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

Hillsong London in town, set for mega show

UK-based worship team Hillsong London is in Kigali. The worship giant set foot in the country on December 4, ahead of tomorrow’s much-hyped ‘Hillsong London Live in Kigali’ concert at Kigali Arena in Remera. They were received by a team from Rwanda Events, the organisers of the...

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 2:17 PM

Uwikunda on how visual arts nearly cost him life

In March last year, 25-year-old visual artist Jean de Dieu Uwikunda, went through a troublesome period after long stressful days painting artworks resulted into falling unconscious and spending 3 days in coma. As a result of the ordeal, he lost vision in one eye but that difficult period in his...

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

How the EFF is creating an Afro-European link in the film industry

The European Union (EU) delegation in Rwanda holds an annual film festival. From ‘Birds are Singing in Kigali’ to over 10 more co-productions being screened at any of the six screening venues from across the country, the European Film Festival (EFF) is proving to be a crucial link...

Saturday, November 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

Kigali partygoers in for good vibes at silent disco

If you’re in Kigali this weekend, and in the mood for a surreal musical experience, we got you sorted. On November 29, all roads will lead to Syria Rehan Gisimenti in Remera for the monthly silent disco bash. The event will kick off at 6p.m, as some of Kigali’s renowned DJs take...

Thursday, November 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwanda Modesty Fashion show returns

Preparations for the fourth edition of Rwanda Modesty Fashion show are underway, as models get ready to showcase the best fashion collections made by Rwandan designers on December 7, at Scheba Hotel, Kiyovu. The annual event is organised by Berwa Platnums to showcase brands produced locally, and...

Thursday, November 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

Hillsong London confirm mega performance in Kigali

UK-based worship team Hillsong London has confirmed their performance at the highly-anticipated live gospel concert slated for December 6, at Kigali Arena, Remera. Dubbed ‘Hillsong London Live in Kigali’, the event is being organised by Rwanda Events Group, a local events company and...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 12:41 AM

Social Mula shows class during maiden album launch

He is considered one of Rwanda’s most gifted musicians and he proved just that on Saturday. The hype in the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village was matched by the excitement drawn from Social Mula’s performance during his maiden album launch. The ‘Ma Vie’ singer,...

Monday, November 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Where are they? Tracing the ‘disappearance’ of musicians who once ruled the airwaves

It’s a ‘throwback’ moment! A decade ago, music was arguably the most fascinating section of the entertainment industry in Rwanda. The then hottest music stars had their fans eating out of their palms and they all could see fame and fortune on the horizon. While musicians are...

Sunday, November 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

Miss Rwanda 2020 registrations open

THE search is on for the next Miss Rwanda, as preparations for the 2020 edition of the beauty pageantry get underway. Organised by Rwanda Inspiration Backup, this year’s pageant in its 8 edition, is scheduled to kick-off it’s countrywide search for the beauties next month. ...

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 12:00 AM

‘Over 97% disputes filed to mediators were solved’

Statistics from the Ministry of Justice indicate that 97.8 per cent of the over 48,000 claims taken to community mediators commonly known as Abunzi, were solved in the 2018-19 financial year, a slight improvement from the previous year’s 97.3 per cent. Land-related disputes remain the most...

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 12:00 AM

Abunzi Week 2019: 97 per cent of disputes filed to mediators were solved

Statistics from the Ministry of Justice indicate that 97.8 per cent of the over 48,000 claims taken to community mediators commonly known as Abunzi, were solved in the 2018-19 financial year, a slight improvement from the previous year's 97.3 per cent. Land-related disputes remain the most...

Friday, November 22, 2019, 5:38 PM

Over 15 films to be screened as European film festival returns

The 2019 European film festival organised by the EU in Rwanda kicks off today, November 20, at Century Cinema, in Kigali, with the screening of “Birds are singing in Kigali” at 1:30 pm. The festival is an annual event that showcases a selection of European films to local audiences in...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Nimwiza in London for Miss World 2019

It’s that time of the year again for the Miss World pageant contest! The New Times has you covered with the date, location as well as the Rwandan representative. The pageant, in its 69th edition, will be held in London, England, on Saturday December 14. Representing Rwanda in the world...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 4:16 PM

Government issues 'last warning' over domestication of grey cranes

Anyone in Rwanda who has domesticated a grey crane has until December to return the iconic bird to the wild or face legal action. This, according to a statement released on Monday by Rwanda Development Board, will serve as the last warning to anyone who poaches, sells and keeps Grey...

Monday, November 18, 2019, 12:03 PM

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