Who is Fred Lyon, Rwanda’s top celebrity stylist?

Fred ‘Lyon’ Ndicunguye decided that he would pursue a career in fashion during his final year as an International Business undergraduate at Guangzhou University in China. Fashion is a big part of celebrities’ lifestyle but many local celebrities have confessed to struggling to...

Sunday, October 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Finally! Salax Awards winners get their money

Winners of the 2019 Salax Awards edition have finally been given their money- after over six months. Ahmed Pacifique, the CEO of Ahupa which currently organizes the awards, confirmed this development on Thursday afternoon. The payments were successfully sealed a month after ...

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 5:31 PM

Akiwacu on her modeling career in France

Since becoming Miss Rwanda in 2014, Colombe Akiwacu has never looked back. The 24-year-old beauty queen is a University student in France where she has also cultivated a modeling career doing a series of modeling gigs and commercial adverts with a number of international companies. Akiwacu...

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: KCB rewards its customers

KCB Bank Rwanda on Wednesday offered fuel vouchers to 100 customers as part of its wider initiatives to celebrate its clients. The reward comes in the wake of International Customer Service Week. The excise took place at Kisimenti Kobil Petrol Station from midday to 2:00 pm. Liliose...

Friday, October 11, 2019, 12:33 AM

Japanese envoy bids farewell after three years in Rwanda

The Japanese envoy to Rwanda, Takayuki Miyashita, has announced he will this week be leaving Rwanda to his new diplomatic posting in Tajikistan, where he has been deployed in a similar capacity. Miyashita said this earlier this week during a farewell dinner hosted in his honour. Miyashita...

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 12:34 PM

Patoranking jets in for Youth Connekt concert

Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, better known by his stage name Patoranking, is expected in Kigali tonight ahead of his performance at tomorrow’s Youth Connekt concert at Kigali Arena. The concert is happening on the eve of the Youth Connect Africa summit 2019...

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 4:42 PM

Have Primus Guma Guma winners lost ‘Superstar’ status?

Like other spheres, the music industry in Rwanda is still growing, becoming better year after year; thanks mostly to the growth of technology and marketing tools like social media. However, when you look back at the state of the Rwandan music industry ten years ago as compared to today’s,...

Sunday, October 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

Genocide survivor found dead in Belgium

A Rwandan national, identified as Rosalie Uwimabera, was on Tuesday evening found dead in a bathroom at home in Louvain, Belgium. It is suspected that Uwimabera, a survivor of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, could have been a victim of a cardiac arrest. She was in the country just last...

Thursday, October 3, 2019, 12:49 AM

CoK prioritises affordable housing, public transport in new strategy

Authorities are working on a five-year strategy to consolidate the activities of all the districts that make up the City of Kigali. This is the first strategy since the introduction of the reforms that give the City of Kigali the responsibility to coordinate the planning functions of its three...

Thursday, October 3, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwanda reviews petroleum policy

The Government has committed to increase strategic fuel reserves to 100,000 cubic metres by the end of next year after the Auditor General’s report exposed delays in expanding the facilities. Rwanda has, for long, planned to expand its fuel storage facilities in order to avoid any shortage...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 1:03 AM

Rwanda to bridge gender gap in private companies

It will take concerted efforts between the government and the Private sector to bridge gender gaps existing in private companies so as to promote a gender-inclusive business environment, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Soraya Hakuziyaremye, has said. The Minister made the remarks last week...

Monday, September 30, 2019, 12:33 AM

The growing excitement around basketball in Rwanda: Is it here to stay?

Two weeks ago, thousands of basketball enthusiasts were shocked as they were denied entry into the Amahoro Indoor Stadium to watch Game 5 of the men’s playoffs finals between eventual winners Patriots and Rwanda Energy Group. Why? The turn-up of spectators was way beyond the 3,000-seater...

Sunday, September 29, 2019, 12:00 AM

Peace Day: Youth to interact with legislators

Government seeks to get the youth more involved in initiatives aimed at promoting peace, unity and reconciliation as Rwanda joins the world to celebrate International Peace Day. The day is globally observed on September 21 as designated by the UN but in Rwanda it will be celebrated on September...

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 12:23 AM

American actress Fanaro on why she set up music school in Rwanda

Recently, American actress Mary Fanaro organised a charity event to raise funds to support Rwanda Rocks Music School, which recently found a new home in Kacyiru, Kigali. Founded by Fanaro’s OmniPeace Foundation, the school started three years ago at a small rent space at Kwetu Film...

Sunday, September 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwanda to expand strategic fuel reserves

The Government plans to upgrade and construct new strategic petroleum reserves in a bid to improve the country’s fuel security. According to the Ministry of Trade and Industry, plans are underway to upgrade the reserves to 150 million litres, which are capable of meeting the country’...

Friday, September 20, 2019, 12:51 AM

India’s premier Modi keen to replicate Girinka model

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, is planning to replicate the Girinka programme in his country as he accelerates efforts to put the economy on the right footing. The premier disclosed this last week during a rally at Mathura in the State of Uttar Pradesh, in Northern India where he...

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 12:38 AM

Colombe Akiwacu hands over new home to Genocide survivors

Miss Rwanda 2014, Colombe Akiwacu, has handed over two new homes to four Genocide survivors in Rwamagana District, Eastern Province, as she unveiled her project that she has been working on since 2014. It has been five years since Akiwacu started the construction works of the four-roomed...

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Kyoto: Exploring Japan’s sacred destination

When I was young, I liked watching Japanese films especially those which featured the Samurai and their unique martial arts skills, that involved using swords to fight enemies. The Samurai started as archers and used a range of weapons such as bows and arrows, spears and guns, but their main...

Sunday, September 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

Tokyo 2020: Will Rwanda finally win an Olympic medal?

In about ten months, the world’s attention will be switched to Tokyo as Japan will be hosting summer Olympic Games for the first time since 1964. Also known as Tokyo 2020, next year’s Olympics will run from July 24 through August 9. By far, Olympics are the world’s biggest...

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 12:00 AM

Stakes high as Talent Zone contest enters decisive stage

Tight competition looms as aspiring dancers and journalists have their eyes on top prizes at the ongoing third edition of the ‘Talent Zone’ competition. The annual competition, which kicked off last month, is organised by Royal FM to give a platform to the young generation to...

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 12:00 AM