Rice farmers seek govt intervention over water shortage, irrigation systems

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Inadequate water supply and poor irrigation systems are hampering rice production in Jabana Sector, Gasabo District, farmers have said.

High demand for dollars from oil dealers; importers weigh down Rwandan Franc

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The poor performance of the Rwanda Franc against the US Dollar over the past few months has been attributed to high demand for the greenback by importers and oil dealers.

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Team Rwanda begin 2015 season with Tour of Egypt

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TEAM RWANDA will begin the 2015 cycling season with the Tour of Egypt from January 14-18, which is the first race on the UCI Africa Tour calendar.

Rayon Sports still in title race - Mfutila

Rayon Sports coach Andy Magloire Mfutila is adamant that his side can still win the league despite a five-match winless streak that has seen the Blues slump to 4th in the national football league table.

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2014: The highs and the lows of the fashion industry

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It is quite fitting for one to conclude that the Rwandan fashion industry has been busier this year than any other year before.

CLA's "The Open Door" excites theatre lovers

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It was an early Christmas gift for theatre lovers and church goers who turned up to watch the play "The Open Door"� that was staged at Christian Life Assembly Church (CLA) in Nyarutarama, Kigali, on December 23 and 24.

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A successful media house born of a presidential scholarship

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While on a presidential scholarship at the Oklahoma State University in the USA in 2008, a young Rwandan, Joseph Masengesho, started to notice a craving for local music and news content among Rwandans in the Diaspora.

State scholarship recipients must return to build nation

Ten years ago, President Paul Kagame started the Rwanda Presidential Scholarship Programme, whose main objective is to build the country's human resource. About 20 universities in the United States of America have partnered with the government on this programme that has so far benefited hundreds of young Rwandans.

Mary in the 21st century

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The greatest story ever told, the birth of Christ, will be voiced till the human race goes extinct. Save for the fact that God's own son was born to human parents, our fascination with it stems right from His (Jesus) conception.

What are you doing for Christmas?

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Christmas is finally here and we all know the hype that comes with it. There are usually parties all over town; some animals will face the knife. Others will see the front door of a church for the first time this year, whereas some will at no cost leave their...

Peace in Kenya and South Sudan is all we need in 2015

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Those who love cliches would say the year has gone so fast yet in reality the days still had 24 hours each. All said and done 2014 has eventually come to an end. It has been an eventful year as far as the East African Community is concerned. A lot...

EDITORIAL: Rura should expedite revision of transport tariffs

A reduction in fuel prices should quickly translate into reduced transport prices for passengers and the urgent call goes to the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (Rura) to ensure that it happens as soon as possible.

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Editorial cartoon of the day

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The Ministry of Trade and Industry on Christmas Eve announced a drop in fuel prices that took effect on Boxing Day, slashing pump prices of petroleum products by Rwf65.

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MSA Ltd awarded the best exporter and trader of minerals of the year 2014

This award was accepted by David Bensusan the CEO of Minerals Supply Africa Ltd on behalf of MSA staffs who are the key to this success. As Mr. Bensusan always repeats it, the biggest commodity that Rwanda has is its people!

American Refugee Committee: Celebrating 20 years of service in Rwanda

American Refugee Committee (ARC) is a movement of people who works together with the displaced and their hosting communities to help them take back control of their lives, rebuilding self-reliant communities around the world.

Millennium Villages Project: Building models for attaining MDGs

The Millennium Villages Project (MVP) empowers communities to lift themselves out of extreme poverty by simultaneously addressing the inter-connected challenges of hunger, malnutrition, disease, lack of access to healthcare, infrastructure.

Human Rights Day: Every day is a human rights day

Rwanda joined the rest of the world to celebrate the world's Human Rights Day. The national celebrations in Rwanda took place in Bugesera District, Nyamata town.

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Education sector: Huge achievements, more work to do

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This year, the education sector has been a beehive of activity. The Ministry of Education, Rwanda Education Board, and other stakeholders have had various issues to deal with, some successfully, others unsuccessfully.

Values education: Wake up and realise what is slipping through our fingers

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Lately I catch the bus quite frequently, slow, tedious, unusual for a muzungu, but very much an eye opener to the various generations and socio-economic dimensions of society. Made more interesting by this time of year, with most schools closed in Rwanda and the secondary youth are in abundance.

Joint regional health protection a good move

In July this year, regional healthcare players gathered in Kigali with an aim of assessing the feasibility of harmonising the various national health insurance systems, as part of the East African Community integration agenda.

Eat like there is tomorrow after festive season

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Images of yummy food stuff and drinks conjure up people's appetite on all special occasions. Such piles of chips, pieces of fried chicken, sausages, deep fried fish and roasted beef scattered here and there on a dining table whet the appetite and compel people to eat from morning to evening.