African Diaspora eye investment opportunities in agric sector

A group of African Diaspora based in the US has expressed interest in investing in Rwanda’s agriculture sector.

Letshego looks to mobile banking to deepen financial inclusion

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After unveiling a new brand image, Letshego Rwanda, a local microfinance bank, is looking to deepen financial inclusion using mobile and e-banking platforms. Letshego Rwanda chief executive officer Joel Uwizeye said mobile and e-banking are essential to reach the unbanked masses, especially in the hard-to-reach areas across the country.

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Rwanda, Tunisia battle for FIBA semi-finals slot today

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Hosts Rwanda face a daunting test when they take on Tunisia in the quarter-finals of the 2016 FIBA Africa U-18 Africa Men’s Basketball Championship at Amahoro indoor stadium today.

Hakizimana unveiled by APR FC

Rwanda international Muhajiri Hakizimana was among the nine players unveiled on Tuesday by league champions APR FC, despite earlier reports that the former Mukura VS midfielder had joined another league side, AS Kigali.

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Rwanda's Uwase eyes Top Model Africa title

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Tina Uwase, an aspiring fashion model has set her eyes on winning the Top Model Africa competition, which started on July 26 in Harare, Zimbabwe. At the end of the competition on August 1, Uwase hopes, she will be the lucky winner. Under the theme: Reality Series, the competition will...

[VIDEO CLIP] Paccy drops video for her new single

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Oda Paccy fans rejoice, as she returns with the video for her latest single, Igitego. The music video, released early this week, was produced Bernard Bagenzi at the Nyamirambo-based Incredible Pictures Production.

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Maisha Lab hones skills of local film makers

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15 young Rwandan filmmakers are being trained in screenwriting at the 6th Maisha Screenwriting lab organised by Rwanda Arts Initiative in collaboration with Maisha Film Lab, a non-profit initiative for East African filmmakers.

WORD HAS IT...

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Is WizKid coming to Rwanda? Washington is just a friend - Allioni; Katauti is tired of marriage woe rumours; Is romance brewing between Sharifa and Olvis?; Priscillah is homesick

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Tubarerere Mu Muryango: Giving orphans a place to call home

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IN 2012, the government launched Tubarerere mu Muryango (TMM) campaign to fast track implementation of the strategy for National Child Care Reform.

Traditional music is the pride of Rwanda's culture - Nzayisenga

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38-year-old Sophie Nzayisenga has been playing the inanga musical instrument almost all her life, something she’s done out of a strong passion for her culture. The mother of four has travelled within and beyond to give the world a glimpse of what Rwanda’s culture is all about. She spoke to...

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Higher education as a pillar of our transformation story

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A record 8,500 students will today graduate from the University of Rwanda in the first ceremony at which graduands from all constituent colleges will converge at the same venue to be conferred upon their degrees.

Growth in a time of disruption

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Fort - Laudeardale, Florida - Developing countries are facing major obstacles – many of which they have little to no control over – to achieving sustained high growth.

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Over 8,500 students are today expected to graduate during the University of Rwanda (UR)’s third graduation ceremony.

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The race to end malnutrition requires clean water and sanitation

The race to end malnutrition requires clean water, good sanitation and good hygiene, Water Aid said today, calling for action as world leaders meet in Rio to open the Olympic Games Water Aid’s new report, ‘Caught Short’, looks at stunting from malnutrition around the world and the links to low rates of access to clean water and good sanitation.

Combating Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in Rwanda

Hepatitis is not a commonplace disease. However, there have been rising cases of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C infections and related deaths in Rwanda.

Safer Rwanda changing the way rural residents cook

SaferRwanda is changing the way rural residents in Rwanda’s Southern province cook. The organisation assembles a modern cookstove (Save80) that has been proven to cut wood fuel costs by 80%. The non-profit organisation started in the year 2000, with an aim to protect the environment through planting trees, use of household solar systems and efficient cookstoves with reduced emissions.

SOS Children's Villages Rwanda: A loving home for every child

Children are faced with many challenges as they grow up. These range from exposure to abuse, to inadequate care, and to being orphans. SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda focuses on building loving families for children and enabling the community to address challenges that can lead to separation of children from their families.

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Book Review: 'The Rwanda Crisis - History of a Genocide, 1959-1994'

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On July 19, 1994, a new government led by the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) was sworn in Kigali. This turn of events was preceded by the Genocide that left close to a million Tutsi dead.

Parents: Who are the best tutors?

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Twenty-eight-year-old Anne Mbabazi is a parent residing in Kimironko, Kigali. Her five-year-old daughter is in top class at a nearby school and only reunites with her mother later in the evening.

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HIV/AIDS: How to break the bad news

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There are two answers to expect when you take an HIV test -- negative or positive. The biggest challenge, however, is how to receive the bad news. That is what healthcare providers are supposed to help patients with.

Dealing with bedwetting in adults

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Bed-wetting, also known as sleep enuresis, is a fairly common condition in young children and is seen as a sign of an immature, developing bladder. However, when adults wet the bed it is not only a devastatingly embarrassing condition but also often an indication of an underlying illness or a...

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