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Rwanda, India tours and travel bodies sign co-operation deal

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The number of Indian tourists visiting the country could soon increase following the signing of a co-operation deal between the Rwanda Tour and Travel Association (RTTA) and Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) to market the country in the Asian nation.

Bralirwa, Crystal Telecom counters make gains

Bralirwa and the Crystal Telecom counters were the only gainers during Thursday trading session, with Bralirwa increasing by Rwf26 to close at Rwf325, the Rwanda Stock Exchange daily market report indicates.

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Bitok appeals for national volleyball team support

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Rwanda head coach Paul Bitok has appealed for more support to the national volleyball team in order to build a strong and experienced side.

Chatte, Singh vie for ARC points at Mt Gorilla rally

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The 2013 African rally champion Jassy Singh and the current points leader on the African Rally Championship (ARC) standings Jaspreet Chatte will be hoping to earn maximum points when the Mt Gorilla rally championship gets underway today in Nyamata.

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Music has shaped my life - Knowless

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Just like the two sides of a coin that aren’t seen at the same time, Jeanne d’Arc Ingabire Butera, better known by her stage name Knowless, stunned family and friends when she unveiled her singing side in 2011.

Street art: How murals are changing lives

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Bonfils Ngabonziza is one of Rwanda’s most talented young contemporary artists. After finishing high school, he realised that his true passion lay in the arts and decided to teach himself to become a painter first, then a muralist.

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DEBATE: Is social media stifling debate about public affairs?

It stiffles intellectual debate I think we can all agree that the internet, particularly social media has been instrumental to activists, event organisers, and social media campaigns such as Arab Spring, Ice Bucket Challenge, hashtags such as #SomeonetellCNN, #AfricaIsNotaCountry and the pan-continental satire #IfAfricaWasABar among others.

Century Park unveils plush Chillax Lounge

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Lounge culture is fast picking up in Kigali, and it’s all about plush sofa-style seating, premium drinks and venues.

Building a fashion brand is better than making quick money - Umutoniwase

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Joselyn Umutoniwase quit film editing and directing to start her own fashion house; Rwanda Clothing. She holds a degree in IT and employs her three sisters. She talked to The New Times’ Donah Mbabazi on what it’s like to build a brand.

Plus size women can pull off any trend

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Is being a plus size lady, a good excuse to wear oversize clothes? Fashion designers and modern stylists say not all. Instead, fashion enthusiasts discourage plus size women from wearing baggy clothes pointing out that these clothes only worsen the situation by making them come out as more oversize than...

Why we must strive for effective communication, language competence

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Communication and language are very vital instruments of interaction. They are essential part of everyday life. The word communication has been derived from the Latin word “communis” which means “to share”.

Unlock full potential of men, boys to end gender inequality

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Creating a fairer society where men and women alike can achieve their full potential is an important goal. This can only be achieved if both men and women actively engage in making it a reality; both men and women have much to gain from a more equal society.

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Editorial Cartoon

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The National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) says the country is not short of US dollars and that the current fast-depreciation rate of the Rwandan Franc to the US dollar has been caused by market speculators who have succeeded in creating an ‘artificial’ exchange rate.

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University of Rwanda: College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Academic Year 2014-2015

The College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine(CAVM) is one of the 6 colleges of the University of Rwanda (UR) created in 2013 by the law n° 38 of 23/09/2013.

UNIVERSITY OF RWANDA: Over 1,000 graduate from College of Sciences and Technology

The University of Rwanda - College of Science and Technology (CST) is committed to advancing Rwanda’s development by graduating highly skilled people for the country’s economy and by providing scientific and technological assistance and services to all sections of the community.

BPN towards sound entrepreneurship in Rwanda

As is custom in our country, one of my nieces used to help us out in our household. She was taking care of our little son and was in charge of some of the household chores. This helped me a lot. She was a very honest, loving and sincere person.

UNIVERSITY OF RWANDA: Over 2400 graduate from University of Rwanda - College of Education

The University of Rwanda-College of Education (UR-CE) is one of the six colleges of the University of Rwanda, cre-ated after the merger of all public higher learning institutions in Rwanda in 2013.

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Akilah Institute for Women changes into private college

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The Akilah Institute for Women (Akilah), situated in Kibagabaga-Kigali, started in 2010 as a non-profit organisation offering a market relevant diploma course in Hospitality Management.

When graduation evokes joy and tears

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This week, University of Rwanda will graduate over 8,000 students and since Monday when the week-long ceremonies began, Kigali pubs, restaurants and hotels have been a beehive of parties. It has been a time for families to reunite and celebrate their children’s achievement after a long and thorny journey. But...

Head and Neck Cancer Day: Why you need early screening

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Today as Rwanda joins the rest of the world to mark the International Head and Neck Cancer Day, medics are still grappling with a bulk of stumbling blocks to provide a single cure for the disease. For that matter, growing fear among patients and caretakers has yielded several myths about...

You can gain weight with a healthy diet

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Certain circumstances make people lose weight, it could be for medical reasons for example after losing weight to sickness or one can look for weight increase for purposes of competing favourably in physical sport.