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    High loan interest rates likely to persist - banks

    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 and asked borrowers to appreciate that Rwanda’s rates are the...

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    Local activists unite against cluster bombs

    Local activists under the Association of Landmine Survivors and Amputees of Rwanda and other Cases of Disabilities (ALSAR), on Friday, congratulated the Government of Rwanda upon ratifying the international Convention on Cluster Munitions CCM.

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    Early HIV treatment will save more lives, says RBC official

    Fighting HIV/ AIDS requires a holistic approach and should encompass behavioural change towards routine testing and medical adherence for those found to be positive, Dr Sabin Nsanzimana, the director of National HIV programme at Rwanda Biomedical...

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    Road to 2017: what next?

    Senate last week passed the Bill that will govern an ad hoc commission that will be designated to help parliament on the required technicalities to respond to citizens’ demands for constitutional review.

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    A day in the surgery room

    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)...

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Govt leases 22 micro-hydro power plants to private developers

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The government has leased 22 micro-power projects to private investors, a move aimed boosting the country’s power generation capacity.

KCB Bank half year gross profit increases to Rwf1.3b

KCB Bank Rwanda has recorded a 162 per cent rise in half year pre-tax profit, growing from Rwf503 million in June last year to Rwf1.32 billion.

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Team Rwanda in historic top finish at Tour do Rio

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Team Rwanda rider Camera Hakuzimana registered his side’s highest finish at the ongoing Tour do Rio in stage four from Valenca to Teresopolis, a total distance of 153km on Saturday when he finished 12th at the 2.2 UCI America Tour event.

Rayon Sports sign AS Kigali striker Ndikumana

Rayon Sports have signed Bodo Ndikumana on a free transfer after the 31-year old forward was released by AS Kigali.

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Tigo concert thrills music lovers as telecom rebrands

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They say there is no easier way to communicate a message to the public than through music and that is what exactly telecom company Tigo Rwanda did as it launched its new slogan “Live it, Love it” and its trademark “Tigo Digital Tree”.

It's the Age of Love in Karekezi solo exhibition

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Willy Karekezi’s ongoing solo exhibition at Uburanga Arts Gallery in Kimihurura is a clear testimony of how artists can creatively use colour to convey different messages that affect the society.

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.

Our flags fly highest when held by our sports heroes

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Technological advancements have turned the world into a global village. Countries all over the world are always in competition at different levels. It is like a teenager coming of age and always aware that other people are noticing them each time they step out of the homestead.

A cheerful death announcement

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We East Africans have plenty to learn from our Kenyan brothers and sisters, including, as I discovered early this week while in Nairobi for an assignment, how to write a cheerful death announcement, one that leaves a wry smile and not a tear in a reader’s eye.

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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.

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.

East African Tea Investments: Employment Opportunity (Tea Maker and Plant Technician)

A tea company operating in Rwanda with a small core team, is seeking to recruit Two (2) Tea Makers and one (1) Factory Chief Maintenance officer for immediate placement to facilitate oversight of and improvements in its factory operational activities.

HeForShe Campaign: Enabling girls and women to achieve their full potential

HeforShe is a global movement spearheaded by UN Women to engage men and boys to participate in eradicating social and cultural barriers that hinder women and girls from achieving their full potential. Different from what was in the past, today, it has been generally accepted that realizing sustainable gender equality requires a comprehensive strategy where men and women are part of the call for equality of all.

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.

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.