Parliament approves 2017-18 budget

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Members of Parliament on Friday passed the budget law for the fiscal year 2017-18, essentially giving the final approval to the country’s next budget whose execution starts on July 1. The budget law was passed unanimously and the Finance and Economic Planning Minister, Claver Gatete, told journalists after the approval...

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China-Africa forum roots for more investment in agric, industrial devt

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African governments and the private sector should invest more in the industrial and agriculture sectors to create jobs and drive growth, experts attending the 6th China-Africa Think Tank Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia said on Wednesday.

Namibia economy shrinks by 2.7% in quarter one of 2017

Namibia’s economy shrunk by 2.7 per cent in the first quarter of this year after a revised contraction of 1.4 per cent in the last quarter of 2017, the statistics agency said yesterday.

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Ntilikina drafted in the NBA

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Frank Ntilikina, a Rwandan-French basketball player was yesterday drafted 8th overall pick in the NBA Draft by the New York Knicks, a professional basketball team based in New York City. Ntilikina, 18, who was born to Rwandan parents and lived in Belgium as a child before moving to France, is...

Team Rwanda set to debut at 2.HC Colorado Classic race

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The national cycling team (Team Rwanda) has been invited to participate in the inaugural Colorado Classic bicycle race in the USA. It will be the first appearance for Rwandan riders to participate in a category 2.HC International Cycling Union (UCI) race.

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Kidum, Beauty for Ashes to perform at Kigali Jazz Junction

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For the first time since its inception in 2014, gospel music lovers will have something to call their own at the Kigali Jazz Junction. Celebrated local gospel music band, Beauty for Ashes will headline this month’s edition of the Kigali Jazz Junction alongside Burundian Zouk sensation Kidum, real name Jean-Pierre...

Mr Eazi for Kigali show on Liberation Day

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Sensational Nigerian singer Mr Eazi is expected to perform in Kigali July 3, alongside local artistes Bruce Melody, Charly & Nina, and the Neptunez Band.

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Why the fight against drug abuse is far from over

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At the age of 17, he was introduced to the world of drugs. The appetite for drug abuse gradually turned into an addiction for Eric Muchristo who is currently in his S6 vacation. Now, 22 years old, he struggled with drug addiction for three years.

Marriage: How much should dowry cost?

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In Rwandan tradition, paying dowry was and is still a common practice which however has evolved over the years from just giving cows to money. Currently, there are misconceptions over the importance and worth of dowry. There are some reports which claim dowry is one of the causes of domestic...

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Widows: Facing life after death of the family breadwinner

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It has been three hard years since Jeanine Mukabacondo lost her husband Patrick Kanyamibwa in a motor accident.

What the Budget means for women empowerment drive

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Women empowerment has always been at the forefront of Rwanda’s tireless efforts. Results have certainly been achieved with an increasing number of women taking part in various development aspects of the country. In the 2017/2018 fiscal year, the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion received an allocation of about Rwf7.2billion.

Young people cannot be a generation of ‘ba ntibindeba’

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It is a topic I keep coming back to time and again: in a world full of social, economic, and political challenges that transcend age, it is increasingly apparent that young people must step up to the plate and become part of new and diverse perspectives needed to resolve urgent...

2017 elections: The moment of truth

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Last Saturday June 17, was yet another milestone in the politics of our country, a day on which RPF’s National Congress that brought together nearly 2000 senior cadres of RPF Inkotanyi from the whole country, all brought together by unity of purpose.

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Editorial Cartoon

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Justice minister Johnston Busingye has called on court bailiffs and notaries to avoid temptation of corruption while executing their duties.

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Rwanda to host the First WHO Africa Health Forum

Rwanda will this Month host the first ever Africa Health Forum organized by the World Health Organization African Region. The forum themed: Putting people first: The Road to Universal Health Coverage in Africa will take place from 27 to 28 June at the Kigali Convention Centre.

Regulating a growing energy sector for better investments and quality services

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) which has a mission to regulate certain public utilities including the energy sector has played a big role in the improvement and bringing closer to the people quality services inĀ  in the last seven years.

National Women Council conducts countrywide village assemblies, build capacities

For the first time ever, the National Women Council has held a general assembly at the village level bringing together all women to discuss their role in social and national development.

Bolloré Transport & Logistics staff commemorates genocide, support survivors

Last Friday, staff of Bolloré transport and logistics company, honored over 25,000 victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi resting at Jali genocide memorial site in Nkusi cell, Jali sector in Rulindo district. The company also remembered former employees killed in the genocide.

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Parenting: When should you impose a curfew?

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Whenever it gets dark and children are not yet back home, parents get nervous with a thousand questions running in their minds about their children’s safety.

Student leaders: How to successfully juggle duties and academic work

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Identifying a leader at a young age is not only important to learners, but to the country as well. This is the reason why different schools give students an opportunity to choose their leaders who will represent their interests.

Why Depression is overlooked?

Ensuring access to quality mental health care is a cornerstone of every health investment for a sustainable health system. A state of well-being where each individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life and can work productively and being able to make a...

What you need to know about blood donation

Are you the kind who turns a deaf ear when it comes to blood donation drives? The kind who barely takes blood donation as a matter of concern? Well, think twice because it might be someone else in need of this precious resource today, but it could be you tomorrow.