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Rwanda, Russia officials hail close ties

Russians living in Rwanda on Tuesday celebrated National Holiday of the Russian Federation, also known as Russia Day. The ceremony was held in Kiyovu, a Kigali suburb, and graced by a number of officials from both countries as well as envoys accredited to Rwanda. In his remarks, Dr Mikhail D....

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 12:00 AM

Why you should opt for spiced food

Whereas some people think spices are just for adding flavour to our food, in some cultures, religions and countries, spices are a staple serving. Mostly used in sauces, spices for some people can also be added in drinks like tea. Health experts say that spices are more than just flavours as they...

Monday, June 12, 2017, 12:00 AM

Meet Happy Umurerwa, the face of Kigali Fashion Week

Happy Umurerwa is a Rwandan model signed under Fusion Model Agency in Cape Town, South Africa and Next Model Agency (under Ford Models Agency) in Canada. In her own words, modelling and fashion have become her life. During her childhood, she was enthusiastic about matching her school uniform with...

Friday, June 9, 2017, 12:00 AM

Gospel group to launch debut album

Gikondo-based Kingdom of God Ministry gospel group is set to launch a 10-track album titled Nzamuhimbaza. The general secretary of the 50-member group, Bienfaiteur Uremyeneza, said the album - their first since formation of the group three years ago - will be launched at Kigali Serena Hotel on...

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: Designers serve it sizzling at Kigali Fashion Week

The Kigali Fashion Week finale on Saturday night at Kigali Serena Hotel was worth the hype it generated in the build up to the event. Revellers had enough to optically feast on as designers served sizzling styles during the 7th edition of the annual event. Fashionistas from across the country...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 12:00 AM

Inganzo art gallery to celebrate 15 years in the industry

Inganzo Art Gallery on Saturday May 27 will celebrate 15 years in the visual arts industry. Dubbed “The Next Page”, celebrations will be held at Masaka Centre in Kicukiro, a Kigali suburb. The centre  was opened three years ago and is now home to many upcoming artists. According to Epa Binamungu...

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 12:00 AM

Pastor Wilson Bugembe to grace gospel conference in Kigali

Renowned Ugandan pastor and musician, Wilson Bugembe, will grace a week-long gospel conference in Kigali this week. The Biribabitya singer will arrive in Kigali on Wednesday May 24 as a guest preacher. Bugembe will preach and perform during the conference. He is known for a number of captivating...

Monday, May 22, 2017, 12:00 AM

Kigali Fashion Week goes to Europe

After promoting the local fashion industry and modeling in East Africa and Africa as a whole, Kigali Fashion Week has now headed to Europe. Although, it is three years shy of making a decade, Kigali Fashion Week has become one of the most popular events in Kigali that attracts international and...

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

Ciney on her wedding, music career and possible ventures

Aisha Uwimana, commonly known as Ciney is officially married. Ciney and her longtime partner, Ronald Tumusiime made their relationship official in a colourful civil marriage. This was in the Kimihurura sector on Friday, May 12, just a month after Tumusiime asked Ciney for her hand in marriage...

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 12:00 AM

Charly and Nina release new song

A new song by Rwanda’s top female duo, Charly & Nina has taken the air waves by storm. Mfata, whose audio was officially released on Sunday, May 14 is said to have been produced from Uganda by Alikhis Music, also producer of the latest Bebe Cool 18 and over track. The female stars are...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 12:00 AM

50 picked for Kigali Fashion Week runway

As the highly anticipated Kigali Fashion Week draws near, 50 potential models including males and females were selected to take part in the fashion show catwalk after a grueling search exercise on Sunday, May 14. The search was highly attended as many youngsters from across the country turned up...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 12:00 AM

Rulindo firm looks to turn Rwanda’s isombe into major export product

The government promotes agro-processing to help make Rwanda’s products more competitive besides enabling farmers earn better from their sweat. It is this ‘gospel’ of value-addition that challenged Pierre-Damien Mbatezimana to find a way to improve the shelf life of isombe, a local delicacy, and...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 12:00 AM

How to control diabetes

Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. According...

Monday, May 1, 2017, 12:00 AM

The need to fight obesity in children

Obesity in children has been found to be the cause of health problems in the future if not watched closely. Experts say that almost 90 per cent of people living with type 2 diabetes are overweight or suffer from obesity. This, they say, is due to the fact that they have added pressure on their...

Monday, April 24, 2017, 12:00 AM

Turn heads with a one shoulder dress

Fashion evolves and some trends have a way of making a comeback, like the one shoulder dress, for example. Just one of the many chic trends to add to your wardrobe, the one shoulder dress is now a favourite mostly for fun night outs. It has been seen at international red carpet events like the...

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

How to feed your brain right

Many people spend lots of time worrying about their physical appearances more than anything else. Others will do this to keep healthy and avoid catching health-related diseases, but do we often think about feeding our brains? Being a very important and essential part of our body, there is need to...

Monday, April 17, 2017, 12:00 AM

Simple work-outs that will keep you healthy

Normally, when we talk about working out, many people are quick to think about aerobics, the gym, lifting weights and doing all those things that take place in a sports centre. With all these things coming with an extra expenditure, limitation by time and inconvenience, experts say there are...

Monday, April 3, 2017, 12:00 AM

Dairy players urged to comply with standards

The Made-in-Rwanda drive should not compromise dairy products standards in order to protect consumers and ensure the products remain competitive at regional and international markets. The Director General of Rwanda Standards Board, Raymond Murenzi, said this while addressing key players in the...

Friday, March 31, 2017, 12:00 AM

Housekeeping could ‘make or break’ hospitality sector, says WDA expert

Hospitality sector players have been urged to improve housekeeping because it is vital to enhance service delivery and attract more visitors. Maria Bernadette M. Ramos, a senior training of trainers (ToT) expert at Workforce Development Authority (WDA), said most hotel owners and housekeepers...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 12:00 AM

What you should know about stomach ulcers

For a long time she bore on-and-off abdominal pains that normally worsened while asleep and after eating food, but little did Gorette Nyiransaba know that she could be suffering from stomach ulcers. Stomach ulcers are painful sores that can be found on the stomach lining or small intestine. This...

Monday, March 27, 2017, 12:00 AM

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