Liquid Telecom to invest Rwf24 billion in Rwanda

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Liquid Telecom Rwanda is planning to invest $34 million (about Rwf24 billion) in Rwanda as part of its $200 million Africa expansion plans. Sam Nkusi, the Liquid Telecom Rwanda chief executive officer, said the money will be used to build Internet infrastructure like laying of fibre optic cable around the...

Why investors will have to wait a bit longer for municipal bonds

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The local bourse has over the past year attracted a lot of interest, especially following the issuance of the different government and corporate bonds that have all been oversubscribed. This development underlines the huge potential of the stock market as a source of development finance for government and the private...

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Rwanda overcome resilient Kenya in Zone V Qualifiers

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Rwanda Men's basketball team beat Kenya 82-77 to register their first victory in the Fiba Zone V Qualifiers yesterday at the MTN Arena, Logogo in Uganda.

Cricket legends climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to support Rwanda cricket

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Four South Africans, including former Proteas fast bowler Makhaya Ntini have joined other renowned cricketers to trek Mt. Kilimanjaro and play the highest Twenty20 game, at 5785m, in order to raise money for construction of Rwanda cricket stadium.

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Musicians in training workshop to hone skills

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A music workshop to hone skills of upcoming artistes kicked off on Monday at the Goethe Institute in Kiyovu. The four-day workshop is being conducted by veteran musician Ben Ngabo, an instructor at the Nyundo School of Arts in Rubavu district.

King James invests Rwf1.5m in ‘Yantumye’ video

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King James’ popular Yantumye video set him back by a cool Rwf1.5million. Compared to the amount of money most local musicians put in making videos, King James invested a ‘fortune’.

Ingabire extends a hand of hope to Nyakinama’s vulnerable women

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Harriet Ingabire grew up with a fair idea what she wanted to do when she grew up: to help the disadvantaged, and to do something “challenging”. “When I was a child I always wanted to help, but I didn’t know how to do it,” she starts. “All I knew is...

Widow with passion for education of slum kids

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The children she teaches call her teacher while the community where she stays knows her as Mama Kelly. However, her real name is Epaphrodite Uwingabiye. For her, the year 2010 remains the darkest period in her life. This is the year the cruel hand of death robbed her of her...

Women entrepreneurs seal deals worth Rwf3.7bn

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Women vendors signed business deals worth $5.5 million (about Rwf3.7 billion) during the just concluded World Export Development Forum (WEDF) in Kigali.

Is the sports revolution eating its female children?

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WHEN the women’s national basketball team received an invitation to participate in the annual FIBA Zone Five Championships in Uganda, the female youngsters got to work but their efforts and hopes of clinching the title were thwarted when they received news that they won’t be able to participate in the...

Here is my humble advice to Diaspora compatriots

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Two days ago, I walked into a Nyarutarama-based café and patisserie and saw a familiar face that I thought I would probably never see again, save for on Facebook and Instagram.

WEDF and keeping an eye on the market

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Rwanda has proved its worth as a suitable host for big global conferences over the past few years. And indeed the conferences are slowly becoming a normal occurrence and no longer a major interruption of other people’s lives.

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Editorial Cartoon

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Some members of the East African Legislative Assembly have threatened to boycott the upcoming session in Kigali if the speaker, Margaret Nantongo Zziwa, continues to block a censure move.

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Never Again Rwanda marks International Day of Peace

Never Again Rwanda was started in 2002 by a group of university students. During that time the country was dealing with repatriation of refugees that had fled the country...

Addressing social development challenges using ICTs

The Social Good Summit 2014 that was held between 21st and 22nd in Rwanda came to an end yesterday with a call on key stakeholders in ICTs, other technologies...

“Science, technology and innovation, and the potential of culture, for promoting sustainable development and achieving the MDGs” - Social Good Summit Event in Rwanda

The Social Good Summit, a unique two-day conference held annually during the United Nations General Assembly Week to open the dialogues taking place around the UN General Assembly to citizens worldwide, will once again take place on 21-22 September 2014

The International Day of Peace: “Right of Peoples to Peace”

Rwanda joined the world in celebrating the International Peace Day on 21st September. Each year, on this day, the United Nations calls for a global ceasefire. Armed conflict causes untold grief to families, communities and entire countries.

CAREER GUIDANCE: How much value will it add to our school products?

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“What do you want to be in future?,” a teacher randomly asks a Senior One student of a school in Remera, Gasabo district in Kigali City. “I want to become a doctor like my father,” the student replies and on and on the discussion continues. What is clear from this...

Why you should dress decently

Many teenagers today are being labelled indecent dressers by parents, teachers and elders in society.

When you need to balance salt intake to save your heart

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A recent publication in the Sunday Times revealed how lifestyle diseases are pushing Rwandans into exercise. Coupled with statistics from 2008, lifestyle diseases mainly non-communicable diseases are blamed for 29 per cent of all deaths in the country.

Risk of diabetes type 2 higher when your lifestyle is wanting

Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are persistently above normal. People with diabetes usually have problems to convert food nutrients into energy for whole body use.