Artistes in civic education

At least 200 local artistes have begun a civic education course at Nkumba Peace and Leadership Training Centre in Burera District.  The weeklong training was organised by the Ministry of Sports and Culture in collaboration with National Itorero Commission. The training is meant to give value...

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 12:00 AM

Burundian refugee children to get new classrooms near Mahama camp

Relief agencies are in the final stages of starting construction of classrooms for Burundian refugee children at a school in the vicinity of Mahama Refugee Camp in Kirehe District. The classrooms will be constructed a kilometre outside the camp at Paysannat L, a primary school in Mahama Sector....

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 12:00 AM

Court bailiffs and notaries urged to pursue integrity

Court bailiffs and notaries at the sector and cell level have been urged to work with a high level of accountability, integrity and professionalism in order to improve the good image of the Rwandan judicial system. The call was made Friday by Johnston Busingye, Minister of Justice, while presiding...

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 12:00 AM

Youth sign performance contracts

National and district youth coordinators and vice-mayors across the country yesterday signed performance contracts with the Minister for Youth and ICT, Philbert Nsengimana, committing to creating jobs for the youth, among other things.  The coordinators and vice-mayors committed to help establish...

Friday, September 11, 2015, 12:00 AM

3,000 to attend Women Ministry conference

More than 3,000 women from all walks of life are expected to attend the eleventh Women Ministry conference at the New Life Bible Church in Kicukiro District. The three-day conference will run from September 18 to 20 under the theme “Marry Him First.” Speaking to the press at the...

Thursday, September 3, 2015, 12:00 AM

Kicukiro District in security, hygiene campaign

Kicukiro District has launched a security and hygiene campaign aimed at improving sanitation and safety standards in the district. The campaign, to last until June next year, will be conducted in partnership with Rwanda National Police. The campaign was launched on Tuesday at the closure of one-...

Thursday, August 20, 2015, 12:00 AM

Western Province mining committee urged on teamwork

Mining is not a simple task, but with teamwork, it can be made easier and professional. The remarks were made by Nicole Uwase, the Rwanda Mining Association secretary, Friday, in Karongi District during the election of the new committee members at the provincial level in Western Province. Uwase...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 12:00 AM

300 moto riders commit to support gender equality

At least 300 taxi-moto riders from GECOMO cooperative in Remera, Gasabo District, have committed to join HeForShe campaign that aims at fighting gender-based-violence. HeForShe is a global solidarity movement spearheaded by UN Women to engage men and boys in removing social and cultural barriers...

Monday, August 10, 2015, 12:00 AM

156 UR students fail English proficiency examination, to repeat academic year

At least 156 undergraduate students failed English examination at the University of Rwanda’s College of Science and Technology, meaning they have to repeat a year. Prof Manasse Mbonye, the college’s principal, said the decision was taken by the Academic Council in line with the rules...

Saturday, August 8, 2015, 12:00 AM

100 girls mentored by women leaders

A total of 100 girls aged between 12 and 18 from 20 secondary schools across the country are currently in a camp at University of Rwanda’s College of Medicine and Health in Kigali for a one–week intensive leadership and mentorship summit. The summit, entitled “100 women Who Will Impact Rwanda (...

Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 12:00 AM

300 Rwandan artistes to attend Itorero

Three-hundred Rwandan artistes are expected to attend civic education training (Itorero) later this month at Nkumba Peace and Leadership Training Centre in Burera District, according to the National Itorero Commission (NIC). The two-week training is meant to remind the artistes about their role in...

Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 12:00 AM

Development partners called on to strengthen collaboration

Development partners have been urged to ensure close collaboration to enhance efficiency in implementation of development projects. Francis Kaboneka, the Minister for Local Government, made the call last Friday, at a meeting that brought together development partners under the Joint Action...

Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 12:00 AM

Voluntary national service transforming communities

The number of students participating in voluntary national service, locally known as Urugerero, has grown  exponentially, officials have said. The growth has seen over 59,000 students meant to join university and other institutions of higher learning participating in Urugerero within a span...

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 12:00 AM

Defiled, impregnated by her dad

It is not easy for a 19-year-old to come to terms with the fact that she was defiled and impregnated by her own father. Seated and carrying her one-and-a-half-year-old baby on the laps, Kwihangana (not real name) sorrowfully narrates her journey through the valley of depression. “I could...

Friday, July 24, 2015, 12:00 AM

Minister urges Diaspora students uphold Rwandan values

Rwandan students in the Diaspora have been urged to uphold Rwandan values and strive for the dignity of the country. Dr Papias Musafiri Malimba, the Minister for Education, delivered the message, Tuesday, while officially opening the eighth edition of the Diaspora Civic Education (Itorero), named...

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 12:00 AM

GIZ donates equipment to TVETs

Ten Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) schools in Kigali City have received training equipment, worth Rwf 17 million from GIZ, a German international development agency, to boost career guidance among TVET students. The support was handed over, yesterday, by Eva Juenemann, GIZ...

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 12:00 AM

Diaspora students start Itorero today

More than 230 students from the Diaspora are today scheduled to start the eighth edition of the Diaspora civic education or Itorero, dubbed “Indangamirwa VIII.” The three-week training will run from July 12 to August 2 at Gabiro Combat Training School in Gatsibo District. Buses ready to take...

Monday, July 13, 2015, 12:00 AM

TNT scribe wins Action Aid Rwanda award

The New Times' Emmanuel Ntirenganya has been recognised as best reporter in Public Financing in Agriculture Reporting. The awards for best reporters/ journalists on Public Financing in Agriculture were organised by Action Aid Rwanda. Ntirenganya, who emerged the overall winner, was awarded...

Friday, July 10, 2015, 12:00 AM

AG's office spends Rwf3.8m on repair of survivors' houses

Staff at the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) this week took part in an initiative that saw two houses belonging to Genocide survivors in Ruhuha Sector of Bugesera District receive a makeover to a tune of about Rwf3.8 million.  In total, the OAG has renovated six houses occupied by...

Saturday, July 4, 2015, 12:00 AM

Telecom masts free of radiation, assures minister

Residents living near telecommunication masts around the country should not worry about suffering from either radiation poisoning or noise pollution because the masts are up to the required standards, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, the Minister of Youth and ICT, has said. The minister made the remarks...

Friday, July 3, 2015, 12:00 AM

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