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    Rwanda to champion AU water and sanitation plan

    Rwanda today begins its role in the implementation of a continental water and sanitation plan at the African Union Summit that kicks off today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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    CAR looks to Rwanda for post-conflict transformation

    President Catherine Samba-Panza of the Central African Republic (CAR) has said that she will use her transitional government to strengthen diplomatic ties with Rwanda to learn how to transform a post-conflict society and strengthen both...

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    Govt mulls halving 4GLTE Internet price

    The government is considering strategies on how to revise downwards the retail prices of the recently launched 4GLTE Internet by at least 50 per cent to address the low uptake to the technology.

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    Visiting Rwanda was informative - Lagarde

    The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, has said visiting Rwanda helped inform her outlook of the countryā€™s economy and pledged to closely work with the government to sustain the growth...

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    Are telecom firms lax about SIM registration?

    Computers, smart-phones and the internet are now linked to almost every part of our daily lives. This creates new vulnerabilities that organised crime groups are quick to exploit. Criminals are using this technology to conduct...

Hope in CAR as RDF completes first peacekeepers rotation


The 850 Rwandan men and women in uniform who have been serving under the United Nations Multi-dimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (Minusca) completed their tour of duty on Wednesday and were replaced by another 750 troops in the first rotation exercise involving RDF peacekeepers serving in...

BRD pledges more support toward skills devt in schools


The development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) has pledged more support to the education sector to fund skills development and projects that accelerate sustainable growth.

Indian agro-processor eyes Rwandan market

Arjun Beeswax lndustries, an India-based agro-processing firm, will soon set up shop in Rwanda, Arjun Bheda, the managing partner, said in a statement.


Ntiyamira to officiate at Africa Cycling Champs


Rwanda’s Jean Sauveur Ntiyamira has been selected to officiate at the upcoming Africa Cycling Championship due February 9-14 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Tuyisenge: Police can’t afford any more slip-ups


Police FC captain Jacques Tuyisenge has warned his teammates that any more loss will almost certainly rule them out of this year’s title race after a shock 1-0 defeat to Gicumbi on Wednesday.

Daniel Ngarukiye drops new single


Traditional music lovers will have a field day when they listen to Daniel Ngarukiye’s latest song called "Rubanguzankwaya"¯.

One-on-one with movie star Denis Nsanzamahoro


When Silver Film production Ltd released the movie, "Rwasa"¯, its main actor Denis Nsanzamahoro, aka Rwasa, earned popularity without revealing much about his personality.

DEBATE: Does civil marriage give leeway to divorce?


A paper won’t stop divorce And so, there is unconfirmed news that the divorce rate in Rwanda is on the increase and this, according to some people, is due to Rwanda’s emphasis on civil marriage more than religious marriage.

WORD HAS IT...: What next for La Planet club, Chicken Tonight?


Our snoops have learnt that La Planet Club and Chicken Tonight, two spots popular with late night revelers for dancing, eating and drinks, will have to relocate sooner rather than later.

In the footsteps of Ndabaga, the legendary trailblazer


On Sunday, February 1, Rwandans will mark the Heroes Day. There are known national heroes who are celebrated for various outstanding accomplishments.

My skin itches, do I have cancer?

Dear Doctor, Last month I was plagued by chronic itching all over my upper body. It hurts a lot and I end up getting sores all over my body. I consulted with my doctor but he seems not to know what causes the itching.

Why Africa should champion the crusade on green economy


It is no news that in today’s world of finite resources and ecosystem carrying capacity, the prevailing model of economic growth, founded on ever-increasing consumption of resources and emission of pollutants cannot be sustained any longer.

Fires, theft, and other blessings


No, our country is not particularly dangerous. This could have been your response as a senior government official at the recently concluded World Economic Forum in Davos.


Editorial Cartoon


Grassroots based credit and savings cooperatives in the country have dismissed concerns that high loan rates were scaring away borrowers.

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


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


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


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


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?