Timothy Bamwita

editorial@newtimes.co.rw

Now and then: Rwanda's story told through art

Rwanda’s arts and crafts sector has recently received more support from the Government, especially through the Ministry of Trade and Industry. To this end, many artists in the country have moved to build a career in the industry as it increasingly proving to be a sustainable source of income...

Monday, September 8, 2014, 12:00 AM

Kwizera painting his way from Kampala to Kigali

A picture is worth a thousand words, so goes a famed adage. But for artists, a painting is worth even more than a thousand words. One of the firm believers of this theory is 27-year-old Alex Kwizera, a Rwandan born in the south western Uganda district of Kabale. With a great passion for art,...

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 12:00 AM

Brand loyalty could help you grow clientele base

You have probably seen levellers walk out of bars on learning that their favourite beer brands aren’t available. You could also have seen those travellers who say “I only fly by RwandAir”. But have you ever wondered what influences them to take such extreme stances? Brand loyalty...

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:00 AM

How to utilise the holiday effectively

The holiday is around the corner. And this means students will have time off from the usual school routine to relax and share a great deal of time with family, friends and guardians. However, from the famed adage that goes; ‘an idle mind is a devil’s workshop’, there is a certain...

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:00 AM

How to utilise the holiday effectively

The holiday is around the corner. And this means students will have time off from the usual school routine to relax and share a great deal of time with family, friends and guardians.  However, from the famed adage that goes; ‘an idle mind is a devil’s workshop’, there is a...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:00 AM

Brand loyalty could help you grow clientele base

You have probably seen levellers walk out of bars on learning that their favourite beer brands aren’t available. You could also have seen those travellers who say “I only fly by RwandAir”. But have you ever wondered what influences them to take such extreme stances? Brand loyalty...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 12:00 AM

Rwandan marketers to form lobby organisation

An association that will bring together local marketers and sales professionals is in the offing. Promoters of the initiative said the Association of Rwanda Marketers and Salespersons will promote professionalism among sales and marketing practitioners in Rwanda.  The association will be...

Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:00 AM

Spoken Word stirs emotions

THIS MONTH’S Spoken Word was a blend of poets, aspiring writers and musicians from across Kigali at Lebanese restaurant on Wednesday.   By 8:00pm everyone was ready to share their thoughts on different subjects varying from love to pain and anger. The topics were delivered with dramatic...

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:00 AM

Knowless launches ‘Butera’ album in style

Songstress Knowless put on one of the best album launches this year at the Kigali Serena Hotel on Saturday.  The diva had a fully packed auditorium by 7pm that saw late-comers stand all through the show. Dressed in a long white dress, Knowless came on stage at 9pm with backup dancers who...

Monday, July 21, 2014, 12:00 AM

Rwanda film festival ends with elegant display of Chinese culture

ONE of the major highlights at the 10th annual Rwanda film festival was the cocktail dinner which was graced by Shen Yongxiang, the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Rwanda.  As the guest country of this year’s film festival, China showcased highlights of its rich...

Friday, July 18, 2014, 12:00 AM

Knowless to launch third album

EVERY musician fights to make their mark in the industry and Knowless is no exception. After coming in third at last year’s Primus Guma Guma Super Star (PGGSS 3) competition, Knowless opted out this year to focus on her career. And she did just that, considering she has a third album coming...

Thursday, July 17, 2014, 12:00 AM

Rwanda film stars for annual showbiz hangout

Rwanda film stars, through the Hillywood’s Actors Coalition (HAC), plan to host the first ever showbiz extravaganza party and award show dubbed, “The showbiz Hangout,” in October. The showbiz hangout shall feature Rwandan film stars, musicians and entertainment journalists as the...

Sunday, July 13, 2014, 12:00 AM

Hopes cut short at BBA auditions

Expectations were high but eventually dreams were shattered for the many Big Brother Africa hopefuls that showed up for auditions yesterday at Lemigo Hotel. The auditions attracted over seventy people from different walks of life; all dressed uniquely to make a fashion statement. Local celebrities...

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 12:00 AM

Why career guidance should be reviewed

The urge to succeed in whatever career one chooses is the very reason most people attain an education to pursue different career dreams.  To this end, it is noteworthy to say that while the paramount aim is to invariably attain a decent livelihood in terms of financial prowess and material...

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 12:00 AM

Bridge of Roses: A story of hope, peace and reconciliation

Bridge of Roses is a play about post genocide stories of different people, their sentiments and most importantly how they picked up from the dark shadows of the past. Organised and acted by Mashirika Arts and Media Company in partnership with AEGIS, the play was launched at the Kigali Memorial...

Friday, July 4, 2014, 12:00 AM

How Uwamwezi made it big in food processing

Like most start-ups, Melcianne Uwamwezi’s venture was small. Although she initially let the business dynamics tide sway her to whatever direction, she had simple investment models to follow. She knew her goal and how to get there. She has since established a successful food processing...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 12:00 AM

Country singing duo stage unforgettable performance

THERE WAS not a dull moment last weekend at Goethe Institut Kigali as legendary Grammy award winning singer Marcus Hummon, alongside son Levi, treated revelers to an array of great country music in a non-stop two hour performance. Songs like Bless the broken road, Super natural, ...

Monday, June 30, 2014, 12:00 AM

PGGSS4 live shows begin as contestants show off vocal range

With the countrywide playback shows done and dusted, PGGSS4 contestants were on Saturday tasked to perform live before a panel of three judges and an eager audience at Amahoro stadium in Kigali. The show marked the beginning of a string of live performances that will be a basis upon which the...

Sunday, June 22, 2014, 12:00 AM

Craftsmen tipped on innovation

The annual awards for the best craftsmen were held on Friday with a call on artisans to be more innovative to ensure their products attract more buyers. The event, which took place in Kigali, was organised by Indashyikirwa Craft Association Rwanda (ICAR) through the Handicraft Excellence Award...

Sunday, June 22, 2014, 12:00 AM

New scheme to ease youth access to finance

Access to financial services by the youth in terms of loans and grants has by far been a daunting challenge, largely on account of their lack of experience in running businesses. In order to address the matter, Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT), Rwanda, a subsidiary of DOT International, based in...

Saturday, June 21, 2014, 12:00 AM

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