Bertrand Byishimo

The 600 nominated for three international awards

The 600, a movie that tells the most compelling story of the struggle to liberate Rwandans from the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, has made it to three big international award events in the United States and the United Kingdom. The movie highlights the inspirational story that honours the...

Friday, January 10, 2020, 12:00 AM

American singer’s Kinyarwanda song sends tongues wagging

An American worship leader, Evan Jerral has released a single with its video dubbed “Ushimwe”. In an interview with one of the local media houses, Evan, who was in Rwanda in March last year, said he fell in love the first time he stepped foot in the country, and was inspired to sing...

Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 12:46 AM

What role does the language of instruction play?

Last year, stakeholders in the education sector welcomed the move by the Ministry of Education to withdraw a policy directive that instruction be exclusively done in Kinyarwanda for lower primary. The previous decision to use Kinyarwanda as the language of instruction lower primary stirred a...

Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

Stories that dominated education headlines in 2019

The year 2019 was marked by multiple policy changes, particularly in the education sector. Education Times’ Bertrand Byishimo looks at some of the highlights. International varsities find a home in Rwanda 2019 saw new international universities finding a home in Rwanda. On January...

Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

Daliso, Idris to spice up ‘Seka Live’

After an exciting performance by Kenya’s Omondi and South Africa’s Madinga, last month, Rwanda’s national comedy, “Seka Live” is set to return on the last Sunday of this month, January 26. The lineup includes local as well as international outfits in the world of...

Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rwandan gospel artistes win big at Maranatha Awards

A good number of Rwandan gospel artistes were voted among the winners of the Maranatha Awards 2019. Among the many that walked away with different accolades include Israel Mbonyi who won an award as the Best Live Minister.  Aime Uwimana also scooped the award for the Best Collaboration for...

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rwanda National Police outlines its 2020 agenda

On Friday, January 3, Rwanda National Police revealed the areas in which it will focus on this year. Commissioner of Police John Bosco Kabera, the RNP spokesperson told reporters during a press conference that they will install more camera on highways to curb overspeeding. This is in addition...

Monday, January 6, 2020, 1:33 AM

Developments that shaped the health sector in 2019

So much happened in Rwanda’s health sector in 2019 — setbacks and remarkable milestones. The year began with the outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda took several measures to combat it, and the efforts paid off.  In its first issue of the New...

Monday, January 6, 2020, 12:00 AM

2019: A year of major strides in education sector

2019 presented multiple policy changes, particularly in the education sector. Despite the challenges brought about by those changes, Rwanda’s education sector welcomed new universities and the changes made are hoped will drive the education sector to a better destination. Some of the...

Sunday, January 5, 2020, 1:03 AM

Rehoboth Ministry: A jubilee of unity evangelism

The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi left behind many broken hearts, frustrated families, and an almost hopeless generation. In its aftermath, Rwandans were converging from different nations where they had fled to come back to their country, and among them was a group of young Christians who upon...

Sunday, January 5, 2020, 12:36 AM

Major Showbiz highlights to expect in 2020

The year 2020 marks the beginning of a new decade. For the entertainment world, event promoters and organisers have already given us a sneak peek into some the major events that Rwandans should look out for. From international celebrities visiting Rwanda or gracing our stages, to major career...

Saturday, January 4, 2020, 12:25 AM

What will it take to break the wall of silence on sexual harassment?

One day on a scary night in Mageragere Sector, robbers attacked a small family of one boy, a girl and their mother. The attack was very serious as the robbers tied them up in different corners of the house. They carried out their errand but on top of that raped the girl in the house without...

Thursday, January 2, 2020, 12:00 AM

Is all set for the next academic year?

It is just a fortnight before the 2020 academic year for primary and secondary schools starts amidst several changes within the education sector.   The changes include the shift from Kinyarwanda as the medium of instruction in lower primary. The “profesora” ...

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 1:21 AM

Value addition key to unlocking Africa’s economies - experts

As 2019 draws to an end, there have been several critics on African governments’ hesitance to develop trade, especially when it comes to integration. At no point in recent history have calls for Africa to grow its economies been stronger.  Across the continent, economic growth is...

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 12:00 AM

2019 Groove Awards nominees revealed

As the year comes to an end, Groove Awards will be awarding gospel artistes producers, and showbiz personalities that have done an outstanding job in the gospel industry. Now in its seventh edition, the nominations comprise of contestants who have registered themselves, voted by Media...

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 12:00 AM

Experts on why MIC building was affected by Christmas floods

Last week’s heavy rains that ravaged different parts of the city have had city planners and other stakeholders having to take necessary steps to ensure that in the future, the damage is minimized. The floods that came from a heavy downpour on the evening of Christmas Day, did not just...

Monday, December 30, 2019, 1:48 AM

Rapid SMS: 10 years of E-health

Christine Uruvugundi is animatedly engaged with her mobile phone under a tree outside Karwasa Health Centre in Musanze District. She is also looking through a handful of documents on her lap. She is a community health worker (CHW). Her task is to keep tabs on pregnant mothers from the time the...

Monday, December 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

Patient Bizimana in Europe for end of year concerts

Local renowned gospel musician Patient Bizimana is in Europe where he will be performing at two end of year concerts. The singer will be performing in France at Eglise Evangelique Lumiere Des Nations and in Belgium, where he will be performing alongside Gentil Misigaro on December 31. The...

Saturday, December 28, 2019, 12:09 AM

Local artistes raise Ebola awareness through song

The Ministry of Health and UNICEF through Rwanda Biomedical Centre brought together local artistes to raise awareness on Ebola, in a new song dubbed “Let’s prevent ourselves from Ebola”. The song was composed and sang by artistes, Marina, Ama-G the black, New Mana and Senderi...

Saturday, December 28, 2019, 12:07 AM

Gospel artistes thrill fans on Christmas Day

It was a Christmas to remember for merrymakers in Kigali as they witnessed amazing performances from renowned worship group, Healing Worship team, alongside other Rwandan famous worship groups and independent artistes. Revelers started flocking the venue as early as 3pm in order to get a clear...

Friday, December 27, 2019, 1:10 AM

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