Rwanda to benefit from AGRA’s $280 million fund

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Rwanda is among 11 African countries selected to benefit from a $280-million fund to support agriculture on the continent under the management of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), an organisation that works to improve agricultural output on the continent.

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Tigo launches ‘affordable’ package for Facebook and WhatsApp subscribers

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Tigo Rwanda customers will now be able to access WhatsApp and Facebook thanks to a new affordable pack unveiled on Tuesday. According to a statement from the telecom firm, SociaLIT will enable customers to post photographs, videos and enjoy all Facebook features at the “most affordable rate on the market”.

MTN explains scrapped Me2U service fee

MTN Rwanda has cancelled the 10 per cent service fee recently imposed on its Me2U product following numerous complaints from users that also attracted the regulator’s attention.

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Man United coach Mourinho calls for end to League Cup

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LONDON - Jose Mourinho has admitted English football would be better off without the League Cup, just seven months after winning the competition with Manchester United.

Rayon Sports beat Etincelles to win inaugural FEZA Cup

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AZAM Rwanda Premier League champions, Rayon Sports defeated league rivals Etincelles FC 2-0 to win first edition of FEZA Cup on Wednesday afternoon at Umuganda Stadium in Rubavu.

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Kigali braces for first beauty expo

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Natural hair and beauty lovers have a reason to smile as the first ever natural hair show and expo comes to Kigali. The event will take place from November 3-4, at The Manor Hotel in Nyarutarama. It is being organised by Marina Bella Natural Hair Salon, based in Downtown Kigali.

Meet Kibonge, the comic with a gospel touch

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Emmanuel Mugisha, better known by his stage name Clapton Kibonge is regarded as one of the most influential satirical gospel comedians in the country. Kibonge started his comedy career at the tender age of 14. He appeared in several local TV and radio shows like Ramjaane on defunct Lemigo TV,...

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KWEZI AND I...Do you know what your child is eating?

I seem to always be discussing food but by now, you must also know that besides eating, sleeping and causing ‘mayhem’ in the house, there is not much else toddlers do. I have also previously told you that in our household, we ‘worship’ anything food related. So you will bear...

Ndayizeye on his journey as an actor and traditional dancer

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Nominated among the ‘2016 Best people choice actor’ and ‘Best 10 male actors’ in the Rwanda Movie Awards, Emmy Ndayizeye can be regarded as one of the most talented and successful Rwandan actors in this country.

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.

Genocide: France can keep the archives; the truth is there for all to see

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On April 7, 2015 as the world joined Rwandans for the 21st commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi, France proclaimed a good message, something that had never happened for two decades. The then French President (Francois Hollande) decided to declassify documents related to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi...

Rwanda’s homegrown political model guarantees progress and stability

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In their rush to judgment, many foreign political commentators and media practitioners often times miss the salient features that make Rwanda such a fast growing and stable society. The critical mistake they make is to compare Rwanda with other countries that don’t share its history, demographic features and culture.

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Royal TV has folded citing financial difficulties.

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SPECIAL GUARANTEE FUND:Insuring against wild animal damages, non-insured, non-identified vehicle accidents

In a bid to strengthen social protection, the Government of Rwanda has continued to put in place programs that ensure individuals and communities do not slip into lack due to unpredictable calamities. The Special Guarantee Fund (SGF) can be considered as one of social protection programs put in place to ensuring the rights and well-being of the citizens.

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.

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...