Breaking: Gunmen storm Kenyan college campus in Garissa

Gunmen stormed a Kenyan college campus in the north eastern town of Garissa in the early hours of Thursday morning, setting off explosions and exchanging gunfire with security services for several hours, Kenyan media and Red Cross said.

Tigo unveils a mobile savings service

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Telecom firms are taking advantage of advances in information and communication technologies to rollout a myriad of customer-friendly products to grow their customer base.

Cost of Internet to go down in EAC bloc

Mombasa – The cost of Internet in the region is expected to go down after Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda agreed to harmonise taxes constituting data prices.

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Ferwafa bans APR coaches Mugisha and Mashami

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Rwanda Football Association (Ferwafa) has banned APR goalkeeping coach Ibrahim Mugisha and assistant coach Vincent Mashami for 8 and 4 games, respectively, following their clash with referee Issa Kagabo after their 1-0 loss to Espoir in the National Football League, a fortnight ago in Rusizi.

Hakizimana now sets sights on Kabale Open

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Rwanda’s number one golfer Jean Baptiste Hakizimana is keen on lifting this year’s Kabale Open Golf tournament that tees off on April 4 in Kabale, western Uganda.

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What is in a stage name?

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Almost every singer has a stage name. Some of these names are weird and ridiculous in the sense that the more you think about them, the more they make no sense.

Inema marks three years in style

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A free exhibition showcasing the journey of Inema Arts Center was the highlight of the day as the renowned art centre marked its third anniversary on Saturday.

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The rise and growth of Kigali's milk bars

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Back in the mid 1990s, Kigali was littered with kiosks written on: Amata na Fanta Bikonje (cold milk and soda). If you ever wondered what happened to them, the answer is: Nothing at all.

Shadia ignored public opinion to act in movies, manage a bar

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Most women will shun work in bars and nightclubs because of fear for what people will say, so they sit at home instead. Shadia Saidi not only manages a hotel bar, a job that ensures she is up all night, six nights a week, she is also a budding local...

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Alcohol: When a woman buries her life in a bottle

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Today’s dot.com woman doesn’t behave like our mothers back in the day; she instead drinks like fish and spends more time catching up over a drink.

Akazuba's journey from the catwalk to a budding career in aviation

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In 2007, at the age of 18, Cynthia Akazuba was crowned Miss Kigali. She continued on the beauty pageant path which led to her crowning as Miss East Africa 2009.

Kwibuka21: Why the youth must continue to remember

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Kwibuka21 is almost here – a few days in April we dedicate to remember the events of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Incidentally, like in Rwanda, Rwandans living in other parts of the world observe Kwibuka events by organising several activities in their respective communities.

Women's rights: We're not there yet

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“The emerging woman ...will be strong-minded, strong-hearted, strong-souled, and strong-bodied... Strength and beauty must go together.” ― Louisa May Alcott

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Editorial Cartoon

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The winner of Nigeria’s presidential poll, Muhammadu Buhari, has hailed his victory as a vote for change and proof the nation has embraced democracy.

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VIDEO: University of Kigali introduces post-graduate programmes

The University of Kigali has introduced post-graduate studies in various disciplines. The announcement was made, yesterday, by the senior management of the institution at a media briefing in Kacyiru.

Creating more job opportunities through the Recognition of Prior Learning Program

This is an important program because it is one way of responding to the national vision of creating 200,000 off farm jobs annually. We are exploring all ways of creating jobs and in doing so we have discovered that there are people who already have technical skills and other activities like brick laying and some can manufacture some small consumable products.

Training opportunity for 22 Farmer Field School Facilitators

The Wood Foundation (TWF), in partnership with the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, launched the Imbarutso Programme in March 2011.

Human and labour rights, social dialogue improve welfare of workers and productivity

Based on the principle of the right to organize to advance shared interests, and also based on the principle of democracy where everyone has the freedom to demand their rights through unions, workers have a right to collectively negotiate with the employer.

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End of term: How do you deal with a bad report card?

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When students were going back to school for first term in January, their parents appealed to them to read hard so that they pass their exams highly. Indeed a child’s success is always a source of pride for any parent.

You hold the key to your success

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Recently, I was elected school head girl just as I had always wished. What worries me though is that the position comes with a lot of work and it has started affecting my performance. What can I do to excel in both academics and leadership?

Epilepsy: A medical condition that people associate with witchcraft

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Epilepsy is a condition that people, especially the illiterate associate with witchcraft. But medical experts say epilepsy is not caused by witchcraft. An example is 20-year-old Justine Uwizeye who suffered her first seizure three years ago.

Health benef its of pumpkin seeds

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Many people value pumpkins because they provide carbohydrates and iron among other nutrients. However many people don’t know the nutritious value of pumpkin seeds.