James Peter Nkurunziza

FEATURED: Kigali Marriott Hotel's chef talks about culinary competition and experience at the hotel

Jean-Baptiste Bizimana is a junior sous chef at the Kigali Marriott Hotel. He recently participated in the fifth edition of the Gorilla Highlands Silver Chef Competition that was held in Musanze and was the third. He caught up with The New Time’s James Peter Nkurunziza and talked about what...

Friday, November 15, 2019, 2:46 PM

$600,000 injected in digitalizing licensing and inspection services

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) together with Trademark East Africa (TMEA) have put pen to paper on a $600,000 deal to facilitate the digitalization of major processes which will greatly improve ability to provide services to traders as well as monitor and enforce compliance to...

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 10:52 AM

German Christmas Market returns

The festive season is just around the corner and one of the most popular German traditions, the Christmas Market, is coming to town in what will be its fourth edition.  Having been first introduced to Rwanda in 2016, and happened for all the years that came after, this year’s edition...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: Joy and surprises as Kigali Marriott Hotel concludes Global Customer Appreciation Week

It was a night of joy, surprises and unlimited fun on Thursday as the Kigali Marriott Hotel hosted different customers at a cocktail event as the Global Customer Appreciation Week by all Marriott Hotels around the globe nearly came to an end. During the course of the week that started on Monday...

Monday, November 11, 2019, 9:50 AM

Social Mula focuses on upcoming album launch after missing out on Prix Decouvertes

Lambert Mugwaneza, popularly known by many as Social Mula on the Rwandan music scene, has said that missing out on the Prix Decouvertes will not affect his upcoming album launch that is slated for November 23. The award, which is usually given to artistes from French-speaking countries, was this...

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: NIRDA’s interest-free loans for wood processors to boost productivity

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) on Thursday launched Open Calls Programme to support firms in the wood processing value chain to acquire better equipment. The programme is part of a bigger initiative to support firms and industries in different value chains. Wood...

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 12:00 AM

Nigerian-American star Jidenna to grace Kigali Jazz Junction

Weeks after American music star Jidenna Theodore Mobisson, popularly known as Jidenna, tweeted applauding Rwanda for its first home made smart phone, he is expected in the country to headline Kigali Jazz Junction for this month’s edition. The highly anticipated performance is scheduled for...

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 12:11 AM

How ‘cool’ dance moves made a kid from Kirehe a global trend

What started as a mere video of a local Rwandan boy dancing to “Kungola” by artistes Sunny and Bruce Melody, has gone viral, with popular American rapper and actor Tyrese Gibson, who has a total of 11.3 million followers, took to Instagram and used the video. In the video, Tyrese...

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 8:01 PM

‘Seka Live’ returns this November

‘Seka Live’, one of the biggest comedy shows in Rwanda, is set to return with yet another fun-filled event on November 24. According to Arthur Nkusi, the organiser and host of the event, comedians such as Klint the Drunk from Nigeria and Dr. Ofweneke from Kenya will be on stage to...

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: Onomo Hotel Kigali making the vacation experience a memorable one with its world class rooms

ONOMO Hotels is a Pan African hotel group created in 2009. ONOMO Hotels operates 14 hotel in Dakar (Senegal), Abidjan (Ivory Coast),Libreville (Gabon), Bamako (Mali),Lomé (Togo), Cape Town and Sandton (South Africa ), Conakry ( Guinea) Casablanca (Morocco) New Openings; in Maputo (Mozambique), Dar...

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 10:38 AM

FEATURED: Kigali Marriott Hotel puts a smile on faces of mentally disabled children

It was such an emotional Friday afternoon as caretakers at the ‘Centre Inshuti z’Abakene’ which is translated as ‘Friends of the poor’ received a team of employees from the Kigali Marriott Hotel who had visited the center and offered their support. Among the support...

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 12:06 AM

FEATURED: RURA move to enforce regulations for electrical installations

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has urged the public to adhere to regulations governing electrical installations in building, in an effort to avert accidents that arise from poor works. The accidents, which have at times led to fatalities and loss of property, have largely been...

Friday, October 25, 2019, 3:39 PM

All set for ‘Caravan du Rie’

The first-ever regional comedy festival dubbed, Caravan du Rie, comes to Kigali. The 11-day festival will be held in three cities of the region and will feature some of the best local and international stand-up comedians.  The lineup includes local comedy outfit Daymakers, Tsitsi Chumya and...

Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Which celebrities visited Rwanda this year?

Rwanda is increasingly becoming a destination for visitors from across the world. The profile of visitors includes high net worth public figures and celebrities in various fields. The New Times’ James Peter Nkurunziza looks at the celebrities who visited Rwanda this year.  Louis Van...

Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: Akagera Business Group continues improving lives of people in Rwanda

Akagera Business Group is a company known for dealing in cars and other different business ventures, but in addition, also engages in activities that improve the livelihoods of people in the communities it operates in. Among some of the remarkable activities that are a means of giving back to...

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 7:01 PM

MTN ‘Izihirwe’ returns with bigger rewards

MTN Rwanda on Tuesday announced the second season of Izihirwe with MTN, a campaign launched to celebrate and reward its customers for their loyalty to the MTN brand. The campaign which articulates MTN Rwanda’s mission of making the lives of its customers’ a whole lot brighter,...

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 2:20 PM

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