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Microfinance body embraces technology to ease service delivery

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The microfinance (MFI) sector is looking to technology to improve service delivery and consumer protection practices. According to the Association of Microfinance Institutions in Rwanda (AMIR), the move will help ease feedback to customer complaints, which is tipped to reduce the challenges faced by the sector.

Rwanda’s coffee export revenue rises on good global prices

Good prices on the global market boosted Rwanda’s coffee export revenue during the first 11 months of the last year despite a drop in volumes, the National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB) report indicates.

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Walcott leaves Arsenal to join Everton

LONDON - Everton have signed Theo Walcott from Premier League rivals Arsenal on a 3-1/2 year deal with the forward saying he wants to take the Merseyside club to the next level.

Chelsea through on penalties, Bournemouth lose to Wigan

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LONDON - Chelsea won a penalty shootout to beat second tier Norwich City on Wednesday and sneak into the FA Cup fourth round following a tempestuous replay that ended 1-1 after extra time with the Premier League champions reduced to nine men.

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Meet Peter, a 20-year-old multi-talented artist

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Many know him for his skill at tattoo art, but Henry Peter refuses to be boxed into the description. Instead, he considers himself a versatile and multi-disciplinary artist: “I’m a guy who likes to try new things so I do painting, tattoos, graffiti ! any art form I always give...

Rwandan artiste wins big at NAACP global awards

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US-based Rwandan singer and songwriter Somi on Sunday won an award at the 49th National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) NAACP Image Awards in the non-televised categories.

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Meet Magaly Pearl, the new artist on the block

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2017 was a big break for her, as it was the year she chose to exploit her talent. It was the year she released two of her songs 'Nyemerera' and 'Hold me', which have received considerable airplay on the local airwaves.

2018 is a defining year for my music career - Asinah

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Asinah Erra, real name Asinah Mukasine, has been in the music industry for three years and has released a couple of songs like 'Do it', 'Mapenzi', 'Iz’Ubu', and 'Mapenzi' among others.

How a housemaid inspired Ruzibuka to win Queen’s Award

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As a child, 27-year-old Priscilla Ruzibuka looked up to the housemaid at their family home. Not that being a housemaid was a big achievement, but the love, passion and optimism that the maid exuded was what Ruzibuka admired.

Karengera on how she became a global makeup artist

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Laura Isimbi Karengera describes makeup as “an art form like any other”. “It’s very competitive but very rewarding. Some do wear makeup just because they love it and some because they need it to feel more comfortable in their skin. It can be therapeutic for some too. It’s an expression...

The rural home concept; where does Rwanda fall?

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The media in Kenya has lately been awash with debate on the issue of rural homes. I find the discussion not only interesting academically, but also practically empowering to a city like Kigali and a nation like Rwanda that aspires to harness urbanisation to its full potential in the near...

Promoting exports should be the country’s top priority

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was in the country this week leading a delegation of French investors. The French business delegation is the largest to visit Rwanda in a very long time and hopefully any investment opportunities will help mend fences between the two countries.

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Editorial cartoon

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Several countries on Monday called on France to speed up the prosecution of suspected perpetrators of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi on its territory.

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Kasha launches

Kasha recently held their official launch at Inka Steakhouse, presenting a confidential and convenient way to access health and personal care products for women through technology.

Exam results: How best to deal with poor grades

The Primary Leaving Examination and O-Level results released last week indicated that, generally, most candidates performed well. And is the practice, people tend to encourage, praise and give all manner of tribute to the star performers.

350 refugee students receive vocational training

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Last Friday, 350 Congolese refugee students in Rwanda completed a six-week vocational training in permaculture, plumbing, electrical installation and hair dressing at Gitwe Adventist School, Ruhango District in Southern Province.

Talent: 11-year-old Upadhyay on her passion for music

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Divyanshi Upadhyay is a primary six pupil of Excella School in Kimironko, Gasabo District who has made a name for herself thanks to her passion for music. The 11-year-old started writing songs from the age of five.

Riddles to boost creative thinking

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Q. What goes up a chimney down, but doesn’t go down a chimney up? A. An umbrella.