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    EU commits Rwf400bn to Rwanda’s devt agenda

    The government has signed a National Indicative Programme (NIP) with the European Union which will see the country receive a grant of Euro 460 million (about Rwf407 billion) to help implement its develoment blueprint.

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    Making strides. WASAC to set up new water plant

    The Water and Sanitation Corporation Limited (WASAC Ltd), says it plans to set up another water treatment plant near the old Nzove plant this fiscal year.The plant will have installed capacity of 25, 000 m3...

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    US asks govt to support Ebola-striken countries

    The United States has requested the Rwandan government to provide medical assistance to African countries hit by the Ebola epidemic that has claimed over 2,200 people since its outbreak.

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    East Africa told to be wary of ‘bad’ trade agreements

    The East African Community partner states should choose who to trade with and shun ‘bad’ trade agreements in order to maximise benefits from inter-regional trade, Arancha Gonzalez, the executive director of International Trade Centre (ITC),...

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    Scotland's next step? No independence but more powers

    Scotland may have rejected independence but will now be handed new powers by Britain which could amount to effective home rule -- though experts warn that agreeing these could be messy.

Why govts must involve SMEs, communities in tourism efforts


African governments should always involve communities and small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) around tourist sites in initiatives that aim at growing the sector, experts and policy-makers have advised.

SMEs urged to embrace ICTs to expand market reach

Small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) should embrace Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), as one of the ways that could help them widen their market reach and export-base, experts at the just-concluded World Export Development Forum have said.


Rwanda moves to 93rd in Fifa rankings


For the first time in six years, Rwanda has moved into the top 100 in the monthly Fifa ranking, moving from 101st to 93rd in the latest ranking released yesterday in Zurich, Switzerland.

Caf hands Birori two-year ban


The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has handed a two-year ban to Dady Birori, also known as Etekiama Agiti Tady, for using two different names while playing for Amavubi and his Congolese club AS Vita.


Christopher, Knowless in Kenya for video shoots


Songstress Knowless and Christopher are in Malindi, Kenya where they are filming their latest music videos ‘Umutima’ and ‘Agatima’, respectively.

Khizz releases single


R&B artist Khizz has officially released his single ‘Simpubutse’. Khizz, born Kizito Hategekimana, believes the single will make him a powerhouse in R&B and comes at a time when he is basking in the success of his singles ‘Niwe Ntawundi’ and ‘Nzamwihoreza’.

Absentee fathers: Indian babies made and left in Rwanda


When government announced plans to construct a hydro-power dam at Nyabarongo River, residents around the area immediately saw job opportunities that would help them elevate their livelihoods and be able to afford a descent life. Indeed for many of them, it was an opportunity of a lifetime.

Debate: Do celebrities get away with crime more than ordinary people? (No, justice doesn’t look at your status)

The recent case involving double amputee athlete Oscar Pistorius who was celebrated beyond the tracks and looked up to for motivation may have led some people to figure that celebrities have it much easier in the corridors of justice.

Is the sports revolution eating its female children?


WHEN the women’s national basketball team received an invitation to participate in the annual FIBA Zone Five Championships in Uganda, the female youngsters got to work but their efforts and hopes of clinching the title were thwarted when they received news that they won’t be able to participate in the...

Ask the Doctor: Will I be able to have kids?

I have very irregular periods and have been told that I have polycystic ovaries. I am very worried about this and don’t know the long-term implications. Does it mean I will find it hard to get pregnant? Am I at risk of getting ovarian cancer? How can I get more...

What role can the media play towards building a democracy?


The United Nations General Assembly decided to observe September 15 as the international Day of Democracy and invited all member states and organisations to commemorate this important day.

Sense of entitlement: Simplistic and paralysis of a mindset (Part I)


The recent extended National Executive Committee of the RPF party that took place on August 31 exposed a problem one would only expect among misguided or political paralytic individuals few as they may be, but still beats any sense of logic/comprehension.


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Dr Jean Damascène Ntawukuliryayo stepped down as Senate president on Wednesday after 15 members of the Upper House signed a petition calling for an extra ordinary session to deliberate on his leadership style and conduct.


The International Day of Democracy: Engaging Young People on Democracy

On September 15th 2014, Rwanda, will be observing the International Day of Democracy. Every year, Rwanda joins the world to observe this important Day.


Ikigo cy'Imisoro n'Amahoro (RRA) kirasaba abasora bari ku rutonde rukurikira babereyemo Leta imyenda y'imisoro, kuba bishyuye iyo myenda mu gihe kitarenze iminsi irindwi (7) uhereye umunsi iri tangazo ryasohokeyeho.

Cyuda: Providing specific-needs technologies

Rwanda’s journey of reconstruction and total transformation in the last 20 years has been characterized by a number of innovations to meet the competing but equally important needs.

Offering professional solutions: Ten years in Rwanda and counting

Every human has needs that ought to be met every day. But like the adage goes “water is life” the need to have access to clean water is one of the overarching ones that should be solved for people to live comfortably.

More university students to gain from revised loan scheme


Although resolute efforts by the government mainly aim at skills development and education for all, needy students seeking for sponsorship through bursaries and loans will have to apply through a timely competitive selection process following new guidelines from the Ministry of Education.

Expert Voice: Helping your child to become confident

Confidence is a strong feeling which, if one possesses, can be able to execute a given task successfully. It’s an incredibly inspiring source of knowledge, strength and achievement.

Standards body warns public about harmful cherries

The Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) has warned the public to be on the lookout for cherries it says are harmful to humans. Phillip Nzaire, director for quality assurance at RSB, said the cherries are packed in glass jars and are from Hungary.

Biomedical centre gets modern mosquito lab


Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) yesterday launched a standard identification laboratory for mosquitoes and other parasites. The lab is hoped will enable effective and certain control of malaria epidemic and other parasitic diseases (OPD).