Jean de la Croix Tabaro

RwandaOnline to cut red tape

Local government officials have welcomed a move to deliver services online, saying it will cut bureaucracy,  time wastage and cost. Through ‘RwandaOnline’, government plans to make services accessible on the Internet and mobile devices. The development will be implemented under an...

Monday, May 5, 2014, 12:00 AM

Kabageni: Freedom fighter killed in quest for justice

Not all political leaders who were murdered during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi posed a political threat to the killer regime of president Juvénal Habyarimana. Some of them, such as the late Venantie Kabageni who was killed on April 11, 1994 at the age of 50, initially belonged to...

Saturday, May 3, 2014, 12:00 AM

13,000 apply for UR maiden intake

Thirteen thousand five hundred students have applied for 10,000 slots available at the University of Rwanda (UR) for the next academic year intake. Applications for UR’s maiden intake since seven institutions of higher learning were merged to form the varsity that espouses the common vision...

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 12:00 AM

Prepare for mocks like the f inal exam

It is the start of second term, and thousands of students have already registered for Primary Six, Senior Three and Senior Six national exams. The clock is ticking very fast and both students and teachers are intensifying their efforts in order to be ready for the end of the year national...

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 12:00 AM

Citizens demand for better services – RGB

While the majority of Rwandans across the country are satisfied with service delivery in sectors such as agriculture and health, they have however expressed dissatisfaction with services offered by some institutions, including local governments. These sentiments are captured in the recent ‘...

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 12:00 AM

Footballer-turned-politician Rwayitare died fighting to end ethnic segregation

Long  before Augustine Rwayitare had hung up his soccer boots, the Amavubi soccer star of the 1980s had already crossed the ‘T’ and dotted the ‘I’ on his destiny.  He was determined to champion honesty and push for accountability in the political establishment....

Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:00 AM

Terror suspects: Bail ruling for Monday

Three men and a woman who are facing terrorism related charges will know on Monday whether their bail application will be granted or denied. The four suspects; Kizito Mihigo, Cassien Ntamuhanga, Jean-Paul Dukuzumuremyi and Agnès Niyibizi appeared before the Kacyiru Primary Court yesterday...

Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:00 AM

Quest for decent burials continues in bid to accord Genocide victims honour

Efforts to give befitting burial to remains of victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi continue in different parts of the country as part of the 20th anniversary activities. Remains of thousands of victims have not been recovered because killers used concealment methods to dispose of the...

Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:00 AM

Tribute to Kavaruganda, the valiant constitution defender

In the run up to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Joseph Kavaruganda, then president of the Constitutional Court, thought he had to assume his responsibility, by announcing the death of the Head of State (Juvenal Habyarimana) and proclaiming a person in acting position, which was in his...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 12:00 AM

The New Times reporter’s eye witness account of the Genocide as a child

The Genocide against the Tutsi did not spare children—who found themselves either as victims or perpetrators. Our reporter Jean de la Croix Tabaro, who was a teenager, writes about the traumatic scenes he witnessed during some of the massacres that claimed a million lives. At 14 years old,...

Sunday, April 20, 2014, 12:00 AM

Embrace patriotism, varsity youth urged

University students from across the country have been urged to stick to patriotism and denounce negative tendencies being spread by people who want to return the country to the dark past. Officials from the Ministry of Education, the National Itorero Commission and the National Unity and...

Sunday, April 20, 2014, 12:00 AM

Genocide survivor clings on slain father’s advice to scale greater heights

Gad Musabyemungu, 32 is the first born and the only surviving member of what was a family of six children. The survivor of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi would rather not tell the story of how his family members were butchered as he watched in Ruhanga village, Rusororo Sector in Gasabo...

Sunday, April 20, 2014, 12:00 AM

Kabuga-Masaka road works start

The long awaited construction of the Kabuga-Masaka road finally started on Thursday.The 6.3 km road is being funded by the People’s Republic of China at a tune of $12m (Rwf8bn).“This road is the best of its kind in Rwanda. Apart from high end lanes for vehicles, it will have a...

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 12:00 AM

He defied Interahamwe bullets

Isaac Hakizimana was only 11 years old. He was bleeding profusely and appeared dead but not ‘dead enough’. The two bullets that caught him at the right elbow had shattered bones.Hakizimana was not only engulfed in dread but also grief as half of his family had been slaughtered from a...

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 12:00 AM

Nzamurambaho dared genocidal government on sectarianism, paid with his life

At the start of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, many dissenting politicians were killed over their opposition to the genodical plan hatched by the government of Juvenal Habyarimana.  The politicians mainly subscribed to opposition parties that came into existence in the early nineties...

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 12:00 AM

‘Rwanda 94’, a documentary that puts Belgium, France at the scene of Genocide

AS part of the commemoration activities, a documentary film about the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Rwanda 94 was recently premiered at Rwanda Revenue Authority auditorium in Kigali. The drama documentary produced by Groupov, a non-government organisation based in Belgium, shows how Belgium,...

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 12:00 AM

How Nyaruguru school handed over Tutsi students to militiamen

Theophile Zigirumugabe, 40, a Genocide survivor who witnessed the killings at GS Marie Merci, Kibeho, in Nyaruguru District, during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, still cannot fathom how he survived the machete of the marauding militiamen.  The son of a pastor from Nkungu Sector in...

Monday, April 14, 2014, 12:00 AM

Ugandan varsity gives scholarships to survivors

Kampala-based St. Lawrence University has promised further support to Genocide survivors in the form of scholarships.  Prof. Lawrence Mukiibi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and founder of St. Lawrence University, made the pledge on Wednesday during a visit to Nyamata Genocide Memorial Centre...

Friday, April 11, 2014, 12:00 AM

Mineduc remembers staff slain in 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi

Staff and officials from the Ministry of Education (Mineduc) and affiliated institutions yesterday mourned with families of colleagues massacred in the Genocide against the Tutsi. The ministry has so far identified 70 victims among former staff of the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (...

Friday, April 11, 2014, 12:00 AM

Betrayed by friends, saved by a hero

Nothing is more painful than being betrayed by a friend. From Brutus who stabbed his friend — the emperor Julius Caesar, to Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus with a kiss, betrayal of a friend is considered one of the most inhuman of crimes one can commit. And yet, in the 1994 Genocide...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:00 AM

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