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    Lack of uniform laws impede free movement of labour

    Bureaucracy and conflicting ministerial rules are still a major threat to free movement of professionals in the region as enshrined in the East African Community Common Market Protocol, a new survey has revealed.

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    Europe ‘AWOL’ from decisive EAC meeting on trade accord

    The East African Community’s (EAC) last-minute efforts to have negotiations of the contentious Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) concluded before today’s deadline were dealt a huge blow after European Union (EU) delegates failed to turn up...

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    Mo Ibrahim Index research methodology flawed – Shyaka

    The latest Mo Ibrahim Index on African Governance (IIAG) published on Monday ranked Rwanda 11th out of 52 countries, with an overall governance score of 60.4 per cent, four places better than last year’s ranking.

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    New web site to enhance trade in East Africa

    TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) has unveiled a web-portal that will contain crucial information on trade and markets in the region. The web-portal, www.trademarkea.com, is a one-stop centre on information in trade, markets and integration.

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    Anti-GBV, child abuse drive strike positive chords

    The countrywide awareness campaign against gender-based violence and child abuse ended yesterday with a call on Rwandans to unite against the vice.

BNR tips industrialists

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Business people, especially industrialists, should study the country’s monetary policy to understand better the market dynamics and contribute positively to the economy, Françoise Kagoyire, the National Bank of Rwanda director for supervision, has said.

Sonarwa Holdings co-chairman dead

Insurance services provider, Sonarwa Holdings co-chairman, Remi Oluwude (pictured below), has died. The New Times has learnt that Oluwude, who founded Nigerian-based Industrial and General Insurance, which has a controlling 64.25 per cent stake in Sonarwa, passed on two days ago in a US hospital. He was 63.

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MTN Qhubeka extends Niyonshuti’s contract

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RWANDAN PROFESSIONAL cyclist Adrien Niyonshuti has extended his contract with Team MTN-Qhubeka of South Africa Samsung ahead of the 2015 season.

Bitok to name U23 V-ball national team on Friday

THE U23 VOLLEYBALL national team head coach Paul Bitok is expected to name his provisional squad on Friday which will enter camp for the African U23 world championship qualifiers slated to be held in Egypt from November 4-16.

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Meet Rwanda’s Big Brother HotShots Housemates

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The long wait is over. Frankie Rukundo and Arthur Nkusi are Rwanda’s representatives in the ninth season of the biggest reality TV Show dubbed, Big Brother HotShots. The show officially premiers on October 5 on Dstv channels 197 and 198 and will run live for 91 days.

Music stars in nutrition campaign

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FIVE local musicians have released a colabbo as part of a new campaign aimed at sensitising Rwandans on the benefits proper nutrition.

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Watching birds of Rwanda on boat

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I went bird watching (again!). This time round, I literally shot two birds with one stone. So did everybody else on the trip, actually.

Brilliant artist to whom painting makes him forget darkest moments

He shifts his wiry frame in front of an easel that’s plastered with a white canvass he intends to paint something.

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Kamariza’s generous hand is touching the vulnerable in hospitals

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Isabelle Kamariza’s humility is a lesson on its own. The founder of Solid Africa, a non-governmental organisation that supports vulnerable patients, works from a plain office that tenants have stayed away from as it easily gets too hot. She doesn’t mind it though, as long as it serves the purpose.

Where is the place of women in public procurement?

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As innovative, committed and hardworking as they may be, for a long time now, women entrepreneurs have had low participation in public tenders globally. This also applies to Rwanda, a country known for fair women representation in politics and the civil service, among other areas.

A waste of money: Universities are cheating both students and teachers

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There is a universally held opinion among Rwandan employers that university graduates are half-baked and totally unprepared to compete in the labour market. And as someone who has interviewed a few young aspiring journalists, I can say that the sentiment holds a bit of truth.

Mindset, wealth and President Kagame’s legacy

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Denis Moye, a distinctive English gentleman who in addition to a Land Rover also owned an old cream Morris Minor – an iconic car for the British – was my colleague at Nairobi High School. One evening around the middle of the month as we sipped some cold ones at...

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Editorial Cartoon

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Residents of the two districts in the Eastern Province that came last in the 2013/14 performance contracts (Imihigo) have blamed the poor performance on failure to involve them in development.

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Promoting literacy, quality education

In the early 1990s, FHI 360 started its operation in Rwanda with a major aim of providing support in the health and community development issues.

Rwanda’s first paygo solar power heads towards success

Customer demand soars for affordable power, as Azuri, GVEP and Serve and Smile bring clean electricity to off-grid rural communities in Rwanda.

Renewable energy

3E Power is an Energy Development Company, that initially offered consultancy/advocacy services with focus on sustainable energy access, efficient energy supply and management. The Founder and CEO, ERIC KARININGUFU gives a brief insight into the activities of the company.

Transforming lives through the Gospel of Jesus Christ and acts of compassion

Africa New Life Ministries, an evangelical organization was founded in 2001 by Pastor Mugisha Charles and his wife Florence Mugisha in partnership with Pastor Fred Katagwa, Specioza Mukazaire and Pastor Elisee Rugambarara.

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Exploring education in correctional facilities

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After pleading guilty of defilement in 2002, Ernst Kaitare, 33, was sentenced to 10 years at Nyarugenge Correctional facility. With tears running down his cheeks, Kaitare felt completely devastated and ‘buried’ all his dreams after the verdict was read to him. It seemed like his life had come to a...

What do you think about circumcision?

There are so many campaigns going on in Rwanda and beyond, appealing to boys and men to get circumcised. A number of reasons explaining the importance of the surgery are given but some people are not yet convinced and they too have their reasons. This week, we bring you the...

Holistic therapy: Sweating, sniffing pain out of the body

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A sultry atmosphere inside a closed room makes people of all ages lose water through excessive sweating. Their bodies are without shirts but wrapped in towels as they inhale fleshy grass aromas from herbs such as eucalyptus.

Seek early care for spinal cord ailments

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It all started in December 2008 with extreme back and neck pain for Aline Uwitonze. The 44-year-old resident of Kicukiro Sector in Kicukiro District dismissed the ailment as a mere ‘dislocation’ due to poor sleeping position.