Regional industrialists step up fight against illicit trade

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Manufacturers will be looking to find concrete mechanisms to fight illicit trade and substandard products at the forthcoming East African manufacturing business summit scheduled for next month in Kampala-Uganda.

KCB Group half year gross profit increases by 13%

Regional financial services provider, KCB Group, profit before tax grew 13 per cent in the first half of the year, driven by rise in funded and non-funded income, international business returns and efficient cost management, a statement from the firm indicates.

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Migi inspires Azam to Kagame Cup title

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Rwanda international Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza has inspired Azam FC to their first CECAFA Kagame Cup title following a comfortable 2-0 win over Gor Mahia in the final yesterday at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Youngster Otile claims Uganda Golf Open title

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Twenty-year old Ronald Otile of Uganda made history by claiming the Tusker Malt Uganda Open Golf Championship at first attempt in professional category at the Kitante 72-par golf course in Kampala on Saturday.

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Rwanda Film Festival ends as best films scoop awards

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Dignitaries of different nationalities graced the closure of the 11th edition of the Rwanda Film Festival at Hotel Villa Portofino in Nyarutarama on Friday evening.

How Akon spent his day in Rwanda

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“He’s a music guy. What’s he doing in energy?” That was one of the recurring questions overheard from curious fans of the Senegalese-American R&B singer Akon during his one-day visit to the country at the beginning of the week.

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Police FC unveil 14 new singings, start pre-season training

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Peace Cup winners Police Football Club have confirmed the signing of 14 new players and released 12 ahead of the start of the 2015/16 season next month.

Bee keeping, the traditional Rwandan way

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In Nyakinama village, 7 km outside Musanze town, bee keeping is a widespread practice, with almost every family boasting some 2-3 hives in their gardens.

Meet the Nyamirambo women who have tailored their lives to prosperity

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What is the likelihood of a customer choosing one design over the other yet all are made from the same fabric? Today over 28 Women from Nyamirambo can answer this since they are part of an association of women from the community and equipping them with modern tailoring skills to...

Building a fashion brand is better than making quick money - Umutoniwase

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Joselyn Umutoniwase quit film editing and directing to start her own fashion house; Rwanda Clothing. She holds a degree in IT and employs her three sisters. She talked to The New Times’ Donah Mbabazi on what it’s like to build a brand.

ITV and BBC on Rwanda: Journalistic ethics on the cross

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The recent interview by a one John Ray of ITV, a British television network, with Jean Kambanda, the Genocide prime minister, who is currently serving a life sentence in Mali, in which he denied his role in committing the Genocide, and ‘justified’ why he armed the militia to kill the...

Reminiscing on a liberation struggle under an exceptional commander

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I am not talking about history which deals with tales of the past, mine is a story I vividly lived during the struggle to liberate my country.

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Editorial Cartoon

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On Friday, at a plush lakeside hotel in Gisenyi, Rwanda’s western province, a single American dollar sold at Rwf 715, and yet in the capital city Kigali, a dollar was selling at over Rwf800.

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Newfangled 4G Square to improve uptake of 4G LTE Internet services

A new and state-of-the-art one stop center, “4G Square” has been opened in Rwanda. The center being first of its kind in the country is expected to the boost uptake of the fourth generation Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) Internet services.

MINAGRI: Fertilizer application improves production per unit area, livelihoods

The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry (MINAGRI) is focusing on increasing the adoption of improved farm inputs. This is built on the belief that the current fertilizer consumption is still below levels and therefore limit profitability of farming.

Newfangled 4G Square to improve uptake of 4G LTE Internet services

A new and state-of-the-art one stop center, “4G Square” has been opened in Rwanda. The center being first of its kind in the country is expected to the boost uptake of the fourth generation Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) Internet services.

University of Rwanda: College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Academic Year 2014-2015

The College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine(CAVM) is one of the 6 colleges of the University of Rwanda (UR) created in 2013 by the law n° 38 of 23/09/2013.

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Akilah Institute for Women changes into private college

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The Akilah Institute for Women (Akilah), situated in Kibagabaga-Kigali, started in 2010 as a non-profit organisation offering a market relevant diploma course in Hospitality Management.

When graduation evokes joy and tears

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This week, University of Rwanda will graduate over 8,000 students and since Monday when the week-long ceremonies began, Kigali pubs, restaurants and hotels have been a beehive of parties. It has been a time for families to reunite and celebrate their children’s achievement after a long and thorny journey. But...

Breastfeeding week: Ray of hope for mothers with HIV

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During the first six months of a child’s life, breastfeeding is considered the most ideal meal for a baby. This is because breast milk contains vital nutrients such as vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates and minerals among others that are necessary for proper growth and development.

'Intoryi' not for the poor but everyone

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Many homes and restaurants have garden eggs (intoryi) on their menus. Fortunately, a few people know their nutritional benefits and strive to eat them as often as possible. However some people, especially the middle class and rich, loathe garden eggs arguing that they are for the poor.