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Ecobank to close five branches in favour of digital banking

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Ecobank Rwanda will invest more funds in agency and e-banking as the lender seeks to increase uptake of its digital products and bring on board the unbanked population across the country, an official has said. This comes ahead of planned closure of five of the bank’s branches across the country...

Major public transporter expands into real estate devt, microfinance after rebranding

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The woes that have for long plagued the public transport sector could soon be history following the restructuring and rebranding of one of the key public transport providers in the country.

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Nzamwita, Rwemarika in two-horse race for FERWAFA presidency

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THE battle for Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) presidency will be a two-horse race between incumbent president Vincent ‘de Gaulle’ Nzamwita and the head of the women football in Rwanda, Felicite Rwemalika.

Police, Rayon to clash on Thursday

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The AZAM Rwanda Premier League match between Police and Rayon Sports will be played on December 17 at Kicukiro Stadium. Initially, the game was supposed to be played on November 15, but was called off after the death of Rayon Sports assistant coach Hamad ‘Katauti’ Ndikumana. Another game between SC...

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Muthoni sets sights on Miss Africa title

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Miss Rwanda 2015 third runner-up, Fiona Muthoni Naringwa is eyeing the prestigious Miss Africa title. The 20-year-old travelled to Nigeria on Wednesday to take part in the 2017 Miss Africa pageant in Obudu, Cross River State.

Green Hills band lights up Kigali with Christmas carols

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PEOPLE on the streets of Kigali were treated to an early Christmas by Green Hills Academy band. The band, which is comprised of students, staged a live performance in the parking lot of Chic Complex on Monday.

Umuhoza on the inspiration behind her award winning medical research

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24-year-old Alice Umuhoza, a medical student at University of Rwanda (UR), was awarded for her study on 'clinical care perspectives and knowledge on women cancers burden at the grassroots generation of health practitioners: The hindered killers in women are less focused.'

Entertainment reporter, Axelle Umutesi on her love for her job

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Axelle Umutesi, is a radio presenter with Royal FM, a television host of K250 at Rwanda Television network and an events MC. She also loves travelling. Born and raised here in Rwanda, she attended her primary level and part of secondary in Rwanda before she moved to Uganda to continue...

Pregnancy: When is it safe to travel a long distance?

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Karen Barasa is an expatriate working and living in Kigali. She was looking forward to spend the festive season back home in Kenya, but when she visited her gynecologist, she was advised against taking a long trip because it would put her pregnancy at risk.

My daughter has a bad temper

In everybody’s growth cycle, it’s common that a period between 11 to 20 years of age is without a doubt one of the most chaotic periods of our human existence. During this time, our bodies and minds go through many complex changes.

Green growth in Rwanda is an imperative not a luxury

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The world is confronted with pressing economic and environmental challenges and consequently both national and international efforts to promote green growth as an imperative have been intensifying in recent years.

Keynote speech by former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa at the RPF-Inkotanyi 30th Anniversary International Conference on Africa’s Liberation and Transformation

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I feel greatly honoured to have been invited to this conference and to have been asked to be Guest Speaker. I know there are worthier retirees regionally and continentally who would have been more deserving. So I thank you profoundly for your consideration.

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Editorial Cartoon

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The Minister for Justice, Johnson Busingye has said that government will do whatever it can to uproot drug abuse in the country as part of its mandate to safeguard human rights for the people of Rwanda.

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Early screening, improved lifestyles and awareness campaigns stemming diabetes from among Rwandans

Diogene Abarihamwe,56, heard about the diabetes campaign which was being launched near his village area, as Rwanda was marking International Diabetes Day, at Cyabingo Health Center, in Gakenke District.

Building Learning Foundations Program – Tender and Procurement Process

The Building Learning Foundations Programme (BLF) is funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development. The BLF, which will run up to March 2021, aims to improve the quality of teaching and leadership in all of Rwanda’s government primary schools.

Grand Legacy Hotel cheers patrons at Christmas Tree Lighting cocktail party

For the third time, Grand Legacy Hotel held a jovial Christmas tree lighting cocktail party for guests and associates as a way of reckoning the good partnership throughout the year which led to the successful service delivery to their clients

Building Learning Foundations Program – Tender and Procurement Process

The Building Learning Foundations Programme (BLF) is funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development. The BLF, which will run up to March 2021, aims to improve the quality of teaching and leadership in all of Rwanda’s government primary schools. The BLF is being implemented across all thirty Districts and will benefit 2,494 schools and 24,940 English and Mathematics teachers. The Programme is being managed by a consortium of three internationally recognised leaders in the education sector, i.e. the Education Development Trust, the British Council and VSO.

How newspapers can play key role in education

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Media plays a vital role when it comes to informing the public on what’s happening around the world, which is as well helpful to students who need to be updated on the current issues surrounding them.

What makes Rwanda’s development journey enviable

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Most people worldwide back in the day knew Rwanda as the country that experienced the terrible 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. But today, they not only know it as an African country that has not only recovered from its scars caused by the Genocide, but also one that has made...

Children share research findings on literacy programme

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In a conference room, last week children won the admiration of hundreds of people while presenting a report on findings of a research they did about the impact of the Literacy Boost, a programme being implemented by Save the Children Rwanda in Gicumbi district.

The moral lesson

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Have you ever asked yourself the value attached to the stories that you read everyday, or the books you have read and what you remember about them as the moral lesson. Here are some of the common stories me and some of my colleagues we have read and what we...