James Peter Nkurunziza

The Ben, Charly na Nina to represent Rwanda at 6th edition of AFRIMA

Rwanda’s music industry continues to develop at a terrific speed and one of the indicators is having local artistes getting nominated for continental and global awards. At the sixth edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), Rwanda will be represented by two big names in a...

Monday, October 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwanda Film Festival kicks off today

Kwetu Film Institute, the brains behind the Rwanda Film Festival, has revealed the dates of the 15th edition of the Rwanda Film Festival, which has established itself as one of the country’s most important cultural events, but one of Africa’s major film festivals.  This year...

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

[FEATURED] Onomo Hotel: Making dining in Kigali a worthwhile experience

The magnificent hotel may be one of the youngest in the hospitality sector, but in terms of quality of service, The Onomo Hotel Restaurant Bar and Terrace is right at the top. The management has taken full advantage of the scenic views enjoyed from the Hotel’s strategic location by...

Friday, October 18, 2019, 9:00 AM

Skol Lager’s #LiveLaughLager shuts down Mummy’s Bar

As the new Skol Lager takes a firm grip on beer lovers, Mummy’s Bar on the rooftop of Chic complex in downtown Kigali was the place to be last Friday, as aspiring and renowned comedians treated comedy fans to a memorable night of rib cracking jokes & laughter. Having hosted a number of...

Monday, October 14, 2019, 1:58 PM

FEATURED: Sustainable Growers Rwanda and partners host coffee celebration Day

Sustainable Growers Rwanda and Question Coffee in partnership with Japan International Cooperation Agency and National Export Agricultural Board (NAEB) have today organized a coffee celebration day aimed at bringing together all key players throughout the coffee chain from the time the seedling is...

Monday, October 14, 2019, 9:47 AM

“Bigomba Guhinduka” second edition thrills comedy lovers

The Daymakers comedy outfit with their famous ‘Bigomba Guhinduka’ comedy show on October 12, made yet a big stride in the comedy industry in the country after staging another sold-out show. This is the second edition of the comedy show after the first one in April that also...

Monday, October 14, 2019, 12:00 AM

Patoranking reflects on Rwanda visit

Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, popularly known by his stage name Patoranking, is arguably one of the biggest artistes on the African continent. On his third visit to Rwanda, he attended the third edition of the YouthConnekt, and held a concert on Wednesday night. Saturday Times’ James Peter...

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 12:00 AM

Kigali Night Run set for tonight

The Kigali Night Run as part of the ongoing Youth Connekt Africa summit is set to happen Thursday night and obviously cause a change in the traffic flow at a time when many people are leaving work heading back home. The entire road from the Kigali Convention Centre – Kigali Heights, Ku...

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 4:26 PM

Break the silence on abuse, says minister Nyirahabimana

Solina Nyirahabimana, the Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, has singled out silence as the major threat to the fight against crimes committed against women, such as gender-based violence, sexual harassment, as well as denial of equal opportunities compared to their male counterparts. She...

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 12:22 PM

FEATURED: SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda: 40 years of giving hope

SOS Children’s Village Rwanda on September 24 celebrated 40 years of existence in Rwanda in an event at which officials stressed the organisation’s desire to keep making the world a better place for children and young people without parental care or at the risk of losing it. SOS...

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 3:15 PM

The Ben to perform at One Africa Music Fest

Benjamin Mugisha, aka The Ben (pictured), has continued to raise the Rwandan flag high, by representing the country on the international music scene. After dropping hit after hit, and gracing international stages, the R&B crooner is set to represent the Rwanda at One Africa Music Fest, a...

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 12:00 AM

Danish students on a mission to transform lives of people living with disability

A group of 11 students from the University College of Northern Denmark, led by their associate lecturer, Betina Ringby, have been in Rwanda on a mission to exchange knowledge and skills in physiotherapy. Their initiative was a five-week programme that aimed at helping people living with...

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwandan girls call for gender sensitive reporting from local media

Young women are asking the media to do more in the fight against teenage pregnancies, gender disparity, and discrimination.  They made the call yesterday during a visit to The New Times where one of the women, Pélagie Umutesi, took over as the managing director of the publication...

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 10:57 AM

Congolese legend Awilo Longomba to headline Kigali Jazz Junction this month

On the night of October 25, all roads will lead to the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Villag (formerly Camp Kigali) for global multi award-winning international Congolese music star, Awilo Longomba’s performance. The “Coupe Bibamba” hitmaker will be performing live at the...

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

Social Mula announces date for maiden album launch

Singer Lambert Mugwaneza, aka Social Mula, has finally announced the date that he is set to launch his first album dubbed “Ma Vie’’, which is also a title for one of his most loved songs.  Born and raised in Rwanda, Social Mula ventured into the music industry in 2013 and...

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

All set for ‘Bigomba Guhinduka 2’

After a sold-out  comedy show dubbed: ‘Bigomba Guhinduka’ by the Daymakers Entertainment comedy outfit, the second edition of the show is scheduled to happen on October 12, at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village. Bigomba Guhinduka is a Kinyarwanda phrase that translates...

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwanda, Germany in joint effort to fight Ebola

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente on Friday received in his office the German Health Minister Jens Spahn and the two held discussions that aimed at mapping out areas of cooperation between the two countries. The meeting, which took place in the new Office of the Prime Minister in Kimihurura, was...

Friday, October 4, 2019, 2:56 PM

Sintex, Ama-G to shut down Northern Province

New kid on the block Sintex and hip hop artiste Ama-G the Black are set to perform in two shows dubbed, “Kigali to Musanze’’ and “The Beach Party’’ in Rubavu today, October 4, and tomorrow respectively. The first show will be held at Africana Bistro this...

Friday, October 4, 2019, 12:03 PM

Genocide: Ibuka boss decries reluctance to volunteer information about mass graves

Recent discoveries of mass graves of Genocide victims points to the reluctance of some people to volunteer information about the existence of such remains in their neighbourhoods, the head of Ibuka, the Genocide survivors umbrella, has said. Jean Pierre Dusingizemungu was speaking to The New...

Thursday, October 3, 2019, 12:00 AM

Bugesera: 36-year old man dies in an apparent suicide

A 36-year old man identified as Patrick Nshimiyimana died on Tuesday in what is believed to be a suicide, after he was found hanging on an avocado tree with a rope around his neck. The father of two was a resident of Nyamata town in Bugesera District. Speaking to The New Times, ...

Thursday, October 3, 2019, 12:00 AM