What will Rwandan traders export to Europe?

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There’s absolutely no reason why negotiation of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the East African Community (EAC) and European Union (EU) wasn’t concluded in Nairobi on September 26, as earlier planned.

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MTN cautions public against con men

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The public should beware of con men who take advantage of promotions by telecom firms to cheat unsuspecting customers.

Rutare connected to power grid

A new 82km power line has been commissioned in Rutare sector, Gicumbi District in the Northern Province, with a call on residents to take full advantage of the electricity and start income generating activities to fight household poverty.

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Kajuga makes steady recovery from career threatening injury

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Renowned long distance runner Robert Kajuga is on the road to recovery from a career threatening Achilles heel injury despite being allegedly neglected by the concerned stakeholders.

Ferwafa, Tele 10 sponsorship deal stalls

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Rwanda Football Association and Tele 10 Group sponsorship deal has been put on hold after different broadcasters complained of unfairness in the awarding of the National Football League broadcasting rights to Tele 10 Group.

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Jay Polly releases ‘Malaika’ video

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Hip-hop singer Jay Polly has gone back to the drawing board, just a few months after winning the 2014 Primus Guma Guma Superstar singing competition. The rapper has just released his latest ‘Malaika’ video, a song from his ‘Ikosoro’ album.

Hotshots get tips on the ‘Art of trust’

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During yesterday’s diary session, Biggie tested the Housemates on the virtue of trust. He asked Housemates to pick the person they trusted in the house. Some easily mentioned names while others had a hard time figuring out the Housemates they trusted.

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Prostitution: From red light district to armchair clientele

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Forget about skimpily dressed women running after cars when darkness sets in. The veterans in the trade say that is an outdated way of plying what is described as the world’s oldest trade in the 21st century.

Should final exams be the measure of excellence?

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Where as we always want fair chances in life, some things can never be substituted and among those things, is excellence. I understand that there could be problems and a student fails his final exams and usually the most logical thing to do is to be fair and consider past...

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What is the fate of the rural woman in Rwanda?

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On October 25, 2014, Rwanda will join the rest of the world to celebrate the International Rural Women’s Day under the theme “Let’s support each other in the journey of self-reliance.”

The life of a female taxi driver

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The sight of a woman driving a taxi is something we don’t see every day. The taxi business is male dominated given the tough conditions that come with the job like working long odd hours. And traditionally, society still frowns at a woman who works as a taxi driver.

Critics or political opportunists? (Part I)

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Most, if not all, of Rwandans would not wish to look back into the mirror of our past, a past that was a fate we found ourselves in not because of our failures, mistakes, or any other reason that could remotely justify that state, but one that dehumanised us so...

UN Day: Together we can make a better and safer world

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Today, Rwanda will once more join the global community in celebrating the United Nations (UN) Day, which constitutes the anniversary of the founding of the UN on October 24th, 1945.

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Editorial Cartoon of the day

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There are mixed feelings on whether Rwanda Public Transport Authority (Onatracom) can recover from the huge financial loss it suffered in recent years which has subsequently forced the firm to significantly scale down its operations.

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Isange One Stop Center: Ejecting GBV from our communities through holistic, multi-sectoral approaches

Gender based violence (GBV) remains a widespread occurrence that spans centuries, that in the past it was almost expected and accepted. Its seriousness, effects and how communities respond and work towards its elimination varies from country to country.

UN Day 2014

Rwanda is currently experiencing one of the fastest periods of growth and socioeconomic progress in its history, largely due to its strong and innovative government leadership and support from development partners, such as the United Nations (UN).

UAE Exchange celebrates its fourth anniversary in Rwanda; turns 34 globally

Today, UAE Exchange celebrates the completion of four years in Rwanda, while its global operations celebrate 34 years. It was on 23rd October, 1980 that this leading global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, had set up its first branch in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

World Food Day 2014

The Government of Rwanda joined the rest of the world to celebrate the World Food Day on 16th October to bring awareness to global hunger.

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Why report cards are very important

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Excellent performance! More effort needed! Pull up your socks! It is not too late to improve! You could have performed better if it was not for the bad company! Keep it up! Balance your efforts!

Career: Carpentry, the profession that embraces everyone

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We continue to see many children who call streets home. These children do not have any skill which they can use to earn a living and the little money they get through illegal activities such as stealing and prostitution is spent on drugs like marijuana and ‘petrol’ for sniffing which...

Going the miles for the dignity of women

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In the true sense of the word, Barbara Margolies comes out as a firm woman. There is an unmistakable element of seriousness about her. But all that is when you are giving out a first-time impression of her. Yes, until you have talked about the thing that she seems to...

Mother and child care week impacts lives at Rutongo Hospital

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Silvie Mukundwa, a resident of Masoro sector, Rulindo District, Northern Province, saw her 4-year-old son suddenly develop many symptoms such as running nose, watery eyes, swollen eyelids and sneezing.