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    Malnutrition to be eliminated by 2020

    If government maintains its fight against malnutrition, there will be no case of stunting children in the next six years, the senatorial Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Human Rights and Petitions has said.

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    EALA member to seek Assembly’s dissolution

    Following months of interruption of normalcy in the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), a member has vowed to move to the East African Court of Justice seeking to dissolve the House.

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    Govt in new bid to avert disasters

    The Ministry of Disaster Preparedness and Refugees affairs will on November 6 launch a one-week sensitisation campaign to raise public awareness on prevention of disasters in the country.

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    MPs tell rights commission to help prevent violence

    Legislators yesterday tasked the National Commission for Human Rights to increase awareness campaigns against domestic violence and other violations of human rights.

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    WB pledges $100m to Ebola-stricken countries

    The World Bank Group yesterday announced an additional $100 million funding to help speed up deployment of foreign health workers to the three Ebola worst-affected countries in West Africa.

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I planned to apply for a car loan next week, says Sharama promo winner

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He was planning to apply for a car loan bank next week. However, Straton Ngirumpatse, will not have to worry about whether his application will be approved or not; Ngirumpatse is the winner of the second new Suzuki Alto in the ongoing MTN Sharama competition.

Rab launches new initiative to enhance rice production

A new initiative that seeks to increase rice production, ensure quality along the value chain; and ease access to agro-inputs has been unveiled by Rwanda Agriculture Board (Rab).

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League fixture load takes toll on players

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It has been an intense start in the National Football League with four games played in a space of 11 days so far and it has certainly taken a toll on the players.

U23 V-ball captain calls for more focus

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Rwanda U23 volleyball team captain Aimable Mutuyimana has said that the team needs to improve in the ‘reception’ department before next week’s African Championships in Egypt.

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Meet Niyoyita, Rwanda’s gospel comedy sensation

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Born in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, the 27-year-old founder of Comedy Doers, a gospel comedy group, Joshua Ramjaane Niyoyita is also a freelance presenter on Isango Radio and Lemigo TV.

Hotshots updates: Frankie talks about Rwanda’s natural beauty

Rwandan Hotshot Frankie is clearly promoting his country in the Big Brother house. He told gossip king Mr 265 about the natural attractions that make Rwanda unique like the silver back gorilla, which is only in three countries in the world that is Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of...

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Nyamirambo: The social hub that never goes to sleep

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It’s the evening rush hour. Motorcyclists jostle for customers. Waiters and waitresses in roadside bars warm up for a long night as some patrons arrive to start the evening with some cold beers.

Debate: Should Ferwafa sell broadcasting rights?

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The latest directive by Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) to sell the broadcasting rights of their matches will not do much to promote the sport in the country. The winners of the broadcasting tender whose bid is currently under competition will have the right to supply it to other broadcasters at...

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Breast cancer awareness: A vital weapon in the fight against the deadly disease

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As the breast cancer awareness month comes to an end, one can only hope that efforts put into the campaign will bear fruit as the medical experts still grapple to establish the unknown cause of breast cancer.

From despair to triumph: The story of a breast cancer survivor

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Phillipa Kibugu was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994 while living in the United States of America. This was four years after her sister died of the same disease at a tender age of 38.

Environmental degradation and how we are all vulnerable

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Eleven years ago on Sunday, September 28, 2003, the Italian people experienced a devastating shock: At 3a.m, Italian local time, somewhere near the Swiss Alps, a tree, uprooted by strong winds, fell on a power line.

EDITORIAL: More persuasion needed to embrace digital payments

Rwanda, on Wednesday, joined Better than Cash Alliance, an international organisation that facilitates transition from cash to electronic payments, as the country inches ever closer to a cashless economy.

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There are new instructions on how to write Kinyarwanda and those who write the language have started to grapple with the changes.

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Celebrating the UN at 69

The large room had several strategically placed round, high, white-clothed tables with pretty flowers on top. It was a typical setting for a cocktail.

Job Vacancy: Short-term Consultancy

The Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC) in cooperation with the GIZ Decentralization and Good Governance Program is seeking to recruit an individual consultant to update the service delivery charters for local governments.

Isange One Stop Center: Ejecting GBV from our communities through holistic, multi-sectoral approaches

Gender based violence (GBV) remains a widespread occurrence that spans centuries, that in the past it was almost expected and accepted. Its seriousness, effects and how communities respond and work towards its elimination varies from country to country.

UN Day 2014

Rwanda is currently experiencing one of the fastest periods of growth and socioeconomic progress in its history, largely due to its strong and innovative government leadership and support from development partners, such as the United Nations (UN).

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How best can students utilise this long holiday?

Besides candidates who are still doing their finals, normal classes for most schools have ended, and students have been sent home for what is the longest annual break on the school calendar — the two months long end of year holiday. Holidays can be a bitter-sweet challenge for parents.

Profile: Rusagara, the cab driver who is pursuing a PhD

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Yesterday, Jean Bosco Rusagara left for Mangalore University in India for a PhD in Business Administration after getting a scholarship from the India Council for Culture and Relations (ICCR)

Life after uncontrollable leaking, acrid body smell

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The world came crashing hard on them. The idea that the women would be in a tree shed in Kibagabaga Hospital smiling and laughing freely had gone with the pungent smell that their bodies emitted when that world hit them.

Anorexia: Shaping your body through costly eating disorder

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Providence Umwali had her dream set on modelling career. She was obsessed about modelling. By the age of 18, she had become so fixated that while at school, she would spare time practicing on how to perfect her sashay on the catwalk.