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    Kagame opens Umushyikirano, delivers State of Nation address

    President Paul Kagame today opened the 12th National Dialogue, best known locally as Umushyikirano, and delivered the 2014 State of Nation address.

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    Kagame, Angolan leader hold talks in Luanda

    President Paul Kagame and his Angolan counterpart Jose Eduardo dos Santos yesterday held talks in the Angolan capital Luanda, which aimed at strengthening relations between the two countries, the President's Office said in a statement.

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    Economy grows by 7.8% in third quarter

    The economy appears firmly back on a strong upward trajectory with a gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of 7.8 per cent during the third quarter of the year, way above the government’s projections of...

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    Youth challenged to determine their future

    The Minister for Youth and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has challenged the youth to work hard for a brighter future.

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    How Zziwa's walk as Eala Speaker caved in

    The Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala), Margaret Zziwa, was yesterday impeached by members of the Assembly after months of wrangling that disrupted the organ’s business.

School feeding: Govt to extend support to vulnerable families

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The Ministry of Education (Mineduc) has committed to supporting vulnerable parents meet their contributions toward the school feeding programme in 12-Year Basic Education (12YBE) schools.

Public-private partnerships key in agric transformation - expert

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Government and the private sector should work together to enhance the agriculture sector and agribusiness development in the country, Attaher Maiga, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) representative in Rwanda, has said.

Sonarwa develops products for Saccos

Sonarwa general insurance is looking at developing micro-insurance products for Umurenge Saccos (sectoral savings and credit co-operatives) as one of the ways to reposition itself in increasingly competitive local market.

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Constantine impressed with players' response

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Rwanda National football team head coach Stephen Constantine has hailed the players' attitude after their first two training sessions yesterday ahead of the friendly match against Burundi on December 20.

UR start strong at Regional University Games

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University of Rwanda men’s volleyball team defeated Tanzania’s ARDHI University 2-0 in their opening game at the East Africa university games that started yesterday at the Uganda Christian University in Mukono.

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International Choir of Kigali to perform at Serena

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One of the country’s popular orchestras, International choir and instrumental group of Kigali, tops the must-watch-live list for any lover of classic music this weekend.

Iyamuremye scoops regional music award

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Serge Iyamuremye continues to excel in the regional Gospel music arena following his big win at the 2014 Xtreem Music Awards held in Kenya last Friday.

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Gospel artiste tried vending scrap, drug trafficking but all in vain

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Music, some say, is a language understood by all; it opens doors and even touches hearts. Yet today, it is one of those avenues used by some to make fortunes. For 18-year-old Merveille Musafiri, popularly known by his stage name of Dova, music has given him life and all that...

Iyadede: Rwandan music slowly finding own identity

Sabrina Iyadede is a Rwandan artiste based in New York, USA, and has a sound that she claims is her own -- some call it Rwandan electro-pop, a fusion of many sounds. Iyadede who has also lived in Belgium is currently in the country.

The women of 2014

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As 2014 comes to an end, some women have risen to the forefront by shredding stereotypes and having influence in various fields such as policy making, culture, activism and technology among others.

What would you give mum for Christmas?

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Christmas is fast approaching, and with that comes the need to spoil our loved ones with gifts. Donah Mbabazi asked a few ladies what their ideal gift for a mum would be and why.

The war on terror must not obliterate our moral values

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As I write this piece, every news channel on my television set is reporting the horrific brutality perpetrated by a Pakistani Taliban militia which in the early hours of Tuesday attacked a school in Peshawar, killing in excess of 140 people including 132 children.

What 4G-LTE means for Rwandans

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The first installment in this series is a little heavy in tech-language but it is good for general education and awareness. I will however try to break it down as simple as possible so that every day users and followers of technology can appreciate what 4G LTE is about and...

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Editorial Cartoon

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Residents of Kayonza and neighbouring districts have decried the poor state of the road leading to Rwinkwavu Hospital.

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Millennium Villages Project: Building models for attaining MDGs

The Millennium Villages Project (MVP) empowers communities to lift themselves out of extreme poverty by simultaneously addressing the inter-connected challenges of hunger, malnutrition, disease, lack of access to healthcare, infrastructure.

Human Rights Day: Every day is a human rights day

Rwanda joined the rest of the world to celebrate the world’s Human Rights Day. The national celebrations in Rwanda took place in Bugesera District, Nyamata town.

Human Rights 365: Conversation with the UN Resident Coordinator

Today the whole world commemorates 66 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What is the significance of this document? Mr Lamin Manneh: In 1948, in a world that was still coping with the tragic aftermath of World War 2 and the holocaust, when a wind of change was silently starting to blow in the old colonized world, our predecessors proved us that times of great sorrow and great fears can result in a new future and new hope for mankind.

Restoring mental health, dignity and building a productive population

As the genocide was brought to a stop, there was a need to restore mental health of individuals that had witnessed so much, in so short a time and with far reaching psychological effects. Both the perpetrators and the victims were affected.

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Internship: The stepping stone to your dream career

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Job adverts usually annoy university students or fresh graduates. Reason? Because they ask for work experience which they usually don’t have. Out of frustration, some students have joked that a university that offers ‘experience degrees’ be set up to cater for the growing number of inexperienced graduates in Rwanda and...

Edinburgh’s award coming to Rwanda

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I was very excited three weeks ago when I learnt that the Secretary General of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for Young People, John May and the Africa Regional Director, Edwin Kimani were coming to Rwanda to meet with the Minister for Education and the one for Youth and...

When demand of festive fuss takes its toll on you

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Feeling down during the festive holidays can be tough, especially when one feels a little bit out of contact with the world yet everyone is beaming with holiday spirits, and it's only you feeling wretched and exhausted.

Pump your health with pumpkins

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Did you know that the orange colour of a ripe pumpkin is a result of the high concentration of beta carotene, a vitamin A precursor? This main safe dietary source of vitamin A is indispensable when it comes to vision, normal growth, development and functioning of the immune system.