Susan Babijja

Today’s parents have to ensure their children don’t contract lifestyle diseases

There were times some common diseases were considered a thing for adults. Children were not expected to suffer from diabetes, heart diseases, cancer, among others. Theirs was pneumonia, malaria and common colds. But that is the past. The reality check today is more daunting on parents than when...

Sunday, October 6, 2013, 12:00 AM

Nigerian theme: where kitenge rules

Kitenge is arguably the most dominant wear in Africa today. It is loved almost in equal measure in the north, south, east and of course in West Africa.Take a stroll to down-town Kigali any time, any day and hardly a minute passes without seeing a lady in a Kitenge or a gentleman in neat casual...

Friday, October 4, 2013, 12:00 AM

Hundreds to attend major agri-business forum

At least 40 African countries will be represented at a major agri-business forum slated for next week in Kigali. Up to 350 industry players including policymakers and experts from all over the world will participate in the high level forum, the Minister for Agriculture, Dr Agnes Kalibata said on...

Thursday, October 3, 2013, 12:00 AM

Nigerians in Rwanda celebrate independence in grand style

The men were clad in West African traditional Kaftan wear and the ladies equally opted for the traditional attire. The conversations and laughter could be heard amidst winning and dinning. This was the mood as the Nigerian community in Rwanda celebrated Nigeria’s 53rd independence anniversary...

Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 12:00 AM

Green Hills Academy are national debate champs

Green Hills Academy are the winners of the National Young Entrepreneurs’ Debate championships 2013 held at the Kigali Serena Hotel last Sunday. Green Hills clinched the top spot nationwide after emerging the best in Kigali City province.At the semifinal stage, Green Hills Academy had to...

Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 12:00 AM

Captain Dolla thrills fans at Emesse concert

Kigali’s party animals on Friday night, flocked Lemigo hotel-based Twist nightclub for the much awaited battle dubbed, Emesse vs Imitobe. The concert started at 10p.m. The stage sizzled as the spinners of the night dished out the best of sounds - keeping the crowd fervently dancing.Before Two...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 12:00 AM

Mani Martin nominated for Prix Découvertes Awards

Mani Martin has made it to the shortlist of this year’s prestigious Prix de Couverts competition in France. The multi-talented Afro beat singer made his cut in a highly-competitive judges’ cards that will see only 12 of the thousands of global artistes compete in one of Paris’...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 12:00 AM

1,000 medics to spearhead new campaign against NCDs

The government plans to train at least 1,000 health workers across the country who will be used in the fight against Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana, at the launch of the year-long campaign at Petit Stade in Remera, said this...

Monday, September 30, 2013, 12:00 AM

Kinihira Hospital gets Chinese healthcare support

The Chinese Ambassador to Rwanda Shen Yong-xiang last week toured Kinihira Hospital in Rulindo District as he seeks ways of improving health and strengthening technical cooperation between Rwanda and China. The ambassador was accompanied by a team of 16 specialist doctors, including surgeons and...

Monday, September 30, 2013, 12:00 AM

Kicukiro farmers set to increase production

Officials, farmers, and agronomists in Kigali City’s Kicukiro District hope for a higher agricultural production by the end of the current growing season.Officials from the Rwanda Agricultural Board (RAB) toured the district on Thursday to rally farmers and local leaders around the...

Sunday, September 29, 2013, 12:00 AM

Trade minister woos investors

Investors from Egypt and othe r parts of the world have been urged to take advantage of the emerging investment opportunities in Rwanda.The remarks were made by the Minister for Trade and Industry, Francois Kanimba, on Wednesday while opening the fourth Egyptian Exhibition that is underway at Petit...

Saturday, September 28, 2013, 12:00 AM

Rwandans urged on early cancer detection

Rwandans have been urged to seek early cancer tests, since the disease can attack different parts of the body. The call came from Philippa Kibugu, the Founder of Breast Cancer Initiative East Africa (BCIEA) Inc;.She was yesterday addressing the media ahead of this year’s cancer awareness...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 12:00 AM

Korea boosts TVET with $5m

The Korean government, through Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), on Friday signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education, which will see the former sinking $5 million in the development of technical and vocational education training programmes.The State Minister in Charge of...

Monday, September 23, 2013, 12:00 AM

Military Hospital to open Pain Medicine Unit

A special unit focusing on relieving patients’ pain will be started before the end of this year at the Rwanda Military Hospital (RNH) in Kanombe, Kigali, an official at the hospital has said. Dr. Eugene Ngoga, Clinical Director at RMH, said that this unit will be providing care for those...

Sunday, September 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

Cervical cancer screening ends

The Ministry of Health, through Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC), will wind up the nationwide cervical cancer screening programme this month. Dr Leonard Kayonde, the director of cancer diseases at RBC, said the exercise that started in August has been successful. “Although the general objective...

Sunday, September 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

Mani Martin for Bayimba International Festival

As one of Rwanda’s finest live performing acts identified with Afro Soul mixed with traditional music, Mani Martin has graced local and international music festivals. The singer is now in Uganda, where he is representing Rwanda at the 6th edition of Bayimba International Festival of the Arts...

Friday, September 20, 2013, 12:00 AM

Top female musicians for Diva Awards

The public voted. And the judges have passed the verdict.  Outstanding women will be awarded for their outstanding works. Among these, six female musicians will be recognised for their contribution to Rwanda’s growing music industry at the Diva Awards Afrika –Rwanda chapter on...

Thursday, September 19, 2013, 12:00 AM

Breast cancer campaign set for this month

A month-long campaign aimed at encouraging women to regularly test and take preventive measures against breast cancer is scheduled to begin on September 29.The campaign will kick off in Kigali, according to Anne N. Rugege, the Executive Director of Breast Cancer Initiative East Africa (BCIEA) Inc,...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 12:00 AM

Over two hundred young entrepreneurs acquire business skills

At least 230 young entrepreneurs have benefited from an entrepreneurship training organised by the Business Development Centre (BDC). Jean Bosco Iyacu, the BDC chief executive, said since the centre started its operations last year, the number of trainees has been increasing significantly. He was...

Monday, September 16, 2013, 12:00 AM

Who are the 2013 Groove Awards nominees?

The list of the 8th gospel Groove Awards nominees is out. The nominees were announced on Saturday at Lemigo hotel in Kimihurura.The nominees in the category of male gospel artiste   are Alphonse Bahati, Eddie Mico, Patient Bizimana, Simon Kabera and Theogene Uwiringiyimana. While Aline...

Monday, September 16, 2013, 12:00 AM

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