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    Rwf12bn funding to enhance decentralisation

    Efforts to enhance decentralisation and capacity building have gained momentum, thanks to a financial deal signed yesterday between government and the Kingdom of Belgium in Kigali.

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    Implement law on medical liability insurance, senators say

    Senators have expressed disappointment over delays in implementation of the law establishing medical professional insurance, which was passed and published in the Official Gazette two years ago.

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    Smart Rwanda Days conference to highlight ICT impact on devt

    About 400 delegates drawn from various local institutions, business community, ICT stakeholders as well as foreign participants are expected to attend the second edition of Smart Rwanda Days meeting slated for October 2 in Kigali.

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    Gashora Girls Academy wins entrepreneurship debate

    Gashora Girls Academy emerged the best debating school in the 2014 National Young Entrepreneur’s Debating Championships after beating off stiff competition from Greenhills Academy, the outgoing champions.

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    Cassava virus dents farmers hopes

    Vital Rwibasira secured a Rwf22 million bank loan and invested it in a hitherto lucrative venture, cassava growing. The resident of Kinazi Sector, Ruhango District expected to reap big and improve his livelihood. But as...

Arthur Nkusi, Frankie Joe named as Big Brother Africa's housemates

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Frankie Rukundo and Arthur Nkusi have been revealed as the official representatives of Rwanda in Africa’s most watched television reality show, Big Brother Hotshots. This after several visa complications that had almost made Rwanda’s involvement impossible.

Local agro-products struggle to make it onto supermarket shelves

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He examines some documents from an envelope; then checks nervously the pack of mangoes that sits at his feet as he waits for the general manager of one of the upscale supermarkets in Kigali.

Telecoms revenues rise slightly in second quarter

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Telecoms and Internet service companies earned a total of Rwf36.5 billion during the second quarter of the year, latest figures from the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (Rura) indicate. This is a 2.7 per cent increase from Rwf35.6 billion recorded in the first quarter.

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Poor preps blamed for dismal Zone V show

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NATIONAL MEN’S team point guard Lionel Hakizimana has said that inadequate preparation was the reason for their lackluster showing at the Fiba Zone V Championships in Kampala.

Ferwafa releases revised league fixtures

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RWANDA Football Federation (Ferwafa) has released revised fixtures for the upcoming 2014/15 national league scheduled to kick off on October 18.

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Arthur Nkusi, Frankie Joe named as Big Brother Africa's housemates

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Frankie Rukundo and Arthur Nkusi have been revealed as the official representatives of Rwanda in Africa’s most watched television reality show, Big Brother Hotshots. This after several visa complications that had almost made Rwanda’s involvement impossible.

Up close with poet-turned fashion designer Ntwara

He is one of the young entrants into the country’s burgeoning fashion industry. At only 23 years of age, Janvier Ntwara has used his passion in arts to improve his life. He reckons everyone should use their talent in any given field. He was one of the exhibitors at the...

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Watching birds of Rwanda on boat

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I went bird watching (again!). This time round, I literally shot two birds with one stone. So did everybody else on the trip, actually.

Brilliant artist to whom painting makes him forget darkest moments

He shifts his wiry frame in front of an easel that’s plastered with a white canvass he intends to paint something.

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Kamariza’s generous hand is touching the vulnerable in hospitals

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Isabelle Kamariza’s humility is a lesson on its own. The founder of Solid Africa, a non-governmental organisation that supports vulnerable patients, works from a plain office that tenants have stayed away from as it easily gets too hot. She doesn’t mind it though, as long as it serves the purpose.

Where is the place of women in public procurement?

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As innovative, committed and hardworking as they may be, for a long time now, women entrepreneurs have had low participation in public tenders globally. This also applies to Rwanda, a country known for fair women representation in politics and the civil service, among other areas.

Two versions of Rwanda; fact and fiction

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Last week we were presented with two versions of Rwanda. The two could not have been farther apart. One is set in 2014 and reflects the contemporary situation of the country that everyone is familiar with. It could well have been titled Rwanda Today.

EDITORIAL: Promote off-farm employment in the countryside

The Government will soon renovate and upgrade the Kamembe International Airport in Western Province, with the Rwf5 billion works set to commence in November.

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Several reports have indicated that many youth continue to fall victims of human trafficking with promises of well paying jobs especially in the Middle East.

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Rwanda’s first paygo solar power heads towards success

Customer demand soars for affordable power, as Azuri, GVEP and Serve and Smile bring clean electricity to off-grid rural communities in Rwanda.

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3E Power is an Energy Development Company, that initially offered consultancy/advocacy services with focus on sustainable energy access, efficient energy supply and management. The Founder and CEO, ERIC KARININGUFU gives a brief insight into the activities of the company.

Transforming lives through the Gospel of Jesus Christ and acts of compassion

Africa New Life Ministries, an evangelical organization was founded in 2001 by Pastor Mugisha Charles and his wife Florence Mugisha in partnership with Pastor Fred Katagwa, Specioza Mukazaire and Pastor Elisee Rugambarara.

International Literacy Day: Higher Education Council upholding culture of reading in institutions of higher learning

In 2007, the government of Rwanda established the Higher Education Council (HEC) with a core mission of overseeing the smooth running of institutions of higher learning (HLIs) with emphasis...

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CAREER GUIDANCE: How much value will it add to our school products?

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“What do you want to be in future?,” a teacher randomly asks a Senior One student of a school in Remera, Gasabo district in Kigali City. “I want to become a doctor like my father,” the student replies and on and on the discussion continues. What is clear from this...

Why you should dress decently

Many teenagers today are being labelled indecent dressers by parents, teachers and elders in society.

Holistic therapy: Sweating, sniffing pain out of the body

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A sultry atmosphere inside a closed room makes people of all ages lose water through excessive sweating. Their bodies are without shirts but wrapped in towels as they inhale fleshy grass aromas from herbs such as eucalyptus.

Seek early care for spinal cord ailments

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It all started in December 2008 with extreme back and neck pain for Aline Uwitonze. The 44-year-old resident of Kicukiro Sector in Kicukiro District dismissed the ailment as a mere ‘dislocation’ due to poor sleeping position.