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Danish fish feed production plant to open shop in Rwanda

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Danish company Aller Aqua, a global fish feed producer with more than 50 years of experience, is set to open shop in Rwanda. Speaking to The New Times on Wednesday, Dr. Tom Abeles, a consultant working with the company said the move is aimed at supporting Rwanda to realize the...

Attack on Yahoo hit 500 million users

Yahoo says hackers stole information from about 500 million users in 2014 in what appears to be the largest publicly disclosed cyber-breach in history.

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Local duo bows out of Rwanda Tennis Open

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Rwanda’s Ernest Habiyambere (seed one) and Olivier Havugimana (seed two) were bundled out of the ongoing Rwanda Tennis Open quarter-finals on Friday, a Kenyan, Ugandan and Congolese to fight for US$1000 prize money.

Bike Aid speaks out on cyclist Hadi’s retirement

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Germany-based UCI Continental team Stradalli-Bike Aid has said it respects the decision by Rwanda’s professional cyclist Janvier Hadi to quit the team and retire from the sport . Hadi on Tuesday said he was quitting the sport at the age of just 25

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Artistes to fight malnutrition through music

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Rwandan celebrities are in the final stages of releasing a new song to raise awareness about good nutrition. The song features popular artistes Tom Close, Knowless Butera, Aline Gahongayire as well as the reigning Miss Rwanda Jolly Mutesi.

Nigerian singer Keziah to perform in Kigali on Sunday

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Nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist Jones Keziah is today expected in the country ahead of his show scheduled on Sunday. Keziah will perform at Ubumwe Grande Hotel rooftop in Kigali.

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Remittances: The glue that binds Rwandan Diaspora and their roots

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After her siblings left the country to seek greener pastures abroad, Tracy dreamed of a day when she too would finish her A-level studies and travel overseas for further studies.

I want to help my community through art - Niyonsenga

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Pacifique Niyonsenga spent much of his childhood living in poverty on the streets of Rwanda.Thanks to the generosity of a Canadian man named Bruno, Pacifique was able to get an education and find work as an artist. Now he helps other kids living on the streets by introducing them to...

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[VIDEO]: Aspire Rwanda gives vulnerable girls wings to fly

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Last week,over 50 girls graduated from Aspire Rwanda. These are girls who dropped out of school due to financial constraints and unwanted pregnancies, among other causes.

Meet Uwase, the young woman making spaghetti from Rwanda's tasty sweet potatoes

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Larissa Uwase is a co-founder of Carl Group, an agricultural-based organisation that aims at adding value to different agricultural products. The firm hopes to produce and introduce many nutritious products made from local crops on the market in a bid to improve the health of Rwandans.

Do away with homework and don’t be too religious with the children

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I am deluded enough to think myself adept at parenthood. Yet I often fail, and am not alone. Parents everywhere strive to ensure that their kids excel, in the hope they will turn out to be responsible and successful people in their adulthood.

How to reduce accident rates and associated costs in public transport

Public transport business sparks an economic chain reaction that generates business activity, creates jobs, boosts property values and tax earnings, maximises transportation spending, and gets more people to work. At a time when competition for resources is fierce, capital funding for public transportation becomes an investment.

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Police in the City of Kigali have foiled a scam involving a ring that attempted to defraud a local businessman of millions of money in the name of helping him win tenders.

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Nyamagabe District: Committed to accelerating social-economic development

Situated in the south-west, Nyamagabe is one of the 8 districts that comprise the Southern Province. It is surrounded by the districts of Karongi and Ruhango in the North, Nyanza and Huye on the East, Nyaruguru in the South, Rusinzi and Nyamasheke on the West.

SORAS is a reliable insurer - Abiyingoma

Abiyingoma Aimable speaks with an aura of joy and satisfaction. A joy derived from the recent total repair of his vehicle and put back to the road after an accident.

African leaders insist universal jurisdiction should not be abused in any way

The purpose of Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) is to assist the African Union and all its institutions, in effectively addressing the seemingly intractable security challenges, confronting the continent.

For a healthy, wealthy, productive population

From the medical insurance scheme, strengthening of health centers, building capacities of medical professionals, empowering community health workers, among other initiatives, the Ministry of health has continued to characterize the epitome of liberation of the people of Rwanda.

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Why university freshers should not miss orientation

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A week ago most universities in Rwanda opened doors to new students for the first academic year. For the first one or two weeks, the culture has been that these higher institutions of learning orient freshers about university life before normal classes kickoff.The practice is also believed to help naive...

Meet 60-year-old Batamuliza, a passionate teacher and farmer

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To many people Jennifer Batamuliza Kyakwita is just a teacher but to young people, she is a counselor, a mother and a mentor. At 60, Batamuliza continues to be instrumental in various school activities such as debates. Her reason is simple; the best way to give young people proper education...

Medics in bid to end childhood cancer

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Rwandan children as well as parents have been urged to take preventive measures against childhood cancer. This was said, yesterday, as Rwanda marked Childhood Cancers Day with a special emphasis on raising awareness about the disease.

Sickle cell anaemia, the deadly blood disorder

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Although there are many warning signs for inherited blood disorders, sickle cell anemia is one of those that show up unexpectedly. Sickle cell disease can cause a wide range of symptoms.