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    BRD extends Rwf8bn for construction of 4MW plant

    Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) has signed a long-term loan agreement worth Rwf8 billion with Rwanda Mountain Tea (RMT) for the construction of a four Megawatts (4 MW) Hydro power plant in Nyabihu District, Western...

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    Tour du Rwanda: Ndayisenga makes history

    THE 2014 Tour du Rwanda winner Valens Ndayisenga says that the many elite competitions he participated in this year as well as training at world cycling center at Aigle in Switzerland spurred him to victory...

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    E. Africa Standby Force ready for operationalisation

    The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) is now ready to respond swiftly to the current security challenges in the Eastern Africa region, the Minister for Defence, James Kabarebe, has said.

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    Holistic approach will transform education, Microsoft officials say

    Last week, Kigali hosted a three-day conference on innovation in education and ICT dubbed; “Innovation Africa 2014” which brought together ministers of ICT and education from 26 countries as well as leading ICT corporations such...

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    Prime Insurance products

    Sponsored Content: Prime Insurance is a general insurance provider that has set out to be different. We cater to all lines of general insurance throughout the country – both on an individual and business basis....

Waitress wins second Airtel house

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A waitress has won the second house in the ongoing Airtel ‘Ni Ikirenga’ promotion. Renatha Uberewe, who has been living with her brother in a small rented house in Kamuhoza cell, Kimisagara sector, Nyarugenge District, was on Thursday handed the Rwf20 million three bed roomed house located in Muhima village,...

Public sector urged to institute risk management mechanisms

Public sector managers should put in place risk management mechanisms to forestall threats and improve business operations, Obadiah Biraro, the Auditor General, has advised. According to Biraro, most operations are bound to fail if potential risk factors are ignored or detected at a later stage when damage has already been...

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Tour du Rwanda: Ndayisenga makes history

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THE 2014 Tour du Rwanda winner Valens Ndayisenga says that the many elite competitions he participated in this year as well as training at world cycling center at Aigle in Switzerland spurred him to victory in the Tour du Rwanda yesterday.

President Kagame applauds Valens Ndayisenga on Twitter

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President Paul Kagame has congratulated Valens Ndayisenga for his victory in the just concluded Tour of Rwanda.

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New children’s art centre launched with pomp

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IT was an evening of fun and merrymaking as a new support centre for street children was officially launched in Kicukiro District by Kaami Arts organisation on Saturday.

Biggie’s prank leaves Hotshots nerve wrecked and Happy at the same time

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It was an evening of confusion, mixed feelings and tears as Big Brother executed the final stage of his week-long prank.

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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.

The year in review: Genocide, myopia, saying goodbye to Rukokoma, …

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This article marks a one-year anniversary for this column. It is a series of conversations with readers that has taken place over fifty-plus articles on a range of topics that touch the lives of Rwandans.

Smart Rwanda: Beyond Mobile Payments

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In the previous series we sought to make a strong case for an Information Communication Technology (ICT) led economy with intuitive benefits spawning from the inter-sectoral linkages glued together by ICT.

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Editorial Cartoon

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A senior lecturer at a local higher learning institution has said that the controversial BBC documentary, ‘Rwanda’s Untold Story’, was made with a single purpose of tarnishing the image of President Paul Kagame.

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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.

Celebrating the UN at 69

The large room had several strategically placed round, high, white-clothed tables with pretty flowers on top. It was a typical setting for a cocktail.

Isange One Stop Center: Ejecting GBV from our communities through holistic, multi-sectoral approaches

Gender based violence (GBV) remains a widespread occurrence that spans centuries, that in the past it was almost expected and accepted. Its seriousness, effects and how communities respond and work towards its elimination varies from country to country.

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Rwanda is currently experiencing one of the fastest periods of growth and socioeconomic progress in its history, largely due to its strong and innovative government leadership and support from development partners, such as the United Nations (UN).

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Special Needs education: More schools, jobs needed

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Ejide Imanizabaho has been handicapped since he was born. Until early this year, the 18-year-old teenager had been saved the ‘burden’ of school by his family because of his physical challenges. And much as his caretakers claim they did this out of sympathy, they did not know how much they...

Holiday youth camps are helpful to our children

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One way through which we can help our children to acquire social skills is by allowing them to participate in holiday youth camps that are always conducted by certain organisations with youth related programmes.

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.