Bertrand Byishimo

FEATURED: Rwanda Bahá'í community: 67 years of giving hope

On November 29, 2019, the Bahá'í community of Rwanda celebrated the bicentenary of the birth of the Báb, the herald of the Baha’i Faith, and 67 years of existence in the country. Bahá’ís stressed the religion’s desire to contribute to making Rwanda and the world a better place...

Monday, December 2, 2019, 12:00 AM

Should parents choose their children’s career?

Parents in most cases are pushed to actively engage in their children’s lives, to ensure that they are making the right choices. Some parents, however, go to the extent of wanting to have the ‘upper hand’ even when it comes to taking major decisions, such as choosing a career...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 9:00 AM

Should parents choose their children’s career?

Parents in most cases want the best for their children, and to ensure this, they are pushed to actively engage in their children’s lives, to ensure that they are making the right choices.  Some parents, however, go to the extent of wanting to have the ‘upper hand’ even...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Who are the finalists for Maranatha awards 2019?

Gospel artistes have been in a dilemma over the lack of motivation due to lack of specific awards for them. The only East African gospel Awards dedicated to recognising best performing artistes every year are now back. The Maranatha awards. “We appreciate the great work and are looking...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwandan comedian Sengazi scoops international award

LOCAL stand-up comedian Michael Sengazi has scooped Prix RFI Talent du Rire 2019, making him the first Rwandan comedian to win the title. Speaking to The New Times this evening, November 22, Sengazi said he was grateful to his fans and family for supporting his career and the Rwandan...

Friday, November 22, 2019, 10:36 PM

FEATURED: Access Bank puts a smile on faces of vulnerable women

It was such an emotional Saturday morning as caretakers at the ‘Irembo ry’ubuzima bwiza’ translated as ‘Gate of wellbeing organisation’ received a team of employees from Access bank who had visited the center and offered their support. The support offered included...

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 9:33 AM

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

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