Rwanda, Uganda police forces start joint training

Sixteen officers from Rwanda National Police and Uganda Police Force yesterday began a weeklong training in key areas of crime management. The training, being conducted at RNP General Headquarters in Kacyiru, focuses on critical criminal investigation knowledge and enhancing skills, which subsequently enables prosecution to build strong cases in court.

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Invest more in research to spur trade and devt, COMESA urged

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The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) member states have been urged to invest more in research and innovative projects to fast-track economic development in the region. This, according to trade experts, would help produce evidence based data that help policy makers to move fast on market integration...

RwandAir introduces more e-payment options to enhance online ticketing

RwandAir customers with Maestro, Discover, Diners and JCB credit and debit cards will now be able to pay for their airfare after the launch of the national carrier’s online ticketing platform, a move officials say will improve services and support the country push for a cashless economy.

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Rayon Sports in do-or-die Cup clash against Espoir

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Holders Rayon Sports will need nothing less than a comfortable victory when they host Espoir this afternoon at Stade Kigali if they are to enhance their chances of landing a domestic double this season.

Haruna linked with Simba after Young talks collapse

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Tanzania league champions Simba FC are reportedly on the brink of snapping up Amavubi captain Haruna Niyonzima after their arch-rivals Young Africans failed to reach an agreement to extend the Rwandan playmaker’s contract.

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Arts festival slated this weekend

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Kigali Arts Festival (KAF) is once again bringing together a creative community of artisans, and during its third edition, the event will feature seasoned artists and up-and-coming ones, who will showcase products influenced by their daily life.

Why the AMAA nominees gala night flopped

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It had been touted as one of the events to make it on the list of the social events of the year. But the 2017 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs) nominees’ gala in Kigali was a flop. Even the presence of prominent African actors could not help

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People to avoid

The common streak that runs through former schoolmates and former workmates is this: Both categories of people always nurse this terrible notion that your destinies are one and the same. I hate bumping into former workmates and such simply because this lot hardly ever grows –forever stuck in the first...

Things my father taught me

Last Sunday was Fathers’ Day and I just want to take a moment to commend all the Dads who step up to raise their children. Special thanks to those who work extra hard to provide for their kids. Growing up, I always wished my dad was rich. Who doesn’t, right?...

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Widows: Facing life after death of the family breadwinner

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It has been three hard years since Jeanine Mukabacondo lost her husband Patrick Kanyamibwa in a motor accident.

What the Budget means for women empowerment drive

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Women empowerment has always been at the forefront of Rwanda’s tireless efforts. Results have certainly been achieved with an increasing number of women taking part in various development aspects of the country. In the 2017/2018 fiscal year, the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion received an allocation of about Rwf7.2billion.

Presidential hopefuls, who is up to the task of safeguarding Agaciro?

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As a Rwandan, especially presidential aspirant, or friend of Rwanda, have you all taken time to think deeply about this word Agaciro? What’s this hullabaloo many are making around Agaciro?

RPF and Kagame are not competing for power; they simply lead

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More than four decades ago, I was born in Rwanda, my motherland. I lived through different regimes, from the MRND’s single party-state system to the 1991-1994 multiparty system, the genocidal regime of 1994 and post-Genocide.

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Editorial cartoon

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Rayon Sports head coach Djuma Masudi was left disappointed by his team’s lack of scoring prowess in the shock defeat against Espoir FC in the first leg of Peace Cup semi-final on Sunday. The second leg is scheduled in Kigali today.

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AOS commemorates and donates to Genocide survivors in Kayonza

AOS management and staff, on Friday gathered at Rukara Genocide Memorial in Kayonza District to pay tribute the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and handed a cheque of Rwf3.5 million to buy ten cows for ten families of survivors. The staff were briefed about the history of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in former Rukara commune (now Rukara sector) and neighboring areas.

Bolloré Transport & Logistics staff commemorates genocide, support survivors

Last Friday, staff of Bolloré transport and logistics company, honored over 25,000 victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi resting at Jali genocide memorial site in Nkusi cell, Jali sector in Rulindo district. The company also remembered former employees killed in the genocide.

Action Aid Rwanda Empowering Musanze women, improving food security, enhancing a savings culture and income diversification

For many years, Philomene Nyirajyambere lived a life of isolation, staying at home with little contribution to family development. She says that more often she was in conflict with her spouse over trivial and big domestic issues. She depended on her husband for everything.“I used to stay home and do house-work such as cooking and raising the kids which was not considered as important. Besides, we lived in poverty which also ignited conflicts in the family,” says Nyirajyambere.

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KIM University committed to help transform education system – VC

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Kigali Institute of Management (KIM) University is set to be one of the best higher institutions of learning after upgrading from the International College of Accountancy and Management (ICAM) late last year to a fully university.

Winners of children drawing competition awarded

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A drawing and painting competition for primary school children held last week in Kigali attracted over 150 children from 40 schools. Colors Club Garden Resort and Kids Park, in partnership with Inter Nations Kigali Community organised the event.

ICT in the eyes of pupils

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It is true that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is on the rise, and the impact is not only seen among adults, but children as well. Presently, different primary schools have embraced the use of computers as a way of improving how learners are taught, and this eventually has given...

A father learns a lesson from his son

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Velan was a carpenter. He lived in a village. His mother died a long time back. His aged father, Kuppan, lived with him. Kuppan was very weak. He could not even walk well. It was because Velan did not give him enough food. He had given his father a small...