Hugues Mugemana

FEATURED: How Murukali is responding to COVID-19

COVID-19 has had its grip on the World with hundreds of thousands deaths and millions of infections worldwide. Those who will survive this pandemic will certainly tell you about the stringent lockdowns that were introduced to curb the spread of coronavirus. In Rwanda, the lockdown was...

Thursday, May 21, 2020, 2:41 PM

Mighty Popo releases new single “Rwagasabo”

Gakondo music lovers, have been blessed with a new single “Rwagasabo” by Jacques Muligande, known by stage name Mighty Popo, produced by Kina Music. According to Mighty Popo, the song calls on all Rwandans to be humble and practice gratitude while helping each other and contributing...

Saturday, May 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

Mike Kayihura on his latest hit “Sabrina” and plans ahead

The new song “Sabrina” by Mike Kayihura featuring Kivumbi King is taking social media bystorm and proving indeed that the two artistes are not given the recognition they deserve. Just a few hours after it was posted on YouTube, fans took to social media to share the song...

Monday, May 4, 2020, 10:27 AM

Ministry of Education sheds light on school closures

The Ministry of Education has cleared up the confusion on whether this year was going to become a void year for students and the fate of teachers as they wait for school to reopen in September. This came after the government, on May 1, announced that schools would reopen in...

Saturday, May 2, 2020, 12:47 PM

Govt issues guidelines for disposal of face masks

The Government has announced rules that will guide the disposal of face masks as it moves to protect the environment. As of Tuesday April 28, Rwanda had reported 212 cases of coronavirus, of which 95 have recovered. Globally, coronavirus infections have exceeded the 3 million mark. As part of...

Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 8:20 PM

Govt to issue facemasks disposal guidelines

Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), on April 20, said it was working on the disposal guidelines of the masks that will be worn during this period of the coronavirus pandemic. The guidelines follow an announcement from the Ministry of Health urging Rwandans to wear masks ...

Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 12:28 AM

COVID 19: WHO in collaboration with experts to speed up vaccine’s devt

As the worldwide COVID-19 cases near the 2 million ceiling, on April 13, the World Health Organisation issued a statement declaring its collaboration with a group of experts with diverse backgrounds to speed up COVID-19 vaccines development. “We are scientists, physicians, funders and...

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 3:25 PM

Indian Association donates medical supplies, food amid COVID-19 lockdown

The Indian Association Rwanda (INAR) on April 8 donated medical supplies worth two millions Rwandan francs to the local authorities to help in testing and treating COVID-19 patients. Established in 2010, INAR has been working to excel as a representative organisation of all Indians in...

Monday, April 13, 2020, 10:35 AM

Will our social life be the same after coronavirus?

Since December 2019, coronavirus has shaken the world affecting every aspect of human life. With more than a million infected people and over a hundred thousand deaths, a lot of people, almost one quarter of the world’s population, are now confined to their homes. As ...

Saturday, April 11, 2020, 1:34 PM

Rwanda warns against the use of Zoom over security concerns

Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA) has advised against the use of ZOOM software and instructed the public institutions to stop using the video conferencing software. According to Innocent Bagamba Muhizi, Chief Executive Officer at RISA, the platform is believed to be having security...

Friday, April 10, 2020, 12:00 AM

COVID-19 lockdown induces 20% air pollution decrease in Kigali

Coronavirus has been holding the world’s throat with clenched fists since December last year. That has resulted in drastic measures taken by governments to protect their citizens. Among those measures, lockdown, which Rwanda adopted on March 21 induced by physical...

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 10:03 PM

Genocide: One man’s journey from bitterness to becoming champion of hope

Irene Mizero spends most of his time traveling around the country preaching about reconciliation and talking about his own redemption. The 35-year-old says the national identity of ‘Rwandannes’ has helped heal his wounds inflicted by a troubled history and gave him a sense of...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 4:02 AM

How artistes are using online platforms to keep fans entertained during COVID-19 lockdown

As the world continues to face the new coronavirus pandemic, the cases continue to go up and more countries are on lockdown to contain the spread. With all activities put on hold until the situation stabilises, artistes and entertainers are finding ways to stay connected to their fans using...

Monday, April 6, 2020, 12:00 AM

“Lean on Me” singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Renowned singer and songwriter Bill Withers, famous for songs such as "Lean on Me’", "Lovely Day’" and "Ain’t no sunshine", among others, died of heart complications on March 30 in Los Angeles, according to a statement from his family. “...

Friday, April 3, 2020, 9:27 PM

Rwanda coronavirus cases now 84

In its daily updates, on April 2, the Ministry of Health announced two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 patients, taking the total tally for Rwanda to 84 cases. The newly identified cases were frequent travellers who had visited multiple countries-said, the communique. According to the...

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 10:06 PM

COVID-19 update: No new case on March 30

The Ministry of Health, on March 30, announced that there were no new confirmed case on that day, making the number to remain at 70 confirmed cases with all the patients steadily recovering. A daily status update from the ministry emphasized that all patients accommodated in the...

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 9:26 AM

IPRC Karongi employee in custody over forgery, fraud

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has confirmed having an employee of Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centre (IPRC-Karongi) in Western Province who is being investigated for fraud and using falsified documents. Speaking to The New Times on Monday, March 30, Marie-Michelle Umuhoza, the...

Monday, March 30, 2020, 2:34 PM

COVID-19: What are local banks doing to reduce human interaction?

As the world grapples with the global pandemic of coronavirus, governments are banking on different players both in public and private sector to ensure the virus is contained from further spreading. In Rwanda, government close to a week ago imposed a countrywide lockdown of all...

Friday, March 27, 2020, 12:53 PM

US leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases

The United States has surpassed China and Italy in the number of COVID-19 cases, becoming the country with the most reported novel coronavirus cases in the world.  According to a tally kept by Worldometer, the U.S. had 85,612 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Friday morning. China had 81,...

Friday, March 27, 2020, 12:28 PM

FEATURED: Online shopping platform comes to the rescue amidst coronavirus lockdown

With 41 confirmed cases as of Tuesday and the country on lockdown, members of the public are strongly advised to stay home except when going to fetch basic needs’ products such as food. However, online shopping platform murukali.com has eliminated the need to go...

Thursday, March 26, 2020, 12:54 PM

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