James Peter Nkurunziza

First Lady Jeannette Kagame awarded for empowering girls

First Lady Jeannette Kagame has welcomed the award bestowed her at the weekend for her tireless efforts in championing the empowerment of the girl child in Rwanda. The award was bestowed upon her by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts during the 12th Africa Regional Conference of...

Monday, July 22, 2019, 3:52 PM

“Jay Z is Rwandan”; social media explodes after Beyoncé’s lyrics

Whether it was just a random rhyme, or it is actually true that American rapper Jay Z could have roots in the land of thousand hills, life will never be the same again on Rwandan social media after singer Beyoncé outed her latest album. On the album dubbed, “The Lion King: The Gift”,...

Sunday, July 21, 2019, 11:21 PM

Rwandan comedian to perform at the ‘Laugh Festival’ in Nairobi

Rwandan radio presenter and comedian Arthur Nkusi is one of the comedians that will feature at this year’s ‘Laugh Festival’ comedy show that has been organised in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. The show is slated for July 26-27, and it has attracted a number of comedians from within...

Saturday, July 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Health minister calls for more efforts to fight HIV/AIDS

Health minister Dr Diane Gashumba on Thursday evening rallied residents of Kimisagara Sector in Nyarugenge District to fight HIV/AIDS, saying that much as its prevalence has reduced, the virus remains a threat. She said this during celebrations for the 15th anniversary of the US President’s...

Saturday, July 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Yvan Buravan showcases Prix Decouvertes, promises more

Yvan Dushime Burabyo, known by his stage name Yvan Buravan, is arguably one of the fast-rising Rwandan artistes making waves on the local music scene, and grabbing the attention of music lovers. This has come with a number of achievements and accolades, such as winning the Prix Découvertes RFI...

Friday, July 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Interview: Alexander Star on his experience in Rwanda

American singer, songwriter and rapper Alexander Star is not a new name to some Rwandans. The Emmy-nominated rapper was in the country for the second time, where he headlined the three-day Ubumuntu Arts Festival, from July 12 -14 in Kigali. The New Times’ James Peter Nkurunziza sat with the...

Thursday, July 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Comedians land brand deals

Popular Rwandan comedians Emmanuel Mugisha, popularly known as Kibonge, and Michael Sengazi are now the new face of Rwanda’s biggest cement manufacturing company Cimerwa, after they recently signed a one year contract with the company. They join a growing list of celebrities in the country...

Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

Ikaze Night ushers in Ubumuntu festival with a bang

The Ikaze Night that happened on July 11 at Kigali Cultural Village at the Akagera Hall, officially ushered in the Ubumuntu Festival, which kicked off yesterday, and will run through Sunday, July 14. The event was a precursor to the event that is free and all funds raised from the show were meant...

Saturday, July 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

Yvan Buravan set to perform in DR Congo

Yvan Dushime Burabyo, mostly known by his stage name Yvan Buravan, is set to perform in DR Congo during the Red One Festival this Saturday. The festival is happening for the fourth time, having been held in the country before. In the telephone interview, Yvan Buravan told The New Times that he is...

Thursday, July 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

Iwacu Muzika festival makes last minute change

Just as the residents of Huye in Southern Province were excited and eagerly waiting for the Iwacu Muzika festival that is heading to the area, a change has been made. The show was set to feature a list of renowned local artistes including Urban Boyz, Bull Dog, Active, Rafiki, François Nsengiyumva...

Thursday, July 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

Gospel music fans set to welcome new month in style

Barely a month after surviving an accident that did not leave him with serious injuries, gospel artiste and worship leader Prosper Nkomezi is set to launch his maiden concert that is dubbed: Ibasha Gukora, which translates as ‘’He is able to do’’. Known for a number of...

Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12:00 AM

Pomp as maiden RwandAir flight departs for Tel Aviv

Rwanda’s national carrier RwandAir on Monday night made its inaugural direct flight to Tel Aviv in Israel, barely a week after launching its maiden flight to the Chinese city of Guangzhou. It will make three flights out of Kigali International Airport to the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, a...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 7:45 AM

FEATURED: SPENN, I&M Bank client wins motorcycle

On June 21, SPENN and I&M Bank rewarded Nakabonye Sifah, a resident of Rubavu District in the Western District, with a motorcycle.  This followed a draw where Rwandans were required to open a SPENN account on their phones and save money on their accounts for a period of 30 days. The...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwanda hosts Intellectual Property Week event

Rwanda Development Board (RDB), and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), have organised an Intellectual Property Week in Rwanda that is scheduled to run from June 24-28, 2019. It is the fifth time it is taking place in Africa after Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and Liberia. It will act as a...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Comedy meets music at ‘Live, Love, Laugh’

After their first show in Huye District, in May, Comedy Knight decided to bring the show to their fans in Kigali. Dubbed, Live, Love, Laugh, comedy lovers enjoyed an evening of giggles and fun, as they were treated to a myriad of jokes and music at 514 Bar and Restaurant in...

Monday, June 24, 2019, 5:00 PM

FEATURED: Agriterra launches in Rwanda

Agriterra, a Dutch non-government organisation, has opened office in Rwanda in a bid to support the country’s efforts to improve the livelihoods of local farmers who are engaged in dairy farming, Irish potatoes, maize, and sugarcane among others. Under its operation the NGO seeks to ensure...

Monday, June 24, 2019, 11:48 AM

FEATURED: Agriterra launches in Rwanda

Agriterra, a Dutch non-government organisation, has opened office in Rwanda in a bid to support the country’s efforts to improve the livelihoods of local farmers in cooperatives who are engaged in dairy farming, Irish potatoes, maize, and sugarcane among others . Under its operation the...

Sunday, June 23, 2019, 11:08 PM

Premier urges regional varsities to prioritise ICT

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has urged universities from the East African Community and students to put much emphasis on technology and Mathematics, saying that this is how they will make a much meaningful contribution towards the development of the regional bloc. He said this at the 10th...

Friday, June 21, 2019, 11:06 AM

Government gets Rwf10bn to ease cross-border trade

The Ministry of Trade and Industry on Wednesday received $11.2m (approximately Rwf10bn) that will among others fund the construction of cross-border markets in different parts of the country. The money was announced on Wednesday during the signing of an agreement between the Permanent Secretary at...

Thursday, June 20, 2019, 1:32 PM

Rwandan beauties eye Miss Africa Philippines 2019 crown

Two Rwandan beauties have made it to the top 12 contestants in the Miss Africa Philippines, which is taking place for its very first time. The coveted beauty pageant is aimed at preserving the cultures and norms of Africans studying and living in the Southeast Asian country. Amanda Bahenda. /...

Thursday, June 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

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