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MFIs tipped on consumer protection

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The majority of microfinance institutions customers do not know their rights, a situation that exposes them to risks and also affects efforts geared at deepening financial inclusion, experts from micro-finance institutions have said.

Rwanda’s Nootri products acquire quality certification mark

Africa Improved Foods’ Nootri brand has been awarded the Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) S-Mark for quality, the firm has said in a statement. Prosper Ndayiragije, Africa Improved Foods Rwanda country manager, said the certification was a “timely and welcome” development for the $60 million plant which is keen to expand...

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Europa League: Grief-torn United call nerve for final test

STOCKHOLM - Manchester United will attempt to put aside their grief on Wednesday in a Europa League final against Ajax scarred by the deadly terror attack in their home city.

Nyirarukundo on why Rwanda has lagged behind in athletics

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On Sunday, Rwanda’s highly rated track race and long distance runner Salome Nyirarukundo won a gold medal in the women half marathon to end a decade-long jinx in the Kigali International Peace Marathon.

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Rwanda Movie Awards set for June

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The sixth edition of the Rwanda Movie Awards is set for June 26 at the Kigali Convention Centre. Organisers made the announcement during a press conference over the weekend.

Pastor Wilson Bugembe to grace gospel conference in Kigali

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Renowned Ugandan pastor and musician, Wilson Bugembe, will grace a week-long gospel conference in Kigali this week. The Biribabitya singer will arrive in Kigali on Wednesday May 24 as a guest preacher.

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The good in Kigali's traffic jams

The days when the words “traffic jam” and “Kigali” could not feature in the same sentence are slowly but surely ebbing away, past us. As things are at the moment, the two are getting ever cozier, ever closer together.

It is time to admit that there is a problem

Mother’s Day festivities found me in a rather somber mood. I couldn’t stop thinking of South Africa’s Karabo Mokoena, who at the age of twenty-two was gruesomely murdered by her boyfriend.

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[VIDEO]: What we need to address the plight of midwives

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Stories about midwives usually invoke bad memories for many that have been in the labour ward. But there is also another side of midwives that we rarely get to know. It is a story that brings a smile on expecting mothers. Take for example, the story of Ruth, a mother...

Ms Geek Africa winner on her project and future plans

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This year, Girls in ICT Rwanda in partnership with Smart Africa secretariat expanded the competition to all its member states to crown the first ever Ms. Geek Africa.

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Tribute to the heroines of these highlands

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I remember a fellow columnist musing in these pages that if she were not married, she would consider marrying Rwanda. Well, ma’am, I have good news for you. Even in your happy matrimonial state, you’d not raise your loving husband’s hackles, marrying Rwanda. Because I think he wouldn’t hate a...

Forensic Laboratory: What does this mean for Rwanda?

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The enactment of Law No. 41/2016 establishing the Rwanda Forensic Laboratory is an extremely exciting milestone for Rwandans because it translates into speedy reception of analysis results. It also means that private individuals will be able to access some services like paternity tests upon request.

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The youth have been urged to use education as a weapon to destroy ignorance among themselves

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‘Nkuwikorera’ Enhancing Service Delivery to Fast-track national transformation

The service sector currently contributes 48% to national development which compares significantly against other sectors.The Second Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS 2) has set citizens satisfaction towards quality of services rendered to them at 85 % by 2018.However, the service delivery still lags behind all government indicators according to the Rwanda Governance Scoreboard 2016, scoring 72.93%.

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Martyrs SS commemorate Genocide

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Martyrs Secondary School community last Saturday held activities to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. At the event, students were urged to shun evils of hatred and genocide ideology that characterised the pre-1994 education sector.

Use high-order thinking questions to promote learning in higher institutions

Using questions to teach is an age-old practice and has been a cornerstone of education for centuries. The concern, however, is on whether today’s teacher use the questions tactfully to realize their instructional goals.

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NCDs: Answer lies in early screening, prevention

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Last week, a Health Week was launched in Gahengeri Sector, Rwamagana District, with the aim of looking at different ways to help the community access healthcare services better.

Overcoming sudden drop in blood pressure on standing up

Also known as orthostatic hypotension or postural hypotension medically (hypotension means low blood pressure), it is a sudden drop in blood pressure that happens when a person stands up. This drop in blood pressure can make you feel dizzy or lightheaded.