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Meet the Miss Supranational 2020 Rwandan contestants

Eleven contestants are vying for the 2020 Miss Supranational Rwanda crown as the beauty contest takes shape. Organised for the Rwandan chapter by Supra Family Rwanda Ltd, the annual beauty contest is seen as a good opportunity for Rwandan girls to showcase their beauty, culture, and talent to...

Friday, November 27, 2020, 12:00 AM

Team Rwanda riders want better cycling equipment ahead of Tour du Rwanda

As Rwanda gears to host Tour du Rwanda 2021, riders have warned that lack of new cycling equipment could affect their chances of winning the tournament for the first time since it started to be held under the UCI 2.1 racing category last year. Last week’s Grand Prix Chantal Biya winner...

Thursday, November 26, 2020, 12:00 AM

Duo to narrate Rwanda’s story through photography

By Eddie Nsabimana   The narration of Rwanda’s story by foreign media has often drawn criticism among Rwandans over the years, especially because it misleads the global community about Rwanda’s image since the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. To change that narrative, a...

Thursday, November 26, 2020, 12:00 AM

Singer Karasira pays tribute to former Senator Rutaremara in new song

Fast-rising Rwandan traditional singer Clarisse Karasira  is making headlines hours after she released her brand new song ‘Rutaremara’  in tribute to one of her ‘biggest fans’ Tito Rutaremara. The song may have been released to the public, on Wednesday, November...

Thursday, November 26, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rwandan Jazz songstress Somi nominated for 2021 Grammy Awards

US-based Rwandan jazz vocalist and songwriter Somi has made history after she was nominated for the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards to be held on January 31, 2021, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The nominations were announced during a virtual live stream on November 24, 2020...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 11:58 AM

Fire safety: RURA bids to enforce electrical installation standards

Rwanda Utilities and Regulatory Authority (RURA) has taken initial steps to enforce requirements electricians must meet before they can be allowed to conduct electrical installations in buildings. The move to enforce the Electrical Installations Regulations seeks to purge unqualified...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 12:00 AM

Singer Peace Jolis talks about reinventing himself

Ten years ago, music was just a hobby for Afrobeat and RnB singer Peace Jolis. At that time, he was not concerned about what people said about his music even though he was talented. He spent most of time, during his high school holidays, in studio recording songs, including his very first...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 12:00 AM

Government to privatize Burera Beach Resort

Burera District has finally made a decision to privatize Burera Beach Resort hotel before it publicly starts operations, The New Times has learned. The multi-million property, which is located in Kagogo Sector and nestled between lakes Burera and Ruhondo, the hotel was built with an intention to...

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

Clubs’ revenue collections go digital as league nears start

The Rwanda Premier League starts on December 4. Football fans, however, will not be allowed in stadiums to support their clubs to avoid the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Playing behind closed doors was thought to be bad news for some clubs whose resources depend mostly on ticket sales...

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

Fallen DJ Miller’s album set to be released

Family and friends of the late Disk jockey, Virgil Karuranga, commonly known as DJ Miller, have announced that they are releasing his album ‘Shani’ on December 4. The development was announced on Monday, November 23, by DJ Miller’s wife Hope Nigihozo. “We are happy to...

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

Bruce Melodie clarifies his decision of switching to Gakondo

“As I promised, my “Gakondo” journey begins now”, is what singer Bruce Melodie posted on Twitter after releasing his first Gakondo song “24” back in October. From here, music enthusiasts thought he was putting a stop on other genres and concentrate on the...

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rwandans praise Mugisha for historic cycling victory

Top Government officials including Sports Minister, Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju and Senate Vice President, Esperance Nyirasafari have paid glowing tribute to Moise Mugisha who became the first Rwandan to win the annual Grand Prix Chantal Biya 2020 on Sunday. The tournament is...

Monday, November 23, 2020, 2:28 PM

Elite Cricket League set for January 2021

Rwanda Cricket Association (RCA) has announced that it is organising an ‘Elite League’ for top Cricket players as hopes for the start of new season hang in balance. The mini-league comes as the Association’s best option after it pronounced itself ‘not ready yet’ to...

Monday, November 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

New talent Karagira seeks to make musical breakthrough

In 2018, Owen Berel Karagira, like any other wannabe musician, went to record his songs at the Green Ferry Music studio. That time, he recorded two songs at the studio and left. However, after the recording session, Producer Nganji was excited to discover how talented the singer was. He...

Monday, November 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

11 onto the next stage of Miss Supranational Rwanda 2020

The search for the replacement for reigning Miss Supranational Rwanda Shanita Umunyana to the crown is now taking shape after organisers announced 11 contestants battling for the crown. Organised on the Rwandan chapter by Supra Family Rwanda Ltd, the annual beauty contest is seen as a good...

Monday, November 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

Five things we learned from Rwanda-Cape Verde draw

Rwanda’s hopes of qualifying for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations took a huge blow following a goalless draw against Cape Verde in Kigali on Tuesday, November 17 at Kigali stadium in Nyamirambo. The result means that Amavubi remain bottom of Group F with two points, two points behind both Cape...

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

Shauku band finds niche in fusing traditional music with modern touch

In Rwanda, a big number of people believe that urban music is dominating the market and makes it easier for upcoming artists to win people’s hearts than traditional cultural music, a genre that is a bit demanding in terms of talent and vocals. But have you thought of what would happen if...

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 2:14 AM

Musanze commercial building gutted by fire

Property worth an estimated Rwf11 million was lost as a result of a fire incident caused by a cooking gas cylinder that exploded from a commercial building located in Rwambogo Cell, Musanze Sector in Musanze District. The fire incident happened on Sunday around 7.30 pm, after fire exploded and...

Monday, November 16, 2020, 5:10 PM

Over Rwf200m worth of property gutted in Gisozi

Earlier on Friday, November 13, fire gutted part of a commercial building in Gisozi Sector, Gasabo District, and destroyed properties valued at an estimated Rwf210 million. The two-storey building, which is owned by Cooperative Duhahirane, is located at the popular Agakiriro Business...

Friday, November 13, 2020, 5:57 PM

Francis Ngannou: UFC icon unveils plans to introduce mixed martial arts in Rwanda

Cameroon-born UFC fighter Francis Ngannou has outlined plans to introduce annual mixed martial arts (MMA) events for the first time in Rwanda, Weekend Sport can confirm. The No. 1 heavyweight contender in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) wants to create a new world of MMA in Africa, and...

Friday, November 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

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