Rwanda

Mashami to stay on as Amavubi head coach

RWANDA Football Federation (Ferwafa) has confirmed that Vincent Mashami will stay on as head coach of the senior men’s football team, Amavubi, after his current contract ran out in November. The development was confirmed to Times Sport on Thursday afternoon by Regis Uwayezu, the Ferwafa...

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 4:39pm

Karenzi on priorities and strategies to push Rwandan tennis forward

Théoneste Karenzi is the head of Rwanda Tennis Federation (RTF) since April 2019. However, it is not his first time as RTF president. He previously held the position for one year between 2012 and 2013, but prematurely stepped down due to other assignments.  For his second stint as local...

Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 12:36pm

Beach Volleyball: Women teams off to Tanzania for Olympic Qualifiers

Sub-zone 5 Women: Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania BEACH Volleyball women’s national teams have this morning departed for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, ahead of the first round qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.  The two teams left Kigali Thursday morning, at 11am, aboard...

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 12:05pm

Chess: CM Kabera, Munyurangabo in tight title race ahead of final round

Candidate Master (CM) Godfrey Kabera maintained his lead after trouncing reigning national champion, Joseph Nzabanita, on Sunday morning in the open section's round 7, at the ongoing 2019 National Chess Championship at Onomo Hotel, in Kigali. But, 19-year-old Rongin Munyurangabo, second on...

Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 3:55pm

Chess: Uwase hopeful as Nzamwita stumbles early

SANDRINE Uwase, the reigning female national chess champion, conquered all her first three opponents in this year’s National Chess Championship that started Thursday at Onomo Hotel, in Kigali. The four-day event comes to a climax on Sunday. Uwase, 17, won her two games in round one...

Saturday, December 28, 2019 - 10:22am

Ten things we know about the Rwanda-Qatar Airways deal

Rwanda and Qatar Airways on Monday signed three agreements that saw the two parties set up a joint venture to build, own, and operate the proposed international airport in Bugesera District.  It is the same facility that has been under construction under the name Bugesera...

Monday, December 23, 2019 - 5:05pm

BAL Qualifiers: Patriots reach semis after back-to-back wins

PATRIOTS have progressed to the semi-finals of the ongoing Basketball Africa League (BAL) East Division qualifiers with a game to spare after winning their first two games, The Rwandan champions – who beat Tanzania's JKT 113-61 on Tuesday – confirmed their slot in the last four...

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 1:02am

BAL qualifiers: Patriots players urged to ‘put teamwork first’

Aristide Mugabe, the captain of Patriots basketball club, has urged his teammates to be confident and put teamwork first if they are to qualify for the Basketball Africa League (BAL) 2020. The Eastern Division of the second and final round – also known as Group H – qualifiers start...

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 11:01am

From medicines to car seats, Rwanda seeks to maximise cows value chain

A new scheme dubbed, ‘Cow in the Car, that seeks to leverage science and technology to get more returns from cowhides, horns, and fats, is set to help improve the country’s livestock value chain.   The project is being spearheaded by the National Industrial Research and...

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 8:07pm

Corruption: Infatino says FIFA “stronger and healthier than ever”

Gianni Infantino, President of the world football governing body (Fifa), has called for concerted efforts from all stakeholders if the battle against corruption is to be won. Infantino, who was speaking in Kigali at the 4th edition the International Anti-Corruption Excellence (ACE) Awards on...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 8:39pm

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

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