Corruption is not an African norm, Kagame says

President Paul Kagame has demystified common misconceptions about Africa such as the extent of corruption saying that such occurrences are not a characteristic of the continent. President Kagame was speaking at the Corporate Council on Africa at a session dubbed 'Presidential Dialogue on the Future of US-Africa Business' in New...

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MTN explains scrapped Me2U service fee

MTN Rwanda has cancelled the 10 per cent service fee recently imposed on its Me2U product following numerous complaints from users that also attracted the regulator’s attention.

Telecom giants lose grip as competition tightens

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Rwanda’s telecom industry has reached a critical stage in market dominance with the two top players separated by a less than 3-percentage point margin. According to the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) Active Mobile Telephone Subscriptions report for August 2017, MTN controls 42 per cent of the market, Tigo enjoys...

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UCI Road World Champs: Rwanda’s Ndayisenga starts quest in ITT today

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RWANDA international cyclist Valens Ndayisenga will begin his quest at the ongoing UCI Road World Championships on Wednesday afternoon in the Elite Men’s Individual Time Trial (ITT) in Bergen, Norway, starting at 2:47pm (CAT).

Patience will pay off, Mourinho tells midfield duo

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LONDON - Michael Carrick and Ander Herrera have hardly featured in Manchester United’s early Premier League campaign but manager Jose Mourinho has assured the duo they are vital to his plans.

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Runtown, Sheebah to shoot video in Kigali

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Nigerian artiste Runtown and Ugandan queen of dancehall Sheebah Karungi are expected in Kigali this week ahead of the highly anticipated “Runtown Kigali Experience” on September 23 at Amahoro Stadium’s main parking lot in Remera.

All set for 'baby Sheja' concert

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Aline Gahongaire and Patient Bizimana are among a number of local gospel artistes that will take part in “A night for Sheja”, concert to raise funds for treatment of 3-year-old Sheja Gasana, who is suffering from a brain tumour.

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Ndayizeye on his journey as an actor and traditional dancer

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Nominated among the ‘2016 Best people choice actor’ and ‘Best 10 male actors’ in the Rwanda Movie Awards, Emmy Ndayizeye can be regarded as one of the most talented and successful Rwandan actors in this country.

What will you be remembered for?

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died in 2011 and I remember wondering back then what would happen to his beloved Apple Inc. You know what often happens to businesses and ventures when a creator or inventor dies. Six years later, Apple looks fine and Steve Jobs’ ideas didn’t die with him...

Meet the women drumming their way to prosperity

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Drumming is a common form of entertainment in Rwandan culture; however, the idea of female drummers was unheard of in the past. 100-year-old Elizabeth Nyirahirwa from Rusizi District vividly recalls that in the past, it was a taboo for a woman to be a drummer.

KWEZI AND I...Speaking the food language

People who say that Kwezi is a copy and paste version of me have only made that conclusion based only on our physical resemblance. What they don’t know is that the copy and paste version goes deeper, even as far as for instance, our love for food which is why...

Will the West ever allow Africa to create her own pictures?

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"A picture is worth a thousand words," we are constantly told. However, none has considered con artists who paint replicas of our pictures and accompany them with trumped-up interpretations. True, when you identify with a picture and its context, it may be worth a whole library of history. But con...

Editorial: Anyone can be a whistleblower

There is renewed momentum to tackle corruption in high places in Rwanda. The Prosecutor-General has lately been sounding warnings to corrupt officials, particularly putting the so-called ‘Big Fish’ on notice.

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Although convincing Rwandans to play the role of whistleblowers is still challenging, there has been an improvement in the numbers of those stepping forward, the Prosecutor General Jean-Bosco Mutangana has said.

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SPECIAL GUARANTEE FUND:Insuring against wild animal damages, non-insured, non-identified vehicle accidents

In a bid to strengthen social protection, the Government of Rwanda has continued to put in place programs that ensure individuals and communities do not slip into lack due to unpredictable calamities. The Special Guarantee Fund (SGF) can be considered as one of social protection programs put in place to ensuring the rights and well-being of the citizens.

BDF trains SACCOs in Excel skills

A total of 30 Sacco District Deans from the 30 districts across the country have been trained in basic skills in excel application at Beau Sejour Hotel Remera Kigali, under the yauspices of Business Development Fund (BDF) with an aim of equipping Sacco staff members with skills they need to optimize their appreciation and application of data analysis tools during their day to day work.

How RUB has changed lives of visually impaired people in Rwanda

When visual impairment struck him at 19, Ismail Habufite, without a sense of sight, thought his life would be ruined and dreams shattered forever. That time, about eleven years ago, Habufite was an artisan making postal cards that he sold to earn a living. “I got sick and became totally visually impaired. That time I felt hopeless and could hardly imagine how my future would be. I thought I was going to be a burden to my family which was also poor,” he says.

UK sight charity helps 2 million Rwandans

Vision for a Nation Foundation has supported Rwanda to become the first developing country in the world to provide all its citizens with local access to affordable eye care as screenings reach two million this month.

Motivation: Is the carrot enough to stimulate performance?

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Corporal punishment was outlawed in Rwandan schools but behind the walls in schools and homes, the debate on whether the stick or the carrot is better at disciplining children goes on silently. Some teachers and parents believe that the carrot is not enough when it comes to effective disciplining of...

Dealing with unruly learners in school

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Enforcing discipline is one of the biggest challenges in every school. However, how a school deals with cases of misconduct can have an impact on the performance of the affected student and the general behavior of all students.

SDG 5: GENDER EQUALITY

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The purpose of SDG 5 is to make sure that all women and all girls are equal to men, everywhere in the world. Even though some countries like Rwanda have made progress in gender equality, there is always more that we can do.

The importance of generosity

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Sam and Tom were identical twins. They were so identical that even their mother found it difficult to distinguish one from the other, at least during their initial days on earth. However, they were very different from each other when it came to everything other than their appearance. Sam had...