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    Africa should compete with the best – Kagame

    President Paul Kagame yesterday opened the 50th World Export Development Forum (WEDF) in Kigali with a call for African economies to compete with the best if the continent is to improve its global competitiveness.

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    SMEs urged to increase presence in international trade

    Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have been tasked to work with regional governments to reduce challenges they face in order to increase their participation in trading on international markets.

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    Financial inclusion key to SMEs growth, expert says

    To increase the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in international markets, governments must ensure that these businesses are financially included and are well-connected to markets.

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    Biomedical centre gets modern mosquito lab

    Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) yesterday launched a standard identification laboratory for mosquitoes and other parasites. The lab is hoped will enable effective and certain control of malaria epidemic and other parasitic diseases (OPD).

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    Police acquire refugee protection skills

    The Inspector General of Police, Emmanuel K. Gasana on Tuesday officially launched a one-day training workshop on the international protection of refugees at the Rwanda National Police Headquarters in Kacyiru.

Rwanda markets its coffee, tea in India


Rwanda should tap into the unexploited potential of markets like India to boost its coffee and tea exports, Clarence Fernandes, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) representative based in Mumbai, has advised. Fernandes was speaking during the just-concluded World Tea and Coffee Expo in Mumbai, India last week.

Poor savings culture, lack of financial skills dog microfinance sector

Lack of financial skills coupled with a poor savings culture could be one of the main reasons non-performing loans in the microfinance industry are going up, sector experts have said.


Rwanda wary of Egypt in Fiba Zone V tourney


Rwanda men's basketball team will be wary of Egypt as they seek to win the Zone V championship and qualify for the fifth consecutive Afro-basket finals.

Tour of Rwanda will be more competitive – Bayingana


The 6th edition of the Tour of Rwanda will be one of the most competitive races ever held on Rwandan soil. The Rwanda Cycling Federation chairman, Aimable Bayingana has, said.


Stars who will rock Rwanda Day


Five local artistes jetted out of the country yesterday, ahead of the 6th edition of Rwanda Day, scheduled to take place in Atlanta, Georgia on September 20. King James, Sophie Nzayisenga, Jules Sentore, Diana Teta and Intore Masamba are the main entertainers at this year’s event.

Smadj, the Tunisian ‘Oud’ expert to perform in Kigali


Tunisian Oud player, Jean-Pierre Smadja aka Smadj will entertain Kigali revellers at the Heaven Restaurant on Friday starting at 7pm.

Exposed: Lodges turn into sex dens for school girls


The media recently reported that students who show up late for school are locked out. Critics castigated this policy and urged school authorities to take other measures in dealing with latecomers. The worry is where do the students who are turned away go?

I hate people who...

…always ask if you still reside somewhere. I am honestly sick and tired of these people who always seem to have nothing of importance to release from their mouths. The kind who whenever they meet you they ask you that same annoying question of whether you still reside where you...

New initiative to boost women entrepreneurs


The International Trade Centre (ITC) has launched a new initiative expected to push for increased participation of women entrepreneurs in public procurement.

iDebate founder Christine Teta on women driven social causes


In a casual conversation, Christine Teta uses phrases like ‘I beg to disagree’ or ‘I am in full support of that’ as if she were debating. And this comes as no surprise because debating is clearly one of the things she cares most about.

NGOs and families should not be left to feed hospital patients


Last Friday I attended a house party in Kacyiru. While attending a shindig isn’t exactly news for anyone who knows me, what was noteworthy is the reason why I and about fifty or so people, were partying in the first place.

Why literacy is important in national socioeconomic and political transformation


September 8 is the international literacy day designated by Unesco to raise public awareness about the importance and benefits of reading. Although it took us a while to recognise and join the rest of the world in marking and cerebrating this important day, last week Rwanda observed the day.


Editorial Cartoon


The office of the Attorney General may soon sue 281 people over embezzlement of public funds, according to the Ministry of Justice.

The International Day of Democracy: Engaging Young People on Democracy

On September 15th 2014, Rwanda, will be observing the International Day of Democracy. Every year, Rwanda joins the world to observe this important Day.


Ikigo cy'Imisoro n'Amahoro (RRA) kirasaba abasora bari ku rutonde rukurikira babereyemo Leta imyenda y'imisoro, kuba bishyuye iyo myenda mu gihe kitarenze iminsi irindwi (7) uhereye umunsi iri tangazo ryasohokeyeho.

Cyuda: Providing specific-needs technologies

Rwanda’s journey of reconstruction and total transformation in the last 20 years has been characterized by a number of innovations to meet the competing but equally important needs.

Offering professional solutions: Ten years in Rwanda and counting

Every human has needs that ought to be met every day. But like the adage goes “water is life” the need to have access to clean water is one of the overarching ones that should be solved for people to live comfortably.

More university students to gain from revised loan scheme


Although resolute efforts by the government mainly aim at skills development and education for all, needy students seeking for sponsorship through bursaries and loans will have to apply through a timely competitive selection process following new guidelines from the Ministry of Education.

Expert Voice: Helping your child to become confident

Confidence is a strong feeling which, if one possesses, can be able to execute a given task successfully. It’s an incredibly inspiring source of knowledge, strength and achievement.

Bringing the dead back to life


A radical procedure that involves replacing a patient’s blood with cold salt water could retrieve people from the brink of death.

The trials and tribulations of Living with haemophilia

Moses Murekate’s health deteriorates whenever he gets a simple infection or accident. Playing without the watchful eyes of his parents is nearly impossible to the 3-year-old.