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What it will take to transform leather industry

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The woes faced by Rwanda’s leather tanning industry could soon be history following new initiatives that seek to address the challenges that have dogged the sector for years.

Strong and supportive legal regime, innovation will spur insurance sector

Corneille Karekezi is the Group managing director and chief executive officer of African Reinsurance Corporation (AfricaRe). The seasoned insurer says insurance business in Rwanda as well as the region can become more profitable and competitive only if governments formulate ‘right’ policies and legal frameworks.

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APR eye crucial away win in Seychelles

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APR FC will be eyeing a crucial away win today when they face Anse Réunion in the return leg of the CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round at Stade Linite Victoria in Seychelles.

SC Kiyovu coach urges his team to focus

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SC Kiyovu head coach Andre Casa Mbungo has urged his players to be more focused in the remaining part of the season which he described as ‘vital.’ On Sunday, the ‘Green Baggies’ defeated Bugesera FC 2-0 to open up a two-point lead at the top of the league table.

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Finest Dance Crew wins Street Dance competition

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The Street Dance competition came to an end last weekend and Finest Dance Crew emerged winners at the tournament’s grand finale held at Nengo Ground in Rubavu on Saturday.

PHOTOS: MTN Rwanda rewards clients with exclusive screening of Black Panther

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At least 70 MTN YOLO subscribers had an unforgettable Sunday evening with their partners as they gathered at Century Cinema for MTN Rwanda’s exclusive Black Panther screening. The event dubbed, ‘MTN YOLO Valentine’ brought together youthful MTN Yolo subscribers after a two- week promotion draw.

An American’s love story with the ‘land of a thousand hills’

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He has visited Rwanda 25 times in the last decade, 23 of them in the past five years. This year alone, he plans to visit Rwanda five more times, having been here once already.

Award winning Jazz artiste Somi on her career and musical plans

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Somi, real name Laura Kabasomi Kakoma, is the 2018 NAACP Image Award winner for Outstanding Jazz Album. The Rwandan US- based jazz artiste and songwriter recently held an exclusive jazz performance in Kigali with her band as part of her East African tour.

Mothers on nurturing vulnerable children under SOS Children’s Villages

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At the start of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Marie Theogene Muteteli was a newlywed basking in marital bliss. However, this joy was short-lived. Her husband was killed in the first days leaving her a young widow.

Davos 2018: Gender parity is about men and women, not women alone

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The Davos 2018 World Economic Forum was, for most gender sensitive persons, a great meeting that for the first time focused on women empowerment; and rightfully so. The Global Gender Gap Report 2017 revealed that although there had been economic progress during this decade, the year 2017 had shown a...

Democracy in Africa: There is reason for optimism

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It has been an eventful few days in Africa this past week. First, there was the resignation of Mr Jacob Zuma as president of South Africa on Wednesday night, February 14. His departure followed a dramatic stand-off with his party, the African National Congress (ANC) that threatened to end in...

Why Belgo-Rwandans are set to appear before Belgian parliament to defend crimes of their fathers

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The Belgian Federal Parliament is to invite a group of neo-Nazis to hear their representations, ahead of a parliamentary debate on a bill to make genocide denial a criminal offence.

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Editorial Cartoon

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In 2015, the East African Community (EAC) Heads of State adopted a three-year gradual process to phase out the importation of second-hand clothes and footwear to promote textile, apparel and leather industries in the region and instead focus on evolving domestic industries.

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Kasha launches

Kasha recently held their official launch at Inka Steakhouse, presenting a confidential and convenient way to access health and personal care products for women through technology.

Language; the answer is in getting grounded early

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Yvette Ishimwe, now a third-year student of information technology at University of Rwanda, says she could hardly communicate proficiently in English after joining university, and neither could many of her colleagues.

Children’s creativity lab grooming future engineers

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Cristella Uwiduhaye, 13, is a Primary Six pupil at High Hills Academy located in Kicukiro District. Since her childhood she has always had the urge to become an engineer. However, the foundation she is supposed to receive as a child is not enough at school due to the limited time...

The importance of a school uniform

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A school uniform is an attire worn by students mostly while going for studies. Most common school uniforms are characterised by white button-downs and ties for boys, and pleated skirts for girls, with both wearing blazers. A uniform can even be as simple as requiring collared shirts, or restricting colour...

Talent grooming: 12-year-old Gisa on his love for soccer

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Lucky Gisa’s mother says it became evident that he had a thing for football when he was nine months old. She says because he loved to play with a soccer ball, he was able to walk much earlier for his age.