Heroes Day 2020

Rwandans in UK celebrate Heroes Day

Hundreds of Rwandans living in different parts of the United Kingdom on Saturday, February 8, converged at Harrow School, one of the country’s most historic schools, to celebrate the 26th Heroes Day. At the national level, the day was marked on February 1. During the event, that...

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 1:02am

In this land, heroes are legion

Last February 1 was Heroes Day in this land. It’s a marvel that Rwandans manage to categorise their heroes. Much as, lest we forget, of their nationally-instituted three categories (Imanzi, Imena, and Ingenzi), so far only in the first two have they managed to place a few. Still, the...

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 12:09am

Rwandans in Kenya celebrate Heroes’ Day

Hundreds of Rwandans living in different parts of Kenya on Saturday, February 1 converged at the residence of the Rwandan High Commissioner to Kenya, Dr. Richard Masozera, to celebrate the 26th Heroes’ Day. In his remarks, Masozera expressed gratitude for the big turn up of the...

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 12:17am

Patriotism and fun at Heroes Day celebration night

It was a fun evening in Kigali as Rwandans entered the Heroes Day weekend in style with a concert to celebrate the selfless individuals that sacrificed their lives, with local artistes and Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) Army Jazz Band joined forces to entertain music lovers. Revellers started...

Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 9:06am

Heroes Day: Rwamagana inaugurates 150 houses for needy families

Florida Mukanyangezi, 46, has been living with her husband in a rented house for more than 15 years in Cyinyana Cell, Gishari Sector in Rwamagana District. At some point in her life, she was not able to pay rent anymore, and Gishari Sector paid rent for the disadvantaged family for more than a...

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 6:03pm

President Kagame honours national heroes

President Paul Kagame, on Saturday, laid a wreath in honor of Rwanda’s national heroes at the National Heroes Mausoleum in Remera, Kigali during the 26th anniversary of the National Heroes Day. Kagame honored the heroes alongside government officials and the Dean of the diplomatic...

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 5:47pm

PICTORIAL: A tribute to National Heroes

Today, Rwandans will gather in their respective villages to pay homage to heroes of different times in the country’s history who died in service of their country. The day will be marked under the theme, “Our Heroism, our Dignity,” and the same theme is expected to be maintained...

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 3:51am

The men and women of valour we honour today

Rwanda will, today, mark Heroes Day, a day on which the country pays tribute to Rwandans who lived at different times and who did extraordinary things in service of the nation, paying the ultimate price in the process. The heroes we honour today are laid at the National Heroes’ Mausoleum...

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 3:39am

Who is your ideal hero? Young people share their thoughts

On February 1, every year, Rwanda observes Heroes’ Day. This year makes it the 26th time that the Hero’s Day is celebrated. This year, the Day was preceded by a series of activities during what was called Heroes’ Week, which included public discussions on heroism, radio and...

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 3:22am

Heroism in modern-day Rwanda

Heroism in modern-day Rwanda is no different from the heroism of the past, even though the country is not at war, an official told Saturday Times this week. Deo Nkusi, the Executive Secretary of the Chancellery for Heroes, National Orders and Decorations of Honour (CHENO), explained that a...

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 3:09am

Felicité Niyitegeka ‘was always a heroine’

At the height of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, one of the most daring acts one would do was hiding or helping a Tutsi to run for dear life. But some people took the risk anyway. Félicité Niyitegeka was one of them. Then a member of Auxiliaries of the Apostolate, better known as...

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 3:05am

Why we need heroes

Today is Heroes Day in this country. We honour and celebrate our national heroes for their vision and patriotism, their acts of courage, selflessness, and sacrifice. There will be the usual ceremony where President Paul Kagame, and representatives of diplomats and families of those we honour...

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 3:05am