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    Rwanda, Benin endorse re-election of WB chief

    Rwanda and Benin have expressed support for the re-election of the current World Bank president, Dr Jim Yong Kim, citing his capability and passion for development.

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    Law enforcement partnership is key, says Kagame

    President Paul Kagame has called on police chiefs in the eastern Africa region to strengthen their cooperation to tackle crimes, especially the sophisticated ones that are emerging as a result of latest developments in information and...

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    Good governance is not a gift from outsiders: Kagame

    Speaking at a joint news conference with Benin President Patrice Talon at Village Urugwiro in Kigali, yesterday, President Kagame said key among the reasons for President Talon’s visit to the country is the importance of cooperation...

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    Conservationists call for tougher action against wildlife trafficking

    Illegal TRADE in wildlife products will not end in Africa unless governments and policy-makers are willing to translate policies into concrete actions backed by tough stance on the illicit trade, conservationists have said. The issue formed...

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    When society forces girls to hate their bodies

    In class, she sat quietly on the front row with two boys. She was not talkative and often kept to herself. The boys occasionally picked on her because she looked a little older than her age....

BBOXX secures US$20M funding to expand solar off-grid connectivity

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BBOXX, a leading global off-grid solar company, successfully closed a $20 million Series C investment on 30 August. The company has pioneered a distributed energy platform, comprising data-driven technology and a unique solar home system design to deliver off-grid energy on a utility scale.

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Japanese investors eye local ICT industry

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More Japanese companies have expressed interest to invest in Rwanda’s information communication sector (ICT). The interested companies so far include; Ottowa Denki Engineering Company, the Digital Development management company, (DDMJapan), Revert technologies, Toyota Tsusho, Chatani co Japan and Kobe Institute of computing (KIC) among others

Nigeria, South Africa stare down recessions

Politics and petroleum have brought down Africa’s two biggest economies, South Africa and Nigeria, as both nations look down the barrel of recession. Oil giant Nigeria released its quarterly growth figures Wednesday confirming the economy is in recession.

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Tour du Rwanda roadmap unveiled

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Teams to participate in the annual 2016 Tour du Rwanda international cycling event have been unveiled. For the first time Rwanda will be represented by one national team and two local clubs. The organising committee has set 13th to 20th November 2016 as the official dates for the 8th edition...

Rwanda keen to finish in top 3 in Africa Champs

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Rwanda U-19 youth volleyball team will be looking to finish in top three in Africa Youth Championships which will be held in Tunisia from September 6-16.

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Massamba takes a break from singing

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It’s been a life of singing for Rwanda’s traditional music icon Massamba Intore. As far as we can remember, he’s been performing and consistently recording music for the past 33 years.

American artiste Naru to perform in Kigali

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American hip hop artiste Akua Naru is expected to perform in Kigali on September 16 at Maison des Jeunes in Kigali. The free concert is being organised by Goethe-Institut Kigali, a non-profit German cultural association, and will begin at 7p.m.

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The perils of house hunting in Kigali

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It is a tale of ups and downs, twists and turns for people trying to get a house to rent in Kigali. These range from families shifting from one house to another to young corporates starting out their careers and embarking on the journey of living out of their parent’s...

Lies we tell

A group of US swimmers lied and got caught after claiming they had been victims of an armed robbery when what actually happened was that they had vandalized property while drunk and were made to pay for the damages. I kind of feel sorry for them, especially after all the...

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When society forces girls to hate their bodies

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In class, she sat quietly on the front row with two boys. She was not talkative and often kept to herself. The boys occasionally picked on her because she looked a little older than her age. One day, the teacher asked her to draw an illustration on the blackboard, and...

Musabimana on why she quit a bank job to look after children

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Having worked in a managerial position as Head of Operations at Ecobank, Jeanne Dignite Musabimana realised the struggles that she, and other women, went through to balance work and family.

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Rwanda’s progress is the death knell of This Is Africa

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It’s been months since I wrote a column and to be honest, I’ve sorely missed doing so. Since the last time I wrote in this publication, Rwanda has hosted two major summits (the AU and the World Economic Summit); two roundabouts magically appeared in Kacyiru and Kimihurura, and two five...

Why Africa's lion economies actually need lions

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Africa's labour productivity is rising, and trade between Africa and the rest of the world has increased by 200 per cent since 2000. At least a dozen African economies have expanded by more than 6 per cent per year for the past six years, earning the nickname, "Africa's Lion Economies."

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Parents have been urged to join the fight against drug trafficking to save the future of the youth.

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African leaders insist universal jurisdiction should not be abused in any way

The purpose of Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) is to assist the African Union and all its institutions, in effectively addressing the seemingly intractable security challenges, confronting the continent.

Girinka Programme transforms livelihoods, reconciles communities

As part of efforts to reconstruct Rwanda and nurture a shared national identity, the Government of Rwanda drew on aspects of Rwandan culture and traditional practices to enrich and adapt its development programs to the country’s needs and context. The result is a set of Home Grown Solutions – culturally owned practices translated into sustainable development programs. One of these Home Grown Solutions is the Girinka programme also known as One Cow per Poor Family

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For a healthy, wealthy, productive population

From the medical insurance scheme, strengthening of health centers, building capacities of medical professionals, empowering community health workers, among other initiatives, the Ministry of health has continued to characterize the epitome of liberation of the people of Rwanda.

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Academic tours: Why every school should embrace them

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The world over, institutions of learning are known to organise study tours for students. These study tours normally come with specific learning goals aligned to course syllabi for learners and emphasise experiential learning.

Educators should push for authenticity in student research

Most undergraduates have taken the maxim, “There is nothing new under the sun” too far. To them, research is a game of copy-paste or pay-and–get-it-done kind of thing.

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Govt deploys scores of new medical doctors for duty

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The Ministry of Health has deployed 94 new doctors and 74 interns to different hospitals across the country. Speaking at the send-off ceremony in Kigali, yesterday, Patrick Ndimubanzi, the state minister for health, said the new doctors would increase manpower, hence improve service delivery to patients.

Infertility: When IV, IUI are the only option

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In a story published by The New Times last week, a midwife’s desperate attempt to fake a pregnancy and steal a mother’s new-born baby is just one of the many examples that portray the despair that comes with inability to conceive among couples.

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