How Musanze woman emerged from obscurity to become proud entrepreneur


FOR many years, Liberée Dusabinema’s family lived a deplorable life and hardly afforded a daily meal. The biting poverty was due to lack of enough land for cultivation and failure to try out other income-generating projects.

Outstanding local entrepreneur to bag Rwf14 million at awards gala


Local entrepreneurs who advance the country’s development agenda through job-creation and innovation stand to win $20,000 (about Rwf14.1 million) at this year’s Outstanding Rwandan Entrepreneur Award.

Why govts must involve SMEs, communities in tourism efforts


African governments should always involve communities and small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) around tourist sites in initiatives that aim at growing the sector, experts and policy-makers have advised.


Turbo King League start postponed to October 18


RWANDA FOOTBALL Federation (Ferwafa) has postponed the start of the 2014/15 Turbo King Football National League to October 18. Initially, the new season was due to begin today.

Hoops coach names team for Zone V Championships


RWANDA NATIONAL men basketball team head coach Moise Mutokambali has named the final 12-player squad for the forthcoming Fiba/Africa Zone V Championships.


Rwandan filmmakers challenged to form associations


THE MINISTER for Sports and Culture Joseph Habineza has called upon those in the film industry to form associations that would deal directly with his ministry, so as to promote the film industry in the country.

Akon makes stopover in Rwanda


Friday was a morning of unbridled excitement. Five-time Grammy Award nominee, Akon made a brief stopover in Kigali en route to Goma, eastern DR Congo.

Absentee fathers: Indian babies made and left in Rwanda


When government announced plans to construct a hydro-power dam at Nyabarongo River, residents around the area immediately saw job opportunities that would help them elevate their livelihoods and be able to afford a descent life. Indeed for many of them, it was an opportunity of a lifetime.

Debate: Do celebrities get away with crime more than ordinary people? (No, justice doesn’t look at your status)

The recent case involving double amputee athlete Oscar Pistorius who was celebrated beyond the tracks and looked up to for motivation may have led some people to figure that celebrities have it much easier in the corridors of justice.

Is the sports revolution eating its female children?


WHEN the women’s national basketball team received an invitation to participate in the annual FIBA Zone Five Championships in Uganda, the female youngsters got to work but their efforts and hopes of clinching the title were thwarted when they received news that they won’t be able to participate in the...

Ask the Doctor: Will I be able to have kids?

I have very irregular periods and have been told that I have polycystic ovaries. I am very worried about this and don’t know the long-term implications. Does it mean I will find it hard to get pregnant? Am I at risk of getting ovarian cancer? How can I get more...

No, the West is not out to decimate Africans with Ebola


THE World Health Organisation (WHO) says that more than 5,000 people have so far been infected with Ebola. About half have lost their lives.

EDITORIAL: Our choices define our future

TODAY, for many Rwandans the world over, all roads lead to Atlanta, Georgia, for the sixth edition of the now famous Rwanda Day.


Editorial cartoon of the day


The Ministry of Internal Security has threatened to sanction places of worship that disturb public peace with noise from their loud speakers.


The International Day of Democracy: Engaging Young People on Democracy

On September 15th 2014, Rwanda, will be observing the International Day of Democracy. Every year, Rwanda joins the world to observe this important Day.


Ikigo cy'Imisoro n'Amahoro (RRA) kirasaba abasora bari ku rutonde rukurikira babereyemo Leta imyenda y'imisoro, kuba bishyuye iyo myenda mu gihe kitarenze iminsi irindwi (7) uhereye umunsi iri tangazo ryasohokeyeho.

Cyuda: Providing specific-needs technologies

Rwanda’s journey of reconstruction and total transformation in the last 20 years has been characterized by a number of innovations to meet the competing but equally important needs.

Offering professional solutions: Ten years in Rwanda and counting

Every human has needs that ought to be met every day. But like the adage goes “water is life” the need to have access to clean water is one of the overarching ones that should be solved for people to live comfortably.

More university students to gain from revised loan scheme


Although resolute efforts by the government mainly aim at skills development and education for all, needy students seeking for sponsorship through bursaries and loans will have to apply through a timely competitive selection process following new guidelines from the Ministry of Education.

Expert Voice: Helping your child to become confident

Confidence is a strong feeling which, if one possesses, can be able to execute a given task successfully. It’s an incredibly inspiring source of knowledge, strength and achievement.

Standards body warns public about harmful cherries

The Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) has warned the public to be on the lookout for cherries it says are harmful to humans. Phillip Nzaire, director for quality assurance at RSB, said the cherries are packed in glass jars and are from Hungary.

Biomedical centre gets modern mosquito lab


Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) yesterday launched a standard identification laboratory for mosquitoes and other parasites. The lab is hoped will enable effective and certain control of malaria epidemic and other parasitic diseases (OPD).