Hugues Mugemana

Rwandan chemists make case for waste sorting

Rwandan chemists proposed waste sorting as the first step towards sustainable solid waste management. They made this case on Tuesday during the 3rd chemistry workshop held in Kigali under the theme “Environmental problems and research of solutions” organized by the...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 12:13 PM

Meet the youngsters using social media to drive domestic tourism

Through social media, a group of three young men started up a touring group called ‘The 250 explorers.’ With a strategy of being the lens showcasing the beauty of Rwanda, these young visionaries dream of becoming the future of domestic tourism in Rwanda. It all started when the...

Friday, January 10, 2020, 9:00 AM

22-year-old entrepreneur on juggling two degrees and a business

As our appointment time approached, and we were just a stone throw away from the agreed meeting point, the lady I was to meet, Daniella Ngarambe, suggested a corner for us to sit. Given her age, it is safe to say that she has quite a fascinating story.  Myth or fact, it is said that women...

Thursday, January 2, 2020, 12:00 AM

In 2019, Made-in-Rwanda diversified from art-crafts and food industry

Since 2015, the term “Made in Rwanda” has become familiar in Rwandans’ ears. But ever since it was launched, the phrase has been linked mostly with textile, art-crafts and food products. In 2019, “Made in Rwanda” became more than art-crafts and food industry, hence...

Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 12:48 AM

Ibihame wows Gakondo lovers in debut show

In the Rwandan tradition, every festivity featured different drumbeats with a specific message. For instance, there was a drumbeat for welcoming the guests at the event, one for the arrival of the king and many more. Such were the echoes that filled the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village...

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

Ejo n’ejobundi: Portraying Genocide memories through street plays

On a rainy evening on November 17, Kigali Genocide Memorial hosted a theatrical production dubbed, Ejo n’ejobundi, loosely translated ‘yesterday, and after tomorrow.’ Staged under the theme: C’est quoi pour Vous la mémoire?, translated in English to mean, ‘what...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Understanding the dangers of diabetes

Early in life, Manzi, now 22, was a healthy and happy kid, and then at the age of 10, things changed. He started to lose weight and felt the urge to ease himself a little more frequently than normal. His teachers once disciplined him for “excusing himself in the middle of an ongoing lesson...

Monday, November 18, 2019, 2:26 AM

Contaminated Kenyan food products removed from shelves

Rwanda has banned several Kenyan-produced peanut butter and maize flour brands from its market following their recall by Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) due to high levels of aflatoxins. Aflatoxins are poisonous carcinogens that are produced by certain molds which grow in soil, decaying...

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 5:54 PM

Demobilisation Commission wins JICA President Award

The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Friday awarded Rwanda Demobilization and Reintegration Commission (RDRC) the President Award. RDRC was chosen due to the sustainability, impact and continued efforts toward peacebuilding and reconciliation activities within Rwanda and the...

Friday, November 8, 2019, 3:21 PM

CNLG skeptical of convicts teaching about genocide

The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) has expressed reservations about the idea of greater involvement of Genocide convicts in sensitising people about the crime. This follows a request for Genocide convicts to be provided with more platforms to contribute to educating...

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 12:00 AM

Inmates push for access to higher learning

Inmates at Nyarugenge prison, commonly known as Mageragere, have requested that they are facilitated to further their studies in universities and other tertiary insitutions to be able to have a better chance at life, once they have been released after serving their sentences.  They...

Friday, November 1, 2019, 11:37 AM

Stakeholders speak out on key challenges and opportunities in agriculture sector

With 70 per cent of the population practicing agriculture and the sector contributing about 28 per cent of the country’s GDP, addressing challenges in the agriculture sector is critical. While this may be true, some of these challenges also present themselves as opportunities for...

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Civil society welcomes scrapping of morning meetings for villagers

The Ministry of Local Government this week published an announcement halting public or private awareness gatherings for farmers.  Usually, the meetings take place in the morning, prompting farmers to lay down their tools.   “We are requesting all concerned authorities, that...

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 9:02 PM

Intayoberana’s journey through EAGT

Three months ago, Clementine Umutoni, 11, Christian Sibomana, 16, and their peers were just kids dancing in Intayoberana, a traditional dance troop in Rwanda. In 2015, Umutoni and Sibomana joined Intayoberana in pursuit of a place to cut a rug but in a traditional way and also broaden their...

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

GAERG seeks to tackle mental illness stigma in new campaign

Rwandan Graduates Genocide Survivors Organisation (GAERG) is planning a national campaign to raise awareness on mental health and tackle stigma against mental patients. The campaign also seeks to help the survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi to cope with trauma. This was revealed...

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 1:36 AM

Uncertainties about e-motorcycles untangled

Efforts to embrace the use of clean energy in the transport sector has resulted in the introduction of e-motorbikes. In a recent press conference Safi Ltd, a local start-up announced it was set to start the first phase of using shared e-motorcycles and bicycles in Kigali. This phase will see at...

Monday, October 14, 2019, 12:00 AM

Intayoberana finish 2nd as East Africa’s Got Talent ends

Rwanda’s representatives in the talent show East Africa’s Got Talent (EAGT) finished second, within touching distance of the grand prize of the $50,000. Uganda's singing duo Esther and Ezekiel won the competition.  Five contestants had reached the grand finale....

Monday, October 7, 2019, 1:12 AM

Scarcity of public toilets in Kigali could soon become a thing of the past

There are currently 31 public washrooms in the City of Kigali. This presents a major challenge for a metropolis of an estimated 1.2 million people. Particularly, there are barely public lavatories along major roads across the city. “I recently felt like using the ladies’ room...

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

Smartphone hazards: Is your phone unhealthy for you?

On September 30, international media reported the tragic death of Alua Asetkyzy Abzalbek, caused by the explosion of her smartphone under her pillow. The 14-year-old is said to have gone to bed listening to music on her charging smartphone in Bastobe, Kazakhstan. According to local reports,...

Friday, October 4, 2019, 6:46 PM

EAGT: Rwanda’s chances getting slimmer

The first edition of East Africa’s Got Talent comes to a close this weekend, October 6, as top acts battle it out to be crowned the winner. There is a wide range of performers from Rwanda’s Intayoberana to Kenyan acts Spellcast and Janelle Tamara, and others. The winner gets a...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 12:00 AM

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