Mageragere expropriation to cost over Rwf2 billion

The expropriation of households in the vicinity of Nyarugenge correctional facility in Mageragere will cost up to Rwf2.2 billion, it has emerged. The valuation report has since been submitted to the Ministry of Justice for verification and subsequent action, according to a senior official with...

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 10:00 AM

What you need to know about public service restructuring

The process to lay off hundreds civil servants is at its peak in a move the government says will see a complete overhaul of public institution jobs, merging some, changing others in terms of level and profile and scrapping others. As a result, 483 district staff jobs across the country have so...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 10:00 AM

Severe malaria drops by 38% in Rwanda

In its annual Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Report, the Ministry of Health says that the national malaria incidence reduced from 401 cases per 1,000-person in 2017-2018 fiscal year to 200 cases per 1,000-person in 2019-2020. According to the report, 4,358 cases of severe malaria (...

Saturday, September 12, 2020, 2:00 PM

Government needs $70m to fill malaria financing gap

The Government needs $73 million to bridge the funding in the funds needed to fight malaria between 2020 and 2024, The New Times can reveal. The Rwanda National Strategic Plan 2020-2024 to fight malaria drawn up in June this year indicates that although the implementation requires Rwf295bn ($280...

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 10:00 AM

Public procurement still marred by payment delays

The Rwanda Public Procurement Authority (RPPA) is pushing contract management to be added to e-procurement in a move it hopes will finally eliminate late payment complaints raised by private contractors hired to execute government projects. According to the RPPA Act, for every purchase exceeding...

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 7:00 AM

Internal public tender committees faulted for unofficial blacklists

An in-house malpractice within public tender committees to unofficially blacklist bidders who raise questions regarding unfair procurement processes should be reined in to provide a levelled ground for all Rwandans to participate, the Transparency International Rwanda (TIR) Chairperson; Marie...

Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 10:00 AM

What next in the absence of a national legal aid fund?

The push for a legal aid law has been a matter of controversy for several years now. Lawyers maintain that the absence of this law and subsequently a legal aid state-financed fund continues to deprive many poor Rwandans of an opportunity to be heard. On the other hand, the government insists...

Sunday, September 6, 2020, 10:17 PM

CoK to hold parents responsible for wandering minors

The City of Kigali says that it will hold parents of children roaming around the city aimlessly accountable for putting themselves and the rest of their communities at risk of contracting and spreading Covid-19, The New Times can reveal. The Vice Mayor in charge of Socio-economic Affairs, Nadine...

Saturday, September 5, 2020, 7:00 AM

Kwita Izina to go virtual as local frontliners name gorillas

Local front liners involved in the wellbeing of gorillas on a day to day basis will this year be given the opportunity to name baby gorillas on the 16th Kwita Izina ceremony this year, the Chief Tourism Officer of Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Belise Kariza, has said. Kariza said this on...

Friday, September 4, 2020, 12:05 PM

Lack of alternative material threatens Rwanda’s war on single-use plastics

Slightly over a year since the law prohibiting the manufacture, importation, use and sale of single-use plastic items in Rwanda was passed, The New Times has learnt that enforcing the law has been challenging due to some internal and external factors. Gazetted in August 2019, the law bans single...

Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 2:00 PM

Cybercrime: Criminals use blackmail to target minors

Although there is no influx of crimes committed in cyberspace against children, there is reason to be concerned about adults who are using the internet to befriend and later extort minors, the Acting Spokesman of the Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) Dr. Thierry B. Murangira has said. Appearing...

Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 11:32 AM

Scholars, Genocide survivors, weigh in on Rusesabagina’s arrest

The arrest of terror suspect Paul Rusesabagina has been welcomed by a cross section of Rwandans with most calling the move a victory for the fight against genocide ideology. The Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) on Monday August 31 said that it has arrested Rusesabagina through ‘...

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 6:09 AM

Terror suspect Paul Rusesabagina arrested

The Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has said that it has arrested Paul Rusesabagina, who is suspected to be the founder, leader, sponsor and member of terror outfits including MRCD and PDR-Ihumure, operating out of various places in the region and abroad. Rusesabagina, who RIB says was...

Monday, August 31, 2020, 11:03 AM

Rights body urges action against unfair expropriations

The National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) has said that although the law regarding expropriation came into force in 2015, the country’s citizens are still being treated unfairly during the process to relocate them for purposes of general public interest. Expropriation is done by the...

Friday, August 28, 2020, 6:26 PM

Covid-19: Seven patients currently admitted in ICU

The Minister of Health Dr. Daniel Ngamije has said that the seriousness of Covid-19 has left at least seven Rwandans, including a 22-year-old, fighting for their lives in intensive care units (ICU). Ngamije was appearing on the national broadcaster on Thursday, August 27 where he was joined by...

Thursday, August 27, 2020, 3:12 PM

Genocide fugitive Mpiranya is our top priority now – Brammertz

Although six other genocide fugitives are still on the run, the focus is currently being placed on working with different countries to bring Protais Mpiranyi to book, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), Serge Brammertz, has...

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 8:58 PM

Kabuga ‘could be transferred to Arusha this year’

Félicien Kabuga, a key suspect accused of playing a leading role in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, is likely to be transferred to the UN tribunal in Arusha, Tanzania before the end of the year, a top official with the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT)...

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 2:52 PM

Five things you need to know about new court mediators

The Supreme Court recently published a list of 51 eminent people who will be the first batch of the country’s accredited mediators since the law on Civil, Labour and Administrative Procedure was gazetted in 2018. While majority of the accredited mediators are lawyers registered with Rwanda...

Monday, August 24, 2020, 7:00 AM

How ICT is boosting access to justice for millions in Rwanda

A study conducted by the Legal Aid Forum in 2017 indicates that the biggest challenge for most Rwandans seeking justice is the distance that they have to travel to access legal aid providers. The study, which sought to get the citizen perception of justice and legal services in Rwanda indicates...

Saturday, August 22, 2020, 12:08 AM

Legal Aid Committee unestablished 6 years on

A Legal Aid Steering Committee that was meant to provide comprehensive policy guidance, strategic planning and coordination of how the vulnerable can access free legal aid services is yet to be established six years on, The New Times can reveal. Although Rwanda still has no Legal Aid...

Monday, August 17, 2020, 1:00 PM

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