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    New committee to facilitate trade

    A new committee meant to advise and support government in undertaking interventions that enhance business competitiveness and further ease of doing business in the country has been inaugurated. The National Trade Facilitation Committee (NTFC), to be...

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    RwandAir flight to China will boost trade, says Chinese envoy

    Chinese Ambassador to Rwanda Pan Hejun has welcomed RwandAir’s impending direct flights to Guangzhou in China, saying the route will greatly enhance trade between the two countries, and his country and Africa in general.

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    Top Dutch official calls for arrest of Genocide suspects

    A top official in Dutch government has called on countries habouring Genocide suspects to bring them to book. Siebe Riedstra, the secretary-general in the Ministry of Security and Justice, said Genocide period was terrible, calling on...

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    Athlete Muvunyi sets conditions to rescind retirement decision

    Rwanda’s most decorated Paralympian Hermas Muvunyi has said he will only consider reversing his decision to retire if there are fundamental changes to inspire Paralympic athletes in the country.

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    Grain traders seek ways to develop sector

    Grain traders from across the country, on Thursday, gathered in Kigali to assess issues hindering their progress and explore measures to move the sector to international level.

Korea committed to supporting modern agric in Rwanda, says KOICA official

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South Korea will continue partnering with the government in efforts aimed at improving the agriculture sector through modern farming methods.

UN official tips on SDGs

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require concerted efforts to achieve and bring about development in Rwanda and other nations of the world, the United Nations resident co-ordinator in Rwanda, Lamin M. Manneh, has said.

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Hakizimana quits Espoir, says club pushed him out

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After six years with national league giants Espoir Basketball Club, Rwanda international Lionel Hakizimana has parted ways with the Nyamirambo-based side. The basketball star claims that the reason of his quitting is because ‘the club was sidelining him.’

Rwanda-East Lothians partnership bears fruit

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A delegation of five people from East Lothian, Scotland are in Rwanda to assist local sports federations identify athletes, who could be considered for the 2022 Commonwealth Games to be held in Durban, South Africa.

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Jazz lovers in for a treat

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One of East Africa’s most talented saxophonists Herbert Rock will launch his debut album next month at Kigali Serena Hotel. Scheduled for October 28, the album launch concert will be headlined by one of Uganda’s greatest music acts, Isaiah Katumwa.

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Chris Brown to perform in Mombasa The Ben for Prix Découvertes RFI 2016 Screening of ‘Kuki arinjye’ movie flops Charly & Nina to stage concert in hometown Blauman meets Humble’s parents

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Contraceptive ban: Is the Church crossing the line?

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David (not real name) is a devoted catholic. He never misses church and has travelled to the Vatican many times to seek blessings from the Pope.

Basketball can take you places - Mugabe

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28-year-old Aristide Mugabe is an accountant with security company ISCO but also, a renowned basketball player with Patriots BBC. Since becoming captain in 2011, Mugabe has led Espoir Basketball Club to three league titles and three play-offs titles. He also guided Espoir to the 2012 and 2014 editions of the...

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The dos and don’ts of wearing lipstick

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It may seem simple to walk into a store, pick lipstick that looks appealing, and wear it. However, the task of wearing lipstick is a lot more complicated, and being clued-up can help you rock it.

Women can do what men can and sometimes even better, says MTN’s Yvonne Makolo

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13 years ago, Yvonne Manzi Makolo packed her bags and left Canada where she had lived for 10 years to return to Rwanda. Upon arrival, she worked in IT before she moved on to work with MTN- Rwanda. Today, she is the company’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and also, currently...

Munyakazi’s extradition by US should serve as example to others

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Earlier this week, Leopold Munyakazi, who was being pursued by Rwandan justice for his involvement in the Genocide committed against the Tutsi in 1994, was finally extradited to Rwanda from the United States. His extradition came after years of a spirited campaign by different groups like Genocide survivors, Prosecution and...

Trump’s disdain for facts

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We have been aware for some time now of the dire implication of climate change on humanity and that we are largely to blame. The impact of our carbon pollution will result in more extreme weather leading to failing agriculture, greater food insecurity, more intense droughts and floods and increased...

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Editorial Cartoon

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The Government has issued a stern warning against its debtors saying that failure to meet their obligations will result into legal action.

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Nyamagabe District: Committed to accelerating social-economic development

Situated in the south-west, Nyamagabe is one of the 8 districts that comprise the Southern Province. It is surrounded by the districts of Karongi and Ruhango in the North, Nyanza and Huye on the East, Nyaruguru in the South, Rusinzi and Nyamasheke on the West.

SORAS is a reliable insurer - Abiyingoma

Abiyingoma Aimable speaks with an aura of joy and satisfaction. A joy derived from the recent total repair of his vehicle and put back to the road after an accident.

African leaders insist universal jurisdiction should not be abused in any way

The purpose of Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) is to assist the African Union and all its institutions, in effectively addressing the seemingly intractable security challenges, confronting the continent.

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UTB is a private institution of higher learning committed to providing programmes that are fir for purpose and credible in line with the requirements of the Rwandan Framework for Higher Education and Associated code of practice.

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TVET targets: What it will take to meet the 2018 deadline

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It is 10:00 am in the morning; Albert Kalisa a third year student of civil engineering and construction technology at IPRC Kicukiro is using a set of tools in the workshop to erect a wall. As he reaches out for the trowel, he realizes that the struts would not be...

Akilah launches modern hospitality management lab

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Students training in hospitality management and tourism at Akilah Institute for women will acquire modern skills in the service sector, thanks to a new lab that was launched at the school main grounds in Kibagabaga last week.

World's first baby born from new procedure using DNA of three people

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The world’s first baby to be born from a new procedure that combines the DNA of three people appears to be healthy, according to doctors in the US who oversaw the treatment. The baby was born on 6 April after his Jordanian parents travelled to Mexico where they were cared...

Family planning: Why are women shunning contraceptives?

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Although most Rwandans have embraced family planning to ensure healthy and manageable families, it is not yet time to celebrate.