Southern Province targets over Rwf37 billion in taxes

Southern Province has set a target of Rwf37.3 billion from tax revenues for the 2019/20 financial year, up from Rwf33.2 billion that was collected in the previous year. The revelations were made last week during the ‘Taxpayers Appreciation Day’ celebrations held in Muhanga District...

Monday, November 18, 2019, 12:31 AM

Karekezi on why his film ‘Mercy of the Jungle’ won top accolades in Africa

Filmmaker Joel Karekezi won’t forget the year 2019 after his film ‘Mercy of the Jungle’ scooped big prizes at different films festivals on the continent and globally. Recently, Karekezi won the ‘Etalon d’Or de Yennenge’ at the 2019 Pan-African Film and...

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

How ‘I Am the Future’ shaped Gusenga’s music career

People may have thought she won last year’s ‘I Am the Future’ music competition by accident, but fast rising female artiste Marie-France Gusenga’s talent has earned people’s admiration and applause ever since she was young. While persuing her secondary studies at...

Saturday, November 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

The major tasks awaiting new Sports Minister Munyangaju

There is a lot awaiting the new Sports Minister, Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju, a position she assumes following a recent cabinet reshuffle by President Paul Kagame, which also saw the culture docket moved to the Ministry of Youth. She replaces Esperence Nyirasafari, who is now in the Senate where...

Saturday, November 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwanda to host regional fashion show for people with disabilities

A night like no other and one to remember is expected on November 29, as Troup of Handicap Persons Twuzuzanye (THT) and Fondation Kontinental, will for the first time present a regional fashion show for people living with disabilities, in Kigali. The maiden fashion show for people living with...

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:00 AM

Emmanuel Karemera replaces deceased legislator Ndahiro

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has announced Emmanuel Karemera as the replacement of Member of Parliament Logan Ndahiro who died late last month. Ndahiro passed away on October 30 at King Faisal Hospital after battling cancer for some time. A retired Captain with Rwanda Defence Force...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

Failure to justify source of wealth costs ex-hospital boss hundreds of millions

The Office of the Ombudsman has won a case in which it had sued a man for failing to justify the source of his wealth. The High Court sitting in Nyanza found Apollinaire Byiringiro former administrator of Kibuye Hospital guilty and was sentenced to three years in jail and fined over Rwf197...

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: Over 9,000 graduate at University of Rwanda

Thousands of graduates from the University of Rwanda and their families on Friday gathered for the graduation ceremony held at Huye Stadium in Huye District, Southern Province. The university was holding the graduation for the sixth time after the merger of several public universities in 2014...

Monday, November 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

Over 9 000 to graduate at University of Rwanda today

The University of Rwanda will today hold a graduation ceremony at the University’s College of Arts and Social Sciences’ stadium, in Huye District, Southern Province. The ceremony will be presided over by Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente. A total of 9 382 graduands from the...

Friday, November 8, 2019, 8:45 AM

The Bright Five Singers set for Thanksgiving concert

The Bright Five Singers, a group of Rwandan gospel singers, is in preparation for their annual thanksgiving concert slated for November 10 at Kigali Serena Hotel. The choir, which regularly performs at St Michel Cathedral, is famous for its fascinating vocals, and the pop-opera music genre....

Friday, November 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

Meet Nel Ngabo, fast rising music star

Just 10 months ago since he launched his music career, Nel Ngabo, who was once a ‘wannabe’ singer, is now considered among the fast-rising artistes in Rwanda.  The 22-year-old R&B singer, born Nelson Byusa Rwangabo, is proving he is the new kid on the block, with five...

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

Riderman to launch ninth album on Christmas

Rapper Emery Gatsinzi, commonly known by his stage name, Riderman, is preparing to launch his new album ‘Kimirantare’, slated for December 25. The end-of-year album launch has become a regular opportunity for the rapper to interact and celebrate  Christmas Day with his fans....

Monday, November 4, 2019, 1:48 AM

The rise and fall of Rwanda’s entertainment shows

Rwanda continues to establish itself a growing entertainment hub and is showing signs of boosting the growing appetite for entertainment as more creative events are being introduced to the scene. As time goes by however, the most prominent entertainment events that once attracted many top...

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 12:00 AM

500 fresh talents vie for spot in Urukerereza national ballet

The Ministry for Sports and Culture (MINISPOC) is looking for 100 fresh talents to be part of Rwanda’s premier cultural troupe ‘Urukerereza’ for the next two years. In the past two weeks, the Ministry has held auditions in different parts of the country, in search of the best...

Friday, November 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwanda to make food fortification mandatory

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has designed new regulatory guidelines governing local food processors in a move aimed at increasing food fortification and tackle malnutrition. The proposed guidelines, expected to be implemented next month, are also intended to improve the quality of the food...

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

Inside Rwanda’s first dog school

Going to school has always been associated with human beings in Rwanda and education is not the only thing that people get from an educational institution but other life skills too. Dogs, too, need education and other skills like discipline to carry out several tasks that they are assigned to...

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

1600 trees planted in Kamonyi as UN Day is marked in Rwanda

United Nations agencies in Rwanda Thursday joined residents of Kamony District in Southern Province for a tree-planting exercise in which some 1600 seedlings were planted. The event was part of celebrations to mark the 74th anniversary of the United Nations. Marked annually on October 24...

Friday, October 25, 2019, 1:14 PM

Congolese music star Awilo Longomba in town ahead of Kigali Jazz Junction

Congolese music legend Awilo Longomba arrived in Kigali on Wednesday, ahead of the Kigali Jazz Junction slated for Friday at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (formerly Camp Kigali). The multi-award-winning singer will perform alongside Rwandan artistes Rita Ange Kagaju and Mani Martin...

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 6:02 PM

It’s time for Rwandan artistes to go international–Godfather’s Ogoke

Though Rwandan music has been making progress in recent years, local artistes continue to struggle to thrive on the international scene or make the playlists of major entertainment networks due to lack of promotion beyond the borders. However, experts in the music industry, say with the right...

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 12:00 AM

Man narrates his arrest, torture in Ugandan jail

On Thursday last week, Elias Tuyiringire returned to Rwanda after serving 15 months in Kisoro prison in Uganda. He was arrested at his employer’s home in June last year during a special operation by Ugandan security agencies. The operation saw him and other fellow Rwandans arrested and...

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 12:00 AM

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