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Backyard farming: The untapped cash cow in urban areas

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Rwanda is urbanising at a high rate, thanks partly to government’s push for development of regional cities to ease rural-urban migration.

Mixed fortunes for city shoppers

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Prices for some foodstuffs have gone up in different markets in the City of Kigali over the past week. Irish potatoes now cost Rwf300 per kilogramme in most city markets, an increase of Rwf50 from Rwf250 last week.

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Semi-final spot at stake as APR face Al Khartoum

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APR coach Dusan Dule Suljagic will field his strongest team against Al Khartoum in today’s first quarter-final clash at the 2015 CECAFA Kagame Cup at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Ndayishimiye urges Amavubi to prove prowess against South Africa

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Rwanda national football stand-in captain Eric Ndayishimiye has advised his teammates to prove their worth against South Africa U-23 side in a friendly game this afternoon at the University of Johannesburg.

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Sauti Sol, Eddy Kenzo rock Kigali

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This year's KigaliUp Music Festival will stay longer in minds of music lovers who graced the festival. Apart from a big turn up, the event was graced by regional and international music stars.

Kayirebwa pulls crowds at Genocide event in Canada

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Hundreds turned up over the weekend for famous Rwandan songstress Cecile Kayirebwa’s concert in Edmonton, Canada.

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Century Park unveils plush Chillax Lounge

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Lounge culture is fast picking up in Kigali, and it’s all about plush sofa-style seating, premium drinks and venues.

Buying property online is the new way to go, says Rushayidi

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Alain Rushayidi is the senior account manager at Lamudi, a web-based portal that links buyers and sellers in the real estate market. The company operates in 32 countries across the globe, 22 of which are in Africa, Rwanda inclusive.

Infanticide: Why would a woman kill their own child?

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EIGHT MONTHS ago, Jeanne Mushimiyimana was blessed with a set of twins. But last week her neighbours woke up to shocking news that she had allegedly killed one of the twins and left the other for the dead. Mushimiyimana, a resident of Kimisagara sector is currently under police custody.

Rwanda's gender equality record is phenomenal - Carlson

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Katie Carlson came to Rwanda to do research for her thesis and she instantly fell in love with the country. Four months later, the self- proclaimed feminist packed her bags and left Canada for Rwanda. It has been three years and she says that it’s just the beginning. She talked...

ITV, Kambanda and Genocide: Fear not even when the media turns witch

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The world over, there are certain things that decent people simply do not do. No decent person looks at an individual who has survived some horrible illness and then turns away in disgust, spits on the ground and mutters under the breath: why did this creature survive? He should have...

Change with stability: national unity of purpose (Part V)

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That all Rwandans are united behind the cause of the continuity of the current miraculous socio-economic transformation of the country is not accidental, it is an issue that has brought unity of purpose among of all Rwandans regardless of social status and creed.

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Editorial cartoon of the day

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At least 8000 students are this week graduating from various colleges of the University of Rwanda with degrees and diplomas in various disciplines during the institution’s second graduation ceremonies since merger.

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BPN towards sound entrepreneurship in Rwanda

As is custom in our country, one of my nieces used to help us out in our household. She was taking care of our little son and was in charge of some of the household chores. This helped me a lot. She was a very honest, loving and sincere person.

UNIVERSITY OF RWANDA: Over 2400 graduate from University of Rwanda - College of Education

The University of Rwanda-College of Education (UR-CE) is one of the six colleges of the University of Rwanda, cre-ated after the merger of all public higher learning institutions in Rwanda in 2013.

Heifer international Rwanda: Building foundations for the future of rural Rwanda

Jean Paul Muzakera, his two sons and a wife in Mukarange sector Kayonza district often struggled to meet their basic needs until they received help from Heifer International Rwanda (HIR) in 2013 before which the family’s health suffered greatly. “It was difficult for us to find food everyday,” Muzakera recalls.

Social Security: A practice that ensures good performance, assures retiring with dignity

Social security is a human right. Everyone as a member of society has a right to social security as stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 22.

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Experience: The dilemma of a fresh graduate

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In the coming weeks, thousands of students will be graduating from many universities in the country. These will join many more that have walked Kigali streets for years without finding a job.

Francophone to Anglophone: Is Rwanda on the right track?

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I recently attended a student's debate session that left me enthralled to say the least. Kigali Interschool Debate Competitions attracted students from top secondary schools in Rwanda in a battle of tongues (or should I say wits) on the theme: “If Rwanda is to develop, schools should focus more on...

Head and Neck Cancer Day: Why you need early screening

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Today as Rwanda joins the rest of the world to mark the International Head and Neck Cancer Day, medics are still grappling with a bulk of stumbling blocks to provide a single cure for the disease. For that matter, growing fear among patients and caretakers has yielded several myths about...

You can gain weight with a healthy diet

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Certain circumstances make people lose weight, it could be for medical reasons for example after losing weight to sickness or one can look for weight increase for purposes of competing favourably in physical sport.