stories of
Rwanda
Entrepreneurship
How Nyamagabe youngster made a fortune from waste

At only 22, Jean Bosco Nzeyimana is already a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and an employer of 30 permanent staff and 50 casual workers. Nzeyimana started Habona Ltd; a Nyamagabe based waste treatment company that makes manure, briquettes and biogas ...

Publication
The Service Mag

The Service Mag, is a free quarterly magazine in English, French and Kinyarwanda distributed to service people in Rwanda. It is distributed in hotels, restaurants, banks, hospitals, ministries, travel agencies, embassies and many more service providers both in the ...

Entrepreneurship
Young entrepreneur makes affordable wheelchairs

Daniel Habanabakize completed Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) four years ago and trusted in the hands-on skills he had acquired...

Letter
When the time comes…
Natalie Campbell-Rodriques

When the time comes, I hope I will be ready and strong. I hope I will be able to go aboard that plane and look down from the skies without tears or ob...

History
High Jump - Rwanda's forgotten sport
Sharon Kantengwa

When the sport of high jump is mentioned, the first African countries that come to mind might be Kenya, which is internationally r...

Innovation
Rwandan engineer recycles glass to make eco-friendly bricks
Diane Mushimiyimana

Disposal of tonnes of waste glass is a major environmental challenge but one Rwandan says he has found an answer by recycling glass and ceramic waste.

Aimable Mutabazi, 32, an engineering graduate from the University of Rwanda, set up a brick manufacturing and construction company, Byiza Vuba Ltd, where glass bottles and ceramics are recycled to make glass concrete bricks.

“The glass aggregate we use comes from used glasses a...

Personalities
How Habumugisha is using photography to change the world
Donah Mbabazi

Gadi Habumugisha’s photography skills involve capturing emotion and memory in one shot.

His first encounter with a camera was when he was eight years old. He fell in love with the device, and taking photos has been his passion ever since.

At the time, he was living in an orphanage in Rubavu District, and the tragic events that led him there left him with only his sister, losing the rest of his family to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

He was orphaned when he wa...

Education
Rwandan releases book on Genocide for children
Marie-Anne Dushimimana

One day in a Rwandan village, a girl called Mahoro became a close friend with a boy called Ntwali without knowing that their parents had an issue between them.

It is a fictional story told by Patr...

Miss Rwanda 2019: 20 head to the boot camp
20 finalists of Miss Rwanda 2019
Via https://www.newtimes.co.rw/entertainment/miss-rwanda-2019-20-head-boot-camp
Eddie Nsabimana

The search for Miss Rwanda 2019 entered a decisive stage over the weekend with contestants reduced from 37 to 20, who will reach the grand finale.

The 20 girls picked in a competitive process p...