Kenya's Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta's re-election

Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in the repeat presidential poll last month, paving the way for his swearing in next week. The court's six judges determined that the two petitions against Kenyatta's re-election lack merit and therefore were dismissed, saying Kenyatta was validly elected.

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Campaign to promote use of renewable energy launched

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A campaign that seeks to sensitise the public about the dangers of using kerosene lamps, candles and other pollutants for lighting has been launched by BBOXX, a local solar home systems vendor.

Tigo’s market share increases to 40% in October

The country’s mobile telephone penetration rate has increased marginally to 75.2 per cent in October, up by 0.7 per cent from 74.5 per cent the previous month, according to the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) Active Mobile Telephone Subscriptions report for October.

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West Ham fail to play to strengths under Moyes

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West Ham United manager David Moyes favours a target man and brought Andy Carroll into the team at Watford on Sunday but the Scot’s first game in charge ended in a 2-0 Premier League defeat as his players failed to make enough use of the striker.

Tour du Rwanda: Areruya credits teammates for win

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Rwandans have proved to be the masters of their own race after Joseph Areruya claimed this year’s Tour du Rwanda to become the third Rwandan to win the annual UCI Africa Tour race in four years.

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Groove Awards nominees unveiled

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Nominees for the Groove Awards Rwanda, the annual gospel music awards, have been revealed.

Changing the narrative of African women in the media

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For decades, African women have been portrayed negatively in the media. They are almost always objectified, victimized or are even connected to irrelevant topics that further portray them as helpless and non-actors when it comes to decision making.

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Sengazi on how he joined comedy

Michael Sengazi is a comedian with the comedy knight crew that he joined in 2010. Sengazi, who is half Rwandan and half Burundian, began as a poet, performing artist until he found his love for comedy.

Would you shoplift?

Have you ever shoplifted? Do you get the urge to shoplift? If your answer to the latter is yes, what kind of items are you tempted to steal?

The ‘healing haven’ for vulnerable women

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Located in Kabeza, a city suburb, it has for many years served as a safe haven for vulnerable women. It is a place that gives these women a second chance to heal from the physical and psychological wounds of gender based violence.

How one woman chose to be the eyes of visually impaired children

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Vanessa Bahati’s last born son was born with visual impairment. After visiting several hospitals in Europe and locally, the results were negative.

Africa's mooted stories

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Storytelling is the preservation of memory. It explains why this column elicited strong emotions last week: a people’s memory was at stake. I argued that Africa has no story to tell. I didn’t expect that anyone would take lightly such a proposition. Collective memory was at stake, after all. But...

Unconstitutional change of government is unacceptable

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Last Wednesday, on November 15, 2017, Zimbabwe’s military leaders seized power, placing long-time President Robert Mugabe under house arrest and deploying armoured vehicles to the streets of the capital, Harare. This act is widely seen as a coup though the military doesn’t call it a coup but rather a takeover....

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Editorial Cartoon

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The Minister for Agriculture and Animal Resources, last week, said poverty in Rwanda stands at 39.1 per cent (as of 2014 report), and that if agricultural growth is maintained at the current level, hunger will be at 21.8 per cent by 2023.

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Delivery of training and orientation sessions for professional development toolkits and assessment tools.

The Building Learning Foundations Programme (BLF) is funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and aims to improve the quality of teaching and leadership in all of Rwanda’s government primary schools.

Tender Notice: The British Council

The British Council is delivering a project for the Government of Rwanda to improve the teaching and learning of English to lower primary school pupils.

Why visiting CAG museum should be on your next agenda

A new museum, Campaign Against Genocide Museum, has opened in Kigali at the parliamentary buildings.

How rural electrification is changing lives in Rwanda

When Mbonimana relocated from Bweyeye sector in Rusizi District to search for work in the capital city of Kigali, his home area was nothing but an ordinary trading center with few economic activities to boast of.

Final exams: Tips to help you shine

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This period marks the apex of the year’s education calendar, particularly for students in primary and secondary school levels. As such, students at different levels will be or are already sitting their final examinations, which normally comes with examination stress. Below are tips from experts to help students go through...

Origins of ordinary things: Mirrors

When most people think of mirrors, they mostly think of them as the reflective glass in which they self-assess before leaving their houses. In fact, some people will not step out until they have looked at themselves at least five times.

Children share ideas on how to prevent malnutrition in children

Many children don’t choose what they eat, and thus it remains the responsibility of their parents to ensure that they are free from malnutrition related problems. This can be done by teaching people about malnutrition; its causes, effects and treatment. With this knowledge mothers can ensure that their children eat...

8-year-old boy recognised for repairing leaking water pipe

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Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) last week recognised an 8–year-old boy for being exemplary after repairing a leaking water pipe in Kicukiro District. Yasiri Rukundo is a P2 pupil at Rugarama Primary School in Nyamirambo Sector, Nyarugenge District. A month ago, Rukundo was pictured by a passenger while fixing a...