Kagame in London to address business leaders

President Paul Kagame is today expected to speak as a panelist at the inaugural Global Africa Investment Forum in London on the topic ‘Realising Africa’s Investment Potential”. He will speak alongside President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, President John Mahama of Ghana and Mizengo Pinda, Prime Minister of Tanzania.

MFIs, Umurenge Saccos urged to embrace e-payment systems

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Rwanda’s microfinance institutions (MFIs) should embrace electronic payment solutions to ease operations to promote the country’s efforts to achieve a cash-less economy, Daniel Barrientos, the RSwitch chief executive officer, has said.

Airtel eyes cross-border mobile money services

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Bharti Airtel has announced plans to start cross-border mobile money services in East Africa next month.

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Big guns off to winning starts in close contests

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Champions APR and last year’s runners-up Police both started the new season to narrow 1-0 wins against Musanze and Gicumbi, respectively, in the National Football league.

New stadium will give Rwanda cricket a big lift, says Pearson

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RWANDA CRICKET Stadium Foundation (RCSF) Project director Ed Pearson reckons that the modern facility will play a vital role in raising the standards of the sport in the country.

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Frankie survives surprising night of evictions

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Rwanda’s Big Brother hotshot Frankie on Sunday evening pulled through the most surprising night of evictions which saw three housemates booted out of Biggie’s house instead of one.

‘Explosion Concert’ leaves revellers begging for more

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On Saturday evening all roads led to Kigali Serena Hotel for the much anticipated Explosion Concert organised by Alex Muyoboke, and well attended the artistes he has previously managed.

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Vegetarianism is latest vogue

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The term “vegetarian food” implies the food which includes vegetables, fruits, grains and cereals, milk and milk products. A person who does not eat meat for religious, social or health reasons is a “vegetarian”.

Buregeya: Fitness instructor, karateka and boxing champ

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Growing up, Emmanuel Buregeya’s sporting obsession had nothing to do with the gym or weight-lifting, but Karate, the popular martial art form of Asian origin.

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Abunzi: How women are contributing to peaceful conflict management

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In 2010, Dorcus Zaninka, 41, was voted to the Mediators Committee (Abunzi) in absentia. The mother of four and a business woman serves on the 12-member committee of Abunzi in Kibaza cell, Kacyiru sector, Gasabo district.

AU official tips on the role of women in democratisation and peace building

A fortnight ago, a high level two-day Gender Pre forum was held in Kigali to discuss the role of women in peace building and democratisation. The meeting attracted gender experts from all over the continent.

When ‘tekiniki’ goes sour

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A well performing district mayor recently tendered his resignation for conduct unbecoming. Of course his predicament comes on the heels of the departure of two other high ranking officials from the executive and the judiciary on the account of a failure to live up to the expectations of their offices....

SMART SERIES: Investment, innovation, thinking and beyond

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ON OCTOBER 2-3, Rwanda, under the auspices of the Ministry of Youth and ICT, held a two-day event that was well spiced with topical ICT content such as Digital Payments, ICT Governance, Internet innovations, Smart City, Open Data and Digital innovations. It is worthy of note that the Smart Rwanda...

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Editorial cartoon of the day

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While Ebola has claimed more than 4000 lives in West Africa with the world mobilising resources to contain the deadly virus, there are fears that African economies will be badly hurt by the outbreak.

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Helping to Strengthen Capacities and Build Effective Institutions

As the twilight sets in on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with their 2015 deadline fast approaching, efforts are now underway to usher in another dawn for a global impact for tackling the persisting and emerging development challenges facing the global community being stepped up.

Prime Life Assurance Ltd changes to Prime Life Insurance Ltd

We are pleased to inform you that following the acquisition of PRIME LIFE ASSURANCE Ltd by GREENOAKS Global holding, PRIME LIFE ASSURANCE will officially change the name to PRIME LIFE INSURANCE effective Friday 17th October 2014.

COGEAR Ltd. changes to PRIME Insurance Ltd;

We are pleased to inform you that following the acquisition of COGEAR by GREENOAKS Global holding, COGEAR will officially change the name to PRIME INSURANCE effective Friday 17th October 2014. We also take this opportunity to remind you that our Headquarters have relocated to RSSB building, Tower II, 1st Floor on KN3 RD African Union Boulevard.

Renewable energy

3E Power is an Energy Development Company, that initially offered consultancy/advocacy services with focus on sustainable energy access, efficient energy supply and management.

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Honey, fish-heads: Crazy things candidates do in the name of exams

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On October 21, 2014, Primary Six candidates will start final exams, while finals for Senior three and Advanced level will start on October 28 and end on November 6.

Finished S.3? Electrical engineering could be an option

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An idealist says, ‘give me a place to stand and I will move the world’ but we all know that such a place does not exist. That is why for Rwanda to develop it needs practical people with hands-on skills who can transform their ideas into products which are useful...

Going the miles for the dignity of women

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In the true sense of the word, Barbara Margolies comes out as a firm woman. There is an unmistakable element of seriousness about her. But all that is when you are giving out a first-time impression of her. Yes, until you have talked about the thing that she seems to...

Mother and child care week impacts lives at Rutongo Hospital

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Silvie Mukundwa, a resident of Masoro sector, Rulindo District, Northern Province, saw her 4-year-old son suddenly develop many symptoms such as running nose, watery eyes, swollen eyelids and sneezing.