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NABU launches publishing portal and book prizes

NABU, a story telling platform that provides mother tongue stories for children across the globe, launched the ‘NABU’ book prize where Rwandan writers can submit their stories and stand a chance to win a $ 5000 prize. This took place at the Kigali Convention Centre on Friday. Amos...

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

Hamwe Festival: When global health meets dance

Curtains fell on the closing night of Hamwe Festival’s first edition that aimed at hyperlinking the connection between art and health on November 13, in Kigali. The festival was concluded by a dance therapy session, in a collaboration of Dr Rainbow Ho, an award-winning researcher and...

Friday, November 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

Busingye: GBV perpetrators have changed tactics

The Minister for Justice and Attorney General, Johnston Busingye, has said that perpetrators of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) have changed their techniques, and so should the investigators pursuing them. He noted this in a workshop organised by the Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) in...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 6:50 PM

How Sangare, Shanel performed at Hamwe Festival

First initiated by Globe-athon, a movement dedicated to building connections with leaders on every continent to help women talk about below the belt cancers, the first... ‘She matters’ concert was held in Rwanda over the weekend. Its aim was to celebrate women, who have used their...

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 1:26 AM

Over 170,000 high school candidates begin national exams

Over 119,000 Ordinary Level and 51,291 Advanced Level secondary school candidates began their national examinations on Tuesday. This represents an increase of 20,034 and 5,267 senior three and senior six candidates respectively, from last year. This comes after over 200,000 candidates...

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 12:06 AM

India donates 100,000 science textbooks to Rwanda

The government of India on Thursday donated 100,000 textbooks to Rwanda's education sector and will benefit students that will mainly benefit high school students pursuing science-related courses. The books were handed over by the High Commissioner of India to Rwanda, Oscar...

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 5:28 PM

Women now constitute 52% of Rwanda cabinet

President Paul Kagame on Monday reshuffled cabinet,  making changes in which women comprise 52 per cent, an increase from the 50 percent women representation in the previous cabinet. The members of cabinet have also increased from 26 to 27, as ministries and fully-fledged ministers...

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 3:54 PM

Shane Costt nominated for ASFA awards

Rwandan fashion photographer, Constantin Ashimwe, also known as ‘Shane Costt’, has been nominated for the category of ‘Fashion Photographer’ at the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFA), due to take place on December 13, in Kampala, Uganda. Eligible participants...

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

UR medical students cleared for graduation

Medical students from the University of Rwanda who were set to miss their graduation this Friday have been cleared to graduate, according to officials.  The decision was taken after a meeting between the University of Rwanda (UR) and the Higher Education Council (HEC), which took place on...

Monday, November 4, 2019, 9:30 AM

Shanel on her role at Hamwe Festival

France-based Rwandan artiste, Shanel, real name Ruth Shanel Nirere, is scheduled to perform at the debut Hamwe Festival organised by the University of Global Health Equity, on November 8 - 13. Speaking to The New Times, the 34-year old Singer, songwriter and actress, was grateful for the...

Monday, November 4, 2019, 1:50 AM

370 medical students could miss graduation at UR

The country's health sector is likely to wait much longer for the services of 370 would-be medical graduates when the University of Rwanda holds its graduation next week on Friday. This follows a recommendation by the Higher Education Council (HEC) that their graduation be...

Friday, November 1, 2019, 5:21 PM

‘Hamwe’ festival to highlight link between arts and health

To celebrate the collaboration between the creative industries and the global health field, the University of Global Health Equity is organising the ‘Hamwe Festival’, scheduled for November 8-13. The festival aims to provide an enabling environment for strong collaborations between...

Thursday, October 31, 2019, 12:00 AM

Dutch rapper Shaka Kinté to build career in Rwanda

Dutch rapper, Shaka Kinté, has expressed interest in promoting his music in Rwanda where he has been living and staging shows for six weeks now. This is his third time in Rwanda, after his two visits in 2018, when he attended the SDG’s workshop and the Africa Youth Connect. It was...

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 12:17 AM

‘Mercy of The Jungle’ wins four AMAA awards

Joel Karekezi’s Mercy of The Jungle has won four awards, out of the eight categories that it was nominated for in the 15th Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) that took place on October 27, in Lagos, Nigeria. The categories won are; Best Achievement in Costume Design, Best Achievement in...

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 12:00 AM

Fines on illicit local brew could be tightened

The Minister for Justice and Attorney General, Johnston Busingye, has said that the fines currently imposed on people dealing in illicit local brew could be increased. He noted this during a media interaction session on the role of citizens in preventing road accidents and other crimes at the...

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

‘Gender Cafes’ to tackle bias against women

Society has contributed much to the toxic masculinity, which is a global challenge. This was an observation made by different activists on Wednesday during the first of the series of dialogues and debates under the name ‘Gender Cafés’, by UN WOMEN in partnership with the German...

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 12:26 PM

Meet Joel Ruti, the next ‘gakondo’ star

With creative energy shown through his vocals, charismatic personality, focused work ethic and a creative blend of afro soul and traditional, 23-year-old  Joël Rumata’s unique sound is one that can’t easily be ingored on the local music scene. Joel Ruti, as he is commonly known...

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

ILO rolls out training for informal sector workers

International Labour Organisation (ILO) has completed the first phase of a four-year programme that seeks to improve both the skills and working conditions of workers in the informal sector in Rwanda. The first cohort of the trainees comprised 150 workers in the paint and coating subsector who...

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

City mayor elated as Forbes names Kigali among 20 best places to visit

The City of Kigali this week made it to the Forbes’ list of the 20 best places to visit in 2020. The exclusive list, drawn up based on sales and client aspirations, was made by travel agents of the Ovation Travel Group, a 35-year-old $1.4 billion travel company. Judy Stein, president of...

Friday, October 18, 2019, 1:12 PM

The daunting effects of teenage pregnancy

The rising figures of teenage pregnancies remain a huge concern today. There is a story each teenage mother has to tell, of problems they are facing, or have faced for the disheartening effects of teen pregnancy. These young mothers not only have high risks of serious health complications to...

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 12:00 AM