’s move to lift restrictions on teens’ access to contraceptives

The government is planning to allow teenagers to easily access contraception as part of efforts to end rampant teenage pregnancies. Official statistics show that Rwanda registered 17,000 teenage pregnancies in 2016. The New Times’ Frederic Byumvuhore talked to a section of individuals to...

Monday, November 26, 2018, 9:40 AM

New GBV campaign focuses on children’s rights

An annual campaign against Gender Based Violence was yesterday launched in Kigali with a focus on eliminating violence against women and girls as well as educating parents on protecting their youngsters. The campaign dubbed “16 Days of Activism” was launched with a walk from...

Monday, November 26, 2018, 12:33 AM

Why the colour for pedestrian crossings changed

The pedestrian crossings on Kigali’s major roads have been changed from zebra stripes to red and white a response to appeals by road users to increase their visibility. This was said Thursday by the State Minister for Transport, Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye, during a news conference, during...

Thursday, November 22, 2018, 11:22 PM

Over 1000 secondary school candidates miss national exams

The Ministry of Education has said that a total of 1170 absentees missed the ongoing 2018 secondary school leaving national exams. The absentees include 855 candidates for O-Level and 315 A-Level candidates. The urban districts of Nyarugenge, Gasabo and Kicukiro have the highest number of A-Level...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 10:56 PM

New Melody to stage free concert

Gospel group New Melody, is set for their concert dubbed, “Selah concert”. Themed, “God is in Control,” the show will take place this Sunday, November 25 at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village, starting from 3:00 pm. It will feature performances from David Wald from...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 7:32 PM

FEATURED: How Gatsibo residents are benefiting from access to electricity

In less than five months since some parts of Gatsibo district have been connected to electricity in line with Rwanda’s universal access target, the beneficiaries have started taking advantage of this electricity to develop themselves as well as striving for their self-reliance. As a result,...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 9:38 AM

FEATURED: Off-grid communities set to benefit from solar powered rural homes

Providing affordable utilities to off-grid communities in Rwanda is the next priority for BBOXX as it transitions from  a solar company to a next-generation utility provider that seeks to enable a rural customer to live a healthier, wealthier and more productive life. The development was...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 9:22 AM

Candidates cautioned against cheating as national exams for high school begin

Senior three and six candidates have expressed optimism and confidence to excel in their secondary leaving exams. Around 7:00 am on Tuesday, two young ladies, Germaine Isaro and Clarisse Uwizeyimana are standing in the compound of Groupe Scolaire Kicukiro; they are both reading from a same...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 2:41 PM

Over 140,000 begin secondary school leaving exams today

A combined 14,3551 secondary school candidates – 46,653 for Advanced Level and 96,898 for Ordinary Level – will today begin their respective national examinations at different sites across the country. The 2018 national examinations will run through November 27 for O-Level candidates...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 1:09 AM

Canada-based Gentil Misigaro to headline gospel concert in Kigali

Canada-based Rwandan singer Gentil Misigaro is expected to headline a live concert titled, “Hari Imbaraga Rwanda Tour” on March 10, next year. The gospel singer whose songs have been an inspiration to his fans worldwide, will be performing in the country following invitation, from...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 12:11 AM

Over 2000 patients benefit from free eye treatment service

Patients with vision impairment from Kibogora Hospital and 300 inmates from Rusizi Prison were freely treated during a weeklong service held in Nyamasheke and Rusizi districts. Jean Rwangabwoba, a village leader who benefited from the service has been suffering from vision impairment for the...

Saturday, November 17, 2018, 9:41 PM

Government reviews laws on occupational hazards

The government has started reviewing laws on occupational hazards and disabilities to reflect the realities of the current trends. The initiative aims at updating the current laws which are deemed outdated and were designed basing on the Belgian contex. This was discussed at a stakeholders...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 10:53 PM

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