RDB to start licensing tour operators

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All tourism entities in the country will henceforth be required by law to acquire a tourism operating license. The development was announced by the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) on Monday which they say is aimed at improving the quality of service in the sector.

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Habiyakare: The school dropout who earns millions from pineapple farming

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When Emile Habiyakare dropped out of school over 15 years ago due to lack of fees, his future became uncertain. He, however, says the experience forced him to think outside the proverbial box and started doing small income-generating projects to earn a living.

Winners of Akilah’s entrepreneurship fund share the inspiration behind their projects

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Entrepreneurship competitions are one of the ways that stakeholders use to help improve skills of start-ups as well as encourage other people to join the sector that is central to any economy.

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Espoir dent Rayon’s hope of domestic double

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Rayon Sports head coach Djuma Masudi was left disappointed by his team’s lack of scoring prowess in the shock defeat against Espoir FC in the first leg of this year’s Peace Cup semi-final that was played at Kamarampaka Stadium in Rusizi on Sunday.

Cyclist Ingabire turns focus to Continental Championships

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After dominating the just concluded 2017 national championships, budding female cyclist Beatha Ingabire is not taking anything for granted as she has vowed to win a medal at next year’s African Continental Championships that will be staged in Rwanda.

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Why the AMAA nominees gala night flopped

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It had been touted as one of the events to make it on the list of the social events of the year. But the 2017 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs) nominees’ gala in Kigali was a flop. Even the presence of prominent African actors could not help

How Primus Guma Guma grand finale unfolded

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They came, they saw and they finally conquered. It was all fun and excitement on Saturday as Dream Boys emerged the winners of Primus GumaGuma Super Star Season 7 (PGGSS7), walking away with the grand prize of Rwf24m.

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Socialite Judith Heard on fashion, family and her philanthropy work

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She was among the face of the top models that graced the recently concluded Collective Rw fashion show. This is not the first time that the towering model sized fashionista has graced many of these fashion events, mostly as a model.

People to avoid

The common streak that runs through former schoolmates and former workmates is this: Both categories of people always nurse this terrible notion that your destinies are one and the same. I hate bumping into former workmates and such simply because this lot hardly ever grows –forever stuck in the first...

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Widows: Facing life after death of the family breadwinner

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It has been three hard years since Jeanine Mukabacondo lost her husband Patrick Kanyamibwa in a motor accident.

What the Budget means for women empowerment drive

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Women empowerment has always been at the forefront of Rwanda’s tireless efforts. Results have certainly been achieved with an increasing number of women taking part in various development aspects of the country. In the 2017/2018 fiscal year, the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion received an allocation of about Rwf7.2billion.

Rwanda is a youthful nation and that’s a good thing

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President Paul Kagame gave an interview on a wide range of issues on Sunday 25 July at RBA. One of the questions he was asked was about the largely youthful leadership at every level and across different sectors in the country and what impact they have.

Small business, big impact

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The fruits of economic growth are not being shared widely enough. In many advanced economies, the anaemic post-2008 recovery has benefited the relatively rich, while large numbers of households have seen incomes stagnate or decline.

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Editorial cartoon

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Members of Parliament on Friday passed the budget law for the fiscal year 2017-18, effectively giving the final approval to the country’s next budget whose execution starts on July 1.

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AOS commemorates and donates to Genocide survivors in Kayonza

AOS management and staff, on Friday gathered at Rukara Genocide Memorial in Kayonza District to pay tribute the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and handed a cheque of Rwf3.5 million to buy ten cows for ten families of survivors. The staff were briefed about the history of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in former Rukara commune (now Rukara sector) and neighboring areas.

Rwanda to host the First WHO Africa Health Forum

Rwanda will this Month host the first ever Africa Health Forum organized by the World Health Organization African Region. The forum themed: Putting people first: The Road to Universal Health Coverage in Africa will take place from 27 to 28 June at the Kigali Convention Centre.

Regulating a growing energy sector for better investments and quality services

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) which has a mission to regulate certain public utilities including the energy sector has played a big role in the improvement and bringing closer to the people quality services in  in the last seven years.

National Women Council conducts countrywide village assemblies, build capacities

For the first time ever, the National Women Council has held a general assembly at the village level bringing together all women to discuss their role in social and national development.

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Editorial Cartoon

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The sixth edition of the Africa Public Service Day celebrations concluded at the weekend in Kigali with a call on Africa’s public servants to devise practical mechanisms to deliver quality services.

Parenting: When should you impose a curfew?

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Whenever it gets dark and children are not yet back home, parents get nervous with a thousand questions running in their minds about their children’s safety.

What story would you like tell about Rwanda? Pupils of GS Gatenga share their ideas

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Here is my story especially to people who are not familiar with our culture.

Movie review: The Rescuers

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When villainess Madame Medusa (voiced by Geraldine Page) kidnaps an orphan girl named Penny (Michelle Stacy) to help her find an enormous diamond, the police can’t find her-so two intrepid mice decide to track her down in Disney’s animated adventure.