Kwibohora25: How local film industry has helped in telling true stories about Rwanda

Earlier in March, when filmmaker Joel Kerekezi was announced winner of the ‘Etalon d’Or de Yennenge’ during the 2019 Pan-African Film and Television Festival (FESPACO) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, his prize was a testimony of how far the Rwandan film industry has gone on the...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 5:53 PM

All set for Sentore’s Liberation Day concert

As Rwandans eagerly wait to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Liberation Day, traditional singer and dancer Jules Sentore is gearing up for his liberation concert slated on Friday, July 5, at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (former Camp Kigali). The ‘Inganzo Yaratabaye’,...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 12:06 AM

Sheebah to headline Kigali Summer Fest

If you’re a concertgoer and wondering what is happening in Kigali next Saturday, July 27, you are sorted. The Mane Music Management, a local events company, has announced that East African recording artiste and dancer Sheebah Karungi will headline the inaugural Kigali Summer Fest. The...

Friday, June 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

12 countries to participate in Kigali intercultural festival

Last year’s Kigali Intercultural Festival was a success, and organisers have promised that this year’s event will even be bigger, with over 12 countries from across the world confirmed to participant. Slated for June 28 and 30, at Kigali Car-Free Zone, it will be a hybrid event mixing...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Startup develops system to digitise cooperatives

While the Government keeps fighting emerging challenges surrounding cooperatives management in Rwanda, new digital solutions are being brought on board to boost accountability and transparency in cooperatives. After a series of research about cooperatives last year, Frank Muhiza, 23, and Brice...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: Plan International roots for girl rights

Plan International Rwanda is rolling out a Rwf500 million campaign as it moves to address the challenges that undermine the rights of the girl child. Dubbed ‘Girls Get Equal (GGE) campaign’ the initiative is a youth-led global social change effort which seeks  to raise the global...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: How the inaugural Iwacu Muzika Festival went down

It was a day of fun and excitement as hundreds of people, especially the youth, gathered at Ubworoherane stadium in Musanze District to see their favourite musicians perform at the inaugural Iwacu Muzika Festival, on Saturday. The festival, organised by East African Promoters (EAP), in partnership...

Monday, June 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

Nyilimbabazi on becoming a top DJ in Belgium

DJ Princess Flor, real name Hilde Flora Nyilimbabazi, is building an incredible CV as a professional DJ in Europe, having established herself as one of the best performing DJs in Belgium. Born in Nyamirambo, Kigali, the female DJ, who is now rocking top clubs in Brussels, has never thought of...

Sunday, June 23, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwanda, France move to strengthen economic ties

The Director General of the French Development Agency (AFD), Remy Rioux, is on a two-day visit to Rwanda for talks on key areas of cooperation between Rwanda and France as the two countries look to stronger ties. AFD is the implementing agency of different development-oriented interventions that...

Friday, June 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Football: Kigali veterans beat Nyanza to book semis ticket in RDRC Peace Tourney

Wednesday (quarter-finals) North: Musanze 6-1 Mutobo Kigali & South: Kigali 2-1 Nyanza West: Rubavu 2-2 Nyabihu (Pen. 4-5) East: Bugesera 1-1 Kayonza (Pen. 2-4) Kigali’s ex-combatants football team on Wednesday booked their ticket to semi-finals of the Rwanda Demobilization and...

Thursday, June 20, 2019, 11:40 AM

Rayon Sports celebrates league title by unveiling new club dormitory

Rayon Sports’ main sponsors, Skol Brewery Ltd, on Friday handed over to the team officials new dormitories as the club celebrated its title following their crowning as the Azam Rwanda Premier League champions earlier this month. The dormitory will be used to accommodate the club’s...

Monday, June 17, 2019, 12:55 AM

Varsity students develop prototype to ease business operations

As Rwanda continues to excel in the digital age, a variety of tech innovations are continuously being developed to create solutions to different challenges facing the country. Tragacy is the latest innovation developed by Capecast Group, a tech startup co-founded by three young innovators...

Sunday, June 16, 2019, 2:14 AM

Huge turn-up for Kigali Fashion Week 2019 model casting

The hunt is on for models that will showcase collections at the Kigali Fashion Week 2019, with a big number of prospective models turning up for the casting session. On June 13, over 400 models gathered at Sports View Hotel in Kicukiro, with hopes of walking the runway stage for the 10th edition...

Saturday, June 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

Salax Awards: Winners in limbo as organisers fail to honour promises

Local artistes have found themselves in an uncomfortable position after organisers of two separate awards have fallen short of honouring their promises several months after they scooped the accolades. It has emerged that winners of the revamped Salax Awards, who won’the accolades in March...

Thursday, June 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

Umurenge Kagame Cup: Rutsiro Mayor salutes players after triumphant campaign

Emérence Ayinkamiye, the Mayor of Rutsiro District, is full of praise for Gihango Sector following their triumphant 2019 campaign in Umurenge Kagame Cup where they claimed the title in men’s football. Rutsiro's Gihango sector were crowned champions at Huye Stadium on Sunday after beating...

Thursday, June 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

DJ Toxxyk takes decks to Bruxelles

It seems time is now or never for 26-year-old DJ Toxxyk to discover the world of music beyond borders, as he looks forward to entertain the Rwandan audience in Belgium on  July 6, at Birmingham Palace in Bruxelles. This will be his first experience to headline a performance out of the country...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 12:00 AM

Designers impress at Kigali’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

It is not often that fashion events in Rwanda succeed on their debut, but Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, which opened in Kigali over the weekend, broke that jinx with fashion designers leaving a mark on the first edition in Kigali. The Mercedes-sponsored two-day fashion event was like no other,...

Monday, June 3, 2019, 12:00 AM

Artistes bring hope to needy communities through music

While music is an everyday business for many, a number of Rwandan artistes believe it can also be used as a tool to create positive change and to raise awareness as well as inspire their supporters to join the campaign. That is what to expect from ‘You and I’, a brand-new song that...

Saturday, June 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

Inkera Cultural Troupe brings new experience to Kigali

Traditional and cultural events have been finding it difficult to break into Rwanda’s entertainment scene, as modern music events continue to dominate. This, however, could take another turn if Inkera Cultural Troupe’s new mission to bring traditional entertainment, through a new...

Friday, May 31, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: Over 300 villages benefit from Chinese digital TV project

Chinese Government has completed a digital television project that will see more than 6,000 households from 300 villages across the country access digital television content. Dubbed ‘Access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African Villages’, the project is among the 10 areas of cooperation...

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 8:38 AM

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