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Schools among prize winners for Rema awards

Three districts, five schools and six entrepreneurs yesterday received prizes from the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (Rema) in recognition of their efforts in environmental protection. This was during celebrations to mark the World Environment Day in Kigali. Under the theme, “...

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 12:00 AM

Kigali gets more public transport buses

Officials at Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (Rura), say the city public transport operators are meeting their expectation and delays at bus stops could end soon.   The remarks were made after 35 more buses (60 seater) for the Kigali Bus Services (KBS) and Royal Express respectively...

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 12:00 AM

Saving in schools gains momentum

Visit any upcountry school and you will get amazed at how much the pupils/students understand that they have to save the little they receive from their parents. They have even gone an extra step and formed savings clubs.  “The most important thing is to start with the little money you...

Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 12:00 AM

When illegal dismissal of teachers targets trade unions

Jean Paul Habimana, and his five colleagues, formerly teachers at Mweya  Private School in Rubavu District, were last week excited after court ruled that their employer must pay them Rwf15m in compensation for their illegal dismissal in February     2013. Habimana said he was forced...

Monday, June 2, 2014, 12:00 AM

New law to give district councillors more powers

The Ministry of Local Government has drafted a new law that would empower advisory councillors in their oversight functions over district executive committees.  Under the current law, councillors are wary of freely exercising their powers because some of them are civil servants–mainly...

Sunday, June 1, 2014, 12:00 AM

RGB lists untapped wealth in districts

Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) has catalogued untapped natural resources across the country that local governments in conjunction with the private sector could exploit to create jobs and boost revenues. RGB started the campaign in the Western Province in October last year Data so far collected...

Sunday, June 1, 2014, 12:00 AM

Kibirira, the experimental ground for the Genocide

The trial run of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi started as early as October 10, 1990, just ten days after The Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF Inkotanyi) launched its struggle to liberate the country from the fangs of the genocidal regime. Kibirira Commune, Gisenyi Prefecture in the present day...

Friday, May 30, 2014, 12:00 AM

AG report: Reb to follow up on laptops project saga

Rwanda Education Board (Reb) has said it is following up on cases of complicity in the mismanagement of One-Laptop-per-Child (OLPC) programme. This follows the Auditor-General’s spotlight on the project as the audit reports for 2012/2013 were released this week.  The Auditor-General,...

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 12:00 AM

Parties and manipulation of youth in the Genocide

Rutura, 43, was halfway through his tertiary education in 1994 when Angeline Mukandutiye, then inspector of education in Nyarugenge Commune and MRND leader in Rugenge Sector, came to his home and demanded that he joins Interahamwe militia. “She was my mother’s friend who used to sell...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 12:00 AM

Women who killed in the Genocide

It is common knowledge that women participated in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi as planners and perpetrators, but rarely were there cases of women arming and training Interahamwe militia and joining in attacks against the Tutsi that killed more than a million people in three months. Angeline...

Monday, May 26, 2014, 12:00 AM

AG’s Report: Lawmakers want criminal liability apportioned

Members of Parliament want all civil servants suspected of   misusing public funds brought  to book   . MPs raised this proposal yesterday after presentation of the  Auditor General’s report for the fiscal year 2012-13 by the Auditor General Obadiah Biraro. The report...

Monday, May 26, 2014, 12:00 AM

Cooked food: Good for business, bad for health

David Minani, is a father of two and a resident of a slum in Nyarutarama. His house is located on a dusty road that leads to a small market where he has established a hangar with a plastic roof for his business. From the back corner to the entrance, this shed is packed with hundreds of charcoal...

Sunday, May 25, 2014, 12:00 AM

What facilities does your school have?

EVERY Wednesday and Saturday afternoon, Callixte Gashugi carries his sewing machine to Ndera Minor Seminary in Gasabo district, city of Kigali to sew torn clothes of students. “Whenever I come, I make a minimum of Rwf3,000 which is a good deal,” says the tailor in his late fifties....

Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 12:00 AM

How 1994 killings unfolded in Kigali

The City of Kigali on Friday paid tribute to 34 former staff killed in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. According to testimonies, among the major actors was the then Prefecture de la Ville de Kigali (PVK) prefet Tharcisse Renzaho. Col. Renzaho was convicted and sentenced to life in prison by...

Monday, May 19, 2014, 12:00 AM

When the church fell short of God’s glory

The Special Chamber of the High Court on Wednesday started hearing in substance a case in which Jean Bosco Uwinkindi, formerly a pastor in a Pentecostal church in Bugesera, is accused of Genocide crimes. During the opening of the trial, prosecutor Bonaventure Ruberwa told the court that it was...

Sunday, May 18, 2014, 12:00 AM

Jean Uwinkindi pleads not guilty as trial gets underway

The High Court in Kigali yesterday began hearing the case of Jean Uwinkindi, a former Pentecostal priest, accused of participating in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Uwinkindi was a priest in Bugesera District before and during the Genocide. He is charged with genocide and mass murder as...

Thursday, May 15, 2014, 12:00 AM

Nayituliki saved many at Rwamagana Nursing School

Many schools in the country were, prior to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, run by faith-based institutions, especially the Catholic Church, and this trend has continued even after the Genocide. Many Catholic-run schools, just like churches, were natural sanctuaries for the Tutsi as they fled...

Thursday, May 15, 2014, 12:00 AM

Genocide: Controversy continues to dog Church

The attitude of the Roman Catholic Church throughout the country’s dark history that led to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, and its role in helping to bring Rwandans together after the tragedy, has again revived debate. The debate has been provoked by a recent report by the Catholic...

Friday, May 9, 2014, 12:00 AM

Journalists told to prioritise labour-related stories

Over 20 journalists and media experts attending a week-long labour training in Bugesera have been urged to prioritise stories related to labour rights since it is a crucial component in society. Organised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), in partnership with Rwanda Journalists...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 12:00 AM

Agathe Uwiringiyimana: A heroine unfortunate to have lived in evil era

Back in the 40s and 50s, Juvénal Ntibashirakandi and Xaverine Nyirantibangwe from the then remote Gikore Sector and Nyaruhengeri Commune, now in Gisagara District, begot eight children. They never imagined that one of their two daughters, Agathe Uwiringiyimana, born in 1953, would one day...

Monday, May 5, 2014, 12:00 AM

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