SPONSORED: Significant success registered from 1000 days campaign to promote nutrition in families

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On Friday last week the Ministry of Health and key stakeholders and partners convened to celebrate Rwanda’s achievements in combating malnutrition in the country. The event also brought together Rwandan artists including Tom Close, gospel singer Aline Gahongayire, Abdoul Makanyaga, and Knowless Butera who came together to compose the 1000...

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NAEB distributes 4,700 tonnes of fertilisers to boost coffee output

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The National Agricultural Exports Board (NAEB) and stakeholders have started a countrywide campaign to distribute more than 4,700 tonnes of fertilisers to coffee farmers in a move geared at increasing coffee production and export volumes.

New e-commerce platforms to be unveiled today

Efforts to promote a cashless culture in the country will be boosted after the launch of two new e-commerce solutions that have been developed by local tech innovators this evening. Two Rwandan companies – StreamUpBox and Ifeza Florists – will also launch a third product targeting the hospitality sector to...

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Hoops talent search clinic targets teens

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National basketball team players Hamza Ruhezamihigo and Lionel Hakizimana are holding training clinics for young basketball players around the country to harness raw talent. In an interview with Times Sport, Ruhezamihigo said he wants to help the next generation of players get basic skills of the game, and also popularise...

Kenya, Uganda set for ‘Cricket Builds Hope’ tournament

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Uganda and Kenya will join five other teams from the United Kingdom that will take part in the Cricket Builds Hope Tournament, which is a lead up to the official launch of Gahanga Cricket Stadium in Rwanda.

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Concert to honour reggae icon Lucky Dube

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Legendary South African reggae music icon Lucky Dube will be remembered in Kigali at a special tribute concert in his honor on Saturday. The concert at the Root House in Kacyiru will feature Burundian reggae act Adjobalove alongside the Jah Image Band.

Alarm Ministries to stage free concert

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Alarm Ministries will thrill gospel music fans in a special free concert dubbed “True Worship Atmosphere” on October 22 at Dove Hotel in Gisozi starting at 2:30pm. The live concert will also feature Alarm Ministries’ latest album launch.

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KWEZI AND I...The story of silver fish

I have always said that Kwezi loves food so there is no story there. I have also always said that she is not picky but I guess I was wrong. Again. I got measles when I was almost a teenager and to tell you about how I stared death in...

Rwanda Film Festival is back

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Rwanda’s flagship film event, the Rwanda Film Festival is back. In its 13th edition this year, the festival will run from October 23rd-29th at various locations not only in Kigali, but also upcountry. The theme for this year is; Frontiers.

Meet McFarlane, a rape victim on a mission to end sexual violence

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Eighteen years ago, Claire McFarlane was brutally raped and left for dead on the streets of Paris.

KWEZI AND I...The story of silver fish

I have always said that Kwezi loves food so there is no story there. I have also always said that she is not picky but I guess I was wrong. Again. I got measles when I was almost a teenager and to tell you about how I stared death in...

Of two contrasting partnerships

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Rwandans have a saying that goes 'Inshuti nyayo uyibona mu byago' (loosely, a friend in need is a friend indeed). Culture and its values sustain society and defend it against all sorts of evils. Unfortunately, there are many people who don’t learn from history, even though they are considered or...

EDITORIAL: Media silence over HRW’s exposure raises unanswered questions

A few months ago, Human Rights Watch (HRW), with a lot of fanfare, came out with yet another of its now famous “reports” on alleged rights abuses in Rwanda. To make sure it aroused as much media interest as possible, it gave it a most sensational title that would put...

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Editorial Cartoon

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The number of job seekers who pass interviews for public service jobs is still significantly low compared to the number of applicants, a new report shows. The Public Service Commission report (2016/17) says that, of the over 40,000 candidates who sat job interviews during the reporting period, just 3,537 (8.8 per cent) passed.

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Restoring sight and hope in Rural Rwanda

Jacqueline Nyirahabineza spends her days laboring in other people’s farms in order to make ends meet. Her husband, Felicien Ukwitegetse has congenital cataract meaning that his vision has been impaired since he was a child.

CyberTeq: First Rwandan private cyber-security firm to boost cyber capacity in the region

The Government of Rwanda has significantly invested in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure and applications as a cornerstone for national economic growth.

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Why schools should involve students in decision making

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Dealing with student grievances is every school head’s nightmare. Education experts warn that at the heart of this challenge is poor communication between students and the school administration.

Teachers union calls for empowerment of female teachers

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The National Teachers’ Union has called for more support to female teachers to promote education in the country. During the recent 4th congress of the Rwanda Teachers Union, officials called for increased support to the female teachers as they play multiple roles in society.

SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

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The purpose of SDG 10 is to make everyone more equal! This means all people should have opportunity, safe and clean places to live, enough money, good schools and doctors, and lots of other things.

William Shakespeare: Renowned English playwright and poet

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William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616), was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist.[2] He is often called England’s national poet, and the “Bard of Avon”.