Good policies pay off, visiting IMF director Lagarde says of Rwanda

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The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, will today begin her three day visit to Rwanda, her first since she came to the helm of the institution in 2011. In an e-mail correspondence with The New Times Kenneth Agutamba, Lagarde sheds light on her institutions current relationship...

Central bank cautions POS agents against charging customers

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The National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) has cautioned businesses which use Point of Sale (POS) devices against charging customers, who use electronic cards to pay bills, transactional fees.

Tigo incubation centre calls for applications

Local technology startups have an opportunity to grow their enterprises, thanks to Tigo tech incubator centre, think.

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No wild cards for 2016 Rio Olympics, Habineza warns

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SPORTS minister Joseph Habineza has said that athletes who receive wild cards will not be allowed to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil slated for August 5-21.

Rayon player exodus continues as Sina seeks move to Bosnia

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RAYON SPORTS talisman Jerome Sina will sign for a Bosnian club before the current transfer window closes on January 31 if the two parties reach a deal in the ongoing talks.

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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.

Mani Martin releases Valentine song

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Afro-soul singer Mani Martin seems to have recovered from the freak toothpick incident he suffered last year with new resolve.

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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 informal cross border trade remains important

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The buying and selling of goods and services between businesses in neighbouring EAC Partner States with the seller being in one Partner State and the buyer in the other, for example a company or an individual business person in Rwanda selling to a company in Burundi.

EDITORIAL: Together we can make Rwanda a country of heroes

On January 23, the Chancellery for Heroes, National Order and Decoration of Honour launched a week-long series of activities that will lead up to the National Heroes Day on February 2.

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Gender equality is a common sense and is key to advancement of societies, President Paul Kagame said at the launch of the HeforShe Impact 10x10x10 campaign at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week.

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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.

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

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?