Rwanda, India tours and travel bodies sign co-operation deal

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The number of Indian tourists visiting the country could soon increase following the signing of a co-operation deal between the Rwanda Tour and Travel Association (RTTA) and Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) to market the country in the Asian nation.

Bralirwa, Crystal Telecom counters make gains

Bralirwa and the Crystal Telecom counters were the only gainers during Thursday trading session, with Bralirwa increasing by Rwf26 to close at Rwf325, the Rwanda Stock Exchange daily market report indicates.

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Bukera leads after day one at Mt Gorilla rally

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Burundian rally ace Valery Bukera posted 10:04 in yesterday’s Mt Gorilla rally super stage that was held in Nyamata to take a much deserved lead into today’s eight-stage event in Rugende.

Patriots upbeat ahead of playoffs

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Play-off games debutants, Patriots Basketball Club, will lock horns with title holders Espoir BBC when both giants square-off today in Game One of the best-of-five finals at Amahoro stadium at 5pm.

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VIDEOS: When Diasporans return home, Butare captures moment in video

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Cynthia Butare is a 27-year-old Rwandan filmmaker. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, she has been living in Rwanda for the last seven months. Her documentary film, Ishimwa: From Bloodshed To Grace, was screened as part of the just concluded Rwanda Film Festival.

Rwanda has potential to attract global film industry, says English movie director

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English movie director, producer and screenwriter Michael Radford is best known for his role in the 1994 film, II Postino, for which he got an Academy Award nomination for Best Director.

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DEBATE: Is social media stifling debate about public affairs?

It stiffles intellectual debate I think we can all agree that the internet, particularly social media has been instrumental to activists, event organisers, and social media campaigns such as Arab Spring, Ice Bucket Challenge, hashtags such as #SomeonetellCNN, #AfricaIsNotaCountry and the pan-continental satire #IfAfricaWasABar among others.

The nightmare of dealing with the unknown love child

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A few years into her marriage, Florence Numukobwa woke up one day to respond to a knock on the door and her life has never been the same. At the entrance was a woman who claimed that Numukobwa’s husband was the father of her son and all she needed was...

Building a fashion brand is better than making quick money - Umutoniwase

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Joselyn Umutoniwase quit film editing and directing to start her own fashion house; Rwanda Clothing. She holds a degree in IT and employs her three sisters. She talked to The New Times’ Donah Mbabazi on what it’s like to build a brand.

Plus size women can pull off any trend

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Is being a plus size lady, a good excuse to wear oversize clothes? Fashion designers and modern stylists say not all. Instead, fashion enthusiasts discourage plus size women from wearing baggy clothes pointing out that these clothes only worsen the situation by making them come out as more oversize than...

Obama's Africa legacy embodies the duality of his heritage

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President Barack Obama received a warm “homecoming” welcome last weekend, not only in Kenya, but in Ethiopia and wider the region as well.

EDITORIAL: Religious tolerance should apply to all

A recent article in this newspaper broached the subject of religious beliefs coming into direct conflict with administrative regulations.

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The annual Mt Gorilla rally championship kicked off in Nyamata yesterday.

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Newfangled 4G Square to improve uptake of 4G LTE Internet services

A new and state-of-the-art one stop center, “4G Square” has been opened in Rwanda. The center being first of its kind in the country is expected to the boost uptake of the fourth generation Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) Internet services.

MINAGRI: Fertilizer application improves production per unit area, livelihoods

The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry (MINAGRI) is focusing on increasing the adoption of improved farm inputs. This is built on the belief that the current fertilizer consumption is still below levels and therefore limit profitability of farming.

Newfangled 4G Square to improve uptake of 4G LTE Internet services

A new and state-of-the-art one stop center, “4G Square” has been opened in Rwanda. The center being first of its kind in the country is expected to the boost uptake of the fourth generation Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) Internet services.

University of Rwanda: College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Academic Year 2014-2015

The College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine(CAVM) is one of the 6 colleges of the University of Rwanda (UR) created in 2013 by the law n° 38 of 23/09/2013.

Akilah Institute for Women changes into private college

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The Akilah Institute for Women (Akilah), situated in Kibagabaga-Kigali, started in 2010 as a non-profit organisation offering a market relevant diploma course in Hospitality Management.

When graduation evokes joy and tears

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This week, University of Rwanda will graduate over 8,000 students and since Monday when the week-long ceremonies began, Kigali pubs, restaurants and hotels have been a beehive of parties. It has been a time for families to reunite and celebrate their children’s achievement after a long and thorny journey. But...

Head and Neck Cancer Day: Why you need early screening

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Today as Rwanda joins the rest of the world to mark the International Head and Neck Cancer Day, medics are still grappling with a bulk of stumbling blocks to provide a single cure for the disease. For that matter, growing fear among patients and caretakers has yielded several myths about...

You can gain weight with a healthy diet

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Certain circumstances make people lose weight, it could be for medical reasons for example after losing weight to sickness or one can look for weight increase for purposes of competing favourably in physical sport.