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    Rwanda ranked among Africa's top ten investment destinations

    South Africa-based Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) has ranked Rwanda as the ninth most attractive investment destination on the continent in its 2014/2015 rankings released this month.

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    Health experts recommend new tools to combat HIV/AIDS

    Several experts on HIV/AIDS from several partner institutions in country and beyond have recommended that self-testing and test-and-treat strategies be implemented in combating the spread of the virus.

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    MPs conclude countrywide consultations on term limits

    Legislators on Monday completed countrywide consultations with citizens on calls to amend Article 101 of the Constitution to allow the continued leadership of President Paul Kagame after his term of office expires in 2017.

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    100 girls mentored by women leaders

    A total of 100 girls aged between 12 and 18 from 20 secondary schools across the country are currently in a camp at University of Rwanda’s College of Medicine and Health in Kigali for a one–week...

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    Student leadership: A thin line between excellence, failure

    Every year, school administrators invite learners to apply for different leadership positions. They may include head prefect, information prefect, and entertainment secretary among others. Driven by passion or love for privileges that come with leadership positions,...

Nyanza banana farmers eye wider market

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Richard Nkundimana uprooted his old banana plantation to embrace a new and improved banana variety. For many people, including his wife, it was an unnecessary risk. But, the story today has changed.

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Govt in new drive to promote agriculture mechanisation

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources has started a nationwide campaign to promote agriculture mechanisation to improve the sector’s performance.

Start-ups contest on

Local start-ups stand to win part of the $1.5 million (Rwf1.08 billion) investment funding in the ongoing International Seedstars World competition.

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AS Kigali sign Tibingana on two-year contract

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Association Sportive de Kigali (AS Kigali FC) have signed winger Charles Tibingana from league champions APR on a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

Rwanda eliminated from U-16 Afrobasket

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Rwanda U-16 men’s basketball team chances of storming the Afrobasket quarter-finals ended yesterday after losing to Nigeria 72-68.

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Stromae's 'homecoming' finally confirmed

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MANY Rwandans were disappointed when international musician Stromae's home coming concert was cancelled in June, this year. Before he could embark on his tour of Rwanda, the singer fell sick and was forced to postpone the historical concert in his father’s home country.

Ethiopian filmmaker on making local films attractive

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As a child Theodros Teshome Kebede wanted to be an actor and at a young age, the Ethiopian born filmaker is set out to achieve this dream.

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Police FC unveil 14 new singings, start pre-season training

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Peace Cup winners Police Football Club have confirmed the signing of 14 new players and released 12 ahead of the start of the 2015/16 season next month.

Bee keeping, the traditional Rwandan way

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In Nyakinama village, 7 km outside Musanze town, bee keeping is a widespread practice, with almost every family boasting some 2-3 hives in their gardens.

Meet the Nyamirambo women who have tailored their lives to prosperity

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What is the likelihood of a customer choosing one design over the other yet all are made from the same fabric? Today over 28 Women from Nyamirambo can answer this since they are part of an association of women from the community and equipping them with modern tailoring skills to...

Building a fashion brand is better than making quick money - Umutoniwase

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Joselyn Umutoniwase quit film editing and directing to start her own fashion house; Rwanda Clothing. She holds a degree in IT and employs her three sisters. She talked to The New Times’ Donah Mbabazi on what it’s like to build a brand.

ITV's Kambanda interview: There are restrictions to freedom of expression

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A couple of weeks ago, former Rwandan prime minister Jean Kambanda was featured in an interview with the UK-based ITV News in which he claimed innocence despite his conviction by the ICTR for genocide and crimes against humanity that occurred in Rwanda in 1994.

Why Rwandans want Kagame beyond 2017

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Currently, the question on the lips of most observers of the Rwandan politics is why almost all Rwandans so desperately want Paul Kagame to lead them on come 2017.

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Fishermen on Lake Kivu in Karongi District have expressed concerns over the decline in fish stocks and lack of means to promote cage fish farming to increase production.

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Newfangled 4G Square to improve uptake of 4G LTE Internet services

A new and state-of-the-art one stop center, “4G Square” has been opened in Rwanda. The center being first of its kind in the country is expected to the boost uptake of the fourth generation Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) Internet services.

MINAGRI: Fertilizer application improves production per unit area, livelihoods

The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry (MINAGRI) is focusing on increasing the adoption of improved farm inputs. This is built on the belief that the current fertilizer consumption is still below levels and therefore limit profitability of farming.

Newfangled 4G Square to improve uptake of 4G LTE Internet services

A new and state-of-the-art one stop center, “4G Square” has been opened in Rwanda. The center being first of its kind in the country is expected to the boost uptake of the fourth generation Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) Internet services.

University of Rwanda: College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Academic Year 2014-2015

The College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine(CAVM) is one of the 6 colleges of the University of Rwanda (UR) created in 2013 by the law n° 38 of 23/09/2013.

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Are you spending your holiday on social media?

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I have been there; I’ve definitely done that! Are you an online network socialite? Do you Tweet about your Facebook status while listening to music on radio? Have your friends noticed that you’ll only talk to them 140 characters at a time?

This is how to make, keep friends

I find it's hard to develop or maintain successful relationships, including romantic relationships, family relationships and friendships? Please advise. Fina

Breastfeeding week: Ray of hope for mothers with HIV

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During the first six months of a child’s life, breastfeeding is considered the most ideal meal for a baby. This is because breast milk contains vital nutrients such as vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates and minerals among others that are necessary for proper growth and development.

'Intoryi' not for the poor but everyone

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Many homes and restaurants have garden eggs (intoryi) on their menus. Fortunately, a few people know their nutritional benefits and strive to eat them as often as possible. However some people, especially the middle class and rich, loathe garden eggs arguing that they are for the poor.