Disaster resilience project launched in Ngororero

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A new project has been launched in Ngororero to help build disaster resilient communities in two sectors of the district. The two-year scheme, worth $1.8million (about Rwf1.4 billion), is a joint effort between the government and six UN agencies.

Africa urged to promote investor friendly policies to spur exports

African countries have been urged to review unfavourable investment policies, including double taxation, to attract more investments on the continent.

Nyarugenge street women vendors get new market

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A new market that seeks to promote a safe and better working place for women has been launched in Kimisagara sector, Nyarugenge District in the City of Kigali.

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Africa commits to climate change resilience

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The African continent is faced with a huge challenge of climate change that is claiming people’s lives and damaging the environment and crops, a key meeting in Kigali heard yesterday.

Iceland knock England out of Euro

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Iceland pulled off one of the biggest shocks in European Championship history when they stunned abject England 2-1 in Nice on Monday, leading Roy Hodgson to quit and sending the tiny nation into a quarterfinal against hosts France.

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New music school targets needy youth

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A new music school has opened shop in Kigali. Rwanda Rocks music school, a brainchild of Mary Fanaro is located within the premises of the Kwetu Film Institute in Kigali.

[PHOTOS]: Celebrating diversity in art

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It was a colourful cocktail of activities, when Impact Hub Kigali organised a day-long event to celebrate creativity and diversity in art.

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What it takes to showcase Rwandan clothing abroad

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“As a company I did it because I want to go to the next level which is international but you can’t say you’re open to the international market without really knowing who is willing to buy those clothes and how they behave and how they really are in their everyday...

We need to save our ancestral music, says Masamba

Masamba Intore is renowned traditional singer, a flair he started at just the age of 16. It is a family brand in a way, since it descends from a long line of ballet masters at the royal court.

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Is parenting on its deathbed?

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“I have to go to work but please clean your room and also help with the dishes,” a parent tells her teenage daughter who is on school holiday. But the response is astonishing.

Self-motivation will push you to achieve your dream - Kate Bashabe

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Rwanda’s fashion industry is referred to by some as ‘a baby learning how to walk’. Though shaky, as it is with many other fields, 25-year-old Kate Bashabe refuses to be daunted by the bumps in the creative industry, and is slowly making her way to the top of the fashion...

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Which thinkers will define our future?

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BERKELEY – Several years ago, it occurred to me that social scientists today are all standing on the shoulders of giants like Niccolo Machiavelli, John Locke, Adam Smith, Alexis de Tocqueville, Max Weber, and Émile Durkheim. One thing they all have in common is that their primary focus was on...

Good things are happening in education

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A lot of good things are happening in the education sector in Rwanda and we had better take notice. On June 18, Kepler, an American educational institution operating in Rwanda and offering American college degrees, held its second graduation ceremony at its Kimironko campus.

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Editorial Cartoon

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Police Football Club have sacked their head coach Andre Casa Mbungo after a run of poor results that has seen the club end the season empty-handed.

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Engen sponsors 10 children under Imbuto Foundation's scholarship program

Leading fuel marketer, Engen Rwanda, has partnered with Imbuto Foundation to sponsor 10 vulnerable but brilliant students to continue their secondary school education under the Foundation's 'Edified Generation' scholarship program.

Introducing Tecno Mobile Camon C9

There have been a lot of stories and speculations going around about the anticipated Tecno Mobile Camon C9 that’s believed to be hitting the market next month if not in the next few days to come. The truth is the C9 is a lot of things and on this articles we intend to go deep to try and understand why everyone is talking about this phone and hope we will be able to clear the air with all these speculations and rumors.

Celebrating the resilience of refugees

Rwanda is host to more than 162, 000 refugees. UNHCR together with implementing partners such as ADRA Rwanda, Plan International, American Refugee Committee (ARC), Oxfam and others are supporting refugees to rebuild their lives and giving them hope for a brighter future.

CELEBRATING 16 YEARS OF PARTNERSHIP IN POLICING

Every year, Rwanda National Police (RNP) holds ‘Police Week’ which involves week-long activities under the auspice of community policing in the build up to the Police Day anniversary, June 16 – to showcase the importance of partnerships in crime prevention, detection and enhance mechanisms for collaboration in service delivery and accountability.

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Career choice: What is the role of parents, teachers?

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It is common to meet university students pursuing courses just because their parents dictated so or for the sake of acquiring a degree or diploma qualification.

The new competence-based curriculum a richer approach

Debates over the contributions of education to unemployment have raged for years without any signs of abating. The most cogent argument raised by many has been that the theoretical curriculum produces job seekers devoid of any practical skills to create their own. Applause to the new competence based curriculum; there...

Obesity: Why is it on an upward trend?

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In the olden days, obesity was common among old people. As they complained about the pain and complications caused by this lifestyle condition, young one’s looked on with an assumption that danger was miles away.

Want to cut off that extra pound? Here is how to go about it

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On a typical Friday afternoon, meeting groups of people jogging and packed fitness centres is a common sight around Kigali. Whereas for some it’s purely fun, this Friday gig is actually part of the government’s drive to encourage mass sports and exercise in a bid to promote healthy living.