UTC building auctioned for Rwf6.8 billion

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Union Trade Centre (UTC) building has been auctioned for Rwf6.8 billion, a bid won by Kigali Investment Company (KIC). The building was being managed by the Government as an abandoned property following the self-exile of tycoon Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa, who was the principal shareholder.

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Easing market entry restrictions crucial to increase trade with China, says PSF chief

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According to the Rwanda Foreign Private Capital 2015 report, FDI inflows into Rwanda were at $476.3 million and $54 billion in Africa for the year 2015, and China contributed $23.5 million in foreign private capital inflows.

Mukasakindi: A former house help earning big from poultry, thanks to BDF support

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Niyonsaba Mukasakindi is collecting eggs at her poultry farm when we arrive for the interview. The farmer seems to relish the job at hand. The resident of Mbugo in Rulindo District is a farmer like no other, as we were to learn later.

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Mukura bank accounts frozen over unpaid taxes

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With less than a week to the start of the 2017/2018 football season, Azam Rwanda Premier League side Mukura Victory Sports’ bank accounts have been frozen by Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) over unpaid taxes.

Why local footballers struggle to play in Europe - Gakumba

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Patrick Gakumba, Rwanda’s FIFA certified football agent has said that local players have long way to go before they can get an opportunity to play in Europe’s top leagues, especially the English Premier League.

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Off to China: Iradukunda ready for Miss World 2017

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On Sunday, September 24, Miss Rwanda, Elsa Iradukunda, flew to China for the 67th edition of the Miss World 2017 where the winner will be crowned on November 18.

Tuff Gangz back to the music scene, release new track

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For a couple of years now, Hip Hop music lovers in Rwanda have been wondering what befell the local hip hop group Tuff Gangz. The group, which became a household name between 2009 and 2013, broke up, with members such as Jay Polly, Fireman and Bulldog pursuing solo careers.

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'Cobra' reinvents himself

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The once popular Cadillac Nightclub in Kigali went up in flames in November 2012. Since then, the question on almost everyone’s lips has been: 'Where is Cobra?' 'And what next for him?'

What I don’t like about new staff

We’ve all been the new employee at some point in our lives. Because it’s a new environment and you’re meeting all these new people, there’re bound to be a few surprises, some changes and even ups and downs and that’s to be expected. I appreciate employers who make the effort...

When Gashora girls became Africa’s debating giants

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When it comes to public speech and debating, Gashora girls are a class apart. From wining debating competitions locally, they have taken the continental stage by storm.

Uwase on using art to empower women

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Crista Uwase is a collage artist using paper from magazines as a medium to create meaningful art. Her artwork is mainly aimed at empowering women to address their challenges, including misrepresentation in the arts industry.

Plea to politicians: don’t cross the thin line between political drama and human tragedy

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It is often said that life is like a drama in which we each have a role and part to play. In life’s theatre, none loves to play their part than politicians. They are expert at creating drama, even when no one really wants to watch.

Editorial: Give women more support to ease overwhelming workload

A new survey has established that women who do both low income jobs and unpaid care work suffer varied effects due to the overwhelming burden of juggling the two.

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Kenya has been stripped of the right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) following a Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive committee meeting in Accra.

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BDF trains SACCOs in Excel skills

A total of 30 Sacco District Deans from the 30 districts across the country have been trained in basic skills in excel application at Beau Sejour Hotel Remera Kigali, under the yauspices of Business Development Fund (BDF) with an aim of equipping Sacco staff members with skills they need to optimize their appreciation and application of data analysis tools during their day to day work.

How RUB has changed lives of visually impaired people in Rwanda

When visual impairment struck him at 19, Ismail Habufite, without a sense of sight, thought his life would be ruined and dreams shattered forever. That time, about eleven years ago, Habufite was an artisan making postal cards that he sold to earn a living. “I got sick and became totally visually impaired. That time I felt hopeless and could hardly imagine how my future would be. I thought I was going to be a burden to my family which was also poor,” he says.

UK sight charity helps 2 million Rwandans

Vision for a Nation Foundation has supported Rwanda to become the first developing country in the world to provide all its citizens with local access to affordable eye care as screenings reach two million this month.

HQ Power and Shapoorji Pallonji congratulate President Kagame

Our warm congratulations on your victory and our best wishes for your success as you prepare to take up again the responsibilities and challenges of your high office.

Motivation: Is the carrot enough to stimulate performance?

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Corporal punishment was outlawed in Rwandan schools but behind the walls in schools and homes, the debate on whether the stick or the carrot is better at disciplining children goes on silently. Some teachers and parents believe that the carrot is not enough when it comes to effective disciplining of...

Dealing with unruly learners in school

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Enforcing discipline is one of the biggest challenges in every school. However, how a school deals with cases of misconduct can have an impact on the performance of the affected student and the general behavior of all students.

SDG 5: GENDER EQUALITY

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The purpose of SDG 5 is to make sure that all women and all girls are equal to men, everywhere in the world. Even though some countries like Rwanda have made progress in gender equality, there is always more that we can do.

The importance of generosity

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Sam and Tom were identical twins. They were so identical that even their mother found it difficult to distinguish one from the other, at least during their initial days on earth. However, they were very different from each other when it came to everything other than their appearance. Sam had...