Renowned worship singer arrives in Rwanda

Renowned worship singer Darlene Zschech is Rwanda. Zschech who is in Rwanda for the second time confirmed her arrival through an Instagram post but she did not reveal the reason of her travels.   Oh Rwanda.. it is so good to be back x A post shared by Darlene Zschech...

Monday, June 18, 2018, 4:31 PM

Kagame meets Ellen DeGeneres

Popular American TV host Ellen DeGeneres today met with President Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro in Kigali. Ellen DeGeneres and her partner Portia de Rossi are on holiday in Rwanda since Sunday and to oversee the initial stages of the construction of the Ellen DeGeneres Campus that will be...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 5:01 PM

Rwandan women can conquer breast cancer- Dr Shetty

According to statistics from the Ministry of Health, breast cancer is the commonest cancer among women in Rwanda followed by cervical and stomach cancer. While the number of cases of breast cancer in Rwanda keeps going up, there are many ways we can control and conquer breast cancer.  ...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 11:15 AM

Zahara jets in for Kigali Jazz Junction

This morning, award winning and record selling South African diva, Zahara (real name Bulelwa Mkutukana) arrived in Kigali ahead of her performance at Kigali Jazz Junction. The show will take place at Kigali Serena Hotel, and will feature performances from local R&B singer Social Mula and...

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 10:48 AM

Rwanda becomes Arsenal’s first tourism partner

Rwanda is Arsenal’s first-ever tourism partner. The top-flight English Premier League football club will have all their teams wear ‘Visit Rwanda’ on the sleeves. Vinal Venkatesham, Arsenal’s Chief Commercial Officer said the deal will bring Rwanda into people’s minds...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 9:54 AM

Kagame addresses Broadband Commission meeting

President Paul Kagame on Monday morning delivered a keynote address at the 2018 Spring Meeting of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development in Kigali. Kagame, who together with Mats Granryd, Director General of GSMA, are co-hosts of the meeting, underlined that...

Monday, May 7, 2018, 12:23 PM

Twitter advises its 336 million users to change their passwords

Social networking site, Twitter has urged its 336 million users to immediately change their passwords after the company discovered a bug that stored passwords in plain text in an internal system. However, the company said it had fixed the problem and had seen “no indication of breach or...

Friday, May 4, 2018, 11:23 AM

Commonwealth leaders discuss growth, devt

President Paul Kagame Wednesday morning took part in a high-level round table discussion on the ‘State Fragility, Growth and Development' at the ongoing Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London.   The discussion focused on encouraging and promoting...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 1:52 PM

Genocide fugitive arrested in Cameroon

Philippe Hategekimana, alias Biguma, a Genocide fugitive who has been living in Yaoundé, Cameroon has been arrested on the basis of an international arrest warrant issued by French authorities, it has emerged. Since his naturalisation as a French citizen, Hategekimana...

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 6:11 PM

#MLK50: Since his assassination 50 years ago, what do you know about Martin Luther King?

In 1968, civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, then 39, was shot and killed on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. That’s 50 years ago today. As the world remembers him, we look at his early life and some of the things that you might not have known about MLK...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 4:47 PM

Rwanda Cricket Stadium up for International award

The recently inaugurated Rwanda Cricket stadium located in Gahanga sector of Kicukiro District has been nominated for ArchDaily's 2018 Building of the Year Awards. ArchDaily is the most visited architecture website worldwide with over 500,000 daily readers and about 160 million page...

Friday, February 2, 2018, 12:00 AM

Jazz artistes pay tribute to Hugh Masekela

When news broke of the passing of jazz legend Hugh Masekela on Tuesday, messages of condolences from fans and fellow musicians poured in from near and far. The New Times caught up with a number of jazz musicians to find out how they received the news of Masekela’s demise.  Stella Tushabe Jazz...

Friday, January 26, 2018, 12:00 AM

Rwanda’s Ngoga is new EALA speaker

Former Rwanda Prosecutor-General Martin Ngoga has been elected Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA).   Ngoga garnered 33 votes from 36 votes cast in an exercise held at the East African Community (EAC) headquarters in Arusha Tuesday evening. He becomes the first Rwandan to...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 12:00 AM

Inaugural competitive karaoke slated for Christmas Eve

Singers, start your warm-ups! Kigali’s first-ever organised competitive karaoke contest is finally here, and the stakes will be high as singers take to the stage at Club 514 at Kisementi in Kigali.   Dubbed, ‘The Caro-OK Festive Sing-Off’, the competition will bring together a host of karaoke...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 12:00 AM

PM Ngirente: We all have a duty to promote child rights

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente Thursday joined almost 500 children representatives from across the country, for the 12th National Children Summit at Parliament. While opening the meeting, the Premier called upon parents to be good role models for children. This year’s summit was held under the...

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 12:00 AM

Gov’t, World Bank sign Rwf 104 Billion deal to boost Energy Sector

The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank on Monday signed the first Energy Sector Development Policy Operation (DPO) financing agreement worth US$ 125 Million (approximately Rwf 104 Billion). The financial support which is in form of a concessional loan will enable sustainable expansion of...

Monday, December 4, 2017, 12:00 AM

National e-Waste recycling facility launched

On Monday, environment minister, Vincent Biruta and a number of guests launched Rwanda’s first National e-Waste recycling facility located in Bugesera District. Although the facility worth Rwf 1.26bn is under the ministry of trade, industry (MINICOM), it was funded by Rwanda Green Fund....

Monday, December 4, 2017, 12:00 AM

Blankets and Wine returns bigger and better

After hosting the first edition in August this year, organisers of the Blankets and Wine have announced that a second edition of the event will take place on December 17 at Kigali Golf Course in Nyarutarama. Blankets and Wine is a one-day experience of music, fashion, food and play held quarterly...

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12:00 AM

Tour du Rwanda: Areruya wins stage three

Stage three results – 95km Joseph Areruya (Dimension data for Qhubeka) 02h23’25 Edwin Avila (Team Illuminate) 02h23’25 Jean Paul Rene Ukiniwabo (Team Rwanda) 02h23’23 Simon Pellaud (Team Illuminate)      02h23’25 Metkel Eyob (Dimension...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 12:00 AM

UPDATE: TOUR DU RWANDA

STAGE TWO Tuesday is Stage Two of Tour du Rwanda and the riders will be heading west for longest stage in this year's race and second longest in history of the tournament. The 180km race has six climbs. Back in 2014, the Tour du Rwanda registered its longest stage in history when riders had to...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 12:00 AM