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Past articles by Athan:

Meet Diaspora returnee seeking to introduce street food culture

There’s a saying that “a chef must think like a scientist, organise like an accountant plate like an artist and cook like a grandma”. There’s not better suit for that adage like Patrice Shema, a 44-year-old Rwandan national who lived in London from 2006 until he returned to Kigali in October 2018 to establish his kebab and sausage signature. Shema is a man of many hats—a photographer,… → Read More

Inside govt’s new sports and talent detection programme in schools

On Friday last week over 200 young basketballers concluded a holiday camp “in style”, Rwanda Basketball Federation noted. The camp culminated with two entertaining days of 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, where 49 teams from different suburbs of Kigali participated. The best in U12, U14 and U17 boys and girls categories went home with medals. A day before, dozens of students who recently completed… → Read More

In 2018, Rwanda walked the talk on climate change but hard work lies ahead

Over 230 people lost their lives in Rwanda in 2018 alone in incidents linked to climate change. Properties worth billions of Francs were also destroyed as torrential rains, lightning strikes and landslides had their toll on the country. But, at the same time, the Government continued on its path to help address climate change, increasingly playing a major role on the international stage in… → Read More

Rwanda: Women Leadership Key to Addressing Graft

First Lady Jeannette Kagame has said that addressing leadership inequalities, mainly through having more women in leadership positions could be critical in addressing corruption. → Read More

Rwanda: New Cabinet - A Skillful Blend of Age, Gender and Technocrats

When President Kagame announced his new Cabinet last week, among the things that stood out was the number of women appointed and the entry of youthful first-timers. → Read More

Cabinet reshuffle: How social media reacted

President Paul Kagame on Thursday reshuffled the cabinet, making broad and major changes in a trimmed cabinet, in which women comprise 50 per cent. The members of cabinet have also reduced from 31 down to 26. Several long serving members of the cabinet were replaced while a number of youthful ministers joined the national executive. Soon after Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente put out the list of… → Read More

Inside the programme shaping Rwanda’s future leaders

Leadership is a topic the world is grappling with. The values and qualities of good leadership is what every country would like to instil in its youth. For Rwanda, there is a programme that is designed to do just that. It’s called Indangamirwa. It is derived from a Kinyarwanda word that can be translated to mean role models. According to one Kinyarwanda expert, Indangamirwa are people that are… → Read More

Rwanda: 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. → Read More

Rwanda: Who Are the Most Followed Rwandan Artistes On Instagram

Instagram, just like other social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat has for the last few years become popular as more youth own smart phones and continuously post photos of themselves and their friends. → Read More

Who are the most followed Rwandan artistes on Instagram

Instagram, just like other social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat has for the last few years become popular as more youth own smart phones and continuously post photos of themselves and their friends. Instagram started on December 6 and is estimated to register 800 million users monthly. The most followed Instagram account belongs to a 25year- old Pop singer, producer and… → Read More

Rwanda: Fuel Prices Further Revised Upwards

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has announced new fuel tariffs which took effect on Thursday, this week. → Read More

Rwanda: 'Rwanda is Second Safest Place on the Continent'

Rwanda has been ranked second by the 2018 Gallup Global Law and Order report. Gallup's Law and Order Index gauges people's sense of personal security and their personal experiences with crime and law enforcement. indicates that 83 per cent of Rwandan residents have confidence in the local police force. → Read More

Rwanda: How American Businessman Turned Defunct Rwandan Coffee Facility Into a Global Brand

Before 2009, the once mighty Rwandex was exporting between 5,000 to 7,000 tonnes of ordinary coffee fetching between $9 million and $10 million annually. → Read More

How American businessman turned defunct Rwandan coffee facility into a global brand

Before 2009, the once mighty Rwandex was exporting between 5,000 to 7,000 tonnes of ordinary coffee fetching between $9 million and $10 million annually. But financial problems hit the company hard and it soon folded. The troubled company, which had two branches; Rwandex Gikondo and Rwandex Gisenyi had to go into liquidation as a consequence of its failure to clear a Rwf3 billion debt it owed… → Read More

Africa: What Africa Green Grown Summit Means for Africa's Resilience

Environmentalist shave commended the move for Africa to hold the inaugural Africa Green Growth meeting saying that it will go a long way in addressing not only climate change but set the continent on unprecedented path to sustainable growth. → Read More

Rwanda: Kagame in Belgium for European Development Days Meet

President Paul Kagame is in Belgium to attend the 12th edition of the European Development Days (EDD), which runs from 5-6 June 2018, according to a statement from his office. → Read More

Environment ministry leads drive against disposable water bottles

The Minister for Environment has announced that the institution will no longer use disposable plastics such as water bottles, cups and straws. In a post on Twitter, the Minister for Environment, Dr Vincent Biruta, said that the institution will instead switch to sustainable and reusable alternatives such as glasses and refillable water dispensers. Around the world, nearly a million plastic… → Read More

Africa: Youth Urged to Create Digital Solutions to Help Tackle HIV and Aids

As disruptive technologies continue to emerge in Rwanda and across the African market in general, young innovators have been challenged to create digital innovations that can help tackle health epidemics such as HIV and AIDS. → Read More

Rwanda: RURA Warns Cooking Gas Dealers Against Cheating

The Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) business, which involves sale of cooking gas, has in the recent past been marred by malpractices, where some retailers deliberately do not observe standard measurements while others have a habit of using cylinders owned by other operators. → Read More

Rwanda: Genocide Suspects in UK Face Fresh Investigation

Five key suspects of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi currently on British soil have been placed under fresh investigations, UK Metropolitan Police has told The New Times. → Read More