Gasabo moves to upgrade roads, city infrastructure

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Gasabo District is set to upgrade and renovate the district infrastructure in line with the Kigali City Master Plan. This follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the district and Horizon Construction Company Ltd to facilitate the upgrading, construction and renovation of roads in the district.

EAC women business leaders call for more support

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Regional governments have been urged to give more support to women in business to enhance entrepreneurship and ensure equitable and sustainable development.

BK records Rwf3.4m turnover on bourse

There was low activity on the local bourse with only a few shares changing hands, the Tuesday Rwanda Stock Exchange daily market report indicates

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FIBA U-18: Rwanda face tough test against Algeria

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Rwanda must win against Algeria today to book a ticket to the last eight in the FIBA U-18 Africa Championships taking place at Amahoro indoor stadium.

Hadi eyes 2016 Rwanda Cycling Cup glory

After emerging the winner of the ‘Race for Culture’ from Nyamagabe to Nyanza (119,6km) on Saturday, Hadi Janvier has vowed to win more races as he eyes to be declared the 2016 Cycling Cup champion.

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Music stars to headline KigaliUp festival

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Music enthusiasts and fans should prepare for a big treat during the 6th edition of the KigaliUp festival. Music stars including Canada-based Rwandan musician Ninette Nyiringango, better known as Empress will headline the festival.

Comedians Nkusi, Kansiime attract record crowd

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In the past, shows organised on Sundays have failed to draw crowds leaving the organisers counting losses. But that wasn’t the case for the “Arthur and Kansiime Live” show which attracted a huge crowd of comedy fans that filled up the big marque at the Kigali Serena Hotel on Sunday...

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Rwigamba on his experience as a guide at the Kigali Genocide Memorial

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Serge Rwigamba has been the head guide at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre since 2007. A graduate in international relations at ULK. His interests lie in history, politics, diplomacy and sports.

I'm anti-coup and here's why

I enjoyed reading about coup d’etats back in my secondary school history class. Credit to one of my teachers for giving us insights into the numerous coups and failed attempts across the continent right from the 70s well into the 90s.

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Ubumuntu Festival seeks to create a critical mass of agents of change, says Hope Azeda

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Hope Azeda is the founder and Managing Director of Mashirika Performing Arts, a leading theatre company in Rwanda. She is also the brains behind the recently concluded annual Ubumuntu Arts Festival, held from Thursday July 14 to Sunday July 17 at the Kigali Genocide Memorial amphitheater, that brought together artists...

Women of Will Africa: Transforming lives through resilience

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THE 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi left over one million Rwandans dead. Children were orphaned while in some cases entire families were completely wiped out. The Genocide left a dark cloud that many predicted doom and despair for the survivors.

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Self-confidence, respect spawn hard work

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Africans seem to despise themselves. What else can you call it when they get excited about being compared to Europeans? Or when African commentators think that everything good looks European, not African? That’s the message you get on hearing or reading the many comments by participants in the AU Summit...

Why we need a regulatory framework for mobile money

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As Rwanda embraces a cashless economy, which is reflected in the ‘Smart Rwanda’ blueprint, the use of mobile money has continued to emerge as a paradigm shift from informal to formal financial services and to reduce predominant reliance on cash.

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Editorial Cartoon

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The proposed bill to revise the mandate of the National Agricultural Exports Promotion Board (NAEB) has drawn mixed reactions from Members of Parliament.

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Combating Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in Rwanda

Hepatitis is not a commonplace disease. However, there have been rising cases of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C infections and related deaths in Rwanda.

Safer Rwanda changing the way rural residents cook

SaferRwanda is changing the way rural residents in Rwanda’s Southern province cook. The organisation assembles a modern cookstove (Save80) that has been proven to cut wood fuel costs by 80%. The non-profit organisation started in the year 2000, with an aim to protect the environment through planting trees, use of household solar systems and efficient cookstoves with reduced emissions.

SOS Children's Villages Rwanda: A loving home for every child

Children are faced with many challenges as they grow up. These range from exposure to abuse, to inadequate care, and to being orphans. SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda focuses on building loving families for children and enabling the community to address challenges that can lead to separation of children from their families.

Burera District: On course in boosting production, people’s welfare and development

Burera district is in the Northern Province of Rwanda, neighboring to the Ugandan border in north-east, Gakenke and Rulindo district in the south and Musanze district in the west. It is home to Lakes Burera and Ruhondo, and the Virunga Lodge Hotel, with spectacular views of the lakes and nearby Virunga Mountains, making it one of Rwanda’s tourist spots. The district also harbours Cyanika border post, gateway to southwestern Uganda.

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Parents: Who are the best tutors?

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Twenty-eight-year-old Anne Mbabazi is a parent residing in Kimironko, Kigali. Her five-year-old daughter is in top class at a nearby school and only reunites with her mother later in the evening.

Headed for university? Here are tips to help you cope

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High school graduates are gearing up for the start of university studies. Needless to say, the expectations and excitement at the prospect of new experiences and opportunities in the soon-to-be freshmen students is palpable.

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HIV/AIDS: How to break the bad news

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There are two answers to expect when you take an HIV test -- negative or positive. The biggest challenge, however, is how to receive the bad news. That is what healthcare providers are supposed to help patients with.

Dealing with bedwetting in adults

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Bed-wetting, also known as sleep enuresis, is a fairly common condition in young children and is seen as a sign of an immature, developing bladder. However, when adults wet the bed it is not only a devastatingly embarrassing condition but also often an indication of an underlying illness or a...

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