Jean d'Amour Mbonyinshuti

jmbonyinshuti@newtimes.co.rw

Danish court rules to extradite Genocide suspect Twagirayezu

Genocide survivors, through Ibuka, the umbrella organisation of survivors’ associations, have welcomed the decision by a Danish court to extradite a Genocide suspect to Rwanda for trial. The Eastern High Court in Copenhagen on Friday ruled that Wenceslas Twagirayezu can be...

Saturday, September 22, 2018, 12:41 AM

PS-Imberakuri disowns Bernard Ntaganda

The president of PS-Imberakuri, Christine Mukabunani, has disowned a recent communiqué that accuses the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) of intimidation and hate speeches published by its former member, Bernard Ntaganda. Ntaganda, who is one of the founding members of PS-Imberakuri and the...

Saturday, September 22, 2018, 12:37 AM

Six top officials arrested over embezzling public funds at industrial research agency

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has arrested six officials including former Director General of the National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA), Joseph Mungarulire, allegedly over embezzlement and mismanagement of public funds. The officials are specifically being probed for...

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 9:57 AM

RIB probes death of retired senior police officer Gashagaza

A retired senior police officer Chief Superintendent Hubert Gashagaza was on Tuesday morning found dead in a car and authorities suspect he could have been strangled. According to Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB), an investigation has been launched to determine the circumstances under which the...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 12:50 PM

Genocide: Over 18,000 victims exhumed in Kigali mass graves

Forty-one mass graves containing remains of thousands of victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi have been discovered and bodies exhumed from two sectors in the City of Kigali. Consequently, remains of 18,331 Genocide victims have been exhumed from the mass graves from Gasabo and Kicukiro...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 1:24 AM

New Lower House to be sworn in Wednesday

Members of the 4th Chamber of Parliament will be sworn into office tomorrow. The development was confirmed by Judith Uwizeye, the Minister in the President’s Office yesterday. She said that the MPs will also elect Lower House leaders, including the Speaker, and two Deputy Speakers. The...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 1:19 AM

Rwanda values its Commonwealth membership – Kaboneka

The Minister for Local Government, Francis Kaboneka, has said that the country attaches great importance to its membership to the Commonwealth group of nations. The minister said this on Monday during the official opening of the 37th Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) in Kigali. The three...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 1:16 AM

UR upbeat over new Chancellor

The University of Rwanda management has welcomed the newly appointed Chancellor, describing her as an experienced academician who would guide the institution and connect it to the rest of the world. Last Friday’s cabinet meeting appointed Patricia Campbell as the new Honorary Chancellor of...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 1:10 AM

Ingabire, Mihigo thank President Kagame for clemency

At 9:45 am yesterday, musician Kizito Mihigo stepped out of Nyarugenge prison and immediately after politician Victoire Ingabire also came out beaming. The two are among over 2000 former prison inmates who were given a presidential pardon Friday. Clad in a red dress and green jacket,...

Sunday, September 16, 2018, 12:51 AM

Rwanda seeks increased enrolment of girls in technical and vocational schools

Government and its partners in education are exploring ways to increase the number of girls enrolling in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Currently, the enrollment of girls in TVET is at 40 per cent, which worries members of National Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (...

Saturday, September 15, 2018, 12:08 AM

Ferwafa officials arrested over attempt to bribe Namibian referee

Two senior officials from the local football governing body, FERWAFA, are in police custody for allegedly attempting to bribe a Namibian referee to manipulate the result of the 2019 Afcon qualifier between Rwanda and Côte d’Ivoire on Sunday. According to Modeste Mbabazi, the Rwanda...

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 9:58 PM

FEATURED: Invest in inclusive infrastructure for Rwanda’s Sustainable development- Dr. Lee Yee Cheong

The National Engineering Conference was held last week, in Kigali under the Theme, Engineering in Rwanda’s Economic Development. The two-day conference that was graced by Infrastructure Minister Ambassador Claver Gatete, attracted over 500 delegates in the engineering profession from Rwanda,...

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 10:39 AM

Visually impaired call for more reading materials

Persons with visual impairment have decried the lack of reading materials in public libraries and academic institutions which hinders the promotion of reading culture among them, and their education in general. Visually impaired people use the Braille to read but reading materials are not...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 10:30 PM

Genocide survivors decry retrial of convicted mastermind by UN court

Genocide survivors and the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) have described the retrial of the genocide convict Augustin Ngirabatware, the former minister for planning in the genocidal government, as unfair and perverting the course of justice. They were commenting on...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 12:05 AM

First Lady renews call to end new HIV infections in children

Children deserve the best. No child should be born with HIV/AIDS because his/her mother is infected, and HIV positive mothers should spare no effort to ensure zero new infections of children. To achieve this, according to the First Lady, Mrs. Jeannette Kagame, it will require concerted efforts by...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 1:39 AM

Kizito Mihigo withdraws appeal, to serve ten year sentence

Musician Kizito Mihigo has withdrawn his appeal to the Supreme Court which sought to overturn a 10-year sentence handed down by the High Court in 2015. Mihigo, who appeared in court with his lawyer, Antoinette Mukamusoni, spent a short period in the Supreme Court after the judges said his letter...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 1:18 AM

Local government women network launched

Members of newly established Rwanda Network of Women in Local Government have been challenged to play a key role in addressing challenges afflicting society, to ensure families lead better lives. The call was made by Espérance Nyirasafari, the minister for Gender and Family Promotion, during the...

Monday, September 10, 2018, 1:22 AM

New drive to end HIV/AIDS infections among children to be launched

A new campaign that seeks to boost efforts to increase awareness, strengthen ownership and accountability to end HIV/AIDS among children and keep mothers alive and healthy will be launched in Kigali today. According to a statement by Imbuto Foundation, the campaign, dubbed “Free to Shine...

Monday, September 10, 2018, 1:10 AM

Invest in inclusive infrastructure to ensure sustainable development, Malaysian expert advises government

The national engineering conference was held last week in Kigali, under the theme, Engineering in Rwanda’s Economic Development. The two-day conference, that was graced by Infrastructure Minister Amb Claver Gatete, attracted over 500 delegates in the engineering field from Rwanda, Kenya,...

Monday, September 10, 2018, 12:57 AM

Huye city struggling to spring back to life

Tharcice Munyandamutsa used to earn a living from a business he started around the former National University of Rwanda, currently University of Rwanda’s College of Arts and Social Sciences University, through hostels he built for students. The resident of Tumba sector in Huye district...

Sunday, September 9, 2018, 12:30 AM