Glitz and glamour at RIMA 2020 film awards

The inaugural Rwanda International Movie Awards (RIMA), winners are here. It was a night of memorable moments and glamour as Rwandan film producers and actors dominated the awards. The stars pulled out all the stops and sparkles for the red carpet event last weekend, March 7, sporting stunning...

Monday, March 9, 2020, 1:26 PM

I had a ‘memorable experience’ in Rwanda – PSG legend Djorkaeff

Paris Saint-Germain and France football legend Youri Djorkaeff has spoken highly of Rwanda and its ‘warm hospitality’ following his four-day visit to the country. Djorkaeff, 51, said this while sharing football insights during a meet-and-greet session with PSG fans in Rwanda on...

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 12:00 AM

BAL inaugural season postponed over COVID-19 fears

Basketball Africa League (BAL) has postponed the start date of its inaugural regular season, which was due March 13 in Dakar, Senegal. The kick-off was postponed following ‘health concerns’ related to Coronavirus outbreak, according to a statement signed by BAL President Amadou...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 11:31 AM

Nominees announced for inaugural Rwanda International Movie Awards

Nominations for the inaugural Rwanda International Movie Awards have been revealed. Winners of the annual competition will be announced at the awards ceremony on March 7 at Kigali Convention Centre. The event, which was announced in January this year, recognises the finest films produced by...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

Got Talent? ArtRwanda-Ubuhanzi is back!

After a successful inaugural edition last year, ArtRwanda-Ubuhanzi talent search is back. The competition is organised by the Ministry of Youth and Culture in partnership with Imbuto Foundation, and other stakeholders that champion youth empowerment. Launched in August 2018 the project...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rayon Sports sets domestic double target for Mbungo

Rayon Sports have challenged new head coach André Casa Mbungo to win both the league and Peace Cup trophies this season. The 52-year-old tactician joined the Blues last week on a 4-month deal. Alain Kirasa, who has been coaching the team in an interim role after the sacking of Mexican ...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: DSPA Rwanda in new drive to automate fire and security systems in public buildings

A big number of buildings are built in a manner that fire and security systems operate as standalone systems and that hence affect efficiency in firefighting when a fire incident happens, putting the companies into huge losses of properties and data. However, DSPA, a company specialized in...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 7:58 AM

One dead, 11 injured in heavy rains downpour

Heavy rains on Sunday and Monday killed one person in Ndera Sector, Gasabo District and injured 11 others while several infrastructures were damaged, the Ministry of Emergency Management (MINEMA)  said on Monday evening. This comes after the Rwanda Meteorology Agency made “above...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 12:15 AM

Youri Djorkaeff: PSG legend visits Rwanda

France and Paris Saint-Germain legend Youri Djorkaeff on Saturday evening arrived in Kigali for a four-day visit to Rwanda. The visit is in line with the three-year deal signed between Rwanda and PSG in December last year, aimed at showcasing Rwanda’s vibrant creative and cultural...

Sunday, March 1, 2020, 12:50 AM

FEATURED: Water demand in Kigali to increase fivefold by 2050, report

The water demand in the City of Kigali is projected to reach five times the current capacity by 2050, by 2035 as projected in the recently unveiled interim report of the Master Scenario. The report marks the first phase of the Water Supply Master Plan for the City of Kigali, a joint project...

Friday, February 28, 2020, 1:19 PM

Japanese envoy impressed by Rwanda’s efforts towards reintegration of ex-militias

The Japanese Ambassador to Rwanda, Masahiro Imai, on February 18, visited Mutobo Demobilization and Reintegration Centre in Musanze District—his first excursion outside Kigali since he assumed his duty to represent Japan in Rwanda two months ago. During his visit, he observed different...

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 10:03 AM

Mukasa to receive international award in May

Fitness trainer Nelson Mukasa is set to be recognised for his efforts in promoting mass sports in Rwanda during the forthcoming Vigor Unsung Heroes Awards International award giving gala slated for in May in Moshi, Tanzania. The annual event aims at celebrating, honouring and acknowledging...

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 12:00 AM

Two local NGOs secure Rwf 360m Japanese funding for education, roads

The Japanese Ambassador to Rwanda, Masahiro Imai, on Monday, February 24, signed grant contracts with two local non-profit organizations to finance the road repairing skills among youth and the construction of new classrooms for a primary school in Nyanza District, respectively. Part of the...

Monday, February 24, 2020, 5:45 PM

Canal+ eyes customer outreach in Tour du Rwanda 2020

Canal+ has set a target to reach out to their clientele across the country during the 12th edition of Tour du Rwanda which started on Sunday, February 23. The digital service provider is one of the sponsors of the cycling tournament which is arguably the biggest annual sporting event in the...

Monday, February 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

Artistes gear up for Tour du Rwanda concert

  On February 26, all roads will lead to Kivu Beach, Rubavu District for the annual Tour du Rwanda concert. Since 2017, Kina Music, a local music label, has been in charge of organising a series of concerts at the annual cycling tournament. This year, the highly anticipated...

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 12:00 AM

Makeda, Christelle nominated for regional fashion awards

Two Rwandan media personalities, Makeda Mahadeo and Christelle Kabagire have been nominated for East Africa’s Most Stylish Female Host of the Year, at the East Africa Fashion Awards. The event is scheduled to take place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania next month. Makeda is a Kigali-based...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 4:27 PM

Miss Rwanda 2020: Illness forces Ingabire out of boot camp

Miss Rwanda 2020 contestant Jolie Ange Ingabire has pulled out of the beauty contest due to illness, organisers announced on Monday.  “Miss Rwanda Organisation announces with regret that contestant Ingabire Jolie Ange will be unable to continue contesting for Miss Rwanda 2020 due...

Monday, February 17, 2020, 11:09 AM

Night of romance as Yverry launches debut album

Many thought November last year was an early announcement when R&B singer Yverry told media about his debut album launch on Valentine’s Day. ‘Love You More’, the album title, was convincingly a clear confession of love among lovebirds who chose to celebrate their...

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 10:54 PM

Your Valentine’s Day guide in Kigali

In case you haven’t been picking up on your S.O’s (significant other) subtle hints, here’s the message loud and clear: Valentine’s Day is here! The question is, what are you going to do about it? There are plenty of things to do on Valentine’s Day, and if it is your...

Friday, February 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

Music icon Kayirebwa to be honoured at cultural concert

Legendary musician Cécile Kayirebwa is set to be honoured at the forthcoming cultural concert for her contribution to the music industry and for preserving the Rwandan culture and traditions. On March 8, at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village, Kayirebwa will be recognised for her...

Thursday, February 13, 2020, 12:49 AM

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