Solomon Asaba

editorial@newtimes.co.rw

Entrepreneurship skills: Learned in school or inborn?

With growing preference for self-employment over formal work, many people from different backgrounds are thriving in business today. Although some ended up in entrepreneurship because of passion, others were driven by the kind of training they received from institutions of learning. Critics,...

Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 12:00 AM

The good and bad in shisha smoking

Perched on high stools, they laugh out loud. The mood is cheerful as four men probably in their early 20s, inhale from long pipes standing on a table in their midst. Scented smoke hits your nose as you get closer to them. “It feels good,” one of the men says as he lets out a cloud of smoke with a...

Monday, May 30, 2016, 12:00 AM

Crystal Telecom counter sheds Rwf9 in low trading on the stock exchange

The Crystal Telecom counter shed Rwf9 during yesterday’s trading session to close at Rwf81 from Rwf90 on Wednesday, the Rwanda Stock Exchange daily market report indicates.  According to the report, the firm recorded a total turnover of Rwf891,000 from 11,000 shares traded in two deals...

Friday, May 27, 2016, 12:00 AM

Experts call for green industrialisation policies for Africa

With most African countries focusing on becoming middle-income economies in the near future, experts are calling for robust structures and policies to ensure green progress ahead of the fourth industry revolution. Experts speaking during a high-level policy debate held in Kigali on Tuesday,...

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 12:00 AM

Teachers trained in basics of smart classrooms

As part of the drive to promote Made-in-Rwanda products, 24 teachers from schools around the country, yesterday, received training on smart classrooms during a workshop organised by Africa Smart Investments Distribution and Positivo BGH. The workshop, held in Kigali, involved taking teachers...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 12:00 AM

Akilah, partners celebrate success in skilling women

It was a night of interaction and networking between students and various stakeholders in business as Akilah Institute for Women celebrated its collaboration with partners.  The event that took place at Century Park in Nyarutarama on Friday attracted hundreds of guests from various...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 12:00 AM

New University of Kigali students tipped on success

Students have been advised to change their mindset as they join the University of Kigali for their higher education. The communication was made by Professor Mannaseh Nshuti, the University's Chairman Board of promoters, to hundreds of students during an induction event at the university grounds...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 12:00 AM

Are schools losing the war on drug abuse?

Despite the stringent measures in place to curb substance abuse, many teenagers continue to engage in the vice. Some students are reported to go as far as hiding drugs in toilets, bathrooms, behind classrooms, while others jump over school fences in search of drugs. And like the saying goes - the...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 12:00 AM

19-year-old starts project to provide clean water for Kayonza residents

A cheerful smile smoothly fades away from her brown face as she momentarily becomes speechless. This is her way of responding to questions, an act not so common among people in a similar age bracket. However the current works are even enough to reveal her persona. Yvette Ishimwe is the winner of...

Sunday, May 22, 2016, 12:00 AM

Life expectancy in Africa on the rise -- WHO report

A new report by the World Health Organisation shows that Africa has registered an increase in life expectancy by almost 10 years over the past 15 years. The report titled; ‘World Health Statistics: Monitoring Health for the SDGs’ shows that dramatic gains in life expectancy between...

Sunday, May 22, 2016, 12:00 AM

Institute of engineers, housing authority to crackdown on quacks

The Institute of Engineers Rwanda (IER) and Rwanda Housing Authority have vowed to ensure that unregistered engineers do not get work in the country as part of efforts to crackdown on quacks.  All unregistered engineering professionals have accordingly been given up to the end of the month to...

Friday, May 20, 2016, 12:00 AM

Govt to introduce digital signature to avert cyber-crime

As part of efforts to prevent cyber-crime, the Government has unveiled plans to issue digital certificates and signatures to organisations, which will allow for authentic access of information on online platforms. The national Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) project is part of the Government...

Friday, May 20, 2016, 12:00 AM

Research skills: University of Rwanda moves to compel all dons to hold PhD

As part of efforts to improve the quality of research work, the University of Rwanda has summoned all Masters degree holders among its academic staff to apply for PhD studies within two years. The University Chancellor, Prof Philip Cotton, made the call during a seminar on research system building...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 12:00 AM

BPR vows to become market leader as new look is rolled out

Following the acquisition of majority stake in Rwanda’s second largest bank, Atlas Mara Limited is ready to roll out a new brand and mobile banking app for Banque Populaire du Rwanda. According to John F Vitalo, the CEO of Atlas Mara, the new branding depicts the strength of the merger of...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 12:00 AM

Who will address the plight of nurses?

Afew years ago, Jovia, a nurse in Kiziguro in the Eastern Province got injured while attending to an HIV-positive patient. During one of her daily routines, a syringe that had been used on the patient slipped from her hand only to pierce into her skin. With adequate medical knowledge, immediate...

Monday, May 16, 2016, 12:00 AM

Medics warn of increased resistance to antibiotics

Although inappropriate use of drugs by patients promotes antibiotic resistance, non-resistant strains are acquiring resilience through diverse modes, hence limiting options for effective treatment, medics have said. The medics were speaking during a one-day workshop on antimicrobial resistance...

Monday, May 16, 2016, 12:00 AM

Digital systems are crucial for global challenges

As Rwanda positions itself to become an ICT hub, many young people are involved in tech development with the aim of innovating products that provide solutions to global challenges. Sunday Magazine’s Solomon Asaba caught up with one of them, Frank Muhiza, a C developer of the school of...

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 12:00 AM

Ending tropical diseases requires a holistic approach -- End Fund CEO

At least 1.6 billion people globally live with at least one tropical disease and while 500,000 die each year from complications. Philanthropists are now calling for robust measures through holistic approaches from governments to end the burden of these NTDS. Sunday Times’ Solomon Asaba...

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 12:00 AM

Bank of Kigali posts Rwf5.3bn net profit in first quarter of 2016

Bank of Kigali, Rwanda’s largest lender by total assets saw its profit after tax income increase to Rwf5.3 billion during the first three months of 2016, according to the Bank’s financial statement released on Monday. The Bank’s profit before tax was Rwf7.7 billion...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 12:00 AM

[PHOTOS]: Fertility rates decline among Rwandan women - survey

There has been an overall improvement in Rwanda’s health indicators, according to the 5th Demographic and health survey released by the National Institute of Statistics Rwanda yesterday. The survey that examined progress in various health indicators such as fertility levels, family planning,...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 12:00 AM

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