Local developers get boost as Airtel launches apps store

Local content developers have a great opportunity to market their innovations (applications) following the launch of Airtel app store on Wednesday.

Urwego secures Rwf1b loan from BRD to fund SMEs

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Urwego Opportunity Bank has secured a Rwf1 billion short-term loan from Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) to finance small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs).

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Amavubi ready to sting as they face Burundi test

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Rwanda renews its rivalry with Burundi this afternoon in a friendly game at the Kigali regional stadium as the hosts set sight on their first win under the stewardship of head coach Stephen Constantine.

Sibomana keen on Gor Mahia move

Rayon Sport left back Abouba Sibomana has confirmed that Kenyan side Gor Mahia is interested in him and that he has agreed personal terms with the club.

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Art embraces beauty at Zenora Wellness Centre

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Moroccan artist Abdelilah Bensassi has teamed up with art collector and beauty therapist Judith Meloni to open an art gallery and a spa in Kimihurura, Kigali.

CLA to stage Christmas play

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Christian Life Assembly (CLA) in Nyarutarama is the place to be this festive season and get closer to God as the church unveils a new play titled, Open Door, on December 23 and 24 at its premises in Kigali. Directed by Collins Odhiambo and Truman Andere, the play is in...

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My most memorable Christmas

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It’s Christmas season, arguably the most exciting time of the year. It is a time when everyone is in a the mood to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Dean Karemera and Donah Mbabazi talked to a cross-section of people about their Christmas memories and what it means to them.

Is the fuss with the festive season necessary?

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It has become a time for business owners to hike their prices since the demand is high. People spend more time thinking about how they will survive in monetary terms than actually celebrating the birth of the King.

The women of 2014

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As 2014 comes to an end, some women have risen to the forefront by shredding stereotypes and having influence in various fields such as policy making, culture, activism and technology among others.

What would you give mum for Christmas?

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Christmas is fast approaching, and with that comes the need to spoil our loved ones with gifts. Donah Mbabazi asked a few ladies what their ideal gift for a mum would be and why.

Failed states and security: any cause for concern?

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It is rather difficult to find an accurate definition and indeed to give typical criteria for a country to qualify as a ‘failed state’ but what is public knowledge is that failed states are unable to provide basic public services—(jobs and food for their people), have lost some of their...

Inequality and the internet

Berkeley – The conclusion that America has become vastly more unequal over the past 35 years is beyond doubt. Since 1979, the pattern has been clear: The richer you were, the far richer you have become. And if you were poor, you probably stayed poor.

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Editorial cartoon of the day

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The National Electoral Commission has set December 23 as the day on which voters in Gasabo, Kirehe and Nyarugenge districts will head to the polls to choose new district leaders after several positions fell vacant, largely due to resignations over the last couple of months.

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Millennium Villages Project: Building models for attaining MDGs

The Millennium Villages Project (MVP) empowers communities to lift themselves out of extreme poverty by simultaneously addressing the inter-connected challenges of hunger, malnutrition, disease, lack of access to healthcare, infrastructure.

Human Rights Day: Every day is a human rights day

Rwanda joined the rest of the world to celebrate the world’s Human Rights Day. The national celebrations in Rwanda took place in Bugesera District, Nyamata town.

Human Rights 365: Conversation with the UN Resident Coordinator

Today the whole world commemorates 66 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What is the significance of this document? Mr Lamin Manneh: In 1948, in a world that was still coping with the tragic aftermath of World War 2 and the holocaust, when a wind of change was silently starting to blow in the old colonized world, our predecessors proved us that times of great sorrow and great fears can result in a new future and new hope for mankind.

Restoring mental health, dignity and building a productive population

As the genocide was brought to a stop, there was a need to restore mental health of individuals that had witnessed so much, in so short a time and with far reaching psychological effects. Both the perpetrators and the victims were affected.

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Internship: The stepping stone to your dream career

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Job adverts usually annoy university students or fresh graduates. Reason? Because they ask for work experience which they usually don’t have. Out of frustration, some students have joked that a university that offers ‘experience degrees’ be set up to cater for the growing number of inexperienced graduates in Rwanda and...

Edinburgh’s award coming to Rwanda

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I was very excited three weeks ago when I learnt that the Secretary General of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for Young People, John May and the Africa Regional Director, Edwin Kimani were coming to Rwanda to meet with the Minister for Education and the one for Youth and...

When demand of festive fuss takes its toll on you

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Feeling down during the festive holidays can be tough, especially when one feels a little bit out of contact with the world yet everyone is beaming with holiday spirits, and it's only you feeling wretched and exhausted.

Pump your health with pumpkins

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Did you know that the orange colour of a ripe pumpkin is a result of the high concentration of beta carotene, a vitamin A precursor? This main safe dietary source of vitamin A is indispensable when it comes to vision, normal growth, development and functioning of the immune system.