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    EALA speaker ousted

    The East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) has ousted Speaker Margaret Zziwa, after an overwhelming vote of no confidence in an extra-ordinary sitting today.

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    Scrap pension benefits to Genocide convicts: CNLG

    The new law on pension should not let Genocide convicts and fugitives have access to pension benefits, Dr Diogene Bideri, the principal legal advisor of the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG), has...

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    Govt urged to build local capacity in economic research

    The government has been urged to support local economists to develop capacity in research that is crucial to spur economic growth.

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    Cogebanque adds Rwf20m toward Agaciro devt fund

    The national sovereign fund, the Agaciro Development Fund (AgDF), yesterday, received Rwf20 milllion boost from Cogebanque.

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    Base-Rukomo road project to cost Rwf52bn

    The Government and the African Development Bank (AfDB), yesterday, signed a concessional loan agreement worth $ 74.4 million (about Rwf52 billion) to finance the construction of the 51-kilometre Base-Gicumbi-Rukomo road.

2014: More Rwandans embrace e- payment, RRA efforts falter

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“if I go to my favourite restaurant, is it possible to pay for the meal using my Visa card? What about at the local car garage?” asked Arnold Bukangwa, a resident of Remera, Gasabo District.

RPPA moves to weed out public procurement vices

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The government spends billions of francs on public procurement each year. However, about 30 per cent of tenders awarded by public entities do not comply with public procurement guidelines, according to the Auditor General report for 2013.

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Nshimiyimana vows to break APR-Rayon league dominance

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AS Kigali head coach Eric Nshimiyimana says this season’s title race is not a two horse race after guiding his team to within 2 points of league leaders APR as the first half of the league draws to a close.

Ndagijimana to officiate at 2015 Afcon

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Rwandan referee Theogene Ndagijimana has been selected to be an assistant referee at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations that will be held in Equatorial Guinea from January 17-February 8.

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Artists enlisted to produce creative books for children

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OVER 30 artists from different art centers in Kigali spent the weekend honing their skills in writing and drawing creative children’s books, at Yego Arts Centre in Nyarutarama.

Ruta Awards grand finale rocks Ngoma

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Residents of Ngoma District were treated to energetic performances at Kanyamashemba stadium as the Rise up Talent Awards came to an end on Saturday.

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Gospel artiste tried vending scrap, drug trafficking but all in vain

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Music, some say, is a language understood by all; it opens doors and even touches hearts. Yet today, it is one of those avenues used by some to make fortunes. For 18-year-old Merveille Musafiri, popularly known by his stage name of Dova, music has given him life and all that...

Iyadede: Rwandan music slowly finding own identity

Sabrina Iyadede is a Rwandan artiste based in New York, USA, and has a sound that she claims is her own -- some call it Rwandan electro-pop, a fusion of many sounds. Iyadede who has also lived in Belgium is currently in the country.

Story of Mukarubega: The woman who built a business empire with just Rwf5000

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Her journey is a fairy tale characterised by perseverance and patience. Zulfat Mukarubega the founder of Rwanda Tourism University College (RTUC) has changed the face of the hospitality industry. As the brain behind the first and only tourism university in the country, her story is not only inspiring but extra-ordinary.

Domestic violence: When women turn the heat on their men

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Alice Uwineza thought she had found true love. But it turned out to be as brief as her 7-day honey moon.

May we have safe and happy holidays, free from the RNP and City of Kigali

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This past weekend, a tragedy befell members of the Rwandan community, both in the United States and back here at home.

Global energy realism

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MADRID – Energy has become a focal point of global policymaking. As falling oil prices grab headlines worldwide, US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have signed a major climate-change deal, and October’s European Council decisions could signal real progress toward a serious European Union energy policy.

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The National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA) has indicted a total of 74 public officials, including permanent secretaries, over mismanagement of taxpayers’ money.

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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.

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.