The latest edition of the Kwibuka women's tournament started today in Rwanda with six of the eight teams in action.

The tournament is including teams from outside of Africa for the first time this year with Brazil and Germany joining the hosts, Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda.

The tournament kicked off this morning as the hosts took on Uganda. Rwanda chose to bat first after winning the toss but could only manage 68 with just two batters able to reach double figures. The visitors lost both openers cheaply but were largely untroubled as they chased down their target in 14 overs to win by six wickets. Gloria Obukor top scored with an unbeaten 34.

Kenya won the toss and chose to bat first against Botswana in the other match this morning. Sarah Wetoto top scored with 33 from 20 balls as they scored 137-6 from their 20 overs. Captain Queentor Abel and Veronica Abuga also contributed, scoring 32 and 30 not out respectively. Botswana's reply featured an unbeaten 61 by Thapelo Modise but there were no other contributions of note as they were kept to 102-7, losing by 35 runs.

The final match of the day this afternoon was between Brazil and Nigeria, the latter opting to field first after they won the toss. Evelyn de Souza was the only Brazilian to reach double figures with 12 as they were bowled out for 53, Rukayat Abdulrasak taking 4-9 and Favour Eseigbe taking 3-12. Nigeria chased down their target in 10.5 overs to win by 8 wickets.

Three more matches are scheduled for tomorrow with Tanzania playing their first match when they face Botswana in the morning. Germany's first match is tomorrow afternoon against Nigeria, whilst hosts Rwanda take on Brazil in the other afternoon match.