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    President Kagame attends TICAD VI in Nairobi

    President Kagame yesterday arrived in Nairobi to attend the 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI). Held for the first time in Africa since its inception in 1993, TICAD VI brings together over 30...

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    All districts to construct model urban community settlements

    All thirty districts of the country will have an urban community settlement, commonly known as ‘model village,’ by the end of the next financial year. The project will be implemented under the rural settlement policy, requiring...

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    EALA seeks boost to fish production

    Regional countries need to promote aquaculture because East Africans are not getting enough fish and the amount obtained from available natural water bodies is not enough.

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    Police launch new highway traffic control mechanism

    The Traffic and Road Safety department of Rwanda National Police (RNP) has launched a new initiative aimed at controlling traffic flow and preventing accidents on highways and in busy urban centre

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    MINISPOC refutes claims it sacked McKinstry illegally

    The Ministry of Sports and Culture (MINISPOC) has refuted claims that the recent sacking of the national team head coach Johnny McKinstry was done without following the law. The ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Lt. Col. Patrice Rugambwa...

iPhone malware that steals your data proves no platform is truly secure

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If you haven't done so already, go and update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to iOS 9.3.5 right now. To update, go to Settings > General > Software Update. It may not seem urgent because it's only a "point release," but the update is crucial or you risk having...

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Central bank urges SMEs to invest in govt bonds

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Central bank governor John Rwangombwa has urged local SMEs and other firms, as well as SACCOs and individuals to invest in government bonds, saying they give a good return on investment.

Rwf15bn five-year Treasury bond oversubscribed by 139%

The Rwf15 billion five-year Treasury bond has been oversubscribed by 139 per cent, the central bank has indicated in a statement.

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MINISPOC refutes claims it sacked McKinstry illegally

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The Ministry of Sports and Culture (MINISPOC) has refuted claims that the recent sacking of the national team head coach Johnny McKinstry was done without following the law. The ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Lt. Col. Patrice Rugambwa said that the decision fully complied with the terms of the contract.

Amavubi's problem is not the nationality of the coach

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Now that Irishman Johnny McKinstry is gone, the search for a new national team coach continues but the million-dollar question is: what type of coach should it be, a foreigner or a Rwandan

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Kaneza to represent Rwanda at Miss Orient Universe pageant

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Rwanda’s Next Top Model 2015 Lynka Amanda Kaneza will represent the country at The Miss Orient Universe 2016 slated for October 1 in Nairobi, Kenya. Kaneza will compete for the crown with other contestants from Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, and the host country, Kenya. John Bunyeshuri, the chief Executive Officer Kigali...

[VIDEO] 2Face, Sauti Sol release collabo song

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2Face’s latest single, Oya Come Make We Go, featuring Kenyan group Sauti Sol is an uplifting, inspiring and catchy song.

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The bizarre world of housemaids

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After a desperate search for a house help, Damalie finally got one from Cyangugu village with the help of a relative. It was a Thursday afternoon when she received a phone call to pick the househelp who was waiting at Nyabugogo car park.

Meet Kayibanda, a passionate kids’ entertainment expert

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Julian Kayibanda’s love for kids inspired her to do more for them and in a way, show her affection. She started “The Playground” with the aim of tackling a wider gap of lack of access to ‘Learning through Play’. The mother-of-two organises kid’s parties, develops play grounds and play spaces,...

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Why sexism is a threat to gender equality gains

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A few weeks ago an article titled Litclub: Empowering the girl child through literacy was published in The New Times. The use of the term ‘girl-child’ in the article sparked off a debate with one of the readers describing the use of the term ‘girl-child’ as incredibly offensive and demeaning,...

Is church finally warming up to women leadership?

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A few weeks back, Pope Francis formed a Commission to look into whether women should become deacons in the Catholic Church. If the commission gives a green light, women will have the chance to become priests, a historic move towards the end of the regular all-male clergy practice, mostly in...

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EAC single currency: What the EU saga is teaching us

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The establishment of East African Monetary Institute (EAMI) has reportedly been postponed. This implies that the EAC aspiration for a single currency may not be realised upon expiry of 10-year roadmap towards a single currency in the year 2024.

[EDITORIAL] FERWAFA should go back to the drawing board

One of our regular columnists broached another chapter in our very painful sporting journey; football. When one closely looks at the country’s football history, it is not difficult to be convinced that a lot of money has gone down the drain due to a wrong approach and hunger for a...

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At least 245 accidents involving public transport vehicles occurred in the past 14 months, killing 91 people while 408 others sustained injuries, a Police report states.

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African leaders insist universal jurisdiction should not be abused in any way

The purpose of Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) is to assist the African Union and all its institutions, in effectively addressing the seemingly intractable security challenges, confronting the continent.

Girinka Programme transforms livelihoods, reconciles communities

As part of efforts to reconstruct Rwanda and nurture a shared national identity, the Government of Rwanda drew on aspects of Rwandan culture and traditional practices to enrich and adapt its development programs to the country’s needs and context. The result is a set of Home Grown Solutions – culturally owned practices translated into sustainable development programs. One of these Home Grown Solutions is the Girinka programme also known as One Cow per Poor Family

Mahatma Gandhi University launches one laptop per student initiative

Mahatma Gandhi University, a leading University in online and distance education has launched a one laptop per student initiative to enhance academic experience and the use of technology in higher education. Launched early this month in Kigali, at Kabuga Campus, the initiative is a major corporate social responsibility which aims at encouraging the use of ICT in the country as well as help the students at the campus have tools to succeed in online studies.

Kirehe district excels in implementing initiatives that spur livelihoods improvement

Kirehe district has committed to improving the livelihoods of the people through various support activities that are eventually translating into tangible results. Through the performance contracts (Imihigo), in particular, a number of transformations have been realized in the year 2015-2016. With 77,879 households and a population of 340,368, Kirehe is one of the seven districts that make up Eastern Province. It covers 1,118.6km2 of the surface area.

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Celebrating 10 years of girl-child transformation through education

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Grace Umutesi is a recipient of the Howard Buffett scholarship to Earth University in Costa Rica. She is studying agriculture and hopes to become the Rwandan minister for agriculture in the future. Umutesi is one of the first secondary school graduates supported under Abari B’Inyamata, formerly known as Richard’s Rwanda...

Are you prepared for third term?

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A few weeks ago, primary and secondary schools resumed for the third term of this academic year. It’s that time when students are getting ready to go to the next level of their academic ladder. It is, therefore, imperative that all parties involved in the academic lives of students understand...

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Metabolic syndrome: Could you be at risk?

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The importance of managing the metabolic syndrome has been emphasised in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Experts also warn that the risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke increases with the number of metabolic risk factors one has. But what is metabolic syndrome?

The other pollution

We are a modern day people constantly over stimulated by the environment. People walk in the streets with their eyes glued to their phone rather than greeting passers-by. Many blast their radios for all to hear rather than having important or even necessary conversations.

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