Florent Magnifique Hirwa

Zoom video conferencing service under scrutiny over privacy concerns

As the corporate industry continues to rely heavily on Zoom video conferencing service after many countries, including Rwanda announced a lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic, safety concerns have been raised over this facility. Being one of the most used teleconferencing platforms in Rwanda...

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 8:02 PM

Political parties' forum gets new leaders

The National Consultative Forum of Political Organizations (NFPO) has elected Member of Parliament Théogène Munyangeyo and Eugénie Musanabaganwa as the forum's spokesperson and vice-spokesperson respectively. Munyangeyo, who was elected by consensus, comes from the Liberal Party (PL) while...

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 3:30 PM

Igiraneza in the Philippines for Miss Earth 2019

Paulette Igiraneza Ndekwe is in the Philippines, where she is vying with 84 other contestants from around the world for the title of Miss Earth 2019. The theme for its 19th edition is: “Beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness.” The annual event is the 4th most coveted...

Friday, October 4, 2019, 12:00 AM

Inside ‘Another Language’ art exhibition

A month-long art exhibition of portraits and narratives by Epaphrodite Binamungu, is undergoing at Atlas Mara, in Kigal.     The solo exhibition, dubbed: “Another Language,” started on September 12 and ends on October 12. It showcases oil and mixed paintings that speak...

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

Romeo Dallaire receives humanity award

Roméo Dallaire, the Canadian military general (rtd) who served as Force Commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda a quarter century ago, is this year’s recipient of Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship. Dallaire, 73, received the award in Toronto, Canada...

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 5:56 PM

Why are we fond of perimeter walls around our homes?

A stroll around any part of the City of Kigali will lead you to an obvious conclusion: we love walls. Perimeter walls, or fences, are so commonplace that the City Hall had to find a way of legislating the issue. The city Master Plan prohibits specific suburbs from having fences that are not...

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Why are we fond of perimeter walls around our homes?

A stroll around any part of the City of Kigali will lead you to an obvious conclusion: we love walls.  Perimeter walls, or fences, are so commonplace that the City Hall had to find a way of legislating the issue. The city Master Plan prohibits specific suburbs from having...

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 11:00 PM

‘Gender equity should be based on complementarity’

Joyeuse Victoire Umukunzi is a prominent advocate of gender equity and inclusion. She has served as a gender minister at the University of Rwanda, president of Girls’ Leadership Forum at the same University and she is a member of Impanuro Girls Initiative, a non-government organisation that...

Thursday, September 12, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwandans react to imminent arrival of refugees from Libya

After years of preparation, Rwanda is finally in the process of receiving 500 refugees from Libya. This follows President Paul Kagame’s January 2018 offer to host the refugees. The signing of the agreement between the African Union (AU), the Government of Rwanda, and the United Nations...

Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 12:28 AM

Rwandan band to perform in the United States

A Rwandan band, ‘The Good Ones’, will do a tour performance in the United States for the first time. The new album titled Rwanda, You Should Be Loved, a twelve-track album featuring various stars, will officially be released by Anti Records on November 8. The band will stage their...

Friday, August 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

The ride

Its 7am, I am staring at myself in the mirror trying to fix my tie as I get the surge of confidence I need for the job interview in two hours. I am confident and can feel it with every breath. Moments later, in the taxi park, I spot an unusually large bus branded ‘Yutong’ with a mark...

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 11:27 PM

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