Fighting coronavirus through music

As the number of the novel coronavirus cases continue to rise across the globe, a number of initiatives have so far been put in place in Rwanda to raise awareness against the spread of the outbreak among its population.  With the world up in arms to defeat the virus, each and every one...

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 12:44 AM

Local publisher introduces platform for audiobooks

Rwandans have been on lockdown for the past one week, limiting their access to a number of services, including physical libraries in an effort to control the spread of coronavirus.  To address the lack of access to books during the lockdown, local publisher, Fiston Mudacumura, has...

Monday, March 30, 2020, 12:00 AM

Out of the shadows of his seniors, Karigombe seeks to pursue solo career

Many remember him for backing Riderman on stage a couple of years ago but upcoming Hip Hop singer Karigombe is now keen on growing his musical career rather than stay in the shadow of his more established peers he normally backs up. Nevertheless, he recognises the fact that backing up the likes...

Monday, March 30, 2020, 12:00 AM

Local celebrities join fight against COVID-19

A number of Rwandan celebrities have joined efforts to contribute to the government’s ongoing awareness campaign to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic. The awareness campaign is an initiative by the Ministry of Health and Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC). As part of the campaign,...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 8:38 PM

Rayon Sports, SKOL sponsorship deal on hold

Rayon Sports and SKOL, the club’s sponsor are yet to agree on an improved sponsorship package of Rwf300 million that the club wants. The nine-time league champions in 2017 signed a five-year sponsorship deal with the Belgian Brewer of Rwf 60 million a year but the club last month issued a...

Monday, March 23, 2020, 10:40 AM

COVID-19: Local musicians, DJs take live shows on social media

After the City of Kigali banned concerts and large gatherings as one of precaution measures to prevent the Coronavirus pandemic from spreading, the local events management players have come up with a new concept that brings together local DJs and musicians to take their performances on social media...

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 8:58 PM

COVID-19: More celebrities join #SafeHands challenge

A number of global leaders and prominent celebrities continue to join the #SafeHands challenge, a social media campaign initiated and launched last weekend by World Health Organisation (WHO) to show people how to properly wash their hands in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic outbreak. The #...

Friday, March 20, 2020, 2:29 PM

COVID-19:Congolese music legend Aurlus Mabele dies

Congolese music star Aurlus Mabele has died. He was 67.   He checked into a hospital in Paris, France on March 19, 2020, and died later that night. According to media reports, he developed complications arising from a stroke and coronavirus infection The shocking news of...

Friday, March 20, 2020, 9:56 AM

Miss Rwanda 2020 Nishimwe parts ways with organisers, management

Effective Tuesday, reigning Miss Rwanda Naomie Nishimwe will independently be responsible for her own management after she parted ways with Rwanda Inspiration Backup, the beauty pageant organisers and managers. The shocking withdrawal comes less than a month since she was crowned Miss Rwanda...

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 9:31 AM

Court hands 25-year sentences to 7 Rwandans for attempted murder

The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court on Tuesday sentenced six young women and a man to 25 years in prison each after they were found guilty of attempted murder. The accused include Zaina Nkamiro and her younger sister Hadidja Umutoni, their male house help Kamanzi Cyiza, as well as Gisele Umulisa,...

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 12:44 PM

Mazimpaka on quitting Green Ferry Music, pursuing solo career

Early last year, rapper Prime Mazimpaka parted ways with Green Ferry Music, a record label he had been under for over six years. It’s been a year since the rapper, born Mazimpaka Che Guevara, embarked on a career in music without management because he wanted to be an independent artiste...

Friday, March 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

New York coronavirus conference called off because of coronavirus

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has canceled a roundtable called “Doing Business Under Coronavirus” scheduled for Friday in New York due to the spread of the infection itself. CFR has also canceled other in-person conferences that were scheduled from March 11 to April 3,...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 11:52 AM

Nshuti goal extends APR’s unbeaten run

Tuesday APR FC 1-0 SC Kiyovu Espoir FC 1-1 Heroes Marines FC 0-1 Rayon Sports Musanze 2-0 Gicumbi Sunrise 1-1 Gasogi United An early goal from striker Innocent Nshuti was enough to power league leaders APR to a hard-fought win over SC Kiyovu at Kigali Stadium on Tuesday and keep...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

All temporary hospitals in coronavirus epicenter Wuhan now shut down

China has closed all of the temporary hospitals built in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic, to house patients who caught the deadly virus, Chinese media has reported. A photograph published by the China Central Television (CCTV) show medical personnel who worked at...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 10:43 AM

Glitz and glamour at RIMA 2020 film awards

The inaugural Rwanda International Movie Awards (RIMA), winners are here. It was a night of memorable moments and glamour as Rwandan film producers and actors dominated the awards. The stars pulled out all the stops and sparkles for the red carpet event last weekend, March 7, sporting stunning...

Monday, March 9, 2020, 1:26 PM

I had a ‘memorable experience’ in Rwanda – PSG legend Djorkaeff

Paris Saint-Germain and France football legend Youri Djorkaeff has spoken highly of Rwanda and its ‘warm hospitality’ following his four-day visit to the country. Djorkaeff, 51, said this while sharing football insights during a meet-and-greet session with PSG fans in Rwanda on...

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 12:00 AM

BAL inaugural season postponed over COVID-19 fears

Basketball Africa League (BAL) has postponed the start date of its inaugural regular season, which was due March 13 in Dakar, Senegal. The kick-off was postponed following ‘health concerns’ related to Coronavirus outbreak, according to a statement signed by BAL President Amadou...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 11:31 AM

Nominees announced for inaugural Rwanda International Movie Awards

Nominations for the inaugural Rwanda International Movie Awards have been revealed. Winners of the annual competition will be announced at the awards ceremony on March 7 at Kigali Convention Centre. The event, which was announced in January this year, recognises the finest films produced by...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

Got Talent? ArtRwanda-Ubuhanzi is back!

After a successful inaugural edition last year, ArtRwanda-Ubuhanzi talent search is back. The competition is organised by the Ministry of Youth and Culture in partnership with Imbuto Foundation, and other stakeholders that champion youth empowerment. Launched in August 2018 the project...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rayon Sports sets domestic double target for Mbungo

Rayon Sports have challenged new head coach André Casa Mbungo to win both the league and Peace Cup trophies this season. The 52-year-old tactician joined the Blues last week on a 4-month deal. Alain Kirasa, who has been coaching the team in an interim role after the sacking of Mexican ...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 12:00 AM