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    High interest rates likely to persist as banks call for patience

    Chief executives of commercial banks who attended last week’s reading of the monetary policy and financial stability statement strongly defended the high interest rates on credit and asked borrowers to appreciate that Rwanda’s rates are the...

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    Local activists unite against cluster bombs

    Local activists under the Association of Landmine Survivors and Amputees of Rwanda and other Cases of Disabilities (ALSAR), on Friday, congratulated the Government of Rwanda upon ratifying the international Convention on Cluster Munitions CCM.

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    Early HIV treatment will save more lives, says RBC official

    Fighting HIV/ AIDS requires a holistic approach and should encompass behavioural change towards routine testing and medical adherence for those found to be positive, Dr Sabin Nsanzimana, the director of National HIV programme at Rwanda Biomedical...

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    Road to 2017: what next?

    Senate last week passed the Bill that will govern an ad hoc commission that will be designated to help parliament on the required technicalities to respond to citizens’ demands for constitutional review.

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    A day in the surgery room

    I have covered health for a couple years. I have written about almost every major existing health condition, interviewed nutritionists about food and diet, interacted with patients, their caretakers, doctors, and top health officials (including ministers)...

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Govt leases 22 micro-hydro power plants to private developers

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The government has leased 22 micro-power projects to private investors, a move aimed boosting the country’s power generation capacity.

KCB Bank half year gross profit increases to Rwf1.3b

KCB Bank Rwanda has recorded a 162 per cent rise in half year pre-tax profit, growing from Rwf503 million in June last year to Rwf1.32 billion.

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Police FC crowned Agaciro Cup champs

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Hegman Ngomirakiza scored his first goal and the only goal for his new club Police as the cops defeated Sunrise 1-0 to win the 2015 Agaciro Development Fund Cup yesterday at Amahoro stadium.

Team Rwanda in historic top finish at Tour do Rio

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Team Rwanda rider Camera Hakuzimana registered his side’s highest finish at the ongoing Tour do Rio in stage four from Valenca to Teresopolis, a total distance of 153km on Saturday when he finished 12th at the 2.2 UCI America Tour event.

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Tigo concert thrills music lovers as telecom rebrands

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They say there is no easier way to communicate a message to the public than through music and that is what exactly telecom company Tigo Rwanda did as it launched its new slogan “Live it, Love it” and its trademark “Tigo Digital Tree”.

It's the Age of Love in Karekezi solo exhibition

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Willy Karekezi’s ongoing solo exhibition at Uburanga Arts Gallery in Kimihurura is a clear testimony of how artists can creatively use colour to convey different messages that affect the society.

Shyaka defies challenges to chase his dreams

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Emmanuel Shyaka is a true definition of the popular saying that ‘Disability is not inability’. Although he lost his father at a very young age and later suffered another setback when he became deaf, that didn’t put him down and he is now aspiring to be the Vice Chairperson for...

Cultural operators tipped on financial sustainability

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What comes to mind whenever a big music or arts festival comes to Kigali? Well, to festival-goers, it is the sheer prospect of a day, or weekend of good, clean fun provided either free or at a small fee.

HeForShe Campaign: How men are engaging in the journey towards gender equality

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When world leaders converged for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland earlier this year, an idea to engage key decision makers of governments, corporations, and universities around the world to drive change from the top was tabled.

I attribute my good health to my active life – Mukakimenyi

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Espérance Mukakimenyi, 55, is a woman for all seasons; she is a mother, a wife and a coach of three different sports disciplines; football, volleyball and rugby.

What happens to a decolonised mind?

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I had been waiting for a friend to debrief on a matter of mutual interest when I overheard a conversation at a popular café in one of the Kigali neighbourhoods. I simply took it for granted that whatever the young people were discussing was likely to be of little interest...

Children need to be protected from abusive online content

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A week ago, I got a chance to go over two reports on protection of children against online harmful content: one was entitled “protecting children from cyber crime” and another one “guidelines for industry on child online protection”.

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Police have called on the public to be vigilant against cyber crimes after it was established that a company that was previosly thought to be running loaded bank accounts only possessed a laptop and a table in their office.

MININFRA: Ministry scores high, targets more intensification of services

The 2014/15 key achievements of the Ministry of Infrastructure are reflected in the four sectors of: Transport, Energy, Water & Sanitation and Urbanization & Human Settlement.

BDO East Africa Rwanda: BDO refines Business Process Outsourcing, SME’s financial management to be leveraged

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is the contracting of a specific business task, such as payroll, to a third-party service provider. Usually, BPO is implemented as a cost-saving measure for some critical services without fulltime need depending on the size of the business and can also be consumed by big companies in specific areas of business and financial management.

East African Tea Investments: Employment Opportunity (Quality Assurance Officer)

The company’s principle areas of operations are tea processing and management of tea plantations in its catchment areas. The company is seeking to recruit a Quality Assurance Officer for immediate recruitment.

East African Tea Investments: Employment Opportunity (Tea Maker and Plant Technician)

A tea company operating in Rwanda with a small core team, is seeking to recruit Two (2) Tea Makers and one (1) Factory Chief Maintenance officer for immediate placement to facilitate oversight of and improvements in its factory operational activities.

Should schools turn away students over tuition fees?

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Last week, the streets were bustling with different shades of uniform as students reported back to school for the third and last term of the academic year. However, as some students were arriving, others were heading back home. “We had to send them back home,” says one school administrator who...

Week in Education

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Last week, 27 US Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn-in during a ceremony held at the residence of the U.S ambassador to Rwanda. These made a pledge to serve alongside the people of Rwanda to bring about positive changes in public health, education, among other sectors.

A day in the surgery room

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I have covered health for a couple years. I have written about almost every major existing health condition, interviewed nutritionists about food and diet, interacted with patients, their caretakers, doctors, and top health officials (including ministers) in different fora.

SFH Rwanda moving towards popularising breastfeeding

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This month, Rwanda joined the rest of the world to celebrate the World Breastfeeding Week (WBW). Premised on the argument that breast milk is an ideal and balanced food for babies, the WBW campaign seeks to increase public awareness on the importance of appropriate feeding practices.