Why athlete Simukeka won't be on plane to Rio

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Less than a week from today, the 2016 Rio Olympic Games will begin in Brazil; however a number of athletes across the world will miss the games due to a number of reasons. The Rio Olympics are scheduled for August 5-12 Brazil.

Kenya overtakes South Africa as biggest investor in other African countries

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Nairobi -- Kenya overtook South Africa to become the biggest investor in other African countries in terms of the number of projects in 2015. Kenya invested in 36 projects last year in other parts of the continent against South Africa’s 33, a new study by financial consulting firm Ernst &...

Bourse weekly turnover drops by over 2%

There was a drop in both value and volumes traded at the bourse this week compared to last week, the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) daily report for Friday indicates.

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Rwanda bow out of hoops tourney as Tunisia progress

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Rwanda yesterday lost to Tunisia in the quarter-finals of the 2016 FIBA Africa U-18 Men’s Championships at Kigali’s Amahoro indoor stadium.

Why athlete Simukeka won't be on plane to Rio

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Less than a week from today, the 2016 Rio Olympic Games will begin in Brazil; however a number of athletes across the world will miss the games due to a number of reasons. The Rio Olympics are scheduled for August 5-12 Brazil.

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FESPAD cultural festival is back

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THE Pan African Dance Festival (FESPAD), a biennial cultural event that has been taking place in the country for more than a decade is back. The festival will run from August 1-5. Unlike previous editions, this year’s festival will be a local affair

It was a Chinese night at Rwanda Film Festival

AFTER its official opening at the Radisson Blu Hotel, last Saturday, the 12th edition of the Rwanda Film Festival returned with yet a new twist. It was celebrated in Chinese style during an evening event dubbed, the “Chinese Focus Day film show” at the Chinese embassy

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Maisha Lab hones skills of local film makers

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15 young Rwandan filmmakers are being trained in screenwriting at the 6th Maisha Screenwriting lab organised by Rwanda Arts Initiative in collaboration with Maisha Film Lab, a non-profit initiative for East African filmmakers.

WORD HAS IT...

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Is WizKid coming to Rwanda? Washington is just a friend - Allioni; Katauti is tired of marriage woe rumours; Is romance brewing between Sharifa and Olvis?; Priscillah is homesick

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Tubarerere Mu Muryango: Giving orphans a place to call home

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IN 2012, the government launched Tubarerere mu Muryango (TMM) campaign to fast track implementation of the strategy for National Child Care Reform.

Traditional music is the pride of Rwanda's culture - Nzayisenga

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38-year-old Sophie Nzayisenga has been playing the inanga musical instrument almost all her life, something she’s done out of a strong passion for her culture. The mother of four has travelled within and beyond to give the world a glimpse of what Rwanda’s culture is all about. She spoke to...

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People do not eat GDP

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Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 3.3 per cent annually between 2010 and 2015. The East African Community (EAC) economies did a bit better with an average of 6 per cent GDP growth rate since 2011. But to whose good has this growth been?

[EDITORIAL] Adopting renewable energy is the perfect solution

Experts meeting in Kigali this week resolved to restore Africa’s forest cover by at least 350,000 hectares as part of the Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR)

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Over 8,500 students are today expected to graduate during the University of Rwanda (UR)’s third graduation ceremony.

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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.

Investing in teenage girls is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing

Every teenage girl has the right to a safe and successful transition into adulthood and the right to embrace the opportunities that the future holds for her. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is committed to promoting and protecting these rights and to supporting teenage girls to determine their own destinies.

Supporting market-oriented farming, improving farmers' incomes and welfare

Agriculture is current the second largest contributor to the Rwandan economy with share of 33% and growth of 5.8 % over last several years.

Robotics solutions Ltd. celebrates 11 years of operation in Rwanda

As the Robotics Solutions Ltd. celebrates its eleven years of operation in Rwanda, Kamal K. Dhawal, the Managing Director of Robotics Solutions urges company staff to remain confident.

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Book Review: 'The Rwanda Crisis - History of a Genocide, 1959-1994'

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On July 19, 1994, a new government led by the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) was sworn in Kigali. This turn of events was preceded by the Genocide that left close to a million Tutsi dead.

Parents: Who are the best tutors?

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Twenty-eight-year-old Anne Mbabazi is a parent residing in Kimironko, Kigali. Her five-year-old daughter is in top class at a nearby school and only reunites with her mother later in the evening.

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HIV/AIDS: How to break the bad news

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There are two answers to expect when you take an HIV test -- negative or positive. The biggest challenge, however, is how to receive the bad news. That is what healthcare providers are supposed to help patients with.

Dealing with bedwetting in adults

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Bed-wetting, also known as sleep enuresis, is a fairly common condition in young children and is seen as a sign of an immature, developing bladder. However, when adults wet the bed it is not only a devastatingly embarrassing condition but also often an indication of an underlying illness or a...

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