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Govt turns to Chinese to fast-track Nyabarongo II hydro-power project

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Government signing a memorandum of understanding with Sinohydro Corporation, a Chinese state-owned company, that aim at establishing a framework that will help fast-track the development of the 120MW Nyabarongo II power project.

Gakenke, Muhanga co-ops secure Rwf9.7m to improve coffee quality

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Two coffee co-operatives from Gakenke and Muhanga districts have received Rwf9.7 million funding for clean water supply and waste water treatment projects at their coffee washing stations.

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CAF impressed with Rwanda's CHAN preps

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Confederation of African Football (CAF) officials have expressed satisfaction with Rwanda’s preparations for the upcoming 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) that will be held from January 16-February 7.

Mutabazi set for pro trials with Japanese club

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Youngster Yves Mutabazi is set for a three-month professional trial period with Japanese volleyball league side Oita Miyoshi Weisse Adler.

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Kalisa's modelling dream takes shape

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Many young girls aspire to be fashion models when they grow up, and one of them is Winnie Kalisa; she is determined to make a difference in the fashion industry as she pursues her dream career in modelling.

Ivy Gowen brings tattoo craze to Kigali

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Her body is a moving tattoo display, literally. For Ivy Gowen, it is tattoos all the way; on her back, on her neck, arms, hands, thighs, legs …

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Female city cleaners; the unsung heroes

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Over the years, the City of Kigali has reveled in the enviable reputation of “clean city”; a tag that is hard to put on many developing countries.

Nkinzingabo is telling the Rwandan story through photography

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Jacques Nkinzingabo describes his style of photography as “creative, narrative, quirky, soulful, memorable and magical”. But that’s not all. His photography, in a broad aspect, focuses primarily on political, social and cultural issues, and their link to the radical transformations of the human condition in time and space.

Sexual abuse: When the protector turns into the perpetrator

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At the age of thirteen, Vivian K (not real names) was left at home alone as her aunt, who was her guardian ran some errands.

Forced marriages: The hidden problem thriving in our midst

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Recently, a 17-year-old pregnant girl walked to a police station to report that her ‘husband’ had chased her away from her marital home.

Accounting for natural resources, green economy key for Africa's devt

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African countries are at a critical juncture in their development trajectories. Confronted with internal challenges of poverty and unemployment, the resource basis of many productive sectors is facing threats of environmental degradation, including deforestation, soil erosion, desertification, and loss of biodiversity, depletion of fish stocks compounded byeffects of climate change.

The Rohingya: has the world learnt from Rwanda?

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Have you heard about the Rohingya people? They are a people found in the Myanmar (Burma) frontier with Bangladesh. Like other border communities the world over, they are found on both sides of the border.

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Editorial Cartoon

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Former South African President Thabo Mbeki will present upsetting statistics before the Pan-African Parliament in South Africa indicating that the continent currently loses US$50 billion annually through tax avoidance and fraud.

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BDO East Africa Rwanda

As the Rwanda business environment keeps on blossoming, with a number of informal entities that metamorphosing into SMEs or formal professionally managed corporations and multi-national bodies, the need for business management services has also kept on growing.

Tumba College of Technology takes on Community Service, national development aspirations

Creating practical and sustainable initiatives in addressing challenges that affect communities and contribute to national development occupies a high table position on the working agenda of the Government of Rwanda.

RSSB Celebrates 2015 Labour Day: Calls for professionalism

Friday 1st May, Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) joined other Rwandans and the rest of the world to celebrate the International Labour Day with a call on employees to give utmost commitment to their work for tangible results as that gives satisfaction to employers, employees and the customers, contributing to national development in this process.

World Press Freedom Day: Positive progress but not yet there!

As Rwanda joins the rest of the world to celebrate the World Press Freedom Day, the UN Resident Coordinator, Lamin Manneh, gives an insight into the state of press freedom and Rwanda and what more needs to be done for a vibrant media sector.

Exploring the ban on primary boarding section

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Three months at school, one at home, then three more months at school. And the cycle continues year-in-year-out. This is the routine of every boarding school learner. In short, these learners spend 9 out of the 12 months at school, and only 3 of the 12 with their parents and...

FROM THE EDITOR: Boarding school debate: PARENTS' support is crucial

Last week, government announced a directive banning boarding section for primary schools. Olivier Rwamukwaya, the Minister of State in Charge of Primary and Secondary Education, said the decision was taken to ensure that parents inculcate a culture of fostering their own children until they are old enough to be away...

The A-Z of dealing with burns, scalds

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About two years ago Adelene Kwizera’s baby was badly scalded on the left arm after she accidentally hit a sauce pan containing boiling water. Her daughter’s dark scar is still visible today.

What causes body odour?

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It is common to interact with people whose body odour is not the best. A bad odour kills someone’s (the victim) confidence but also turns off most people. But what exactly causes someone to have that unpleasant odour?