Kelly Rwamapera

Discover the meaning of words that begin with gen- and end with -cide

English language is a ‘focal point’ of several other languages, especially Latin and Greek. It means English was borrowed from a variety of languages, making it richer with vocabulary and most amazingly, the hardest vocabularies are the easiest to know.   This is why from the...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 12:10 AM

BK TecHouse supports Rwamagana pupil who fabricated a radio

TecHouse Ltd, a subsidiary of Bank of Kigali (BK) Group, has donated Rwf1m to 16 year-old Isaie Turikumana, a primary school finalist, to support his secondary studies.Turikumana, who hails from Rubona Sector, Rwamagana District, caught the firm’s attention when he made a radio by recycling...

Saturday, March 31, 2018, 12:55 AM

AB Bank commits to promoting savings mobilisation efforts

The second AB Bank Tombola promotion has helped the financial institution to increase deposits by 20 per cent, officials have said. Joas Sibomana, the AB Bank deputy head of micro-credit, said that 282 new clients joined the bank during the promotion period, which helped increase the institution...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 11:32 PM

Charcoal dealer wins AB Bank Tombola promo motorcycle

Narcice Singirankabo, a charcoal seller in Rwampara, Nyarugenge District, has won a new motorcycle in the second AB Bank Tombola promotion. Singirankabo said the motorcycle (which the top prize of the promo) worth Rwf1.1 million will ease his business operations. The trader started banking with the...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 11:29 AM

Discover the meaning of words that begin with il- in- ir- or im-

You have come across words such as illegal, inadequate, irresponsible and immoral? The il- in- ir- and im- mean the same: ‘not’ or ‘the opposite of’. That implies that words that begin with one of the four carry the element of negation or opposite of the rest of the word....

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 6:32 PM

Rutsiro lightning kills one, four hospitalised

A pregnant woman was killed while four pupils were admitted in hospital in critical condition after being struck by lightning on Wednesday. The separate incidents took place in Dehero Village, Karambo Cell, Mukura Secotor in Western Province’s Rutsiro District. Mukura Sector Executive...

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 12:00 AM

How to express numbers in English language

The first thing to note about the expression of numbers is that there is a difference between the way certain numbers are expressed in everyday speech and mathematics. Most of us take the mathematical manner of expressing numbers most probably because we were first exposed to numbers in...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 12:00 AM

Nyaruguru: 16 lightning victims laid to rest

Sixteen people were struck dead by lightning on Saturday in Nyaruguru District. All but one were worshipping at Gihembe Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nyabimata Sector. Another one was killed from a farm in Ruheru Sector in the same district. The victims were laid to rest yesterday. At least...

Monday, March 12, 2018, 12:00 AM

Over 2000 Burundian refugees cross to Rwanda from DR Congo

More than 2500 Burundian refugees yesterday crossed from Kamanyola refugee camp in DR Congo to Rwanda, an official confirmed. The refugees who had lived in DR Congo since 2015, mostly women and children, arrived in Rwanda through Rusizi District. According to Jean Claude Rwahama, the director of...

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 12:00 AM

An American's love story with the ‘land of a thousand hills’

He has visited Rwanda 25 times in the last decade, 23 of them in the past five years. This year alone, he plans to visit Rwanda five more times, having been here once already. He has donated a tractor, GPS gadgets to facilitate the use of satellite data in agriculture, paid tuition for students...

Sunday, February 18, 2018, 12:00 AM

Would you cremate the body of your loved one?

In provincial towns and Kigali City the dead are claiming more land while the living are subtly losing it on the outskirts of expensive public cemeteries. Rusororo cemetery in Kigali is currently doing expropriation on more than five hectares of land to supplement the twelve that were planned for...

Monday, December 4, 2017, 12:00 AM

Someday, East Africa will be a continent on its own

Both ancient legends and present-day science claim that the valley in which Lake Kivu sits is unique from the rest we know. It is part of a massive trench called the East African Rift Valley. Using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, Rwanda’s geologists have it that the land in this...

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 12:00 AM