Gospel artiste Gahongayire to perform in Indiana

Rwandan queen of gospel music Aline Gahongayire is in Indiana, U.S., where she is scheduled to perform in a concert tomorrow, Sunday. Gahongayire Known as the ‘Queen of Gospel’ in the music industry, Gahongayire is undoubtedly the biggest name in contemporary gospel music in the country today...

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 12:00 AM

Artistes to fight malnutrition through music

Rwandan celebrities are in the final stages of releasing a new song to raise awareness about good nutrition.  The song features popular artistes Tom Close, Knowless Butera, Aline Gahongayire as well as the reigning Miss Rwanda Jolly Mutesi. In raising their voices to promote good nutrition,...

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 12:00 AM

Local leaders explore ways to stamp out malnutrition

Treating malnutrition is expensive, which is why it is important for parents to take preventive measures. Thomas Muyombo, a paediatrician at Rwanda Biomedical Centre, said there are very many indicators for malnourished children and parents should be able to tell when their children need special...

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 12:00 AM

I want to help my community through art - Niyonsenga

Pacifique Niyonsenga spent much of his childhood living in poverty on the streets of Rwanda.Thanks to the generosity of a Canadian man named Bruno, Pacifique was able to get an education and find work as an artist. Now he helps other kids living on the streets by introducing them to the arts....

Friday, September 23, 2016, 12:00 AM

How Irembo creates jobs

'Irembo’ (e-Government Platform) has not only  improved service delivery through good governance but has also become a source of employment to Rwandans. Irembo was created by RwandaOnline Platform Limited, a private technology company with a vision of becoming a catalyst of...

Friday, September 23, 2016, 12:00 AM

Mutesi in Europe to promote Miss Rwanda initiatives

Reigning Miss Rwanda 2016, Jolly Mutesi, is in Europe on a month-long tour to promote Miss Rwanda projects and partnerships with international brands. The tour marks the first leg of her ‘Agaciro Kanjye’ campaign launched recently, that aims to promote and restore traditional Rwandan culture and...

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 12:00 AM

Nigerian singer Keziah to perform in Kigali

Nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist Jones Keziah is set to perform in Kigali on September 25.  According to Eric Karengera Kirenga, one of the organisers, Keziah’s show is aimed at giving Rwandans a feel of the obscure legend. “I think it is very important for a successful...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 12:00 AM

2face Idibia to perform in Kigali

The local entertainment scene will be taken a notch higher when Nigerian music icon 2face Idibia holds a concert in Kigali on September 23.  The singer, born Innocent Ujah Idibia, will perform alongside his country mate rapper M.I in a concert that will be held at Kigali Serena Hotel....

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 12:00 AM

Teachers and parents ready to embrace Smart Parent app

Teachers will now be able to track students’ performances and keep their parents updated with their children’s performances after the Smart Parent App officially got into use last week, with the first pilot phase being conducted at Lycee Notre Dame de Citaeau with over 750 students....

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 12:00 AM

Sauti Sol to perform in Kigali on Saturday

Multi-award winning Kenyan afro-pop band, Sauti Sol, is set to perform in Kigali this coming weekend. The concert will take place on Saturday, September 17 at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village, best known as Camp Kigali. The gig is part of Sauti Sol’s Africa tour dubbed, ‘Live and Die in...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 12:00 AM

Language proficiency is still a challenge in the labour market, says talent scout Rutagengwa

Fiona Kamikazi Rutagengwa is a talent advocate at AkilahNet who apart from that does social media marketing as a ‘side hustle’. Sunday Magazine’s Sharon Kantengwa had a chat with the 25 year old on her talent advocacy experience. From modeling to banking and talent advocacy. You...

Sunday, September 11, 2016, 12:00 AM

How Smart Initiative will improve student performance in schools

With a simple rural oriented desktop application for the teacher, student performance and attendance in schools can now be evaluated and improved. This came after absenteeism and dropout issues in schools became recurrent in top leadership discussions. “We were convinced that a desktop...

Sunday, September 11, 2016, 12:00 AM

Commonwealth to push for 30 per cent women representation in senior positions

Commonwealth governments and leading campaigners have formed an alliance to deliver on the promise of gender equality and end violence against women and girls, including achieving justice for women in courts. This is one of the resolutions of the 11th Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministerial...

Saturday, September 10, 2016, 12:00 AM

Judicial Bench Book on violence against women launched

The Commonwealth Secretariat has launched the first Judicial Bench Book on Violence against women in East Africa, as part of the bloc’s broader effort to end impunity and effectively address violence against women and girls. Launched at the 11th Women’s Affairs Ministerial Meeting (...

Friday, September 9, 2016, 12:00 AM

Ugandans in Rwanda to celebrate AFCON victory

Ugandans living in Rwanda and friends of Uganda will today converge at KGL fast food restaurant and bar in Gisozi, a Kigali suburb, to celebrate Uganda’s qualification for AFCON. Dubbed, The Uganda Cranes AFCON Celebrations, Ugandan guest artiste KS Alpha and DJ Blow will be performing...

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 12:00 AM

Saxophonist Herbert Rock leaves Neptunez band

Neptunez band’s saxophone lead performer, Herbert Kiggundu, aka Herbert Rock has left the band to pursue a solo career. The 30-year-old saxophonist, who has been with Neptunez band since 2014, is set to launch his eight-track album titled, Saxo in the City- a collection of his own pieces of...

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 12:00 AM

Groove Awards preps in high gear

Preparations for the fourth edition of Groove Awards that were launched on September 4 are in high gear.  According to Pastor John Kaiga, the chair of the panel of judges for the Groove Awards, the grand finale will take place on November 13 under the theme Come as you are. A new category of...

Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 12:00 AM

NIDA to work with local leaders to improve service

  The officials were trained at a two-day workshop organised by Irembo in partnership with Ministry of Local Government (Minaloc) and National Identification Agency (NIDA). Robert Habimana, the territory coordinator of Rwanda Online, said the workshop sought to create a relationship between...

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 12:00 AM

NIDA to work with local officials to improve service delivery

Local Government officials at all sector levels have been equipped with knowledge on how to improve service delivery by using Irembo platform. The two-day training was organised by Irembo in partnership with ministry of Local Government (Minaloc) and National Identification Agency (NIDA). ...

Monday, September 5, 2016, 12:00 AM

Karemera on why Rwanda should tell its own stories

24-year-old Yves Karemera is the CEO, Impinga Zone Films and the brain behind the HeForShe documentary that airs on RTV as well as other video productions, ‘Isekere’ and ‘Publicite’. The multi talented video producer had a chat with Sunday Magazine’s Sharon Kantengwa...

Sunday, September 4, 2016, 12:00 AM

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