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Local traders urged to take advantage of new facilities at Mombasa port

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Rwanda’s business community should take advantage of the recently installed modern infrastructure at Mombasa port to increase trade, Catherine Mturi-Wairi, the Kenya Ports Authority managing director, has said. Mturi-Wairi said the authority is committed to facilitating regional trade through provision of efficient and convenient services, adding that they look to...

Cost, infrastructure challenges holding back uptake of e-payments - stakeholders

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Last week the central bank launched a new campaign to encourage the business community to embrace electronic payment systems. The move is one of the many efforts aimed at promoting financial technology services that deepen cashless economy.

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APR, Police FC clash in battle for top spot

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IT will be a clash of men in uniform when Police FC host Azam Rwanda Premier League leaders APR at Kicukiro Stadium today afternoon. Innocent Seninga’s Police FC are in fourth place with 10 points, three behind their opponents, but victory for Police would see them swap positions with APR,...

APR’s Buteera eyes return to Amavubi fold

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Midfielder Andrew Buteera is seeking to continue an impressive run for APR FC in the hope of catching the eye of Amavubi coach Antoine Hey when he selects the team for the forthcoming CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup which will be staged in Kenya from December 3 to 17.

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Bruce Melodie set for European tour

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Bruce Melodie’s talent coupled with hard work and determination is taking him places. The charismatic R&B singer, born Bruce Itahiwacu, is set for his debut European tour, to promote his music on the international scene.

Crooner Apio to grace unplugged musical session

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She was last in Kigali in June this year, for the CollectiveRW Fashion Week’s fashion Happy Hour at the Repub Lounge in Kimihurura. Now fast rising Ugandan Afro soul crooner, Moro Apio is set to perform at the weekly live acoustic music session, Muoto Muzika at The Root House in...

Sengazi on how he joined comedy

Michael Sengazi is a comedian with the comedy knight crew that he joined in 2010. Sengazi, who is half Rwandan and half Burundian, began as a poet, performing artist until he found his love for comedy.

Would you shoplift?

Have you ever shoplifted? Do you get the urge to shoplift? If your answer to the latter is yes, what kind of items are you tempted to steal?

The ‘healing haven’ for vulnerable women

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Located in Kabeza, a city suburb, it has for many years served as a safe haven for vulnerable women. It is a place that gives these women a second chance to heal from the physical and psychological wounds of gender based violence.

How one woman chose to be the eyes of visually impaired children

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Vanessa Bahati’s last born son was born with visual impairment. After visiting several hospitals in Europe and locally, the results were negative.

Africa’s demographic dividend: empower, educate, and employ

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It is true that the African population is very youthful, with 406 million young people aged 15-34, and 486 million children aged 0-14 years according to UN Population estimates. The continent has the highest child-dependency rate in the world. For every 100 working age persons in Africa, there are approximately...

EDITORIAL: Political change should not come at the expense of peace

The dust has began to settle in Zimbabwe after “Uncle Bob” finally decided to bow to the ever-increasing pressure to resign. After a 38-year uninterrupted rule, the once iconic freedom fighter alas falls from grace together with Grace.

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Editorial Cartoon

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Civil society and faith-based organisations have appealed to the Government to launch investigations into the people responsible for the country’s teenage pregnancies, with view to initiate criminal proceedings against the culprits.

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Delivery of training and orientation sessions for professional development toolkits and assessment tools

The Building Learning Foundations Programme (BLF) is funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and aims to improve the quality of teaching and leadership in all of Rwanda’s government primary schools.

Tender Notice: The British Council

The British Council is delivering a project for the Government of Rwanda to improve the teaching and learning of English to lower primary school pupils.

Why visiting CAG museum should be on your next agenda

A new museum, Campaign Against Genocide Museum, has opened in Kigali at the parliamentary buildings.

How rural electrification is changing lives in Rwanda

When Mbonimana relocated from Bweyeye sector in Rusizi District to search for work in the capital city of Kigali, his home area was nothing but an ordinary trading center with few economic activities to boast of.

Why parents opt for boarding schools

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Most parents today continue to opt to send their children to boarding schools. The reasons are varied, but key among them is that most parents say it’s because students in boarding schools have ample time to study and face less distraction, thus usually outperform their counterparts in day schools.

Rwanda to host 7th global healthcare summit

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Rwanda is set to host the 7th edition of the World Healthcare Students Symposium (WHSS). The event is expected to attract over 3,000 students and professionals from around the world. The global summit that will run from November 24 to 26 will be centred on the neonatal care, professional ethics,...

World Children’s Day: Call for end to child rights abuse

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Children have called for an end to child labour and respect for their rights. The call was made on Monday during the World Children’s Day celebrations that were held in Rubavu District.

The love for our parents

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Since I love reading, I have come across different stories some of which were inspiring, educative, entertaining and an eye-opener, among others. Some of these stories have influenced my decisions, choices, behaviour and how I live with people around me.