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Umuhire on her role in ‘Trees of Peace’ film

Thirty three-old Eliane Umuhire, is a co-lead actress in Alanna Brown’s ‘Trees of Peace’ movie that talks about the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda. ‘Trees of Peace’ is a story about four survivors of 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, that tells of the struggle...

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 12:00 AM

Imbuto Foundation donates 20 ambulances

Imbuto Foundation on Friday, November 22 donated 20 new ambulances to the country's health sector, during an event that was held at Rwanda Biomedical Centre’s medical procurement stores in the Special Economic Zone, Masoro in Gasabo District.  The ambulances were...

Friday, November 22, 2019, 6:41 PM

Why Yvanny Mpano chose music

Yves Mutangana, better known by his stage name Yvanny Mpano, is one of the most talked about new artistes in the music industry. The 30-year-old attended Nyundo School of Art, where he graduated in 2018, and began to immediately pursue music professionally. However, before joining the school of...

Friday, November 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

‘I have a drum’, Ingoma Nshya’s 15th anniversary

Formed in 2004, Ingoma Nshya, an all-female group of drummers, is celebrating their 15th anniversary, with the launch of their new project, “I have a drum.” The event will take place on Friday, November 22 at former Camp Kigali, from 7pm. Entrance is Rwf15,000. Ingoma...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 2:42 PM

Medical students apply skills to give back to community

Last week, students under the body of Medical Students Association in Rwanda (MEDSAR) organised a healthy community outreach in Bumbogo sector, Gasabo District. The event was aimed at curbing Non communicable diseases and was arranged in line with the celebration of World Diabetes’ Day...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

All set for Made in Rwanda 2019 Expo

As part of the upcoming Made in Rwanda Expo, the Private Sector together with the Ministry of Trade and Industry have organised the first ever National Business Forum slated for December 3, which will discuss how increase production of locally made products, improving quality, branding and...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 6:00 PM

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

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