Rwanda

Emir of Qatar expected in Kigali today

The Qatari ruler Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani is expected in Kigali this afternoon, eight months after his three-day visit in April this year.  The emir is to attend the fourth edition of Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani International anti-corruption Excellence (ACE) award....

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 11:34am

10 things to know about Rwanda-PSG deal

Rwanda and French Football club Paris Saint Germain (PSG) have announced a three-year sponsorship deal. This is the second partnership deal with a football club following on a three year deal with Arsenal FC in May 2018. Following an interview with The New Times, Rwanda Development...

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 1:53pm

Rwanda Tennis Open: Title hopes hinge on ladies

Rwanda’s hopes of winning gold in the Rwanda Tennis Open hinge on the women’s singles category as the four slots in the semi-finals are occupied by Rwandan players. The last four, taking place today at Amahoro Stadium, will be an all-Rwandan affair, while the men's category...

Friday, November 29, 2019 - 10:28am

The Genocide against the Tutsi started before 1994 - says convict

Shiny iron roofs dot a massive lowland in the southwest of Eastern Province. A short distance away from Bugesera district offices, in Mayange Sector, a young lady rides her mother on a bicycle to shop for breakfast. She is headed to Mbyo, a small trading centre on the main road to Nemba border...

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 6:54pm

REG keen on ‘memorable’ debut at African Champs

BENON Mugisha, the head coach of Rwanda Energy Group (REG) volleyball club, has said that his side will do everything they can to put up a memorable performance when they represent the country at the Men’s African Club Championships next year. The Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 1:29pm

Rwanda to host regional handball tournament

Rwanda has been confirmed as the hosts of the 38th East and Central Africa Handball Federation (ECAHF) Senior Club Championship 2019 due December 2-7. The regional championship will attract top clubs from Kenya, Tanzania, DRC, Uganda, Zambia and Rwanda in the men’s category, while the...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 10:10am

Tennis: Umulisa targets first Rwanda Open title

Rwanda’s Jocelyn Umulisa is optimistic of fighting through to the title ahead of her first round match against local rival Tracey Gaga in the Rwanda Tennis Open 2019 on Wednesday. Should she successfully execute the mission, it would be her first Rwanda Open title. The one-week long...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 10:04am

National swimming team set for CANA Zone III swimming tourney

The national swimming team will represent Rwanda at the fifth CANA Zone 3 Swimming Competition slated at Kasarani Aquatic Stadium,  in Kenya. The competition starts Thursday, November 28, and will be concluding Sunday, December 1. It will attract swimmers from the hosts Kenya, Uganda,...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 12:31pm

IOC Young Leaders organise karate camp for children

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Young Leaders programme has organised a karate training camp for children in Kigali. This camp is part of the broader IOC initiative of supporting inspiring young people to develop and implement their sports-related grassroots projects in accordance with...

Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 4:55pm

EU announces Rwf10bn support to African refugees in Rwanda

European Union has announced a €10.3 million (Rwf10.4bn) support to the Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) in Rwanda that accommodates refugees evacuated from Libya. The centre, which is located in Gashora, in Bugesera District, currently accommodates close to 200 refugees from...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 12:59pm

Kagame in Germany for investment summit

President Paul Kagame on Monday arrived in Berlin, Germany where he joined other African leaders for the G20 Compact with Africa Investment Summit. Launched in 2017, the G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) was initiated under the German G20 Presidency to promote private investment in Africa, including...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 4:00pm

Rwanda courts UAE investors at global meet

The government and members of the private sector are seeking to increase the involvement of the United Arab Emirates in the Rwandan economy and have gone on a charm offensive at the ongoing 2019 Global Business Forum Africa. At the summit underway in Dubai, Rwanda is represented by a delegation...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 3:56pm

Rwandan Munyaneza crowned Tour du Sénégal champion

Didier Munyaneza was crowned as the first Rwandan to win Tour du Sénégal after bravely negotiating the seventh and ultimate stage – ten laps in Dakar – on Sunday. It is the first international victory for the 21-year old who hung onto the Yellow Jersey since Stage 2 last Monday...

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 12:42am

Ebola vaccine approved in Europe

The World Health Organisation on Tuesday, November 12, prequalified the Ebola vaccine, Ervebo, paving the way for its use in high-risk countries such as DR Congo and its neighbours. Prequalification, widely known as “pre-qual” means that the vaccine meets WHO standards for quality,...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 5:04pm

Over 500 to showcase at Made in Rwanda Expo

Local producers and service providers have yet another opportunity to showcase their goods and services at the upcoming Made in Rwanda Brand Exhibition which is opening next week in Kigali. The two-week exhibition of locally made products and services seeks to promote local firms by...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 4:52pm

Tour du Senegal: Munyaneza rallies teammates to hold onto Yellow jersey

Wednesday Stage 3: Fatick – Ngueniene (108km) Benediction Excel Energy rider Didier Munyaneza has urged his riders to continue their fine form and help him hold onto the yellow jersey that he will be wearing in Wednesday’s Stage 3 at the ongoing Tour du Senegal. The stage will...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 7:15am

Rwandan strikes silver at Athens Marathon

Rwanda’s long distance runner Felicien Muhitira has won a silver medal at the 37th Athens Classic Marathon after finishing second on Sunday, in Greece. Muhitira, 25, led the race from the off and was in command until the 600 metres mark to the line when Kenya’s John Kipkorir Komen...

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 11:12am

Mthembu wins inaugural Falcon Golf Tournament

There was a lot of fanfare over the weekend as golfers from Rwanda, Kenya, India, South Africa and Sweden tussled it out at the newly inaugurated Falcon Golf and Country Club on the shores of pristine waters of Lake Muhazi, in Eastern Province. Bheki Mthembu emerged the overall winner with 43...

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 10:58am

RUGBY: FoRR boost Silverbacks preps ahead of Côte d’Ivoire scalp

Friends of Rwandan Rugby (FoRR), a U.K.-based charity organisation, have boosted the training of the national rugby team – Silverbacks – ahead of their away clash against Côte d’Ivoire on November 23. FoRR are long-time partners with Rwandan Rugby Federation (RRF) and they have...

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:05am

BAL Qualifiers: Patriots again to face City Oilers in final round

Rwandan champions Patriots have been pooled in Group H in the second – and final – round of qualifiers for the inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL), which gets underway in March 2020. The Group H qualifiers, to be held in Kigali, are scheduled for December 17-22. One of...

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 7:29am