Rwandan filmmaker scoops global accolade

Rwandan filmmaker Eliane Umuhire scooped the MasterCard Rising Star for her feature film ‘Birds Are Singing in Kigali’, at the Netia off Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema in Krakow, Poland.  The week-long festival kicked off on April 27 and concluded on May 6,...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 12:00 AM

More youths benefiting from Kigali annual job fair

There are positive signs that Job Net, Kigali’s annual job fair, is paying off as more young graduates are increasingly benefitting from the initiative in different ways. The annual job fair is organised by the City of Kigali, through Kigali Employment Service Centre (KESC), in partnership...

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 12:10 AM

New mobile system to ease legal aid service delivery

By next month, this year, people will no longer need to spend a lot of time and money traveling miles away to seek legal aid services from lawyers and members of MAJ. This follows the launch of an application that those seeking such services will be able to access on their mobile phones, which...

Friday, May 4, 2018, 1:08 AM

Sahasra Electronics builds Rwf 9 million-house for a genocide survivor in Gasabo

The Management of Sahasra Electronics Rwanda PVT Ltd on Saturday donated funds to build a house for a genocide survivor identified as Agnes Karubibi in Gikomero Setor, Gasabo District. The construction activities of the house, worth Rwf 9 million, kicked off during the Saturday’s community...

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 9:40 PM

Kigali Jazz Junction organisers build house for Genocide survivor

In a bid to give back to society, the employees of RG Consult, the company that organises the monthly Kigali Jazz Junction, along with their partners, on Saturday, embarked on an initiative that will see them construct a house for a survivor of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The house, worth...

Monday, April 30, 2018, 5:29 PM

Global women forum opens continental office in Kigali

Kigali has been chosen to host the Africa Office for the Women Political Leaders (WPL) Global Forum, a global network of female politicians whose mission is to increase both the number and influence of women in political positions of leadership. The office was inaugurated on Saturday through a...

Monday, April 30, 2018, 11:40 AM

Access Bank staff donate cows to Genocide survivors in Rubavu

Staff membersand management of Access Bank Rwanda on Friday paid tribute to victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi,  mainly those killed in Rubavu District. The gesture was part of the ongoing commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The event was held at Gisenyi Genocide...

Monday, April 30, 2018, 11:06 AM

Local music group exploring industry with traditional instruments

It all started last year when three young men came together to explore their talent in the music industry. They all believed they had what it takes and were determined to stand out on the music scene. Chance Ishimwe, Patrick Manishimwe and his brother Claude Ntakiyimana are the brains behind the...

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 1:01 AM

Rwandans to celebrate International Jazz Day

Jazz musicians and music lovers from all over Kigali will join the global jazz music conversation as part of International Jazz Day celebrations, which is celebrated every year on April 30. The event is organised by RG Consult, in partnership with Radisson Blu Hotel and Livenode, and it will be...

Friday, April 27, 2018, 11:02 PM

Kwibuka24: Equity Bank donates cows to Kayonza Genocide survivors

The management and staff members of Equity Bank Rwanda on Wednesday donated cows to 15 vulnerable Genocide survivors in Kayonza District as part of the 24th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi. The cows, worth Rwf6 million, were given to Genocide survivors drawn from three sectors of...

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 11:28 PM

19 killed in Monday night downpour

Nineteen people have been confirmed dead and seven others injured in Gastibo, Gasabo and Rulindo districts following a Monday night downpour that also left a number of families homeless in different parts of the country. The Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) on Tuesday...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 11:39 PM

Mbonyi releases details of his Canada tour

Celebrated local gospel music singer and guitarist Israel Mbonyicyambu, popularly known as Mbonyi, has released details of his upcoming tour in Canada. The announcement follows his unveiling early this month of his latest album titled, ‘Harubuzima.’ The tour, set for April 28-May 26,...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 9:29 PM

BK donates cows to Karongi vulnerable Genocide survivors

BK Group PLC last Friday donated cows to 15 vulnerable households of Genocide survivors in Karongi District, Western Province. The livestock, worth Rwf 20 million, came as a contribution to the Government’s initiative to support vulnerable families across the country, through Girinka...

Monday, April 23, 2018, 12:20 AM

Eric Soul for Doadoa in Kampala

For the fourth time, and the third time in a row, Rwandan artiste and DJ Eric Kirenga Karengera, commonly known by stage name Eric Soul, will take part in the 7th edition of DOADOA slated from May 9-12th at Uganda Museum, Kampala. Known as the East African Performing Arts Market 2018, the...

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 10:23 PM

The Ben to headline ‘Blankets and Wine’ in Kampala

Famously known for his hits like Habibi, Only You, and Urabaruta, Rwanda’s music sensation The Ben will be the headlining act for ‘Blankets and Wine’ in Kampala. The 19th edition of the ‘Blankets and Wine’ festival is scheduled for May 6 at Lugogo Cricket Oval....

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 10:29 PM

Tuff Gangz in collabo with The Ben

It looks like hip hop crew Tuff Gangz are on mission ever since they reunited late last year. The group, composed of Jay Polly, Fireman and Bulldog, is about to drop a collabo with ‘Habibi’ hitmaker The Ben, born Benjamin Mugisha.  Jay Polly confirmed the development and said the...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 10:09 PM

PGGSS 8 contestants visit Genocide museum

Like they have done every year before heading into the competition, Primus Guma Guma Super Star contestants get involved is a series of humanitarian work and also participate in activities to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. This year, PGGSS Season 8 contestants visited the...

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 9:51 PM

Kwibuka24: Kwetu screens Genocide movies, proceeds to go to survivors

A documentary by Rwandan filmmaker, Eric Kabera, was shown at Kigali Cultural and Exhibition Village on Wednesday, as part of the ongoing 24th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. Titled, ‘100 Days’, the movie takes viewers through events of what happened during the...

Friday, April 13, 2018, 12:00 AM

Kwibuka24: Celebrities release tribute song to Genocide victims

As Rwandans across the world continue to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi for the 24th time, local celebrities from both the music and film industry have sent out a message of solidarity, through music. On April 10, a team of local filmmakers released a visual song titled, Hora...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 11:05 PM

Kwibuka 24: Celebrities send messages of solidarity

As Rwandans across the world commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi for the 24th time, local celebrities have sent out messages of solidarity with Rwandans especially the survivors The New Times spoke to. Below are the messages shared by the celebrities reached out to by The New Times:...

Monday, April 9, 2018, 11:46 PM

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