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    [PHOTO STORY] Kagame attends Tokyo International Conference on African Development

    President Kagame ( second row from left) alongside over 30 Heads of States and Government from across Africa and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan in a group photo yesterday during the 6th Tokyo International Conference...

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    IGP Gasana warns against terrorism

    Terrorism and radicalization or any other attempt to destroy Rwanda’s hard-earned security will not be tolerated, Inspector General of Police Emmanuel Gasana has said.

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    [PHOTOS] Kwita Izina dinner raises Rwf25 million

    Happening for the first time ever, Kwita Izina fundraising gala dinner, managed to live up to its billing by raising Rwf25 million. The event, brought together close to 400 people; ranging from government officials, members of...

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    The perils of house hunting in Kigali

    It is a tale of ups and downs, twists and turns for people trying to get a house to rent in Kigali. These range from families shifting from one house to another to young corporates starting...

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    How social media has changed the way we connect

    It is believed that technology makes the world small. Social media with various apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter among others, have influenced users worldwide.

TNT journalist wins Africa rising video award

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A video produced by The New Times’ journalist Faustin Niyigena, has won the best Africa rising award category in the Slum Film Festival. The mini documentary titled ‘Fastest Woman in Africa’ tells a story of a 21-year-old woman, Jeanne d'Arc Girubuntu, from a humble family in the Eastern Province of...

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Central bank urges SMEs to invest in govt bonds

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Central bank governor John Rwangombwa has urged local SMEs and other firms, as well as SACCOs and individuals to invest in government bonds, saying they give a good return on investment.

Rwf15bn five-year Treasury bond oversubscribed by 139%

The Rwf15 billion five-year Treasury bond has been oversubscribed by 139 per cent, the central bank has indicated in a statement.

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Rwanda not ready to win an Olympic medal - official

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Rwanda is still miles away from winning an Olympic medal unless the country turns focus on not-so mainstream sports disciplines, archery, fencing, javelin or wrestling, according to the Rwanda National Olympic and Sports Committee (RNOSC) vice president, Elie Manirarora.

Olympics puzzle: You can't sow millet expecting to reap maize

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Rwanda is still miles away from winning an Olympic medal -- that is according to the Rwanda National Olympic and Sports Committee (RNOSC) vice president, Elie Manirarora.

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Mako Nikoshwa's come back

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Mako Nikoshwa had been unwell for a couple of days when his condition worsened further and he decided to seek help from the University Teaching Hospital in Kigali (CHUK)

Music producer Alex Muyoboke keen on a career in politics

He has managed the winners of the recently concluded PGGSS contest, Urban Boys, successful artists like Tom Close, Dream Boys, Social Mula and now Indoro’s Charly and Nina, and Burundi’s France-based Big Farious.

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The perils of house hunting in Kigali

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It is a tale of ups and downs, twists and turns for people trying to get a house to rent in Kigali. These range from families shifting from one house to another to young corporates starting out their careers and embarking on the journey of living out of their parent’s...

Lies we tell

A group of US swimmers lied and got caught after claiming they had been victims of an armed robbery when what actually happened was that they had vandalized property while drunk and were made to pay for the damages. I kind of feel sorry for them, especially after all the...

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Why sexism is a threat to gender equality gains

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A few weeks ago an article titled Litclub: Empowering the girl child through literacy was published in The New Times. The use of the term ‘girl-child’ in the article sparked off a debate with one of the readers describing the use of the term ‘girl-child’ as incredibly offensive and demeaning,...

Is church finally warming up to women leadership?

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A few weeks back, Pope Francis formed a Commission to look into whether women should become deacons in the Catholic Church. If the commission gives a green light, women will have the chance to become priests, a historic move towards the end of the regular all-male clergy practice, mostly in...

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Sustainable tourism and conservation concern us all

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The Olympic Games finally came to an end with the marathon race where typically a Kenyan and an Ethiopian were ahead of the pack. East Africa was also happy to celebrate a silver medal for Burundi in the 800 meters while a Tanzanian coming fifth in the marathon was proof...

Why Kenya's interest cap law won't help

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A few days after Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta signed a law introducing a ceiling on interest rates in East Africa’s largest economy, the World Bank ‘withdrew’ from its website an interesting research paper titled, ‘Interest rate caps around the world: still popular, but a blunt instrument.’

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Editorial Cartoon

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At least 245 accidents involving public transport vehicles occurred in the past 14 months, killing 91 people while 408 others sustained injuries, a Police report states.

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African leaders insist universal jurisdiction should not be abused in any way

The purpose of Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) is to assist the African Union and all its institutions, in effectively addressing the seemingly intractable security challenges, confronting the continent.

Girinka Programme transforms livelihoods, reconciles communities

As part of efforts to reconstruct Rwanda and nurture a shared national identity, the Government of Rwanda drew on aspects of Rwandan culture and traditional practices to enrich and adapt its development programs to the country’s needs and context. The result is a set of Home Grown Solutions – culturally owned practices translated into sustainable development programs. One of these Home Grown Solutions is the Girinka programme also known as One Cow per Poor Family

Mahatma Gandhi University launches one laptop per student initiative

Mahatma Gandhi University, a leading University in online and distance education has launched a one laptop per student initiative to enhance academic experience and the use of technology in higher education. Launched early this month in Kigali, at Kabuga Campus, the initiative is a major corporate social responsibility which aims at encouraging the use of ICT in the country as well as help the students at the campus have tools to succeed in online studies.

Kirehe district excels in implementing initiatives that spur livelihoods improvement

Kirehe district has committed to improving the livelihoods of the people through various support activities that are eventually translating into tangible results. Through the performance contracts (Imihigo), in particular, a number of transformations have been realized in the year 2015-2016. With 77,879 households and a population of 340,368, Kirehe is one of the seven districts that make up Eastern Province. It covers 1,118.6km2 of the surface area.

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Celebrating 10 years of girl-child transformation through education

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Grace Umutesi is a recipient of the Howard Buffett scholarship to Earth University in Costa Rica. She is studying agriculture and hopes to become the Rwandan minister for agriculture in the future. Umutesi is one of the first secondary school graduates supported under Abari B’Inyamata, formerly known as Richard’s Rwanda...

Are you prepared for third term?

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A few weeks ago, primary and secondary schools resumed for the third term of this academic year. It’s that time when students are getting ready to go to the next level of their academic ladder. It is, therefore, imperative that all parties involved in the academic lives of students understand...

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Metabolic syndrome: Could you be at risk?

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The importance of managing the metabolic syndrome has been emphasised in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Experts also warn that the risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke increases with the number of metabolic risk factors one has. But what is metabolic syndrome?

The other pollution

We are a modern day people constantly over stimulated by the environment. People walk in the streets with their eyes glued to their phone rather than greeting passers-by. Many blast their radios for all to hear rather than having important or even necessary conversations.

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