Paul Ntambara

NUR students use 80,000 condoms every academic year

HUYE - Students at the country’s oldest and largest public institution of higher learning, the National University of Rwanda (NUR) use 80,000 condoms every academic year (10 months) as a preventive measure against HIV/Aids, an official from the University League for Aids Control has said. In an...

Saturday, September 25, 2010, 12:00 AM

NUR set to graduate 200

HUYE - The National University of Rwanda, the country’s oldest and biggest public institution of higher learning, is slated to conduct its second graduation ceremony of the year on October 15, the Varsity’s Director of Academic Quality has revealed. Dr. Bon Fils Safari, in an interview with The New...

Thursday, September 23, 2010, 12:00 AM

Rukarara hydropower plant nears completion

THE construction of the long awaited 9.5MW hydropower plant in Nyamagabe District, Southern Province is entering its final phase, the State Minister for Energy and Water has revealed. Engineer Coletha Ruhamya, said in an interview with The New Times that the Electricity production will be connected...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 12:00 AM

Schools to benefit from biogas project

HUYE -Fifteen schools across the country are set to benefit from a biogas project funded by the ministries of Infrastructure and Education, an official has revealed. Timothy Kayumba, a local expert in charge of the institutional biogas installation project inthe Ministry of Infrastructure said the...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 12:00 AM

Burundian children repatriated

AKANYARU - Rwandan authorities have handed over three Burundian children to their parents at the Rwanda-Burundi border at Akanyaru, on Thursday. The children, the eldest of whom is aged 16, had sneaked into Rwanda and turned into street children. They were picked up by Police at Nyabugogo...

Saturday, September 18, 2010, 12:00 AM

GCAP inspects Nyanza Hospital

NYANZA - Officials from Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP), Rwanda chapter, on Wednesday visited Nyanza Hospital as part of the organisation’s campaign on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The team, led by MP Pierre Rwaka, visited several units of the hospital to...

Friday, September 17, 2010, 12:00 AM

Traditional healers welcome regulation

Practitioners of traditional medicine have welcomed a recent decision by the government to come up with guidelines to regulate the profession. The herbalists welcomed the move, yesterday, during celebrations to mark the Eighth African Traditional Medicine Day, which were held at the Institute of...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 12:00 AM

Man stabbed to death

HUYE- Police in Huye District are holding a man suspected to have stabbed to death a fellow resident during a fight in Matyazo Cell on Sunday evening. According to Police sources, the suspect, Omar Ramadhan, is said to have used a kitchen knife to stab Aimable Nshuti after the latter, a member of...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 12:00 AM

National Museum holds cultural evening

HUYE - The Institute of National Museums of Rwanda (INMR) under its ‘mobile museum’ programme on Friday celebrated the annual Rwanda Culture Day. Celebrations coincided with a cultural evening (Igitaramo), a rendition of traditional activities that took place at the King’s Palace, Chief’s courtyard...

Sunday, September 12, 2010, 12:00 AM

INILAK opens Nyanza campus

NYANZA - The Governor of the Southern Province, Fidele Ndayisaba, Thursday officially launched the Nyanza campus of the Institute of Lay Adventists of Kigali (INILAK), in a colourful ceremony that was attended by high-ranking government officials, university staff and students. The governor...

Saturday, September 11, 2010, 12:00 AM

INILAK opens Nyanza campus

NYANZA - The Governor of the Southern Province, Fidele Ndayisaba, Thursday officially launched the Nyanza campus of the Institute of Lay Adventists of Kigali (INILAK), in a colourful ceremony that was attended by high-ranking government officials, university staff and students. The governor...

Saturday, September 11, 2010, 12:00 AM

School girls held over marijuana

GISAGARA - Three teenage female students from a local boarding secondary school in Gisagara district have been arrested and detained at Ndora Police Station, for possession and use of marijuana. The girls, the eldest aged 14, are Senior One students at Groupe Scolaire Philippe Neri de Gisagara in...

Thursday, September 9, 2010, 12:00 AM

Business women get entrepreneurship skills

HUYE - Business women in Huye district have been called upon to build self-confidence if they are to survive in the business world. The call was made during the closure of a two-day training workshop facilitated by the US government agency USAID under a support programme known as business climate...

Thursday, September 9, 2010, 12:00 AM

Victory for all, say residents

HUYE - There were scenes of wild celebration at Huye Football Stadium as residents of villages in Kabutare Cell gathered to follow the swearing-in of President Paul Kagame on television screens installed at the stadium. The President’s Oath of Office was greeted with thunderous applause from...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010, 12:00 AM

Varsities advised on cutting costs

An education expert at the National University of Rwanda has urged universities in the country to embark on programmes to generate income internally or institute cost-cutting measures, following the government’s decision to cut 25 percent of budget allocations for public institutions of higher...

Monday, September 6, 2010, 12:00 AM

Rwandans optimistic as President swears in

‘The general will of the people should be the ruling force in society’ As president-elect Paul Kagame takes the oath of office today, optimism is high among Rwandans, according to a mini-survey done by The New Times. Those surveyed believe the recent election was one of the best organized and...

Monday, September 6, 2010, 12:00 AM

ICTY chief shocked by Murambi memorial

NYAMAGABE -The visiting Registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), John Hocking, has described the Murambi Genocide Memorial Centre as one of the most traumatic sites he has ever visited. He described the site where the remains of over 55,000 victims of the...

Friday, September 3, 2010, 12:00 AM

Support needed in delivering campaign pledges – Lwakabamba

HUYE - Hard work and people’s support are necessary for President Paul Kagame to deliver on his campaign promises, the National University of Rwanda (NUR) Rector, Prof Silas Lwakabamba, said over weekend. He was speaking during RPF victory celebrations at the University last Sunday. Students and...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 12:00 AM

Rwandans have taken a giant step in democracy - Higiro

HUYE - On the final day of the 2010 Presidential campaigns, Liberal Party Presidential contender, Prosper Higiro, yesterday said that the campaign trail has revealed that Rwandans have taken a giant step in embracing democracy. Addressing over a thousand party supporters at Huye stadium, Higiro...

Sunday, August 8, 2010, 12:00 AM

Makuza campaigns in Huye for 2nd time

With barely two days to the August 9 Presidential polls, several senior government officials have continued to rally support for incumbent President Paul Kagame to be re-elected for the next seven years. One such top leader involved in marathon campaign rallies is Prime Minister Bernard Makuza....

Saturday, August 7, 2010, 12:00 AM

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