Kwita Izina 2019

Kwita Izina has helped conserve the endangered species

The gorilla naming event known as Kwita Izina is unarguably a cultural peculiarity of Rwanda. This ceremony has gone down in the annals of the country’s history. This year 25 new-born gorillas were given names at the event held in Kinigi, Musanze District. It is a unique event, which...

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 12:16am

Editorial: Kwita Izina Concert was a huge success and should only be the beginning

The magnificent Kigali Arena on Saturday hosted its first-ever concert, the Kwita Izina show headlined by none other than American R&B superstar Ne-Yo. Ne-Yo, who had earlier joined a long list of celebrities to give names to the 25 baby gorillas named during the 15th edition of the annual...

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 12:15am

Kwita Izina Concert: How Ne-Yo got everyone hooked

In the music industry, they say once a star, always a star. It doesn’t matter when your music was topping the Billboard charts. Once your name was written among the stars, you will never cease to be one. Such is the case for American RnB singer Ne-Yo. Only the ‘Miss Independent...

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 12:14am

Kagame thanks citizens on conservation efforts

President Paul Kagame on Friday applauded citizens of Musanze District and neighbouring areas for their role in conservation and encouraged them to continue the good work towards conservation of the environment, gorillas and other species. He was officiating at the Kwita Izina ceremony, the...

Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 1:43pm

Inside Rwanda’s 15-year journey of gorilla conservation

Hundreds of conservationists, celebrities and Rwandans will today ascend to Kinigi, at the foothill of the Virunga National Park in Musanze District to celebrate the conservation efforts in a ceremony that will be marked by the naming of baby gorillas. Twenty-five baby gorillas will be named at...

Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 12:50pm

Kwita Izina: Meet the 2019 namers of 25 baby gorillas

Rwandans, conservationists, celebrities, and friends of Rwanda will today, Friday, head to Kinigi in Northern Province to witness the naming of the 25 mountain baby gorillas. Last year, 23 baby gorillas were named by conservation champions from all over the world. This tradition is locally...

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 1:54am

Editorial: Celebrating saving an animal instead of hunting it

It is party day again at the foothills of the volcanoes and residents will get their Sunday-best out of storage dust off what remained of last year’s dust and step on the floor. The air is electrifying as people from all walks of life; from local farmers, and government and business...

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 12:10am

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