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‘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

More women now have access to antenatal care

The lack of enough information and failure to pay health insurance on time continue to be the main hindrance for expectant mothers to access antenatal services. The number of births happening at home reduced to 9 per cent in 2015, down from 31 per cent in 2010, according to the Demographic...

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

9% of births still happen at home

On October 14, a four-day campaign for National Integrated Maternal and Child Health was launched by the Ministry of Health in Karongi District but will be rolled out in every district. The campaign aims at fighting malnutrition in children, family planning, malaria and human intestinal...

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 1:24 PM

Four countries bid to host next YouthConnekt Africa summit

Four countries have put in their bids to host next year’s YouthConneckt Africa Summit, the largest youth gathering on the continent, it has emerged. This was announced in Kigali on Friday at the conclusion of the 2019 edition of the youth summit. The countries include Ethiopia, Ghana,...

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 1:07 AM

Meet Audia, the new female Gakondo artiste on the block

The loss of her mother at the age of nine, inspired Alice Diane Uwimana, commonly known as Audia Intore’s latest single, ‘Uri mwiza mama’. “I lost my mother at a time when I just was enjoying her company. I wrote the song to thank her, although she is not here,” she...

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 12:00 AM

Meet Karekezi, the talented self-taught visual artist

William Karekezi started his career as a visual artist when he was just 17 years old. Before that, he would draw comics with his friends at school. When he was walking around his neighbourhood, he came across an art gallery, and thought it was luck. He started painting from there, and then...

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 12:00 AM

Teenager attacked by buffalo in Musanze

On the morning of September 30 in Musanze District, Kinigi Sector, 14-year-old Phocas Manizabayo was attacked and badly wounded on his thigh by a buffalo. Early in the morning at around 6:00 am, the young man left home to go buy soap but before he could get there, he met a herd of...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 12:00 AM

Remains of 200 Genocide victims to be interred today

Remains of more than 200 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi are set to be accorded decent burial Thursday following a week of exhumation from a previously unknown mass grave in a Kigali city suburb. The remains, which were retrieved from a mass grave in Rwezamenyo Sector,...

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 12:36 PM

Rwandan film nominated for eight AMAA awards

Joel Karekezi’s The Mercy of the Jungle has made it to the AMAA (Africa Movie Academy Awards) to be held on October 26, in Lagos, Nigeria. The nomination was announced live on September 18 when the movie was nominated for eight of the twenty-seven categories. This comes after the...

Saturday, September 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Meet Esther, the fast rising “Inanga” star

Esther Niyifasha, a 20-year-old girl ventured into traditional music in January, this year. She can play the piano, guitar, and inanga, a (traditional Rwandan oval-shaped harp that is made out of wood with strings fastened at the edges and that, are plucked to produce musical notes). She is the...

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Meet James and Daniella, the power musical couple

With just two songs to their name, gospel duo, James and Daniella Rutagarama, also just known as James and Daniella, are already a household name thanks to their uplifting songs, “Mpa amavuta” and “Nkoresha” that were released this year. The couple has been married for...

Saturday, September 7, 2019, 12:00 AM

Zambian gospel singer Kabeba talks music and Overflow Africa Conference

The recently concluded Overflow Africa Worship conference gathered African worshipers, instrumentalists, and preachers from all walks of life to share the word of God, and worship. Zambian award winning gospel artiste and songwriter, Racheal Kabeba, was among the guest worship leader that graced...

Saturday, August 31, 2019, 12:00 AM

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