Ibuka condemns Dutch MPs for 'shielding Genocide suspects'

The umbrella body for Genocide survivors’ associations, Ibuka, has criticized the Dutch Parliament for asking the country’s Ministry of Security and Justice to suspend the extradition of two Genocide suspects to Rwanda. The lawmakers allege that extraditing Jean Baptiste Mugimba and Jean Claude Iyamuremye would dent the country’s democratic credentials.

BNR to start licensing private pension providers next month

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The monopoly enjoyed by the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) as the sole social security provider will soon end as the National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) moves to licence private pension schemes next month.

Plans to provide decent housing for poor city residents gain momentum

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Kigali City residents living in informal dwellings could soon acquire decent homes under a new initiative by the authorities, the real estate sector players and other key stakeholders.

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Munyandamutsa petitions FIFA over ‘unlawful’ FERWAFA assembly

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Augustine Munyandamutsa, a member of the Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA), has petitioned FIFA to nullify resolutions passed by what he called an ‘illegal’ FERWAFA Extra-Ordinary General Assembly held from September 17-18 in Musanze District.

Cycling team set for Chantal Biya, UCI-World Championships

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Rwanda Cycling Federation (FERWACY) will send the national cycling team to compete in this year’s Grand Prix Chantal Biya and UCI-World Championships. Both races will take place next month.

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Former street children to stage concert in the U.S.

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Residents and students of Bedford, Virginia in the United States will be treated to a performance dubbed ‘Eyes on Rwanda’ at the Bower Centre for the Artson Sunday.

Rwanda’s visual arts journey told through documentary

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A documentary about the evolution of Rwanda’s visual art has been launched. Titled In the eye of the Artist, the documentary, by David Helft, a French filmmaker was premiered during the opening of a visual art exhibition hosted by Inganzo Arts Centre.

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MY WEDDING: We agreed to abstain until marriage, says Nibomari

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Elvis Nibomari, a research officer at the Office of the Government spokesperson and his wife Liliane Umukobwa first met in 2011 at Universal church in town. A friendship developed which later resulted into marriage 4 years later. The couple talked to Sunday Times’ Donah Mbabazi about their love story.

Rwandans should own their culture – Rugamba

Raoul Rugamba is the Managing Director for Hobe Agency and is also a producer of Hobe Rwanda projects that was part of the team that organised the Rwanda Day. The 27 year old talked to Sunday Magazine’s Sharon Kantengwa on his thoughts about the tourism and hospitality industry in the...

Akilah: Five years of grooming girls into future leaders

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When 32-year-old Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes moved to Rwanda in 2006, she wasn’t aware that her destiny was to make an impact in the lives of Rwandan children.

It’s tough balancing work and family, says MTN’s Yvonne Makolo

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13 years ago, Yvonne Manzi Makolo packed her bags and left Canada where she had lived for 10 years to return to Rwanda. Upon arrival, she worked in IT before she moved on to work with MTN- Rwanda. Today, she is the company’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and also, currently...

A tribute to our armed forces

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Remarkable Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills, and the miracle of Africa, are some of the words used by both Rwandans and visitors to describe the beauty as well as the speedy transformation of our East African nation Rwanda.

You are being watched

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One evening as I was visiting a friend, she told me how that morning her 6 year-old daughter deeply challenged her. The daughter asked; mom why do you tell me to do things you don’t want to do yourself?

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Editorial Cartoon

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Officials at the Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) have come under fire during the ongoing public hearings by the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which has warned the agency against what it calls wasteful spending.

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Nyamagabe District: Committed to accelerating social-economic development

Situated in the south-west, Nyamagabe is one of the 8 districts that comprise the Southern Province. It is surrounded by the districts of Karongi and Ruhango in the North, Nyanza and Huye on the East, Nyaruguru in the South, Rusinzi and Nyamasheke on the West.

SORAS is a reliable insurer - Abiyingoma

Abiyingoma Aimable speaks with an aura of joy and satisfaction. A joy derived from the recent total repair of his vehicle and put back to the road after an accident.

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.

UNIVERSITY OF TOURISM, TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS STUDIES -

UTB is a private institution of higher learning committed to providing programmes that are fir for purpose and credible in line with the requirements of the Rwandan Framework for Higher Education and Associated code of practice.

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TVET targets: What it will take to meet the 2018 deadline

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It is 10:00 am in the morning; Albert Kalisa a third year student of civil engineering and construction technology at IPRC Kicukiro is using a set of tools in the workshop to erect a wall. As he reaches out for the trowel, he realizes that the struts would not be...

Akilah launches modern hospitality management lab

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Students training in hospitality management and tourism at Akilah Institute for women will acquire modern skills in the service sector, thanks to a new lab that was launched at the school main grounds in Kibagabaga last week.

World's first baby born from new procedure using DNA of three people

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The world’s first baby to be born from a new procedure that combines the DNA of three people appears to be healthy, according to doctors in the US who oversaw the treatment. The baby was born on 6 April after his Jordanian parents travelled to Mexico where they were cared...

Family planning: Why are women shunning contraceptives?

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Although most Rwandans have embraced family planning to ensure healthy and manageable families, it is not yet time to celebrate.