Rappers thrill Kigali hip-hop lovers

Hip-hop fans and concertgoers were treated to a night of fantastic rhymes at the first edition of the “Electric Jam” at the Mulindi Japan One Love premises in Kimihurura on Thursday. The evening which attracted a sizeable crowd, was a music entertainment fete, organised by Leo Luedemann, a German...

Saturday, December 19, 2015, 12:00 AM

Rugby league start postponed to January 9

Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) has postponed the start of the national league until to January 9, 2016, at the request of league clubs that asked for more time to prepare. The 2015/16 season was initially supposed to get underway this weekend. Speaking to Saturday Sport, the RRF secretary general,...

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 12:00 AM

'Umwitero' puts Turahirwa in fashion limelight

Fashion designer and model, Moses Turahirwa’s most outstanding piece is the Umwitero, a cloth that hangs over the shoulder like the Umushanana (traditional dress). The Umwitero used to be made from animal hides or back cloth and is arguably a timeless garb as Rwandans have been donning it...

Friday, December 11, 2015, 12:00 AM

Three held over Rwf70 million tax fraud attempt

A Rwandan accountant and two Indian businessmen are under police custody following an alleged attempt to defraud the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) of taxes worth Rwf70 million using an Electronic Billing Machine (EBM) belonging to a one Sulaiman George Bbale, a Uganda furniture dealer. According...

Friday, December 4, 2015, 12:00 AM

Phanny reflects on her gospel career

The path of a gospel music career has hurdles, especially because the music industry favours secular artistes. Because of the failure to make a living from gospel music solely, some artistes are forced to take on other jobs, balancing it with their music ambitions. But for six years now, Gisele...

Friday, December 4, 2015, 12:00 AM

Addressing plight of street children through drama

My Story, a play by Kaami Arts, a child development organisation, puts the family at the centre of street children dilemma. The play was part of activities held by Kaami Arts at Lemigo Hotel on Sunday to raise funds for the Urakunzwe Kibondo Daraja project aimed at using art to address the problem...

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 12:00 AM

Where does Rwanda stand in World Rugby Union?

Effective January 2016, Rwanda will be a full member of World Rugby.  With full membership, it means the country will access privileges given to other full member countries. But there's a long criteria that a very member country, including Rwanda, has to fulfill to retain the membership which...

Monday, November 30, 2015, 12:00 AM

Contemporary dance festival ends with a colorful show

The curtain fell on the four-day East African Nights of Tolerance (EANT) dance festival at the Kigali Serena on Sunday evening in a grand finale that was symbolic of the growing local interest in contemporary dance. An impressive crowd turned up for the performances which showcased a variety of...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 12:00 AM

Contemporary dance festival kicks off

The fourth edition of the East Africa Nights of Tolerance (EANT) festival kicked off yesterday at the St. Paul Hall behind the St. Famille Cathedral.  The annual four-day exhibition will see contemporary dance lovers enjoy 12 performances by dance teams from over 11 countries across the world....

Friday, November 20, 2015, 12:00 AM

Heineken treats James Bond fans to 'Spectre' premiere

Glamour, great food and a consistent flow of drinks took center stage last Friday evening as Bralirwa, through its brand Heineken; hosted an invite only premiere of the highly anticipated James Bond ‘Spectre’ movie at Century Cinema.  As indicated on the invitation cards, those invited respected...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 12:00 AM

Writers' workshop to take place at Kigali public library

Aspiring writers and authors stand to benefit from a workshop called The Story I Will Tell that will be held at the Kacyiru-based Kigali Library Services on Saturday. “ Participants will be trained in how to make a good story, how to make their stories more captivating. They will also be...

Monday, November 16, 2015, 12:00 AM

Rwanda becomes full member of World Rugby

Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) has made a huge leap forward after receiving full membership with World Rugby, the sport’s international ruling body. This comes after a previous application by the RFF in 2013 that was turned down after World Rugby deemed Rwanda short of requirements, which led...

Sunday, November 15, 2015, 12:00 AM

Discipline is key to succeed in rugby, says Silverback's Kazungu

Patrick Kazungu is a Remera Buffaloes and national team, the Silverbacks lock. The second row player has matured over the years playing for his club and has this year settled into the Silverbacks regulars. He has earned a few caps for the Silverbacks but with his drive and discipline, the 27-year...

Saturday, November 14, 2015, 12:00 AM

Rwandan US-based rapper on promoting local music

Dennis Muganza Kayonga aka Darkecy is a 21-year-old upcoming afro-hip hop artiste.  He moved to New York, USA, in 2013 to study music. He is a student at the State University of New York in Oneonta, NY. Darkecy has performed and also curtain raised for renowned American rapper Big Sean, at a...

Friday, November 13, 2015, 12:00 AM

Heineken brings James Bond’s ‘Spectre’ to Rwanda

Following the premiere of the James Bond’s Spectre movie all over the world, Bralirwa, through its flagship brand Heineken, on Thursday launched a campaign dubbed ‘Open Bond's World.’ The campaign, which is to coincide with Bralirwa’s premier of the ‘Spectre’...

Saturday, November 7, 2015, 12:00 AM

Kabera's 'Intore' wins prestigious Humanitarian Award

Rwanda’s Premier Film Maker; Eric Kabera’s Intore has won the International Film Festival Federation (IFFF) Humanitarian Award. He will receive the award at a ceremony this Sunday at the Raleigh Studios, Hollywood, USA. The 76 minute film, which has gained attention since its release in June last...

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 12:00 AM

We need more friendly matches – handball coach

For Rwandan clubs to improve and compete fairly in continental championships, they need to play more friendly games against top sides. Police Handball Club coach Sgt Albert Sibomana has said. The two-time reigning national champions, Police, returned from the just concluded African Handball...

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 12:00 AM

UR College of Science wins first all-female inter-university debate

The University of Rwanda’s College of Science and Technology (UR-CST) emerged top in the first ever edition of the National Inter-University Female Debate Championship. Nine institutions from around the country took part in the competition on Saturday at the Akilah Institute for Women in...

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 12:00 AM

The unknown face of reggae music

Reggae music is a genre that many associate with unpleasant stereotypes. But far from the misconceptions, according to reggae artiste, Jah Bon D, there is more to reggae than just dreadlocks and marijuana.  Jah Bon says the way Rastafarians are perceived by the public depicts reggae music in a...

Friday, October 30, 2015, 12:00 AM

Japanese engineer preaches reconciliation through music

In 2013, Takuji Tanaka came to Rwanda as an Irrigation Engineer with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Rwanda. What he did not know is that he would fall in love with Rwanda and drastically change his career path.  Upon reaching Rwanda, Tanake says that the new environment...

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 12:00 AM

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