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Rwanda to host continental internet devt summit

Rwanda will in May this year host the first ever Africa regional Internet and development summit in Kigali. The conference is being organised by Internet Society, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), and the government.

Local start-ups secure funds, training from continental entrepreneurship support group

Twenty-three local entrepreneurs have the opportunity to sharpen their business management skills as well as secure investment capital thanks to the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) 2017 Entrepreneurship Programme.

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Hagumintwari on how friends convinced him to play basketball, injury woes, and comeback

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So many young players never manage to reach their full potential but you can usually tell the next great talent when they are taking their baby steps early on.

Kenya dominates as Rwanda falters at 2017 IAAF World XC Championships

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Yet again it was a Kenyan affair at the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships as they dominated the 42nd edition that took place on Sunday at the green lush of Kololo Ceremonial Independence grounds in Kampala, Uganda.

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Mwanga Troupe wins inaugural Crying Games contest in Kigali

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When the idea of “crying games” was announced in Rwanda a few weeks ago, many took to the social media not only to laugh at the idea, but to ridicule the concept forcing the organisers to explain some more about exactly what was going on.

Urusaro International Women Film Festival: Celebrating women filmmakers

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Poupoun Sesonga Kamikazi is the brains behind the Urusaro International Women Film Festival (UWIFF) that was held at the Umubano Hotel in Kigali recently. In its second edition now, the festival celebrates the gains made by female filmmakers from Rwanda and Africa, although this year’s edition also saw movies from...

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The Injyana ensembles, bringing symphony orchestra to life

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Adapted from the Kinyarwanda language, the word injyana means ‘the motion of the music’. True to the notion, the ensemble’s goal is to bring orchestra music back to life. Veteran music instrumentalists shared their experiences of the Injyana musical pieces.

Trump can’t help himself

I’m starting to think Donald Trump doesn’t really want the presidency. I think he has realized that it’s not that rewarding or even if it is, there’re many times you can’t have your way and for someone whose previous job was hiring and firing people at will, that must be...

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How to get more urban women employed

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There has been boundless sensitisation and effort to strengthen gender equality across the country. One would think that aspects such as stereotypes, misconceptions, and tradition, or anything else that has held women back over the years, are now on a low, however, this is not the case.

Kalisa on the misconceptions about photography

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Vestine Kalisa, a shareholder and marketing manager of Navity in Black (NIB) photo studio says photography is a tool she chose to help people keep memories for a long time. NIB Studio won Abryanz Style and Fashion Award (ASFA) 2016 and featured as BHF Magazine’s 2016 top five studios in...

Why protectionism is a threat to integration?

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One of the major topics discussed at the recently-concluded G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, held on 17-18 March 2017, in Baden-Baden, Germany, was the resistance to protectionism in the modern world.

Muslim anxieties and India's future

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PHILADELPHIA – A couple of weeks ago, Narendra Modi was celebrating his biggest electoral triumph since becoming India’s prime minister in 2014. His Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had swept into power in Uttar Pradesh, India’s largest state and one of its poorest.

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Editorial cartoon

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World Bank president Jim Yong Kim has said that Rwanda’s approach to encourage private sector investment is a sure way to build resilience and maintain growth.

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GAIN’s Innovation Acceleration model in food processing value chain to fight malnutrition in Rwanda

Malnutrition among children and adults is a global issue affecting the quality of life for vast populations across the world. It is however particularly acute in developing countries due to higher levels of poverty coupled with illiteracy.

BRD supports special and infrastructure projects to bridge development gap

In an increasingly dynamic and innovative environment, the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) recently established a dedicated Department of Special Projects and Infrastructure (DSPI) with a strategic mandate of boosting national economic growth by availing finances to spur infrastructure development.

Kirehe District celebrates developments registered in past seven years

With 77,879 households and a population of 340,983, Kirehe is one of the seven districts that make up Eastern Province . It covers 1,11with 8.5Km2of the surface area. The district is divided into twelve sectors namely: Gahara, Gatore, Kigarama, Kigina, Kirehe, Mahama, Mpanga, Musaza, Mushikiri, Nasho, Nyamugari and Nyarubuye; made up of 60 cells and 612 villages.

Nyabihu District intensifies household development efforts

Nyabihu District in Western Province, has its capital in Mukamira, with 12 sectors (imirenge): Bigogwe, Jenda, Jomba, Kabatwa, Karago, Kintobo, Mukamira, Muringa, Rambura, Rugera, Rurembo and Shyira. The resident population of Nyabihui district is 330,000 of who 157,000 are males and females 173,000.

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Why more youth are joining TVET schools

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When he passed Ordinary Level Examinations, Calvin Iradukunda was happy and looking forward to joining a public boarding school for A-level education.

How you can improve your English language proficiency

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Alice Akamahoro, now pursuing computer science at University of Rwanda’s College of Education says she had a rough time back in high school because of challenges expressing herself well in English.

Acute kidney injuries: Early treatment is vital

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Cases of children under the age of 16 developing acute kidney injury, also known as acute renal failure, have been on the rise according to medics.

What to eat for a good functioning digestive system

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For one to lead a healthy life, the functioning of the digestive system is central, which calls for ideal dieting habits.