Rugby coaching gets a boost

Rugby coaching in the country is set to improve following the launch of training programmes by the Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) and its partners. The federation CEO, Jimmy Adams Mugabo has said. This comes after years of relying on playing experience and trainers with World Rugby Level 1 coaching...

Monday, October 26, 2015, 12:00 AM

Power struggle rocks boxing fraternity

Boxing is fighting for its life as a legal status continues to elude Rwanda Amateur Boxing Association (RABA). This means that the National Olympic Committee does not recognize RABA, and this has affected local boxing activities. RABA needs a minimum of four registered clubs in order to gain...

Friday, October 23, 2015, 12:00 AM

All set for Stromae's concert

Stromae lovers are waiting in anticipation for the Rwandan-Belgian singer’s concert. Stromae The show, dubbed Rwanda Nziza, takes place at the Independent University of Kigali (ULK) stadium on Saturday and the organisers have promised a well-planned show. Speaking to The New Times, Judo...

Friday, October 16, 2015, 12:00 AM

Burundian and Rwandan singers unite for a night of music

Burundian singer Christian Ninteretse and his Melodika Band thrilled fans this past weekend when they put up an energetic show at Umubano Hotel.  Dubbed the Kigali-Buja Night Concert, the leader of the three months old band, stepped on stage at 9 pm opening with Jason Mraz’s I Won’t Give Up....

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 12:00 AM

Police overcome APR to end season unbeaten

Saturday Police 35-26 APRUR-CASS 22-22 UR-CEGicumbi 25-15 E.S UrumuliRambura 30-28 Nyakabanda Police capped off a remarkable season after defeating second-placed APR in a tense and lively encounter at the Kimisagara Youth Centre on Saturday. APR put up a spirited attack but could not stop Police...

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 12:00 AM

Resilience RFC to join national rugby league

Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) is seeking to expand the league from seven to nine clubs for the 2015/16 season, which is scheduled to get underway next month. One of the two new clubs is Resilience Rugby Football Club, which is based in Rusizi. Another one is Tumba Jaguars RFC from Tumba College of...

Monday, October 12, 2015, 12:00 AM

Police eye unbeaten record as handball league ends

Today Police vs APR 10amGicumbi vs ES Urumuli 11amG.S Rambura vs NyakabandaUR-CASS vs UR-CE Sunday Nyakabanda vs Inyemeramihigo Recently crowned champions Police Handball Club will go into their last match of the campaign against second-placed APR today at Kimisagara youth centre seeking to end...

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 12:00 AM

Tracing Stromae's Rwandan roots

“Papaoutai” is a song that gets people on their feet when it plays. A night out in Kigali is not complete if you don’t dance to this hit. In June this year, fans were left disappointed when the singer of this popular hit called off his Kigali homecoming concert after suffering side effects from...

Friday, October 9, 2015, 12:00 AM

Police win h-ball league title with a game to spare

Sunday UR-CE                24-19    Nyakabanda Gicumbi              37-19    UR-CE Inyemeramihigo   53-35 ...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 12:00 AM

Handball league: UR-CASS battle odds to post decent finish

Today ES Urumuri           vs        UR CASS ES Kigoma           vs        UR-CASS APR      ...

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 12:00 AM

Silverbacks U-21 to host Uganda Cranes in friendly

The national U-21 rugby team will host their Ugandan counterparts in the first ever 15s friendly match scheduled for October 23 in Kigali, according to the Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) Technical Director, Jean Baptiste Itanzi. Itanzi says the main purpose of the game is to gauge the level of the...

Friday, October 2, 2015, 12:00 AM

Ganza creates own path in modeling

Success is about identifying the right opportunity.  Jean Fidele Ihose, aka Ganza, has used this philosophy to climb up the ladder in the modeling industry. Ganza is a freelance model signed to Never Give UpModeling Agency and has featured in several fashion events including the Kigali Fashion...

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 12:00 AM

Police edge closer to retaining handball league title

Sunday Gicumbi                   32-26       UR-CASS GS Rambura          30-32       UR-CE Nyakabanda    ...

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 12:00 AM

Boxing family needs to unite, says RABA interim boss Kalisa

The future of Rwandan boxing remains like a ship with no compass as the Rwanda Amateur Boxing Association (RABA), the sport’s governing body, struggles to acquire legal status.  This has put the association in jeopardy preventing it from acquiring funding from the Ministry of Culture and Sports (...

Monday, September 28, 2015, 12:00 AM

Amuli quit law school for filming

Yves Amuli has a favourite quote; the two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why” by Mark Twain and the budding film-maker believes he has lived those two days. At only 22, Amuli is a budding independent film maker with an uncommon passion for...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 12:00 AM

ETM Mukingi win Peace One Day Rugby Cup

It wasn’t as exciting as anticipated at the Peace One Day Schools 7s final edition as the Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) joined the rest of the world to celebrate the game’s contribution to peace across the globe at the UTEXRWA ground in Gacuriro on Saturday. The tournament which was...

Monday, September 21, 2015, 12:00 AM

H-ball league: APR seek to narrow gap on Police

Saturday ES Kigoma       vs       APR                         11am Sunday Gicumbi         ...

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 12:00 AM

Beauty queens in environmental conservation drive

Rwandan beauty queens under the forum, Happy Generation, have urged the youth to play a lead role in environment conservation. This was during Umuganda— monthly communal work, at Nyabugogo swamp on Saturday. The group comprising 50 people included Solange Mukasonga, the mayor of Nyarugenge...

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 12:00 AM

Makumbi Sound delivers world-class melodies, wows music lovers

It is not so often that you get to see skilled players and soul singers from different continents perform on the same stage at no cost, save for a few drinks, for a whole evening in a bubbly and lively environment. Well, that is what Jazz collective Makumbi Sound delivered yet again Saturday...

Monday, September 14, 2015, 12:00 AM

Tag rugby on the rise in primary schools

Tag rugby is sweeping through primary schools in the country as one of the most liked sport among pupils, a development that has excited the local rugby fraternity.  Initially introduced in Rwanda in 2007, starting with schools like Kabgayi A and B and Shyogwe in the south, by UK-based charity,...

Sunday, September 6, 2015, 12:00 AM

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