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RSB tightens quality noose on wine makers

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The quality of banana wines could soon improve significantly, thanks to the new push by the Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) to improve quality in the industry.

Tough central bank guidelines tame third party insurance underselling

The move by the central bank to introduce a minimum rate for third party insurance premiums has helped tame the vice of underselling, which had taken root in the local insurance sector.

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Hosting Chan will attract sponsors, says Dufourg

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Newly appointed Ferwafa head of marketing and communications Jerome Dufourg believes that hosting the 2016 African Nations Championship (Chan) is going to be a catalyst for attracting sponsorship for all football activities in Rwanda.

Ferwaba sets dates for U-16, Zone 5 club tourneys

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Rwanda Basketball Federation (Ferwaba) has set May 25-31 as the dates for the U-16 tournament.

Rwanda Film Festival preparations kick off

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This year’s movie calendar is taking shape as preparations for the 11th edition of the annual Rwanda Film Festival (RFF) kick off in high gear.

From selling art pieces in bars, he now owns his art gallery

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I watch as he paints his piece. He is engrossed in his work as music plays in the background. His working gear is dotted with stains from paint. He is an artist, whose work reflects African culture. Before 2010, Hakizimana never believed that one day he would own his own...

Bars turn into drinking haven for minors as owners turn a blind eye

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Alcohol is strictly not for sale to persons under 18. All alcoholic drinks come with this warning.

DEBATE: Would you tell your spouse that you were raped?

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Yes, keeping it would only haunt me Rape is a nightmare for anybody. With it, comes psychological trauma and in most cases, it has a lot to do with relationship disorders or misunderstandings.

Simbi: How we pulled off Miss Rwanda 2015

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It’s a beauty pageant, not a fashion show. A lady who did not agree with people criticising the slow catwalk during the recently concluded Miss Rwanda 2015 finale at Kigali Serena Hotel remarked.

ASK THE COUNSELOR: Am I missing out on family?

How does one balance between family life, work and business? I am a 32-year-old mother of two. I have a day job and a business that I run with my husband who also has a job.

We must develop the reading culture to remain relevant

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Once upon a time, it was fashionable for parents to teach their children how to read. The biggest hurdle to establishing a culture of reading in Africa is neither access nor infrastructure.

Food fortification prevents malnutrition

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Almost one third of the world’s population (or close to 2 billion people) suffers from micronutrient (vitamin and mineral) deficiency, or “hidden hunger.”

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The microfinance sector has started a countrywide study to understand the causes of loan defaulting so as to find a lasting solution.

Recruitment of a Technical Advisor to the Rwanda National Investment Trust (RNIT) ltd

1. Background The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning established an independent asset management company the ‘Rwanda National Investment Trust Limited [RNIT Ltd]’ with the aim of promoting assets (fund) management industry.

ISPA: Bringing unique, fast internet connection services

ISPA, the best high speed internet access service provider in Rwanda ofers Unlimited Broadband Internet for both Home and Business users depending on one’s requirements. ISPA is inflencing the service parameters and finalizinga plan to realize desired results on a constant basis.

Adolescent Girls Initiative: Restoring young girls' hope

She dropped out of school in primary six and she never had hope for that good future. After three years, however, Devota Mukeshimana, 18, resident of Kicukiro District testifies her future is bright.

Internet Service Provider Africa: Innovations for affordable high speed internet connection

By Geoffrey Wakibi As the global use of high technology communications systems takes a firmer grip, small and medium businesses and home internet users need fast and affordable, high quality services with flexible and cost-effective solutions.

Why demand for vocational education is on the increase

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Although vocational education is considered as a path taken by academic failures, the global trend is changing this perception as the global education policy shifts to technical and vocational education. Globally, conventional schooling is gradually giving way to Vocational Education and Training. And this trend is not any different in...

Let us promote debates in schools

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I consider students’ active participation in debates as a good strategy that schools should adopt to empower young people with many important skills that adequately prepare them for adult responsibilities. Ideally, all schools should have vibrant debate clubs.

Pill taken before, after sex may prevent HIV

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AN HIV prevention pill taken by gay men before and after sex reduced the risk of virus transmission by 86 percent, according to the results of a clinical trial released Tuesday.

Reasons why you may not be conceiving

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I have gone through grief before. I have experienced heart-wrenching relationship-breakdowns, lost dear ones, felt excruciating pain which can be endured over time. And yet none of that can compare to the pain of failing to get a child,” Claire Uwase says.