Tour du Rwanda: Areruya wins ‘Nyungwe Challenge’

Stage 5 – Nov. 18: Muhanga-Musanze (125.8km) Stage 6 – Nov. 19: Musanze-Kigali Regional Stadium (103.9km) Stage 7 – Nov. 20: Amahoro Stadium-Kigali Amahoro Stadium (108.0km) 21-year-old Joseph Areruya has won Stage Four of Tour du Rwanda 2016. The youngster, who...

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 12:00 AM

Tour du Rwanda: Timothy Rugg wins ‘Kivu-belt’ race

Prologue winner, Timothy Rugg has won Stage Three of the Tour du Rwanda 2016. The American who rides for Canada-based Team LowestRates took the stage in 3 hours, 18 minutes and 16 seconds.Stage three, also known as the ‘Kivu-belt’ race, is a 115.9 km chase between Karongi and Rusizi districts in...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 12:00 AM

Tour du Rwanda: Valens Ndayisenga wins Stage Two, takes yellow jersey

Valens Ndayisenga has won Stage Two of the ongoing Tour du Rwanda. Stage Two covered a distance of 124.7 km.  Kenyan Suleiman Kangangi came second while Joseph Areruya finished in third position.  Ndayisenga’s triumph also earned him the yellow jersey, which his colleague Areruya...

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 12:00 AM

Tour du Rwanda: Areruya scoops Yellow Jersey as Guillaume Boivin wins Stage One

Rwanda’s, Joseph Areruya will go into Stage Two of Tour du Rwanda 2016 wearing the yellow jersey. Areruya leads fellow cyclists in total points after Stage One of the 2016 annual tournament. However, it was Canadian Guillaume Boivin who took Stage One though by a small margin as over 17 riders...

Monday, November 14, 2016, 12:00 AM

Badege is new Police spokesperson

Rwanda National Police (RNP), yesterday, announced that Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Theos Badege had been appointed its new Commissioner of Public Relations and Spokesperson. Badege replaces ACP Celestin Twahirwa who has been moved to head the Community Policing department of the Police...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 12:00 AM

Rwanda to host World Tourism Conference

The Africa Travel Association (ATA) has confirmed that its 41st Annual World Tourism Conference will take place in Kigali next month. The conference, that will run from November 14- 17, will bring together African leaders, international investors and travel professionals to ‘‘set the...

Friday, October 21, 2016, 12:00 AM

Rwanda to host World Tourism Conference

The Africa Travel Association (ATA) has confirmed that its 41st Annual World Tourism Conference will take place in Kigali next month. The conference that will run from November 14- 17, 2016 will bring together African leaders, international investors and travel professionals to set the...

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 12:00 AM

Mushikiwabo in Israel for Shimon Peres funeral

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Louise Mushikiwabo is in Israel to represent President Paul Kagame at the funeral today of former Israel statesman, Shimon Peres. In a tweet Thursday evening, President Kagame said, “Our Heartfelt Condolences to the People of Israel...for the...

Friday, September 30, 2016, 12:00 AM

EssentialTech: Addressing Africa’s essential health needs

Early June, I was in Switzerland for an exchange programme with a number of journalists from across the world. The trip was organized by EQDA, and sponsored by SDC among others While in Switzerland, a country  which like Rwanda is referred to as the land of 1000 hills, I visited many...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 12:00 AM

Horyou-proof that social good is possible

Over the past 21 years, Dr George Bwelle, a Cameroonian surgeon and his non-profit organisation, ASCOVIME, has provided free medical care to more than 125,000 patients in Cameroon. Bwelle and 220,000 other people with good deeds belong to a non-profit social network for social good called, Horyou...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 12:00 AM

McKinstry 'surprised and disappointed' by sacking

After his sacking became public knowledge Thursday morning, Johnny McKinstry, who had been the Amavubi head coach since March 2015, released a statement expressing his disappointment at being relieved of his duties without prior notice. Earlier on Thursday morning, prior to his statement,...

Friday, August 19, 2016, 12:00 AM

McKinstry issues statement following his dismissal

After his sacking became public knowledge Thursday morning, Johnny McKinstry, who has been Amavubi head coach since March 2015 issued an official statement today. Former Amavubi player, Jimmy Mulisa, takes over as Amavubi coach on a temporary basis. Mulisa, 32, who was a key part of the Amavubi...

Thursday, August 18, 2016, 12:00 AM

Why you shouldn't trust technology

Today, the world is moving faster than ever. Everyday a new idea is brought to reality. Technology is part of our daily life and it seems we cannot run away from it. Stephane Kohr is an information security expert. He trains journalist and human rights activists how to secure their information and...

Thursday, August 18, 2016, 12:00 AM

Exploring the Rwanda of Europe

They always said ‘Rwanda is the Switzerland of Africa’ and in June I was in Switzerland , among other things, to find out what they meant by this statement. Apart from the neat streets and the good reception I received when I got to Geneva, nothing really looked like my lovely Rwanda until a few...

Sunday, July 31, 2016, 12:00 AM

British conservationist Sir Attenborough to be part of gorilla naming fete

 Veteran broadcaster and conservationist Sir David Attenborough is among the people that will name a newborn gorilla at this year’s Kwita Izina ceremony. Kwita Izina is an annual gorilla naming ceremony that celebrates the special connection between the people of Rwanda and mountain gorillas....

Thursday, July 28, 2016, 12:00 AM

Sir David Attenborough to be part of gorilla naming

Veteran broadcaster and conservationist, Sir David Attenborough, is among the people to name a newborn gorilla at this year’s Kwita Izina gorilla naming ceremony. Kwita Izina is an annual gorilla naming ceremony that celebrates the special connection between the people of Rwanda and mountain...

Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 12:00 AM

Kagame launches Kigali Convention Centre

President Paul Kagame Friday afternoon launched Kigali Convention Centre (KCC) an ultra-modern facility located in Kimuhurura, Gasabo District. The complex that will host the upcoming 27th African Union Summit that kicks off on July 10 is operated by international hotel chain Radisson Blu, under...

Friday, July 8, 2016, 12:00 AM

APR are League Champions

Defending National football champions, APR FC on Thursday retained their trophy after arch-rivals Rayon Sports slipped to a 1-0 loss to AS Muhanga at Muhanga Regional Stadium in the Southern Province. Jean Bosco Akayezu scored the only goal in the 57th minute after Davis Kasirye and Pierrot...

Thursday, July 7, 2016, 12:00 AM

Tigo Rwanda cuts data roaming fees for Northern Corridor countries

Tigo Rwanda on Friday announced an 80 percent reduction for data roaming fees for its customers travelling to Uganda and Kenya. Tigo subscribers and visitors roaming on the Tigo network will now browse at Rwf90/megabyte down from Rwf440 in a new tariff that takes effect on July 1 2016...

Friday, July 1, 2016, 12:00 AM

World Bank Report: Rwanda tops Africa in policy, institutional reforms

A latest report by the World Bank shows that Rwanda achieved the highest score in Sub Saharan Africa in an index dubbed Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA). The report released in Abidjan Tuesday indicates that seven countries out of 38 registered improvement while another 12 saw a...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 12:00 AM

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