80 more lawyers join the Bar Association

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A total of 83 new lawyers were yesterday sworn-in at the Supreme Court in Kigali. Presiding over the swearing in ceremony, Zainabu Kayitesi, the deputy chief justice urged the lawyers to uphold their professional ethics.

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Kenya oil commercially viable at $25 a barrel, says Tullow

UK explorer, Tullow Oil, estimates that Kenyan oil can be commercially extracted at a break-even cost of about $25 (Sh2,543) per barrel (bbl), lower than the current global price of $30.

Huye co-operative to build Rwf300m modern abattoir

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Meat dealers in Huye District are in advanced stages to set up a modern abattoir worth Rwf300 million under their co-operative COCOVIHU. Claver Nsanzimana, the president of the COCOVIHU, said the abattoir expected to start operations this year will help improve quality and widen business opportunities.

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Tracing AS Kigali's rise to the helm of Rwandan football

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The City of Kigali (CoK) is often lauded as Africa’s cleanest and safest city. But beyond this, locally it is also proving to be a star in sports development. City of Kigali owns and runs a football club; Association Sportive de Kigali (AS Kigali FC) for both men and women.

Coach Mbungo eyes home glory against Atlabara

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Police Football Club head coach Andre Casa Mbungo is seeking to win the first leg against Atlabara FC of South Sudan in the preliminary qualifying round of the 2016 CAF Confederation Cup on today at Kigali Regional Stadium.

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Local artistes urged to embrace collaborations

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Rwandan artistes are under criticism from their Burundian counterparts over refusal to collaborate on songs. According to Patient Matabaro, the winner of PRIMUSIC 2013, (Burundi’s version of Primus GumaGuma Super Star), on several occasions, he has tried to talk to Rwandan musicians about collaborations, but has been turned down.

Nneka promises fun-filled Kigali festival

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Nigerian hip-hop/soul singer Nneka Lucia Egbuna, who’s in Kigali to headline the annual art and music festival dubbed ‘Isaano Arts Festival’, has promised a ‘Nigerian–Kigalian' performance. “The show will be great, elegant and awesome; music and art lovers should expect a ‘Nigerian-Kigalian’ performance. I know I’ve been here some years...

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Valentine's Day: What does it mean to you?

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The sad news is that Valentine’s Day is not a public holiday. Your place of work, shops, schools, public transport and other organisations remain open as usual on this day.

DEBATE: Would you date an ex-convict?

You meet someone, they are good-looking, they seem interesting, they are respectful and the icing on the cake is that they are head over heels in love with you. Butterflies start dancing in your stomach and you start acting like a besotted teenager, but just as you think that your...

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Coping with hair loss

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A woman’s hair is a mark of her femininity. To most women good hair is a reflection of beauty and high self-esteem. When a woman starts noticing hair loss, the panic mode goes into over drive.

Uwamahoro has weaved a career in sports journalism

Ariane Uwamahoro is a sports journalist with Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) and was the only female commentator at the recently concluded African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament.

Obama's legacy for Africa

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US President Barack Obama early this week signed into law the Electrify Africa Act, giving legs to his anticipated legacy to the continent under the Power Africa Initiative. Unanimously passed the US House of Representatives and Senate, it sets the stage to expand electricity to millions of households in sub-Saharan...

EDITORIAL: Don't use Rwanda as a scapegoat in Burundi crisis

The Government of Rwanda has announced that it will begin relocating Burundian refugees who fled the ongoing conflict in their country.

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Editorial Cartoon

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Are you planning to buy a used car? Well, you will have to dig deeper into your pockets with the impending implementation of a new tax policy on used imported vehicles.

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The Sugar: Make it Work Project

On August 29th, 2013, a Dutch-Rwandan Public Private Partnership was officially established between the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kabuye Sugar Works, TechForce Innovations, Karisimbi Business Partners, Royal HaskoningDHV, Milan Innovincy, WUR Environmental Sciences Group and WUR Centre for Development Innovation to develop a more competitive, sustainable, and inclusive sugar value chain in Rwanda.

Scope of Work - Director of Operations

A reputable international tea company is seeking a long-term Operations Director to manage a large smallholder greenfield development project in Rwanda. Specifically, the project will plant out 3,200 Ha of smallholder tea and establish a smallholder services company.

Joining the global effort in awareness, prevention and treatment of cancer

Phillipa Kibugu was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994 while living in the United States of America. This was four years after her sister died of the same disease at a tender age of 38.

Striving for heroism, building a better future for all

One of our most precious asset as a people is our heritage-the experiences, tradition and culture, that have molded us over the years into who we are and what we are. It includes the struggles that we endured, the triumphs we earned and the wisdom we gained to confront the challenges of tomorrow.

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How to deal with school fees payment woes

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Giving a child the best in life is every parent’s dream but achieving this comes with quality education. Obviously, a good school is the necessary tool for cementing a strong foundation. Unfortunately, because of the numerous financial obligations some parents cannot sustain timely fees payments and struggle to raise school...

Green Hills Academy students tipped on cultural values

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Last Saturday, a group of Senior Six students from Green Hills Academy together with their staff visited a historical site in Gasabo District, a place where many believe Rwanda originated.

Lancet Laboratories to provide quality medical services

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Rwandans seeking laboratory services will no longer have to travel or send samples abroad for analysis, thanks to the new Lancet Laboratory that was launched at Kisementi in Remera on World Cancer Day last Thursday.

Why cancer is everyone's concern

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As the world marked World Cancer Day last week, a call was made for people to increase awareness about the disease.