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    Private sector to drive Rwanda’s growth, says World Bank chief

    World Bank president Jim Yong Kim has said that Rwanda’s approach to encourage private sector investment is a sure way to build resilience and maintain growth. Kim was speaking to the press at Village Urugwiro following...

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    Investing in women benefits all – First Lady Jeannette Kagame

    Removing all barriers that block the full participation in the economy will not only empower more women, but will also play a significant role in closing the gender gap and boost the economy, the First Lady,...

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    Dirty money: The bad economics of illegal drugs trade

    Recently, media reports have been awash with people being arrested over drug trafficking and seizure of scores of contrabands and narcotics. Regionally, this is considered a serious challenge facing law enforcement agencies.

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    World Bank to change devt assistance approaches

    The World Bank president, Jim Yong Kim has said that the bank is shifting its approach to development in order to have a greater impact as well as reduce levels of poverty. Dr Kim made the...

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    How to get more urban women employed

    There has been boundless sensitisation and effort to strengthen gender equality across the country. One would think that aspects such as stereotypes, misconceptions, and tradition, or anything else that has held women back over the years,...

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Rwanda eyes cross-border markets to enhance exports

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The Government is looking to cross-border markets planned at key border areas to improve trade and Rwanda’s exports to the region.

Minister Mukeshimana tips Ugandan MPs on quality in tea production

Rwanda’s determination to ensure quality and promote value-addition in the tea sector is driven by the need to improve exports and ensure sustainable development, Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Dr Geraldine Mukeshimana, has said.

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Hey tasked to qualify Rwanda for next African Cup, CHAN

Newly appointed Amavubi head coach Antoine Hey has been tasked to qualify Rwanda for the 2018 CHAN and 2019 AFCON finals tournaments in Kenya and Cameroon respectively.

Queen’s Baton Relay arrives in Rwanda

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The Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay arrived in Kigali from Ghana on Wednesday and will spend four days in the country before heading to Uganda, on March 25.

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Ngabonziza on why digital art is the way to go

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Digital technologies are fast becoming an integral part of artists’ creative processes. Traditional art forms such as portraiture, paintings and drawings are increasingly making use of digital tools, and the digital artist has emerged as a modern-day phenomenon in the realm of art.

‘Africa Let’s Worship’ returns to Kigali

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Gospel music fans have something to look forward to as the much awaited praise and worship gathering dubbed, Africa Let's Worship, (AFLEWO), returns to Kigali.

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Journalism demands sacrifice, says veteran American journalist

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Alison Bethel-McKenzie is an American-born award-winning veteran journalist with more than 30 years of experience managerial and consulting positions in the media throughout the United States and West Africa.

Bjarne on his humanitarian work in Rwanda

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52-year-old Selin Bjarne, a Swedish national and partner at Intrasenze, a digital safety company, first heard about Rwanda in 2003 from a friend, Fabien Manirebanimpuhwe, a documentary filmmaker.

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How to get more urban women employed

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There has been boundless sensitisation and effort to strengthen gender equality across the country. One would think that aspects such as stereotypes, misconceptions, and tradition, or anything else that has held women back over the years, are now on a low, however, this is not the case.

Kalisa on the misconceptions about photography

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Vestine Kalisa, a shareholder and marketing manager of Navity in Black (NIB) photo studio says photography is a tool she chose to help people keep memories for a long time. NIB Studio won Abryanz Style and Fashion Award (ASFA) 2016 and featured as BHF Magazine’s 2016 top five studios in...

Being an elected official is a privilege that requires full-time commitment

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Did you know that in the United Kingdom you could be a Member of Parliament (MP), be a paid speaker for an international lecture agency, be a paid advisor for a global investment management corporation, chair a public-private partnership organisation, be a fellow at a think-tank, and also take on...

The magic of storytelling

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Young Rwandan writers, shortlisted for the Huza Press Prize for Fiction, came together last weekend to explore beautiful and difficult themes in their stories. In a workshop at Kigali Public Library, they spoke about their passion for storytelling.

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Yesterday was World Water Day. Many people across the world cannot access clean drinking water due to global warming.

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GAIN’s Innovation Acceleration model in food processing value chain to fight malnutrition in Rwanda

Malnutrition among children and adults is a global issue affecting the quality of life for vast populations across the world. It is however particularly acute in developing countries due to higher levels of poverty coupled with illiteracy.

BRD supports special and infrastructure projects to bridge development gap

In an increasingly dynamic and innovative environment, the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) recently established a dedicated Department of Special Projects and Infrastructure (DSPI) with a strategic mandate of boosting national economic growth by availing finances to spur infrastructure development.

Kirehe District celebrates developments registered in past seven years

With 77,879 households and a population of 340,983, Kirehe is one of the seven districts that make up Eastern Province . It covers 1,11with 8.5Km2of the surface area. The district is divided into twelve sectors namely: Gahara, Gatore, Kigarama, Kigina, Kirehe, Mahama, Mpanga, Musaza, Mushikiri, Nasho, Nyamugari and Nyarubuye; made up of 60 cells and 612 villages.

Nyabihu District intensifies household development efforts

Nyabihu District in Western Province, has its capital in Mukamira, with 12 sectors (imirenge): Bigogwe, Jenda, Jomba, Kabatwa, Karago, Kintobo, Mukamira, Muringa, Rambura, Rugera, Rurembo and Shyira. The resident population of Nyabihui district is 330,000 of who 157,000 are males and females 173,000.

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Why more youth are joining TVET schools

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When he passed Ordinary Level Examinations, Calvin Iradukunda was happy and looking forward to joining a public boarding school for A-level education.

How you can improve your English language proficiency

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Alice Akamahoro, now pursuing computer science at University of Rwanda’s College of Education says she had a rough time back in high school because of challenges expressing herself well in English.

Replicate drones for medical supplies – World Bank president

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The World Bank president, Jim Yong Kim, has called for the replication of the use of remotely piloted aircraft (drones) to change how countries deliver urgently required medical supplies.

King Faisal acquires high tech CT scan that can capture images in less than 10 seconds

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King Faisal Hospital, Kigali has secured a high-tech CT scan that’s able to capture images in less than 10 seconds. The 128 multi-slice CT scan was unveiled yesterday at the hospital in what the management called a strategic move to solidify the facility’s position as a top healthcare service provider.