All set for the Bus Party experience with Kigali City Tour

It’s time to party and people across Kigali could, for the first time, celebrate the festive season experiencing Kigali’s nightlife in the Kigali City Tour bus during the forthcoming entertainment event slated for Friday, December 27. Dubbed ‘Party on the Move’, the event...

Wednesday, December 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Miss Rwanda 2020: Six selected as auditions open in Western Province

On Saturday, the Western Province was the first to get representatives to contest for Miss Rwanda 2020 crown as auditions kicked off in Rubavu District. The beauty contest is organised by Rwanda Inspiration Backup to empower young girls by creating a platform that gives them a chance to expose...

Monday, December 23, 2019, 12:49 AM

Magnom, local artistes impress as MTN Rwanda concludes ‘Izihirwe na Muzika’ in style

Friday’s atmosphere at Petit Stade parking ground was all about music and fun as hundreds of concert goers enjoyed good music vibes from Ghanaian music star Magnom and local artistes. It was also an opportunity for MTN Rwanda to appreciate its best performing customers for their talents in...

Saturday, December 21, 2019, 11:19 PM

Nimwiza on her experience at Miss World 2019

On Wednesday, reigning Miss Rwanda Meghan Nimwiza arrived in Kigali from London, United Kingdom, where she represented Rwanda at the just-concluded 69th edition of the Miss World beauty pageant. Even though she lost the crown to Jamaican beauty queen, Toni-Ann Singh, she made it to the top 20 in...

Saturday, December 21, 2019, 12:55 AM

A guide to entertainment during the festive season

It’s a fun-packed festive season and Kigali is increasingly becoming home to entertainment and showbiz for not only locals, but also Rwandans in the Diaspora.   The New Times highlights the major entertainment events that are in store this season. Izihirwe na Muzika Ghanaian...

Friday, December 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Major changes as Miss Rwanda 2020 auditions kick off this weekend

As Miss Rwanda 2020 auditions edge closer, a number of emerging changes have been made for next year’s edition.  The beauty pageant, which is organised by Rwanda Inspiration Backup, has seen changes in terms of sponsorship which saw Cogebanque pulling out as main sponsors of the...

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

The Ben to headline New Year’s East African Party

US-based Rwandan singer Benjamin Mugisha, mostly known by his stage name, The Ben, has been confirmed as the main headliner for the upcoming New Year’s East African Party slated for January 1, 2020 at the Kigali Arena. The annual entertainment event is organised every January 1 by East...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Germany, Turkey commit to strengthen ties with Rwanda

Senate President Dr Augustin Iyamuremye on Tuesday received the Ambassador of Germany, Dr Thomas Kurz and his Turkish counterpart, Burku Cevik, with whom he discussed relations between Rwanda and both countries, particularly their parliaments. It was the envoys’ first visit to...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Government moves to enforce laws on gaming operations

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has launched a fresh crackdown on gaming operators who are not meeting the set standards, restrictions and rules as mandated by the law governing gaming operations. The development follows a growing proliferation of rogue gaming practices noticed across the...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Winning ‘Talent du Rire’ prize didn’t come by surprise – comedian Sengazi

Last week, standup comedian Michael Sengazi scooped the Prix RFI Talent du Rire 2019 during a ceremony held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, making him the first Rwandan comedian to win the continental prize. The comedian has, however, said that winning the continental prize should not surprise anyone...

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

Miners worried over declining prices on international market

Worries continue to grow among players in the mining sector as prices of mineral products continue to plummet at the international market as indicated in the report released last week by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR). The report highlights that Rwanda’s the...

Monday, December 16, 2019, 12:15 AM

Mako Nikoshwa’s fresh plans to rebuild his music legacy

On December 1, musician Mako Nikoshwa, real name Joseph Makombe Nikoshwa, was seen at White Club’s stage performing for his fans again in a concert dubbed ‘Mako Nikoshwa Comeback Concert’ during which he announced a comeback to the music scene after a long spell of health...

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

Ghana’s Magnom, local artistes to perform at MTN’s ‘Izihirwe na Muzika’

Ghanaian dancehall star Magnom has confirmed his performance in Kigali next weekend. Popular for his major hit “My Baby”, Magnom will be the main act for MTN Rwanda’s ‘Izihirwe na Muzika’ campaign at Petit Stade’s main parking ground, on December 20. MTN...

Friday, December 13, 2019, 10:25 AM

Fashion show to help promote disability awareness this weekend

A different kind of fashion show featuring adaptive clothing and models with varying abilities designed to raise awareness of disability is set for this weekend.  The event, running under the theme: “Scars to beauty marks and perception to perfection”, will be held on Sunday,...

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 12:00 AM

UN: stepping up efforts to eradicate corruption essential to achieve SDGs

To win the fight against corruption is to create the conditions necessary to effectively combat poverty and the inequalities that stem from it. This was the message by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) on Monday, December 9, as the world marked the International Anti-...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 1:41 PM

Gasirikare wins battle of rappers at inaugural Hip-hop festival

Aspiring rapper, Yves Gasirikare, emerged winner of the battle of rappers at the Hip-hop festival that took place at Kimisagara Youth Centre, on December 8. The event, organised by the Delegation of European Union in Rwanda, aimed at promoting Rwanda and Europe’s cultural ties by creating...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwanda Modesty Fashion Show ends on a high

The annual Rwanda Modesty Fashion show organised by Berwa Platnums, was held Scheba Hotel, Kiyovu on Saturday night. From elaborate ethnic wear to glamorous flowy gowns and evening outfits, the evening saw a great mix of style and elegance on the ramp. We also spotted models, socialites and...

Monday, December 9, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: MTN to host 3-day music festival next summer

MTN Rwanda, the country’s biggest telecom operator, on December 5, announced the first-ever 'cashless' music festival— during which concert-goers will be able to make cashless payments to attend the shows. Dubbed, ‘Sawa Sawa Music Festival’, the event is largely...

Friday, December 6, 2019, 12:08 PM

Where to kick back during ICASA 2019

Over 8,000 delegates from different parts of the globe are meeting in Kigali for the 20th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA). The event is the largest gathering on HIV/AIDS on the African continent, which brings together stakeholders in...

Friday, December 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

Over 300 benefit from Rwanda China HR development programme

Rwanda and China have expressed commitment to bolster cooperation towards human resource development as both countries continue to share experiences through skills transfer both in public and private sectors. Officials from both countries reaffirmed their commitment to stronger cooperation on...

Friday, December 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

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