Vital Muhirwa

editorial@newtimes.co.rw

Where are the local investors in ICT sector?

Editor, RE: “We need more private sector presence in ICT” (The New Times, March 18). You are spot on especially on the funding part. I would call upon all local Rwanda venture capitalists to invest in some of these potential money makers. Long gone is when money could be made only...

Monday, March 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

EAC: Protectionism will not help locally produced goods

Editor, RE: Made-in-Rwanda: Solution lies in embracing industralisation (The New Times, March 18) This is a critical and strategic discussion that should continue and I’m glad it was triggered by the Minister of Trade and Industry; it means it is high on the agenda of the Government of...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 12:00 AM

Amavubi Coach tips Heroes Academy youngsters to shine

Rwanda National Football Coach, Stephen Constantine has praised Heroes Soccer Academy for starting an initiative aimed at nurturing raw talented youth. Stephen Constantine The English tactician visited the Masaka -based football Academy on Saturday where he spent two hours supervising...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 12:00 AM

Rayon Sports captain Fuadi speaks out on Losciuto exit

RAYON SPORTS club captain Fuadi Ndayisenga has spoken out on his disappointment over the unexpected departure of head coach Jean-François Losciuto. Speaking to Sunday Sport on Friday, Burundi international midfielder Ndayisenga said that he and his team mates, had started adapting to his...

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 12:00 AM

AS Muhanga target quick return to topflight division

AS Muhanga Football Club are plotting an immediate return to the topflight division following their relegation last season. According to the club chairperson David Nshimiyimana, the Muhanga District-based side dropped to the second tier league due to internal mistakes, which he says will not be...

Friday, October 3, 2014, 12:00 AM

Losing Rwandan nationality puts my life at risk - Saidi Abedi

Former Amavubi striker Saidi Abedi Makasi says that losing his Rwandan nationality will put his life and family in danger when he returns to his native Democratic Republic of Congo. Saidi Abedi. (Internet photo) Makasi, the former FC Brussels striker brought his fears to light following a...

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 12:00 AM

NBSA to launch showdown for blind sportsmen

The National Blind Sports Association is set to launch officially a new sport known as the “showdown”. The NBSA chairperson William Safari said that early next month the blind athletes will exercise their playing rights. They are waiting for the partners to fix the dates of the event...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:00 AM

I have a weak squad-Losciuto

Rayon Sports head coach Jean Francois Losciuto believes his weak squad will not contend for trophies in the forthcoming season.  The Belgian tactician Losciuto revealed that his squad has blunt striking force which will make it impossible for the Nyanza-based club to vie for top honours....

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 12:00 AM

Rayon VC yet to pay players' salaries

Rayon Sports Volleyball Club management has not paid salaries for players since May due to lack of sufficient funds. The club President Erasme Ntazinda confirmed that his club still owes players unpaid salary arrears for four months. “We have gone four months without paying salaries on time...

Friday, September 12, 2014, 12:00 AM

Rwasamanzi resigns as Isonga FC head coach

Yves Rwasamanzi has resigned as Isonga Football Club head coach with immediate effect less than two weeks before the new season starts. According to the secretary general of new promoted club Sandra Muhimpundu, assistant coach Innocent Seninga will be in charge of the team until a new head coach...

Saturday, September 6, 2014, 12:00 AM

I will use local players-Kiyovu coach

SC Kiyovu head coach Ali Bizimungu is keen to build his team around Rwandan players in the national league season scheduled to start on September 20. Bizimungu, who took over a month ago after replacing Gilbert Yaounde Kanyankore, says his vision is to field young Rwandan players and reduce...

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 12:00 AM

I will use local players-Kiyovu coach

SC Kiyovu head coach Ali Bizimungu is keen to build his team around Rwandan players in the national league season scheduled to start on September 20. Bizimungu, who took over a month ago after replacing Gilbert Yaounde Kanyankore, says his vision is to field young Rwandan players and reduce...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 12:00 AM

Nyirimana says rivals APR will win volleyball league

LEADERS RAYON SPORTS volleyball club head coach Fidele Nyirimana is almost certain rivals APR will clinch the title. Rayon are at the summit of the league log with 30 points, three ahead of APR, who have four games to go, while the former have just one game remaining.  During the seventh...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 12:00 AM

Nyirimana says rivals APR will win volleyball league

LEADERS RAYON SPORTS volleyball club head coach Fidele Nyirimana is almost certain rivals APR will clinch the title. Rayon are at the summit of the league log with 30 points, three ahead of APR, who have four games to go, while the former have just one game remaining.  During the seventh...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 12:00 AM

Beach V-ball team gets first win in Nanjing

Rwanda’s Lea Uwimbabazi and Seraphine Mukantambara earned the country its first victory at the ongoing Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in beach volleyball after beating Vanuatu 2-0 on Monday. The pair had lost the opening match to Australia 2-0 on Sunday but recovered impressively, to beat the...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 12:00 AM

Rayon VC close gap on leaders APR

Rayon Sports volleyball club have closed the gap on leaders APR to within three points after winning their two rescheduled league second round matches over the weekend. Rayon secured double 3-0 wins against University of Rwanda’s College of Education (UR-CoE) and Petit Séminaire Virgo...

Monday, August 18, 2014, 12:00 AM

Beach V-ball teams stumble at Nanjing Youth Olympic Games

Rwanda beach volleyball teams in both genders lost their first games at the Youth Olympic Games Nanjing, China on Sunday. In the women category, the Rwandan duo of Seraphine Mukantambara and Lea Uwimbabazi lost to their Australian opponents 2-0 (14-21, 4-21), while the boys’ pair of Elias...

Monday, August 18, 2014, 12:00 AM

Mutombo is still our player, claims Espoir FC

Espoir FC has lodged a protest to the Rwanda football governing body, Ferwafa claiming ownership of striker Govin Mutombo, who is currently playing for Rayon Sports in the CECAFA Kagame Cup. The Rusizi–based national football league club argue that the DR Congo-born striker is still...

Saturday, August 16, 2014, 12:00 AM

Said Abedi seals new Espoir deal

National football league side Espoir FC have given their skipper Said Abedi Makasi a one-year contract extension as reward for his fine performance last season. The veteran former Amavubi Stars striker scored six league goals for the Rusizi-based side and helped the team finish in a respectable...

Saturday, August 16, 2014, 12:00 AM

Rwanda gets Rwf18m IPC grant for Rio 2015 preps

THE National Paralympics Committee has received a grant of a 20,000 euro (about Rwf18 million) from the International Paralympics Committee that will go into national preparations for the 2016 Paralympics Games to be stages in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  A four-man delegation including IPC...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 12:00 AM