Be part of the development process, Christians told

The 19th Africa ‘Haguruka’ gospel summit, also known as Africa Arise and Shine conference, in Kigali last week, concluded on July 15, with a message to all Africans to join in Africa’s development effort. Organised by Zion Temple World Ministries, the weeklong summit was held...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 4:43 PM

Lack of trust and limited skills holding back E-commerce advancements

Rwanda’s Small and Medium Entrepreneurs have cited challenges in the pick-up of electronic-commerce ventures. Some of the challenges in the way of E-commerce uptake, they say, has been lack of trust among clients as well as limited knowledge of the sector. Hakym Reagan, who owns a boutique...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 12:05 AM

Young girls challenged to believe in themselves

A group of 72 young girls were on Saturday challenged to believe in themselves and seize the opportunity presented by the current national leadership to make an impact in their communities. This was during a one- day workshop organised by the duo of Keren Neza and Cynthia Mulindi, the founders of...

Monday, July 16, 2018, 9:51 AM

Rwandan doctors trained in neurology

Twenty medical professionals from Rwanda and Uganda who specialize in neurology last week concluded a five day training that was held in Huye District. Neurology is a branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the nervous system. It diagnoses diseases such as stroke, dementia, seizures,...

Saturday, July 14, 2018, 11:59 PM

Clerics move to fulfil qualifications as new law goes into force

A new law that sets the minimum education requirements for preachers of the word of God was recently passed and now faith-based organisations are working on how to upgrade their pastors who do not meet the threshold. According to the new law, church leaders must hold a degree in religious studies...

Saturday, July 14, 2018, 12:16 AM

Kwibohora24: Support one another in the fight against poverty, residents told

Residents from Nyarugunga sector in Kicukiro district were urged to support one another in the fight against poverty. The message was delivered by Dr Jeanne Nyirahabimana, the mayor of Kicukiro District on Wednesday during an event to celebrate the 24th anniversary of the Liberation Day. The...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 11:35 PM

Gospel artistes thrill at Fragrance of Worship concert

Last week, renowned gospel musicians Maggie Blanchard from Canada, Dena Mwana from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Burundian artiste, Fortran Bigirimana, arrived in Kigali to headline the Fragrance of Worship concert at Christian Life Assembly, and what a show it was! Performers thrilled...

Monday, July 2, 2018, 10:46 PM

Meet Mukasine, a Genocide survivor inspiring widows to work their way to prosperity

Immaculée Mukasine and her daughter survived the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, but her husband and 45 members of her extended family were killed. Shortly after the killings started, she carried her four-month-old daughter and together with her husband, they fled to hide in the hills after they...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 9:31 PM

Healing Worship launches new album

Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (KCEV) was the place to be last Sunday, when Healing Worship gospel outfit, launched its latest album titled “Mwami Iyo Wavuze” during a live performance to a full house. The concert, which started at 3p.m, attracted people from all walks of...

Monday, June 25, 2018, 8:02 PM

Niger’s Muadh wins Koran recital competition

Niger’s 23-year-old Maazu Ibrahim Muadh beat 43 students from 17 African countries to emerge the overall winner of the 7th edition of Rwanda International Competition of reciting the Koran this past Saturday. The ceremony took place at the regional stadium in Nyamirambo. Among the...

Monday, June 25, 2018, 12:56 AM

Traffic police to use dash cameras in fighting crime

A new traffic camera system meant to detect multiple traffic offences in all parts of the city will soon be tried out , traffic police has said. In an interview with Sunday Times, Senior Supt. Jean Marie Vianney Ndushabandi, the spokesperson for traffic and road safety department said there is a...

Sunday, June 24, 2018, 1:17 AM

Tech firms commit to use ICT to fight genocide ideology

Several players within the country’s ICT sector have committed to use their skills to fight genocide ideology as well as rebuilding the country. Members of ICT Chamber in the Private Sector Federation made the commitment on Thursday while visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Gisozi to...

Friday, June 22, 2018, 11:09 PM

FEATURED: How electricity connectivity has improved livelihoods of residents in Gisagara district

Janvier Muhoza, 19, owns and operates a barber shop which he started a month ago as a result of access to electricity connection made in Ruhuha Model Village under the Integrated Development Programme in Mamba sector, Gisagara District. Muhoza was not fortunate to continue his studies, having...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 10:59 PM

Tour Guides tipped on professionalism

Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in partnership with Rwanda Safari Guides’ Association, an umbrella body for local tour guides on Friday awarded and certified local guides who showed competitiveness and ability in the tourism industry. Over 40 guides received certificates which were in...

Sunday, June 17, 2018, 12:56 AM

[FEATURED]: MTN’s “21 days of Y’ello care” reaches Murama School

Students of Groupe Scolaire Muramba were the beneficiaries of MTN’s “21 days of Yello Care”, an annual drive where the Telcom operator gives back to the community. The school, located in Rwamagana district received a massive water tank with a capacity of 10,000 litres. With...

Friday, June 15, 2018, 12:03 AM

Consumer goods prices went up by 3% in May

National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) has announced that the prices of consumer goods has risen by 3 per cent in May 2018 up from 1.7 per cent in April. In May 2018, food and non-alcoholic beverages, housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels and Transport rose by 1.5 percent, 5....

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 10:19 PM

PM rallies church to support govt programmes

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has called on all religious denominations to step up partnerships with government in implementation of various development programmes with an aim of improving citizens’ welfare. Ngirente was speaking at the ceremony to enthrone the new Archbishop of the...

Monday, June 11, 2018, 2:44 AM

Over 43,000 Genocide victims moved to new memorial in Gisagara District

Remains of over 43,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi were on Saturday relocated to a newly constructed memorial centre in Ndora sector, Gisagara District. The remains had been previously buried in different mass graves in Ndora Sector, and they were in a deteriorating state, which...

Monday, June 11, 2018, 2:38 AM

BRD donates cattle to Gisagara Genocide survivors

The Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) on Friday donated 11 dairy cows to Genocide survivors in Ndora Sector in Gisagara District to help empower them economically. The donation was made ahead of commemoration event that the district held on Saturday. The bank also contributed Rwf4 million towards...

Monday, June 11, 2018, 2:20 AM

Vulnerable women farmers in Rwamagana empowered through maize production

The contented atmosphere during harvest time at a maize farm in Eastern Province’s Rwamagana District (Kagabiro Sector) tells a ‘grass to grace’ story of a group of women who did not have their own source of income, and for long, relied on their husbands, or begging, for survival...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 6:59 PM