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    Join hands to achieve more, President tells Rwandans

    Rwandans should look at each other as partners who must work together to achieve the best that the future holds, President Paul Kagame said yesterday.

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    Will commercial banks respond to BNR's low Repo signal?

    On Wednesday the National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) announced it was maintaining its key Repo rate at 6.5 per cent to encourage commercial banks to lend more to the private sector and promote more investment.

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    New study gives hope to HIV treatment, prevention

    The risk of contracting HIV from a recently infected person may not be as high as previously believed, a new study in the journal PLOS Medicine has revealed.

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    WHO issues new Hepatitis B guidelines

    The World Health Organisation has issued guidelines to simplify diagnosis and treatment of Hepatitis B. The new guidelines come one year after the United Nation’s health agency published the first ever rules on treating Hepatitis C.

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    Africa tipped on horticulture

    The Hague - African countries should consider long term investments in horticulture as a profitable sector that can boost their exports, Dutch experts have advised.

Online system enhances use of medicines among patients

Napteker is an African online systematic pharmaceutical directory that provides education and information to its users on important issues pertaining to use of medicines in Africa, such as dosage, drug and food interaction.

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Naeb moves to fix skills gap among baristas, coffee roasters

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The number of coffeehouses and coffee roasters has been growing over the past few years. Coffee industry observers say the development calls for skills enhancement to ensure Rwanda’s coffee lovers get the best coffees.

Private sector urged to invest in cross-border markets

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The private sector has been urged to invest in cross-border market infrastructure to facilitate regional trade. Francois Kanimba, the Minister for Trade and Industry, said the approach could also help foster and strengthen formal trade in border areas.

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McKinstry suffers first defeat as Amavubi coach

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International friendly Zambia 2-0 Rwanda Newly appointed Amavubi head coach Johnny McKinstry started his Amavubi reign on the wrong foot after the wasps were defeated by Zambia in an international friendly, yesterday, at the National Heroes stadium in Lusaka.

Kayiranga vows to revamp Rayon Sports

Newly appointed Rayon Sports head coach Jean Baptiste Kayiranga is determined to turn around the fortunes of the Nyanza-based side that has succumbed to various setbacks in a forgettable season.

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Guma Guma lights up Nyamagabe

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The quiet town of Nyamagabe came to life as artistes performed during the Primus Guma Guma Super Star (PGGSS5) road show at the district stadium last Saturday. The show attracted a big crowd which at first was reluctant to warm up. It was clear that artistes improved on their performances...

A happy reunion for Frankie and BBA hotshots

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It was an evening of fun and laughter as Rwanda’s former Big Brother housemate Frankie Joe hosted his fellow hotshots at the Big Brother Housemates party which coincided with his ‘Alive to Love’ album launch.

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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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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...

Dating: When old women fall in love with boys

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Stories have been told of men who marry women 40 or even 50 years younger than them. But society doesn’t bat an eyelid because that is perceived as ‘normal’.

EAC can reach full potential with more discipline and skills

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As you read this, two important but unrelated events are happening. Nigerians are going through one of their closest presidential elections ever. Nigeria is currently the most populated African country, the biggest oil producer and also has the biggest economy on the continent. However this is the same country that...

Happy people of Kaizen

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You might have read a few days ago a story about a report ranking us, the people of Rwanda, as among the happiest globally; naturally, the genuinely happy and positive minded people agreed with the account but those with banks of negative energy ridiculed its findings.

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Editorial Cartoon

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The head of biomedical services at Rwanda Biomedical Centre has called upon residents of Nyabihu to stop linking tuberculosis to witchcraft, and instead go to medical facilities, saying that all of them had capacity to treat the disease.

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SERENA HOTELS WINS BEST SERVICE PROVIDER AWARD FOR HOTEL CATEGORY 2014

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Bralirwa's comprehensive CSR approach

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) comprises of activities that companies do in support of community development. For Brasserie et Limonaderie du Rwanda (Bralirwa), CSR as represented in the company’s value of respect for people and communities in which they operate is central in all operations.

Access Bank Rwanda empowering women through W-initiative

Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank Group President was once quoted saying; “At a time when the world is looking for additional sources of growth, there’s an untapped market out there that everyone should invest in more, this market is women.”

Kigali Institute of Management (KIM): Providing quality education, rewarding excellence

The Kigali Institute of Management (KIM) on March 13 graduated 178 students (124 female) in the options of accounting,banking, and finance. Graduates were called upon to embrace hard work and make use of the acquired knowledge and skills to develop themselves and transform the communities they live in.

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Day or boarding school: What you should consider

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Most parents agree that their children deserve the best education. That is why the enrolment levels keep shooting through the roof every year.

Riviera students visit The New Times, share writing tips

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Last week, students of Riviera High School visited The New Times with the intention of understanding how a media house operates, and how one can develop good writing skills. The session, that lasted over three hours, was facilitated by a number of editors and reporters.

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.