Former street kids to benefit from theatre project

A group of 16 youngsters will showcase their acting ability on September 19 in a theatre project at the Roots Foundation, a rehabilitation centre in Batsinda, Kagugu, a Kigali suburb.  The project kicked off four weeks ago and is made up of groups of children between 14 - 21 years. They write...

Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 12:00 AM

Miss Earth 2015 finale set for Sept 12

Contestants in the inaugural Miss Earth Rwanda are set to face off on September 12 at the Kigali Serena Hotel. The winner will represent the country at the world grand finale in Vienna, Austria. The ten contestants began training three weeks ago, and will engage in various activities to showcase...

Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 12:00 AM

Don't fear to fail, Rugby boss Mugabo advises young players

Jimmy Adams Mugabo is the CEO of the Rwanda Rugby Federation (RFF) and coach of league side Thousand Hills RFC. His career as Silverbacks centre was cut short due to a severe knee injury in 2011, but this did not stop him from continuing to build his life from the game. Since retiring as a player...

Saturday, August 29, 2015, 12:00 AM

Dj Cuppy wants to inspire young African women

DJ Cuppy might be the first female DJ to do a tour of Africa and that is just one of many milestones for someone in a domain that is mostly reserved for the daring; whether male or female. The daughter to Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola, DJ Cuppy real name Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola doesn’t stop...

Friday, August 28, 2015, 12:00 AM

FEASSA rugby 7s present an answer for Silverbacks

The performance of Rwandan schools in this year’s edition of the FEASSA games rugby 7s could prove to be an answer for the Silverbacks, the national rugby side in the latter’s quest to participate in more international games, like Olympics rugby. For the Rwandan schools, the...

Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 12:00 AM

Kenyan fashion designer to launch her brand in Kigali

EvelyneAkinyi Odongo, a renowned fashion designer and prominent female entrepreneur in Kenya, has set her sights on expanding her fashion empire to Rwanda. After participating in the 18th Rwanda International Trade Fair in Kigali earlier this month, Akinyi was inspired to launch her high-end...

Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 12:00 AM

Ste Famille claim Rugby 7s title

Main CupGS Ste Famille (Rwa) 21-14 Kangaru School (Ken)  Plate FinalSt Joseph’s Layibi (Uga) 46-0 St Peter’s Mumias (Ken) Bowl CupET Mukingi (Rwa) 12-0 Ntare School (Uga) Shield CupAPICUR (Rwa) 14-5 Mbarara High School (Uga) Groupe Scolaire Sainte Famille were crowned champions...

Sunday, August 23, 2015, 12:00 AM

Women document underprivileged life through photos

Nine women from a select underprivileged social groups from Kigali and Huye, last week, told their life stories in  photo exhibition. The event, in Kigali, was organised by Faces of Life, an NGO specialised in filmmaking. Running under the theme, ‘Giving Voices to Women,’ the...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 12:00 AM

Mixed reactions as Knowless claims Guma-Guma crown

It was a night of mixed feelings as songstress Jeanne d’Arc Butera, commonly known as Knowless, won the 5th Primus Guma-Guma Super Star (PGGSS5) title on Saturday night after six months of crisscrossing the country in the annual music contest. Knowless was announced amid ululations and boos in...

Monday, August 17, 2015, 12:00 AM

Rwandan schools to play in Rugby 7s at the FEASSA Games

Three schools will represent the country in Rugby 7s at this year’s Federation of East African Secondary School Sports Associations (FEASSSA) Games.   The schools are ET Mukingi, GS St. Famille and APICUR Musanze. The Games kick off on August 14 in Huye District, Southern Province and...

Saturday, August 8, 2015, 12:00 AM

T-Rock eyes music breakthrough

At just 22 years of age, T-Rock is climbing the ladder of music success with ease. He is an innate melodist, who started singing when he was only 11.  T-Rock dreams of becoming an international singer. (File) With support from his family and friends, T-Rock has honed his ability as an...

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 12:00 AM

Ethiopian filmmaker on making local films attractive

As a child Theodros Teshome Kebede wanted to be an actor and at a young age, the Ethiopian born filmaker is set out to achieve this dream. “I used to write poems and short stories at school,” Theodros says, before adding, “I was fortunate there was a studio in my neighbourhood...

Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 12:00 AM

Rwanda falters as Mauritius, Botswana advance in Olympic rugby qualifiers

Mauritius and Botswana earned slots to the final qualification tournament of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games men’s rugby 7s ahead of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Burundi. The Southern African teams achieved this status in the pre-qualifiers for Africa - South that took place at...

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 12:00 AM

Guma Guma roadshows end on a high as finale beckons

It was excitement for residents of the lake side town of Rubavu as they turned up in droves at the district stadium to watch the last roadshow of Primus Guma Guma Super Star 5 (PGGSS5) ahead of the grand finale set for August 15. The resort town of Rubavu was upbeat as the stadium filled up even...

Monday, July 27, 2015, 12:00 AM

International artistes jet in for KigaliUp Festival

Ugandan award-winning artiste Eddy Kenzo this Friday arrived at Kigali International Airport ahead of the KigaliUp Festival which is expected to take place this weekend. Promoter Alex Kayoboke admires Kenzo's BET Awards plaque (Stephen Kalimba) The 2015 BET winner for Viewer's Choice Best New...

Friday, July 24, 2015, 12:00 AM

Silverbacks keen to progress in Rio Olympics rugby qualifiers

National rugby side are counting on home advantage to take one of the two spots up for grabs at the 2016 Rio Olympics men's 7s pre-qualifiers-south to be hosted in Kigali on July 25. The Silverbacks will be up against five countries including Mauritius, Zambia, Burundi, Botswana and the Democratic...

Thursday, July 23, 2015, 12:00 AM

Rwanda film festival to screen 60 movies

Film enthusiasts and seasonal movie-goers thronged Kigali Serena Hotel’s auditorium on Sunday evening to witness the inauguration of the 11th edition of the Rwanda film festival. Pan-Africanism is the centre theme for the two week-long festival. The event was graced by an entourage from the Pan...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 12:00 AM

Rwanda's housing challenges require innovative solutions

David French is the country managing Director of JS International Inc., a construction firm that makes pre-fabricated houses, with a factory in the Kigali Special Economic Zone (KSEZ) at Ndera, Gasabo District. The company has already embarked on various real estate projects in Kigali that will be...

Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 12:00 AM

Guma-Guma roadshow warms up chilly Musanze

Primus Guma-Guma Super Star 5 (PGGSS5) contenders braved the chilly Musanze weather on Saturday to entertain a large crowd of excited revellers during the second last show of the 2015 annual musical competition. Those who turned up clearly enjoyed the show. Residents of Musanze town and...

Monday, July 20, 2015, 12:00 AM

Twizeyimana’s small but sure steps to a rugby star

Every year the national rugby team, the Silverbacks play in competitions both at home and abroad. However, for the players, they don’t earn much financial reward for sacrificing their time and putting their bodies on the line for country and also their clubs. But they always play first and ask...

Saturday, July 18, 2015, 12:00 AM