Parliament Passes Cyber Security Bill
[New Times] Members of the Lower Chamber of Parliament have passed the draft law establishing the National Cyber Security Authority (NCSA) and determining its responsibilities, organisation and functioning.
DR Congo Based Militia Defectors Speaks About Recent Infighting
[New Times] The DR Congo-based FDLR militia, which comprises elements blamed for the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, is wrecked by internal wrangles and is now weaker following another split last year, according to new defectors.
Belgian Priest's Book Exposes Missionaries' Secret Role in Rwandan Hisotry
[New Times] A Belgian priest, Stefaan Minnaert, 65, has published a book with damning details on the history and deeds of missionaries in Rwanda.
Building Nation's Scientific Capacity Requires More Youths in Stem Disciplines - Aims Chief
[New Times] Rwanda is set to become home to Quantum Leap Africa (QLA), the first research centre in quantum sciences in Africa, aimed at promoting data sciences on the continent. The centre is part of a broader plan to establish African Institute for Mathematical Sciences - Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) global headquarters in Rwanda. Thierry Zomahoun, the President and CEO of AIMS spoke to The New Times' Julius Bizimungu about the establishment of QLA, the future of data science in Africa, and how the continent
City of Kigali Deploys New Digital System to Process Construction Permits
[New Times] It will now be easier and faster to process construction permit applications in the City of Kigali (CoK) and secondary cities around the country, thanks to a new digital system for issuing and managing building permits that starts today.
Rwanda, Morocco Sign New Deal On Infrastructure Development
[New Times] Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) has signed a new agreement with the Federation Royal Marocaine de Football (FRMF) aimed at improving football infrastructure in the country.
Digital Education for Schoolchildren Will Promote the Right to Internet
[New Times] A famous quote by Rodgers says "it's not enough to know something; it's more important to know why and how". This adage tallies suitably with the government's agenda to introduce a new system of teaching that emphasises the use of computers and internet to impart knowledge in schools.
Return Home, Zimbabwe Tells Rwandan Refugees
[New Times] Harare -Zimbabwe will repatriate hundreds of Rwandan nationals staying in the southern African country as refugees in compliance with the Cessation Clause which has certified Rwanda as safe for them to return.
The Coming of Rwandan Refugees and Why Ugandans Turned Against Them
[Monitor] Rwanda's historical relationship with Uganda dates back to the pre-colonial times. Between the 16th and 19th centuries existed a state called Mpororo. It encompassed parts of Ankole, Kigezi and parts of present day Rwanda. Its ruling family had close ties with the ruling families of the Batutsi in Rwanda.
Body to Organise Sports Awards
[New Times] The East African Youth Development Agency is set to organise sports awards in Rwanda. The inaugural event will take place on May 26 at Kigali Serena Hotel.
Ecobank Rwanda Pays Tribute to Genocide Victims
[New Times] Ecobank Rwanda staff on Friday visited Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre at Gisozi to pay tribute to victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
No Rwandan Should Wait for Invocation of Cessation Clause to Return Home
[New Times] Come December 31, 2017, Rwandan refugees will be stripped of the refugee status and have until that time to return home honourably.
Investment Trust Looks to Technology to Enhance Access to Services, Operations
[New Times] Rwandans will soon be able to save and invest in RNIT Iterambere Fund from the comfort of their homes or businesses using mobile platforms. The initiative is expected to improve collection and mobilisation of funds as well as deepen access to the saving and investment vehicle.
Rwandan Envoy Presents Credentials in Denmark
[New Times] The Rwandan envoy to Denmark, with residence in Sweden, Christine Nkulikiyinka, on Friday presented her Letters of Credence to Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark in a colourful ceremony at Amalienborg Palace in the Danish capital Copenhagen.
Why Rwandans Have Interest in French Polls
[East African] As the French go to the ballot to elect a new president, thousands of kilometers away in Rwanda, attention is focused on what a change of tenants at the Elysee Palace could mean for the frosty relations between the two countries.
Christine Iribagiza, A Genocide Survivor Killed
[East African] The killing of a genocide survivor in Kigali has sparked public outrage and sent waves of fear among other survivors.
East Africa's Cecafa Moot Joint Afcon Bid
[Monitor] Kampala -The Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (Cecafa) is in slumber as club and national teams' tournaments are no longer a certainty.
Trial Against Rwandan Terror Suspects to Be Heard in Camera
[East African] The trial of the 44 Rwandans accused of having links with the terror group Al Shabaab and the Islamic State will be heard on May 2 in camera, a court in Kigali has ruled.
Rwanda Genocide Suspect to Serve Life Sentence
[East African] A Rwandan court has sentenced Bernard Munyagishari to life imprisonment over the role he played in the Genocide against the Tutsi.
The Metamorphosis of the One Laptop Per Child Programme
[New Times] This week's report of Rwandan government's partnership with Microsoft to roll out digital education has re-energised the debate by local and international observers on the progress of technology-enabled learning in the country.