Kigali

Rwanda conducts over 1200 COVID-19 tests

Rwanda has hitherto tested more than 1200 people of COVID-19, with only 11 turning out to be positive, it has emerged. The first positive case in Rwanda was recorded on Saturday, March 14.  Some 900 people had been tested for the virus before the first positive case was registered....

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 11:06pm

Over 1,000 households to be evacuated from high-risk zones in Kigali

As Rwanda Meteorology Agency predicts heavy rains that are likely to cause serious hazards, the City of Kigali authorities have said that they are set to urgently relocate more than 11,000 families dwelling in disaster-prone areas. City authorities disclosed on Monday, March 9, at a news...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 1:17pm

Coronavirus: Concerts, gatherings suspended

The City of Kigali has put a temporary ban on music concerts, expositions and other forms of gatherings that bring together many people as a precaution in the wake of the fast spreading New Coronavirus (COVID-19). The new measures, which were announced on Sunday, led to the cancellation of two...

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 11:15am

Christmas night downpour claims 12 lives

Heavy rains that ravaged mainly the City of Kigali on Christmas night claimed at least 12 lives across the country with four deaths recorded just in the capital, officials have said. Unforeseen by the weathermen, the downpour in Kigali started around 7pm, and lasted...

Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 6:39pm

Public spaces and public art, New York City and Kigali

KIGALI –  Architects, urban designers, artists and allies in Kigali recently hosted Justin Garrett Moore, Executive Director of New York Public Design Commission [IG1], and discussed public spaces and public art with him. Moore shared that art and culture are key drivers of New York...

Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 12:05am

Public transport: RURA invites bids from interested operators

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has called for fresh bids from interested parties to operate public transport in the City of Kigali. “RURA in partnership with RTDA (Rwanda Transport Development Agency), the City of Kigali, and MININFRA (Ministry of Infrastructure) wish to...

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 3:04pm

Why are we fond of perimeter walls around our homes?

A stroll around any part of the City of Kigali will lead you to an obvious conclusion: we love walls.  Perimeter walls, or fences, are so commonplace that the City Hall had to find a way of legislating the issue. The city Master Plan prohibits specific suburbs from having...

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 11:10pm

CoK designates 4 places to watch New Year fireworks.

You might have all the fun, attend all concerts but nothing beats a New Year that kicks off with dazzling fireworks. The City of Kigali seems to understand this and they’ve designated four locations from where fireworks will be launched to welcome 2019. Apart from Kigali Convention Centre...

Monday, December 31, 2018 - 12:51pm

City mayor upbeat over Busanza housing project

Construction works for a modern housing project comprising over 1,000 units, underway in the Busanza area in Kicukiro District are currently at over 20 per cent, the developers told the City Mayor on Tuesday. The developer – Savannah Creek Development Company – is building the homes...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 9:24am

KigaliUp is back, but…

The ghosts from last year’s KigaliUp music festival are back to haunt organisers, even with preparations for this year’s edition already taking shape. Last month, organisers announced July 26-28 as the dates for this year’s edition that will take place at the Amahoro...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 1:12pm

Who is accurately recording the story of Rwanda?

When I first moved to Rwanda there were a lot of questions from friends and family as to the secret to the country’s success. Many had originally thought that we were relocating to an unsafe territory and were genuinely concerned. After listening to our excitement and attempts at dispelling...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 12:24am

First ANOCA regional forum kicks-off in Kigali

The first Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) – Zone 5 regional forum will be launched in Kigali today at Hotel de Mille Collines. The two-day forum, which concludes tomorrow, has brought together 40 delegates from Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya,...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 1:52am

Rwf5bn earmarked for CCTV surveillance system in Kigali

Government plans to spend Rwf5 billion in the next fiscal year to purchase a CCTV security system to be installed in different public spaces in the City of Kigali to beef up security, The New Times has learnt.   The plan is contained in budget estimates proposed by Rwanda Information...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 4:18pm

Golf: Transform Africa summit ends in style

The inaugural Transform Africa Golf Tournament concluded on Thursday night at the newly launched Kigali Golf Club. It was the last activity on the agenda for delegates who attended this week’s Transform Africa Summit in Kigali. Organised by Smart Africa in partnership with Kigali Golf Club...

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 12:07am

Hundreds set for Kigali Night Run

Today Kigali Night Run (5.4km) 7pm May 20 Kigali International Peace Marathon Over 1000 people are expected to participate the third edition of Kigali Night Run later today. According to organisers, the 5.4km race is open to all and will be starting from Kigali Business Centre (KBC)...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 12:40am

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