Tokyo 2020: Will Rwanda finally win an Olympic medal?

In about ten months, the world’s attention will be switched to Tokyo as Japan will be hosting summer Olympic Games for the first time since 1964. Also known as Tokyo 2020, next year’s Olympics will run from July 24 through August 9. By far, Olympics are the world’s biggest...

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 12:00 AM

UR on the spot for breach of procurement rules

Parliament has tasked the management of University of Rwanda to explain the irregularities in the institution’s procurement process, which were exposed by the Auditor General. While analysing the AG report for the 2018-19 fiscal year on Wednesday, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said...

Thursday, September 12, 2019, 10:29 AM

How has Rwanda handled refugees’ welfare?

Rwanda yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the African Union to set up a transit mechanism for evacuating refugees and asylum seekers out of Libya. It is under this agreement that Rwanda expects to host the first group...

Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 12:26 AM

UR student found dead

A female student at the University of Rwanda’s College of Science and Technology was on Sunday night found dead at the university's campus in Kigali. Sandrine Manishimwe, 21, was a first-year student. She is suspected to have been murdered, according to university authorities....

Monday, September 9, 2019, 10:27 AM

Kwita Izina Concert: How Ne-Yo got everyone hooked

In the music industry, they say once a star, always a star. It doesn’t matter when your music was topping the Billboard charts. Once your name was written among the stars, you will never cease to be one. Such is the case for American RnB singer Ne-Yo. Only the ‘Miss Independent...

Monday, September 9, 2019, 12:00 AM

American singer Ne-Yo jets in for Kwita Izina concert

American RnB singer Ne-Yo, real name, Shaffer Chimere Smith, last night landed in Kigali ahead of the highly anticipated Kwita Izina concert 2019 slated for September 7 at the recently inaugurated Kigali Arena. The #KwitaIzina19 concert on Sep. 7 is not an event you want to miss!...

Friday, September 6, 2019, 9:28 AM

Rwandan filmmaker, actor Rwasa dies after short illness

Rwanda’s film fraternity and the general public are mourning the sudden death of celebrated film director, producer, and actor Denis Nsanzamahoro, also known as ‘Rwasa’ that occurred on Thursday afternoon. The news of his death was confirmed by Alex Muyoboke who has been taking...

Friday, September 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

Japan pledges to increase investments in Africa

Japanese private companies have been reluctant to venture into Africa because they in most cases lack sufficient knowledge about opportunities presented by the continent. However, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his government will do whatever it takes to facilitate an increased presence...

Thursday, August 29, 2019, 4:18 PM

An 8-year-old’s dream to become a supermodel

At only eight years of age, Gaëlle Sangwa Muberuka has modelled at some of the country’s top runway fashion shows. Muberuka is a primary three pupil at College APACOPE, Muhima and is contracted to Golden Models, a modelling agency founded by Fashionista, Franco Kabano. Despite her young...

Sunday, August 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Poetess and actress, Malaika ventures into music

She is arguably one of the best poets Rwanda currently has, but Angel Uwamahoro, mostly known as Malaika,  has come out to unleash her other talent in music, through her debut song ‘Reka Turye Show’, a collabo with  DJ Marnaud’s, that was released on Monday. In the...

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Nigerian singer Drille to spice up Kigali Jazz Junction

Nigerian singer and songwriter John Ighodaro, better known as Johnny Drille, will headline the upcoming, Kigali Jazz Junction which is stated for late next month.  The next corporate Jazz event is slated for September 27, at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village.  Drille, 29,...

Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

What you missed at Iwacu Muzika Festival

Rwanda has over the recent years, hosted hundreds of international music stars, but Diamond Platnumz is arguably one of the best they have ever witnessed. The Tanzanian music superstar, who is already considering Kigali his second home, stamped his name in Rwandans’ hearts with yet another...

Monday, August 19, 2019, 1:12 AM

Diamond promises exciting show ahead of Iwacu Muzika Festival

Tanzanian music superstar Diamond Platnumz has promised to deliver the best for his fans ahead of today’s performance that will conclude Iwacu Muzika Festival at Amahoro Stadium’s parking grounds. The annual music festival, which kicked off two months ago, is organised by East...

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

Canada-based singer Ndatabaye in preps for homecoming live gospel concert

Preparations are underway for Canada-based gospel singer Nice Ndatabaye, as he plots a homecoming live concert in Kigali, on December 8. The concert dubbed ‘Umbereye Maso Live Concert’ will be the 29-year old singer’s first performance in his homeland since he launched his...

Friday, August 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: MKU Rwanda nursing students acquire advanced practical skills

Students undertaking nursing at Mount Kenya University have been equipped with skills on helping both mothers and children after delivery during a two-week session that concluded last week at the university’s headquarters in Kicukoro District. The training was conducted through the...

Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 8:25 AM

Miss Supranational Rwanda: Final 20 named

 A total of 20 girls have been selected over the past three audition sessions as the search for the girl, who will represent Rwanda at the Miss Supranational 2019, slated in Poland continues. The beauty competition is co-organised by KS Ltd and Innovations Ltd. The final auditions held on...

Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

Bruce Melodie thrills betting fans as Gorilla Games opens shop in Rwanda

Betting and gaming fans in Kigali were treated to a spectacular performance by Bruce Melodie on Saturday at Amahoro Stadium Parking ground as Gorilla Games Rwanda, a new online betting company, launched operations in Kigali. The betting company is owned by Cheza Rwanda Games Limited, a local...

Monday, August 12, 2019, 1:17 AM

Habarugira on mission to build Rwanda’s first-ever music museum

While Patrick Habarugira is the president of U&I Ark, a non-profit organisation which recently organised a weeklong music exhibition dubbed ‘Kigali Music Exhibition Week’, with a target to not only preserve Rwanda’s music heritage but also contribute to the promotion of...

Sunday, August 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

Busingye makes case for jail alternatives

Justice Minister and Attorney General Johnston Busingye has appealed for alternatives to imprisonment to ensure balance between the number of people who go to jail and those who are released from prisons. He was speaking while opening the second Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) retreat in Nyamata...

Sunday, August 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

German choir in Rwanda for music festival

A team of 44 members of German choir, St. Lukas Munchen, is in Rwanda for a two-week visit, during which they will perform at the seventh edition of Ndatuma Nde Gospel Festival, that kicked off in Rwamagana District, on August 9. The Munich-based gospel choir, arrived in Kigali, earlier this week...

Saturday, August 10, 2019, 12:00 AM