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    Mahama: A day in a refugee camp

    A few kilometres from the town of Kirehe, a dusty road branches off to Mahama. This is the road that a Burundian refugee would have to take in search of what will be their permanent place...

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    How African gov'ts lose US$50b in tax fraud

    Every year, African countries lose over US$50 billion in Illicit Financial Flows (IFF), according to a new study by a High Level Panel (HLP) that was chaired by former South African President Thabo Mbeki.

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    Liberal Party backs 'third term'

    The Liberal Party (commonly known by its French acronym, PL) political party on Saturday issued a press statement calling for a review of the constitution to allow President Kagame to run for another term as president.

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    Floods wreck rice plantations in Kabuye

    Rice farmers in Kabuye will not be able to harvest all their produce after heavy rains flooded their rice fields in North Rutongo yesterday.

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    Fleeing Burundians and threat of 'Imbonerakure'

    NEMBA – a beehive of Activity is what comes to mind when one thinks of a border crossing, especially one of Nemba One Stop Border Post in Bugesera District between Rwanda and Burundi, where a modern...

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Govt turns to Chinese to fast-track Nyabarongo II hydro-power project

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Government signing a memorandum of understanding with Sinohydro Corporation, a Chinese state-owned company, that aim at establishing a framework that will help fast-track the development of the 120MW Nyabarongo II power project.

Gakenke, Muhanga co-ops secure Rwf9.7m to improve coffee quality

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Two coffee co-operatives from Gakenke and Muhanga districts have received Rwf9.7 million funding for clean water supply and waste water treatment projects at their coffee washing stations.

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Rwanda faces uphill task in return leg

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Rwanda U-23 side will have to overturn a 2-1 loss in the first leg of the CAF U-23 Championship/Rio Olympic qualifier when they face Uganda in the return leg on May 31 at Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium.

Shame: APR's fans failed their team

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In sports, but in this particular case, football, fans play a massive role during matches mainly because they create an atmosphere in which the home players blossom, whereas the visiting players are unsettled, thereby affecting the performance of either team.

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Niyonkuru breathes life into art

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Bruce Niyonkuru is one of the young budding visual artists at Ivuka Arts. He discovered his talent at the age of eight at Kacyiru Primary School, Niyonkuru where he used to draw- a hobby he loved.

Kalisa's modelling dream takes shape

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Many young girls aspire to be fashion models when they grow up, and one of them is Winnie Kalisa; she is determined to make a difference in the fashion industry as she pursues her dream career in modelling.

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Digital TV is opening the floodgates of opportunities for local content producers - Watta

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In June last year, Rwanda became the second country in Sub-Saharan Africa to switch from analog to digital TV broadcasts, well ahead of the June 17, 2015 deadline set by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

Muhire uses film to fight sexual violence

Jean-Claude Muhire's journey into the world of film making started in 2012 while working as a volunteer at the former Kimisagara orphanage. His job at the orphanage was to assist the founder to take care of many children.

Sexual abuse: When the protector turns into the perpetrator

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At the age of thirteen, Vivian K (not real names) was left at home alone as her aunt, who was her guardian ran some errands.

Forced marriages: The hidden problem thriving in our midst

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Recently, a 17-year-old pregnant girl walked to a police station to report that her ‘husband’ had chased her away from her marital home.

One man's ambitions are proving quite costly for Burundi

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I have tried my best to objectively follow the Burundi story for a while now. On my Twitter feed I follow both pro and anti-Nkurunziza tweeps. I prefer to call them anti-Nkurunziza tweeps because at the moment it is quite unfair to just focus on the ‘third term’ debate.

Paris calling for Rwanda's Kaberuka

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Figuratively speaking, I am ending May on a flying note; landed from Nairobi yesterday evening only to fly off again today, to Ivory Coast where Rwanda’s Dr. Donald Kaberuka will bring down the curtains on a glamorous decade as African Development Bank (AfDB) President.

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Editorial Cartoon

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There is need for all government and non-government institutions to put efforts together to help create more jobs if the country is to address the issue of unemployment, Judith Uwizeye, the Minister for Public Service and Labour, has said.

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BDO East Africa Rwanda

As the Rwanda business environment keeps on blossoming, with a number of informal entities that metamorphosing into SMEs or formal professionally managed corporations and multi-national bodies, the need for business management services has also kept on growing.

Tumba College of Technology takes on Community Service, national development aspirations

Creating practical and sustainable initiatives in addressing challenges that affect communities and contribute to national development occupies a high table position on the working agenda of the Government of Rwanda.

RSSB Celebrates 2015 Labour Day: Calls for professionalism

Friday 1st May, Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) joined other Rwandans and the rest of the world to celebrate the International Labour Day with a call on employees to give utmost commitment to their work for tangible results as that gives satisfaction to employers, employees and the customers, contributing to national development in this process.

World Press Freedom Day: Positive progress but not yet there!

As Rwanda joins the rest of the world to celebrate the World Press Freedom Day, the UN Resident Coordinator, Lamin Manneh, gives an insight into the state of press freedom and Rwanda and what more needs to be done for a vibrant media sector.

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Exploring the ban on primary boarding section

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Three months at school, one at home, then three more months at school. And the cycle continues year-in-year-out. This is the routine of every boarding school learner. In short, these learners spend 9 out of the 12 months at school, and only 3 of the 12 with their parents and...

FROM THE EDITOR: Boarding school debate: PARENTS' support is crucial

Last week, government announced a directive banning boarding section for primary schools. Olivier Rwamukwaya, the Minister of State in Charge of Primary and Secondary Education, said the decision was taken to ensure that parents inculcate a culture of fostering their own children until they are old enough to be away...

The A-Z of dealing with burns, scalds

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About two years ago Adelene Kwizera’s baby was badly scalded on the left arm after she accidentally hit a sauce pan containing boiling water. Her daughter’s dark scar is still visible today.

What causes body odour?

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It is common to interact with people whose body odour is not the best. A bad odour kills someone’s (the victim) confidence but also turns off most people. But what exactly causes someone to have that unpleasant odour?