SPONSORED: Getting households access to clean water and sanitation services

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It is early morning and as we rush to find a motorcycle to get to town in time for our early morning meeting, I can see there is a lot of activity in the neighborhood with gates opening and people bringing out sacks of rubbish and pilling them outside their...

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Rwanda tipped on achieving sustainable economic growth

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Rwanda should increase national savings, improve the human capital resources, as well as transform the agriculture sector to achieve its development goals and ensure sustainable growth, experts have said. Speaking during a policy dialogue on “requirements for sustainable growth” in Kigali, the experts also called for more support to the...

Local traders urged to take advantage of new facilities at Mombasa port

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Rwanda’s business community should take advantage of the recently installed modern infrastructure at Mombasa port to increase trade, Catherine Mturi-Wairi, the Kenya Ports Authority managing director, has said. Mturi-Wairi said the authority is committed to facilitating regional trade through provision of efficient and convenient services, adding that they look to...

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SC Kiyovu beat Sunrise to go top of the league

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SPORTS CLUB KIYOVU stormed to the summit of the AZAM Rwanda Premier League after beating Sunrise FC 1-0 yesterday at Nyagatare turf. Andre Casa Mbungo’s side continue their impressive form after they were relegated to the second tier but returned immediately after Isonga withdrew from the topflight football division.

CAF approves new dates for AFCON 2019 qualifiers

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed new dates for the qualifiers for the 32nd edition of the Total AFCON Cameroon 2019. This development was confirmed by local football governing body, Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA).

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Ingabire eyes Miss Supranational crown

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Rwanda’s Habiba Ingabire is rated among the top contestants in the Miss Supranational 2017 beauty pageant. The 20-year-old is rated number 20 out of the 71 contestants from different countries vying for the title under the Missosology forum.

Mashirika targets teens in new video about mental health

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A portal by a group of talented teenagers is opening between three cities around the globe this weekend. On Friday and Saturday, there will be a live video streaming event dubbed Can You Hear Me Now? featuring young people from three cities- Kigali (Rwanda), Kampala (Uganda), and Bristol (UK).

KWEZI AND I...The matter of imitation

I think it is natural for any parent to feel that they would exchange places with their child in times of sickness and pain. Kwezi has been unwell. The changes in weather, fluctuating from hot to cold, humid to rainy, have left her and her cousin Jasmine with a bad...

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.

Rwanda Women’s Network : The ladder propelling women to greater heights

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IT is a story of hope and perseverance for Chantal Uwanyirigira and her colleagues. However, the bigger story is not about the success they have achieved, but how they started out. It is a story of how they were given a shoulder to lean on and see far beyond their...

KWEZI AND I...The matter of imitation

I think it is natural for any parent to feel that they would exchange places with their child in times of sickness and pain. Kwezi has been unwell. The changes in weather, fluctuating from hot to cold, humid to rainy, have left her and her cousin Jasmine with a bad...

Ending the business of child labour

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In October 1997, when global leaders gathered in Oslo to strategize how to end child labor, we brought a huge ambition and a deep commitment to change. Through improved collaboration and planning, we sought to protect children from exploitation, and to develop “new strategies to eliminate child labor at the...

EDITORIAL: Rwanda opens doors to stranded migrants: Will others follow suit?

Murmurs that some armed groups in Libya were selling – as slaves – stranded migrants seeking greener pastures across the Mediterranean had been doing the rounds for some time. But it was not until footage of an actual sale was shared online that the world woke up in shock.

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Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday a week after the army and his former political allies moved against him, ending his four decades of rule.

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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.

Why parents opt for boarding schools

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Most parents today continue to opt to send their children to boarding schools. The reasons are varied, but key among them is that most parents say it’s because students in boarding schools have ample time to study and face less distraction, thus usually outperform their counterparts in day schools.

Rwanda to host 7th global healthcare summit

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Rwanda is set to host the 7th edition of the World Healthcare Students Symposium (WHSS). The event is expected to attract over 3,000 students and professionals from around the world. The global summit that will run from November 24 to 26 will be centred on the neonatal care, professional ethics,...

World Children’s Day: Call for end to child rights abuse

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Children have called for an end to child labour and respect for their rights. The call was made on Monday during the World Children’s Day celebrations that were held in Rubavu District.

The love for our parents

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Since I love reading, I have come across different stories some of which were inspiring, educative, entertaining and an eye-opener, among others. Some of these stories have influenced my decisions, choices, behaviour and how I live with people around me.