Category Archives: News

How Skol and FXB transformed vulnerable households’ lives

Skol brewing Factory in Rwanda in partnership with FXB Rwanda, have completed a three-year program that has helped 60 families in Nyarugenge District in Nyamirambo Sector to get out of poverty. At least 434 members of these families were assisted with a variety of programs including financial literacy, training on income generating activities and got […]

Five things to know as sports activities return

On Monday, September 28, the Ministry of Sports announced that all sporting activities, training and competitions, would resume effective immediately. The ministry has, however, urged that Covid-19 containment measures should be observed. The development concludes a six-month-long halt imposed on sports in a bid to strengthen the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. To ensure a […]

Mugisha Samuel getting dropping by the peloton with 134km to go… this year’s UCI Road World Championships in Italy over the weekend.

Mugisha turns focus on Tour du Rwanda after dismal showing at world champs Rwandan cyclist Samuel Mugisha has turned his attention on next season, particularly the 2021 Tour du Rwanda, following his disappointing performance at this year’s UCI Road World Championships in Italy over the weekend. The 22-year old was unable to complete the gruesome […]

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signs a new long-term contract!

Auba has signed a new three-year contract with Arsenal! Having put pen to paper on his new deal, our 31-year-old captain wanted to break the news on and on social media by telling fans LIVE that he was staying, with the ambition to lift more trophies and leave a long-term legacy. The Gabon international […]

Mikel Arteta’s job title has changed from head coach to first-team manager

So why has this change taken place – and what does it mean? “Mikel’s been here since the end of December and the last nine months have probably been the most challenging nine months in Arsenal’s history – and we’ve been around for 134 years. Despite all of those challenges, Mikel has been driving this football club […]

My savings became my life jacket during COVID-19 crisis – Story of Marie Rose

Marie Rose has always been a courageous woman who never gave up despite all the difficulties she went through. Her husband imprisoned, she had to cover all her family’s expenses: School fees, health insurance fees, nutrition and many more. With the support she received from FXBVillage SKOL program, she was able to develop a successful […]

Arsenal Beat Liverpool On Penalties, Confirm 16th Community Shield Title

Arsenal have emerged the 2020 Community Shield champions after beating Liverpool 5-4 on penalties after 90 minutes ended 1-1 at Wembley stadium on Saturday, It is now back-to-back Community Shield defeat for Liverpool after they lost also on penalties against Manchester City last year. The last time Arsenal and Liverpool met in the Community Shield […]

Fifa’s proposal that teams should be allowed to make up to 5 substitutions form 3 per match

RWANDA football players and coaches have weighed in on Fifa’s proposal that teams should be allowed to make up to five substitutions per match as a temporary measure to cope with fixture congestion once sporting action resumes If adopted, the dispensation can be implemented by competition organisers until the end of the 2021 season. Most […]

Striker Sarpong sacked at Rayon for insulting club boss

Rayon Sports Football Club have announced that they have – with immediate effect – terminated the contract for striker Michael Sarpong, allegedly for insulting club president Sadate Munyakazi. In a statement released on Wednesday, April 23, the club said: “Considering that no reason can justify your insulting and dishonorable behavior, we are forced to terminate […]

COVID-19: 11 topflight clubs players to give up Salaries Until Football Resumes

Eleven member clubs of the 16-team Rwanda Premier League have suspended contracts of their players, and will not be paid starting with April, amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. Over the past two weeks, players from different clubs, including Rayon Sports, have been complaining about unpaid salary and allowances dues and lack of communication from their clubs. […]

Arsenal players and coaches agree pay cut during coronavirus crisis

The Gunners had been in negotiations with their squad for some time, and the vast majority have now accepted the club’s proposal ARSENAL first-team players and head coach Mikel Arteta have reached a “voluntary agreement” to take a pay cut due to the coronavirus pandemic. Core coaching staff have also agreed to take the hit […]

Covid-19: Rwanda orders wearing of masks in public

Rwanda, through the Ministry of Health on Saturday, April 18, introduced an additional COVID-19 precautionary directive that urges citizens to wear face masks when at home and going out for essential services or activities. Dr. Daniel Ngamije, Minister of Health said this during an interview with the public broadcaster, Rwanda Television. The Ministry had previously […]

COVID-19: Arsenal Fans in Rwanda donate food to needy families

Arsenal fans in Rwanda under their umbrella organization, the Rwanda Arsenal Fan Club (RAFC) on Friday 17th April 2020 delivered emergency relief donation to 430 family members grouped in 86 households settled in the village of Kigarama, Jali Sector of Gasabo district. With the guidance and blessing of local authorities; City of Kigali, CNLG, FARG […]

SACA assured for successful inaugural season after pandemic

ADRIEN Niyonshuti, the head coach of Skol Adrien Cycling Academy (SACA), is upbeat that his side will have a successful debut season in local cycling after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Even before their first race in Rwanda, SACA have fired early warning to archrivals after their star rider, Moise Mugisha, finished second at this […]

No new country/territory/area reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours

No new country/territory/area reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, reported by WHO And announced that, There is no evidence that the Bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine (BCG) protects people against infection with COVID-19 virus. Two clinical trials addressing this question are underway, and WHO will evaluate the evidence when it is available.       In the […]

Rwanda deploys drones to raise Covid-19 awareness in communities

Rwanda National Police (RNP) on Sunday, April 12 announced the usage of drones to further raise awareness of the coronavirus pandemic in local communities. The Rwanda National Police announce on twitter that “We have added drones to our methods of raising awareness about #COVID-19. As drones pass your neighborhoods, we ask you: 1. Listen carefully […]

update on Covid-19 coronavirus – 10th April 2020

Coronavirus: the new disease COVID-19 explained for Rwanda. Rwanda confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 13th. The Ministry of Health is asking all residents of Rwanda to continue observing all instructions from health authorities, particularly by washing hands regularly, maintaining physical distance from people (at least 1 meter), staying inside your home, and reporting any […]

COVID-19 Barometer: Consumer attitudes, media habits and expectations

COVID-19 Barometer: Consumer attitudes, media habits and expectations With insights from more than 25,000 consumers across 30 markets, this research provides brand owners with clear direction during the pandemic crisis. Today we released the results of our global study into consumer attitudes, media habits and expectations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Surveying more than 25,000 consumers […]

Tour du Rwanda 2020 Stage 7: Restrepo claims fourth win, Tesfazion retains Yellow

Individual Time Trial (4.5km) Select results 1. Valencia Restrepo – 06’32”38 2. Hailu Biniam – 06’34”56 3. Patrick Schelling – 06’38”07 11. Joseph Areruya – 06’55”13 21. Natnael Tesfazion – 06’59”77 22. Samuel Mugisha – 07’00”46 47. Moise Mugisha – 07’21”16 General Classification (Top 5) 1. Natnael Tesfazion – 20:38:58 2. Moise Mugisha – 20:40:28 […]

Tour du Rwanda 2020 Stage 6: Rampant Restrepo wins Stage 6, Mugisha cuts gap at top

25-year old Jhonatan Valencia Restrepo on Friday yet gain proved his prowess as he completed a hatrick of Tour du Rwanda stage wins with stage six victory. Following his stage three (Huye-Rusizi) and stage five (Rubavu-Musanze), the Colombian international who riders of UCI Pro Team Androni Giocattoli won the 127.3km stage six from Musanze to […]

Tour du Rwanda 2020 Stage 5: Androni’s Jhonatan Restrepo wins stage five

After Tuesday’s stage three masterclass sprint win, Colombian rider Jhonatan Valencia Restrepo from Team Androni Giocattoli yet gain hit with an astonishing stage five (Rubavu-Musanze) sprint victory. Despite a dominant breakaway lead by Patrick Byukusenge from Benediction Ignite since early in the stage, he couldn’t beat the pressure of the peloton in the last 3km […]

Tour du Rwanda Stage 4: Tesfazion Romps to Victory on Stage Four

Eritrean rider Tesfazion Natnael claimed the 4th Stage of Tour du Rwanda from Rusizi to Rubavu district and claimed the yellow jersey, putting a +2’11” gap between himself and Rwanda’s Moise Mugisha, who is second on general classification. The stage from Rusizi to Rubavu is the longest this year, covering 206.3km along the shores of […]

Tour du Rwanda 2020 Stage 3: Colombian Restrepo soloes to stage three victory as Biniam Girmay of Nippo Delko claims yellow jersey

Colombian Debutant Jhonatan Restrepo of Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec put on a spectacular performance on Tuesday to clinch his first ever Tour du Rwanda stage with stage three victory. Despite a dominant lead by the breakaway that led by a number of Rwandan riders, the 25-year old rider launched a strong attack in the final kilometers and […]

Tour du Rwanda 2020: Stage 1, Kazakh Star Fedorov Claims Stage 1

It was a triumphant start for Yevgeniy Fedorov, the 20-year old Kazakhstan rider who competes for Vino- Astana Motors who dominated the first stage of Tour du Rwanda, from Kigali to Rwamagana and back, easily claiming the 114.4km stage.  Fedorov arrived at the finishing point in Kimironko at 13:30, clocking 2h44’59”, putting a 15 second […]