Rwanda's technology contest Ms Geek goes continental

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Designed to inspire Rwandan girls to be a part of problem solving for the country using technology, and pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Ms Geek Rwanda has been undoubtedly one of the country’s most successful initiatives in empowering the girl child in ICT to address societal...

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Kenya's central bank not likely to increase interest rates on Monday

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JOHANNESBURG – Faster inflation in Kenya will not prompt the Central Bank of Kenya to hike interest rates on Monday, according to a Reuters poll of economists who note that most of the price pressure is being stoked by food prices amid an acute drought in East Africa.

Twitter moots paid membership option for firms

california – Twitter is considering adding a paid membership option for businesses and power users.

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Hagumintwari on how friends convinced him to play basketball, injury woes, and comeback

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So many young players never manage to reach their full potential but you can usually tell the next great talent when they are taking their baby steps early on.

Intolerant Nzamwita has lost credibility to lead FERWAFA

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Straight to the point – the Rwanda Football Association, FERWAFA, president Vincent de Gaulle Nzamwita must step down after his unjustified comments about the Amavubi AFCON 2004 team – which appeared to undermine Rwanda’s historic qualification.

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Urusaro International Women Film Festival: Celebrating women filmmakers

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Poupoun Sesonga Kamikazi is the brains behind the Urusaro International Women Film Festival (UWIFF) that was held at the Umubano Hotel in Kigali recently. In its second edition now, the festival celebrates the gains made by female filmmakers from Rwanda and Africa, although this year’s edition also saw movies from...

“Inganzo ya Kayirebwa” music show set for April

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Cecile Kayirebwa last graced a music stage on in November last year, in a concert to mark her 70th birthday at the Kigali Serena Hotel. After the successful concert, she did not fly back to Belgium where she is based. Instead, she stayed around to put her energies in preparing...

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The Injyana ensembles, bringing symphony orchestra to life

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Adapted from the Kinyarwanda language, the word injyana means ‘the motion of the music’. True to the notion, the ensemble’s goal is to bring orchestra music back to life. Veteran music instrumentalists shared their experiences of the Injyana musical pieces.

Trump can’t help himself

I’m starting to think Donald Trump doesn’t really want the presidency. I think he has realized that it’s not that rewarding or even if it is, there’re many times you can’t have your way and for someone whose previous job was hiring and firing people at will, that must be...

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How to get more urban women employed

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There has been boundless sensitisation and effort to strengthen gender equality across the country. One would think that aspects such as stereotypes, misconceptions, and tradition, or anything else that has held women back over the years, are now on a low, however, this is not the case.

Kalisa on the misconceptions about photography

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Vestine Kalisa, a shareholder and marketing manager of Navity in Black (NIB) photo studio says photography is a tool she chose to help people keep memories for a long time. NIB Studio won Abryanz Style and Fashion Award (ASFA) 2016 and featured as BHF Magazine’s 2016 top five studios in...

Fake news is much harder to sell with fake pictures

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I don’t think there is a time in history where it has been more challenging to be a journalist or content producer (as the digital natives would say) as is the case today. The ease of getting information across has also made it so easy for misinformation to thrive. Those...

New York, Beijing to Vatican: March month of diplomacy

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From Washington, to Beijing and finally the Vatican, March, we can safely say, was a month of diplomacy and also confirmed that Rwanda has a very good foreign affairs agenda. The visit to the Vatican was an absolute historic moment between the Catholic Church’s spiritual General, Pope Francis and President...

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Editorial cartoon

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In the recent past there have been several arrests linked to drug trafficking while there has also been seizure of scores of contrabands and narcotics.

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GAIN’s Innovation Acceleration model in food processing value chain to fight malnutrition in Rwanda

Malnutrition among children and adults is a global issue affecting the quality of life for vast populations across the world. It is however particularly acute in developing countries due to higher levels of poverty coupled with illiteracy.

BRD supports special and infrastructure projects to bridge development gap

In an increasingly dynamic and innovative environment, the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) recently established a dedicated Department of Special Projects and Infrastructure (DSPI) with a strategic mandate of boosting national economic growth by availing finances to spur infrastructure development.

Kirehe District celebrates developments registered in past seven years

With 77,879 households and a population of 340,983, Kirehe is one of the seven districts that make up Eastern Province . It covers 1,11with 8.5Km2of the surface area. The district is divided into twelve sectors namely: Gahara, Gatore, Kigarama, Kigina, Kirehe, Mahama, Mpanga, Musaza, Mushikiri, Nasho, Nyamugari and Nyarubuye; made up of 60 cells and 612 villages.

Nyabihu District intensifies household development efforts

Nyabihu District in Western Province, has its capital in Mukamira, with 12 sectors (imirenge): Bigogwe, Jenda, Jomba, Kabatwa, Karago, Kintobo, Mukamira, Muringa, Rambura, Rugera, Rurembo and Shyira. The resident population of Nyabihui district is 330,000 of who 157,000 are males and females 173,000.

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Why more youth are joining TVET schools

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When he passed Ordinary Level Examinations, Calvin Iradukunda was happy and looking forward to joining a public boarding school for A-level education.

How you can improve your English language proficiency

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Alice Akamahoro, now pursuing computer science at University of Rwanda’s College of Education says she had a rough time back in high school because of challenges expressing herself well in English.

Replicate drones for medical supplies – World Bank president

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The World Bank president, Jim Yong Kim, has called for the replication of the use of remotely piloted aircraft (drones) to change how countries deliver urgently required medical supplies.

King Faisal acquires high tech CT scan that can capture images in less than 10 seconds

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King Faisal Hospital, Kigali has secured a high-tech CT scan that’s able to capture images in less than 10 seconds. The 128 multi-slice CT scan was unveiled yesterday at the hospital in what the management called a strategic move to solidify the facility’s position as a top healthcare service provider.