Susan Babijja

Jules Sentore to launch debut album

Singer-songwriter Jules Sentore has been quiet for some time. But the silence will soon be broken. We have it on good authority that Sentore is set to launch his debut album. Titled Muraho Neza, the concert will be held at Kigali Serena hotel on November 3.“I have been busy putting...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 12:00 AM

Kevin Wyre to rock ‘Swagg Party’ at K-Club

This Saturday all roads lead to K-Club in Nyarutarama for the first ever Swagg Party featuring Kenyan Reggae and Dancehall sensation Kevin Wyre. Known to his Kenyan fans as The Lovechild, Wyre is one of the most loved urban musical personalities on the East African scene, thanks to his  songs...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 12:00 AM

Education stakeholders seminar on

Rwanda Education Board (Reb) is holding a series of meetings with district and sector education officers, head teachers as well as vice mayors for social affairs. The meetings that will go on until next month aims at reinforce synergy among stakeholders in education to come up with effective...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 12:00 AM

Over 6,000 books distributed in Bugesera

Some 6,820 books have been distributed to schools in Bugesera District to improve reading culture in the country.The books were donated by Bakame Editions, an organisation that publishes books written in Kinyarwanda.The books include children’s storybooks, reference books for teachers, novels...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 12:00 AM

Village lending associations get rewards

At least 10 Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) from Gatisbo district were last week awarded after business competitions organised by the Rwandan Youth Parliament, an organisation better known by its French acronym, Pajer. The competition that attracted more than 23 groups, was...

Monday, October 21, 2013, 12:00 AM

Fundraising campaign for diabetic youth

Rotaract Club of Kigali has launched a car wash campaign to fundraise for Rwanda Diabetes Association in Rwamagana District.The one-day campaign involved free testing for diabetes and washing cars to raise funds for children in the association.The association caters for more than 700 people with...

Monday, October 21, 2013, 12:00 AM

There is life even after dropping out of school

When she dropped out of school in P.5, Henriette Uwineza felt as if the earth had crumbled under her feet, burying her future in the rubble. Today, the 23-year-old born of Murambi Sector in Karongi District, is a staunch believer of the old adage; ‘Behind every dark cloud there is a silver...

Sunday, October 20, 2013, 12:00 AM

Farmers tipped on food security

Rwanda has enough food to feed its population, the Minister for Agriculture has said.She was speaking during the celebrations to mark World Food Day on Friday in Ngororero District.“Although food crop production dropped by two per cent, according to last year’s gross domestic product...

Sunday, October 20, 2013, 12:00 AM

Urban Boys at Greenwich tonight

The singers, who call themselves the Swaggeric trio, are set to perform back to back with a number of local artistes, including Young Grace, Lilg, Binny Relax, La Diagonale de la Lumba band. The event will also be graced by a couple of local DJs, and dancers. Famous comedian Kanyombya will be the...

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 12:00 AM

20 Chinese medical specialists in country to offer health care

Twenty doctors from China are in the country to offer medical services in various hospitals for the next two years. The group is replacing another 15 doctors who have concluded the two years of offering health care at Kibungo, Masaka and Kinihira hospitals. This was disclosed during celebrations...

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 12:00 AM

Students to receive life jackets

School children, especially those who travel to school by water within the East African Community, are set to receive life jackets. This will be through Rotary Mariners of East Africa (RMEA) after they received over 1,000 New and used but usable life jackets from Rotary Mariners in Italy. The...

Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 12:00 AM

KOICA holds science competitions

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), in partnership with the Rwanda Education Board (Reb), held the third science competition for secondary schools last week.The competition, held at Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centre (IPRC), brought together 222 students from 57 schools across...

Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 12:00 AM

The faces and graces at Miss SFB 2013

Ten young ladies will on November 2, vie to become Miss School of Finance and Banking, (SFB) 2013. All the contestants are first year students in the faculty of Bachelor of Business Administration, (BBA). Susan Babijja brings you the faces behind the contest. Linda Akayezu Linda Akayezu, 21, is...

Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 12:00 AM

Final preparations for Miss SFB 2013 in high gear

Preparations for Miss School of Finance and Banking (SFB) 2014 beauty contest have kicked off with 10 girls battling it out for the top crown.The winner will replace Elsie Grace Ingabire who won last year’s title.The competition started with 15 girls but five dropped out leaving 10 girls to...

Monday, October 14, 2013, 12:00 AM

Nyagatare tops in youth performance contracts

The National Youth Council (NYC) has announced Nyagatare District in the Eastern Province as the best in implementing last year’s youth performance contracts.During the same event that took place in Kigali on Friday, representatives of the council in all the 30 districts also signed the...

Monday, October 14, 2013, 12:00 AM

World’s first malaria vaccine in another leap toward market

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline will seek marketing approval for the world’s first malaria vaccine next year after trial data showed the shot significantly cut cases of the disease in African children.The vaccine, known as RTS,S, was found after 18 months of follow-up to have almost halved...

Sunday, October 13, 2013, 12:00 AM

Breast cancer awareness campaign song released

The track “Early detection is the best protection,” was last Saturday, released by the Rwandan midwives association in collaboration with Breast Cancer Initiative East Africa Inc.This was during a fundraising dinner held at Kigali Serena Hotel. The event was attended by several...

Friday, October 11, 2013, 12:00 AM

Three Rwandans make it to TPF season 6

It was a moment of joy for the Rwandan contestants, who were on Sunday selected, among other 25 to contest in the sixth edition of the East African Breweries Limited (EABL) Tusker Project Fame season six.The three contestants representing Rwanda at the annual reality television singing competition...

Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 12:00 AM

Breast cancer: Campaign to raise funds for patients launched

The Breast Cancer Initiative East Africa (BCIEA) Inc; in partnership with Rwanda Mid Wives Association has launched a nationwide campaign to raise funds for treatment of breast cancer patients.The money raised will be channeled through a special fund set up to help meet medical expenses for the...

Monday, October 7, 2013, 12:00 AM

Civil society urged to fight GBV

The Executive Secretary of the National Women Council, Christine Tuyisenge, has urged activists from Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to integrate Gender Based Violence (GBV) in their activities. She made the call on Friday while officiating at a three-day training workshop organised by the...

Sunday, October 6, 2013, 12:00 AM

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