Richard Mugarura

editorial@newtimes.co.rw

Urban Boys ready for Cindy

Rwandan Afro-Beat music group, Urban Boys have said they are ready to work with Ugandan musician Cinderella Sanyu Muyonjo aka Cindy. Their response comes after Cindy said she was impressed with their performance at the Liberation Day concert and she wouldn’t mind recording a song with them....

Friday, July 11, 2014, 12:00 AM

Sina elated after Amavubi summon

POLICE FC STRIKER Jerome Sina has expressed joy after being recalled back to the national senior football team Amavubi ahead of the 2015 Africa Nations Cup qualifier against Congo Brazzaville. Amavubi head coach Briton Stephen Constantine named Sina in the 30-man provisional squad which is...

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 12:00 AM

The Momo releases new hit

Afro-beat singer Maureen Mbabazi aka Momo dropped a new love single dubbed I swear last week. Her song encourages couples to swear to love each other till death separates them. “In my new song, I’m trying to encourage people to stick to their vows and give them value and not treat...

Friday, July 4, 2014, 12:00 AM

It’s time to focus on music – Kelly

After battling books at the College of Business and Economics (CBE) for the past four years, singer Auddy Kelly says he is ready to dedicate ample time to recording new songs and staging concerts.  “Thank God I have finally completed school, now is the right time to focus on music...

Friday, July 4, 2014, 12:00 AM

Urban Boys for a duet with Mafikizolo

After making history as the first Rwandan musicians to feature on international music channel, Trace TV, Urban Boys have since landed a deal to record a song with Mafikizolo in South Africa.   This comes after their song, Tayali, with Nigerian artiste iyanya is currently heading to the top of...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 12:00 AM

Gasabo eye Umurenge Kagame Cup

July 4, FinalGasabo vs Musanze - 12.30pm REIGNING CHAMPIONS Gasabo district will be out to retain this year’s edition of the Umurenge Kagame Cup when they face Musanze in the final on Friday. The annual tournament which has been underway since April this year is aimed at creating awareness...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 12:00 AM

Kidumu set for Kigali

POPULAR Kenya-based Burundian artiste Kidumu is scheduled to perform in Kigali on July 11.   The 39-year-old has performed in Kigali several times but only on invitation from other artistes or promoters. But this time, the Yaramenje singer says he is staging his own concert. Kidumu,...

Monday, June 30, 2014, 12:00 AM

Bagambake: The drug addict turned anti-drug abuse activist

As the world celebrates the International Day against drug abuse and drug Trafficking, thousands of Rwandans will flock Rubavu District in a campaign against drug abuse, the latest in a series of such campaigns.  The New Times caught up with a former drug addict, Mudashishwa Bagambake, who...

Thursday, June 26, 2014, 12:00 AM

Govt to construct Rwf4b national theatre

GOVERNMENT IS set to build a modern national theatre valued at Rwf4 billion within the next two years.  The director Culture Promotion in the Ministry of Sports and Culture, Lauren Makuza said the plans to kick off the project have been finalised as Rwf4 billion has been earmarked for the...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 12:00 AM

Drug abuse among youth on record high

Rwanda will mark the International Day against Drug Trafficking amidst concerns that drug abuse, especially among the youth, is getting out of hand. The Day is marked globally on June 26. According to statistics from Kigali Health Institute, more than half the youth in the country (14-35)  ...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 12:00 AM

Ndahayo nominated for international film Awards

Rwandan film maker Gilbert Ndahayo recently released The Rwandan Night, his second feature documentary which will premiere at the ongoing 2014 Zanzibar International Film Festival. The film is about the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. However, the bigger news is that the film was nominated for...

Monday, June 23, 2014, 12:00 AM

Police dismiss eighty officers over corruption

At least 78 police personnel have been fired from the Police Force since last July over corruption-related cases, according to the Force’s spokesperson. Speaking to the media on Wednesday, ACP Damas Gatare, the Spokesperson of Rwanda National Police, said nine of the officers are under...

Friday, June 20, 2014, 12:00 AM

King James to perform in Canada

RWANDAN Rn’B artiste King James is set to perform at the Umwali Canada 2014 beauty pageant next month. Umwali Canada is an annual beauty pageant for Rwandans living in Canada. Its aim is to promote young Rwandan girls under Umwali Canada Association. Umwali Canada represents the young...

Friday, June 20, 2014, 12:00 AM

Mako Nikoshwa discharged

Rwandan local artiste Mako Nikoshwa has been discharged from Centre Hospitalier et Universitaire de Kigali (CHUK) after battling a long illness. The artiste has been admitted at the hospital for the last two months. Upon arrival at his home in Kacyiru, Nikoshwa told local media that he had lost...

Friday, June 13, 2014, 12:00 AM

Urban Boys go international

Rwanda hit makers Urban boys are soaring higher than ever before after recording a song with Nigerian superstar Iyanya (Tayali). The song has since gone international after it was played on international music channel Trace TV.   “This is a huge achievement for us. It is never easy for...

Friday, June 13, 2014, 12:00 AM

Ferwafa ready to support investors in youth projects

RWANDA FOOTBALL federation will support entrepreneurs interested in investing in youth football programmes through running youth centres and clinics. One of the investors that Ferwafa has accepted to support is Moses Kamanzi, a Rwandan based in the USA and coach of the U16 team of Riverside Youth...

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 12:00 AM

The return of Riderman

RWANDAN HIP-HOP star Emery Gatsinzi aka Riderman is set to launch a new album this month.  Riderman shot to fame with his glass-shattering track Rutenderi more than four years ago and is gearing up for the release of his sixth studio album.  “I’m putting final touches to the...

Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 12:00 AM

Sonarwa donates cows to Huye survivors

In a bid to improve the livelihood of the population, local insurance company, Sonarwa last week donated Friesian cows to Genocide survivors in Mbazi Sector, Huye District. The ten cows were donated at the time when Sonarwa commemorated the company’s employees who were killed in the 1994...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 12:00 AM

Ferwafa president visits Europe based Rwandan players

RWANDA FOOTBALL Federation president Vincent Nzamwita returns home today from Europe where he has spent the past one week interacting with Rwandan players in different academies. Ferwafa’s Secretary General Olivier Mulindahabi told Times Sport on Thursday that Nzamwita toured three countries...

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 12:00 AM

UNHCR donates vehicles to help in refugee rescue missions

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday donated three vehicles to Rwanda National Police (RNP), Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (Midmar) and Immigration Services to help in assistance and rescue missions for refugees. The vehicles, Toyota 4WD-type were...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 12:00 AM

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