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COMESA’s online market will reduce cross-border trade barriers - officials

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Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has stepped up efforts to promote cross-border trade by embracing e-commerce to be able to “minimise physical barriers”. to trade across the region.

RSE targets small businesses in new campaign

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Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) has launched an awareness campaign to sensitise the public on the investment and saving opportunities presented by the local bourse. The three-month “Access and grow” drive is targeting small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs), according to RSE officials.

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Late goal eliminates Rwanda from CHAN

An injury-time goal from Libya striker Elmutasem Abushnaf ended Rwanda’s hopes of reaching the quarterfinals of the African Nations Championships (CHAN) for the second time in a row.

Peace Cup to start Jan 30

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The 2018 edition of the Peace Cup competition will kick off on January 30 with preliminaries qualification round matches.

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Safi releases third song as solo artiste

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Former Urban Boys member Safi Madiba Niyibikora seems to be determined to grow his solo career a few months after leaving the Rwandan musical group.

Tanzanian artiste to headline two shows in Rwanda

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Renowned Tanzanian musician and dancer Harmonize, (pictured), will soon headline two concerts in Rwanda.

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MC Tino on music, love and his stint in Primus Guma Guma show

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MC Tino, real names Martin Kasirye made a name in the entertainment industry as an MC, artiste, comedian and a radio Presenter. The entertainment bit of him began manifesting in him as a primary school kid while in Uganda, where he was born and raised.

Allan Karemera on storytelling through photography

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Bob Allan Karemera is a social worker and a photographer, a practice he has passionately done as a part time job. He has also told stories through his photography on Medium.com.

How a housemaid inspired Ruzibuka to win Queen’s Award

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As a child, 27-year-old Priscilla Ruzibuka looked up to the housemaid at their family home. Not that being a housemaid was a big achievement, but the love, passion and optimism that the maid exuded was what Ruzibuka admired.

Karengera on how she became a global makeup artist

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Laura Isimbi Karengera describes makeup as “an art form like any other”. “It’s very competitive but very rewarding. Some do wear makeup just because they love it and some because they need it to feel more comfortable in their skin. It can be therapeutic for some too. It’s an expression...

What the coming of VW says about Rwanda’s future

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If twenty-five years ago you had said one of the world’s leading car makers would set up shop here, you would have been met with wide stares of incredulity. Some would have dismissed you as a lunatic.

Editorial: Private sector should heed government call on vocational education

Over 17,000 students who passed their O-Level national exams and applied to join vocational training schools could not be admitted due to limited space. Out of 37,000 who applied, only 20,000 were admitted in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions.

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Editorial Cartoon

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Amavubi will today face Libya in their final Group C match at the Africa Nations Championships (CHAN) in Morocco, having collected four points from their previous two matches - against Nigeria (0-0) and Equatorial Guinea, which Rwanda beat 1-0. The wasps have been warned against complacency ahead of tonight’s make-or-break tie.

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Kasha launches

Kasha recently held their official launch at Inka Steakhouse, presenting a confidential and convenient way to access health and personal care products for women through technology.

Double-shift phase out; are schools prepared?

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As students resume classes this week, some changes were made by the Ministry of Education. For instance, at primary level, students will have to study eight hours per day yet previously, under the double shift system, they studied for only six hours. Education Times’ Lydia Atieno takes a look at...

Education is important for your development

All parents want their children to succeed in life and they’re biologically pre-conditioned to love and support them unconditionally, and achieving this includes giving a child quality education.

How creative are you?

Smart children always find answers to questions

The lives of chicken

Manzi is an 11-year-old boy who lives in Rwanda, he is curious about animals, how they reproduce; he wonders how chicken lay eggs. One day, he was asked by his mother to buy sugar at the shop near their house. On his way back home, he met his neighbour, Mwiza,...