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    Govt eyes mineral separation technology to shore up exports

    The Government is optimistic that by the end of the year, the mining sector will be able to export processed minerals, according to an official from Rwanda Natural Resources Authority (RNRA).

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    Health experts to promote primary healthcare, hygiene

    International health experts have emphasised the importance of primary healthcare toward the health systems of economies. The experts had convened in Kigali for a three-day meeting focusing on improving Primary Healthcare in their respective countries through...

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    Trump takes charge: Sworn in as 45th US president

    Pledging to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the US, yesterday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington.

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    Rwanda-China cultural exchange to grow more, says Minister Uwacu

    The Minister for Sports and Culture Julienne Uwacu has expressed confidence that the Rwanda-China cultural exchanges are growing from strength to strength. She was speaking in an interview with the media at the Chinese Spring Festival...

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    Gicumbi vulnerable families get heifers

    A total of 40 cows were distributed to vulnerable families in Cyumba and Manyagiro sectors in Gicumbi District under the government cattle stocking programme, best known as Girinka. Also donated were iron sheets to 20 vulnerable...

Will Trump end globalisation? The doubt haunts Davos’ elite

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It was impossible to escape the shadow of Donald Trump at this year’s gathering of the business elites at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Uncertainty over what Trump will do after taking office and whether his presidency will mark the end of globalisation dominated discussions all week at...

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China’s 2016 growth slows marginally

Beijing – China’s economy grew by 6.7 per cent in 2016, compared with 6.9 per cent a year earlier, marking its slowest growth in more than a quarter of a century. China’s growth is a key driver of the global economy and a major concern for investors around the world.

5G internet touted as ‘beginning of the fourth industrial revolution’

Davos – Next-generation 5G mobile internet technology marks the beginning of the “fourth industrial revolution,” the chief executive of Turkey’s leading telecoms player has said.

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Battle of giants as APR host Rayon Sports

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Defending champions APR FC host perennial arch-rivals Rayon Sports on match day 14 of the 2016/17 national football league season on Saturday afternoon at Amahoro National Stadium, at 3:30pm.

We signed Muganza to score goals, says SC Kiyovu coach

SC Kiyovu head coach Aloys Kanamugire has challenged his new signing Isaac Muganza to score more goals that will earn him a long contract. Kanamugire made the remark after the striker left Police FC for a six-month deal with SC Kiyovu.

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Chinese community in Rwanda mark New Year in style

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It was a fantastic Thursday evening as Chinese living in Rwanda and friends, convened at Kigali Serena Hotel, for a cultural festival to celebrate the New Year.

Documentary on Rwanda’s success story premieres tomorrow

Canada based scriptwriter and film director, Joseph Bitamba is in the country for the premiere of Ishyaka, a documentary film about the transformation of Rwanda over the last 22 years.

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Friday sports: Are we taking the initiative seriously?

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Public servants get two hours off every Friday afternoon to go for sports. Unlike other weekdays when work ends at 5pm, on Friday work stops at 3PM to enable civil servants go for sports.

Things you should know before meeting the parents

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You’re meeting your BF/GF’s parents, not going on a battlefield. It might feel like it but listen, chances are this will be nothing more than dinner and conversation. You’ve talked to adults you don’t know before. You can do this. Plus, this little meet up probably won’t last long either....

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Do Rwandans still need to travel abroad for child birth?

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Rwanda has reduced both under-five mortality and maternal mortality by approximately three-quarters. This achievement has been attributed to improved maternal health care over the years. But despite this milestone, some women still prefer to travel out of the country to give birth.

Nkurunziza on grooming children through games

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Jovia Nkurunziza is the managing director of Spiderman Games Centre at Makuza Peace Plaza, a centre for kids that provides a wide range of indoor games. She also organised the first edition of the Kids Christmas Festival last year, a two-day event that involved fun activities like singing, dancing, modelling,...

Time to introduce philosophy in schools

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It is notable that early childhood education and development has been receiving some local media attention lately. An earlier analysis in this newspaper cited the 2011 early childhood education policy, pointing out that “children are not required by law to attend kindergarten.”

Trump: Africa should look up to none but self for advancement

Barack Obama’s final term in office ended yesterday with property mogul Donald Trump taking over the mantle of steering the world’s most powerful nation. Congratulations and all the best to President Trump.

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Editorial Cartoon

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The City of Kigali will no longer only target street vendors but also arrest and punish their clients, a move authorities say is intended to contribute effectively to curbing illegal businesses in the city.

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KPMG Rwanda gives back to community, shelters genocide survivor

Many survivors of the1994 genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi lost family members and close relatives, leaving them in lonely and destitute lives. Antoine Ntagabwira, aged 50 years, is among thousands of genocide survivors whose entire families were annihilated during the genocide. Ntagabwira did not only lose his wife and only child but also had his house burnt down. With no means to build himself another house, he had been living in a run-down house until KPMG Rwanda stepped in and renovated it.

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RWANDA NATIONAL POLICE: 2016 REVIEW

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.

Fast-tracking demanddriven sustainable irrigation development to achieve 100,000ha by 2020

Irrigation development in Rwanda is critical in ensuring that the nation attains the set EDPRSII target of 8.5% growth in Agriculture that will in turn boost the overall national GDP. Rwanda inaugurated the Irrigation Master Plan (IMP, 2010) which clearly identified and mapped 589,000ha of potential irrigation areas in Rwanda.

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Why parents should prefer multi-lingual schools

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It’s no secret that most job advertisements today will carry a line suggesting that knowledge of certain languages is an added advantage. This aside, anyone who has travelled beyond their country’s borders will attest to the benefits of being able to speak many languages.

Discipline: How best to handle students’ grievances

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The teaching career requires one to be patient and passionate because handling students from diverse backgrounds is not an easy task.

Bleaching: Why you should avoid it at all costs

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Despite the warnings associated with using skin lightening products, some women may still want to try out their luck, especially whitening their face skin, commonly known as bleaching.

How to deal with sinusitis

Sinusitis is a condition that can cause a stuffy nose, pain in the face, and yellow or green discharge (mucus) from the nose. Sinuses are hollow areas in the bones of the skull and normally contain air.