VIDEO: Esther's Aid gives hope to Kigali's vulnerable youth

Thousands of youngsters have benefited from Esther’s Aid by attaining training in culinary art, tailoring and arts and craft. Paul Mukeshinema, who currently works at Kigali Serena Hotel, is one of them. 27-year-old Mukeshinema has been working as a chef at Kigali Serena Hotel for the last three...

Thursday, January 29, 2015, 12:00 AM

HER STYLE: Don’t dress to impress, says Uwase

Joyeuse Uwase is a journalist and producer on Rwanda Television and currently co-hosts the popular RTV Mag that airs every Saturday at 6:30pm.  Joyeuse Uwase The vibrant Uwase is also the host of School is Cool (a kids show) and Hirya no Hino (loosely translated as Here and there) on the same...

Friday, January 23, 2015, 12:00 AM

.HER STYLE: Kitty Joyce on her love for heels and sexy dresses

Joyce Amande, also known as Kitty Joyce, is a Rwandan upcoming musician who last year collaborated with Uganda’s Sizzaman and Dan Flevor in a single titled Deep in Love. Kitty, also known for her song Give it to you, is the marketing executive for Safintra Rwanda International, a roofing company...

Friday, January 16, 2015, 12:00 AM

Video Interview: Life is about taking risks, says KGL proprietor

Some party lovers might not be acquainted with the face behind one of Kigali’s most famous night spots, KGL fast food restaurant and bar. Opened in 2013, the popular hangout is a standard spot for Kigali’s corporate class.  Price Muhoza speaks to The New Times. YouTube/The New Times Women...

Thursday, January 15, 2015, 12:00 AM

HER STYLE: Customise your style, says Bibio

Egidie Ingabire Bibio is the Chief Editor of Radio Inteko 101.5FM which is mainly known as the Rwanda parliament radio station. Ingabire, a mother of two, was elected as the president of the Rwanda Female Journalists Association (ARFEM)two weeks ago. She shared some fashion tips with Society...

Friday, January 9, 2015, 12:00 AM

Kigali City welcomes 35 newborns on Christmas

By 6pm yesterday, 18 baby girls and 17 baby boys had been born at different hospitals in the City of Kigali. Muhima Hospital recorded the highest number of newborns in Kigali with 14 babies delivered. University Central Hospital of Kigali (Chuk) recorded six births followed by King Faisal...

Friday, December 26, 2014, 12:00 AM

Meet Kamanzi, the batik design specialist

When you talk about batik art and other forms of hand printing on textile in Rwanda, one company immediately comes to mind, and that is Glo Creations.  Glo Creations is a textile company that designs a variety of patterns on textiles as well as making fashionable clothing, and home décor items....

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 12:00 AM

Child rights convention silver jubilee celebrations kick off

Celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the Child Rights Convention (CRC) in Rwanda started yesterday with both public and non-governmental organisations showcasing best practices for advanced child rights and protection. Among the best practices highlighted include the gradual phasing out...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 12:00 AM

Peace through Business: Empowering women entrepreneurs

Gone are the days when business was the option for people that failed to excel in school and acquire professional jobs. At least according to Rose Businge.  Businge is the owner of Creation of Roza, a popular contemporary women’s clothing store in Kigali. “I started my business in 2008. In 2009...

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 12:00 AM

Her Style: Sagging pants are a turn-off, says Bazupira

Carine Bazupira Carine Bazupira a.k.a Mimi is an actress with The Ebonies, a renowned drama group based in Uganda. She has been with the group for five years under her stage name Rukia.  The actress is also a fashion designer, singer and dancer. The 31-year-old spoke to Society Magazine’s...

Friday, November 7, 2014, 12:00 AM

Arthur opens up Big Brother Africa secrets

One of Rwanda’s representatives at the ongoing Big Brother Hotshots season 9, Arthur Nkusi, jetted in the country on Wednesday after his eviction last Sunday. In an interview with Society Magazine’s Dean Karemera, Arthur says he doesn’t regret anything and is happy to have achieved his goal and is...

Friday, November 7, 2014, 12:00 AM

Aziz knits a motherly bond with needy children

Although Rwanda offers free primary education, some parents can’t afford pre-primary education. For children whose parents can’t afford to pay for nursery education, they wait till the children turn five or six to start primary one.  Having this in mind, Milcah Grace Aziz got a calling to help...

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 12:00 AM

Family planning uptake improving, says report

Rwanda has registered a significant reduction in overall unfulfilled need for contraception, becoming one of only six countries whose unmet need is less than 15 per cent, a new report shows. The report, released yesterday, was conducted by Family Planning 2020 (FP2020). The number of states...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 12:00 AM

Are efforts to keep girls in school paying off?

More than88,000 of the candidates who sat Primary Leaving Examinations last month were girls, representing a 7 per cent edge over their male counterparts. This is the same trend at other stages of education, where girls are increasing in numbers and the dropout rate for girls is also reducing at...

Monday, November 3, 2014, 12:00 AM

Her Style: Wear the right outfit for the right occasion, says Ciney

Ciney Aisha Uwimana, popularly known as Ciney, is a rapper famous for her hit singles Nkunda, Arabizi and many more. The 22-year-old is also the voice behind City Train that airs on City Radio and the Top 10 countdown on Sunday. The vibrant hip hop star spoke to Doreen Umutesi about her sense...

Friday, October 31, 2014, 12:00 AM

From despair to triumph: The story of a breast cancer survivor

Phillipa Kibugu was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994 while living in the United States of America. This was four years after her sister died of the same disease at a tender age of 38.  “When my sister died, we didn’t know anything about breast cancer then. She was taken to England for...

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 12:00 AM

All smiles as Genocide orphans move into One Dollar Campaign complex

The One Dollar Campaign complex which was constructed to shelter homeless Genocide orphans was officially inaugurated yesterday. Located in Kinyinya, Gasabo District, the Rwf1.7 billion hostel is home to 192 vulnerable orphans of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi – 96 girls and 96 boys aged...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 12:00 AM

Most hard working women to be recognised

A total of 30 women from across the country will today be recognised for working hard to empower themselves. The women drawn from all the 30 districts, will be recognised during the national celebrations to mark International Rural Women’s Day in Gatebe Sector, Burera District, Northern...

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:00 AM

The life of a female taxi driver

The sight of a woman driving a taxi is something we don’t see every day. The taxi business is male dominated given the tough conditions that come with the job like working long odd hours. And traditionally, society still frowns at a woman who works as a taxi driver. I set out to track a female...

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12:00 AM

Businesses cry foul as crackdown on noise pollution bites

George Gacheru, the proprietor of Grill & Barbeque Bar in Kacyiru, a city suburb, plans to lay off some of his workers. Reason? His earnings have declined significantly due to “unrealistic” rules on noise pollution that limit the music he needs to play at his entertainment facility, located in...

Monday, October 20, 2014, 12:00 AM

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