WEEKLY VIDEO: Former rebel lifts the lid on FDLR and its ideology of evil

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Meet Faustin Kunde, a 50-year old Rwandan ex-armed forces commando who has lived quite the life. First as a highly trained member of the FAR (Forces Armees Rwandaises), and later upon their defeat by the rebel RPF (Rwanda Patriotic Front) a refugee in the Democratic Republic of Congo (then known...

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BK to pay shareholders Rwf11 billion dividends

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Bank of Kigali shareholders have approved a 16.33 dividend payout per share for the year ended 2014. This is an increase from Rwf11 and Rwf6.5 paid to shareholders in 2013 and 2012, respectively.

US firm unveils alternative source of funding for SMEs

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Local small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) could soon find it easier to secure funding from global financial institutions, thanks to a new initiative by Kountable Limited Rwanda that will help link SMEs to foreign investment capital.

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It's do or die for Rwanda against Uganda in qualifier

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Rwanda U-23 national football team will be looking to overturn a 2-1 deficit when they take on Uganda in the CAF U-23 Championship/Rio 2016 Olympic qualifier today at the Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium in Kampala.

FIFA re-elects Sepp Blatter as president

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Sepp Blatter has been re-elected president of FIFA, football’s world governing body, in a vote overshadowed by arrests and corruption allegations. Blatter’s rival, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, withdrew after the first round of voting.

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New comedy TV series in offing

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The crew of KenTV, a Kenyan filming and internet broadcaster, has been in Rwanda for a week. Headed by Kimaiti Magiri, the Kenyans were shooting a TV series called, Byadogereye. Its educative element is largely based on petty cases that happen in neighborhoods where people take the law into their...

Mpabuka is determined to make a mark as a visual artist

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When you enter Inema Arts Center in Kacyiru, you notice vibrant artistic creations and you wonder the people behind them and, how they come up with such amazing ideas. One of the artists behind those beautiful paintings is Denis Mpabuka Nkotanyi, whose distinctive and passion for art has earned him...

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Lavish weddings: Are they the beginning of 'until poverty do us apart' vows?

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Ariane Umurerwa, a 28- year-old fresh graduate, dumped her college sweetheart to marry a man who promised her a dream wedding. She married her husband for all the reasons in the world except love.

Digital TV is opening the floodgates of opportunities for local content producers - Watta

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In June last year, Rwanda became the second country in Sub-Saharan Africa to switch from analog to digital TV broadcasts, well ahead of the June 17, 2015 deadline set by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

Umugoroba w'ababyeyi: A village roundtable programme transforming communities

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It all started as a small idea in 2010. Initially, it was an evening that was set aside to bring women together to talk and support each other.

Sexual abuse: When the protector turns into the perpetrator

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At the age of thirteen, Vivian K (not real names) was left at home alone as her aunt, who was her guardian ran some errands.

An Obama policy of disingenuousness in Rwanda

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Is a lawyer and 2000 graduate of Princeton whose undergraduate thesis, “Building Peace and Establishing the Rule of Law: The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda,” qualified to give brutal testimony against the government of Rwanda in a congressional hearing this week?

EDITORIAL: Peacekeeping can only succeed when the lines are clearly drawn

The just concluded International Conference on the Protection of Civilians, held in Kigali, came out with some very sound advice for future peacekeeping operations.

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Editorial cartoon of the day

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Police have urged the public to always endeavour to share timely information so as to help protect communities against illegal drugs and illicit brews.

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RPP: Professionalization of sustainable pyrethrum growing in Rwanda

60-year-old Domitile Nyirangendo is a pious and hard-working pyrethrum farmer, an occupation she has carried out for many decades.

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is a Kenyan government owned university committed to offering worldly recognized quality university education in East Africa.

Rwanda celebrates Environment Day as LAFREC launches

World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on 5th June every year. WED is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations (UN) stimulates worldwide awareness on environment and climate change to encourage political attention for positive environmental action.

University of Kigali

University of Kigali is one of the leading private higher institutions of learning in Rwanda. It is a fully accredited/chartered University by the Government of Rwanda.

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The death of co-curricular activities in schools

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Back in the day, school life was quite interesting. Interesting because learners would actively participate in art, sports, music and drama among others during break time and after class. But things seem to be changing so fast.

Exploring the ban on primary boarding section

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Three months at school, one at home, then three more months at school. And the cycle continues year-in-year-out. This is the routine of every boarding school learner. In short, these learners spend 9 out of the 12 months at school, and only 3 of the 12 with their parents and...

Pain while passing urine could be a sign of kidney stones

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It all starts with severe pain in the side and back, below the ribs, pain that spreads to the lower abdomen and groin or ache that comes in waves and fluctuates in intensity.

Birth control pill overdose: What are the effects?

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In a desperate move to avoid unwanted pregnancies, many young girls (students inclusive) have resorted to self-medication - albeit wrongly. Julienne Umulisa, a finalist at the University of Rwanda, is one such example.