RSB wants standards to be part of school curricula

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Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) is rooting for standards issues to be included in the national school curricula for primary and secondary levels to strengthen standardisation and product certification culture among Rwandans.

Mixed fortunes on the local bourse

The Rwanda Stock Exchange Share Index (RSI) shed 2.34 points, yesterday, from 239.01 points on Monday to 236.68 points, driven by the decline of Bralirwa share price.

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AS Kigali eager to keep pace with APR

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AS Kigali head coach Eric Nshimiyimana has urged his players to pick all three points on offer against Sunrise this afternoon at the Kigali regional stadium as they embark on the second round of the National Football League.

Niyonshuti eyes chance to compete in Tour de France

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Olympian Adrien Niyonshuti is excited about the possibility of competing at this year’s Tour de France after Team Qhubeka received a wild card to compete at the most prestigious cycling event in the world.

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Bruce Melodie: I'm better off without Super Level Records

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Just a few days after parting ways with Super Level Records due to differences with the studio’s main producer, Olivier Sheja aka Piano, Bruce Melodie says he is determined to work harder to improve his music career.

Young Grace releases catchy acoustic song, "Hallo Boss"

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Hip-pop singer Grace Abayizera, whose stage name is Young Grace, is at it again. On the morning of Friday last week, the singer dropped a new song titled, "Hallo Boss"¯, produced by Bernard Bagenzi of Incredible Studio in Nyamirambo.

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How to fit in at a work place

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Work place implies an office, company, field or any organization where one works for a living. In such a set up, people of different capabilities, mindset and background come together for one reason: work.

Music isn't a joke, says third year BBA student

Aimee Milienne Kamagweri is known on the national scene as an up-coming Afro-beat artiste. The 21-year-old born of Nyamirambo, a City of Kigali suburb, is however more than that.

Kaliza started doing business at 12, going regional at 26

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For most young people, one must complete college or university education first, save or even borrow a lot of money and then start a business.

Baby switching: Should expectant mothers start getting concerned?

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It is the nightmare of every mom-to-be. And rightfully so, because the joy of knowing that the little bundle you've been carrying for the last nine months will be in your arms soon, is out of this world. But alas, as some horror stories that have come from delivery wards...

Our pension system will go bust in 29 years if we don't act now

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RSSB this. RSSB that. It seems like the venerable Rwanda Social Security Board (formerly known as Caisse Sociale du Rwanda) is more often than not in the news for the wrong reasons.

The desired change is no change at all

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An analysis written by Mr Fred Mufulukye that was published in The New Times edition of January 19 is an article of critical interest to the change and continuity debate/homework that is taking shape.

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Editorial cartoon of the day

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The Ministry of Trade and Industry has set a common price for maize in the country, putting it at Rwf160 per kilogramme, a decision that has not gone down well with most farmers.

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Nots impacts families; Invests in renewable energy

By Michel Nkurunziza The government of Rwanda is working to increase energy capacity through different projects. Rwanda’s current installed capacity is 119MW and government tar-gets 563MW by 2017 mainly from hydro, peat, methane, geothermal and solar.

Cracking the Unemployment and Underemployment Complexities - Why the Neoclassical Framework is Inadequate and Why Holistic and Innovative Approaches are Essential (Part 1)

By Lamin M. Manneh, UN Resident Coordinator in Rwanda At the opening ceremony of the WEDF Conference held in Kigali in September 2014, H.E. President Paul Kagame reminded us about the strong desire ex-pressed by people for decent and productive jobs in virtually all corners of the earth through different on-line and off -line surveys as well as social media, including the UN Secretary-General’s global "the world we want"¯ survey for the post-2015 development agenda.

Rwanda to commence construction of bigger Power Projects in 2015 to add more than 300MW on national grid

Infrastructure development in Rwanda; both hard and soft, has been given a high-table consideration in the country's development process.

WDA: Treading the path towards national development

The government has come up with various development programs aimed at achieving national development aspirations and international development commitments.

Transport improves as new term opens

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The beginning of Third Term last year was a nightmare for many students. As reported in our August 13, 2014 edition, students complained about the difficulties they experienced in search for vehicles to school.

Empowering women: The Akilah model

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It is amazing to see the great strides that this country has made in advancing women’s rights especially through education for girls and women. Historically, women were marginalized and their roles in society limited to crop cultivation, childbearing and looking after their husbands.

What it takes to nurture a baby using Kangaroo Mothercare

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Tiny, helpless and extremely fragile is how a premature born baby looks like when it comes into the new world. Preterm infants were often taken to incubators and this caused a distress for both the mother and the baby since they were often separated for long.

A torn net is a bad net and a bad user is a mosquito prey

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Most mosquito bites occur at night but some mosquitoes reach out for blood even during the day. Fortunately, malaria alleviation moved a step forward, last year, with the World Health Organisation reporting a reduction in deaths by half, but what does this mean for sub-Saharan Africa, the most affected region?