Paul Ntambara

Focus: A trip to london, my 2010 highlight

It was my maiden trip to Europe and it could not have been any better than a trip to the cosmopolitan, trendy and exciting city of London. It is a charming old-fashioned city with a unique sense of fashion. Its ancient architecture, juxtaposed with gleaming skyscrapers creates an unending contrast...

Monday, December 27, 2010, 12:00 AM

Over 75 percent of final year medical students at NUR fail

HUYE - Final results of the final theoretical and clinical examinations held between November and December for final year (doctorate IV) medical students at the National University of Rwanda (NUR) indicate that only 14 of the 58 who sat the exams passed. The results indicate that 34 students will...

Friday, December 24, 2010, 12:00 AM

NUR board approves relocation of the Faculty of Law to Kigali

HUYE-The National University of Rwanda board, in a meeting last week, approved the request by the University management to shift the Faculty of Law from the main campus in Huye District, Southern Province to Kigali City effective next academic year. Speaking to The New Times, Dr Theogene Rutagwenda...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010, 12:00 AM

NUR’s visually impaired students get ICT skills

HUYE -Thirteen visually impaired students from the National University of Rwanda (NUR), on Monday began a 10-day ICT training, funded by the Ministry of Education. The training is taking place at the university’s main campus in Huye district. The students will receive specialised training in the...

Thursday, December 16, 2010, 12:00 AM

NUR lecturers to sit English proficiency test

HUYE - All lecturers at the National University of Rwanda will be required to pass an English proficiency test if they are to continue teaching at the country’s biggest public university, the Rector has said. Addressing 40 lecturers who have been on a two-month English language training programme...

Thursday, December 16, 2010, 12:00 AM

35,000 Nyamagabe residents get access to clean water

NYAMAGABE - Water and Energy Minister, Engineer Coletha Ruhamya, on Friday, inaugurated water supply schemes in Mugano Sector in Nyamagabe that will provide clean water to 35,000 residents of the Sector. The 19 kilometre gravity water network that constitutes 100 water points was constructed at a...

Monday, December 13, 2010, 12:00 AM

NUR Law Faculty to move to Kigali

HUYE - Preparations to shift the Faculty of Law from the National University of Rwanda main campus in Huye district to Kigali City are in their final stages, the University Rector, Professor Silas Lwakabamba, confirmed. The imminent January move of the faculty follows that of the School of...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 12:00 AM

Volunteers focus on MDGs

HUYE- The International Volunteer Day in Rwanda was celebrated, on Sunday, with youth from Huye district and volunteers from various local and international organisations committing to playing a role in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Dr Amata Diabate, delivering a message from...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 12:00 AM

NUR students to register on-line

HUYE - Students at the National University of Rwanda (NUR) will no longer have to queue up to register for the 2011 academic year, following the introduction of an online student registration service. The service only requires a student to pay registration fees at any ECOBANK branch and then fill a...

Saturday, December 4, 2010, 12:00 AM

Corruption rampant at grassroots – Ombudsman

HUYE – The fight against corruption in high leadership organs has registered great progress, but the vice is still rampant at the lower administrative levels, the Ombudsman, Tito Rutaremara, has said. Rutaremara was speaking on the sidelines of an anti- corruption music and poetry competition,...

Thursday, December 2, 2010, 12:00 AM

Police officers train on environmental issues

HUYE – Police officers from the Southern and Western provinces, on Wednesday, commenced a two-day training course on environmental protection. The training has been organised by the Rwanda National Police (RNP) and Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA). Talking to The New Times,...

Thursday, December 2, 2010, 12:00 AM

Bralirwa IPO promotion goes up-country

NYAMAGABE - A campaign to sensitise the local population to participate in the buying of shares in Bralirwa has gone up-country, with road shows staged in Gisagara, Huye and Nyamagabe districts, in the Southern Province. The shows have attracted a lot of interest from the local population who are...

Thursday, December 2, 2010, 12:00 AM

Suspect confesses to killing three children

HUYE-The main suspect in the gruesome murder of three children in Rusatira Sector, Huye district has owned up to her crime in a chilling confession. Francoise Dusabe, 38 a resident of Kafumba Cell was arrested last Friday on suspicion of murdering three step children; Philemon Niyomugabo, 8,...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 12:00 AM

Three dead, 13 injured in road accident

GISAGARA - Three people died on the spot while 13 others were seriously injured on Saturday morning after the vehicle they were travelling in overturned in Kibilizi Sector, Gisagara district. The omnibus registration number RAA 373C, on its way from Gisagara to Huye District, failed to break on a...

Sunday, November 28, 2010, 12:00 AM

Woman arrested in alleged murder of three children

HUYE - Police in Huye District are holding a woman suspected in the gruesome murder of three children in Rusatira Sector on Friday. Francoise Dusabe, 38, a resident of Kafumba Cell is suspected taking part the murder of her step-children; Philemon Niyomugabo, 8, Habanabashaka, 5 and Jean Niyongana...

Sunday, November 28, 2010, 12:00 AM

Rwf 630m paediatric ward opens

HUYE - A newly refurbished state-of the-art paediatric wing was yesterday commissioned at the University Teaching Hospital of Butare. Gaëtane Scavee, First Secretary in charge of Development Cooperation at the Embassy of Belgium, hailed the refurbishment of the children’s wing as ‘another milestone...

Saturday, November 27, 2010, 12:00 AM

Rwf 630m paediatric ward opens

HUYE - A newly refurbished state-of the-art paediatric wing was yesterday commissioned at the University Teaching Hospital of Butare. Gaëtane Scavee, First Secretary in charge of Development Cooperation at the Embassy of Belgium, hailed the refurbishment of the children’s wing as ‘another milestone...

Saturday, November 27, 2010, 12:00 AM

Minister rallies community support in fighting GBV

GISAGARA - The Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Dr Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya, on Thursday, launched “16 days of activism” in Gisagara District, calling for more efforts from the community in the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV). The international event is celebrated annually to...

Thursday, November 25, 2010, 12:00 AM

Energy minister tours Nyamagabe

NYAMAGABE - The Minister of State in charge of Energy and Water, Coletha Ruhamya, Monday conducted a one-day familiarisation tour of Nyamagabe district, where she inspected several development projects. Talking to The New Times, Ruhamya said that the tour was aimed at discussing with local leaders...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 12:00 AM

Imbuto Foundation Youth Camp opens in Huye

HUYE - The annual Imbuto Foundation-sponsored youth camp opened yesterday at Groupe Scolaire de Butare in Huye district, with a call on students to work to the best of their abilities as well as build their lives and country. This year’s camp has attracted over 900 students from all over the...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 12:00 AM

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