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Job seekers invited to meet employers

Over 800 job seekers are expected to interact with potential employers at Serena Hotel tomorrow during an event dubbed Rwanda Job Day. This is the third edition of the annual event under the theme ‘Go Ahead, Unlock your Potential’ that seeks to enable potential employers interact with...

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 12:00 AM

Bad weather leaves Bugesera District farmers counting losses

Residents of Rweru sector, Bugesera District fear possible food shortage as crops wither due to drought.The residents expected good harvest of beans and maize when they planted their seeds in September, but all the crops have withered in the area along the Rwanda-Burundi border.There are similar...

Friday, December 13, 2013, 12:00 AM

Children conceived of rape seek answers

Women and children are the unrivalled victims of atrocities, chaos and disasters. Whenever such phenomena strike, it is women and children who bear the most brunt of it. The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi was not any different; if anything, it was worse, as rape was used as a weapon of destruction...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 12:00 AM

Reforms to expedite delivery of justice

The judiciary says a new mechanism determining the organisation, functioning and jurisdiction of courts will reduce case backlog.The 2012-2013 Annual Judicial Report, released last week, shows that about 83,000 cases were tried, leaving more than 30,000 pending.The report says primary courts tried...

Monday, December 9, 2013, 12:00 AM

Genocide survivors’ projects failing to take off despite funding

Joining an association of Genocide widows could have been a breakthrough for Grace Mukanteko, 62, and Therese Gahindikiri, 70.Their dreams got the much needed impetus when Abahuje, their association of 108 widows, received Rwf17 million support from the Fund for Support of Genocide Survivors (FARG...

Saturday, December 7, 2013, 12:00 AM

RDF completes rotation of Darfur peacekeepers

The Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) has concluded a one-month rotation exercise of its soldiers on peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region.On Saturday, a contingent of 150 RDF officers and their juniors landed at Kigali International Airport after nine months of tour of duty in...

Monday, December 2, 2013, 12:00 AM

City of Kigali to introduce buses for school children

The City of Kigali (CoK) plans to introduce school buses to provide transport services to children in nursery, primary, and secondary schools who commute daily from home to school. If the proposal is implemented in January next year as planned, the students will expect a school bus to pick them...

Sunday, December 1, 2013, 12:00 AM

Govt closes in on student loan defaulters

The Government should harden its stance with stringent measures if it is to ever recover billions of francs owed by citizens in student loans going back decades ago.Currently, the recovery is being pushed through the Higher Education Student Loan Department (previously an autonomous entity known by...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 12:00 AM

CoK designates new routes to improve public transport

Effective December 1, buses that ply Kabeza-Kanombe-City Centre and the Kimironko-City Centre routes will add a new one passing through Bank of Kigali-Inkuru Nziza-Kigali City Market-City Plaza-Simba Supermarket and down the main roundabout before heading to their respective destinations. The move...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 12:00 AM

City designates new routes to ease public transport in Kigali

The City of Kigali has designated new routes for public transport operators in the city, geared at easing movement to and from the city centre. A statement released yesterday says effective next month, buses that ply Kabeza-Kanombe-City Centre and the Kimironko-City Centre routes will have to add...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 12:00 AM

A General’s memories of 45 years in the army

The relatively up-scale mansion in the equally up-market suburb of Kagarama in Kicikiro Distirct would pass as an ordinary wealthy Rwandan’s home, would it not be for a military policeman on 24-hour guard duties at the green gate. This is the home of Gen Marcel Gatsinzi, Rwanda’s first...

Sunday, November 24, 2013, 12:00 AM

Forty face sanctions over Auditor General’s report

The Prosecutor General’s office has forwarded a list of about 40 officials to the Prime Minister’s Office to face administrative and criminal charges for alleged misuse of public funds as highlighted in the 2011 Auditor General’s (AG) Report. At the same time, 97 officials from...

Sunday, November 24, 2013, 12:00 AM

Hands off female candidates, activists tell male invigilators

Women activists have called on male invigilators to move with caution when checking girls at examination centres.The call follows a furore caused by a picture that was uploaded on Facebook, a social media, allegedly taken from an upcountry centre during the just-concluded national examinations. The...

Friday, November 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

Slow progress as city job centre makes six months

Nearly Six months after a facility put in place by the City of Kigali to help ease the unemployment problem through linking young graduates with prospective employers, it is still struggling to create an impact.Kigali Employment Service Centre (KESC) was also set up to mould the youth into job-...

Friday, November 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

Local mediators continue to harness sanity in land disputes

A middle-aged man paces the compound of Rubengera Sector headquarters. He is restless and occasionally glances at his watch. The movement of his mouth suggests he is talking to himself.It is Tuesday, November 12. The sector, in Karongi District, Western Province, has set this day for hearing land...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 12:00 AM

Child commission steps up fight against abuse of children’s rights

The National Commission for Children is working on a strategy that will put in place nation-wide structures to  help enhance child rights down to the village level.This was disclosed by the Commission’s chairperson, Zaina Nyiramatama, while reacting to recent reports of child abuse...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 12:00 AM

Parents’ role in school management low — report

Most parents do not play a role in the management of schools in the country, leaving the exercise to headteachers which undermines the essence for which parents’ committees were formed, says a new report.Released by Transparency International (TI) Rwanda, on Nine Year Basic Education (9YBE),...

Monday, November 18, 2013, 12:00 AM

RPF Women’s League elects national leaders

Maria Mukantabana, the former Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, has been elected the first chairperson of Women’s League of the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF- Inkotanyi). She will serve a four-year renewable term. The elections that took place at Remera indoor stadium also saw Marie...

Saturday, November 16, 2013, 12:00 AM

Where are the ‘big fish’? MPs ask Ombudsman

Parliament has challenged the Ombudsman’s office to make public names of leaders involved in corruption-related vices to send a message to those who may be tempted to abuse public funds.The lawmakers made the call on Wednesday as they met in a joint session to receive the 2012/2013 report by...

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 12:00 AM

Clean up your house, PAC tells City officials

Members of the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have urged the City of Kigali to streamline accounting operations and contract management, to close the loopholes that could lead to corruption or misuse of public funds.The lawmakers cautioned both the City Council and the executive...

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 12:00 AM

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