Agriculture transformation: Which way for East Africa?

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over the weekend of February 21-22, I met an old college friend, who now works as a business development manager at Birezi Manor Farm, a modern agricultural enterprise in Uganda.

Small businesses urged to embrace e-payment systems

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Tax-payers in the small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) sector have been urged to embrace electronic payment systems as the innovation “will help them reduce operation costs”.

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APR FC, AS Kigali lock horns in crucial league game

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APR captain Ismael Nshutiyamagara has urged his teammates not to be complacent ahead of the top-of-the-table clash against second-placed AS Kigali in the National Football League this afternoon at the Kigali regional stadium.

National volleyball teams start olympic qualifiers campaign

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The national men and women's beach volleyball teams start their campaign to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games when they compete at the sub-zonal qualifiers from March 5-9 in Egypt.

Bagambiki's paintings convey a message of hope

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When he was five, Silas Bagambiki used to play with mud. He used it to make small pots, cars, houses, cups and lots of things since he didn’t have any art materials. He loved playing with mud but eventually, he started molding instead of playing with it.

Rwandan movie to premier at Egyptian film festival

Local filmmakers are eager for the world to watch their movie, Dark Days. The movie that was shot in late January and edited by Samples Studios, last month, is set to premier at the Luxor Africa Film Festival (LAFF) in Egypt from March 16-25.

Ndahiriwe: Student of business administration with burning passion to wear army uniform

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On a Monday evening, as I was heading home, I stopped by Meze Fresh Restaurant in Kimihurura to pick up some food. After packing my order, the manager, Pacifique Ndahiriwe has a question for me: He wants to know how much it costs for his story to be published.

In birds, a teacher discovered second calling to protect nature

Emmanuel Ndaruhutse has been a secondary school teacher of Kinyarwanda and English ever since he was 18. The 29-year-old recently diversified into community-based tourism in Bugesera District as a tour guide and the Vice President of Bugesera Birding Club, locally known as the Terintambwe Tourism Cooperative. Moses Opobo had a...

Simbi: How we pulled off Miss Rwanda 2015

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It’s a beauty pageant, not a fashion show. A lady who did not agree with people criticising the slow catwalk during the recently concluded Miss Rwanda 2015 finale at Kigali Serena Hotel remarked.

ASK THE COUNSELOR: Am I missing out on family?

How does one balance between family life, work and business? I am a 32-year-old mother of two. I have a day job and a business that I run with my husband who also has a job.

How East Africans will benefit from the regional oil summit

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Rwanda is, starting today, hosting the 7th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition 2015 this week. The summit, the first of its kind to be held in Rwanda, will feature a number of discussions which will be centered on how the region can fast track inclusive development that engages all...

Call for international accountability: Preserving hope amid false protection

Today's struggle to control the Ebola outbreak in west Africa is a reminder that trust within health systems is absolutely crucial to fight disease - not only locally, but also globally. We describe Rwanda's experience with a breakdown of communication, accountability, and trust that threatened the great strides in malaria...

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Editorial Cartoon

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The government needs to increase taxes on tobacco in an effort to curb the prevalence of smoking-related diseases. The remarks were made during the opening of a two-day high level continental meeting on tobacco taxation in Kigali, yesterday.

Towards achieving MDGs targets

FH Rwanda, an international development organization, has been working in partnership with communities and local leadership in priority communities to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.

Made in Rwanda: Let us consume local to reduce trade deficit

The industrial sector in Rwanda is currently small contributing on average 19.2% of GDP. The Government of Rwanda has however developed an environment that promotes competitiveness and growth in a bid to creating boom for worldwide exporting.

Recruitment of a Technical Advisor to the Rwanda National Investment Trust (RNIT) ltd

1. Background The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning established an independent asset management company the ‘Rwanda National Investment Trust Limited [RNIT Ltd]’ with the aim of promoting assets (fund) management industry.

ISPA: Bringing unique, fast internet connection services

ISPA, the best high speed internet access service provider in Rwanda ofers Unlimited Broadband Internet for both Home and Business users depending on one’s requirements. ISPA is inflencing the service parameters and finalizinga plan to realize desired results on a constant basis.

Why school clubs are very important

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In my former secondary school, it was compulsory for every student to join at least two clubs. The clubs to pick from included the Debating Club, Youth Alive, Young Christian Students and Interact among others.

EFOTEK's miracle vegetable garden

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Parents send their children to school to acquire knowledge and skills. Most schools, however, have been blamed for pumping too many theories into the learners’ minds with very little focus on practical education.

Major diseases you need to routinely test for

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Gustave Kananura, 28, a resident of Kanombe, a Kigali city suburb, confesses that visiting the hospital for a medical engagement is out of the question, unless he is feeling sick.

Epilepsy: Causes and solutions

‘Epilepsy’ means a tendency to have recurrent seizures. A seizure is any abnormal involuntary movement. Normally there are multiple neuronal circuits in the brain which work together for synchronous activity, but because of various reasons, this circuit is sometimes disturbed. This is manifested in the form of abnormal movements of...