‘Murika’ How young Rwandans use animations to boost reading


It’s a common adage that if you want to hide something from people, put it in a book. While there have been efforts by several institutions to improve the reading culture of Rwandans, a group of young people designed a new concept, ‘Murika’, meaning spotlight, to contribute to this purpose.


Airtel-Tigo merger kicks off with ‘Go from good to best’ campaign


Bharti Airtel and Tigo Rwanda have officially started the process to merge assets and services of the two firms, months after the takeover deal was approved by the regulator.

Cross-border e-commerce retail volumes to rise 25% by 2020, says DHL

Cross-border e-commerce continues to provide significant growth opportunities for retailers and manufacturers with an international online product offering.


It’s Now-or-Never as Rayon face Sundowns


RAYON Sports will need a win or a scoring draw to oust South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns in CAF Champions League first round, second leg on Sunday evening at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria –starting at 7pm.

PHOTOS: APR out of CAF Confed Cup


Djoliba AC de Bamako qualified for the CAF Confederation Cup second round despite losing 2-1 to APR FC in the first round second leg on Saturday at Amahoro National Stadium.

Finest Dance Crew wins Street Dance competition


The Street Dance competition came to an end last weekend and Finest Dance Crew emerged winners at the tournament’s grand finale held at Nengo Ground in Rubavu on Saturday.

Young Grace makes musical comeback

Grace Abayizera (Pictured) popularly known as Young Grace is back on the music scene after taking a break to focus on her businesses.

TEDx Kacyiru to shape youth through inspirational tales


For a long time, ardent followers of the TED talks in Kigali have been following the livestream videos on its website and Youtube. The first TEDx event, that took place in Kigali, TEDx Nyarugenge was in 2013, under the theme ‘bold, brave and ambitious’ with a few speakers and fairly...

How Mbabazi intends to empower women using head wraps


Last week, 23 year-old Yvette Mbabazi, launched her new brand Icyeza. Dubbed ‘Wrap it up’ the event brought together over 40 women to learn the basics of headwraps, the different styles and also share stories.

How to look stylish... without chasing trends

Not all women care about fashion trends. Many do not care for what is trending or how to keep up with style.

Why do I pass urine frequently?

Dear Doctor, Lately I find myself with the need to use the bathroom a lot more frequently. It’s worse in the night. I do not feel any pain when urinating but I do not understand the constant need to pass urine and it’s never really a lot. What could be...

The rains are back with the same lessons from past years


On Saturday, I woke up to what I initially thought was a joke. I found that my friends had responded to a Facebook provision that made it clear that they were safe thanks to the floods that hit Nairobi on Thursday. For the first time, the engineers at Facebook thought...

Editorial: A free trade area is a chance in a lifetime

The preliminary meetings of the Extraordinary Summit of the African Union began in Kigali yesterday with a meeting of permanent representatives.


Editorial Cartoon


Moise Mutokambali has been sacked as head coach of the national basketball teams, according to a statement signed by the local basketball governing body’s secretary-general, Richard Mutabazi.


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Contribution to national plans for sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services in Rwanda

As we approach the celebration of 2018 World Water Day (March 22nd), WaterAid reflected on its contribution to access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene under its partnership with the Government of Rwanda. WaterAid’s vision is of “a world where everyone has access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene”. The international organisation works in 38 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific Region to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation. Globally, since 1981, WaterAid has reached 25 million people with safe water and, since 2004, 24 million people with sanitation.

Kasha launches

Kasha recently held their official launch at Inka Steakhouse, presenting a confidential and convenient way to access health and personal care products for women through technology.

Motivate teachers to improve quality of education

The talk of education revolution will remain on paper if the primary stakeholders – teachers - remain less motivated. Policies can be made and a lot is said but once teachers, who are the primary implementers of those policies, are not well-motivated, we shall continue to churn out poor results,...

Incredible insects!

That sweet and sticky substance that we all love – at least a good majority – commonly called honey is actually bees’ vomit! This is not to put you off, but just so you know and also to prepare you to consider other foods that others consider delicacies.

Talent: Mpeta wants to become a top gospel artiste


Hearing his high soft soprano from a distance, you do not want him to stop singing but rather feel compelled to pull closer to listen more to the rhythmic melodies seeping out of his young voice.

Why I play games at school


Every time I go out to play with my colleagues at school I always feel happy and motivated to try new games, tactics and I learn from others. Playing with others makes me feel a part of a team and this makes me appreciate those around me and what we...