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Manufacturers to donate 100 cows to Girinka programme

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Local manufacturers have pledged donate over 100 dairy cows to the Girinka programme. Industrialists, under the Rwanda Association of Manufacturers will distribute the cows to poor families at the end of the month, Robert Bayigamba, the association chairman, said.

Continental development banks seek ways to tackle bad loans

Non-performing loans (NPLs) continue to bedevil development banks in Africa. The situation has forced financial experts on the continent to join hands and find ways of addressing the issue.

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Premier League transfer spending at record high

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LONDON - The summer transfer window was the richest in Premier League history as total spending for the calendar year reached £1bn for the first time.

Haruna fired up ahead of Ghana AFCON clash

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Amavubi captain Haruna Niyonzima is confident the team has what it takes to overcome Ghana when the two sides lock horns in a highly anticipated 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Group H qualifier this Saturday at Amahoro Stadium in Kigali.

Fashion show attracts cream of designers

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The annual Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show is back. This year’s event is a must attend for fashion lovers looking to stock their wardrobes with the latest trendy outfits. The show will feature the finest creations from local and international fashion designers.

Miss Earth 2015 finale set for Sept 12

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Contestants in the inaugural Miss Earth Rwanda are set to face off on September 12 at the Kigali Serena Hotel. The winner will represent the country at the world grand finale in Vienna, Austria.

Shyaka defies challenges to chase his dreams

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Emmanuel Shyaka is a true definition of the popular saying that ‘Disability is not inability’. Although he lost his father at a very young age and later suffered another setback when he became deaf, that didn’t put him down and he is now aspiring to be the Vice Chairperson for...

Cultural operators tipped on financial sustainability

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What comes to mind whenever a big music or arts festival comes to Kigali? Well, to festival-goers, it is the sheer prospect of a day, or weekend of good, clean fun provided either free or at a small fee.

HeForShe Campaign: How men are engaging in the journey towards gender equality

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When world leaders converged for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland earlier this year, an idea to engage key decision makers of governments, corporations, and universities around the world to drive change from the top was tabled.

I attribute my good health to my active life – Mukakimenyi

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Espérance Mukakimenyi, 55, is a woman for all seasons; she is a mother, a wife and a coach of three different sports disciplines; football, volleyball and rugby.

Water crisis: WASAC should communicate better

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Last week, while walking past the work canteen, I was called over by a small group of people and then, not surprisingly anymore, promptly blamed for getting the ball rolling on the car-free zone concept.

Amavubi have quality to beat Ghana

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In the past week, I have spoken to several football followers in and out of the country and everyone has told me that there is no way Rwanda will defeat Ghana on Saturday when the two sides meet in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier at Amahoro Stadium.

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Editorial Cartoon

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Insurance companies and financial institutions continue to shun the agriculture sector despite the fact that the sector employs about 76 per cent of Rwandans, making it one of the top drivers of economic growth.

Bralirwa re-introduces Heineken Cities Limited Edition bottle - Cities 2.0

Bralirwa is excited to inform the general public the Heineken Cities bottles are back. The Cities bottles were first introduced in the Rwandan market in September 2014 as part of the Heineken Cities campaign that run for 2 months, culminating in two lucky Heineken consumers winning a VIP trip to Dubai in March the following year.

MININFRA: Ministry scores high, targets more intensification of services

The 2014/15 key achievements of the Ministry of Infrastructure are reflected in the four sectors of: Transport, Energy, Water & Sanitation and Urbanization & Human Settlement.

BDO East Africa Rwanda: BDO refines Business Process Outsourcing, SME’s financial management to be leveraged

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is the contracting of a specific business task, such as payroll, to a third-party service provider. Usually, BPO is implemented as a cost-saving measure for some critical services without fulltime need depending on the size of the business and can also be consumed by big companies in specific areas of business and financial management.

East African Tea Investments: Employment Opportunity (Tea Maker and Plant Technician)

A tea company operating in Rwanda with a small core team, is seeking to recruit Two (2) Tea Makers and one (1) Factory Chief Maintenance officer for immediate placement to facilitate oversight of and improvements in its factory operational activities.

How safe is your child at school?

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Last week Jean Baptiste Gasoma, a teacher of chemistry at College St Andre in Nyamirambo, started his day normally. As a routine he proceeded to the laboratory to prepare for the day’s lesson just before the morning assembly.

How to balance sports and academics

Striking the right balance between academics and extra-curricular activities can be a thorn in the flesh. On one hand, you’ve got your parents and teachers expecting you to excel in academics; and on the other hand, you’ve got your coaches encouraging you to rise above the ordinary.

A day in the surgery room

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I have covered health for a couple years. I have written about almost every major existing health condition, interviewed nutritionists about food and diet, interacted with patients, their caretakers, doctors, and top health officials (including ministers) in different fora.

SFH Rwanda moving towards popularising breastfeeding

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This month, Rwanda joined the rest of the world to celebrate the World Breastfeeding Week (WBW). Premised on the argument that breast milk is an ideal and balanced food for babies, the WBW campaign seeks to increase public awareness on the importance of appropriate feeding practices.