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    Tomorrow's transformation is in your hands, Kagame tells youth

    The socio-economic transformation of Africa and Rwanda will have to be carried forward by this generation, President Kagame told over 100 young Rwandan youth gathered for the closing of the 8th edition of Itorero Indangamirwa.

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    Dollar continues to wreck havoc on East African currencies

    On Friday, at a plush lakeside hotel in Gisenyi, Rwanda’s western province, a single American dollar sold at Rwf 715; in the capital city Kigali, it was selling at over Rwf800; both cities are in the...

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    Meet the Nyamirambo women who have tailored their lives to prosperity

    What is the likelihood of a customer choosing one design over the other yet all are made from the same fabric? Today over 28 Women from Nyamirambo can answer this since they are part of an...

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    Chatte wins Mt Gorilla Rally title

    Kenyan driver Jaspreet Chatte navigated by Craig Thorley emerged winner of the Rwanda Mt Gorilla Rally championship that ended yesterday in Gahengeri, Rwamagana District.

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    How Akon spent his day in Rwanda

    “He’s a music guy. What’s he doing in energy?” That was one of the recurring questions overheard from curious fans of the Senegalese-American R&B singer Akon during his one-day visit to the country at the beginning...

Rwanda, India tours and travel bodies sign co-operation deal

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The number of Indian tourists visiting the country could soon increase following the signing of a co-operation deal between the Rwanda Tour and Travel Association (RTTA) and Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) to market the country in the Asian nation.

Bralirwa, Crystal Telecom counters make gains

Bralirwa and the Crystal Telecom counters were the only gainers during Thursday trading session, with Bralirwa increasing by Rwf26 to close at Rwf325, the Rwanda Stock Exchange daily market report indicates.

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Chatte wins Mt Gorilla Rally title

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Kenyan driver Jaspreet Chatte navigated by Craig Thorley emerged winner of the Rwanda Mt Gorilla Rally championship that ended yesterday in Gahengeri, Rwamagana District.

Nsengimana wins Northern Circuit

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Benediction club rider Jean Bosco Nsengimana won the Northern Circuit cycling race yesterday after clocking one hour 43 minutes and 41 seconds from Rubavu to Musanze which covered a total distance of 65.4km.

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How Akon spent his day in Rwanda

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“He’s a music guy. What’s he doing in energy?” That was one of the recurring questions overheard from curious fans of the Senegalese-American R&B singer Akon during his one-day visit to the country at the beginning of the week.

DJs deserve more respect, says Musanze based DJ Fizo

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I’m lucky I had a brother who taught me everything about DJ-ing. It was as if I was in school, the only difference being that I was not paying school fees. I learnt many things from him apart from playing of music, things like how to connect speakers, cross over,...

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Police FC unveil 14 new singings, start pre-season training

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Peace Cup winners Police Football Club have confirmed the signing of 14 new players and released 12 ahead of the start of the 2015/16 season next month.

Bee keeping, the traditional Rwandan way

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In Nyakinama village, 7 km outside Musanze town, bee keeping is a widespread practice, with almost every family boasting some 2-3 hives in their gardens.

Meet the Nyamirambo women who have tailored their lives to prosperity

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What is the likelihood of a customer choosing one design over the other yet all are made from the same fabric? Today over 28 Women from Nyamirambo can answer this since they are part of an association of women from the community and equipping them with modern tailoring skills to...

Building a fashion brand is better than making quick money - Umutoniwase

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Joselyn Umutoniwase quit film editing and directing to start her own fashion house; Rwanda Clothing. She holds a degree in IT and employs her three sisters. She talked to The New Times’ Donah Mbabazi on what it’s like to build a brand.

Forget Obama's speeches, did you notice the new Kenya?

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The US President Barack Obama came, saw and spoke. News channels covered his visit to Kenya and Ethiopia in detail and no sooner had he left than commentaries about the visit flooded the press. Some cheered his remarks on the inclusion of women and young people in the development process...

Who's hiding dollars?

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A net salary in August 2013 of US$1000 paid in francs at an exchange rate of Rwf650 then, was worth Rwf650,000. Today, someone earning US$1000 a month, at the prevalent market exchange rate, is taking home at least Rwf750,000, an increment of Rwf100,000 or slightly more than US$130.

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The annual Mt Gorilla rally championship kicked off in Nyamata yesterday.

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Newfangled 4G Square to improve uptake of 4G LTE Internet services

A new and state-of-the-art one stop center, “4G Square” has been opened in Rwanda. The center being first of its kind in the country is expected to the boost uptake of the fourth generation Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) Internet services.

MINAGRI: Fertilizer application improves production per unit area, livelihoods

The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry (MINAGRI) is focusing on increasing the adoption of improved farm inputs. This is built on the belief that the current fertilizer consumption is still below levels and therefore limit profitability of farming.

Newfangled 4G Square to improve uptake of 4G LTE Internet services

A new and state-of-the-art one stop center, “4G Square” has been opened in Rwanda. The center being first of its kind in the country is expected to the boost uptake of the fourth generation Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) Internet services.

University of Rwanda: College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Academic Year 2014-2015

The College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine(CAVM) is one of the 6 colleges of the University of Rwanda (UR) created in 2013 by the law n° 38 of 23/09/2013.

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Akilah Institute for Women changes into private college

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The Akilah Institute for Women (Akilah), situated in Kibagabaga-Kigali, started in 2010 as a non-profit organisation offering a market relevant diploma course in Hospitality Management.

When graduation evokes joy and tears

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This week, University of Rwanda will graduate over 8,000 students and since Monday when the week-long ceremonies began, Kigali pubs, restaurants and hotels have been a beehive of parties. It has been a time for families to reunite and celebrate their children’s achievement after a long and thorny journey. But...

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.