Minnie Karanja

FEATURED: SNV launches global strategy in Rwanda

SNV officially launched its 2019-2022 global strategy at the Ubumwe Grande hotel in Kigali on June 20 under the theme: local know-how for lasting solutions. The event was attended by the Minister of local government, Professor Anastase Shyaka, CEO of SNV Ms. Meike van Ginneken, national and...

Sunday, June 23, 2019, 8:15 PM

SPONSORED: World Cities Day 2017

As the world marks World Cities Day today, The New Times’ Minnie Karanja spoke to Innocent Kabenga, Country Representative, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) – an institution which is supporting the government of Rwanda to develop the six secondary cities using green urbanization models....

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 12:00 AM

SPONSORED: Fred Hollows Foundation restores sight and hope in rural Rwanda

Felicien and his family Jacqueline Nyirahabineza spends her days laboring in other people’s farms in order to make ends meet. Her husband, Felicien Ukwitegetse has congenital cataract meaning that his vision has been impaired since he was a child. As a result, he heavily depends on his wife to...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 12:00 AM

Restoring sight and hope in Rural Rwanda

Caption: Jacqueline with her husband and children outside their home. Felicien and his family Jacqueline Nyirahabineza spends her days laboring in other people’s farms in order to make ends meet. Her husband, Felicien Ukwitegetse has congenital cataract meaning that his vision has been impaired...

Monday, October 9, 2017, 12:00 AM

UNICEF to expand early childhood devt programmes in Rwanda

UNICEF is set to expand its early childhood development (ECD) programmes in Rwanda following a new grant worth over €3.5 million from the IKEA Foundation. The grant will go towards supporting the Government and civil society organisations to improve the welfare of children. “This grant...

Friday, October 6, 2017, 12:00 AM

Umuganda: UNICEF and Imbuto Foundation help rehabilitate Kanombe ECD Centre

Last weekend, staff from Imbuto Foundation and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) participated in Umuganda activities in Nyarugunga Sector of Kicukiro District. Activities focused on the rehabilitation of the Kicukiro District Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre, including...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 12:00 AM

New project to benefit vulnerable youth

Youth who are at risk of losing parental care or have already lost it will now benefit from a new project dubbed, YouthCan!. The project was launched last week by SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda and will benefit more than 600 youths. Under the project, the youth will be provided with...

Monday, October 2, 2017, 12:00 AM

How Never Again Rwanda (NAR) is promoting the values of respect and dignity to enable peace

Tomorrow Rwanda joins the rest of the world to celebrate the International Day of Peace (IDP). While the global theme for this year: “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All” highlights the plight of refugees and migrants around the world, Rwanda will focus on promoting peace in...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

{SPONSORED} Agriculture financing key to boost Rwanda’s economy

Agriculture employs more than 70% of the total population in Rwanda. As outlined under the Vision 2020 and Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy II (EDPRS) II targets, agriculture is expected to play a critical role in poverty alleviation efforts and overall economic prosperity...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 12:00 AM

Rwanda to host the First WHO Africa Health Forum

Rwanda will this Month host the first ever Africa Health Forum organized by the World Health Organization African Region. The forum themed: Putting people first: The Road to Universal Health Coverage in Africa will take place from 27 to 28 June at the Kigali Convention Centre.  The World...

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 12:00 AM

Nature Fresh Foods

When Ben Mugisha talks about his export business, his passion and enthusiasm comes out unhidden. Mugisha is the founder and CEO of Nature Fresh Foods Ltd., which has been exporting vegetables since 2001 to the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, France and Belgium- although mainly to the United...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 12:00 AM

Export Growth Fund (EGF) to ease access to finance for exporters

Export growth is a top priority for the government and as such various measures have been taken to boost Rwanda’s export trade. The Second Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS 2), targets an annual export growth of 28%.  In an exclusive interview, ALEX KANYANKOLE,...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 12:00 AM

Exporters scaling heights through BRD’s Grant Matching Facility

Donatile Nibagwire  ventured into the export market in 2001, a move she has never regretted to date. The CEO of Floris Rwanda – a horticulture export firm – has weathered many storms but still she keeps up with the demands of the job and is reaping big in a rather male dominated field. The once...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 12:00 AM

SPONSORED: African Democracy Forum Management Committee concludes two-day meeting in Kigali

The African Democracy Forum (ADF) on Saturday concluded a two day High-Level Management meeting in Kigali at Umubano hotel. The meeting brought together management committee members from across the African continent including Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Nigeria, Cameroon...

Monday, May 8, 2017, 12:00 AM

[PHOTOS & VIDEO] Park Inn by Radisson Kigali: Adding colour and fun to Kigali’s hospitality industry

Located right in the heart of Kigali City in Kiyovu is Rwanda’s new entrant in the fast growing hospitality industry: Park Inn by Radisson Kigali is bustling with colours and promising great service – whatever the occasion. Whether you are there to attend a conference or just catching up with...

Friday, May 5, 2017, 12:00 AM

SPONSORED: Rwanda strengthening its health system to address depression

Depression is a common mental health illness characterized by persistent sadness and a loss of interest in activities that people normally enjoy, accompanied by an inability to carry out daily activities. Nowadays, depression is the major cause of disability in the world. According to Dr Olu of...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 12:00 AM

SPONSORED: Psychosocial support essential for survivors to live productive lives

In a few days from now, the country will once again for the 23rd time remember the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis. The killing of more than 1 million Tutsi caused many survivors to suffer psychological trauma either by witnessing the killing of their beloved ones or having to come to terms with...

Monday, March 27, 2017, 12:00 AM

SPONSORED: Behaviour change communication vital in averting health threats among Rwandans

Behaviours - in many areas of our lives - are difficult to change over-night; whether one is adapting new behaviours that would help him/her move ahead, or else changing lifestyle to avert habits that would put his/her health at risk. This is however possible with behaviour change communications...

Monday, March 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

BRD supports special and infrastructure projects to bridge development gap

In an increasingly dynamic and innovative environment, the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) recently established a dedicated Department of Special Projects and Infrastructure (DSPI) with a strategic mandate of boosting national economic growth by availing finances  to spur infrastructure...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 12:00 AM

BRD supports special and infrastructure projects to bridge development gap

In an increasingly dynamic and innovative environment, the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) recently established a dedicated Department of Special Projects and Infrastructure (DSPI) with a strategic mandate of boosting national economic growth by availing finances  to spur infrastructure...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 12:00 AM

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