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History beckons as 2014 Tour du Rwanda enters penultimate stage

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Team Rwanda Karisimbi rider Valens Ndayisenga is edging closer to being the first Rwandan to win the prestigious Tour du Rwanda as the elite competition enters stage six today.

Mfutila, Okoko out to impress as football league returns

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Every tactician undertaking their first assignment at a new club wishes to start off on a positive note and such is the case with Rayon Sports’ newly signed Coach Andy Magloire Mfutila and Mukura’s Godfrey Okoko.

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Kaami Arts to launch kid’s festival today

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TODAY all roads lead to St. Joseph School grounds in Kicukiro for the launch of Kaami Arts inaugural children’s dance and drama festival starting at 9a.m.

Idris’ “honeymoon” messed up by Biggie’s exes

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Idris had a hard time yesterday bonding with his women after he was accused of being unfaithful, when Zimbabwean ex-housemate Vimbai lashed out on the female Hotshots.

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How con artists fleece gullible people

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In Rwanda, con men have not been as ruthless as their counterparts in neighbouring countries. But that is changing as con artists devise sophisticated ways of fleecing gullible Rwandans.

Debate: Are the changes in Kinyarwanda language justifiable?

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There has been a lot of drama lately following the introduction of changes on how to write Kinyarwanda with writers of the language giving two years to comply. Rwanda Academy of Language and Culture (RALC) is the implementing body and has also been on the receiving end of the backlash.

Death of a spouse: How soon is too soon to find love again?

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After the death of her husband, Noellia Mukankuranga grappled with overwhelming distress of never again seeing the man she shared her life with for over 20 years.

A young widow’s tale of sadness, despair and perseverance

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Jeanine Mukabacondo is a high spirited woman, full of joy and hope, but every now and then, she is haunted by the tragedy that befell her recently. She talks about her late husband with a smile, though some memories are so hard to talk about without holding back tears.

We cannot afford to keep quiet on human trafficking, forced labour

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Two centuries after the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that at least 21 million people – of whom 3.7 million are from Africa – continue to work under coercion, largely in the informal and illegal economies.

In praise of global imbalances

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SINGAPORE – In recent weeks, there has been a chorus of opinion arguing for a sharp increase in global investment, particularly in infrastructure. Former US Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers asserted that public investment really is a free lunch, while IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde has argued that an investment boost...

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Editorial Cartoon

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Squabbles continue to dog East African Community’s legislative arm with members again failing to hold plenary sittings in the ongoing session in Nairobi, Kenya.

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EAC integration permeates into people’s businesses and cultural bonding

The laboring engine of the heavy commercial truck slows down as it nears the borderline of Gatuna,Rwanda’s border post with Uganda, but continues to exude a dull explosive sound. It joins other trucks in the queue. It is joined by others.

Celebrating the UN at 69

The large room had several strategically placed round, high, white-clothed tables with pretty flowers on top. It was a typical setting for a cocktail.

Isange One Stop Center: Ejecting GBV from our communities through holistic, multi-sectoral approaches

Gender based violence (GBV) remains a widespread occurrence that spans centuries, that in the past it was almost expected and accepted. Its seriousness, effects and how communities respond and work towards its elimination varies from country to country.

UN Day 2014

Rwanda is currently experiencing one of the fastest periods of growth and socioeconomic progress in its history, largely due to its strong and innovative government leadership and support from development partners, such as the United Nations (UN).

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Special Needs education: More schools, jobs needed

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Ejide Imanizabaho has been handicapped since he was born. Until early this year, the 18-year-old teenager had been saved the ‘burden’ of school by his family because of his physical challenges. And much as his caretakers claim they did this out of sympathy, they did not know how much they...

Holiday youth camps are helpful to our children

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One way through which we can help our children to acquire social skills is by allowing them to participate in holiday youth camps that are always conducted by certain organisations with youth related programmes.

Is talking to yourself in public normal?

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Suave was the word to describe him. Sporting a plaid grey jacket atop black corduroy trousers, he looked the bill of civility, but there was something amiss about this stranger as he gesticulated wildly and spoke audibly enough.

Weaning your baby the right way

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Life is art in its entirety. From the way we dress to how our gait down to eating, all is, but not as much as raising a child, for it is here that parents give their all. And when it comes to weaning a child, you wouldn’t want to fail...