Kwita Izina 2018

Editorial: More Kwita Izina-like events needed for other tourist attractions

Today all roads lead to Kinigi on the foot of the Volcanos, home to the famed mountain gorillas. It will be yet another edition of the annual Kwita Izina, a baby gorilla naming ceremony. Getting an opportunity to name a baby gorilla is an exclusive honour and celebrities and other prominent...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 11:13pm

Kwita Izina 2018: Who are the Gorilla namers?

The annual Gorilla naming ceremony, popularly known as Kwita Izina, the biggest event on the country’s tourism calendar, is slated for this weekend on September 7. The event, which is organised by Rwanda Development Board (RDB), will be held in Kinigi Sector, Musanze District. 23 baby...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 5:58pm

Hard work in football pays off, Arsenal legend Lauren tells youngsters

Arsenal legend Etamé-Mayer Lauren has urged Rwandan youth to consider football as a professional career and take it seriously rather than an avenue to pass time. The 41-year old former right-back made the observation while conducting a training session with youngsters at Amahoro Stadium yesterday...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 12:15pm

Mafikizolo to perform at Kwita Izina Gala Dinner

South African duo Mafikizolo are set to headline the Kwita Izina Gala Dinner slated for September 7 at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, Rubavu District. Their performance will be shortly after the annual gorilla naming ceremony during which 23 infant mountain gorillas will be named. The dinner, an annual...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 3:29am

Top Arsenal player to attend Kwita Izina 2018

A member of the Arsenal first-team is expected to participate in this year’s gorilla naming ceremony, locally known as Kwita Izina. The highly-rated conservation event is held in Kinigi on the slopes of the  Volcanoes National Park. The Arsenal star will join the long list of global...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:24am

Local communities to receive share of revenues from tourism

The revenue-share model where government gives 10 percent of tourism receipts to communities around national parks continues to change lives. This year, residents of Kitabi sector that is close to the Nyungwe National Park will this year get houses and those from kayonza close to Akagera national...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 7:26am