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    Will leaders' retreat fix housing, jobs?

    The government scored a last minute goal when, two days to the start of this year’s leadership retreat, infrastructure minister James Musoni launched a project to construct 7,480 ‘low cost’ housing units in the City of...

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    Call for accountability as Umwiherero kicks off

    Over 300 senior leaders from central government, local government and the private sector started the 12th National Leadership Retreat (Umwiherero), yesterday with a call on leaders to foster accountability.

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    [PHOTO STORY] Leaders join Gatsibo residents for Umuganda

    Senior leaders attending the National Leadership Retreat in Gabiro joined residents of Gatsibo for Umuganda yesterday. Over 300 top leaders are at the Rwanda Defence Forces Combat Training Centre for a three-day retreat which started yesterday....

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    Stalled CEPGL Summit holding back regional projects

    The Summit of Heads of States of the Economic Community of the Great Lakes Countries (CEPGL) has not met for more than two decades, thereby freezing infrastructure development such as energy and agriculture.

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    Giving flight to birds in Bugesera

    The year was 2000, and Mugisha Davidson was studying for his graduate studies in tourism and conservation at the University of Kent, in Canterbury, UK.

Rwandan peacekeepers introduce Umuganda concept in CAR

Rwandan peacekeepers serving under the United Nations Multi-dimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in CAR (Minusca) have introduced the home-grown community exercise, Umuganda, in the central African nation.

Rwanda to host regional petroleum conference this week

Rwanda will this week host the 7th East African petroleum conference and exhibition, an opportunity the country will use to further promote the region’s potential and investment opportunities in the oil and gas sector, Innocent Safari, the permanent secretary at the Ministry of East African Community Affairs, has said.

Over 100 Sacco accountants acquire reporting skills

Most savings and credit institutions lack the capacity to deliver quality services, but this could soon be history following a tailored training programme that is expected to equip staff with better reporting and accounting skills.


Rayon book first round date with Zamalek


Sunday Rayon Sports vs Panthère 1-0 (agg. 2-0) Striker Isaac Muganza netted a spectacular goal to inspire Rayon Sports to a 1-0 victory over Cameroonian side Panthère Sportive du Ndé in the Caf Confederation Cup preliminary round return leg game yesterday at Amahoro stadium.

Basketball player dies in car accident

Kigali Basketball Club player Jean Guy Rutayisire died in a car accident yesterday in Nkoto, Kamonyi district while travelling to Huye with his teammates for a league game against University of Rwanda – Huye.

Japan film festival opens in Kigali


The Japanese film festival started on Thursday evening at the Goethe Institut in Kiyovu, Kigali. The three-day event will feature two movies every day.

Kaizen club signs Urban Boys


Kabeza-based Kaizen nightclub and its branch, Top Chef in Nyamirambo have signed contracts with Urban Boys, to perform exclusively at their clubs for four months.

Ndahiriwe: Student of business administration with burning passion to wear army uniform


On a Monday evening, as I was heading home, I stopped by Meze Fresh Restaurant in Kimihurura to pick up some food. After packing my order, the manager, Pacifique Ndahiriwe has a question for me: He wants to know how much it costs for his story to be published.

In birds, a teacher discovered second calling to protect nature

Emmanuel Ndaruhutse has been a secondary school teacher of Kinyarwanda and English ever since he was 18. The 29-year-old recently diversified into community-based tourism in Bugesera District as a tour guide and the Vice President of Bugesera Birding Club, locally known as the Terintambwe Tourism Cooperative. Moses Opobo had a...

Simbi: How we pulled off Miss Rwanda 2015


It’s a beauty pageant, not a fashion show. A lady who did not agree with people criticising the slow catwalk during the recently concluded Miss Rwanda 2015 finale at Kigali Serena Hotel remarked.

ASK THE COUNSELOR: Am I missing out on family?

How does one balance between family life, work and business? I am a 32-year-old mother of two. I have a day job and a business that I run with my husband who also has a job.

Positive discrimination: A thorny path to gender justice


Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a renowned Genevan philosopher in his famous writing, the social contract decried that, “Man is born free but he is everywhere in chains”, alluding to the fact that people deserve to be free but they are chained by the societies in which they live.

Competing on Corporate Tax

BERKELEY – Corporate tax reform has emerged as an area of potential bipartisan action in the United States Congress over the next few months. But fundamental questions about the right approach remain.


Editorial cartoon of the day


Alcohol is strictly not for sale to persons under 18. All alcoholic drinks come with this warning. But despite this warning, the rate at which minors are consuming alcohol is alarming. And it’s not that they are consuming it in hiding. In most bars, alcohol is served to these minors without a question being asked.

Towards achieving MDGs targets

FH Rwanda, an international development organization, has been working in partnership with communities and local leadership in priority communities to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.

Made in Rwanda: Let us consume local to reduce trade deficit

The industrial sector in Rwanda is currently small contributing on average 19.2% of GDP. The Government of Rwanda has however developed an environment that promotes competitiveness and growth in a bid to creating boom for worldwide exporting.

Recruitment of a Technical Advisor to the Rwanda National Investment Trust (RNIT) ltd

1. Background The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning established an independent asset management company the ‘Rwanda National Investment Trust Limited [RNIT Ltd]’ with the aim of promoting assets (fund) management industry.

ISPA: Bringing unique, fast internet connection services

ISPA, the best high speed internet access service provider in Rwanda ofers Unlimited Broadband Internet for both Home and Business users depending on one’s requirements. ISPA is inflencing the service parameters and finalizinga plan to realize desired results on a constant basis.

Why demand for vocational education is on the increase


Although vocational education is considered as a path taken by academic failures, the global trend is changing this perception as the global education policy shifts to technical and vocational education. Globally, conventional schooling is gradually giving way to Vocational Education and Training. And this trend is not any different in...

Let us promote debates in schools


I consider students’ active participation in debates as a good strategy that schools should adopt to empower young people with many important skills that adequately prepare them for adult responsibilities. Ideally, all schools should have vibrant debate clubs.

Major diseases you need to routinely test for


Gustave Kananura, 28, a resident of Kanombe, a Kigali city suburb, confesses that visiting the hospital for a medical engagement is out of the question, unless he is feeling sick.

Epilepsy: Causes and solutions

‘Epilepsy’ means a tendency to have recurrent seizures. A seizure is any abnormal involuntary movement. Normally there are multiple neuronal circuits in the brain which work together for synchronous activity, but because of various reasons, this circuit is sometimes disturbed. This is manifested in the form of abnormal movements of...