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Continental bank roots for financial technology

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Millions more people in Africa now have access to financial systems, thanks to cashless systems using digital technology, and more and more people are seeing the benefits of mobile banking, according to Ecobank.

Horticulture sector players tipped on quality

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Horticulture sector stakeholders should embrace international standards and ensure quality along the value chain to boost exports into European markets, experts have said. The Dutch and UK experts added that Rwanda can only be able to increase its exports to Europe if farmers and exporters ensure quality along value chain...

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Iyumva's dream to groom local Taekwondo stars

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BARELY seven years after being listed as a national sport taekwondo is one of the most rapidly growing sports in Rwanda.

FIBA World Cup: Tough test awaits Rwanda in qualifiers

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THE 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifiers first round will be a tough test for the Rwanda men’s team. The matches will be played from February 23-25 in Bamako, Mali.

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Ngamije finds her footing in modeling

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As a child, she did not dream about the glitzy runways in Paris or New York; she wanted to be a nurse.

3Hills delights couples at Valentine’s Day show

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Kigali music band 3Hills made it a night to remember for revellers who showed up at the Valentine’s Day celebrations held on Wednesday at Park Inn Hotel’s JJ Club in Kiyovu, Kigali.

PHOTOS: Meet the Miss Rwanda 2018 finalists

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The final pre-selection of Miss Rwanda 2018 took place last week and 20 out of 35 contestants were chosen for the finale of the annual beauty pageant. The girls are currently undergoing intensive training and preparation in boot camp.

WORD HAS IT...

Music duo Charly & Nina have had an eventful two years. Not much was known of their talent until they hired musician manager Alex Muyoboke. If you have been following the Rwandan music scene, you must by now know that any musician that Muyoboke touches turns to gold.

Mothers on nurturing vulnerable children under SOS Children’s Villages

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At the start of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Marie Theogene Muteteli was a newlywed basking in marital bliss. However, this joy was short-lived. Her husband was killed in the first days leaving her a young widow.

Davos 2018: Gender parity is about men and women, not women alone

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The Davos 2018 World Economic Forum was, for most gender sensitive persons, a great meeting that for the first time focused on women empowerment; and rightfully so. The Global Gender Gap Report 2017 revealed that although there had been economic progress during this decade, the year 2017 had shown a...

The bumps to watch out for on Rwanda's growth trajectory

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Most indications have been consistent that Rwanda is on a firm footing towards economic take-off.

Rising above hunger and all forms of malnutrition

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An African proverb says that “wisdom is like a baobab tree – no one individual can embrace it.” The same can be applied to the fight against hunger in Africa. Collective action is fundamental to achieve the aim of the Malabo Declaration (end hunger by 2025), as well as that...

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Editorial cartoon

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A twenty-three year old man has been arrested after allegedly trying to bribe a police officer, who was supervising the theory tests, with Rwf 200,000 to have his name on the list.

PWDs inclusion in VUP improves as advocacy interventions intensify

Findings from the assessment from the qualitative study conducted on the inclusion of people with disabilities in Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP) suggest that more efforts are needed from different social protection umbrellas including Non-Governmental Organizations, government agencies and civil society, ensure people with disabilities benefit from different government programmes, especially VUP.

Kasha launches

Kasha recently held their official launch at Inka Steakhouse, presenting a confidential and convenient way to access health and personal care products for women through technology.

Language; the answer is in getting grounded early

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Yvette Ishimwe, now a third-year student of information technology at University of Rwanda, says she could hardly communicate proficiently in English after joining university, and neither could many of her colleagues.

Children’s creativity lab grooming future engineers

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Cristella Uwiduhaye, 13, is a Primary Six pupil at High Hills Academy located in Kicukiro District. Since her childhood she has always had the urge to become an engineer. However, the foundation she is supposed to receive as a child is not enough at school due to the limited time...

The importance of a school uniform

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A school uniform is an attire worn by students mostly while going for studies. Most common school uniforms are characterised by white button-downs and ties for boys, and pleated skirts for girls, with both wearing blazers. A uniform can even be as simple as requiring collared shirts, or restricting colour...

Talent grooming: 12-year-old Gisa on his love for soccer

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Lucky Gisa’s mother says it became evident that he had a thing for football when he was nine months old. She says because he loved to play with a soccer ball, he was able to walk much earlier for his age.