Questions remain over high interest rates

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The central bank has over the past two years revised downwards its key repo rate, giving hope to customers of borrowing at lower rates. However, the wait for lower interest rates continues as banks are yet to cut their rates, a situation that has confused many clients.

Kandera ditched nursing job to pursue her passion for business

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In 2006, Clementine Kandera quit her job as a nurse at a mental health centre to try her hand at business. Then aged 26, Kandera threw in the towel to follow her passion, which "kept calling every day as I walked through the gates of the hospital"¯.

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I want to be like Rudisha, says Sugira

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TEENAGE middle distance sensation James Sugira has revealed that he wants to emulate his role model and world record holder in the men’s 800m David Rudisha of Kenya.

Tour du Gisagara cycling race to be held annually

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Following the success of the inaugural event, Gisagara District will make the tour du Gisagara cycling race an annual competition, according to the mayor Leandre Karekezi.

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Atome holds comedy fans spellbound at Kwirekura 20 show

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Atome’s latest comedy gig entitled, Kwirekura 20, went down a treat with local comedy fans. The comedy star won himself many new fans at the well attended stand-up comedy gig which took place at the Rwanda Revenue Authority‘s conference hall, last Friday.

VIDEO: Kigali picks five for Miss Rwanda contest

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The Miss Rwanda regional selection came to an end at SportsView Hotel on Saturday 24 with the selection of the five girls to represent the City of Kigali. Out of the over 50 contenders that were registered in Kigali, 25 turned up and only 19 contested.

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How to fit in at a work place

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Work place implies an office, company, field or any organization where one works for a living. In such a set up, people of different capabilities, mindset and background come together for one reason: work.

Music isn't a joke, says third year BBA student

Aimee Milienne Kamagweri is known on the national scene as an up-coming Afro-beat artiste. The 21-year-old born of Nyamirambo, a City of Kigali suburb, is however more than that.

Kaliza started doing business at 12, going regional at 26

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For most young people, one must complete college or university education first, save or even borrow a lot of money and then start a business.

Baby switching: Should expectant mothers start getting concerned?

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It is the nightmare of every mom-to-be. And rightfully so, because the joy of knowing that the little bundle you've been carrying for the last nine months will be in your arms soon, is out of this world. But alas, as some horror stories that have come from delivery wards...

Why Rwanda is economic star pupil

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Ms Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is in town. This is a rare visit. It is not so often that the IMF boss visits small insignificant countries. But when that happens, it signifies any one of a number of things.

EDITORIAL: To our returning peacekeepers, welcome back

Last week, the President of Central of Africa Republic (CAR), Catherine Samba-Panza, awarded medals and certificates to Rwanda Defence Forces peacekeepers upon completion of their year-long tour of duty in her country.

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Editorial cartoon of the day

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The Ministry of Trade and Industry has set a common price for maize in the country, putting it at Rwf160 per kilogramme, a decision that has not gone down well with most farmers.

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Cracking the Unemployment and Underemployment Complexities - Why the Neoclassical Framework is Inadequate and Why Holistic and Innovative Approaches are Essential (Part 1)

By Lamin M. Manneh, UN Resident Coordinator in Rwanda At the opening ceremony of the WEDF Conference held in Kigali in September 2014, H.E. President Paul Kagame reminded us about the strong desire ex-pressed by people for decent and productive jobs in virtually all corners of the earth through different on-line and off -line surveys as well as social media, including the UN Secretary-General’s global "the world we want"¯ survey for the post-2015 development agenda.

Rwanda to commence construction of bigger Power Projects in 2015 to add more than 300MW on national grid

Infrastructure development in Rwanda; both hard and soft, has been given a high-table consideration in the country's development process.

WDA: Treading the path towards national development

The government has come up with various development programs aimed at achieving national development aspirations and international development commitments.

Rwanda National Police 2014 REVIEW

In the year under review, the Rwanda National Police (RNP) continued its vibrant pace to further ensure safety of people living in Rwanda and their property and to make it a safer place that facilitates development and investment in the transformation process.

How prepared are schools for new term?

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This week, the long holiday will finally come to an end. First term commences on January 26. Many parents are running up and down trying to raise school fees and money for scholastic materials for their children. But are schools ready to receive learners for the new term? The Education...

Is ranking schools necessary?

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The recent healthy media debate about school and student rankings has brought great interest from both sides of the argument. A recent comment from the public approached it this way: "We are living in the world of competition and ranking based on the achievements is the best way to show...

What it takes to nurture a baby using Kangaroo Mothercare

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Tiny, helpless and extremely fragile is how a premature born baby looks like when it comes into the new world. Preterm infants were often taken to incubators and this caused a distress for both the mother and the baby since they were often separated for long.

A torn net is a bad net and a bad user is a mosquito prey

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Most mosquito bites occur at night but some mosquitoes reach out for blood even during the day. Fortunately, malaria alleviation moved a step forward, last year, with the World Health Organisation reporting a reduction in deaths by half, but what does this mean for sub-Saharan Africa, the most affected region?