Paul Ntambara

Eight suspected arsonists arrested

EIGHT people suspected of torching houses in Kigeme Cell, Gasaka Sector on Monday and Tuesday, have been arrested and detained at Gasaka Police station in Nyamagabe District, the Police spokesman has confirmed. Police Spokesperson, Supt Eric Kayiranga, told The New Times on Wednesday, that...

Friday, August 6, 2010, 12:00 AM

Higiro castigates foreign critics

NYAMAGABE – The Liberal Party’s (PL) presidential hopeful, Prosper Higiro, has lashed out at critics outside the country who allege that his party is only ‘accompanying’ the ruling RPF-Inkontanyi in the race for the top seat in the land. Addressing a rally yesterday at Gasarenda trading...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 12:00 AM

UK’s Conservatives donate books

GISAGARA - Visiting members of the of the British Conservative Party (CP), led by Member of Parliament, Stephen Crabb, on Monday, donated 300 English language dictionaries to teacher trainees at Save Teacher Training College, in Gisagara District. The 250 teachers are undertaking a two-week...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 12:00 AM

Mukabaramba pledges to resolve NUR students’ woes

HUYE - As the presidential campaigns enter the final week, the Party for Progress and Concord (PPC) candidate, Dr Alivera Mukabaramba, pledged to improve conditions at the National University of Rwanda, (NUR), the country’s oldest and biggest institution of higher learning with over 11,000 students...

Monday, August 2, 2010, 12:00 AM

Vote RPF for dev’t and security, Kagame says

HUYE - With just nine days remaining to the August 9 Presidential polls, Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) Presidential candidate, Paul Kagame, continued his campaign trail in the Southern Province where he addressed an estimated 100,000 enthusiastic party supporters in Huye district. Thousands of...

Saturday, July 31, 2010, 12:00 AM

Radio and Weasel rock NUR students

On Wednesday night, FESPAD, the biennial dance festival came down to the National University of Rwanda.  Students were treated to an exhilarating performance by the East African artistes Radio and Weasel. Performances by different traditional dance troupes from Uganda, Angola, Namibia, the...

Friday, July 30, 2010, 12:00 AM

We are confident of victory-Mukabaramba

NYANZA - Party for Progress and Concord (PPC) presidential hopeful Dr Alivera Mukabaramba has said that she is confident that her party will emerge victorious in the August 9 presidential polls. Addressing a campaign rally of about 200 enthusiastic party supporters in Nyanza yesterday, Mukabaramba...

Friday, July 30, 2010, 12:00 AM

Keep the winning team, Kagame tells Gisagara

GISAGARA - As the Presidential campaign entered its nineth day yesterday, the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) candidate, Paul Kagame told party supporters in Gisagara, Southern Province that they are yet to see the best the party has in store for them. On arrival at Ndora Sector football ground at...

Thursday, July 29, 2010, 12:00 AM

Keep the winning team, Kagame tells Gisagara

GISAGARA - As the Presidential campaign entered its nineth day yesterday, the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) candidate, Paul Kagame told party supporters in Gisagara, Southern Province that they are yet to see the best the party has in store for them. On arrival at Ndora Sector football ground at...

Thursday, July 29, 2010, 12:00 AM

Ntawukuriryayo promises rain water harvest

NYAMAGABE - The Social Democratic Party (PSD) Presidential hopeful, Dr. Jean Damascene Ntawukuriryayo, continued his campaign in the Southern Province on Sunday, where he held a rally at Nyagisenyi stadium in Nyamagabe district. Characteristic of his campaign rallies, Ntawukuriryayo joined his...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 12:00 AM

NUR to venture into film production

HUYE - Plans are underway to set up a modern audio-visual lab at the National University of Rwanda (NUR) to support budding talent in film making, the director of the varsity’s Centre for Instructional Technology has said. Dr. Evode Mukama, in an interview with The New Times, said that the...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 12:00 AM

Ntawukuriryayo pledges pay rise for lecturers

HUYE - The Social Democratic Party (PSD) presidential hopeful, Dr. Jean Damascene Ntawukuriryayo, while on the campaign trail in the Huye District, yesterday pledged that if he is elected President, he would increase the salaries of university lecturers. Addressing about a thousand enthusiastic...

Sunday, July 25, 2010, 12:00 AM

NUR improves in international rankings

HUYE - The National University of Rwanda (NUR) has moved up 7 places in the July ‘Webometrics Ranking of World Universities’ that is largely based on global performance and visibility of the universities on the web. At continental level, the University currently stands at the 28th position moving 7...

Thursday, July 22, 2010, 12:00 AM

RPF opens campaign in Huye

HUYE - Pomp and fanfare characterised the launch of the Rwanda Patriotic Front’s (RPF-Inkontanyi) campaigns in Huye District yesterday. Women and youth carrying placards marched through Butare town en-route to the stadium.  “Vote Kagame for development,” one placard read. Thousands...

Thursday, July 22, 2010, 12:00 AM

Entrepreneur graduates still few - researcher

HUYE - Research results of a study on what University graduates do upon completing university in Rwanda indicates that only 7 percent venture into entrepreneurship. The research sought to find out what university graduates do when they leave institutions of higher education, how many of them start...

Thursday, July 22, 2010, 12:00 AM

NUR bans political activities on campus

HUYE - As presidential campaigns were launched yesterday, authorities at the National University of Rwanda (NUR), announced that they had banned all forms of political activities at the university campus. The varsity Rector, Prof Silas Lwakabamba, explained that the measure was taken by the...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 12:00 AM

Lwakabamba hits back at MPs

Says House report was not factual  HUYE – The Rector of the National University of Rwanda, Prof. Silas Lwakabamba, in a spirited defence of the university, has said that the institution has registered tremendous success contrary to ‘unsubstantiated’ claims that it is going down the drain....

Saturday, July 17, 2010, 12:00 AM

Missing Green Party official found dead

HUYE - An official of the yet-to-be registered Green Party of Rwanda who went missing in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, has been found dead, Police has confirmed. Andre Kagwa Rwisereka, the group’s vice president and owner of a popular entertainment spot, Sombrero, in Butare town, was reported...

Thursday, July 15, 2010, 12:00 AM

PSI, Gisagara District in community health drive

GISAGARA - Population Services International (PSI Rwanda), in conjunction with Gisagara District, have agreed to work together to promote various family health programmes in the district. Speaking at the launch of the programme on Monday, in Nyanza Sector, Health Minister Dr. Richard Sezibera,...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 12:00 AM

New Catholic University opens

HUYE - The Catholic University of Rwanda (CUR) has officially opened its doors in the districts of Huye and Gisagara of the Southern Province, the varsity’s Vice Rector in charge of Academic affairs has revealed. Monsignor Jean Marie Gahizi, told The New Times, Friday, that the university was set...

Saturday, July 10, 2010, 12:00 AM

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