Further hike in taxes and prices of tobacco products will help reduce smoking in African countries, experts at a key meeting on tobacco taxation have said.
Maximising use of science and technology is part of the government’s agenda to increase products value addition, Education minister Papias Musafiri has said.
Since the Kigali Public Library commenced operations in 2012, the facility was run by the Government through the Ministry of Education until last year when management changed under a public-private partnership (PPP) model.
The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) is calling on East African Community Partner States to enact new wildlife legislation with enhanced penalties and improve strategies and protection measures in a bid to save the region’s wildlife.
A few weeks ago, primary and secondary schools resumed for the third term of this academic year. It’s that time when students are getting ready to go to the next level of their academic ladder. It...
Over 4,000 water tanks were installed by the end of July in different districts across the country under the Rainwater Harvesting Project which aims to improve livelihoods and to reduce surface runoff-overflow which causes erosion.
Ever since the tax body introduced Electronic Billing Machines (EBMs) over two years ago, many taxpayers have been complaining about challenges they face in using the machines. Some say the machines are also expensive while others claim invoicing using EBMs slows down operations.
The National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB) has launched a nationwide campaign that seeks to promote irrigation among coffee farmers.
The Ministry of Sports and Culture is still on the hunt for the next national football team (Amavubi) head coach after a dramatic decision to fire Gilbert ‘Yaounde’ Kanyankore as interim head coach having been appointed into the role on Friday last week.
Rwanda Volleyball Federation (FRVB) is planning to organise a circuit beach volleyball tournament from September 17-18 in Rubavu at Palm Beach.
All seems to be going according to plan for Rwandan comedian and radio personality Arthur Nkusi. After his successful “Arthur and Kansiime Live” show in Kigali last month, he is set for another mega show at Kampala Serena Hotel in Uganda on Friday.
R&B singer Bruce Melodie’s new video of Turaberanye hit single has received overwhelming reception within days after its launch on Saturday.
Gil Mwebaze (better known as DJ Gil Low in local entertainment circles) started got into DJ-ing “by chance”, playing music at house parties in his neighborhood (Kimihux) to ward off boredom on weeken
I can see heads nodding all around, especially after you look at the Medals table. USA with over 80, Britain and China over 50 and not a single African country in the top ten. Why? I’ll tell you. It’s because of all these elite sports some of whose names I...
A few weeks back, Pope Francis formed a Commission to look into whether women should become deacons in the Catholic Church. If the commission gives a green light, women will have the chance to become priests, a historic move towards the end of the regular all-male clergy practice, mostly in...
The off-the-shoulder top is something every woman should have in her wardrobe. They are very elegant and can be worn to both casual and official events. Joy Uwimana, a designer at Kigali City Market, says off the shoulder tops can be worn by everyone, regardless of their size.
And so it goes... It goes that time comes when I’m seized by this irresistibly compelling ritualistic urge to pay homage to my soil. And when it strikes, I must thither go post-haste, for my soul will never rest (don’t get ideas!) till it sees the slopes of Mt. Muhabura.
Sports prowess is on the minds of many at the moment. Every four years, with the Olympics in full swing, there are dreams realised and hopes kept alive. Watching the games we often do not realise the full impact of an Olympian’s journey.
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.
As part of efforts to reconstruct Rwanda and nurture a shared national identity, the Government of Rwanda drew on aspects of Rwandan culture and traditional practices to enrich and adapt its development programs to the country’s needs and context. The result is a set of Home Grown Solutions – culturally owned practices translated into sustainable development programs. One of these Home Grown Solutions is the Girinka programme also known as One Cow per Poor Family
Mahatma Gandhi University, a leading University in online and distance education has launched a one laptop per student initiative to enhance academic experience and the use of technology in higher education. Launched early this month in Kigali, at Kabuga Campus, the initiative is a major corporate social responsibility which aims at encouraging the use of ICT in the country as well as help the students at the campus have tools to succeed in online studies.
Kirehe district has committed to improving the livelihoods of the people through various support activities that are eventually translating into tangible results. Through the performance contracts (Imihigo), in particular, a number of transformations have been realized in the year 2015-2016. With 77,879 households and a population of 340,368, Kirehe is one of the seven districts that make up Eastern Province. It covers 1,118.6km2 of the surface area.
A few weeks ago, primary and secondary schools resumed for the third term of this academic year. It’s that time when students are getting ready to go to the next level of their academic ladder. It is, therefore, imperative that all parties involved in the academic lives of students understand...
Whether out of pressure to upgrade in a bid to secure one’s job or grow in the ranks, or the sheer desire to acquire additional skills, many people have to deal with the reality of juggling school and work.
The importance of managing the metabolic syndrome has been emphasised in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Experts also warn that the risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke increases with the number of metabolic risk factors one has. But what is metabolic syndrome?
We are a modern day people constantly over stimulated by the environment. People walk in the streets with their eyes glued to their phone rather than greeting passers-by. Many blast their radios for all to hear rather than having important or even necessary conversations.