Building peace and tolerance through dialogue

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REGIONAL YOUTH need to dialogue on issues surrounding the region and understand them in a bid to come up with constructive views to build a peaceful, tolerant and violence-free region. The call was made Thursday by Prof. Nasson Munyandamutsa, the Country director of Never Again Rwanda at the Great Lakes...

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Bralirwa gets Rwf18b loan from IFC for expansion, support maize farmers

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Brasserie et Limonaderies du Rwanda (Bralirwa) has secured a $25 million (about Rwf18 billion) loan from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for expansion and to increase sourcing of maize from local farmers, according to Jonathan Hall, the beverages firm managing director.

Innovative students bag Rwf8m at AIP Awards

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Four students from University of Rwanda have scooped Rwf8 million in cash prizes at this year’s African Innovation Prize (AIP) business plan competition awards.

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Amavubi sting Ethiopia in friendly match

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Rwanda national football team saw off Ethiopia 3-1 in an international friendly game played yesterday at Amahoro Stadium to make for superb preparation ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ghana on September 5.

EALA hails Kenyan track stars for excellent show in Beijing

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As the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) wrapped up its sitting in Kampala, Uganda on Thursday, members moved a Motion for Resolution to support the East African Athletes from Kenya at the on-going World Athletics Championships in Beijing.

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It's the Age of Love in Karekezi solo exhibition

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Willy Karekezi’s ongoing solo exhibition at Uburanga Arts Gallery in Kimihurura is a clear testimony of how artists can creatively use colour to convey different messages that affect the society.

Dj Cuppy wants to inspire young African women

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DJ Cuppy might be the first female DJ to do a tour of Africa and that is just one of many milestones for someone in a domain that is mostly reserved for the daring; whether male or female. The daughter to Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola, DJ Cuppy real name Florence...

Mobile phones in schools: A smart move or a disaster waiting to happen?

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Five years ago, the former hard-talking, bespectacled State Minister in-charge of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr. Mathias Harebamungu; dramatically confiscated over 20 mobile phones from students of Groupe Scolaire Zaza in Ngoma District and destroyed them using a hoe. His reason was simple; what is a high school student doing...

DEBATE: Have feminists lost track of what is important?

I know that this is probably going to upset some people but someone has got to say it. Have feminists lost track of what is important? I must say yes, some of them really have.

HeForShe Campaign: How men are engaging in the journey towards gender equality

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When world leaders converged for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland earlier this year, an idea to engage key decision makers of governments, corporations, and universities around the world to drive change from the top was tabled.

I attribute my good health to my active life – Mukakimenyi

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Espérance Mukakimenyi, 55, is a woman for all seasons; she is a mother, a wife and a coach of three different sports disciplines; football, volleyball and rugby.

The power of the smartphone and the demise of the reporter

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Mobile phone penetration continues to rise in Rwanda at nearly 72 per cent as of last September. With this, it is becoming fairly common for a member of the public with a smartphone to capture the first picture of a breaking news event and post it on the Internet to...

Munyeshyaka hiding in plain daylight!

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Wonders shall never cease to happen! If what I have been hearing about the French judiciary having decided to drop all charges against Fr. Wenceslas Munyeshyaka is true, then surely, the world must be coming to an end.

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Editorial Cartoon

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A recent decision by the Ministry of Education to allow students to use mobile phones while at school has been met with skepticism , with parents and teachers alike questioning the rationale behind the move.

East African Tea Investments: Employment Opportunity (Quality Assurance Officer)

The company’s principle areas of operations are tea processing and management of tea plantations in its catchment areas. The company is seeking to recruit a Quality Assurance Officer for immediate recruitment.

East African Tea Investments: Employment Opportunity (Tea Maker and Plant Technician)

A tea company operating in Rwanda with a small core team, is seeking to recruit Two (2) Tea Makers and one (1) Factory Chief Maintenance officer for immediate placement to facilitate oversight of and improvements in its factory operational activities.

HeForShe Campaign: Enabling girls and women to achieve their full potential

HeforShe is a global movement spearheaded by UN Women to engage men and boys to participate in eradicating social and cultural barriers that hinder women and girls from achieving their full potential. Different from what was in the past, today, it has been generally accepted that realizing sustainable gender equality requires a comprehensive strategy where men and women are part of the call for equality of all.

Expo 2015: awarding best innovations and excellence

The 18th Rwanda International Trade Fair (RITF 2015) which took place at Gikondo expo ground in Kigali ended on Wednesday 12th August with a colourful award giving ceremony where best exhibitors were recognised.

Should schools turn away students over tuition fees?

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Last week, the streets were bustling with different shades of uniform as students reported back to school for the third and last term of the academic year. However, as some students were arriving, others were heading back home. “We had to send them back home,” says one school administrator who...

Week in Education

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Last week, 27 US Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn-in during a ceremony held at the residence of the U.S ambassador to Rwanda. These made a pledge to serve alongside the people of Rwanda to bring about positive changes in public health, education, among other sectors.

Misuse of antibiotics could lead to death, doctors warn

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Of late, it has become almost fashionable to swallow septrin, erythromycin, tetracycline, ampiclox, fragyl and other antibiotics whenever one gets a headache, abdominal pains and fever, among other conditions, without consulting the doctor.

That back pain could be spine tuberculosis

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When it comes to spinal problems, everyone (young and old) complains about backache and discomfort, especially around the lumbar region. In fact when one is in pain, one day feels like a year. In some cases, some people are forced to even quit their jobs.