July tea exports rake in Rwf4.7b, earnings from coffee drop 21%


Rwanda's tea export earnings increased by 27 per cent to over $6 million in July, driven by better prices on the international market, the National Agriculture Exports Board (NAEB) monthly report indicates.

MTN looks to corporate, SME market segments


MTN Rwanda is looking to provide new digital solutions, like data backup and infrastructure support services, to corporate and small-and-medium enterprises market segments, a move that could ease business operations and boost profitability of the firms, writes Ben Gasore.


Grant warns Ghana players not to underrate Amavubi


Ghana head coach Avram Grant has warned his players not to underestimate the challenge Rwanda will present when the two teams meet in the 2017 AFCON qualifiers on Saturday at Amahoro stadium.

Rwandan duo aim to win Beach- volley girls' title


Rwanda women beach volleyball team of Charlotte Nzayisenga and Denyse Mutatsimpundu is determined to finish in the medal-winning positions at the 2015 All Africa Games set for September 4-19 in Congo Brazzaville.

Are Rwandans ready for Hip hop?


Hip hop music was once known as the genre responsible for sending mothers into fits. Every parent’s wish was that their child never gets in contact with Hip hop music. In their eyes, it was dangerous opium for their children.

Belgium-based Rwandans bring makeup brand home


Tamiim Beauty's inspiring story started in December 2014 when Diane Ndamukunda, 27, and Ivan Mugemanyi, 29, decided to launch their makeup brand.

The A-Z guide to succeed at university


In two weeks' time, thousands of students will be registering for their first year at University. The emotions are mixed shuffling between anxiety to excitement and back to uncertainty.

DEBATE: Should the legal age of consuming alcohol be raised from 18?

How old is old enough? That depends on who you are asking. My father always says that in the eyes of a parent, your child can never be old enough. The law has its own take on this. For example, the law may say 16, 18 or 21 depending on...

How 'Icyumba Cy'umukobwa' is keeping girls in school


A few years ago, Jeanette Mutuyimana got her first menstruation period. Confused, irritated and with no one to turn to for help, Mutuyimana, a student of Groupe Scolaire Rugando asked for permission and took the rest of the day off. She did not return to school till four days later.

Meet Umuhoza, a female bus conductor saving to own her 'fleet'


How far would you go to provide for your children? That is a question that normally gets most people off guard and it wasn’t any different for Janviene Umuhoza after losing her husband, who was the family’s bread winner.

Why our youth must be exposed to entrepreneurship


Today creativity and innovation stand as the pillar for our young generation. Reports have shown that current widespread of standardised education models have been ineffective in instilling principles such as innovation across student bodies.

EDITORIAL: This is what the El Nino forecast means

Brace for heavy rains. The Rwanda Meteorology Agency (RMA) says the nation should prepare for above normal rains with chances of El Niño next month. RMA has asked government departments in charge of disaster contingency, including the Ministries of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs; Local Government; Defence; Agriculture; and Health...

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Officials from Rwanda Meteorology Agency (RMA) on Wednesday urged government departments in charge of disaster management to gear up for “above normal El Niño rains” that are expected to start next month.

Bralirwa re-introduces Heineken Cities Limited Edition bottle - Cities 2.0

Bralirwa is excited to inform the general public the Heineken Cities bottles are back. The Cities bottles were first introduced in the Rwandan market in September 2014 as part of the Heineken Cities campaign that run for 2 months, culminating in two lucky Heineken consumers winning a VIP trip to Dubai in March the following year.

MININFRA: Ministry scores high, targets more intensification of services

The 2014/15 key achievements of the Ministry of Infrastructure are reflected in the four sectors of: Transport, Energy, Water & Sanitation and Urbanization & Human Settlement.

BDO East Africa Rwanda: BDO refines Business Process Outsourcing, SME’s financial management to be leveraged

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is the contracting of a specific business task, such as payroll, to a third-party service provider. Usually, BPO is implemented as a cost-saving measure for some critical services without fulltime need depending on the size of the business and can also be consumed by big companies in specific areas of business and financial management.

East African Tea Investments: Employment Opportunity (Tea Maker and Plant Technician)

A tea company operating in Rwanda with a small core team, is seeking to recruit Two (2) Tea Makers and one (1) Factory Chief Maintenance officer for immediate placement to facilitate oversight of and improvements in its factory operational activities.

How safe is your child at school?


Last week Jean Baptiste Gasoma, a teacher of chemistry at College St Andre in Nyamirambo, started his day normally. As a routine he proceeded to the laboratory to prepare for the day’s lesson just before the morning assembly.

How to balance sports and academics

Striking the right balance between academics and extra-curricular activities can be a thorn in the flesh. On one hand, you’ve got your parents and teachers expecting you to excel in academics; and on the other hand, you’ve got your coaches encouraging you to rise above the ordinary.

A day in the surgery room


I have covered health for a couple years. I have written about almost every major existing health condition, interviewed nutritionists about food and diet, interacted with patients, their caretakers, doctors, and top health officials (including ministers) in different fora.

SFH Rwanda moving towards popularising breastfeeding


This month, Rwanda joined the rest of the world to celebrate the World Breastfeeding Week (WBW). Premised on the argument that breast milk is an ideal and balanced food for babies, the WBW campaign seeks to increase public awareness on the importance of appropriate feeding practices.