VIDEO: Govt, devt partners move to support fleeing Burundian refugees

Government has promised support to Burundians who have recently fled to Rwanda, citing insecurity in their country. Over 500 Burundians have so far fled to the country since last month through various border points. The latest group of over 70 families arrived in Bugesera District on Wednesday....

Friday, April 3, 2015, 12:00 AM

Akazuba's journey from the catwalk to a budding career in aviation

In 2007, at the age of 18, Cynthia Akazuba was crowned Miss Kigali. She continued on the beauty pageant path which led to her crowning as Miss East Africa 2009.  However, the graduate of Architecture - Creative Design from College of Science and Technology, former Kigali Institute of Science and...

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 12:00 AM

EU envoy lauds progress of Jabana power project

Micheal Ryan, the head of the European Union Delegation to Rwanda, and the State Minister for Energy, Germaine Kamayirese, yesterday, toured Jabana Substation 1 and 2 in Gasabo District being upgraded to facilitate Grid Loss reduction. Rwanda has been losing 23 per cent of its electricity in...

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 12:00 AM

New web portal to ease disaster management

The ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (Midimar) has launched a web portal that will help facilitate disaster data and information sharing as well as improve response to disasters. The portal is being developed with support from Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for...

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 12:00 AM

Museums revise entrance fees

Effective April 1, the entrance fees and other service charges at all Rwandan museums will increase as a means to help museums generate more income and improve service delivery. Although entrance fees for Rwandans remained at Rwf1,000, that of citizens from the East African Community (EAC) and the...

Monday, March 30, 2015, 12:00 AM

Women leaders commit to accelerate empowerment

Members of Rwanda Women Leaders Network (RWLN) have called for concerted efforts to accelerate women empowerment in all sectors and professional fields and tackle unemployment among the youth, especially for young women. Speaking at a workshop that brought together women leaders from different...

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 12:00 AM

Mukamunana: The pillar of disabled children

Last week four Rwandan women received the Women of Courage Award from Erica J Barks-Ruggles, the US Ambassador to Rwanda. This was the first time the award was coming to Rwanda. Since 2007, the US government has been awarding women who have demonstrated exceptional courage, strength, and...

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 12:00 AM

Inspirational Rwandan women honoured

Four Rwandan women were, on Thursday, honoured by the US Government for championing various activities that are  beneficial to their  communities and the nation. During an event held at the US Ambassador’s residence in Kacyiru, the quartet was bestowed with the Women of Courage...

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 12:00 AM

Gender ministry in new drive against GBV

Men have been urged to use their position in society to step up the fight against Gender Based Violence. The call was made during the launch of a campaign dubbed; “Men Engage,”in Kicukiro District yesterday. The campaign that seeks to ensure that men become agents of change in the...

Friday, March 20, 2015, 12:00 AM

Govt to conduct demographic, health survey every three years

The Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) will henceforth be conducted after every three years instead of five, to ensure that government collects latest data to inform policy decisions, a cabinet minister has said. The Minister of State in charge of Economic Planning, Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana,...

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 12:00 AM

Rwandans urged to embrace rain water harvesting

Rwandans have been urged to embrace rain water harvesting and preservation to help supplement other water sources. Dr Vincent Biruta, the Minister for Natural Resources, made the appeal while launching Water Week in Kigali on Monday. The campaign that runs until March 20, features various...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 12:00 AM

VIDEO: COCOKI: Home to women who have tailored their way to prosperity

For many years, 45-year-old Bertha Uwamwiza tried out several businesses including selling perishable foods, but it did not work. However, in 2006, the mother of five ventured into tailoring and it marked her first step to success.  Uwamwiza joined hands with other women in Kicukiro and formed a...

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 12:00 AM

HER STYLE: Charly on her addiction for trendy fashion

Charlotte Rulinda, also known as Charly, is a musician with the girl band Nina and Charly. During their energetic performances around Kigali and upcountry, Nina and Charly are known for their unique dressing. Society Magazine’s Doreen Umutesi caught up with Charly to find out the origin of their...

Friday, February 27, 2015, 12:00 AM

Simbi: How we pulled off Miss Rwanda 2015

It’s a beauty pageant, not a fashion show. A lady who did not agree with people criticising the slow catwalk during the recently concluded Miss Rwanda 2015 finale at Kigali Serena Hotel remarked.  But for Sabrina Simbi who trained the 15 finalists on how to do the catwalk during a two-week boot...

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 12:00 AM

HER STYLE: Style is silent reflection of your personality- Mahoro

Anesie Mahoro was crowned second runner-up at the 2014 Miss Mount Kenya University contest. The 21-year-old student of Information Science is also a part time model.  Mahoro was also among the 15 finalists during the 2014 Miss Rwanda beauty pageant. She spoke to Society Magazine’s Doreen Umutesi...

Friday, February 20, 2015, 12:00 AM

Akiwacu takes stock of her reign as Miss Rwanda

Colombe Akiwacu’s reign as Miss Rwanda comes to an end this weekend as a new beauty queen is unveiled at the grand finale of Miss Rwanda 2015 Beauty Pageant. Akiwacu’s reign as Miss Rwanda was marred by allegations of mismanagement.  The New Times’ Doreen Umutesi caught up with Akiwacu for...

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 12:00 AM

HER STYLE: Muhoza on why she loves Valentine's Day

Fatuma Nina Muhoza is a member of the new girl group Charly & Nina. She also frequently performs with Sound of Hills Band at Hotel des Mille Collines and represented Rwanda in Tusker Project Fame 4 (TPF4). Society Magazine’s Doreen Umutesi caught up with the singer who shared reasons why she...

Friday, February 13, 2015, 12:00 AM

Dr Jjuuko's tips on how women can make it in media

DR. MARGARET Jjuuko is a professor at the University of Rwanda specialising in journalism, media studies and components of communication. The 50-year-old Ugandan scholar first came to Rwanda in 2003 as a visiting lecturer from Makerere University but later came back to work as a lecturer at...

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 12:00 AM

HER STYLE: I love taking fashion risks, says Bashabe

Miss Nyarungenge 2012, Kate Bashabe has a passion for art and craft which inspired her to open Kabash House and her popular Deluxe Designer’s boutique. Kabash House located in Kimihurura deals in art and crafts, African fabric and jewellery. The 24-year-old, also Miss MTN 2010, spoke to Society...

Friday, February 6, 2015, 12:00 AM

HER STYLE: It’s not about what you wear; it’s how you wear it - Iradukunda

Belle Oceanne Iradukunda is an upcoming fashion designer working on a fashion house called African Fashion Agency. Although Iradukunda says that she does not yet have a showroom, she says she is looking for a strategic place to showcase her talent. Belle Oceanne Iradukunda Iradukunda believes...

Friday, January 30, 2015, 12:00 AM

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