KIA business class lounge gets major facelift

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First class travellers are now assured of more comfort after the management of the National Aviation Services (NAS) yesterday inaugurated a new business class lounge, the Kigali Pearl Lounge, at Kigali International Airport.

Blame game as wait continues for law on RHD heavy trucks

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Local truckers have faulted Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) customs officials for not allowing in newly-bought Right Hand Drive (RHD) heavy trucks months after the cabinet agreed to lift the ban on such vehicles.

We need education system that serves market needs

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Employers have for long complained about unskilled graduates, a problem that affects most job-seekers’ chances of getting jobs. As a result a cross-section of people and experts have called for the overhaul of the education system to ensure that graduates meet market demand.

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Ndayisenga eyes professional cycling career

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After winning the Tour du Rwanda, Valens Ndayisenga is keen on pursuing a professional career. Rwanda has only one professional rider-Adrien Niyonshuti who rides for South Africa’s MTN Qhubekha.

Tour du Rwanda in pictures

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On Sunday, Valens Ndayisenga won the Sixth edition of Tour du Rwanda to become the first local rider to win one of the most difficult cycling competitions on the continent.

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Nkuranga’s solo exhibition lived up to its billing

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It was a beehive of activity at Inema Arts Centre as Emmanuel Nkuranga gave a sneak preview of his 2015 collection in a solo exhibition titled, “Creativity Rising”, last Saturday.

Ruta talent search goes to Gatsibo

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It was an enchanting night of incredible performances by upcoming artistes, as Rise Up talent artiste awards talent search thrilled revelers in Gatsibo, Eastern Province, on Saturday, November 22.

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Remera pastry chef giving street children a lifeline

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TALLY BAKERY CAFE in Remera-Giporoso, may be popular for its coffee and pastry at budget prices, but not many patrons may know the captivating story of how it came into existence.

Cordero’s love started in Filipino kitchen, shifted to Rwandan restaurant

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Melanie and Enrico Cordero first met in 2004 at the Luk-Yuen Restaurant in Makati, a city in their native Philippines. Enrico had found employment at the eatery earlier in 1991, while aged only 16, after his father suffered paralysis, forcing the young man to fend for himself and a younger...

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Death of a spouse: How soon is too soon to find love again?

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After the death of her husband, Noellia Mukankuranga grappled with overwhelming distress of never again seeing the man she shared her life with for over 20 years.

A young widow’s tale of sadness, despair and perseverance

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Jeanine Mukabacondo is a high spirited woman, full of joy and hope, but every now and then, she is haunted by the tragedy that befell her recently. She talks about her late husband with a smile, though some memories are so hard to talk about without holding back tears.

Criticism, loss of honesty and good manners

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Criticism is a good thing. We all do it all the time in all places and, except for the stupid or conceited, benefit from it. For those in public life, it comes with the territory.

Fire safety awareness a prerequisite

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In the early days of my secondary education, I remember that on the eve of my science laboratory debut we were thoroughly briefed on laboratory rules and regulations.

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Editorial Cartoon

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The Rwanda National Police (RNP) has arrested two members of an organisation known by its French acronym LIPRODHOR over alleged forgery and use of counterfeit documents.

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EAC integration permeates into people’s businesses and cultural bonding

The laboring engine of the heavy commercial truck slows down as it nears the borderline of Gatuna,Rwanda’s border post with Uganda, but continues to exude a dull explosive sound. It joins other trucks in the queue. It is joined by others.

Celebrating the UN at 69

The large room had several strategically placed round, high, white-clothed tables with pretty flowers on top. It was a typical setting for a cocktail.

Isange One Stop Center: Ejecting GBV from our communities through holistic, multi-sectoral approaches

Gender based violence (GBV) remains a widespread occurrence that spans centuries, that in the past it was almost expected and accepted. Its seriousness, effects and how communities respond and work towards its elimination varies from country to country.

UN Day 2014

Rwanda is currently experiencing one of the fastest periods of growth and socioeconomic progress in its history, largely due to its strong and innovative government leadership and support from development partners, such as the United Nations (UN).

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Special Needs education: More schools, jobs needed

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Ejide Imanizabaho has been handicapped since he was born. Until early this year, the 18-year-old teenager had been saved the ‘burden’ of school by his family because of his physical challenges. And much as his caretakers claim they did this out of sympathy, they did not know how much they...

Holiday youth camps are helpful to our children

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One way through which we can help our children to acquire social skills is by allowing them to participate in holiday youth camps that are always conducted by certain organisations with youth related programmes.

World Aids Day: How effective is PMTCT?

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A research article published last year titled “Prevention of mother-to-child (PMTCT) transmission of HIV: cost-effectiveness of antiretroviral regimens and feeding options in Rwanda” summarizes the progress the country has made in that direction.

More girls, women embrace modern family planning

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The number of women and girls using modern contraception in Rwanda and Burundi has increased significantly in the past one year, according to a new Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) report.