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    [PHOTO STORY] Leaders join Gatsibo residents for Umuganda

    Senior leaders attending the National Leadership Retreat in Gabiro joined residents of Gatsibo for Umuganda yesterday. Over 300 top leaders are at the Rwanda Defence Forces Combat Training Centre for a three-day retreat which started yesterday....

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    Stalled CEPGL Summit holding back regional projects

    The Summit of Heads of States of the Economic Community of the Great Lakes Countries (CEPGL) has not met for more than two decades, thereby freezing infrastructure development such as energy and agriculture.

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    Giving flight to birds in Bugesera

    The year was 2000, and Mugisha Davidson was studying for his graduate studies in tourism and conservation at the University of Kent, in Canterbury, UK.

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    Broadband is about transformation - Kagame

    President Paul Kagame yesterday co-chaired the eleventh International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Broadband Commission meeting in the French capital Paris.

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    Fight against banned plastic bags taken to the streets

    The Kigali Veterans Cooperative Society (KVCS) has joined hands with the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (Rema) to launch a joint project to discourage fruit vendors from using polythene bags.

RSB tightens quality noose on wine makers


The quality of banana wines could soon improve significantly, thanks to the new push by the Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) to improve quality in the industry.

Tough central bank guidelines tame third party insurance underselling

The move by the central bank to introduce a minimum rate for third party insurance premiums has helped tame the vice of underselling, which had taken root in the local insurance sector.


Mugiraneza inspires APR past Mozambique's Desportiva


Jean-Baptiste Mugiraneza netted a superb volley in the 82nd minute to guide APR to a 2-1 victory over Mozambican champions Liga Desportiva de Maputo yesterday in the preliminary round of the Caf Champions League at the Amahoro Stadium.

APR's Mwiseneza out for two weeks


APR and Amavubi Stars midfielder Jamal Mwiseneza has been ruled out for two weeks with a knee injury.

Japan film festival opens in Kigali


The Japanese film festival started on Thursday evening at the Goethe Institut in Kiyovu, Kigali. The three-day event will feature two movies every day.

Kaizen club signs Urban Boys


Kabeza-based Kaizen nightclub and its branch, Top Chef in Nyamirambo have signed contracts with Urban Boys, to perform exclusively at their clubs for four months.

Ndahiriwe: Student of business administration with burning passion to wear army uniform


On a Monday evening, as I was heading home, I stopped by Meze Fresh Restaurant in Kimihurura to pick up some food. After packing my order, the manager, Pacifique Ndahiriwe has a question for me: He wants to know how much it costs for his story to be published.

In birds, a teacher discovered second calling to protect nature

Emmanuel Ndaruhutse has been a secondary school teacher of Kinyarwanda and English ever since he was 18. The 29-year-old recently diversified into community-based tourism in Bugesera District as a tour guide and the Vice President of Bugesera Birding Club, locally known as the Terintambwe Tourism Cooperative. Moses Opobo had a...

Simbi: How we pulled off Miss Rwanda 2015


It’s a beauty pageant, not a fashion show. A lady who did not agree with people criticising the slow catwalk during the recently concluded Miss Rwanda 2015 finale at Kigali Serena Hotel remarked.

ASK THE COUNSELOR: Am I missing out on family?

How does one balance between family life, work and business? I am a 32-year-old mother of two. I have a day job and a business that I run with my husband who also has a job.

Twin schools like Ntare will fast track EAC integration


One of the best times to get a credible pulse of what East African integration feels like is when you are at the different EAC border posts. These border crossings are always bustling with a rare energy that ambushes you the moment you get there.

Entreat for lower interest rates


I have a prayer this Sunday, you could join in and we entreat the ongoing leadership retreat to discuss how they can work with commercial banks to tame interest rates on credit. Amen. It was great news when Governor John Rwangombwa announced two weeks ago, that in 2014 new authorised...


Editorial cartoon of the day


Alcohol is strictly not for sale to persons under 18. All alcoholic drinks come with this warning. But despite this warning, the rate at which minors are consuming alcohol is alarming. And it’s not that they are consuming it in hiding. In most bars, alcohol is served to these minors without a question being asked.

Towards achieving MDGs targets

FH Rwanda, an international development organization, has been working in partnership with communities and local leadership in priority communities to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.

Made in Rwanda: Let us consume local to reduce trade deficit

The industrial sector in Rwanda is currently small contributing on average 19.2% of GDP. The Government of Rwanda has however developed an environment that promotes competitiveness and growth in a bid to creating boom for worldwide exporting.

Recruitment of a Technical Advisor to the Rwanda National Investment Trust (RNIT) ltd

1. Background The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning established an independent asset management company the ‘Rwanda National Investment Trust Limited [RNIT Ltd]’ with the aim of promoting assets (fund) management industry.

ISPA: Bringing unique, fast internet connection services

ISPA, the best high speed internet access service provider in Rwanda ofers Unlimited Broadband Internet for both Home and Business users depending on one’s requirements. ISPA is inflencing the service parameters and finalizinga plan to realize desired results on a constant basis.

Why demand for vocational education is on the increase


Although vocational education is considered as a path taken by academic failures, the global trend is changing this perception as the global education policy shifts to technical and vocational education. Globally, conventional schooling is gradually giving way to Vocational Education and Training. And this trend is not any different in...

Let us promote debates in schools


I consider students’ active participation in debates as a good strategy that schools should adopt to empower young people with many important skills that adequately prepare them for adult responsibilities. Ideally, all schools should have vibrant debate clubs.

Pill taken before, after sex may prevent HIV


AN HIV prevention pill taken by gay men before and after sex reduced the risk of virus transmission by 86 percent, according to the results of a clinical trial released Tuesday.

Reasons why you may not be conceiving


I have gone through grief before. I have experienced heart-wrenching relationship-breakdowns, lost dear ones, felt excruciating pain which can be endured over time. And yet none of that can compare to the pain of failing to get a child,” Claire Uwase says.