Police officers begin anti-corruption retreat

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Forty police officers drawn from different departments and specialised units of Rwanda National Police, on July 23, started a two-day retreat at Rwanda National Police (RNP) headquarters in Kacyiru in an effort to strengthen the fight against graft, both within the force and the country in general.

Mobile phone subscribers increase to 8.9 million in June

The number of Rwandans owning mobile phones has increased marginally to over 8.932 million subscribers in June, up from 8.82 million the previous month, driven by new initiatives and promotions by telecoms to attract new customers.

RRA enlists consumers' support to tighten EBM use enforcement efforts

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Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) has urged consumers to always ask for Electronic Billing Machines (EBMs) receipts for any transactions made as it strengthens efforts geared at ensuring traders and service providers use the machines.

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FIBA AFRICA U-18: Rwanda registers 2nd consecutive victory.

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Host Rwanda registered their second successive win of the FIBA U-18 Africa Championship by defeating Ivory Coast in Group A on Saturday evening at Amahoro indoor stadium.

Egypt sends early warning to rivals

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Defending champions Egypt have edged closer to qualifying for the quarter-finals after winning their opening two games in Group B at the ongoing FIBA-Africa U18 Championships in Kigali.

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[VIDEO] Inanga is Rwanda's true musical culture, says Munyakazi

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His name belongs right up there with the legends of Rwandan folk music/culture; we are talking about names like Sophia Nzayisenga, Viateur Kabarira, Bernard Rujindiri, Joseph Sebatunzi, Thomas Kirusu, JMV Mushabizi, Emmanuel Habimana among others.

Artistic collaborations, hi-tech define Ubumuntu Arts Festival

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“The main reason why this festival takes place here at the Kigali Genocide Memorial is because this place is a symbol of lack of humanity, where more than 250,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide are buried. When we are here we aren’t just remembering these innocent lost lives, but we...

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Rwigamba on his experience as a guide at the Kigali Genocide Memorial

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Serge Rwigamba has been the head guide at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre since 2007. A graduate in international relations at ULK. His interests lie in history, politics, diplomacy and sports.

I'm anti-coup and here's why

I enjoyed reading about coup d’etats back in my secondary school history class. Credit to one of my teachers for giving us insights into the numerous coups and failed attempts across the continent right from the 70s well into the 90s.

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Ubumuntu Festival seeks to create a critical mass of agents of change, says Hope Azeda

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Hope Azeda is the founder and Managing Director of Mashirika Performing Arts, a leading theatre company in Rwanda. She is also the brains behind the recently concluded annual Ubumuntu Arts Festival, held from Thursday July 14 to Sunday July 17 at the Kigali Genocide Memorial amphitheater, that brought together artists...

Women of Will Africa: Transforming lives through resilience

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THE 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi left over one million Rwandans dead. Children were orphaned while in some cases entire families were completely wiped out. The Genocide left a dark cloud that many predicted doom and despair for the survivors.

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We can do a lot more to improve travel in Africa

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So much has been said about the much hyped African passport that was launched at the recently concluded African Union summit held in Kigali, Rwanda. Most of those who have commented have basically written it off as another fancy idea that doesn’t solve the real issues facing African travellers.

[EDITORIAL] Local tourism should be given more priority

One of our avid readers recently pointed out that religious tourism was not given the attention it deserved. He was alluding to Kibeho in the Southern Province, a place where it is believed the Virgin Mary made several apparitions in the 80’s and now attracts many pilgrims from all over.

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Editorial Cartoon

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Rwanda Revenue Authority yesterday launched the ‘Taxpayers’ Appreciation Day 2016’ under the theme, “Voluntary tax compliance, the pillar for self-reliance.

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SOS Children's Villages Rwanda: A loving home for every child

Children are faced with many challenges as they grow up. These range from exposure to abuse, to inadequate care, and to being orphans. SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda focuses on building loving families for children and enabling the community to address challenges that can lead to separation of children from their families.

Burera District: On course in boosting production, people’s welfare and development

Burera district is in the Northern Province of Rwanda, neighboring to the Ugandan border in north-east, Gakenke and Rulindo district in the south and Musanze district in the west. It is home to Lakes Burera and Ruhondo, and the Virunga Lodge Hotel, with spectacular views of the lakes and nearby Virunga Mountains, making it one of Rwanda’s tourist spots. The district also harbours Cyanika border post, gateway to southwestern Uganda.

Akazi Kanoze empowers youth with job skills

Akazi Kanoze’s work is inspiring a self-reliant generation through access to skills, empowerment and access to economic opportunities for the youth. After the youth successfully complete the work readiness training which provides them with market-relevant employability skills, they beneficiate transition to work services namely internships, job shadowing, apprenticeship and small businesses.

Executive Investment (R) Ltd- Where Comfort meets Class and Affordability

Strategically situated in the city centre of Kigali, Executive Suites is yet another milestone in the development of the City of Kigali, Rwanda. These fully furnished and serviced apartments are neighbouring the major and international facilities like Kigali City Council, Serena Hotel, Mille Colline Hotel and I&M Bank headquarters.

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New journalism curriculum to improve competency of practitioners - Njuguna

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The University of Rwanda is working on a policy to reduce the duration of courses in certain schools. Among these is the School of Journalism and Communication, where officials want to shorten the four-year bachelors degree programme to three years.

How internet is eclipsing the appetite for print

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Countless printing media houses have closed shop in recent times and libraries are not as vibrant as was the case half-a-century back before the advent of electronic media.

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Taking anti-HIV pill as needed prevents infection

Taking an anti-HIV pill shortly before sex and for a few days afterward can help protect people against infection with the human immunodeficiency virus, according to researchers in France and Canada.

Why acid reflux could spell more trouble

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During digestion, food is broken down into small particles and mixed with saliva in the mouth before proceeding to the esophagus (food pipe). This process of chewing lubricates the food before it is further mixed with various enzymes and hydrochloric acid within the stomach. From here it proceeds to the...