Jean de la Croix Tabaro

Where is Majyambere’s $10m investment pledge?

IT is a year now after a Rwandan pledged to set up certain development projects in the country. Silas Majyambere, a Rwandan businessman with investments in several countries including Uganda, Djibouti and Burundi, had pledged, during the 9th  National Dialogue (Umushyikirano), to set up a $10...

Monday, December 24, 2012, 12:00 AM

Police warns against reckless driving as festive season starts

POLICE has warned motorists against recklessness and drink driving during the festive season.Speaking to The New Times, Police spokesman, Superintendent Theos Badege also cautioned the public to avoid reckless behaviour during the festive season.“Our intent has been and remains to ensure an...

Saturday, December 22, 2012, 12:00 AM

Scholars raise awareness on genocide prevention

HAVING experienced the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, Rwandans are determined to ensure that what happened here does not happen anywhere else in the world, the Prime Minister, Pierre Damien Habumuremyi, told an international meeting yesterday.He was opening an international conference on “...

Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 12:00 AM

Mugesera makes new demands

The trial in substance of Leon Mugesera was postponed yesterday following the Genocide suspect’s claim that the court is discriminating him, demanding that trial be conducted within the provisions of the special law on the transfers from ICTR and other jurisdictions.After the 27 days that had...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 12:00 AM

EAJA official survives bomb attack in Somalia

The Secretary General of the East African Journalists Association (EAJA), Omar Faruk Osman, narrowly survived a suicide bomb attack in the Somali Capital Mogadishu.Reliable sources say the attack targeted a Burundian Delegation.Omar narrated that he was in his vehicle which was less then 50m to the...

Monday, December 17, 2012, 12:00 AM

Governance Board to set up capacity building fund

Rwanda Governance Board will launch a fund to build the capacity of local government entities in a bid to build the decentralisation process on a solid foundation. The board will also reinforce gender equality and women participation in decentralised entities after findings established indications...

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 12:00 AM

Cases of fraud reported in Umurenge SACCOs

Investigations by the National Bank of Rwanda have uncovered cases of fraud at the Umurenge savings and cooperative associations (SACCOs), a senior official at the bank has said.The disclosure was made early last week during a meeting in Kigali that brought together the Ministry of Trade and...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 12:00 AM

Giant grain miller to purchase wheat locally

Local wheat farmers are set to increase their earnings after one of East Africa’s largest flour millers, Bakhresa Grain Milling (BGM) Rwanda, pledged to purchase the grain locally.  The company, which has its headquarters in neighbouring Tanzania, further pledged to help local farmers...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 12:00 AM

Rwanda opens up to Africans

Effective January 1, 2013, nationals from all African countries travelling to or transiting through Rwanda will be issued with entry visa upon arrival at any Rwandan entry point.This notice was made last week by the government of Rwanda through the directorate of immigration and emigration.The...

Monday, December 10, 2012, 12:00 AM

Kinazi Cassava Factory employees decry poor working conditions

Workers at Kinazi Cassava Factory, located in Ruhango District, Southern Province, have decried poor working conditions at the firm characterised by violation of labour law, long working hours, and low wages.The factory’s 42 employees work in various sections including peeling, washing,...

Monday, December 10, 2012, 12:00 AM

Cases of fraud reported in Umurenge SACCOs

Investigations by the National Bank of Rwanda have uncovered cases of fraud at the Umurenge savings and cooperative associations (SACCOs), a senior official at the bank has said.The disclosure was made early last week during a meeting in Kigali that brought together the Ministry of Trade and...

Monday, December 10, 2012, 12:00 AM

Hanga Umurimo programme launched

THE Minister of Trade and Industry, François Kanimba, has disclosed that challenges that hindered the Hanga Umurimo programme during its one year pilot stage, particularly the reluctance of banks to grant loans, hav been resolved. To date, more than 100 projects that had requested for...

Thursday, December 6, 2012, 12:00 AM

Mayors decry slow recovery of funds from defunct microfinance clients

Authorities in the three districts of Kigali city have decried the slow pace of loan recovery efforts from former clients of the now defunct COOPEC microfinance institutions due poor tracking mechanisms.The microfinance institutions folded shop six years ago following gross mismanagement.The mayors...

Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 12:00 AM

Funeral for R&B star set for tomorrow

Hundreds of mourners are expected to attend the burial on Wednesday of Henry Hirwa, a musician from KGB (Kigali Boys) who drowned in Lake Muhazi on Saturday.Hirwa, 27, drowned around noon while swimming in Lake Muhazi with friends who had gone for a party.According to relatives, Hirwa’s body...

Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 12:00 AM

Local musician Hirwa drowns in Lake Muhazi

THEY were eighteen and decided to go for a party. The day came and they chose Lake Muhazi in Eastern Province. The journey to the lake started yesterday but little did they know that one of their colleagues would not make the return journey alive.Henry Hirwa, a brother to the current Miss Rwanda...

Sunday, December 2, 2012, 12:00 AM

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