Credit reference bureau to sensitise borrowers

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Credit Reference Bureau (CRB), a credit solutions provider, has started a campaign to sensitise borrowers about its activities and the importance of repaying bank loans in time.

Local developers get boost as Airtel launches apps store

Local content developers have a great opportunity to market their innovations (applications) following the launch of Airtel app store on Wednesday.

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Constantine linked to India coaching job

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Rwanda's national football team head coach Stephen Constantine has said that he has no intentions of returning to India following recent media reports that he is interested in the top job.

Ndayisenga makes top five in race for continental award

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Reigning Tour du Rwanda champion Valens Ndayisenga has been named among the final five cyclists in contention for the 2014 African cyclist of the year award.

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Local songs that rocked in 2014

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As curtains fall on the year 2014, it is time to look back and remember the songs that topped the charts this year. Like 2013, it has been yet another great year for Rwandan music. The New Times conducted a mini-survey to find out which songs got people on their...

Art embraces beauty at Zenora Wellness Centre

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Moroccan artist Abdelilah Bensassi has teamed up with art collector and beauty therapist Judith Meloni to open an art gallery and a spa in Kimihurura, Kigali.

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Watch out what you wear

Fashion is a popular trend or style. It entails clothes, shoes, make up and jewelry, and has been in existence since times immemorial. But with the advancement in technology, people have much more exposure to the new fashion trends. Those who are interested get the information about the latest design...

It's eleven years for bus driver Tumwijukye on Kigali-Kampala route

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For many people, the festive season is null and void if they don't leave their urban comforts and head to the countryside or ancestral homes. This annual exodus also includes those who travel from Kigali to Kampala and other parts of Uganda. Others travel from parts of Uganda to come...

The women of 2014

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As 2014 comes to an end, some women have risen to the forefront by shredding stereotypes and having influence in various fields such as policy making, culture, activism and technology among others.

What would you give mum for Christmas

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Christmas is fast approaching, and with that comes the need to spoil our loved ones with gifts. Donah Mbabazi asked a few ladies what their ideal gift for a mum would be and why.

Earning a degree at the age of 53, a story of resilience

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Her parents told her that she was born in Rwanda in 1961, and that they were forced to flee, with her as a toddler, to Uganda following the violence of Rwanda's transition to Independence. Half a decade later, Jane enrolled at Kigali Independent University, and today, at 53 years, she...

Be merry but spend wisely

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The Festive season is upon us and while it is indeed the season to be jolly, we shouldn't get carried away with unjustifiable and frivolous spending. This should be the season for more expenditure evaluation and less mindless purchases.

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Editorial Cartoon

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The youth have been urged to avoid risky sexual behavior during and after this festive season.

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Millennium Villages Project: Building models for attaining MDGs

The Millennium Villages Project (MVP) empowers communities to lift themselves out of extreme poverty by simultaneously addressing the inter-connected challenges of hunger, malnutrition, disease, lack of access to healthcare, infrastructure.

Human Rights Day: Every day is a human rights day

Rwanda joined the rest of the world to celebrate the world’s Human Rights Day. The national celebrations in Rwanda took place in Bugesera District, Nyamata town.

Human Rights 365: Conversation with the UN Resident Coordinator

Today the whole world commemorates 66 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What is the significance of this document? Mr Lamin Manneh: In 1948, in a world that was still coping with the tragic aftermath of World War 2 and the holocaust, when a wind of change was silently starting to blow in the old colonized world, our predecessors proved us that times of great sorrow and great fears can result in a new future and new hope for mankind.

Restoring mental health, dignity and building a productive population

As the genocide was brought to a stop, there was a need to restore mental health of individuals that had witnessed so much, in so short a time and with far reaching psychological effects. Both the perpetrators and the victims were affected.

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Internship: The stepping stone to your dream career

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Job adverts usually annoy university students or fresh graduates. Reason Because they ask for work experience which they usually don't have. Out of frustration, some students have joked that a university that offers ‘experience degrees' be set up to cater for the growing number of inexperienced graduates in Rwanda and...

Edinburgh's award coming to Rwanda

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I was very excited three weeks ago when I learnt that the Secretary General of the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award for Young People, John May and the Africa Regional Director, Edwin Kimani were coming to Rwanda to meet with the Minister for Education and the one for Youth and...

Eat like there is tomorrow after festive season

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Images of yummy food stuff and drinks conjure up people's appetite on all special occasions. Such piles of chips, pieces of fried chicken, sausages, deep fried fish and roasted beef scattered here and there on a dining table whet the appetite and compel people to eat from morning to evening.

Yes, out compete goats in eating ‘isombe'

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In the Rwandan culture, cassava leaves also, locally known as ‘isombe', is a sought-after dish, mostly mixed with meat bones and prepared along with Ubugari (cassava flour).