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    EAC energy security policy in the pipeline

    East African Community (EAC) Partner States are in the process to formulate a comprehensive energy security policy with a view to enable the generation of affordable and reliable supply of electricity and petroleum products.

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    New water, power tariffs come into force today

    The new tariff for water and electricity which was announced last month by Rwanda Utility Regulatory Authority (RURA) comes into effect today.

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    Maternity fund Bill remains a priority, says MP Uwayisenga

    Members of Parliament will debate the draft Bill to govern the Maternity Leave Benefits Scheme as soon as possible because setting up the fund remains a top priority for the country, a legislator has said.

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    MIDIMAR unveils disaster risk mapping

    The National Risk Atlas, a new document with maps providing a comprehensive disaster risk profile of the country, was on Monday published by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR).

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    Insurance sector challenged to support agriculture sector

    Farming has continued to be seen by the financial services sector as a risky venture. From commercial banks to microfinance institutions and the insurance sector, most players want nothing to do with the agriculture industry.

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Insurance sector challenged to support agriculture sector

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Farming has continued to be seen by the financial services sector as a risky venture. From commercial banks to microfinance institutions and the insurance sector, most players want nothing to do with the agriculture industry.

Muhanga farmer tames nature, reaps big from commercial agriculture

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Poor soils and dry spells are sort of a nightmare for many a local farmer, and are often blamed by many for not taking up agriculture as a commercial venture.

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De Gea's move to Real Madrid off as paperwork late

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LONDON - Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea's proposed transfer to Real Madrid appeared to be scuppered on Monday night as the move was not listed in the transfers registered by the Spanish Professional League.

Team Rwanda draw lessons from Tour do Rio

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After riding 812km at the just concluded Tour do Rio, Team Rwanda Cycling registered their highest finish with Patrick Byukusenge coming in 20th in the general classification after posting 19:03:10 in five days of competition.

Miss Earth 2015 finale set for Sept 12

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Contestants in the inaugural Miss Earth Rwanda are set to face off on September 12 at the Kigali Serena Hotel. The winner will represent the country at the world grand finale in Vienna, Austria.

Former street kids to benefit from theatre project

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A group of 16 youngsters will showcase their acting ability on September 19 in a theatre project at the Roots Foundation, a rehabilitation centre in Batsinda, Kagugu, a Kigali suburb.

Shyaka defies challenges to chase his dreams

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Emmanuel Shyaka is a true definition of the popular saying that ‘Disability is not inability’. Although he lost his father at a very young age and later suffered another setback when he became deaf, that didn’t put him down and he is now aspiring to be the Vice Chairperson for...

Cultural operators tipped on financial sustainability

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What comes to mind whenever a big music or arts festival comes to Kigali? Well, to festival-goers, it is the sheer prospect of a day, or weekend of good, clean fun provided either free or at a small fee.

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.

How about a Rwandan javelin or high jump champion at the next IAAF Championships?

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The Athletics World Championship ended on Sunday in Beijing. Now, Athletics is not a big thing in Rwanda and so the Beijing event may have gone largely unnoticed here.

EDITORIAL: Privatisation of power projects a win-win for all

2015 has been a particularly hard year for electricity and water consumers. While one section suffered a full blown water crisis, the other was dealing with inconsistent power supply.

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Chief executives of commercial banks who attended last week’s reading of the monetary policy and financial stability statement strongly defended the high interest rates on credit.

Bralirwa re-introduces Heineken Cities Limited Edition bottle - Cities 2.0

Bralirwa is excited to inform the general public the Heineken Cities bottles are back. The Cities bottles were first introduced in the Rwandan market in September 2014 as part of the Heineken Cities campaign that run for 2 months, culminating in two lucky Heineken consumers winning a VIP trip to Dubai in March the following year.

MININFRA: Ministry scores high, targets more intensification of services

The 2014/15 key achievements of the Ministry of Infrastructure are reflected in the four sectors of: Transport, Energy, Water & Sanitation and Urbanization & Human Settlement.

BDO East Africa Rwanda: BDO refines Business Process Outsourcing, SME’s financial management to be leveraged

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is the contracting of a specific business task, such as payroll, to a third-party service provider. Usually, BPO is implemented as a cost-saving measure for some critical services without fulltime need depending on the size of the business and can also be consumed by big companies in specific areas of business and financial management.

East African Tea Investments: Employment Opportunity (Quality Assurance Officer)

The company’s principle areas of operations are tea processing and management of tea plantations in its catchment areas. The company is seeking to recruit a Quality Assurance Officer for immediate recruitment.

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.

A day in the surgery room

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I have covered health for a couple years. I have written about almost every major existing health condition, interviewed nutritionists about food and diet, interacted with patients, their caretakers, doctors, and top health officials (including ministers) in different fora.

SFH Rwanda moving towards popularising breastfeeding

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This month, Rwanda joined the rest of the world to celebrate the World Breastfeeding Week (WBW). Premised on the argument that breast milk is an ideal and balanced food for babies, the WBW campaign seeks to increase public awareness on the importance of appropriate feeding practices.