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    SMEs urged to rethink approach to job creation

    All aspects of running a business, from taxes, access to loans to markets, and skills need to be checked to reduce the number of small businesses that collapse after they are launched if the youth...

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    Govt considers new ways to stabilise mineral prices

    The Government is seeking several strategies in the wake of fluctuating mineral prices on the international market, Evode Imena, the state minister for mining, said yesterday.

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    Govt intensifies plans to digitise Gacaca archives

    The Ministry of Youth and ICT has backed efforts toward digitalisation of the case files accumulated through the work of over 12,000 Gacaca courts as a measure to preserve the important documents.

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    When housemaids become monsters

    On Friday last week, a video of a maid torturing a child went viral on social media. The public expressed outrage at the heart wrenching nature in which the 18-month old baby was tortured by...

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    Prime Life products

    Sponsored Content: Prime Life Insurance started operations in 2010 and has provided affordable insurance products for both personal and group policies.

Rwandan, Ugandan firms revive $47.5m violence claim in Kenya High Court

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Rwandan and Ugandan firms and businessmen have been allowed to revive a $47.5 million (Rwf33.34 billion) compensation claim against the Kenyan government for goods and vehicles destroyed during the 2007-2008 post-election violence.

Second national statistics devt strategy launched

The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (Nisr) has unveiled the second national strategy for the development of statistics that seeks to consolidate achievements made over the past five years, Yusufu Murangwa, the Nisr director general, has said.

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Ex-skipper Karekezi eyes coaching career in Rwanda

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Former Amavubi skipper Olivier ‘Fils’ Karekezi wants to start his coaching career in Rwanda after receiving a UEFA Coaching ‘A’ license.

Minispoc tips Ferwafa

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The Ministry of Sports and Culture has urged the Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) to prepare a strong national team ahead of the 2016 African Nations Championship (Chan) that will be held in Rwanda.

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Meet Umuhoza, a girl whose passion is art

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Schools closed for the third term long holiday. For some, students this is the time to enjoy the freedom they miss when at school.

Hotshots updates: Mum warns “playboy” Idris

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It’s very hard to pretend to be a “playboy” when you are just a humble mummy’s boy from Tanzania and, this is what Idris found out too late when his mother scolded him for his sexual pursuits in the Big Brother house.

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When housemaids become monsters

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On Friday last week, a video of a maid torturing a child went viral on social media. The public expressed outrage at the heart wrenching nature in which the 18-month old baby was tortured by a maid in Uganda.

DEBATE: Should society determine how indecent a woman is dressed?

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It really doesn’t matter what age you are but before putting on any cloth from your closet, ask yourself this question, “Would I be okay with my daughter putting on this same cloth and walking out of the house?” If your answer is yes, then maybe you should wear it....

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The dilemma of being ‘the other woman’

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A woman in love with a married man! That is stuff we want to imagine stops in movies and love soaps. But unfortunately, it’s a real life dilemma that many are grappling with.

Why Umutoni, is in love with chalk

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The first runner-up in the Educat – GT Bank Entrepreneurship Award 2014, Jessie Kalisa Umutoni is in love with chalk. She says it was through chalk that she managed to make it in life. She was raised in a family of teachers where chalk was a common item.

Something is wrong with our world but there is reason for hope

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We live in interesting times. There is the brutal succinct of the moral shame of our time, global poverty. According to Angus Deaton of Princeton University “almost a billion people still live in material destitution, millions of children still die through the accident of where they are born, and wasting...

Why every community needs a public library

Imagine thousands of years ago someone discovers something world-changing. Now imagine he declares that discovery aloud. What happens to his words? If he is alone, nothing.

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Editorial Cartoon

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The United Nations Security Council, this week, reiterated its call for the neutralisation of the outlawed FDLR in line with the Council’s earlier position on forceful disarmament of the militia group if they do not surrender by January 2.

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Powering production, connecting households supporting economic growth

The recently concluded iPAD Conference on Energy and Infrastructure brought together a number of key players in the energy sector from around the world

Mining in Rwanda

The Rwanda Mining Association (RMA) is an employers’ professional organization in the mining sector that was created in March 2012 and got legal status in August 2012.

Polyclinique La Medicale : Transforming into a bigger facility with improved medical services

With over 20 years contribution towards the growth of the health sector through medical services delivery, Polyclinique la Medicale continues to effectively work together with other stakeholders including the Ministry of Health to promote the sector.

Rwanda Library Services Promoting reading culture for a knowledgeable society

It is now two years since the First Lady Jeannette Kagame launched Rwanda Library Services (RLS). This library came up as a combination of the National Library and Kigali Public Library—an initiative that was championed by the Rotary Club Kigali Virunga.

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What does Kinyarwanda change mean for education?

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Recently Rwanda Academy of Languages and Culture announced new changes to the Kinyarwanda language. And although the statement has attracted a lot of backlash from the public, the language experts have stood their ground.

ISSUE ON TABLE: Importance of washing hands

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This week The Education Times visited Facek and CSK Kanombe and discussed with the learners the importance of washing hands after using the toilet. We bring you their thoughts.

World Aids Day: How effective is PMTCT?

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A research article published last year titled “Prevention of mother-to-child (PMTCT) transmission of HIV: cost-effectiveness of antiretroviral regimens and feeding options in Rwanda” summarizes the progress the country has made in that direction.

More girls, women embrace modern family planning

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The number of women and girls using modern contraception in Rwanda and Burundi has increased significantly in the past one year, according to a new Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) report.