Susan Babijja

RBA refurbishes studios

As the world cup kicked off on Thursday, Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) took up the initiative of refurbishing their studios to give football fans a good experience. Talking to Arthur Asiimwe the Managing Director of RBA, he said “we decorated and gave our studios a new look so that...

Friday, June 13, 2014, 12:00 AM

Why reproductive health debate is necessary

Editor,  This is in reaction to the article, “Govt spends over Rwf1 billion on post-abortion care annually – report” (The New Times, June 2) One billion francs is enough to build a health centre every year, and we are talking about those who go to hospitals. Do you have any...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 12:00 AM

Ebonies, Radio and Weasel rock Kigali

Reknown Ugandan drama group, the Ebonies and local artistes Radio and Weasel delivered exciting performances over the weekend at Kigali Serena Hotel and Gikondo Expo Grounds on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The highlight of the events was Imbaraga Z’urukundo, a play that the Ebonies had...

Monday, June 2, 2014, 12:00 AM

Tusker Project Fame called off

EAST AFRICA might miss out on the annual singing competition Tusker Project Fame (TPF) this year as management focuses on a new reality show, Tusker Twende Kazi.  This was revealed by the Tusker Project Fame Gold sponsors, East African Breweries Limited (EABL).  The company decided to...

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 12:00 AM

Top young innovators awarded

Four best young innovators were on Tuesday evening awarded during the official launch of YouthConnekt Hangout at Think, Kigali. The winners received cash prizes. Robert Niyirora, the overall winner received Rwf6.8m, followed by Elodie Iradukunda who got Rwf 3.4 million. Lillian Uwintwari and...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 12:00 AM

Budi, Mighty Popo grace Caiman live band show

Caiman Bar and Restaurant in Kibagabaga has launched a live band show that will be playing once a month. Renowned Burundian music band Budi J&M and Jacques Murigande alias Mighty Popo performed at the inaugural show over the weekend.  “We will be hosting live performances once a...

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 12:00 AM

Rwandan fashion designers showcase at Kampala Fashion Intro

Rwandan fashion designers were among the East African fashion designers that participated in the just concluded Kampala Fashion Intro held at Serena Hotel in Uganda.  Designers Cynthia Rupari, Patrick Muhire and Kelvin Kagirimpundu graced the show alongside Ugandan designers Gloria Wavamunno...

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 12:00 AM

Artistes fail to raise funds needed for ailing Nikoshwa

WHAT was supposed to be a big night for artistes to show solidarity with their ailing colleague ended in disappointment. Only Rwf121,570 was raised from the concert that was expected to raise a substantial amount of funds towards the medical needs of singer Mako Nikoshwa who is bedridden at...

Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 12:00 AM

Burundi-based Braza returns

REGGAE ARTISTE Brazza Ahishakiye aka Brazza will be a common face on the entertainment scene after returning home for good.  Brazza who has been a visiting artiste based in Burundi says it’s time to settle at home. “After working in Burundi and Tanzania for many years, I think it...

Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 12:00 AM

Reggae lovers pay tribute to Bob Marley

AS reggae lovers across the world celebrated the life of Jamaican reggae legend Robert Nesta Marley, popularly known as Bob Marley, the Rastafarian fraternity in Rwanda gathered at One Love bar in down town Kigali to pay tribute to the King of reggae on Sunday. Rastafarians and reggae fans turned...

Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 12:00 AM

Bakunzi promotes culture through art

LOCAL ARTISTE, Jean Bosco Bakunzi held a solo art exhibition at Uburanga Arts Studio in Kimihurura on Saturday.  At the exhibition, a variety of Bakunzi’s art pieces were displayed. The exhibition that started at 6:00pm attracted a cross section of art lovers. Bakunzi said that the...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 12:00 AM

Over 200 ex-combatants to undergo free surgical operations

The Rwanda Demobilisation and Re-integration Commission (RDRC) on Sunday started a screening exercise for 236 ex-combatants expected to undergo free surgical operations for different cases. The operations will be conducted by 28 doctors  in the country’s main hospitals, including King...

Monday, May 12, 2014, 12:00 AM

Rwandan artistes to headline regional music festival

Three Rwandan musicians are among artistes who will headline the third edition of the DOADOA-East African Performing Arts Markets festival slated for May 7-10. Mani Martin, Christopher Muneza and Angel Mutoni yesterday left for Uganda ahead of the festival due in Kampala. The official opening...

Monday, May 5, 2014, 12:00 AM

NGO reaches out to Genocide survivors

Members of the Association for Research and Assistance Mission for Africa (ARAMA)  Thursday visited and gave support to communities in the Eastern Province who were physically affected during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Among those visited were people living with disabilities in...

Saturday, May 3, 2014, 12:00 AM

1200 girls get FAWE scholarships

 About 1,200 needy girls are set to get full scholarships throughout upper secondary on top of a 70% tertiary education support. The scholarship programme, which will be implemented in the 10 partner schools (two in each of the five provinces), is funded by Forum For African Women...

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 12:00 AM

Kicukiro to get $2m hospital

Armenian gynecologist, Minas Ashley, is setting up a $2 million hospital in Rubirizi cell, Kanombe sector in Kicukiro District. The 150-bed health facility will be operational in the coming three years, Ashley said. He revealed this on Friday during the launch of the first phase of the facility,...

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 12:00 AM

Bruce Melody starts own band

Bruce Melody has started his own band. This comes shortly after the singer launched his debut album entitled- Ndumiwe to a mammoth crowd at Kigali Serena Hotel on March 8. Bruce is among a few young musicians in the country who have settled for live music. The singer said that the band would be...

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 12:00 AM

Meet Numukobwa, the best engineering student

Last month, over 500 students were awarded diplomas in various disciplines after successfully completing their studies at Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centre Kigali. Among them was Ange Divine Numukobwa, 24, who was recognised as the best female student. She was awarded a Diploma in Civil...

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:00 AM

Miss Rwanda pays tribute to children killed in the Genocide

Reigning Miss Rwanda Colombe Akiwacu joined the youth in Rwamagana District to pay homage to the children killed in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi on Monday. Akiwacu, who made history on the night of February 23 after winning the 2014 Miss Rwanda beauty competition, called for full support...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 12:00 AM

Genocide: Varsity students visit memorial site

Students and staff members of University College of Education, former Kigali Institute of Education, visited Murambi Genocide Memorial site to pay their respects to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. “As we commemorate the Genocide for the twentieth time, we believe that it...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 12:00 AM

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