Trade experts slam Kenya-Uganda sugar deal feud

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The first-ever East African manufacturing business summit closed yesterday in Kampala with participants urging partner states to recommit themselves to the customs union and avoid protectionism in order to allow for free trade and fair competition to prevail in the region.

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MTN looks to corporate, SME market segments

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MTN Rwanda is looking to provide new digital solutions, like data backup and infrastructure support services, to corporate and small-and-medium enterprises market segments, a move that could ease business operations and boost profitability of the firms, writes Ben Gasore.

Local industry production costs drop by 3.8% in Q2

Local manufacturers incurred slightly lower costs during the second quarter of the year, the statistics agency index for April-June indicates.

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McKinstry decries Amahoro pitch state

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Amavubi Stars head coach Johnny McKinstry has decried the poor state of Amahoro stadium grass pitch ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Ghana on Saturday.

Rwanda V-ball team start medal quest against Algeria

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Rwanda national volleyball team begins its bid for an All Africa Games medal when they face Algeria at 2pm (3pm CAT) in the first Group B match in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo.

Belgium-based Rwandans bring makeup brand home

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Tamiim Beauty's inspiring story started in December 2014 when Diane Ndamukunda, 27, and Ivan Mugemanyi, 29, decided to launch their makeup brand.

Fashion show attracts cream of designers

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The annual Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show is back. This year’s event is a must attend for fashion lovers looking to stock their wardrobes with the latest trendy outfits. The show will feature the finest creations from local and international fashion designers.

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.

How 'Icyumba Cy'umukobwa' is keeping girls in school

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A few years ago, Jeanette Mutuyimana got her first menstruation period. Confused, irritated and with no one to turn to for help, Mutuyimana, a student of Groupe Scolaire Rugando asked for permission and took the rest of the day off. She did not return to school till four days later.

Meet Umuhoza, a female bus conductor saving to own her 'fleet'

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How far would you go to provide for your children? That is a question that normally gets most people off guard and it wasn’t any different for Janviene Umuhoza after losing her husband, who was the family’s bread winner.

The ideas that are building Rwanda

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President Paul Kagame’s recent visit to Agakiriro in Gisozi and an earlier meeting he held with the business community during the official opening of the City Hall and an adjacent commercial complex provided so many lessons to be learnt in regards to individual development, nation building and economic growth.

Taking stock of Rwanda's transformation miracle

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A couple of weeks ago, I watched with unveiled amusement as a couple, no doubt from somewhere upcountry, stood their necks tilted upwards and staring in admiration at the recently opened M Peace Plaza.

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Editorial Cartoon

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Non-performing loans continue to bedevil development banks in Africa and the situation has forced financial experts on the continent to join hands in bid to find ways of addressing the issue.

Bralirwa re-introduces Heineken Cities Limited Edition bottle - Cities 2.0

Bralirwa is excited to inform the general public the Heineken Cities bottles are back. The Cities bottles were first introduced in the Rwandan market in September 2014 as part of the Heineken Cities campaign that run for 2 months, culminating in two lucky Heineken consumers winning a VIP trip to Dubai in March the following year.

MININFRA: Ministry scores high, targets more intensification of services

The 2014/15 key achievements of the Ministry of Infrastructure are reflected in the four sectors of: Transport, Energy, Water & Sanitation and Urbanization & Human Settlement.

BDO East Africa Rwanda: BDO refines Business Process Outsourcing, SME’s financial management to be leveraged

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is the contracting of a specific business task, such as payroll, to a third-party service provider. Usually, BPO is implemented as a cost-saving measure for some critical services without fulltime need depending on the size of the business and can also be consumed by big companies in specific areas of business and financial management.

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.

How safe is your child at school?

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Last week Jean Baptiste Gasoma, a teacher of chemistry at College St Andre in Nyamirambo, started his day normally. As a routine he proceeded to the laboratory to prepare for the day’s lesson just before the morning assembly.

How to balance sports and academics

Striking the right balance between academics and extra-curricular activities can be a thorn in the flesh. On one hand, you’ve got your parents and teachers expecting you to excel in academics; and on the other hand, you’ve got your coaches encouraging you to rise above the ordinary.

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.