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    The bizarre world of housemaids

    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...

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    Economy remains stable despite global turbulence

    The economy remained relatively stable in the first half of the year despite turbulence in the global economic arena, the central bank has said.

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    How midwife faked pregnancy to steal a baby

    It is a Thursday morning and business is normal at Ruli trading centre in Gakenke District near Ruli Hospital. But locked behind the walls of one of the hospital’s rooms are officials in an emergency meeting.

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    Rwanda, DR Congo farmers agree deal to ease trade

    Rwandan agri-business traders can now penetrate the DR Congo market following the signing of bilateral trading agreement between Private Sector Federation (chamber of farmers) and Congolese Farmers-Concessioners Association for Development.

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    Local officials resolve to speed up adoption of Irembo e-Govt services

    On Wednesday, local government officials held discussions with RwandaOnline Platform Limited on how to speed up adoption of online services delivered through Irembo Platform.

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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.

Cross-border women traders call for sensitisation on tax policies

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Women involved in informal cross-border trade on the Rwanda-Uganda border at Gatuna have called for more sensitisation on tax policies and the opportunities presented by the regional market.

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[VIDEO]: Basketball: Giants of Africa inspires youth in Rwanda

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Well-known for its grassroots basketball programme, ‘Giants of Africa’ inspired the Rwandan youth during a three-day trip to the country that wound up on Thursday.

Guardiola returning to Barca in UEFA Champions League

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MONACO - Pep Guardiola will return to the Nou Camp in the Champions League group stage after his new club Manchester City were drawn against his former Barcelona team on Thursday in one of the toughest of the eight groups.

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Gospel artistes in joint concert

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Worried about how to spend your Sunday evening? Shining Stars, a worship team at Evangelical Restoration Church, Masoro Parish, is bringing together Kigali’s best gospel artistes in a concert dubbed “Slaves of Worship”.

Former Miss Rwanda contestant to launch book

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Peace Kwizera, the first runner-up of Miss Rwanda 2016 has finally put her writing skills to good use. Kwizera is set to launch a new book titled “Oh Rwandan Child.”

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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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Why we must strive to pay our taxes

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There is an old clich̩ about two certainties in life: death and taxes. The grim reality about this is that you can never run away from them Рno matter how much you try!

The Burqa and French values

PARIS – Many Western media outlets were highly critical of France’s 2010 law banning face coverings, such as burqas that cover a woman’s face and entire body, and local decrees adopted this year banning full-body “burkini” swimsuits on public beaches have drawn further negative attention. French-bashing in the press is...

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Editorial Cartoon

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Further hike in taxes and prices of tobacco products will help reduce smoking in African countries, experts at a key meeting on tobacco taxation have said.

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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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