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How Rwanda can reduce the growing trade deficit

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Rwanda’s trade deficit has been widening as the import bill continues to outpace export receipts. This has in turn continued to exert pressure on the local currency with the dollar gaining ground on the franc.

Demand from hotels, supermarkets drive up POS numbers, usage

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Mobile technology continues to play a major role in enabling and enhancing access to financial services, which is deepening further use of electronic payments as the country inches closer to an inclusive cashless society.

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She-Amavubi drawn in Cecafa group stage with Tz, Ethiopia

Rwanda women national football team will face Tanzania and Ethiopia in the group stages of the 2016 Cecafa Women’s Championships scheduled to take place in Jinja, Uganda, from September 11-20.

Amavubi won't take Ghana tie for granted, says coach

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THE national team interim head coach Jimmy Mulisa was part of the Amavubi team that upset the Black Stars of Ghana 1-0 at Amahoro National Stadium in 2003 in the qualifiers of the AfCON 2004.

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Gospel artistes thrill crowds at the 'Slaves of Worship' concert

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On Sunday evening gospel music lovers were treated to the best of local gospel music at the Slaves of Worship concert held at Evangelical Restoration Church in Masoro. Gospel singers did not disappoint their fans who turned up in big numbers.

[PHOTOS]: Wizkid wows revellers at Beer Fest as Bralirwa launches Mutzig Lite

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It's hard not to state that Wizkid's performance in Kigali on Saturday was top notch, despite poor sound system.

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The perils of house hunting in Kigali

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It is a tale of ups and downs, twists and turns for people trying to get a house to rent in Kigali. These range from families shifting from one house to another to young corporates starting out their careers and embarking on the journey of living out of their parent’s...

Lies we tell

A group of US swimmers lied and got caught after claiming they had been victims of an armed robbery when what actually happened was that they had vandalized property while drunk and were made to pay for the damages. I kind of feel sorry for them, especially after all the...

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Why sexism is a threat to gender equality gains

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A few weeks ago an article titled Litclub: Empowering the girl child through literacy was published in The New Times. The use of the term ‘girl-child’ in the article sparked off a debate with one of the readers describing the use of the term ‘girl-child’ as incredibly offensive and demeaning,...

Is church finally warming up to women leadership?

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A few weeks back, Pope Francis formed a Commission to look into whether women should become deacons in the Catholic Church. If the commission gives a green light, women will have the chance to become priests, a historic move towards the end of the regular all-male clergy practice, mostly in...

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Rwandans do laugh. Serious...They even have Made in Rwanda stand-up comedy

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Some people have lamented the absence of a lively cultural life in Rwanda. They say whatever little there is is unvaried and unexciting. Where is Rwandan theatre, they ask. Where are the plays, actors and actresses, producers and directors? What about artists and art galleries? And the poets and novelists,...

Global growth - still made in China

NEW HAVEN – Despite all the hand-wringing over the vaunted China slowdown, the Chinese economy remains the single largest contributor to world GDP growth. For a global economy limping along at stall speed – and most likely unable to withstand a significant shock without toppling into renewed recession – that...

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Non-performing loans (NPLs) among Umurenge SACCOs increased to 12.5 per cent in the first half of the year, from 8.2 per cent over the same period in 2015.

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African leaders insist universal jurisdiction should not be abused in any way

The purpose of Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) is to assist the African Union and all its institutions, in effectively addressing the seemingly intractable security challenges, confronting the continent.

Girinka Programme transforms livelihoods, reconciles communities

As part of efforts to reconstruct Rwanda and nurture a shared national identity, the Government of Rwanda drew on aspects of Rwandan culture and traditional practices to enrich and adapt its development programs to the country’s needs and context. The result is a set of Home Grown Solutions – culturally owned practices translated into sustainable development programs. One of these Home Grown Solutions is the Girinka programme also known as One Cow per Poor Family

Mahatma Gandhi University launches one laptop per student initiative

Mahatma Gandhi University, a leading University in online and distance education has launched a one laptop per student initiative to enhance academic experience and the use of technology in higher education. Launched early this month in Kigali, at Kabuga Campus, the initiative is a major corporate social responsibility which aims at encouraging the use of ICT in the country as well as help the students at the campus have tools to succeed in online studies.

Kirehe district excels in implementing initiatives that spur livelihoods improvement

Kirehe district has committed to improving the livelihoods of the people through various support activities that are eventually translating into tangible results. Through the performance contracts (Imihigo), in particular, a number of transformations have been realized in the year 2015-2016. With 77,879 households and a population of 340,368, Kirehe is one of the seven districts that make up Eastern Province. It covers 1,118.6km2 of the surface area.

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Celebrating 10 years of girl-child transformation through education

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Grace Umutesi is a recipient of the Howard Buffett scholarship to Earth University in Costa Rica. She is studying agriculture and hopes to become the Rwandan minister for agriculture in the future. Umutesi is one of the first secondary school graduates supported under Abari B’Inyamata, formerly known as Richard’s Rwanda...

Are you prepared for third term?

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A few weeks ago, primary and secondary schools resumed for the third term of this academic year. It’s that time when students are getting ready to go to the next level of their academic ladder. It is, therefore, imperative that all parties involved in the academic lives of students understand...

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Infertility: When IV, IUI are the only option

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In a story published by The New Times last week, a midwife’s desperate attempt to fake a pregnancy and steal a mother’s new-born baby is just one of the many examples that portray the despair that comes with inability to conceive among couples.

Why you should not abuse food supplements

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The hype over dietary supplements continues to drive their consumption upwards. Within attractive packages and containers, some manufacturers have labelled them ‘organic’ simply to attract customers keen on inorganic chemicals.

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