Bertrand Byishimo

Make the most out of this holiday

Aside from some senior three and six candidates who are still doing their final examinations, the term for most schools has ended, and students have been sent home for the longest annual break on the school calendar — the two-month end of year holiday. Students are happy to be home and...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Pregnancy: Eating the right foods is crucial

A mother’s eating habits during pregnancy is very important. This is why adopting a wholesome and well-balanced diet can be of great benefit to both the baby and the expectant mother. Medics indicate that ensuring proper nutrition sets a solid foundation for the child’s growth and...

Monday, November 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

All set for Chorale de Kigali’s Christmas carols

Chorale de Kigali has announced the date for its annual Christmas carols concert as the festive mood kicks in early. The choir, which has a home at St Michel Cathedral has sent December 22, as the date for the concert which will be held at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village. The choir,...

Monday, November 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Yvan Buravan nominated for international music award, asks fans for votes

Rwandan R&B singer Yvan Buravan has been nominated for African Talent Awards (ATA) 2019. The event is a platform designed to reward and recognise young African talents both home and abroad in all fields. The aim is to promote the work of young people for a conscious and enlightened Africa...

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:00 AM

Over 500 to showcase at Made in Rwanda Expo

Local producers and service providers have yet another opportunity to showcase their goods and services at the upcoming Made in Rwanda Brand Exhibition which is opening next week in Kigali. The two-week exhibition of locally made products and services seeks to promote local firms by...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 4:37 PM

Rwanda to host Miss Career Africa

Rwanda has won the bid to host this year’s Miss Career Africa competition. The annual event will attract participants from the rest of East African countries, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Emmy Kwizera, the operations officer at Miss Career Africa organisation, said that Rwanda was...

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwanda’s Uwase vies for Miss University Africa crown

Odile Uwase Sangwa is currently in Nigeria, where she is taking part in Miss University Africa 2019 beauty pageant. Miss University Africa is an annual international beauty pageant organised by Visions, Innovations and Concepts. Uwase, who was the 2nd runner-up in Miss Rwanda 2019, is among...

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

The headache of fighting corruption

Next month, Rwanda will host the 4th International Anti-Corruption Excellence (ACE) Award summit. This is an initiative of the Government of Qatar, presented annually on International Anti-Corruption Day in cooperation with the Vienna-based United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). It...

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

Gospel artiste Mbonyi drops music video

Straight from England on a trip, Israel Mbonyi, one of Rwanda’s biggest gospel musicians, has released the video for his much-awaited single, ‘Nturi Wenyine’, which is loosely translated as, “You are not alone.” His new track is now gaining traction on the Rwandan...

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Reading culture: Inside Gasave’s public park library

One of the basic reasons why reading is important is because it helps you grow mentally, emotionally and psychologically. Every book gives you an opportunity to learn new things and explore new ideas. Reading books increases your knowledge and makes you smarter. This is according to GladReaders, a...

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

Ivuka Arts Studio and its coming of age

For over a decade, Ivuka Arts Studio has revitalised Rwandan culture, arts, and education through painting, photography, and cultural performance. It was founded in 2007 by Collin Sekajugo with two objectives; to transform people’s lives and educate the public through visual arts, and...

Friday, October 4, 2019, 12:00 AM

Who is senate-designate Hadidja Murangwa?

The National Consultative Forum for Political Organisations (NFPO) has named Hadidja Murangwa Ndangiza as the new nominee from the forum after earlier this week the Supreme Court rejected their first candidate on grounds of inexperience. Like Salama Uwamurera whom she replaced, Murangwa was...

Friday, October 4, 2019, 12:00 AM

Religious bodies urged to join fight against child abuse

  The Secretary-General of Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) Jeannot Ruhunga on Friday said that the campaign against child abuse is not the responsibility of a certain single institution but rather a collective effort if the vice...

Monday, September 30, 2019, 5:08 PM

Nshuti on his new track, future plans

Bosco Nshuti is a saved man, devoted to singing worship songs, with a solid string of hit singles under his belt. The 29-year-old has definitely stamped his name on the music scene—thanks to his popular tracks, like “Ibyontunze” and “Wuzuye ibambe” among others....

Friday, September 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Albinism didn’t daunt Bimenyimana’s inspiring journey

Andrew Bimenyimana is an assistant to the prosecutor of the National Public Prosecution Authority at Muhanga Intermediate Level. The 42-year-old lives with albinism but this has not deterred the quest to achieve his dreams. The father-of-two had a chat with The New Times’ Bertrand...

Friday, September 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

What Rwanda is taking to JAMAFEST 2019

Over 100 artistes, exhibitors and government officials from Rwanda are in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to take part in the regional arts and cultural extravaganza known as Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki Utamaduni Festival (JAMAFEST), scheduled for September 21 to 28, 2019. This 5th edition of the...

Friday, September 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Kung-fu fights evil from prevailing over good – Chinese Ambassador

The sport of kung-fun promotes discipline and helps players to combat evil from prevailing over the good, Chinese Ambassador to Rwanda Rao hong Wei has said. The Ambassador was speaking at Kigali Convention Centre on Sunday as he launched celebration activities of the 70th anniversary of the...

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Green Hills Academy wins debate competition

Over the weekend Green Hills Academy emerged as the winner of this year’s edition of the Kigali Debate League. Organized by iDebate Rwanda, a non-profit organization that aims to develop future leaders through creating great debaters, the competition took place at Doctrina Vitae School in...

Monday, September 16, 2019, 11:16 AM

Rwandan DJs have what it takes to make it big – DJ T-Roy

He is one of the top African DJs, music producers, and an artist based in the UK, and was recently in Rwanda to hold a masterclass.    T-Roy partnered with Afrogroov Group on a project dubbed “A journey across the black Atlantic”, which aims to improve the quality of...

Monday, September 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

Are we losing the fight against teen pregnancies?

The Government of Rwanda has made the fight against teenage pregnancies a top priority. This commitment is evidenced by a policy framework that creates an environment aiming to fight this vice. Campaigns such as ‘Baho Neza Integrated Health Campaign’ have been put in place and one of...

Thursday, September 12, 2019, 12:00 AM