Kwibuka23: Conserving remains of Genocide victims for posterity

Twenty-three years after the Genocide against the Tutsi, efforts are still underway to ensure that not only those killed the Genocide are interred in a decent place, but also to help keep the memory alive. These efforts are being undertaken through rehabilitation of the different Genocide memorial...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 12:00 AM

Central bank urges former clients of closed MFIs to file for compensation

The National Bank of Rwanda has called on former depositors of defunct microfinance institutions (MFI’s) to register afresh and obtain remaining balances since the closure of the institutions back in 2006. In a statement signed by the central bank governor John Rwangombwa, the depositors of...

Friday, April 14, 2017, 12:00 AM

Property worth Rwf50m destroyed in Muhima fire

Over Rwf50 million worth of property were destroyed yesterday when a fire broke out in a building that housed several shops in Muhima, a suburb of Kigali. It started as a small fire from one corner of a shop before a watchman informed the owners to call the fire brigade. The complex, which housed...

Friday, April 14, 2017, 12:00 AM

Prosecution seeks more time to conclude investigation in Major Rugomwa’s case

Military prosecution on Tuesday prayed to the Military Tribunal to be given more time to conclude investigations in a case in which an officer with Rwanda Defence Forces is accused of killing a 19-year-old man. The officer, Major Aimable Rugomwa, is accused of colluding with his brother, Mamerto...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 12:00 AM

Prosecution seeks more time to conclude investigation in Major Rugomwa’s case

Military prosecution on Tuesday prayed to the Military Tribunal to be given more time to conclude investigations in a case in which an officer with Rwanda Defence Force is accused of killing a 19-year-old man. The officer, Major Aimable Rugomwa, is accused of colluding with his brother Mamerto...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 12:00 AM

Kwibuka23: Kaboneka warns on reparations

Local Government minister Francis Kaboneka, yesterday, urged persons required to pay reparations to survivors of the Genocide against the Tutsi to fulfill their end of the bargain and challenged the communities to follow up on such cases. Kaboneka, who was addressing thousands at Ntarama memorial...

Monday, April 10, 2017, 12:00 AM

Lawmakers in fresh push for Ndi Umunyarwanda drive

Legislators have resolved to integrate Ndi Umunyarwanda in their daily activities instead of treating it as a stand-alone- concept. This was one of the outcomes from Wednesday’s lawmakers’ meeting on Ndi Umunyarwanda, held at Parliament Building in Kimihurura. The discussion, held in...

Friday, April 7, 2017, 12:00 AM

Compensating survivors: How far have we gone?

Denyse Mukeza could look to her current job as a respite, but the scars and losses she incurred 23 years ago remain raw. She is the branch manager of Coojad Bank in Nyamata District and one of the few members of her family who managed to escape from the killers during 1994 Genocide against the...

Friday, April 7, 2017, 12:00 AM

Senate approves Bill on Court of Appeal

The Senate has approved draft legislation establishing the Court of Appeal. The organic law, earlier approved by the Chamber of Deputies, has been under scrutiny by the senatorial committee in charge of political affairs and good governance. Senator Jean Nepomuscene Sindikubwabo, the chairperson...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 12:00 AM

[PHOTOS]: Govt has made headway in healthcare delivery – PM Murekezi

The state of health in the country is commendable, especially thanks to improved service delivery, Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi has said. The premier was yesterday briefing Parliament on developments, challenges and new strategies on healthcare service delivery in the country. Highlighting...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 12:00 AM

African, Latin American judges discuss women rights

Judges from several African, Rwandan and Latin American countries are in the country for a consultative dialogue on women’s rights to health. The dialogue was organised by Rwanda Supreme Court, in partnership with Women’s Link Worldwide, an international women platform that uses the power of the...

Friday, March 31, 2017, 12:00 AM

Taxi-moto operators petition parliament over mismanagement of their organisation

The parliamentary committee for foreign affairs and security has begun public hearings to analyse a petition filed by commercial motorcyclists over alleged mismanagement of their federation. In June last year, members of Ferwacotamu, a federation of commercial motorcycle taxi operators commonly...

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 12:00 AM

Senators call for more creativity in disseminating cultural values

Members of the senatorial committee in charge of social affairs have challenged the government to seek innovative ways that will entice the youth to pick interest in the country’s cultural values. The committee members made the observation during their meeting on Monday as they met with...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 12:00 AM

More private companies join off-grid electricity supply

Energy Development Corporation Limited (EDCL) has signed a cooperation agreement with eight more private companies to supply off-grid electricity to 70 percent of electricity consumers before 2019. The Independent Power Producers will provide electricity in remote areas far from the national...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 12:00 AM

Ugandan lawmakers here on study tour

A delegation of Ugandan legislators are in the country for a four-day study tour seeking to learn best practices that can help boost the quality of tea in the neighbouring country. The delegation, all members of the committee on tourism, trade, industry and cooperatives, yesterday paid a courtesy...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 12:00 AM

High Court upholds Evode Imena bail

The High Court in Kigali yesterday maintained previous decision by Nyarugenge Intermediate Court which granted bail to Evode Imena, the former mining minister who faces charges of favoritism and unlawful issuance of mining licenses. The court however denied bail for Francis Kayumba and Joseph...

Friday, March 17, 2017, 12:00 AM

MPs in heated debate over Imihigo in private sector

The idea of including private sector in performance contracts, Imihigo, stirred a heated debate in Parliament, yesterday, as lawmakers discussed the Bill governing results-based performance management in public service.The draft law, tabled by the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee for final...

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 12:00 AM

NEC calls for active civil society role in poll preps

Preparations for the upcoming presidential elections are at 80 per cent and the National Electoral Commission has urged civil society organisations and other stakeholders to educate the citizens about their civic rights.The commission made the call yesterday as its executive secretary, Charles...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 12:00 AM

Govt tables new draft law seeking to revamp legal aid

The Government yesterday tabled a new draft law that seeks to establish legal aid in a bid to realign its regulatory framework and improve efficiency. Legal aid is the provision of assistance to people, mostly regarded as indigents, who are unable to afford legal representation and access to the...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 12:00 AM

India, China firms in Nyarugenge court over trademark infringement

Court battles on trademark and brand infringements are continuously on the increase after two more foreign companies, Minintco Ltd and Dresoceco Ltd, have gone to court over a hair-dye product dispute. The plaintiff, Minintco Ltd, an Indian company, is suing Dresoceco Ltd, a Chinese manufacturer...

Monday, March 13, 2017, 12:00 AM

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