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    Africa should look beyond its resources - Kagame

    President Paul Kagame has challenged African leaders to dedicate themselves toward overcoming challenges that dog the continent’s efforts to develop, saying making the right investments would ultimately yield results.

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    Heroes: Cabinet to Vet 14 nominees

    The Executive Secretary for Chancellery for Heroes, National Order and Decoration of Honour (Cheno), Deo Nkusi, has said his office has finalised scrutiny of 14 people nominated by the public as potential heroes and will...

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    Eala takes steps to fight genocide ideology

    The East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) sitting in Arusha on Wednesday passed a resolution to form a select committee that will conduct a study into matters of genocide in the region and beyond.

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    RwandAir now launches Entebbe-Nairobi direct flight

    The national carrier, RwandAir, on Thursday started operating direct flights between Entebbe in Uganda and Nairobi, Kenya, one of East Africa’s busiest routes.

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    Retired US general hails RDF

    THE ROLE RWANDA Defence Forces (RDF) has played in securing the country and leading its people out of the doldrums is commendable and should be emulated globally, a US army general and former top diplomat...

BRD pledges more support toward skills devt in schools


The development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) has pledged more support to the education sector to fund skills development and projects that accelerate sustainable growth.

Indian agro-processor eyes Rwandan market

Arjun Beeswax lndustries, an India-based agro-processing firm, will soon set up shop in Rwanda, Arjun Bheda, the managing partner, said in a statement.


Ferwafa U-15 League starts February 14


Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) is set to start the U-15 football league on February 14 as part of a broader campaign to encourage more children to play football, which they say would, in the long run, benefit the country.

Ten Rwandans to officiate in 2015 Caf tournaments

Ten Rwandan referees will officiate in this years Orange Caf champions league and Confederations Cup tournaments, according to the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

DEBATE: Does civil marriage give leeway to divorce?


A paper wont stop divorce And so, there is unconfirmed news that the divorce rate in Rwanda is on the increase and this, according to some people, is due to Rwandas emphasis on civil marriage more than religious marriage.

WORD HAS IT...: What next for La Planet club, Chicken Tonight?


Our snoops have learnt that La Planet Club and Chicken Tonight, two spots popular with late night revelers for dancing, eating and drinks, will have to relocate sooner rather than later.

In the footsteps of Ndabaga, the legendary trailblazer


On Sunday, February 1, Rwandans will mark the Heroes Day. There are known national heroes who are celebrated for various outstanding accomplishments.

My skin itches, do I have cancer?

Dear Doctor, Last month I was plagued by chronic itching all over my upper body. It hurts a lot and I end up getting sores all over my body. I consulted with my doctor but he seems not to know what causes the itching.

Artificial Intelligence: Striking the right balance between caution and innovation


Sometime in the very near future, self-driving cars " currently being tested by the likes of Google " will be on our roads.I am a dreamer. And, barring the cost of the vehicle when it lands in Nairobi or Kigali, I can already see myself alone in the back-left seat...

EDITORIAL: Inaction will be Africas undoing

The African Union has at last come out of its lethargic slumber and decided to act against Boko Haram. But the four troop-contributing countries will have to wait for a green light from the UN Security Council.


Editorial cartoon of the day


Online shoppers have been cheated before but now criminals have turned to SIM card technology to evade being tracked down by authorities. In 2012, a new law was adopted requiring that every SIM card be registered in order to minimise crimes/fraud using mobile phones. However, it has come to light that some agents register SIM cards without going through proper channels.

Nots impacts families; Invests in renewable energy

By Michel Nkurunziza The government of Rwanda is working to increase energy capacity through different projects. Rwandas current installed capacity is 119MW and government tar-gets 563MW by 2017 mainly from hydro, peat, methane, geothermal and solar.

Cracking the Unemployment and Underemployment Complexities - Why the Neoclassical Framework is Inadequate and Why Holistic and Innovative Approaches are Essential (Part 1)

By Lamin M. Manneh, UN Resident Coordinator in Rwanda At the opening ceremony of the WEDF Conference held in Kigali in September 2014, H.E. President Paul Kagame reminded us about the strong desire ex-pressed by people for decent and productive jobs in virtually all corners of the earth through different on-line and off -line surveys as well as social media, including the UN Secretary-Generals global "the world we want" survey for the post-2015 development agenda.

Rwanda to commence construction of bigger Power Projects in 2015 to add more than 300MW on national grid

Infrastructure development in Rwanda; both hard and soft, has been given a high-table consideration in the country's development process.

WDA: Treading the path towards national development

The government has come up with various development programs aimed at achieving national development aspirations and international development commitments.

Transport improves as new term opens


The beginning of Third Term last year was a nightmare for many students. As reported in our August 13, 2014 edition, students complained about the difficulties they experienced in search for vehicles to school.

Empowering women: The Akilah model


It is amazing to see the great strides that this country has made in advancing womens rights especially through education for girls and women. Historically, women were marginalized and their roles in society limited to crop cultivation, childbearing and looking after their husbands.

What it takes to nurture a baby using Kangaroo Mothercare


Tiny, helpless and extremely fragile is how a premature born baby looks like when it comes into the new world. Preterm infants were often taken to incubators and this caused a distress for both the mother and the baby since they were often separated for long.

A torn net is a bad net and a bad user is a mosquito prey


Most mosquito bites occur at night but some mosquitoes reach out for blood even during the day. Fortunately, malaria alleviation moved a step forward, last year, with the World Health Organisation reporting a reduction in deaths by half, but what does this mean for sub-Saharan Africa, the most affected region?