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    Ruvubi writes history at Kigali Peace Marathon

    New Athletics Stars (NAS) runner Jean Baptiste Ruvubi clocked 2:19:03 to finish a historic second in the men’s 42km at the 11th edition of the Kigali International Peace Marathon yesterday.

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    WB chief outlines sectors vital to Rwanda’s prosperity

    The Managing Director of the World Bank Group has outlined three major priorities the government needs to harness for the country to attain middle-income status: addressing poverty, private sector, and regional integration and stability.

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    VIDEO: Burundian refugee children vaccinated

    At least 10,000 Burundian refugee children at Mahama Refugee Camp in Kirehe District have been immunised against polio and measles.

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    Rwf12bn support for education sector

    The Ministry of Education is set to receive a grant of $17.64 million (about Rwf12 billion), part of a $235 million package to support education in developing countries.

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    Major works on Kigali roads to be completed next month

    Construction works on Kigali’s roads will be completed next month and thus ease movement on the various road networks in the City of Kigali. Emmanuel Nyandwi, the City road development officer, said this during site visits...

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 Rwandaise), 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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Govt turns to Chinese to fast-track Nyabarongo II hydro-power project

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Government signing a memorandum of understanding with Sinohydro Corporation, a Chinese state-owned company, that aim at establishing a framework that will help fast-track the development of the 120MW Nyabarongo II power project.

Gakenke, Muhanga co-ops secure Rwf9.7m to improve coffee quality

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Two coffee co-operatives from Gakenke and Muhanga districts have received Rwf9.7 million funding for clean water supply and waste water treatment projects at their coffee washing stations.

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Ruvubi writes history at Kigali Peace Marathon

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New Athletics Stars (NAS) runner Jean Baptiste Ruvubi clocked 2:19:03 to finish a historic second in the men’s 42km at the 11th edition of the Kigali International Peace Marathon yesterday.

McKinstry's on his Amavubi job so far, footballing philosophy

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Johnny McKinstry was named head coach of the Rwanda national football team last month and started work on March 22 to prepare the Amavubi Stars for an international friendly match against Zambia in Lusaka.

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PGGSS 5: Muhanga draws huge crowds

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Primus Guma-Guma Super Star Season 5 roadshows continue to pull record crowds, with districts apparently keen to outdo each other. That’s evident in Muhanga on Saturday, the latest leg of this year’s Guma-Guma contestants.

Hagenimana: The blind singer with a golden voice

THIRTY SEVEN-YEAR-OLD Fabian Hagenimana is determined to make a living as an artiste. For him, blindness was not a source of despair but a motivating factor to pursue success whatever the cost.

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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.

The Kigali Conference on the Protection of Civilians: Lives are riding on it

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This week Kigali will be host to an international conference that will discuss a subject that is near and dear to Rwandans: the protection of civilians. Rwandans are sensitive when it comes to this subject. And rightly so. Millions were abandoned, left to die. As the Genocide against the Tutsi...

The world has people with crazy and lethal sense of vindictiveness

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An old friend whom I thought I had lost forever recently surprised me with a communication from across the continent, which I am only too glad to share with my readers, with slight variations to make it clearer and a bit more decent. This may sound outrageous, but he swears...

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Editorial cartoon of the day

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Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda have reaffirmed their commitment in the fight against genocide during a ministerial meeting of peace and security cluster for the Northern Corridor Integrated Projects (NCIP).

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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.

World Press Freedom Day: Positive progress but not yet there!

As Rwanda joins the rest of the world to celebrate the World Press Freedom Day, the UN Resident Coordinator, Lamin Manneh, gives an insight into the state of press freedom and Rwanda and what more needs to be done for a vibrant media sector.

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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...

FROM THE EDITOR: Boarding school debate: PARENTS' support is crucial

Last week, government announced a directive banning boarding section for primary schools. Olivier Rwamukwaya, the Minister of State in Charge of Primary and Secondary Education, said the decision was taken to ensure that parents inculcate a culture of fostering their own children until they are old enough to be away...

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.