Media managers want more govt role towards sector devt

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Media managers and practitioners have told Parliament that government and other stakeholders can do much more than they are doing now to support the development of the media sector, to ensure it grows at the same pace as other sectors.

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Rwanda has attractive packages for floriculture sector investors - NAEB

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Rwanda has intensified efforts to diversify exports and investments in the country by showcasing opportunities in its floriculture sector at a roundtable attended by potential investors and operators in Nairobi, Kenya, yesterday.

Aftercare services a must for industries to thrive, spur devt – EAC business leaders

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The business community is willing to support the East African Community (EAC) integration process, but problems like lack of aftercare services are affecting the potential and growth of enterprises and hence their contribution to regional development, business leaders have said.

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Uwacu challenges U-16 teams to impress at Zone V tournaments

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THE Minister for Sports and Culture, Julienne Uwacu, has challenged U-16 basketball national (boys and girls) teams to raise the country’s flag high at the forthcoming FIBA Africa Zone V Championships.

Uwizeyimana joins Canada’s Lowestrates.Ca cycling team

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Team Rwanda cyclist Bonaventure Uwizeyimana has joined Canada’s Lowestrates.Ca cycling team just a week after winning the ‘Race to Remember’, the third race on this year’s Rwanda Cycling Cup.

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PHOTOS: Designers serve it sizzling at Kigali Fashion Week

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The Kigali Fashion Week finale on Saturday night at Kigali Serena Hotel was worth the hype it generated in the build up to the event. Revellers had enough to optically feast on as designers served sizzling styles during the 7th edition of the annual event.

Jay P recounts 15 years of beat making and plans for the future

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Jean Paul Gatsinda is one of the pioneers of the Rwandan pop music scene. The audio producer and sound engineer is better known by his artistic moniker –Jay P Productions, or simply Jay P. His professional portfolio features beat-making stints at numerous music production houses and a few creative agencies...

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We thrive on drama

It’s almost mid-year. So I just wanted to send a shout out to the people who, at the beginning of the year, resolved to leave drama and negativity in 2016. How is that going? Not well? Well, don’t beat yourself up. No one has really ever succeeded at breaking free...

Has the gospel music industry come of age?

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IT has produced hits that rule the airwaves. In secular night clubs, it is common to dance to a gospel hit. Gospel music concerts are some of the most attended events.

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Genocide: Child born out of rape, mother recollect the painful journey to healing

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We arrived at her home located in Kimironko, a Kigali suburb, around 2pm on Wednesday, last week. Due to the delicate nature of the assignment, we were in company of a counsellor from a local organisation called Survivors Fund (SURF).

Musanabera on her 8-year battle with fistula

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She smiles and clears her voice to talk to me. Her facial expression exudes happiness and a sense of relief. And why wouldn’t she be happy? For a year now, it has been bliss because the fistula she suffered from for eight years was finally treated.

Want to know Rwandans think? Visit social media, listen to radio

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Our neighbours in East Africa have a strange perception of Rwandans. They think we are a quiet lot. We never publicly say what is in our hearts or on our minds. We are not excitable and so do not give loud and passionate vent to our emotions.

EDITORIAL: Intensify health sensitisation drives in rural areas

This paper yesterday published a story under the headline ‘Successful surgery saves baby born with rare head condition’. It was a story about Alphonsine Mukankuranga’s baby who was born with a rare head condition that was initially attributed to witchcraft.

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Editorial Cartoon

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Defence minister James Kabarebe has called on real estate developers, especially those engaged in construction of affordable houses, to help people from expropriated land to own homes.

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Upholding Road Safety Practices

As Rwanda National Police marks its 17th anniversary under the flagship of the annual “Police Week”, its Traffic and Road Safety Department has dedicated time during the month-long community development and human security activities, to roll out road safety awareness programmes to all road users; motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

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Martyrs SS commemorate Genocide

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Martyrs Secondary School community last Saturday held activities to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. At the event, students were urged to shun evils of hatred and genocide ideology that characterised the pre-1994 education sector.

Use high-order thinking questions to promote learning in higher institutions

Using questions to teach is an age-old practice and has been a cornerstone of education for centuries. The concern, however, is on whether today’s teacher use the questions tactfully to realize their instructional goals.

Successful surgery saves baby born with rare head condition

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Alphonsine Mukankuranga carried a normal pregnancy and for nine months she religiously followed the antenatal schedule given by her attendants at Rukara Health Centre, Kayonza District in Eastern Province.

Benefits of early smoking cessation

Smoking cessation has major and immediate health benefits for men and women of all ages. The earlier one quits, the greater the benefits. People who quit smoking before age 50 reduce their risk of dying over the next 15 years by one-half, as compared to those who continue to smoke.