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Charcoal prices increase as supply dips

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Madeleine Ikizanye, a resident of Nyarugenge District, uses cardboards and sawdust as cooking fuel because she cannot afford to charcoal after prices rose twofold in the past two months.

I&M Bank Rwanda lists on the bourse today

The Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) will welcome I&M Bank Rwanda as the lender is scheduled to officially list and start trading its shares on the secondary market today.

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Djuma hails 'best win' as Rayon closes in on title

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After a 5-year wait, Rayon Sports are on course to winning their 8th league title following a 3-1 win against Sunrise FC on Wednesday at Stade de Kigali.

Sheikh Habimana seeks to improve youth football

Former Mukura Victory Sports secretary general, Sheikh Hamdan Habimana, has promised to work ‘tirelessly’ to improve Rwandan youth football, if elected to head Ijabo Ryawe.

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Kigali braces for Mashariki grand finale

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The week-long Mashariki African Film Festival comes to an end today evening, March 31, at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (Camp Kigali).

WORD HAS IT...

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It looks like East Africa’s big wig isn’t just interested in conquering the hearts of music lovers, but also, doing business within the East African region.

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Car break-ins: Getting smarter than the thieves

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The good news is that carjacking (theft of cars) is not a very common trend in Kigali and by extension, the country.

Simba Café: Lunch on the go

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I think Brachetto is a well kept secret. I’d never heard of the place before and was driven more by curiosity than anything else to visit. I invited a friend over and he too was pleasantly surprised. Where has this place been?

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How Mukantabana’s initiative is healing victims of domestic violence

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A year ago, 32-year-old Francoise Gikundiro’s life was like an empty shell. Her marriage was going down the drain in the face of repeated domestic abuse, but because she didn’t want to expose her ‘private issues’ in public, she suffered in silence.

Nomugisha on her passion for sexual reproductive health and rights

22-year-old Hellen Nomugisha is the president of African Youth and Adolescent Network on Population and Development (AFIYAN), Rwandan Chapter, a network that brings together all-youth led organisations to implement focus areas like demographic dividend, entrepreneurship, gender-based violence, and forced marriages, among other things.

The changing nature of human capital and people management

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With new jobs being created almost daily, traditional learning systems are now less effective at preparing students for their future careers. That’s why business leaders are looking for talent with the ability to learn.

Lessons from Trump's health-care debacle

WASHINGTON, DC – US President Donald Trump’s domestic economic agenda suffered a major setback last week, when the House Republican leadership decided to withdraw their hastily drafted bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or “Obamacareā€). Given the high-profile effort the president devoted to the issue, the...

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Editorial Cartoon

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Beginning July this year, suppliers seeking tenders in public agencies will only be able to submit their bids through an e-procurement system.

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Job Announcement

The IGC is seeking to hire two Country Economists for its office in Rwanda: 1) Country Economist, 2) Country Economist for Public Financial Management.

GAIN’s Innovation Acceleration model in food processing value chain to fight malnutrition in Rwanda

Malnutrition among children and adults is a global issue affecting the quality of life for vast populations across the world. It is however particularly acute in developing countries due to higher levels of poverty coupled with illiteracy.

BRD supports special and infrastructure projects to bridge development gap

In an increasingly dynamic and innovative environment, the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) recently established a dedicated Department of Special Projects and Infrastructure (DSPI) with a strategic mandate of boosting national economic growth by availing finances to spur infrastructure development.

Kirehe District celebrates developments registered in past seven years

With 77,879 households and a population of 340,983, Kirehe is one of the seven districts that make up Eastern Province . It covers 1,11with 8.5Km2of the surface area. The district is divided into twelve sectors namely: Gahara, Gatore, Kigarama, Kigina, Kirehe, Mahama, Mpanga, Musaza, Mushikiri, Nasho, Nyamugari and Nyarubuye; made up of 60 cells and 612 villages.

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Boarding facilities: Are schools ready for ban?

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The Government recently issued a directive banning boarding in nursery and primary schools in a bid to ensure parents care for their own children closely until such a time they are old enough to be away from daily parental watch.

Why every learner should embrace the savings culture

When learners are encouraged to embrace the savings culture from an early age, it gives them an opportunity to learn financial discipline and investment. Ordinarily, one would expect such values to be introduced to children by parents, but this is not likely to happen as children start school as early...

Acute kidney injuries: Early treatment is vital

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Cases of children under the age of 16 developing acute kidney injury, also known as acute renal failure, have been on the rise according to medics.

What to eat for a good functioning digestive system

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For one to lead a healthy life, the functioning of the digestive system is central, which calls for ideal dieting habits.