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Call for innovation as continental aviation summit opens in Kigali

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The 5th Africa Aviation stakeholder’s convention has kicked off in Kigali with a call on the airline industry to embrace efficiency and innovation to boost connectivity on continent

Japanese investors jet in ahead of WEF to explore business opportunities

More than 20 Japanese investors and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) representatives are expected to jet into the country today to explore investments opportunities and strategic partnerships ahead of the World Economic forum Africa (WEF) summit in Kigali next week.

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Rwf70 million earmarked for Rwanda Cycling Cup

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The second edition of the annual Rwanda Cycling Cup will cost an estimated Rwf70 million, the organisers, Rwanda Cycling Federation, have revealed. The federation president, Aimable Bayingana made the announcement during a press conference held at Classic Hotel in Kicukiro on Thursday.

Police coach bows out of title race

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Ahead of Saturday’s tie against Gicumbi FC, Police coach Andre Casa Mbungo has admitted that his team is out of the race for the league title.

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Local gospel group eye top prize in Groove Awards 2015

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Following their nomination for one of the most prestigious music awards in the region, Groove Awards, Alarm Ministries are optimistic to emerge among the winners.

Genocide survivor uses music to promote peace

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When the Genocide against the Tutsi broke out in 1994, Jean Claude Yvan Akirimari, alias Engineer Kibuza, was only four years old. They had been living peacefully in Kigali but on the fateful day the Genocide started, they had to flee.

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Are you hooked? How social media is affecting our lives

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When television personality Ken Eugene Anangwe started reading news at Contact FM in 2008, he knew that he was making a difference and playing his part in contributing to the collection and dissemination of news.

21 QUESTIONS: I’m not as talkative as I am on TV or radio...

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Her voice is popular on morning radio shows; her face has been spotted many times on stage and even in night clubs. She is a deejay, emcee, dancer, actress, radio presenter and so much more.

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Crimes of passion: When women are on the wrong side of the law

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According to a story published on Monday in Uganda’s Daily Monitor, residents of Kitezi, a Wakiso suburb, woke up to the shock of their lives after a woman set her matrimonial home aflame, killing two of her children.

Being an orphan pushed me to dream big - Ms. Geek 2016

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Ivomerere, a unique automated irrigation system, saw 22-year-old Rosine Mwiseneza win the top honour and take home a Rwf2 million cheque, a laptop, a Samsung phone and an IPad Air in prizes at the recently concluded Ms. Geek 2016 competition.

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WEF Africa 2016: What is in it for Rwanda and Africa?

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The month of May 2016 opens on a high note for Rwanda. The country is hosting the African chapter of the World Economic Forum, dubbed WEF Africa 2016. That Rwanda was chosen to host this high level international event sends out a strong signal both to the delegates and the...

Ivory burn is a moral and ethical issue

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The African elephants are dying -- one every 17 minutes. This calculates to about 80 elephants slaughtered daily, and 30,000 every year. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) estimates that less than 500,000 African elephants remain in the wild, down from at least three million.

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THE WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY: Turning the page of hate media in Africa

Rwanda, like many African countries, has suffered violence that mostly affected civilians, although in the case of Rwanda the violence has been unparalleled.

KIM UNIVERSITY: LAUNCH OF SPECIAL PROFESSIONAL COURSES

In response to the increasing demand for highly skilled professionals, KIM University is proud to announce the launch of the following professional courses at its campus

Collaborating to Tackle the Human-Wildlife Dilemma around Akagera National Park

In the past month, through collaboration with the local community, five hyenas have been captured in farmlands outside Akagera National Park and released into the park.

Accelerating demand driven, sustainable irrigation development to achieve 100,000ha by 2020

Irrigation development in Rwanda is critical in ensuring that the nation attains the set EDPRSII target of 8.5% growth in Agriculture that will in turn boost the overall national GDP. In the preceding year (2014-15), the growth of agriculture has been depressed at 4.5% thus threatening the achievement of the twin goals of poverty reduction and economic growth.

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Nurturing exceptional talent in children starts at home

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Ever encountered a child who exhibited an intrinsic motivation to learn, explore and had an intense persistence and need to prove themselves?

Valuing teachers: How much is a good teacher worth?

Aristotle, the famous philosopher, had it that:“Those who educate children well are more to be honoured than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.” The truth universally acknowledged is that many of us have had, at some point in our lives, a wonderful teacher: one...

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7 Zika facts you need to know now

As the Zika virus continues to spread through the Americas - and with hundreds of imported cases in the United States - here’s what everyone needs to know about the virus and their risk.

Why you need training in basic life support principles

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In the wake of the recent incident when Congolese musician Papa Wemba slumped and died on stage during a performance in Ivory Coast, the media has been awash with condolence messages from fans as well criticisms of the way the emergency was handled.