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KCB Bank Rwanda custody services to strengthen capital markets - experts

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KCB Bank Rwanda has unveiled its Custody Services to boost capital markets in the country. The initiative, according to experts, will play a critical role in the development of capital markets and boost investor appetite for market securities in the country.

Rwanda's regulatory environment in support of green urban development

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According to the United Nations, the proportion of the world’s population living in urban areas is expected to reach 66 per cent by 2050. Best Practices have shown that the global “urbanization”, when properly managed, may drive the economic growth of a country. It is in this regard that the...

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Sunrise FC coach hails his players after Police win

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Sunrise FC head coach Sosthène ‘Lumumba’ Habimana has hailed his players after beating 10-man Police FC 1-0 in the Azam Rwanda Premier League on Wednesday at Kigali Regional Stadium.

Sugira edges closer to AS Vita Club move

Rwanda international Ernest Sugira is close to agreeing a move to Congolese side AS V. Club, according to the club’s Sports Secretary, Raphael Esabe.

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Genocide survivor uses music to promote peace

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When the Genocide against the Tutsi broke out in 1994, Jean Claude Yvan Akirimari, alias Engineer Kibuza, was only four years old. They had been living peacefully in Kigali but on the fateful day the Genocide started, they had to flee.

Weekend Proggie

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After a long and busy week, you probably just want to relieve some of the stress. Are you looking for entertainment beyond your living room couch? Worry not; we have a few suggestions:

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Are you hooked? How social media is affecting our lives

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When television personality Ken Eugene Anangwe started reading news at Contact FM in 2008, he knew that he was making a difference and playing his part in contributing to the collection and dissemination of news.

21 QUESTIONS: I’m not as talkative as I am on TV or radio...

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Her voice is popular on morning radio shows; her face has been spotted many times on stage and even in night clubs. She is a deejay, emcee, dancer, actress, radio presenter and so much more.

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Crimes of passion: When women are on the wrong side of the law

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According to a story published on Monday in Uganda’s Daily Monitor, residents of Kitezi, a Wakiso suburb, woke up to the shock of their lives after a woman set her matrimonial home aflame, killing two of her children.

Being an orphan pushed me to dream big - Ms. Geek 2016

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Ivomerere, a unique automated irrigation system, saw 22-year-old Rosine Mwiseneza win the top honour and take home a Rwf2 million cheque, a laptop, a Samsung phone and an IPad Air in prizes at the recently concluded Ms. Geek 2016 competition.

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Access to information: a key element of fundamental freedoms

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Today, Rwanda joins the international community in marking the World Press Freedom Day, which provides an important opportunity for underlining the critical importance of press freedom in particular, but also the broader principles of freedom of expression, in our contemporary society. Thus, since its inception in 1993, we have never...

The relevance of press freedom to our modern democracies

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Tuesday, May 3 was International Press Freedom Day. Each year, the day advocates for freedom of information and freedom of expression of the press corps around the world.

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THE WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY: Turning the page of hate media in Africa

Rwanda, like many African countries, has suffered violence that mostly affected civilians, although in the case of Rwanda the violence has been unparalleled.

KIM UNIVERSITY: LAUNCH OF SPECIAL PROFESSIONAL COURSES

In response to the increasing demand for highly skilled professionals, KIM University is proud to announce the launch of the following professional courses at its campus

Collaborating to Tackle the Human-Wildlife Dilemma around Akagera National Park

In the past month, through collaboration with the local community, five hyenas have been captured in farmlands outside Akagera National Park and released into the park.

Accelerating demand driven, sustainable irrigation development to achieve 100,000ha by 2020

Irrigation development in Rwanda is critical in ensuring that the nation attains the set EDPRSII target of 8.5% growth in Agriculture that will in turn boost the overall national GDP. In the preceding year (2014-15), the growth of agriculture has been depressed at 4.5% thus threatening the achievement of the twin goals of poverty reduction and economic growth.

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Nurturing exceptional talent in children starts at home

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Ever encountered a child who exhibited an intrinsic motivation to learn, explore and had an intense persistence and need to prove themselves?

Valuing teachers: How much is a good teacher worth?

Aristotle, the famous philosopher, had it that:“Those who educate children well are more to be honoured than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.” The truth universally acknowledged is that many of us have had, at some point in our lives, a wonderful teacher: one...

7 Zika facts you need to know now

As the Zika virus continues to spread through the Americas - and with hundreds of imported cases in the United States - here’s what everyone needs to know about the virus and their risk.

Why you need training in basic life support principles

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In the wake of the recent incident when Congolese musician Papa Wemba slumped and died on stage during a performance in Ivory Coast, the media has been awash with condolence messages from fans as well criticisms of the way the emergency was handled.