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    RwandAir gets global air transport membership

    National carrier RwandAir has joined the International Air Transport Association (IATA) membership, a club of 250 airlines from over 150 countries. IATA is an international trade association for the world’s airlines.

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    Kigali forum to examine mandate of peacekeepers

    Protection of civilians during peacekeeping missions is expected to take centre stage during a two-day international conference that opens tomorrow in Kigali.

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    Fallen Rwandan peacekeeper to be honoured at United Nations

    A fallen Rwandan peacekeeper will be honoured at a ceremony at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Friday, as part of the activities to mark the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.

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    Bill on maternity fund finally goes to Parliament

    Parliament has welcomed a draft law that establishes and governs the organisation of Maternity Leave Benefits Scheme, which was yesterday tabled in the House by Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana, the minister of state in charge of economic...

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    The death of co-curricular activities in schools

    Back in the day, school life was quite interesting. Interesting because learners would actively participate in art, sports, music and drama among others during break time and after class. But things seem to be changing so...

WEEKLY VIDEO: Former rebel lifts the lid on FDLR and its ideology of evil

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Meet Faustin Kunde, a 50-year old Rwandan ex-armed forces commando who has lived quite the life. First as a highly trained member of the FAR (Forces Armees Rwandaises), and later upon their defeat by the rebel RPF (Rwanda Patriotic Front) a refugee in the Democratic Republic of Congo (then known...

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Miners count losses as global prices continue to decline

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Prices for minerals like coltan, tin and wolfram, have been falling on the international market since September, raising concern among local miners and exporters.

Why Crystal Telecom shares are a must buy for Rwandans

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Crystal Telecom, a subsidiary of Crystal Ventures Limited, launched its Initial Public Offering (IPO) to investors last week, giving a chance to Rwandans and foreigners to own a piece of Rwanda’s largest telecom firm, MTN Rwanda.

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Ruvubi eyes Rio 2016 Olympic qualification

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Following his historic second place finish in the men’s full marathon at the Kigali International Peace Marathon, last Sunday.

Giants ready for Peace Cup campaign

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May 30 AS Kigali vs Pepiniere Police vs Aspor Mukura vs Kirehe Gicumbi vs Etoile de L’EST Etincelles vs Rwamagana Sunrise vs Interforce Topflight teams will commence their search for Peace Cup glory from May 30-31 when they take on among many other sides, the seven winners of the first...

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Musicians Jay Polly, Senderi join campaign to amend constitution

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They are known to speak out on national issues and often support different government programmes.

Niyoyita Roger: From daddy's film critic to budding filmmaker

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Roger Niyoyita's journey into the world of film started while he was a little boy in Ruhengeri, in the Northern Province, where his father owned a movie theater.

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Digital TV is opening the floodgates of opportunities for local content producers - Watta

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In June last year, Rwanda became the second country in Sub-Saharan Africa to switch from analog to digital TV broadcasts, well ahead of the June 17, 2015 deadline set by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

Muhire uses film to fight sexual violence

Jean-Claude Muhire's journey into the world of film making started in 2012 while working as a volunteer at the former Kimisagara orphanage. His job at the orphanage was to assist the founder to take care of many children.

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.

Go get yourself a slice of Crystal IPO

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On Thursday, Crystal telecom, a wholly owned subsidiary of Crystal Ventures Ltd (CVL) and a shareholder in MTN Rwanda issued an IPO on our nascent bourse.

EDITORIAL: Tackling unemployment is work in progress

Youth unemployment is a global problem and every country is grappling with it. For Rwanda, it is among the priority areas in government’s Economic Development and Poverty Reduction (EDPRS2) strategy which includes a target of creating at least 200,000 off-farm jobs annually.

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Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi has urged government institutions and the private sector to do more to tackle unemployment in the country.

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Rwanda Farmers Coffee Company (RFCC): Adding value to coffee, improving farmers’ livelihoods

Gorilla’s Coffee, is a sublime delicious coffee produced from the rich volcanic soils of the Land of a Thousand Hills, Rwanda, processed by Rwanda Farmers Coffee Company (RFCC).

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.

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The death of co-curricular activities in schools

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Back in the day, school life was quite interesting. Interesting because learners would actively participate in art, sports, music and drama among others during break time and after class. But things seem to be changing so fast.

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...

Pain while passing urine could be a sign of kidney stones

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It all starts with severe pain in the side and back, below the ribs, pain that spreads to the lower abdomen and groin or ache that comes in waves and fluctuates in intensity.

Birth control pill overdose: What are the effects?

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In a desperate move to avoid unwanted pregnancies, many young girls (students inclusive) have resorted to self-medication - albeit wrongly. Julienne Umulisa, a finalist at the University of Rwanda, is one such example.