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    RwandAir to start London route in May

    The national carrier, RwandAir has announced it will launch its direct flights to London in the United Kingdom on May 26 2017, through London Gatwick International Airport.

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    First Lady urges community to take initiative in girls’ education

    In her remarks during the closing ceremony of this year’s Promotion of Girls Education Campaign in Mayange Sector, Bugesera District, the First Lady said community members, including parents and teachers, must ensure that girls not only...

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    New tech app to boost national agric targets

    A new information and communication technology-leaning project has been rolled out in the framework of improving the resilience of smallholder farmers in the country. Smallholder farmers are considered the backbone of the country’s agriculture and feed...

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    Taking stock of Rwanda’s progress in fight against TB

    It was a sunny afternoon when hundreds of youths converged at Centre de Jeune Kimisagara in Kigali for a campaign against tuberculosis (TB). The event featured dancing, skating, football and acrobatics in which participants were awarded...

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    Bank of Kigali’s ‘TecHouse’ to drive bank’s innovation agenda

    Yesterday, Bank of Kigali unveiled a new subsidiary, ‘BkTecHouse’ expected to drive the bank’s innovation agenda. The launch of BkTecHouse follows another subsidiary (BK General Insurance) that the bank recently launched.

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Housekeeping could ‘make or break’ hospitality sector, says WDA expert

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Hospitality sector players have been urged to improve housekeeping because it is vital to enhance service delivery and attract more visitors.

Kenyan diaspora top senders of mobile to mobile remittances - WorldRemit report

The Kenyan diaspora is the biggest sender of digital remittances to mobile accounts, according to a new report by WorldRemit, a global online money transfer service provider.

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Teams begin to arrive for African Para Taekwondo Open

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Countries have started arriving in the Rwanda ahead of the second edition of the African Para-Taekwondo Open that gets underway on Friday (March 31) and will run until April 2 at Amahoro Indoor Stadium.

FIFA expert Daniel Krebs on three-day visit to Rwanda

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FIFA manager in charge of Football Facilities and Income Generation Programmes, Daniel Krebs is in Rwanda for a three-day visit-while in the country, he will hold talks Rwanda Football Federation leadership in relation to the funding and management of the FERWAFA Hotel.

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Yuhi Amuli talks about his love for cinema

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As a child, Yuhi Amuli was exposed to many career choices. He started out wanting to become a Catholic priest, then a medical doctor, then a lawyer. It was not until he completed High School that the love for motion pictures started to creep up in him.

Knowless to headline ‘White & Gold’ party

Knowless Butera is slated to headline the ‘White and Gold’ party at the Nyarutarama based K-Club on March 31­. “Several DJs will be around to entertain the revellers and also in place will be lots of surprises for our patrons,” said Alliance Isimbi, the event organiser.

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The Injyana ensembles, bringing symphony orchestra to life

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Adapted from the Kinyarwanda language, the word injyana means ‘the motion of the music’. True to the notion, the ensemble’s goal is to bring orchestra music back to life. Veteran music instrumentalists shared their experiences of the Injyana musical pieces.

Trump can’t help himself

I’m starting to think Donald Trump doesn’t really want the presidency. I think he has realized that it’s not that rewarding or even if it is, there’re many times you can’t have your way and for someone whose previous job was hiring and firing people at will, that must be...

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How to get more urban women employed

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There has been boundless sensitisation and effort to strengthen gender equality across the country. One would think that aspects such as stereotypes, misconceptions, and tradition, or anything else that has held women back over the years, are now on a low, however, this is not the case.

Kalisa on the misconceptions about photography

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Vestine Kalisa, a shareholder and marketing manager of Navity in Black (NIB) photo studio says photography is a tool she chose to help people keep memories for a long time. NIB Studio won Abryanz Style and Fashion Award (ASFA) 2016 and featured as BHF Magazine’s 2016 top five studios in...

This leadership has touched our society in ways many may not fully fathom

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The effects of this leadership on the Rwandan society are manifest in many ways and those who put their lives on the line to rescue it know best. Uti how? I was shuffling along KK104 Street doing my routine exercise when, on looking to my left, I burst out laughing,...

Rwanda’s journey to cashless economy: Where are we three years to deadline?

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Following Rwanda’s Vision 2020 and the Smart Rwanda Master Plan, Rwanda envisions becoming a cashless economy by 2020; with all government financial transactions done electronically and via mobile phones by 2018.

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Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) president Vincent de Gaulle Nzamwita is under fire over his comments about the Amavubi AFCON 2004 team – which appeared to undermine Rwanda’s historic qualification.

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Job Announcement

The IGC is seeking to hire two Country Economists for its office in Rwanda: 1) Country Economist, 2) Country Economist for Public Financial Management.

GAIN’s Innovation Acceleration model in food processing value chain to fight malnutrition in Rwanda

Malnutrition among children and adults is a global issue affecting the quality of life for vast populations across the world. It is however particularly acute in developing countries due to higher levels of poverty coupled with illiteracy.

BRD supports special and infrastructure projects to bridge development gap

In an increasingly dynamic and innovative environment, the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) recently established a dedicated Department of Special Projects and Infrastructure (DSPI) with a strategic mandate of boosting national economic growth by availing finances to spur infrastructure development.

Kirehe District celebrates developments registered in past seven years

With 77,879 households and a population of 340,983, Kirehe is one of the seven districts that make up Eastern Province . It covers 1,11with 8.5Km2of the surface area. The district is divided into twelve sectors namely: Gahara, Gatore, Kigarama, Kigina, Kirehe, Mahama, Mpanga, Musaza, Mushikiri, Nasho, Nyamugari and Nyarubuye; made up of 60 cells and 612 villages.

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Boarding facilities: Are schools ready for ban?

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The Government recently issued a directive banning boarding in nursery and primary schools in a bid to ensure parents care for their own children closely until such a time they are old enough to be away from daily parental watch.

Why every learner should embrace the savings culture

When learners are encouraged to embrace the savings culture from an early age, it gives them an opportunity to learn financial discipline and investment. Ordinarily, one would expect such values to be introduced to children by parents, but this is not likely to happen as children start school as early...

Acute kidney injuries: Early treatment is vital

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Cases of children under the age of 16 developing acute kidney injury, also known as acute renal failure, have been on the rise according to medics.

What to eat for a good functioning digestive system

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For one to lead a healthy life, the functioning of the digestive system is central, which calls for ideal dieting habits.