SMEs expect solutions to sector challenges as WEDF kicks off in Kigali today


More than 600 entrepreneurs, business experts and policy-makers will this morning converge in Kigali to discuss mechanisms on how to boost capacities of small-and-medium enterprises to promote exports and create jobs through trade during the 14th world Development Export Forum, which is running for the next three days.

EAX gets collateral manager

Rwanda-based East African Exchange (EAX) has partnered with AFGRI’s risk management department to be its collateral manager, a development that will further strengthen and cushions EAX and farmers against risks involved in grain trade.


Fitidis bows out of Kenya Safari rally


Rwanda Rally driver Christakis Fitidis bowed out of the Kenya Safari Rally after his Subaru Impreza N12 suffered mechanical problems on Day 2 on Saturday. Fitidis was navigated by Eric Nzamwita.

Ruterana eyes better showing in KCB Golf Series finale


Rwanda Professional golfer Emmanuel Ruterana has began intensive preparations as he seeks to impress at the grand KCB Golf Series Final in Mombasa. The 71-Par Nyali Golf Club in Mombasa will host the KCB Advantage Banking East African Golf Tour Grand finale scheduled for September 23-26.


Hobe Rwanda cultural festival impresses


On Saturday evening, traditional music lovers were treated to mesmerising performances by the country’s leading traditional musicians and poets during the second edition of Hobe Rwanda cultural festival at the Kigali Serena Hotel banquet hall.

Ngabo overcame disability and child refugee life to build music career


The saying that ‘disability is not inability’ perfectly fits Ngabo Michael’s profile. The 48-year-old is a veteran singer, composer, and instrumentalist with the Gakondo Group, arguably the biggest traditional music troupe in the land.

Exposed: Lodges turn into sex dens for school girls


The media recently reported that students who show up late for school are locked out. Critics castigated this policy and urged school authorities to take other measures in dealing with latecomers. The worry is where do the students who are turned away go?

I hate people who...

…always ask if you still reside somewhere. I am honestly sick and tired of these people who always seem to have nothing of importance to release from their mouths. The kind who whenever they meet you they ask you that same annoying question of whether you still reside where you...

iDebate founder Christine Teta on women driven social causes


In a casual conversation, Christine Teta uses phrases like ‘I beg to disagree’ or ‘I am in full support of that’ as if she were debating. And this comes as no surprise because debating is clearly one of the things she cares most about.

Is the law on inheritance gender biased?


25-year-old Clarisse Ingabire has for the last four years been in and out of court over a property inheritance wrangle with her maternal aunt. The bone of contention is property that belonged to her late father.

Imihigo: Lessons in premature jubilation


What a difference a week makes. A fortnight ago district Mayors from across the country were in jubilant mood. Over television and radio, most had claimed to have aced the Imihigo (performance evaluation) for the FY 2013/14 to the rate of 100 percent.

Let’s leverage technology to engage our youth in democratic discourse


Today Rwanda joins the global community to mark the International Day of Democracy. This provides, once more, the international community, and Rwanda in particular, with the opportunity to celebrate the progress made towards deepening democracy and good governance in Rwanda as well as to reflect on the challenges that still...


Editorial Cartoon


Parliament last week began an extraordinary session, with the Chamber of Deputies continuing with the ratification of the Family and Persons bill, which has been in the House since 2010.

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.

Why are students sharing beds in universities?


An investigation carried out last week by The Education Times, in several halls of residence and hostels belonging to different institutions has revealed that hundreds of university students around the country are sharing beds in a bid to minimise costs.

Inspiring a reading culture in schools

Expressly, reading is very fascinating. Oh yes it is! For the time I have read books, I have found it really interesting and every other time I read a book my enthusiasm increases at the last word of the ending paragraph.

Blood is drained and then pumped into the body to rescucitate the dead


Futuristic: Bringing the dead back to life A radical procedure that involves replacing a patient’s blood with cold salt water could retrieve people from the brink of death.

The trials and tribulations of Living with haemophilia

Moses Murekate’s health deteriorates whenever he gets a simple infection or accident. Playing without the watchful eyes of his parents is nearly impossible to the 3-year-old.