Mobile phone subscribers increase to 8.9 million in June

The number of Rwandans owning mobile phones has increased marginally to over 8.932 million subscribers in June, up from 8.82 million the previous month, driven by new initiatives and promotions by telecoms to attract new customers.

RRA enlists consumers' support to tighten EBM use enforcement efforts

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Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) has urged consumers to always ask for Electronic Billing Machines (EBMs) receipts for any transactions made as it strengthens efforts geared at ensuring traders and service providers use the machines.

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[VIDEO & PHOTOS] Rwanda start FIBA campaign with a win

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Hosts Rwanda kicked off their FIBA Africa U-18 Championship campaign on a high, routing Gabon 94-64 in the first Group A game in-front of a fully packed Amahoro indoor stadium on Friday evening.

Etincelles sign Ruremesha as new head coach

Etincelles Football Club has signed former Gicumbi coach Emmanuel Ruremesha (pictured) as their new head coach to replace Innocent Seninga, who joined Police FC last week.

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Diner en Blanc is on today

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TODAY will be an all white affair as the 5th edition of Diner en Blanc is held in Kigali. Kigali was the first city in Africa to host the event whose origin dates back to 1988 in France. The global social event is a gathering where people meet to wine...

Koffi Olomide assaults female dancer at JKIA

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A video showing Koffi Olomide, one of Africa's most popular musicians, physically assaulting a woman at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has gone viral.

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Before you date them here's what you should know...

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It is pretty awesome to meet someone and immediately click! But before you get carried away by Cupid and his arrow, here are a few things associated with people of certain professions;

[POEM VIDEO] Top 5 highlights of the Kigali - AU Summit

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Almost every delegate, Kigali resident, journalist, politician and the business community has a story of their own regarding the just concluded AU summit. AU chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, honoured the organisers’ attention to detail, and one observer tweeted that The New Times should have carried the headline “Bravo Rwanda” - Bravo...

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Ubumuntu Festival seeks to create a critical mass of agents of change, says Hope Azeda

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Hope Azeda is the founder and Managing Director of Mashirika Performing Arts, a leading theatre company in Rwanda. She is also the brains behind the recently concluded annual Ubumuntu Arts Festival, held from Thursday July 14 to Sunday July 17 at the Kigali Genocide Memorial amphitheater, that brought together artists...

Women of Will Africa: Transforming lives through resilience

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THE 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi left over one million Rwandans dead. Children were orphaned while in some cases entire families were completely wiped out. The Genocide left a dark cloud that many predicted doom and despair for the survivors.

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UNCTAD and continued raw deal for Africa

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As Africa was seeking to sort out its issues at the just-concluded AU Summit in Kigali, another meeting of global proportions, and just as critical, was beginning in Nairobi, Kenya, where countries on the continent sought to push for a consensus on how to stem tax evasion by multinationals.

[EDITORIAL] We should help eradicate the 'orphan label'

Before the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, there were just a few orphanages in the whole country, the most prominent being Centre Memorial Gisimba in Nyamirambo, a Kigali suburb.

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Rwanda Revenue Authority yesterday launched the ‘Taxpayers’ Appreciation Day 2016’ under the theme, “Voluntary tax compliance, the pillar for self-reliance.

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SOS Children's Villages Rwanda: A loving home for every child

Children are faced with many challenges as they grow up. These range from exposure to abuse, to inadequate care, and to being orphans. SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda focuses on building loving families for children and enabling the community to address challenges that can lead to separation of children from their families.

Burera District: On course in boosting production, people’s welfare and development

Burera district is in the Northern Province of Rwanda, neighboring to the Ugandan border in north-east, Gakenke and Rulindo district in the south and Musanze district in the west. It is home to Lakes Burera and Ruhondo, and the Virunga Lodge Hotel, with spectacular views of the lakes and nearby Virunga Mountains, making it one of Rwanda’s tourist spots. The district also harbours Cyanika border post, gateway to southwestern Uganda.

Akazi Kanoze empowers youth with job skills

Akazi Kanoze’s work is inspiring a self-reliant generation through access to skills, empowerment and access to economic opportunities for the youth. After the youth successfully complete the work readiness training which provides them with market-relevant employability skills, they beneficiate transition to work services namely internships, job shadowing, apprenticeship and small businesses.

Executive Investment (R) Ltd- Where Comfort meets Class and Affordability

Strategically situated in the city centre of Kigali, Executive Suites is yet another milestone in the development of the City of Kigali, Rwanda. These fully furnished and serviced apartments are neighbouring the major and international facilities like Kigali City Council, Serena Hotel, Mille Colline Hotel and I&M Bank headquarters.

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New journalism curriculum to improve competency of practitioners - Njuguna

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The University of Rwanda is working on a policy to reduce the duration of courses in certain schools. Among these is the School of Journalism and Communication, where officials want to shorten the four-year bachelors degree programme to three years.

How internet is eclipsing the appetite for print

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Countless printing media houses have closed shop in recent times and libraries are not as vibrant as was the case half-a-century back before the advent of electronic media.

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Taking anti-HIV pill as needed prevents infection

Taking an anti-HIV pill shortly before sex and for a few days afterward can help protect people against infection with the human immunodeficiency virus, according to researchers in France and Canada.

Why acid reflux could spell more trouble

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During digestion, food is broken down into small particles and mixed with saliva in the mouth before proceeding to the esophagus (food pipe). This process of chewing lubricates the food before it is further mixed with various enzymes and hydrochloric acid within the stomach. From here it proceeds to the...