New sexual reproductive health campaign launched

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A new drive has been launched to involve Rwandan youth countrywide, in addressing the challenges related to their sexual reproductive health. The nationwide campaign dubbed Innovation Accelerator (iAccelerator) is a mentorship-driven acceleration programme an initiative supported by UK Aid from the UK Government, and implemented by Imbuto Foundation in partnership...

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African countries urged to eradicate barriers to aviation industry growth

African governments have been urged to facilitate the sustainable development of the aviation industry, as well as recognise and appreciate the critical social and economic value of the industry.

More Rwandans embrace mobile money services

Mobile money users for MTN Rwanda, the country’s telecom leader, have hit the psychologically significant one million mark, the firm has announced.

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Djabel Imanishimwe: Meet 18-year-old sensation who was rejected by Isonga and is now Rayon’s star player

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The year 2016 has been historic in Rwandan football in a number of ways. This is the year when the country hosted the continent’s second biggest football event, the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN), during which it reached the quarterfinal stage for the first time.

Police FC eye win against Kirehe to go top of table

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POLICE FC will take on Kirehe FC in the national football league today at Kicukiro Stadium seeking for a win to go top of the table at least for a day before Rayon Sports face Amagaju on Sunday.

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World AIDS Day marked with music show, drama

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Musicians and actors joined thousands of people in a special event to commemorate World AIDS Day on Thursday at Kigali Regional Stadium in Nyamirambo. The event was characterized by speeches, entertainment and a special World AIDS Day play about HIV/AIDS.

I’m looking to conquer the continental music scene – Cindy

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She recently won an Afrima Award as ‘Best Female East Africa’ in Nigeria and Kenya’s 2016 Bingwa Music Award as Artiste of the Year - Uganda. Ugandan reggae and dancehall star Cinderella Sanyu aka Cindy, is now on a mission to expand her music empire to global markets.

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Akiwacu’s bikini controversy

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Colombe Akiwacu, the Miss Rwanda 2014 beauty pageant winner, is currently making news. The beauty queen is garnering more criticism than praise, thanks to her bikini photos that are making rounds on social media.

Filini Restaurant: A little Italy in Kigali

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Nestled between the imposing Kigali Convention Centre and the recently opened Radisson Blu Hotel, this Italian outfit has one of the most strategic locations in Kigali. Foreign and local attendees of conferences at the Convention Centre have a good option in this restaurant.

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HIV/AIDS: Why women continue to bear the most brunt

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In 2000, the then 24-year-old Annette Nyana Mukundente was an expectant mother looking forward to giving birth to her second child. During one of her routine antenatal visits, she was diagnosed with HIV. Young, pregnant and confused, Mukundente rushed home to her husband to break the news to him and...

We must teach our sons to respect women– Anita Nkusi

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ANITA Nkusi is a physiotherapist at King Faisal Hospital, and has been practicing for about six years now. She is married to a Rwandan neurosurgeon she met in South Africa before coming to work in Rwanda. The mother of two had a chat with Women Today’s Sharon Kantengwa about her...

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The NGOs should be heard in the school condom debate

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Local NGOs have been reported in the media renewing their calls for introduction of condoms in schools. And though the government introduced sex education in schools early this year and the impact is yet to be determined, maybe somebody should lend the NGOs an ear.

From Paris to Marrakech - How Rwanda became a model for climate action

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With the Paris Agreement entering into force, the world is turning its focus to climate action. The successful amendment of the Montreal Protocol in Kigali and Rwanda’s approach to climate action are examples the world can learn from when addressing the challenge of a warming planet.

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Editorial Cartoon

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The Malawian government has come under pressure to help bring to justice a Genocide suspect, Vincent Murekezi, who was recently arrested but later released under unclear circumstances despite a standing indictment from Rwanda.

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Mahatima Gandhi University Rwanda launches new ICT text books, learning modules

Mahatma Gandhi University Rwanda on the 01 December 2016 launched its new volumes of academic textbooks and self-learning modules on ICT integrating today’s rapidly advancing technologies at Kigali Convention Center.

4G X-Mass Pack Promo

As we end the year 2016, internet users in Rwanda have been offered a golden opportunity to experience the fastest and reliable 4G Internet, as Kt Rwanda Networks, together with its partners, launch a thrilling 4G experience promotion.

How PSF has facilitated the growth of Women in Business

Despite recent strides registered by Rwanda in ensuring gender equality in leadership, to extent that women (at 64 percent) have surpassed male counterparts in legislations, this positive trend has not been fully reflected in the “women in business”

Humidtropics Rwanda Action site: Empowering farmers toward self-reliance in agricultural inputs

Humidtropics program “Integrated systems research’ led by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) started in 2014 in the highlands of north western Rwanda, Karago sector in Kadahenda field site.

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Holiday: Choose educative leisure for your children

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While it is essential for school-going children to take time off their academic schedules and engage in leisure activities to refresh their minds during holidays, it is equally important as a parent or guardian to be thoughtful about the nature of activities your child gives priority, and how relevant they...

Teachers train on implementation of the sex education curriculum

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In a bid to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases among students, teachers have been trained on the implementation of the sex education curriculum in schools.

HIV/AIDS fight: Why stigma is still a big concern

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The world will come together on December 1, to mark World AIDS Day under the theme, “Hands up for HIV # prevention”. Millions of lives lost to the pandemic will be commemorated and the day will serve as a platform to gauge the current status and the way forward in...

Why HIV infection rates remain high in urban areas

Urban centres by their nature come with a big population, making them a haven for many conditions arising from these numbers. For instance, In Rwanda, HIV prevalence among the general population aged 15-49 years has remained stable at 3.0 per cent for the last decade.