TechWomen Rwanda calls on firms to support girls’ ICT dreams

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TechWomen Rwanda has urged corporate companies to support girls who are pursuing science and information and communication technology (ICT)-related courses to help sharpen skills and become competitive.

PTA Bank, GML Capital to form investment fund

Rwandan and regional importers and exporters could soon find more sources of funding following plans by the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (commonly known as PTA Bank) and GML Capital to form an African-focused trade finance investment fund.

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Niyonshuti inspired me, says Ndayisenga

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When renowned cyclist Adrien Niyonshuti finished 39th in the mountain bike competition at the London 2012 Olympics on August 12, Valens Ndayisenga received the news the following day as his coach John Rugamba recounted what he had seen on television.

Ferwafa struggles to pay Cecafa debts

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The Rwanda Football Association (Ferwafa) is yet to pay over Rwf257m it owes different service providers including hotels and transport agencies that were contracted during the Cecafa Kagame Cup hosted in Rwanda in August. Fourteen teams participated and were hosted in different hotels across Kigali.

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Continental dance festival ends on a high

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IT was an energetic night of colourful performances, as the third edition of the annual East African Night of Tolerance-(EANT) dance festival came to an end.

Zambia’s Macky2 lands spot in BBA finale

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Macky2’s accessible good looks and regular-guy charisma has finally earned him a spot in the finale and probably the chance to return home USD300, 000 richer.

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Remera pastry chef giving street children a lifeline

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TALLY BAKERY CAFE in Remera-Giporoso, may be popular for its coffee and pastry at budget prices, but not many patrons may know the captivating story of how it came into existence.

Cordero’s love started in Filipino kitchen, shifted to Rwandan restaurant

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Melanie and Enrico Cordero first met in 2004 at the Luk-Yuen Restaurant in Makati, a city in their native Philippines. Enrico had found employment at the eatery earlier in 1991, while aged only 16, after his father suffered paralysis, forcing the young man to fend for himself and a younger...

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Death of a spouse: How soon is too soon to find love again?

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After the death of her husband, Noellia Mukankuranga grappled with overwhelming distress of never again seeing the man she shared her life with for over 20 years.

A young widow’s tale of sadness, despair and perseverance

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Jeanine Mukabacondo is a high spirited woman, full of joy and hope, but every now and then, she is haunted by the tragedy that befell her recently. She talks about her late husband with a smile, though some memories are so hard to talk about without holding back tears.

What Tour du Rwanda success can teach us

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For eight long days, I held my breath as, first Janvier Hadi, and then Valens Ndiyisenga wore the iconic Yellow Jersey in the grueling Tour du Rwanda cycling competition. From east to west, north to south, our boys outshone some of the continent’s best riders, a feat that had long...

The myth of Africa’s leadership deficit - IV

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In the previous part of these series, I left off at where our elites do not trust African banks or their fellow Africans hence sending their loot abroad. In this piece, I endeavour to respond to readers’ request to expound on how the missing ingredient of the culture (secrecy or...

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Editorial cartoon of the day

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Local truckers have faulted Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) for not allowing in newly-bought Right Hand Drive (RHD) cargo trucks months after the cabinet agreed to lift the ban. Customs officials say importation of such vehicles will be possible only after the current law has been replaced.

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Polyclinique La Medicale : Transforming into a bigger facility with improved medical services

With over 20 years contribution towards the growth of the health sector through medical services delivery, Polyclinique la Medicale continues to effectively work together with other stakeholders including the Ministry of Health to promote the sector.

Rwanda Library Services Promoting reading culture for a knowledgeable society

It is now two years since the First Lady Jeannette Kagame launched Rwanda Library Services (RLS). This library came up as a combination of the National Library and Kigali Public Library—an initiative that was championed by the Rotary Club Kigali Virunga.

4th KICD annual General Meeting on the role of security organs to end violence against women and girls

Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) is a serious violation against the rights of women and girls, an evil act which breeds conflict and destroy peace in the home and in the society; impedes the ability of women and girls to reach their potentials in life and ultimately limit their life chances and optimal development.

EAC integration permeates into people’s businesses and cultural bonding

The laboring engine of the heavy commercial truck slows down as it nears the borderline of Gatuna,Rwanda’s border post with Uganda, but continues to exude a dull explosive sound. It joins other trucks in the queue. It is joined by others.

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What does Kinyarwanda change mean for education?

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Recently Rwanda Academy of Languages and Culture announced new changes to the Kinyarwanda language. And although the statement has attracted a lot of backlash from the public, the language experts have stood their ground.

ISSUE ON TABLE: Importance of washing hands

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This week The Education Times visited Facek and CSK Kanombe and discussed with the learners the importance of washing hands after using the toilet. We bring you their thoughts.

World Aids Day: How effective is PMTCT?

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A research article published last year titled “Prevention of mother-to-child (PMTCT) transmission of HIV: cost-effectiveness of antiretroviral regimens and feeding options in Rwanda” summarizes the progress the country has made in that direction.

More girls, women embrace modern family planning

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The number of women and girls using modern contraception in Rwanda and Burundi has increased significantly in the past one year, according to a new Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) report.