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When families of perpetrator, survivor united in matrimony

In Kibirizi, a remote village in Nzahaha Sector, Rusizi District, two families have done the unthinkable, turning reconciliation into a union. Bernadette Mukakabera, who survived the Genocide against the Tutsi with her four children, took the first bold step toward reconciliation by forgiving...

Monday, April 7, 2014, 12:00 AM

Ndi Umunyarwanda healing wounds

With just months into its implementation, a casual stroll in any village across the country will not take you long to realise that the soul-searching campaign dubbed “Ndi Umunyarwanda” is already bearing fruits. Jeanne Nyirabenda and Jeanne Bampire, respectively 30 and 25 years have...

Monday, April 7, 2014, 12:00 AM

Inner helmet protective covers fail to catch on

OVER 15 containers of ‘akanozasuku,’ head covers worn under a helmet by motorbike passengers  to protect against contracting infections, are stuck in a warehouse at Magerwa dry port. The importer, East African Cleanliness and Health Company, says that it now owes Rwanda Revenue...

Sunday, April 6, 2014, 12:00 AM

Kigali gears up for Genocide anniversary

THE MAYOR of Kigali, Fidele Ndayisaba, has urged city residents to turn up in large numbers and welcome foreign visitors who have come to join the nation in commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. He said Kwibuka 20 is a special event because it reminds the world...

Sunday, April 6, 2014, 12:00 AM

Schools adopt health policies

Primary and secondary schools have started implementing measures to sustain a clean environment as part of the government’s environmental health policy. At Lycée de Kigali, Nyarugenge District, a paved road in the middle of a clean garden with trees and flowers welcomes you. Across...

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 12:00 AM

Church trains Genocide convicts to atone

Mushaka Catholic church in Rusizi District has a new approach of reconciling members of its congregation who perpetrators and survivors of the 1994Genocide against Tutsi. This unique method that has been lauded by national leaders, including the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission,...

Sunday, March 30, 2014, 12:00 AM

Never Again seeks shelter for Genocide survivours

The 20th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi should be used as a platform to remind Rwandans that there are still some vulnerable survivours of the Genocide who need help, Never Again Rwanda, a local youth organisation has said. This was stated yesterday during ‘Global...

Sunday, March 30, 2014, 12:00 AM

Govt turns to private lawyers

The Ministry of Justice is working on a strategy that will allow private lawyers to defend government cases in courts. The move is aimed at complementing the efforts of  state attorneys, according to justice minister Johnston Busingye. The country has nine government attorneys with Ngoma,...

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 12:00 AM

Lawyers tipped on integrity

The Minister for Justice, Johnston Busingye, has urged legal practitioners in the country to dispense their duties with competence and integrity. Busingye was addressing the general assembly of the Rwanda Bar association in Kigali on Saturday. The association comprises over 1,000 members. “...

Monday, March 24, 2014, 12:00 AM

University of Rwanda finalises restructuring

The ongoing restructuring of the University of Rwanda is entering its final stages, with various changes expected to be announced soon.   The Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Finance and Administration, Pudence Rubingisa, told The New Times that the structuring process focused on how the...

Monday, March 24, 2014, 12:00 AM

Catechist confronted Interahamwe in Rusizi to help pregnant woman escape

Aloys Uwemeyimana, a resident of Nzahaha Sector, Rwinzuki Cell in Rusizi District, previously known as Gishoma Commune, was a lay preacher in Rwinzuki Church during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The catechist used only his faith and trust in the power of God to navigate through difficult...

Sunday, March 23, 2014, 12:00 AM

Drivers advised to take care when transporting students

The Ministry of Education has reminded public transporters to respect traffic rules and guidelines regarding the transportation of students at the beginning and closing of school terms. The reminder comes a few days to the end of first term on April 3. The call was made Friday during a meeting...

Sunday, March 23, 2014, 12:00 AM

MPs approve revised budget

Parliament on Thursday passed the revised national budget for the Financial Year 2013/2014. According to the Bill tabled in the House on March 6, the budget was revised up by Rwf24.2bn, from the original budget of Rwf1.653 trillion to Rwf1.677 trillion. While explaining motives behind the budget...

Friday, March 21, 2014, 12:00 AM

Girubucuruzi is Kigali’s new weapon against poverty

Inspired by the success of Girinka, a national programme aimed at improving incomes among the rural poor by donating a cow to each family, the City of Kigali (CoK) has set up a fund to bankroll city dwellers that lack capital to start or expand their businesses. Girubucuruzi, aims to support low...

Sunday, March 9, 2014, 12:00 AM

University of Rwanda opens new admissions

The University of Rwanda announced yesterday it has opened admissions process for the next academic intake, with officials saying the new system would see many reforms, ranging from admissions to financing. The one-month admission exercise that begun yesterday will see 10,000 students admitted to...

Monday, March 3, 2014, 12:00 AM

What clerics know about a colleague’s role in Genocide

The Anglican Church in the United Kingdom has opened investigations that could unearth the role played by one of its clerics, Rev. Jonathan Ruhumuliza, in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Through discussions with the preacher’s colleagues in the Anglican Church and neighbours who knew...

Sunday, March 2, 2014, 12:00 AM

University of Rwanda open to first post-merger admissions

The University of Rwanda (UR) has outlined the criteria that will be used to admit students for the next academic year. Students must have obtained two principal passes in both Sciences and Arts and Humanities, a pass in English and General Paper to qualify for admission at UR, according to Prof....

Friday, February 28, 2014, 12:00 AM

What is the status of disabled students?

Egide Imanizabayo, 17, is a physically impaired teenager confined to a wheelchair. While many of his age mates have already completed Senior Six, he has just enrolled in P1 at Groupe Scolaire Kabuga Catholique - Rusororo sector, Gasabo district.  The fourth born among five children, has...

Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 12:00 AM

Genocide survivors build ‘new families’ at school

Joseph Ntakiyimana is a 26-year-old university student who survived the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Twenty years after the pogrom in which many of his relatives and friends were killed, he has reconstituted a family of new friends and people he currently calls his brothers, sisters and...

Sunday, February 16, 2014, 12:00 AM

A’ Level: Rural schools produce best performers

UPCOUNTRY schools produced top science students, according to the Rwanda Advanced Certificate of Education results for 2013 released yesterday. The examinations, released by Education minister Vincent Biruta, show that rural schools produced the top eleven candidates in sciences.  Gilbert...

Friday, February 14, 2014, 12:00 AM

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