Talemwa on how a difficult upbringing shaped his attitude towards life

Benon Talemwa is the author of a book ‘Mysterious Privilege: The Power of Faith and Resilience,’ a memoir that walks you through his tragic experience of a life under siege and deprivation. It is a representative story of one Rwandan, among others, who had lost touch with their...

Sunday, May 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

Dutch Ambassador on phasing out bilateral relations development programme in 2022

The Embassy of The Netherlands has over the years supported the Rwandan government initiatives in the areas of integrated water resource management, food security and nutrition, agriculture and horticulture and a decade’s long involvement in the justice sector. Recently however, the embassy...

Sunday, May 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

Mani Martin, Sauti Sol drop ‘Mapenzi’ track

Afrobeat and R&B singer Mani Martin, on Thursday night, released his new song titled, “Mapenzi”, a love song that features Kenyan Afro-pop band, Sauti Sol. The audio and video of the song were both released on the same day after a year of working on it. According Martin, who wrote...

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 12:00 AM

Charly na Nina embark on school tour

Music duo Charly and Nina are set to go on a month- long school tour dubbed #1000 Girls Iwacu, umukobwa ni ahazaza From May 8 to June 7, the duo will be touring schools all over the country, in mainly the eight districts of Muhanga, Huye, Rwamagana, Ngoma, Rusizi, Karongi, Musanze and Rubavu....

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 12:00 AM

Nature conservation is a collective effort – expert

As of the end of 2018, the IUCN Red List, the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungi and plant species, reported that Mountain Gorillas moved from being at a “Critically Endangered” threat level to “Endangered”...

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 1:46 AM

Kenyan female bikers share experiences on campaigning for road safety

Drink-driving, ignoring traffic rules and poor roads claim thousands of lives in the region, every year. It is for this reason that six female riders dubbed the Throttle Queens, from Kenya took to the road to spread the word about road safety. For a week, they travelled from Kenya to Kigali for...

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 1:13 AM

Cesar Ngabo; a digital artist fusing traditional and modern art

Cesar Desire Ngabo, is one of the many 21st century artists who has taken the digital approach towards his artwork. Although mostly known for his visual art, the 23- year-old, is a visual artist, designer, photographer, beat maker and guitarist. Also known as El’Cesart, his main forte is...

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 1:12 AM

How should interns be remunerated in the Private Sector?

On May 1, Rwanda will join the rest of the world to celebrate International Labour Day, with a theme ‘Quality work as a catalyst for development.’ However, recent figures from National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) show that unemployment among graduates of tertiary education...

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 6:03 PM

Rwanda, Netherlands seek deeper ties with focus on private sector

Rwanda and the Kingdom of Netherlands are seeking to strengthen bilateral ties, with special focus on public private partnerships. This was observed during an event to celebrate the 52nd birthday of King Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand of The Netherlands on Wednesday evening in Kigali...

Friday, April 26, 2019, 12:06 AM

American filmmaker to produce movie on Genocide against Tutsi

American filmmaker and producer Alanna Brown is working on a new feature movie titled, Trees of Peace, a story about four Rwandan women survivors of 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The film tells of the struggle of four women, who find unity, hope, and strength after they survive the...

Sunday, April 21, 2019, 11:46 PM

Ashimwe on her new role as patient representative of World Thrombosis steering committee

Christine Ashimwe, founder of Rwanda Clot Awareness Network (RCAN), was early this month, appointed as the inaugural patient representative of the World Thrombosis Day (WTD) Steering Committee by The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH). Beverley Hunt, WTD Steering Committee...

Sunday, April 21, 2019, 1:14 AM

Fun ways to celebrate this Easter season

Christians all over the world and members of other faiths enthusiastically welcomed Easter holiday. The holiday is a time when individual and families make the most of the time for merry-making. While some people use the long holiday to travel, others use the festive season to go for prayers, visit...

Saturday, April 20, 2019, 1:46 PM

Youth advocate, Mfurinzima on his new book ‘Dreams to Find Another World’

Dreams to Find Another World is a poetic book based on the history and lifestyle of Rwandans. It combines different testimonies of the Genocide against Tutsi that are written in form of poems because poetry contributes to creative diversity in dialogue, and the free flow of ideas that end up...

Saturday, April 20, 2019, 1:38 PM

What do you make of the Catholic Church declaration?

Early this month, the Catholic Church hierarchy drew the ire of survivors of the Genocide against the Tutsi when they called for the early release of the elderly and ill Genocide convicts in a public statement that was read out in all of its parishes across the country on April 7, the start of the...

Saturday, April 20, 2019, 1:17 PM

British journalist Wallis on ‘Akazu’ and its role in Genocide against Tutsi

Andrew Wallis, the UK journalist and author, first visited Rwanda in 1990 as a young student, on an expedition to visit the fabled Virunga mountain gorillas. At that time the sense of tension and unease within in the country was noticeable, even for someone who had never visted Rwanda – or...

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 11:17 PM

How three Genocide survivors are using photography to help vulnerable children

Jean Bizimana, Gadi Habumugisha and Mussa Uwitonze, are Rwandan orphans who lost their parents during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. As survivors living in an orphanage, Imbabazi Orphanage in Gisenyi, Rwanda, they were introduced to photography at the age of eight and nine, when Through the...

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 11:51 PM

Storytelling in the digital era: Are young people getting the most from it?

As the country continues to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, several activities are ongoing, with the youth at the centre of it all. Over 60% of Rwanda’s population was born after the tragic events of 1994, and concerns have been raised on whether content and stories shared...

Friday, April 12, 2019, 4:21 AM

25 years later, how is rape dealt with in Rwanda?

Alice Umugwaneza (not real name) is a wife and mother. She has three children; one from her previous marriage, one from her present marriage, and another child born of rape, inflicted on her during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. She, like many women that dealt with this infliction, is living...

Thursday, April 11, 2019, 12:04 AM

Uwase keen on sensitising youth about dangers of ethnic divisions

Aline Uwase was two days old when the Genocide against the Tutsi broke out in 1994. She survived the Genocide but lost some family members and relatives to the massacres. 25 years later, Uwase is an employee of the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Gisozi, since December 2016, working as a front...

Sunday, April 7, 2019, 3:45 AM

Swedish journalist hands over unpublished photos of Genocide

Gunilla von Hall, a Swedish journalist, was in Tanzania, reporting for her native newspaper, in April 1994 when she saw bodies floating in the Akagera River from Rwanda.  With the help of the Rwanda Patriotic Front soldiers that took care of them, she decided to travel to Rwanda, together...

Sunday, April 7, 2019, 12:04 AM

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