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Peacekeeping – Redefining the Role of Rwandan Women

Peacekeeping – Redefining the Role of Rwandan Women

By the time Lieutenant Ariane Mwiza completed her secondary education at the Kigali-based Lycée Notre Dame de Citeaux, she already knew that somehow, her career path would involve the military. At just 25, Mwiza is not only part of the Rwanda Defense Force (RDF), she is also currently serving as a helicopter pilot on a […]

Rwanda Expands Drone Use To Deliver Medicine

Rwanda Expands Drone Use To Deliver Medicine

Rwanda was among the few countries in Africa to use drones to deliver life-saving blood plasma to far-flung rural areas. The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the value and use of this technology and the country is now expanding the service to deliver medicine for non-communicable diseases to hospitals in remote areas, and offer support to […]

Rwandan Govt Extends Lockdown Until April 30

Rwandan Govt Extends Lockdown Until April 30

A cabinet meeting has resolved that the ongoing lockdown to contain COVID-19 in the country be extended for another 11 days, meaning it will now end on April 30. As part of the measures to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country has been on lockdown since March 21. This is the second […]

Rwanda Deploys Drones To Raise COVID-19 Awareness in Communities

Rwanda Deploys Drones To Raise COVID-19 Awareness in Communities

Rwanda National Police (RNP) on Sunday, April 12 announced the usage of drones to further raise awareness of the coronavirus pandemic in local communities. “We have added drones to our methods of raising awareness about COVID-19,” reads part of the announcement on Twitter. The development comes after the country records a total of 120 cases, […]

Virtual Connection Step In To Replace Physical Meetings Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

Virtual Connection Step In To Replace Physical Meetings Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

It has been five days since the government declared a countywide lockdown allowing only essential services to remain in operation. All public and social gatherings including schools, churches and weddings were suspended. The lockdown was part of the effort to combat the COVID-19 which has ravaged the world where Rwanda has so far registered 41 […]

You Are A Pillar Of Resilience, First Lady Tells Genocide Widows

You Are A Pillar Of Resilience, First Lady Tells Genocide Widows

First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame on Sunday, February 23 told men and women that were widowed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi that their lives are an example of resilience to the future generations. The First Lady was speaking during the celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary for the founding of the Association of […]

Ministers Resign From Kagame’s Cabinet

Ministers Resign From Kagame’s Cabinet

The Ministers of State affiliated to the Justice and the Education docket has stepped down. Evode Uwizeyimana, the Minister of State in charge of Constitutional & Legal Affairs and Isaac Munyakazi the Minister of State in charge of Primary and Secondary Education submitted their resignation letters to the Prime Minister on Thursday, February 6, 2020. […]

Catholic Church To Build Cathedral At 1930 Prison In Rwanda

Catholic Church To Build Cathedral At 1930 Prison In Rwanda

After years of speculation about what next for the premises formerly occupied by Nyarugenge Prison, popularly known as ‘1930’ the expansive prime property is set to accommodate what could be the country’s biggest Catholic cathedral. Located in Kigali’s Central Business District, the facility is one of the oldest buildings in Kigali and among the oldest […]

Sexual Harassment In Sports, The Silent Vice In Rwanda

Sexual Harassment In Sports, The Silent Vice In Rwanda

As more women join different sports disciplines, questions are being raised about how protected they are from sexual harassment. And, the fact that they join at a young age, they are more vulnerable to scrupulous men who in most cases are in charge of them. The New Times approached various personalities in sports and it […]

Women Now Constitute 52% Of Kagame’s Cabinet

Women Now Constitute 52% Of Kagame’s Cabinet

President Paul Kagame on Monday reshuffled cabinet, making changes in which women comprise 52 per cent, an increase from the 50 per cent women representation in the previous cabinet. The members of the cabinet have also increased from 26 to 27, as ministries and fully-fledged ministers also increased from 17 to 18, because of the […]

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