Susan Babijja

Seven things you didn’t know about Mani Martin

Mani Martin is currently emerging as one of Rwanda’s strongest live performing acts identified with Afro Soul mixed with traditional music. The singer rose to fame with the release of his debut single, Urukumbuzi in 2005. He has written and recorded over 100 songs including Destiny, Icyo...

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 12:00 AM

Rice farmers tipped on quality

The Rwanda Agriculture Board (Rab) has urged farmers to embrace long grain rice, which is preferred on the market and can resist harsh weather conditions.   Rab Deputy Director-General Innocent Musabyimana said farmers will be given the necessary support to ensure the variety is produced...

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 12:00 AM

United Nations initiative to promote innovators in ICT

The United Nations Development Progamme is partnering with Motorola Solutions to spearhead an initiative that is expected promote ICT innovators through experience sharing.The initiative, dubbed, International Network of Social Innovators for Human Development, also aims at using mobile...

Monday, November 11, 2013, 12:00 AM

Ingazo Ngari cultural group gets a standing ovation at Serena

Sunday evening burst into colourful and exciting dances as Ingazo Ngari cultural group performed before a huge audience at Serena hotel, Kigali.The beautiful and lively traditional instrumental music was the highlight of Sunday night, as local cultural group performed to a visibly excited crowd....

Monday, November 11, 2013, 12:00 AM

Cut the myth, diabetes is not for ‘fat’ people alone

Immaculate Keza, 33, a vendor at Kimironko market, has lived a free life. The thought of suffering from diabetes had never crossed her mind.But during the World NCDs Day, she decided to queue up and have the free medical test.“This was after have strange signs which I could not understand,...

Sunday, November 10, 2013, 12:00 AM

Umwalimu co-op has Rwf30 bn for teachers’ houses, laptops

Umwalimu Sacco, a teacher’s savings and credit cooperative expects to disburse about Rwf 30 billion in loans to members by the end of this year—the largest annual disbursement so far by the cooperative since inception in 2008. The Sunday Times’ Susan Babijja spoke to the managing...

Sunday, November 10, 2013, 12:00 AM

Regional Local govt body appeals for more funding

Budgets allocated to local governments in the East African Community member states will determine the efficiency and effectiveness of the decentralisation system or policy, the East African Local Government Association (EALGA) has said.This was one of the major concerns members of EALGA, who met in...

Sunday, November 10, 2013, 12:00 AM

Inganzo Ngari perform tomorrow at Serena

WIND down your Sunday with Inganzo Ngari tomorrow evening as they perform at Kigali Serena hotel. In a concert dubbed- Inzira ya bene u Rwanda, it will feature well choreographed traditional music and dances. The group has added several modern variations to their choreography.Jean Pierre Nino, one...

Saturday, November 9, 2013, 12:00 AM

New charcoal burning method to reduce threats to environment

The Ministry of Natural Resources plans to introduce an environmentally friendly way of burning charcoal that will help mitigate air pollution and deforestation. The method was developed by Nots Development Entrepreneurs, a Netherlands-based global NGO.The method, dubbed ‘Nots Blue Charcoal,...

Friday, November 8, 2013, 12:00 AM

Tricia introduces Tom Close

Singer Tom Close (real name Thomas Muyombo) was on Saturday introduced by his girl friend Tricia Ange Niyonshuti in Kimironko, Kigali.The introduction ceremony started at 4p.m with Tom Close arriving with an entourage of elders and any army of artistes, included Dream Boys duo of Platini Nemeye and...

Monday, November 4, 2013, 12:00 AM

Teachers’ Sacco to give out Rwf36b in loans

Umwalimu Sacco, a teachers’ savings and credit cooperative, will give out more than Rwf36 billion in loans during the 2013- 2014 fiscal year. Jean Marie Vianney Nzagahimana, the cooperative’s board chair, said yesterday that in addition to government support, the cooperative’s...

Monday, November 4, 2013, 12:00 AM

Uwase crowned Miss CBE (ex-SFB) 2014

Samantha Ghislaine Uwase was on Saturday night announced the winner of the Miss College of Business and Economics (CBE), formerly known as the School of Finance and Banking (SFB), 2014, in a tightly contested beauty pageant.Uwase, 19, beat seven other contestants to win the title, replacing last...

Sunday, November 3, 2013, 12:00 AM

Kibirizi women living with HIV find hope in mushrooms

FOR MOST people, taking an HIV test is a very hard decision to make. It gets even harder to pick up the results once the test has been done. Yet the hardest part is coming to terms with the outcome if the test retuned positive results. Often news of being HIV positive is received with shock and if...

Sunday, November 3, 2013, 12:00 AM

Institute of management in exchange programme with University of Mumbai

Kigali Institute of Management (Kim) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Rwanda Renaissance University of Mumbai, India, to facilitate reciprocal student and staff exchanges between the partner institutions.Peter Rutaremara, the board chairperson of Kim, signed the deal with Clarence...

Saturday, November 2, 2013, 12:00 AM

Sentore shifts album launch to Petit Stade

Jules Sentore’s album launch will be held at Petit Stade in Remera and not at Kigali Serena Hotel as earlier announced. The concert starts at 6.30pm tomorrow. Tickets will be purchased at the gate at Rwf5000.Sentore’s album, Muraho Neza, will be a live concert dubbed, Udatsikira.The...

Friday, November 1, 2013, 12:00 AM

Danny Nanone to launch two albums in grand style

The wait is over for the much awaited album launch of one of Rwanda’s upcoming rappers. Danny Nanone aka Danny Ntakirutimana is set to debut his two albums – Izanisha and Ntarya. The singer has finalised plans for the launch slated for December 22 at Kigali Serena Hotel. “I want...

Friday, November 1, 2013, 12:00 AM

Regional environment experts form coalition

Regional countries have agreed to liaise in overseeing the effective implementation of projects designed to protect environment in the Albertine Rift region. The alliance was formed during a three-day workshop in Kigali that brought together participants from Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Tanzania, DR...

Thursday, October 31, 2013, 12:00 AM

Weekend Proggie

The first weekend of the month doubles up as the Halloween weekend with plenty of venues hosting the theme night, but if dressing up in scary costumes is not your thing, there are plenty of events you could take part in all over town. It’s a friday One of the places to be this Halloween is...

Thursday, October 31, 2013, 12:00 AM

Maria Yohana to perform at Sentore’s album launch

One of Rwanda’s finest entertainers, Maria Yohana, is set to headline during Jules Sentore’s album launch to celebrate the singer’s achievements in the entertainment industry.The concert billed to herald the launch of his Muraho Neza album, will take place on Sunday at Kigali...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 12:00 AM

The silent danger in prostate cancer

A disease by any name is already numbing enough. But besides the incurable lot, there are those that are so silent yet deadly. You will hardly know or feel it is eating you in the deep until the signs and symptoms start showing. Prostate cancer ranks high among this type of diseases.Mayo Clinic...

Sunday, October 27, 2013, 12:00 AM

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