How Vision Umurenge Programme is changing lives one step at a time

“Had I not received support from VUP Umurenge programme, I think I would have died because I was getting weaker and had no one else to look after me,” says 83-year-old Edouard Nkundiye who  lives with his wife and their grandchild in Kibirizi Sector, Nyamagabe  District....

Sunday, July 14, 2019, 12:50 AM

Chief Justice makes case for electronic case management

use of Integrated Electronic Case Management System (IECMS) has significantly reduced the time it takes to file a case to court, mitigated possible corruption cases, and improved transparency, Chief Justice Prof. Sam Rugege has said. Rugege was yesterday addressing participants at a two-day...

Thursday, June 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

Lt. Mutabazi seeks bail from Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal on Tuesday analysed briefs by Lt. Joel Mutabazi who seeking bail as he challenges a 2014 verdict by the Military High Court that handed him a life sentence. The court had found him guilty of crimes related to terrorism, setting up an armed group, spreading rumours with the...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 12:06 AM

University workers decry unpaid salaries

Employees of various private varsities across the country have expressed frustration over delayed salaries, saying it’s hurting their livelihood and affecting their ability to teach.  The New Times has established that the delays in paying both teaching and nonteaching staff are...

Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

DR Congo First Lady commends Isange One Stop Centre services

The visiting First Lady of the Democratic Republic of Congo Mrs. Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi has lauded the way cases of gender based violence as well as domestic violence are treated and how victims are supported at Isange One Stop Centre. She was visiting the Kacyiru-based centre on Monday morning...

Monday, June 10, 2019, 2:54 PM

Rwanda, DRC First Ladies jointly commit to improve citizens welfare

First Lady Jeannette Kagame and her DR Congo counterpart, Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi, have pledged to work together through their organisations, to improve their people’s welfare. The First Ladies made the vow on Sunday evening during an official dinner hosted by Mrs Kagame  in Kigali....

Monday, June 10, 2019, 2:54 AM

New fund to fight people negating, denying genocide launched

People who negate and deny the 1994 Genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi will find it hard after a new fund to follow up such cases and prosecute those responsible was launched. The perpetrators and their accomplices continue to deny the Genocide using all kinds of communications as they also...

Saturday, June 8, 2019, 5:15 PM

RIB warns public against fraudsters using WhatsApp to con people

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has issued a public notice warning the general public against fraudsters who are using WhatsApp to extort money from unsuspecting victims. In the notice issued Wednesday, the Bureau also stated that its investigators had established that the same fraudsters use...

Thursday, June 6, 2019, 12:35 PM

Why air pollution is a threat to human life

Rwanda will today join the rest of the world to mark the World Environment Day (WED) with environmental champions focusing on raising awareness about the causes of air pollution and how they can be mitigated. Celebrated annually on June 5, in Rwanda the event will be marked at Kigali Convention...

Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 12:37 AM

Inculcate positive values in youth, Muslims told

Muslims should put in more efforts in the battle to ensure the youth have the best values and steer away from all vices that may stand between them and a good future. The call was made on Tuesday by Sheikh Salim Hitimana, the Mufti of Rwanda, during the national prayer to celebrate Eid al-...

Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 12:33 AM

Young Pan Africanists tipped on AfCFTA

Experts have said that for the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to be more successful and sustainable, the young generation need to play a key role in its implementation. They were speaking on Monday at an event organised by Pan African Movement (PAM) Rwanda Chapter’s youth...

Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 12:06 AM

State-owned forests to be privatised

The government has embarked on a campaign to privatise all the state-owned forests in a move it believes will boost proper management, use and productivity of the forests. In an exclusive interview with The New Times on Monday, Prime Ngabonziza, the Director General of Rwanda Water and Forestry...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 10:42 PM

FEATURED: Mount Kenya University founder on plans to roll out education that responds to people’s needs

Mount Kenya University MKU), the biggest private university in East and Central Africa, has committed to keep working hard to establish a fully autonomous Mount Kenya University Rwanda (MKUR). In so doing, the institution plans to realign courses offered to the needs and aspirations of...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 8:39 PM

Rwanda looks to tap into Asia Pacific tourism market

As part of efforts to tap into the Asia Pacific market, the Rwanda Development Board, together with the High Commission of Rwanda in Singapore, are showcasing Rwanda’s tourism potential at the 2019 International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) in Singapore. Local exhibitors at the three-day...

Friday, May 31, 2019, 12:57 AM

Ramadan is time for reflection, embrace religious pluralism, says UAE envoy

The month of Ramadan is a period when Muslims do not only abstain from food but also create time to reset and reflect on ways to be more faithful and draw inspiration from all values of different religions. This was said by Hazza Mohammad Kharasan Al Qah’tani, UAE Ambassador to Rwanda...

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 1:06 PM

Cab drivers urged on use of metres

The government has urged cab drivers to embrace technology and use Intelligent Connected Fare Metres (ICFM), saying such a technology would benefit both drivers and passengers. This comes after it was realised that the majority of cab drivers do not use metres and prefer negotiating with...

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

African countries need to defeat neocolonial tendencies – Speaker

African countries should work together to defeat neocolonial tendencies that may derail its development and seek ways to exploit all the resources the continent possesses to develop it. Donatille Mukabalisa, the Speaker of the lower chamber of deputies made the call on Saturday while opening the...

Sunday, May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Africa Day: Pan-Africanists to discuss continental development challenges

Over 500 participants who are members of Pan African Movement (PAM) will on Saturday convene in Kigali to deliberate on issues that need urgent attention to enable the continent develop faster and catch up with the rest of the world. The International Conference for Pan African Movement (PAM)...

Friday, May 24, 2019, 10:11 AM

How lack of quality researchers is hurting Africa’s development

Africa will remain behind other regions in terms of development as long as it lacks academics who are good enough to carry out research that responds to the continent’s realities. Currently, experts said, much of the research on the continent focuses on topics dictated by funders, which may...

Friday, May 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

Kigali wins global Wellbeing City Award

The City of Kigali has been named Public Health Laureate for 2019 Wellbeing City Award, thanks to the cities’ bimonthly car-free day. The award was announced Thursday by NewCities, a global non-profit committed to shaping a better urban future, along with Novartis Foundation, Novartis US...

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 4:00 PM

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