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Rwanda, Kenya private sector bodies to strengthen ties

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The local Private Sector Federation (PSF, and the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry have agreed to strengthen trade co-operation to spur economic growth between the two EAC countries.

EAC extends motorcycle tax waiver for a year

Nairobi – The East Africa Community (EAC) Council of Ministers has agreed to extend the 15 per cent tax waiver on imported motorcycle spare parts to June 2016.

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Amavubi stars set for Scotland training camp

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The national football team, Amavubi, is set to hold a two-week training camp in Scotland from August 2-16, according to head coach Johnny McKinstry.

Musanze, Karongi crowned Umurenge Kagame Cup winners

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Men’s final Musanze 3-2 Muhanga Women Karongi 1-0 Rwamagana Defending champions Musanze district came from two goals down to beat Muhanga District in a thrilling Umurenge Kagame Cup final played on Wednesday at Amahoro stadium.

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Musician Paccy opens up on her life as a single mother

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Since hitting the limelight with her track “Miss President” in 2012, Oda Pacifique Uzamberumwana, alias Paccy has become a big name. Some have referred to her as controversial, but Paccy describes herself as easy-going and sociable.

PGGSS5 contestant: I will sing till my last day on earth - Bruce Melodie

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Bruce Itahiwacu better known by his stage name Bruce Melodie was born and raised in Kanombe, Kigali. He is the last child in a family of four - two boys and two girls.

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Ramadan: The dos and don’ts during the holy month

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For almost two weeks now, Muslims have been observing Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth and holiest month on the Muslim calendar, when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset for about thirty days.

Geza's passion for theatre has seen him travel the world

Arts has seen Brian Geza has fourteen years of experience working in the performing arts as a performer, teacher, and choreographer in his native Zimbabwe. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Zvishamiso Arts, a Harare-based community performing arts troupe.

Hyperactive children: How to look out for the red flag

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They say parenting is as crazy as circumnavigating the world without a map but the journey is always worth it. Raising a child who is more than active, more than energetic and persistent is more than tiring.

My dream for Rwanda keeps me going - Mavubi

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Patricie Uwase Mavubi recently returned home to work on national transportation issues at the invitation of the Office of the President of Rwanda. She is a graduate from University of California, Berkeley with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering. She is currently setting up a Mentorship programme that will...

Rwanda's independence and what liberation means to the people

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On Wednesday July 1, Rwanda celebrated her 53rd independence anniversary and tomorrow, July 4, the country is celebrating its 21st Liberation anniversary. The two events, while important in the nation’s history, were attained under different circumstances that were trying and at a great cost.

SDGs and what they mean for Rwanda

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This article is a sequel to the one published in the June 8 edition of The New Times on the transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to SustainableDevelopment Goals (SDGs), which focused more on the lessons that have been learnt from the processes leading up to the introduction of...

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Editorial Cartoon

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Effective Wednesday, motorists are required to dig into their pockets deeper after the Ministry of Trade and Industry increased pump prices for petroleum products to Rwf935 a litre, up from Rwf840.

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Privatized fertilizer importation and distribution system in Rwanda

Rwanda’s agricultural growth hinges on agricultural intensification and is targeted as a key contributory driver to economic growth and poverty reduction.

Rwanda: Commemoration of World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day, which takes place every year on 20 June, is a time for reflection.

WASAC in the quest to achieve efficiency and competitiveness in water supply and sanitation services in Rwanda

Water and Sanitation Corporation Ltd (WASAC) is working on strategic programs to increase e water production, distribution, and performance improvement aimed as provision of quality water and sanitation services in Rwanda.

Bollore Africa Logistics RwandaComemorates the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi

Mid this week, Wednesday 17th June 2015, Ballore Africa Logistics Rwanda Ltd honored honored victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis and celebrated 21 years of putting the tragic pogrom to an end.

New education minister outlines his priorities

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Recently, Parliament approved Dr. Papius Musafiri, as the new education minister, replacing Prof. Silas Lwakabamba. The Ministry of Education has also been working on a sector review to improve performance.

What Rwanda can learn from Finland’s model

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In a quiet classroom adorned with the joyful creations of small children, Ville Sallinen is learning what makes Finland’s schools the envy of the world.

Be alert, male breast cancer is as dangerous as the others

When baby boys and baby girls are born, they have similar breast tissue and breast size. As boys develop especially during puberty, their breast growth ceases to be as complex as that of girls. High testosterone and low estrogen levels stop the development in boys.

Ulcers: Why your lifestyle could be the cause

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Plaisir Mutunzi, 34, a resident of Gashora sector, Bugesera district, Eastern province, started experiencing a burning pain in the abdomen; the kind that moves up to one’s neck, down to the navel and sometimes through the back.