New study reaffirms headway in poverty reduction

A new study into Rwanda’s poverty trends has reiterated the progress in poverty reduction. The study was carried out by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) in collaboration with researchers from top US and African universities.

Telecoms explain drop in subscriber numbers

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The two leading local telecom firms, MTN and Tigo, have attributed the continued decline in subscriber numbers over the past months to deactivation of ‘wrongly’ registered SIM cards. The firms also say other subscribers were deregistered for owning multiple phone numbers, as per the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) guidelines.

Cross-border traders sensitised on benefits of EAC integration

Co-operatives of small traders involved in cross-border business at Gatuna on the Rwanda-Uganda border have intensified sensitisation campaigns among members and stakeholders to ensure they benefit more from the East African Community (EAC) integration.

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Cycling: FERWACY picks Niyonshuti for Rio Olympics

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Rwanda Cycling Federation (FERWACY) has nominated Adrien Niyonshuti to represent the country at the forthcoming 2016 Rio Olympics cycling road race, replacing Janvier Hadi.

Nshimiyimana seeks to eliminate Rayon Sports

AS Kigali coach Eric Nshimiyimana is confident that his AS Kigali side can win the semi-final second leg match against Rayon Sports in the Peace Cup on Friday at Muhanga Regional Stadium.

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Rwanda to take part in Miss World

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For the first time in history, Rwanda will take part in Miss World beauty pageant. Miss Rwanda 2016 Jolly Mutesi will be the first beauty queen to represent the country at the international beauty pageant.

New music school targets needy youth

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A new music school has opened shop in Kigali. Rwanda Rocks music school, a brainchild of Mary Fanaro is located within the premises of the Kwetu Film Institute in Kigali.

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What it takes to showcase Rwandan clothing abroad

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“As a company I did it because I want to go to the next level which is international but you can’t say you’re open to the international market without really knowing who is willing to buy those clothes and how they behave and how they really are in their everyday...

We need to save our ancestral music, says Masamba

Masamba Intore is renowned traditional singer, a flair he started at just the age of 16. It is a family brand in a way, since it descends from a long line of ballet masters at the royal court.

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[PHOTOS]: Nyamirambo Women's Centre: Giving hope to disadvantaged women

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Orphaned at the age of 16, Fatina Umuhoza led a miserable life, characterised by the occasional lack of food and a decent place to stay.

Photography paved my way to self-employment - Kalisa

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Vestina Kalisa always loved posing for the camera, but later, she turned her hobby into a career in photography, which also satisfied her goal to be self employed.

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Brexit: the hijacking of a working-class revolt

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It has been a week since British citizens voted 52 % to 48 % in favour of leaving the European Union. But, make no mistake, this was never a referendum about Europe, this was a revolt by the working-class against a political establishment, which God knows for how long, has...

EDITORIAL: Getting children off the streets needs more than just 'studies'

The City of Kigali has announced plans to join hands with NGOs to address what it calls “street challenges”, i.e street children, commercial sex workers, hawkers and beggars, among others.

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Street children, illegal hawking and commercial sex workers remain a big challenge in the City of Kigali, officials have said.

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Engen sponsors 10 children under Imbuto Foundation's scholarship program

Leading fuel marketer, Engen Rwanda, has partnered with Imbuto Foundation to sponsor 10 vulnerable but brilliant students to continue their secondary school education under the Foundation's 'Edified Generation' scholarship program.

Celebrating the resilience of refugees

Rwanda is host to more than 162, 000 refugees. UNHCR together with implementing partners such as ADRA Rwanda, Plan International, American Refugee Committee (ARC), Oxfam and others are supporting refugees to rebuild their lives and giving them hope for a brighter future.

CELEBRATING 16 YEARS OF PARTNERSHIP IN POLICING

Every year, Rwanda National Police (RNP) holds ‘Police Week’ which involves week-long activities under the auspice of community policing in the build up to the Police Day anniversary, June 16 – to showcase the importance of partnerships in crime prevention, detection and enhance mechanisms for collaboration in service delivery and accountability.

Capture the beauty of Rwanda for a chance to win state of the art smartphone and helicopter ride

Over the last few years, Tecno Mobile has been on the forefront of developing quality and affordable smartphones for the African market and the world at large.

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Career choice: What is the role of parents, teachers?

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It is common to meet university students pursuing courses just because their parents dictated so or for the sake of acquiring a degree or diploma qualification.

The new competence-based curriculum a richer approach

Debates over the contributions of education to unemployment have raged for years without any signs of abating. The most cogent argument raised by many has been that the theoretical curriculum produces job seekers devoid of any practical skills to create their own. Applause to the new competence based curriculum; there...

Obesity: Why is it on an upward trend?

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In the olden days, obesity was common among old people. As they complained about the pain and complications caused by this lifestyle condition, young one’s looked on with an assumption that danger was miles away.

Want to cut off that extra pound? Here is how to go about it

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On a typical Friday afternoon, meeting groups of people jogging and packed fitness centres is a common sight around Kigali. Whereas for some it’s purely fun, this Friday gig is actually part of the government’s drive to encourage mass sports and exercise in a bid to promote healthy living.