SPONSORED: HYGEBAT Quality construction works, contributing to Rwanda’s evolving skyline

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Société d’Hydraulique, Génie Civil et Bâtiment (HYGEBAT) was established in 1995 to operate in the construction industry. Since then the company has gained very solid experience in this field and has won the confidence of many owners and or potential developers. With headquarters in Kigali, Rwanda, the company is involved...

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EAC manufacturers urged to embrace e-commerce

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Regional manufacturers have been urged to embrace electronic trading platforms (e-commerce) to widen their market reach and become more productive and competitive. The experts said embracing such innovations will help reduce the cost of production and enhance the sector profitability.

Rwanda to showcase horticulture sector potential at Nairobi meet

Rwandan investment and agro-export promotion officials will this morning host an Investor Roundtable on opportunities in the floriculture sector in Rwanda targeting Kenyan investors in Nairobi, Kenya, a statement from the organisers indicates.

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Man United win Europa League

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Paul Pogba propelled Manchester United towards a 2-0 victory over Ajax on Wednesday in a Europa League final rendered heavy with emotion by this week’s terror attack in Manchester.

Club owners form alliance to challenge Nzamwita

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A group calling itself Rwanda Football Coalition for Change has launched a campaign to bring about ‘fundamental changes’ in the administration of Rwandan football.

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Inganzo art gallery to celebrate 15 years in the industry

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Inganzo Art Gallery on Saturday May 27 will celebrate 15 years in the visual arts industry. Dubbed “The Next Page”, celebrations will be held at Masaka Centre in Kicukiro, a Kigali suburb. The centre was opened three years ago and is now home to many upcoming artists.

Rwanda Movie Awards set for June

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The sixth edition of the Rwanda Movie Awards is set for June 26 at the Kigali Convention Centre. Organisers made the announcement during a press conference over the weekend.

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The good in Kigali's traffic jams

The days when the words “traffic jam” and “Kigali” could not feature in the same sentence are slowly but surely ebbing away, past us. As things are at the moment, the two are getting ever cozier, ever closer together.

It is time to admit that there is a problem

Mother’s Day festivities found me in a rather somber mood. I couldn’t stop thinking of South Africa’s Karabo Mokoena, who at the age of twenty-two was gruesomely murdered by her boyfriend.

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Genocide: Child born out of rape, mother recollects the painful journey to healing

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We arrived at her home located in Kimironko, a Kigali suburb, around 2pm on Wednesday, last week. Due to the delicate nature of the assignment, we were in company of a counsellor from a local organisation called Survivors Fund (SURF).

Musanabera on her 8-year battle with fistula

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She smiles and clears her voice to talk to me. Her facial expression exudes happiness and a sense of relief. And why wouldn’t she be happy? For a year now, it has been bliss because the fistula she suffered from for eight years was finally treated.

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Affordable housing: Is price the only factor?

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It is not a secret that we need to build more homes in Rwanda. In fact, if we want young families to have a chance of a home of their own, then we need to build more homes in the right locations and at an affordable price.

EDITORIAL: Adopt a systematic approach to address genocide ideology in schools

This week saw members of the Anti-Genocide Parliamentary Forum travel to secondary schools across five districts in the country on a campaign to encourage the youngsters to steer clear of hate crimes and genocide ideology.

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Editorial cartoon

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Rwanda National Police this week launched the campaign to curb road carnage, with open discussions with motorcyclists on effective usage of road and persistent issues within their cooperatives.

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‘Nkuwikorera’ Enhancing Service Delivery to Fast-track national transformation

The service sector currently contributes 48% to national development which compares significantly against other sectors.The Second Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS 2) has set citizens satisfaction towards quality of services rendered to them at 85 % by 2018.However, the service delivery still lags behind all government indicators according to the Rwanda Governance Scoreboard 2016, scoring 72.93%.

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Martyrs SS commemorate Genocide

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Martyrs Secondary School community last Saturday held activities to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. At the event, students were urged to shun evils of hatred and genocide ideology that characterised the pre-1994 education sector.

Use high-order thinking questions to promote learning in higher institutions

Using questions to teach is an age-old practice and has been a cornerstone of education for centuries. The concern, however, is on whether today’s teacher use the questions tactfully to realize their instructional goals.

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NCDs: Answer lies in early screening, prevention

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Last week, a Health Week was launched in Gahengeri Sector, Rwamagana District, with the aim of looking at different ways to help the community access healthcare services better.

Overcoming sudden drop in blood pressure on standing up

Also known as orthostatic hypotension or postural hypotension medically (hypotension means low blood pressure), it is a sudden drop in blood pressure that happens when a person stands up. This drop in blood pressure can make you feel dizzy or lightheaded.