Muhanga cautions developers on violating town master plan

Authorities in the southern district of Muhanga have cautioned developers against putting up structures that do not comform with the town master plan that was endorsed some three years ago.

2014: 4G internet unveiled; free roaming calls for EAC travellers

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The launch of fourth generation long term evolution, commonly known as 4G LTE Internet, in October, is certainly the biggest development in the local telecom world this year. 4G LTE enables high speed Internet uploads or downloads compared other technologies.

Rice farmers seek govt intervention over water shortage, irrigation systems

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Inadequate water supply and poor irrigation systems are hampering rice production in Jabana Sector, Gasabo District, farmers have said.

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Is Constantine on his way to India?

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Rwanda national football team head coach Stephen Constantine has been cleared as the head of the Indian national team by the All India Football Federation's Technical Committee, according to media reports in India.

AS Kigali, Police yet to get Ombudsman Cup prize money

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The 2014 Ombudsman Cup champions AS Kigali and first runners-up Police FC have not yet received their prize money, it has emerged.

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Ndabaga Pan-African fashion show launched

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Legendary singer Maria Yohana Mukankuranga and One Shot Photography and Design have launched an annual fashion show dubbed, "Ndabaga Pan-African Fashion"�.

2014: The highs and the lows of the fashion industry

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It is quite fitting for one to conclude that the Rwandan fashion industry has been busier this year than any other year before.

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A successful media house born of a presidential scholarship

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While on a presidential scholarship at the Oklahoma State University in the USA in 2008, a young Rwandan, Joseph Masengesho, started to notice a craving for local music and news content among Rwandans in the Diaspora.

State scholarship recipients must return to build nation

Ten years ago, President Paul Kagame started the Rwanda Presidential Scholarship Programme, whose main objective is to build the country's human resource. About 20 universities in the United States of America have partnered with the government on this programme that has so far benefited hundreds of young Rwandans.

Mary in the 21st century

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The greatest story ever told, the birth of Christ, will be voiced till the human race goes extinct. Save for the fact that God's own son was born to human parents, our fascination with it stems right from His (Jesus) conception.

What are you doing for Christmas?

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Christmas is finally here and we all know the hype that comes with it. There are usually parties all over town; some animals will face the knife. Others will see the front door of a church for the first time this year, whereas some will at no cost leave their...

Is East Africa finally taking corruption seriously?

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Under immense internal and external pressure, Tanzania's president last week fired his Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development, and suspended the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, both of whom were reported to be colluding in a scam by top government officials and those of...

Embrace sex education urgently

In February 2013, the nation was shocked to learn that 26 schoolgirls at Groupe Scolaire de Nsinda in Rwamagana District, Eastern Province, had been found pregnant.

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Editorial Cartoon

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The high rate of early pregnancies among schoolgirls under the Twelve-Year-Basic Education programme has largely been attributed to the lack of teachers in charge of students' discipline.

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MSA Ltd awarded the best exporter and trader of minerals of the year 2014

This award was accepted by David Bensusan the CEO of Minerals Supply Africa Ltd on behalf of MSA staffs who are the key to this success. As Mr. Bensusan always repeats it, the biggest commodity that Rwanda has is its people!

American Refugee Committee: Celebrating 20 years of service in Rwanda

American Refugee Committee (ARC) is a movement of people who works together with the displaced and their hosting communities to help them take back control of their lives, rebuilding self-reliant communities around the world.

Millennium Villages Project: Building models for attaining MDGs

The Millennium Villages Project (MVP) empowers communities to lift themselves out of extreme poverty by simultaneously addressing the inter-connected challenges of hunger, malnutrition, disease, lack of access to healthcare, infrastructure.

Human Rights Day: Every day is a human rights day

Rwanda joined the rest of the world to celebrate the world's Human Rights Day. The national celebrations in Rwanda took place in Bugesera District, Nyamata town.

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Education sector: Huge achievements, more work to do

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This year, the education sector has been a beehive of activity. The Ministry of Education, Rwanda Education Board, and other stakeholders have had various issues to deal with, some successfully, others unsuccessfully.

Values education: Wake up and realise what is slipping through our fingers

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Lately I catch the bus quite frequently, slow, tedious, unusual for a muzungu, but very much an eye opener to the various generations and socio-economic dimensions of society. Made more interesting by this time of year, with most schools closed in Rwanda and the secondary youth are in abundance.

When a patient's first stop is native doctor

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Despite current advances in medicine, many people still hinge on to several beliefs for treatment. When medical conditions such as cancer, epilepsy, heart diseases or schizophrenia take root in their lives they will not look any further for options.

Pregnancy test device found useful in testing testicular cancer in men

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Made for one purpose, inadvertently serving another almost to perfection as well. That is the story of the pregnancy test device. Like the name suggests, this machine was invented to help women carry out own pregnancy tests in the simplest manner possible, but it has been found to be effective...