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    Kagame addresses 10th Annual Broadband Commission Meeting

    President Paul Kagame on Sunday addressed the 10th Meeting of the United Nations Broadband Commission in New York.

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    Standing together key to Agaciro – Kagame

    President Paul Kagame has urged Rwandans to continue working together to solve common challenges while holding one another accountable. The President was speaking in Atlanta, US, where he addressed a gathering of more than 2,000...

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    Who will be the next Senate president?

    Former Senate president Dr Jean-Damascène Ntawukuliryayo resigned last week, leaving the institution’s top seat vacant. The Upper House is currently headed by Senator Bernard Makuza, who will serve in interim capacity for not more than...

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    Time for local SMEs to invest in value addition, says ITC boss

    Last week, the Rwanda Development Board co-hosted the World Export Development Forum with the International Trade Centre (ITC). The event which brought together about 800 delegates from 73 countries was held under the theme “SMEs:...

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    Former female rebel recounts horrid life under FDLR

    Francoise Maniraguha’s family fled to the DR Congo during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi where like many other Rwandans, they settled as refugees. The then four-year old grew up in a family that went...

IGP Gasana tips traffic officers on road safety

The Inspector General of Police, Emmanuel K. Gasana, met over 400 officers attached to the department of Traffic and Road Safety yesterday and urged them to be result-focused and provide quality services to improve road safety.

RCA rewards Kigali’s top performing coops


Six co-operatives operating in the City of Kigali have been rewarded by the Rwanda Co-operative Agency (RCA) for their impressive performance in the last financial year. They include three Saccos and three non-financial co-operatives, and received a certificate and Rwf100,000 each.

Outstanding local entrepreneur to bag Rwf14 million at awards gala


Local entrepreneurs who advance the country’s development agenda through job-creation and innovation stand to win $20,000 (about Rwf14.1 million) at this year’s Outstanding Rwandan Entrepreneur Award.


False start for Rwanda in Fiba/ZoneV tourney


Yesterday Rwanda 63-79 Egypt Rwanda men's basketball team kicked off their 2014 Fiba/Zone V Championship campaign on a bad note after losing 63-79 to Egypt in the first game yesterday at the Lugogo Arena in Kampala.

Amavubi legend Gatete starts coaching career


Former Amavubi forward Jimmy Gatete has started his coaching career in Koblenz, Germany where he is set to take part in a three-week training session, which begins today. The course is equivalent to a German Football Federation (DFB) ‘C’ Coaching License and UEFA B Level.


Artistes spice up Rwanda Day


It was a day of celebration and happiness but it would not be complete without music and dancing. As Rwandans and friends of Rwanda convened in Atlanta, USA, for the annual Rwanda Day graced by President Paul Kagame, several artistes had the opportunity to entertain the crowd.

Rwandan filmmakers challenged to form associations


THE MINISTER for Sports and Culture Joseph Habineza has called upon those in the film industry to form associations that would deal directly with his ministry, so as to promote the film industry in the country.

Ingabire extends a hand of hope to Nyakinama’s vulnerable women


Harriet Ingabire grew up with a fair idea what she wanted to do when she grew up: to help the disadvantaged, and to do something “challenging”. “When I was a child I always wanted to help, but I didn’t know how to do it,” she starts. “All I knew is...

Widow with passion for education of slum kids


The children she teaches call her teacher while the community where she stays knows her as Mama Kelly. However, her real name is Epaphrodite Uwingabiye. For her, the year 2010 remains the darkest period in her life. This is the year the cruel hand of death robbed her of her...

Women entrepreneurs seal deals worth Rwf3.7bn


Women vendors signed business deals worth $5.5 million (about Rwf3.7 billion) during the just concluded World Export Development Forum (WEDF) in Kigali.

Is the sports revolution eating its female children?


WHEN the women’s national basketball team received an invitation to participate in the annual FIBA Zone Five Championships in Uganda, the female youngsters got to work but their efforts and hopes of clinching the title were thwarted when they received news that they won’t be able to participate in the...

Will Inter-Religious Council bring Peace to East Africans?


Sometime in November of last year the Department of Peace and Security of the East African Community invited to Bujumbura various actors to deliberate on the threats to peace and security in the region. To ensure a representation of ‘diverse voices’ those invited included politicians, civil society and religious organisations,...

EDITORIAL: Let’s recognise the youth making a difference in society

Young entrepreneurs who advance the country’s development agenda through job-creation and innovation stand a chance to win $20,000 (about Rwf14.1 million) at this year’s Outstanding Rwandan Entrepreneur Award slated for November.


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The Ministry of Internal Security has threatened to sanction places of worship that disturb public peace with noise from their loud speakers.


“Science, technology and innovation, and the potential of culture, for promoting sustainable development and achieving the MDGs” - Social Good Summit Event in Rwanda

The Social Good Summit, a unique two-day conference held annually during the United Nations General Assembly Week to open the dialogues taking place around the UN General Assembly to citizens worldwide, will once again take place on 21-22 September 2014

The International Day of Peace: “Right of Peoples to Peace”

Rwanda joined the world in celebrating the International Peace Day on 21st September. Each year, on this day, the United Nations calls for a global ceasefire. Armed conflict causes untold grief to families, communities and entire countries.

The International Day of Democracy: Engaging Young People on Democracy

On September 15th 2014, Rwanda, will be observing the International Day of Democracy. Every year, Rwanda joins the world to observe this important Day.


Ikigo cy'Imisoro n'Amahoro (RRA) kirasaba abasora bari ku rutonde rukurikira babereyemo Leta imyenda y'imisoro, kuba bishyuye iyo myenda mu gihe kitarenze iminsi irindwi (7) uhereye umunsi iri tangazo ryasohokeyeho.

More university students to gain from revised loan scheme


Although resolute efforts by the government mainly aim at skills development and education for all, needy students seeking for sponsorship through bursaries and loans will have to apply through a timely competitive selection process following new guidelines from the Ministry of Education.

Expert Voice: Helping your child to become confident

Confidence is a strong feeling which, if one possesses, can be able to execute a given task successfully. It’s an incredibly inspiring source of knowledge, strength and achievement.

When you need to balance salt intake to save your heart


A recent publication in the Sunday Times revealed how lifestyle diseases are pushing Rwandans into exercise. Coupled with statistics from 2008, lifestyle diseases mainly non-communicable diseases are blamed for 29 per cent of all deaths in the country.

Risk of diabetes type 2 higher when your lifestyle is wanting

Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are persistently above normal. People with diabetes usually have problems to convert food nutrients into energy for whole body use.