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    Education key to fighting insecurity, says Makuza

    East African Community partner states must focus on educating their youth as a mechanism to mitigate insecurity and terrorism in the region, Senate president Bernard Makuza has said.

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    Kaberuka nominated for Africa Person of the Year

    Rwandan economist Donald Kaberuka has been shortlisted for the prestigious Forbes 2014 Africa Person of the Year award.

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    Bickering, lost opportunities at Eala stalemate in Kigali

    Two weeks ago, members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) begun their session in Kigali, but they virtually failed to carry on with normal plenary business due to a simmering wrangle pertaining to the...

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    Government to streamline water resources management

    The Ministry of Natural Resources (Minirena) has devised integrated water resources management initiatives to maximise the resultant economic and social welfare without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems.

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    Learn and secure

    Sponsored Content: Insurance serves many purposes and has many benefits for both individuals and businesses. Policies are purchased to provide protection against the potential of unexpected future losses and can help make sure assets, income,...

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Airtel staff donate blood

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Airtel Rwanda staff yesterday donated over 10 units of blood to Rwanda Biomedical Centre in Nyarugenge District as part of the firm’s activities to close the annual breast cancer awareness month.

Equity Bank net profit up 26%, driven by earnings from regional subsidiaries

Nairobi – Equity Bank posted a 26 per cent jump in net profit in the nine months ended September, helped by increased lending and fees on transactions.

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U23 V-ball team tipped to shine in continental meet

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RWANDA SENIOR volleyball national team player Flavien Ndamukunda has tipped the U23 side to shine at the Africa Championships, which will be staged in Egypt from November 4-13.

Clash of the titans as APR host Rayon

THE MOST charged game in Rwandan football will be played under floodlights on Sunday evening. However, that is besides the anxiety this particular fixture creates among the two rival teams and supporters.

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New school poised to change music industry

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Students at Ecole d’Art de Nyundo, Rwanda’s first public music school have reason to believe in achieving their aspirations following the official launch of the modern school on October 24.

Hotshots discuss how they would spend the jackpot

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In yesterday’s diary session, Biggie was not only interested in the well being of the Housemates but also wanted to know how they felt after winning the 100% wager and the reward that followed.

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Nyamirambo: The social hub that never goes to sleep

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It’s the evening rush hour. Motorcyclists jostle for customers. Waiters and waitresses in roadside bars warm up for a long night as some patrons arrive to start the evening with some cold beers.

Debate: Should Ferwafa sell broadcasting rights?

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The latest directive by Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) to sell the broadcasting rights of their matches will not do much to promote the sport in the country. The winners of the broadcasting tender whose bid is currently under competition will have the right to supply it to other broadcasters at...

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Breast cancer awareness: A vital weapon in the fight against the deadly disease

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As the breast cancer awareness month comes to an end, one can only hope that efforts put into the campaign will bear fruit as the medical experts still grapple to establish the unknown cause of breast cancer.

From despair to triumph: The story of a breast cancer survivor

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Phillipa Kibugu was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994 while living in the United States of America. This was four years after her sister died of the same disease at a tender age of 38.

Gender equality is fundamental to whether and how societies thrive

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RWANDA EASILY scored another first in the East African Community by taking the 7th position, globally, in the 2014 Global Gender Gap Report that was released early this week. This was the first time Rwanda was included in the rankings.

BBC Kinyarwanda suspension: Nipping the problem in the bud

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For decades, African nations have been celebrating ‘independence’, but one can’t help wondering why they were dependent in the first place. Was it necessary that they were governed by Western powers? But that’s an argument for another day. The issue is, are we really independent anyway?

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Editorial cartoon of the day

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At least 50,000 households in six districts in the Eastern Province have been connected to national electric grid, officials have said. The districts are Kirehe, Kayonza, Rwamagana, Ngoma, Gatsibo and Nyagatare.

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Celebrating the UN at 69

The large room had several strategically placed round, high, white-clothed tables with pretty flowers on top. It was a typical setting for a cocktail.

Job Vacancy: Short-term Consultancy

The Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC) in cooperation with the GIZ Decentralization and Good Governance Program is seeking to recruit an individual consultant to update the service delivery charters for local governments.

Isange One Stop Center: Ejecting GBV from our communities through holistic, multi-sectoral approaches

Gender based violence (GBV) remains a widespread occurrence that spans centuries, that in the past it was almost expected and accepted. Its seriousness, effects and how communities respond and work towards its elimination varies from country to country.

UN Day 2014

Rwanda is currently experiencing one of the fastest periods of growth and socioeconomic progress in its history, largely due to its strong and innovative government leadership and support from development partners, such as the United Nations (UN).

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How best can students utilise this long holiday?

Besides candidates who are still doing their finals, normal classes for most schools have ended, and students have been sent home for what is the longest annual break on the school calendar — the two months long end of year holiday. Holidays can be a bitter-sweet challenge for parents.

Profile: Rusagara, the cab driver who is pursuing a PhD

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Yesterday, Jean Bosco Rusagara left for Mangalore University in India for a PhD in Business Administration after getting a scholarship from the India Council for Culture and Relations (ICCR)

Life after uncontrollable leaking, acrid body smell

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The world came crashing hard on them. The idea that the women would be in a tree shed in Kibagabaga Hospital smiling and laughing freely had gone with the pungent smell that their bodies emitted when that world hit them.

Anorexia: Shaping your body through costly eating disorder

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Providence Umwali had her dream set on modelling career. She was obsessed about modelling. By the age of 18, she had become so fixated that while at school, she would spare time practicing on how to perfect her sashay on the catwalk.