Susan Babijja

Post Office, I&M honour Genocide victims

Employees of the Post Office Friday honoured victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi with a Walk to Remember that started at their headquarters and ended at Gisozi Genocide Memorial. Celestin Kayitare, the Director General National Post Office, said the organisation lost 27 staff to the...

Sunday, April 13, 2014, 12:00 AM

Musicians release commemoration songs

Local artistes have released commemorative songs for the 20th anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi.  Senderi’s Baruhukiye Nyanza song reflects on history’s darkest 100 days, where more than one million Rwandans were killed. The song also pays tribute to the people in...

Friday, April 4, 2014, 12:00 AM

Gaël Faye, local artistes in Genocide anniversary collabo

Franco-Rwandan MC and rap artiste Gaël Faye is set to jet in the country on Saturday, to record a joint Genocide commemoration song with local musicians. The song dubbed, Duhagaze Twemye, will be released on April 7, at the official launch of the 20th anniversary of 1994 Genocide against the...

Thursday, April 3, 2014, 12:00 AM

TVET students urged to aim for the highest

Students in Technical and Vocational Education and Training must work hard to have better or excellent results, the Minister of State in charge of TVET, Albert Nsengiyumva, has said. He made the remarks during the third graduation ceremony of the College of Technology at Integrated Polytechnic...

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 12:00 AM

Chinese clean Kicukiro in Global Umuganda

The Chinese community in Rwanda yesterday joined locals in the monthly community work, Umuganda. They worked at Nyanza Memorial Site in Kicukiro District. This was part of the special ‘Global Umuganda’ that was carried out in various places across the world, as part of the activities...

Sunday, March 30, 2014, 12:00 AM

Rights group seeks law to protect domestic workers

There is need to enact a specific law that protects domestic workers if employers are to respect their rights, a local human rights advocacy body has said. Lyhotely Ndagijimana, legal representative of the Association for Defense of Human Rights, Lasting Development and well being of the Family (...

Sunday, March 9, 2014, 12:00 AM

Glitches mar Mt. Kenya varsity pageant

THE HIGHLY awaited Miss and Mr Mount Kenya University beauty pageant did not live up to its billing, with guest performers refusing to get on stage because of poor sound. The expectant audience could not hide their disappointment when guest musicians including Uganda’s Dr Jose Chameleone,...

Monday, March 3, 2014, 12:00 AM

Chameleone to perform at Mt Kenya University beauty pageant tonight

Music lovers will have a feel of “Bongo Flava and Ragga” when top Ugandan artiste Jose Chameleone graces the annual Mt. Kenya University beauty pageant tonight, at Gikondo Expo grounds. The Afrobeat/Dancehall star will perform alongside Knowless and Riderman, as the university picks...

Friday, February 28, 2014, 12:00 AM

Edouce aims a long shot at PGGSS 4

UPCOMING artiste Thaddy Erabizi, better known by his stage name Edouce, says this year he will not only contest in Primus Guma Guma Super Star season 4 but will put in all the effort needed to win! The Afro beat musician has released eight songs and plans to launch his first album this year....

Thursday, February 20, 2014, 12:00 AM

Tom Close releases new single

IF YOU thought Tom Mayombo, best known as Tom Close, was giving up his music career for a medical profession, you are mistaken. The RnB singer is ready to take on two tasks. The 2011 Primus Guma Guma Superstar has released a new single dubbed Abantu Barahindutse. The single is already enjoying...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 12:00 AM

Senderi to launch debut album

Local Afro beat artiste Eric Senderi Nzaramba aka Senderi International Hit will be launching his debut album dubbed Nsomyaho on February 22 at the Ngoma district headquarters parking yard. The album launch will be graced by various local artistes including Knowles, Jay Polly, Amag the Black, Two...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 12:00 AM

Martin and Kayaga get standing ovation at Amani Festival

Mani Martin and Ras Kayaga brought the roof down during the Amani Festival held in the Democratic Republic of Congo from February 14 to 17.  “We received a vibrant and exciting welcome from the audience and this is not what I expected,” Ras Kayaga told The New Times. Kayaga said...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 12:00 AM

Mugabo to release second movie

AFTER a successful debut of Gibralter –iherezo ry’rugendo, his first movie, local film maker and producer, Jerome Mugabo is working his second movie titled-The First Born. The movie is about how ancient Rwanda treated young girls after giving birth out of the wedlock.  “The...

Monday, February 17, 2014, 12:00 AM

Multicultural food festival lures many on Valentine’s Day

GIKONDO EXPO ground on Valentine’s Day was the place to be for couples that love food, fun, fashion and culture as a two-day multicultural food festival opened. Revellers were treated to a variety of traditional dance, wear and food tasting of different dishes prepared by famous city...

Monday, February 17, 2014, 12:00 AM

Polly to sample ‘Ikosora’ album ahead of launch

Rwanda’s rap sensation Joshua Tuyishimire aka Jay Polly will sample his new album dubbed Ikosora today at the MTN centre in Nyarutarama. The 10-song album will be officially launched in May. Among the songs are Ikosora, DeuxFoisDeux, Kumusenyi and Menya abawe among others. The DeuxFoisDeux...

Monday, February 17, 2014, 12:00 AM

Chameleon to grace Mt Kenya beauty pageant

UGANDAN Afrobeat maestro Joseph Mayanja, better known by his stage name Dr. Jose Chameleon, will perform in Rwanda at Mr and Miss Mt Kenya University 2014. Purity Phuo, one of the organisers, said that Mr and Miss Mt Kenya beauty pageant will be held at the Expo Grounds, Gikondo on March 1....

Monday, February 17, 2014, 12:00 AM

Mugabo to release second movie

AFTER a successful debut of Gibralter –iherezo ry’rugendo, his first movie, local film maker and producer, Jerome Mugabo is working his second movie titled-The First Born. The movie is about how ancient Rwanda treated young girls after giving birth out of the wedlock.  “The...

Monday, February 17, 2014, 12:00 AM

Polly to sample ‘Ikosora’ album ahead of launch

Rwanda’s rap sensation Joshua Tuyishimire aka Jay Polly will sample his new album dubbed Ikosora today at the MTN centre in Nyarutarama. The 10-song album will be officially launched in May. Among the songs are Ikosora, DeuxFoisDeux, Kumusenyi and Menya abawe among others. The DeuxFoisDeux...

Monday, February 17, 2014, 12:00 AM

Chameleon to grace Mt Kenya beauty pageant

UGANDAN Afrobeat maestro Joseph Mayanja, better known by his stage name Dr. Jose Chameleon, will perform in Rwanda at Mr and Miss Mt Kenya University 2014. Purity Phuo, one of the organisers, said that Mr and Miss Mt Kenya beauty pageant will be held at the Expo Grounds, Gikondo on March 1....

Monday, February 17, 2014, 12:00 AM

Mani Martin, Ras Kayaga for Amani Festival

RAS KAYAGA and Mani Martin will be the only artistes representing Rwanda at this year’s Amani Festival in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The two musicians are expected to travel today ahead of the annual festival that starts on Sunday.  Unlike Mani Martin, this is the first time...

Thursday, February 13, 2014, 12:00 AM

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