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    Burundian refugee daily arrivals hit 3,000

    The daily influx of Burundian refugees into Rwanda is heading to a record 3,000, the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (Midimar) reported yesterday.

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    Tobacco addiction on the rise among youth

    Angelique Murekatete is nursing her son (name withheld) who is admitted at University Teaching Hospital Kigali, after a diagnosis revealed that the 22-year-old suffered from lung cancer caused by tobacco smoking.

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    Too early to count profit from single visa, tour operators say

    Regional tour operators do not doubt the usefulness of the joint East Africa Tourist Visa (EATV) launched on January 1, 2014, but they believe that it is still too early to count the profits directly associated...

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    Seven held in Rubavu over botched tender

    Police in Rubavu District are holding seven officials of the district procurement committee for alleged corruption in the award of a tender to construct a modern market.

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    Children at risk of obesity as family incomes grow

    Phillip Karera (not real name), 11, opens the kitchen cabinet and is greeted by bags of chips, candy bars and microwave pizza. This is the life the boy, who weighs 60 kilograms, has known since he...

New app gives visitors better hotel experience

Even after knowing about a coming trip many months in advance, very often travelers find themselves in last minute preparations -- doing important things on the 11th hour a head of the journey.

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MTN Rwanda, Safaricom to interlink mobile money services

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MTN Rwanda subscribers will soon be able to make cross-border mobile money transactions, thanks to a deal MTN Group signed with Vodafone Group.

PSF, Ethiopian chamber of commerce sign partnership deal

The Private Sector Federation (PSF) has signed a partnership agreement with the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce to promote trade and economic relations between Rwanda and Ethiopia.

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Amavubi U-23 cruises over Somalia in CAF tie

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Rwanda head coach Johnny McKinstry yesterday praised the national U-23 for defeating Somalia 2-0 in the first leg of the CAF U-23 preliminary round of qualification at Amahoro National Stadium.

Ombalenga signs new contract with Kiyovu

Right back Fitina Ombalenga has extended his stay at SC Kiyovu after signing a new two- year contract on Friday which keeps him at the Nyamirambo-based side until 2017.

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Shakespeare lives on 399 years later

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The British Council celebrated 399 years since English playwright William Shakespeare died by screening an adapted version of the classic Romeo and Juliet, on Thursday at the University of Rwanda-College of Education (formerly Kigali Institute of Education (KIE))

Former Miss Rwanda contestant starts charity organisation

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Former Miss Rwanda contestant, Fiona Ntaringwa, has started a charity organisation called Give Hope Foundation to help the needy especially patients who can’t afford medical bills.

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Touring the familiar: A walk through Nyamirambo

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It’s said that no visit to Kigali is complete without a foray into the bustling, multi-cultural hub of Nyamirambo. A visit to this noisy neighbourhood exposes a first time visitor to the typical African flair; one of hustle and bustle, color and pungent smells that is somewhat absent in the...

Benjamin Musuhuke is bringing UCLA to Rwanda

Benjamin Musuhuke is a University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) alumnus, from where he attained a master’s degree in African Studies in 2006. Today, he is the Liaison Officer of UCLA-Rwanda, and part of his brief is to coordinate UCLA programs in Rwanda, specifically at the University of Rwanda, College...

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Ms Geek: The mustard seed inspiring girls in ICT

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On 25 April, Ms Geek 2015 will be selected at the second edition of the annual event, which started last year to inspire Rwandan girls to join the male-dominated field of sciences.

Sibo on how Ms Geek competition opened doors to her dream

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Nancy Sibo was the winner of the first ever Ms Geek Rwanda contest held last year. She beat 25 other contestants from various higher learning institutions in Rwanda.

We should all strive for a green East Africa

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Let me start with a confession: green is my favourite colour. I have so many green clothes that sometimes I feel like it is some sort of uniform. Therefore there was no way I was going to miss the news that put green and Rwanda in the same sentence.

EDITORIAL: Our Burundi brethren need all the help we can muster

To date, over 13,000 Burundian refugees have crossed into Rwanda fearing for their safety in the run up to national elections. The election fever has peaked at the same level as fears of insecurity, sending hordes of families across the borders to ride out the storm.

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Rwanda Utilities and Regulatory Authority has warned local telecom firms against sending unsolicited text messages to their subscribers in blatant disregard of the law on electronic messages, electronic signatures and electronic transactions.

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FH Rwanda: Empowering people with disabilities, sowing seeds of hope

Under FH Rwanda’s Health Program component, the organization in collaboration with Free Wheelchair Mission, a US based Mission supporting Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), has initiated a program to support PWDs in different districts of Rwanda with 550 wheelchairs.

Rwanda on track towards achieving environmental sustainability

Rwanda is globally recognized for her sustained efforts to protect the environment in order to ensure sustainable development, with major policies and strategies implemented by the Government through different institutions including Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA).

Skills Development Project: Accelerating vocational, technical skills training

Over 6000 youth have so far acquired skills from vocational schools funded by the Skills Development Fund (SDF), one of the three components of the Skills Development Project (SDP); an initiative being implemented by the Workforce Development Authority (WDA).

Ecobank remembers

Friday the 10th of April, 2015 Ecobank Rwanda joined the rest of Rwandans in commemorating the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi during a function that took place at Kigali Memorial Centre, Gisozi, where the management and staff donated Rwf 5 million and to vulnerable individuals.

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New term: Why your child must first have a medical examination

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On Monday, April 20, most schools in the country officially opened for second term. A number of students carried heavy suitcases containing new books, pens and clothes among other things to ensure their comfort at school.

Why I'm passionate about teaching

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When I was still a student at high school, my dream was to study law at the university because at that time it was considered as one of the most prestigious arts courses. Lawyers were regarded highly and the law profession was synonymous with wealth.

How to avoid burn out on job

For many people, they start feeling, “burnt out” after spending a number of years on a job or even doing business. Burnout can be described as “the extinction of motivation or incentive, especially where one's devotion to a cause or relationship fails to produce the desired results.”

Tobacco addiction on the rise among youth

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Angelique Murekatete is nursing her son (name withheld) who is admitted at University Teaching Hospital Kigali, after a diagnosis revealed that the 22-year-old suffered from lung cancer caused by tobacco smoking.