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Innovative students bag Rwf8m at AIP Awards

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Four students from University of Rwanda have scooped Rwf8 million in cash prizes at this year’s African Innovation Prize (AIP) business plan competition awards.

I&M Bank half year net profit hits Rwf2.5b

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I&M bank Rwanda half year net profit rose 11.5 per cent to Rwf2.5 billion, up from Rwf2.2 billion at the end of the same period last year.

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Grant names Ghana squad for Amavubi game

Ghana head coach Avram Grant has named a 24-man squad for the upcoming 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Rwanda on September 5 at Amahoro National Stadium in Kigali.

Biziyaremye in impressive finish at Tour do Rio

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Reigning national road race champion Joseph Biziyaremye finished an impressive 29th at stage one of the Tour do Rio in Brazil from Rio to Angra dos Reis, a total distance of 158km.

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Moving day for Rwanda, Kenya beauty queens as they visit Rwamagana hospital

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On a bright Monday morning, Doriane Kundwa, 19, Miss Rwanda, together with Idah Nguma, 23, Miss World Kenya, headed to Rwagamana hospital to visit children with cleft lip and palate.

Preserving Rwanda's traditional values through art

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Isakari Umuhire, 24, developed a passion for arts from early childhood, starting to play with pencils at nursery school. By the age six, he was already drawing portraits of people he admired.

Accusers beware

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I pity the next fool that accuses me of not having a man in my life. I use “accuses” because I have to defend myself like a criminal. I’m all out of fake smiles and explanations for people who keep asking me why they don’t see a ring on my...

Muchangi reveals secret behind rapid rise of Hellofood

Duncan Muchangi is the outgoing country manager for Hellofood Rwanda, an international online food ordering and delivery platform that works with various hotels and restaurants to deliver food to clients at a venue of their choice.

HeForShe Campaign: How men are engaging in the journey towards gender equality

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When world leaders converged for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland earlier this year, an idea to engage key decision makers of governments, corporations, and universities around the world to drive change from the top was tabled.

I attribute my good health to my active life – Mukakimenyi

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Espérance Mukakimenyi, 55, is a woman for all seasons; she is a mother, a wife and a coach of three different sports disciplines; football, volleyball and rugby.

Kigali's car-free zone: success will depend on good planning

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It was a move by City of Kigali authorities to make a few streets within the city’s Central Business District more pedestrian friendly, by keeping the cars away. Yet, the decision by City authorities to turn KN 4 Avenue into a pedestrian street has drawn mixed reactions from some business...

Liberation Diary: the attack on Ruhengeri and release of political and other prisoners

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The 1990-94 struggle to liberate Rwanda, launched by the Rwanda Patriotic Army, a military wing of the RPF-Inkotanyi, was characterised by many tribulations, with the killing of top commanders–including the first Chairman of the High Command–in the early days of the attack, and the prowess exhibited by his successor, Paul...

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Editorial Cartoon

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A recent decision by the Ministry of Education to allow students to use mobile phones while at school has been met with skepticism , with parents and teachers alike questioning the rationale behind the move.

Expo 2015: awarding best innovations and excellence

The 18th Rwanda International Trade Fair (RITF 2015) which took place at Gikondo expo ground in Kigali ended on Wednesday 12th August with a colourful award giving ceremony where best exhibitors were recognised.

EXPO 2015 Award Winners Profile: Rwanda Social Security Board awarded Best Exhibitor, Insurance Sector at the Expo 2015

The 2015 Rwanda expo that was opened by Rwandan Prime Minister, Anastase Murekezi in Kigali at Gikondo Expo Grounds on the 29th July under the theme; ‘Don’t be left out’ was concluded on 12th August, 2015 with a colourful award giving ceremony, the expo gave entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase, Discover and Network with fellow entrepreneurs from other African countries.

EXPO 2015 Award Winners Profile: Bralirwa: Cocktail of quality services, ambiance and security win expo recognition

At the closing of this year’s 18th Rwanda International Trade Fair (Expo 2015), Rwanda’s leading beverage manufacturer Brasseries et Limonadaires du Rwanda (BRALIRWA) was recognized as the overall second best exhibitor, an award that was presented to the company by Rwanda’s Minister of Trade and Industry and the Private Sector Federation of Rwanda.

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Bank of Kigali wishes to inform its esteemed customers that due to the car-free zone gazetted area on the road that passes between Bank of Kigali and the City Council Hall, the following are changes on access to its parking area for its customers.

Should schools turn away students over tuition fees?

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Last week, the streets were bustling with different shades of uniform as students reported back to school for the third and last term of the academic year. However, as some students were arriving, others were heading back home. “We had to send them back home,” says one school administrator who...

Week in Education

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Last week, 27 US Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn-in during a ceremony held at the residence of the U.S ambassador to Rwanda. These made a pledge to serve alongside the people of Rwanda to bring about positive changes in public health, education, among other sectors.

Misuse of antibiotics could lead to death, doctors warn

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Of late, it has become almost fashionable to swallow septrin, erythromycin, tetracycline, ampiclox, fragyl and other antibiotics whenever one gets a headache, abdominal pains and fever, among other conditions, without consulting the doctor.

That back pain could be spine tuberculosis

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When it comes to spinal problems, everyone (young and old) complains about backache and discomfort, especially around the lumbar region. In fact when one is in pain, one day feels like a year. In some cases, some people are forced to even quit their jobs.