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    Academics, clerics push for lifting of term limits

    Religious leaders and academics have backed a popular proposal to scrap presidential term limits. They presented their arguments yesterday during a consultative meeting with a team of senators, at the University of Rwanda's College of Education.

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    Rwandans in Diaspora pledge improved role in national devt

    About 50 leaders of the Rwandan community in the Diaspora last week converged in Kigali for a three-day Diaspora Leaders’ Workshop. The retreat, which brought together the Rwandan Diaspora community and association leaders, commissioners and Rwandan...

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    The New Times, BDF in reading culture campaign

    GS-EPA/ St Michael has become the third school to benefit from a campaign dubbed, "Newspapers in Education," that strives to introduce learners to daily newspapers as learning aid.

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    Public transport woes continue to dog City of Kigali

    When the City of Kigali awarded a five-year transport deal to three transport firms about two years ago, residents were excited that the move would ease city transport woes and stressful experiences that characterised the sector...

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    Chinese investors eye real estate, manufacturing sectors

    Chinese investors have expressed interest in the country’s manufacturing and real estate sectors, as well as the ongoing regional infrastructure projects, according to Yvette Umutoni, the head of investments at the Rwanda Development Board (RDB).

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Public transport woes continue to dog City of Kigali

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When the City of Kigali awarded a five-year transport deal to three transport firms about two years ago, residents were excited that the move would ease city transport woes and stressful experiences that characterised the sector at the time.

TEEP moulds Rwanda's next crop of entrepreneurs

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Start-ups have for long complained about lack of access to capital and business mentorship. In fact, many upcoming creatives and entrepreneurs fail to implement or develop their ideas because they do not have the means to do so.

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Sports federations sign performance contracts

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The Minister for Sports and Culture has signed performance contracts with local sports federations. The function was held behind closed doors at the ministry headquarters at Amahoro stadium, Remera.

Rwanda best African team in Hanmadang Taekwondo Festival

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Debutants Rwanda won eight medals to emerge best African team at the just concluded Hanmadang International Taekwondo Festival in South Korea.

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Ethiopian filmmaker on making local films attractive

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As a child Theodros Teshome Kebede wanted to be an actor and at a young age, the Ethiopian born filmaker is set out to achieve this dream.

Nyama Choma festival flops

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UNLIKE the first Nyama Choma festival early this year, this weekend’s edition at La Parisse was a flop. For an event that was supposed to start at midday, only a few revelers were at the venue by 4p.m.

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Police FC unveil 14 new singings, start pre-season training

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Peace Cup winners Police Football Club have confirmed the signing of 14 new players and released 12 ahead of the start of the 2015/16 season next month.

Bee keeping, the traditional Rwandan way

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In Nyakinama village, 7 km outside Musanze town, bee keeping is a widespread practice, with almost every family boasting some 2-3 hives in their gardens.

Meet the Nyamirambo women who have tailored their lives to prosperity

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What is the likelihood of a customer choosing one design over the other yet all are made from the same fabric? Today over 28 Women from Nyamirambo can answer this since they are part of an association of women from the community and equipping them with modern tailoring skills to...

Building a fashion brand is better than making quick money - Umutoniwase

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Joselyn Umutoniwase quit film editing and directing to start her own fashion house; Rwanda Clothing. She holds a degree in IT and employs her three sisters. She talked to The New Times’ Donah Mbabazi on what it’s like to build a brand.

Political journeymen on the rise in East Africa

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In October Tanzanians go to the polls to elect a new president and parliament. Uganda will follow in February next year. Already, there is a great deal of jostling and repositioning in preparation for the polls.

Change with continuity: A national position

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The consultations by parliamentarians and senators with Rwandans on the critical issue of amending the constitution are nearing conclusion. From Rwandans in different backgrounds who are being consulted, the views collected are overwhelming.

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Editorial Cartoon

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Local leaders have been challenged to involve residents within the planning, monitoring and evaluation processes of local activities in order to ensure ownership and sustainable development.

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Newfangled 4G Square to improve uptake of 4G LTE Internet services

A new and state-of-the-art one stop center, “4G Square” has been opened in Rwanda. The center being first of its kind in the country is expected to the boost uptake of the fourth generation Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) Internet services.

MINAGRI: Fertilizer application improves production per unit area, livelihoods

The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry (MINAGRI) is focusing on increasing the adoption of improved farm inputs. This is built on the belief that the current fertilizer consumption is still below levels and therefore limit profitability of farming.

Newfangled 4G Square to improve uptake of 4G LTE Internet services

A new and state-of-the-art one stop center, “4G Square” has been opened in Rwanda. The center being first of its kind in the country is expected to the boost uptake of the fourth generation Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) Internet services.

University of Rwanda: College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Academic Year 2014-2015

The College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine(CAVM) is one of the 6 colleges of the University of Rwanda (UR) created in 2013 by the law n° 38 of 23/09/2013.

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Akilah Institute for Women changes into private college

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The Akilah Institute for Women (Akilah), situated in Kibagabaga-Kigali, started in 2010 as a non-profit organisation offering a market relevant diploma course in Hospitality Management.

When graduation evokes joy and tears

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This week, University of Rwanda will graduate over 8,000 students and since Monday when the week-long ceremonies began, Kigali pubs, restaurants and hotels have been a beehive of parties. It has been a time for families to reunite and celebrate their children’s achievement after a long and thorny journey. But...

Breastfeeding week: Ray of hope for mothers with HIV

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During the first six months of a child’s life, breastfeeding is considered the most ideal meal for a baby. This is because breast milk contains vital nutrients such as vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates and minerals among others that are necessary for proper growth and development.

'Intoryi' not for the poor but everyone

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Many homes and restaurants have garden eggs (intoryi) on their menus. Fortunately, a few people know their nutritional benefits and strive to eat them as often as possible. However some people, especially the middle class and rich, loathe garden eggs arguing that they are for the poor.