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Fishermen call for punitive laws to eradicate illegal gear

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Fishermen from communities around Lake Kivu in Western Province have called for tough measures to stamp out illegal fishers. Aboubakar Ngendahimana, a fisherman belonging to Rutsiro Fishermen Co-operative, said some unregistered fishermen still operate on the ‘black market’ and use outlawed fishing gear.

BK counter gains Rwf4 on local bourse

The bank of Kigali counter gained Rwf4 to close at Rwf284 yesterday, an increase from Rwf280 during the previous session on Friday, the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) daily market report indicates.

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Top continental drivers to compete in Mt Gorilla Rally

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Up to 10 foreign drivers will battle against home favourites Davite Giancarlo and Claude Gakwaya in this year’s edition of the annual Mt Gorilla Rally championship scheduled for July 31-August 1 in Nyamata and Rugende.

Nyakiriba, White Stars dominate ARS Western Region Championships

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Nyakiriba FC (Boys) & White Stars FC (Girls) are the champions of the Airtel Rising Stars Western Regionals. The fun filled games took place at Nengo playground in Gisienyi and attracted sports lovers, Gisenyi residents, FERWAFA representatives and Airtel staff.

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Big turnout for Ambassadors of Christ gospel concert

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Gospel music lovers were treated to a thrilling performance by Ambassadors of Christ choir in a concert held at Adventist University of Central Africa (AUCA), in Kigali on Sunday.

Ngoma comes to a standstill during Guma Guma live performance

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Music and laughter filled the air as thousands of spectators and music fans flocked Ngoma stadium as Primus Guma Guma Superstar 5 road shows entered into the ‘full live’ segment. Whereas the previous shows have been taking place on Saturdays, last weekend’s show was held on Sunday because July 4...

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Urwagwa, a local brew that has stood the test of time

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Honking cars, hooting motorists, and the endless flow of busy-looking pedestrians marching to unnamed destinations. It is the sound of Kinamba, an area in Rubavu, northern Rwanda, which is always on the move and forever changing.

Boss Kanimba: Making a living as a bouncer

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As a bouncer, Boss Kanimba’s first call of duty came in December 2010, when he was hired as a freelance bouncer at an international music concert at the Amahoro Stadium in Kigali

Hyperactive children: How to look out for the red flag

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They say parenting is as crazy as circumnavigating the world without a map but the journey is always worth it. Raising a child who is more than active, more than energetic and persistent is more than tiring.

My dream for Rwanda keeps me going - Mavubi

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Patricie Uwase Mavubi recently returned home to work on national transportation issues at the invitation of the Office of the President of Rwanda. She is a graduate from University of California, Berkeley with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering. She is currently setting up a Mentorship programme that will...

A Strong Man Building Strong Institutions in a Weak Society?

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The debate about a possible third term for President Paul Kagame which may happen a generation after the end of the genocide raises the question of where we come from, where we are now and where we go from here.

Our fight for dignity is not a mere skirmish but a continuous war

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The arrest and illegal detention of Gen. Karenzi Karake brought my blood to the boil. The arrogance and unfairness of it all felt like just another instance where those with power and money bullied those without.

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Editorial cartoon of the day

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A WRANGLE between Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) and Private Sector Federation (PSF) is likely to cost the economy some 500 jobs and billions in tax revenues unless government intervenes.

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Rwanda Mining Association: Transforming the sector into vitality, boosting economy

The Rwanda Mining Association (RMA) is an employers’ professional organization in the mining sector that was created in March 2012 and got legal status in August 2012.

Rwanda builds infrastructural foundations for easy mobility, trade and economic growth

Land transport is the main utilized mode of transport used in Rwanda through roads.

MOVING TOWARDS A CLIMATE NEUTRAL UN THROUGH ONE UN GREENING THE BLUE

In recent past, debate on sustainability and resource efficiency has been ongoing due to the significant concerns about the unintended social, environmental, and economic consequences of our consumption and production patterns of the natural resources.

July 4: Rwanda's liberation and the march toward development

On July 4, 2015, Rwandans will mark the 21st anniversary of the end of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

Why teachers, learners must embrace the newspaper

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Many students like newspapers. The reason though is strange: to cover exercise books and wrap edibles like doughnuts and chapattis. Very few students regard newspapers as a source of knowledge. Experts, however, advise that the earlier students, teachers and parents start appreciating the academic value of newspapers the better for...

New education minister outlines his priorities

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Recently, Parliament approved Dr. Papius Musafiri, as the new education minister, replacing Prof. Silas Lwakabamba. The Ministry of Education has also been working on a sector review to improve performance.

Be alert, male breast cancer is as dangerous as the others

When baby boys and baby girls are born, they have similar breast tissue and breast size. As boys develop especially during puberty, their breast growth ceases to be as complex as that of girls. High testosterone and low estrogen levels stop the development in boys.

Could your child be at risk of asthmatic bronchitis?

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Many children today are suffering from asthmatic bronchitis, an infection of the respiratory system caused by the syncyitiale virus. The virus causes the child to cough and sneeze, which makes the respiratory airways produce a liquid secretion that leads to a runny nose and wheezing in a child’s chest within...