Letshego looks to mobile banking to deepen financial inclusion

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After unveiling a new brand image, Letshego Rwanda, a local microfinance bank, is looking to deepen financial inclusion using mobile and e-banking platforms. Letshego Rwanda chief executive officer Joel Uwizeye said mobile and e-banking are essential to reach the unbanked masses, especially in the hard-to-reach areas across the country.

EAC women business leaders call for more support

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Regional governments have been urged to give more support to women in business to enhance entrepreneurship and ensure equitable and sustainable development.

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[VIDEO & PHOTOS]: Rwanda stun Algeria to reach quarter-finals

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Rwanda U-18 basketball team upset Algeria in a hard fought 53-40 victory to advance to quarter-finals in the ongoing FIBA Africa U-18 Championships at the Amahoro indoor stadium, Kigali.

APR unveil Kanyankole as new head coach

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APR Football Club new head coach Gilbert Yaounde Kanyankole has promised to take the team to another level after being officially unveiled during a news conference at the club’s Kimihurura-based offices on Tuesday.

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Rwanda's Uwase eyes Top Model Africa title

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Tina Uwase, an aspiring fashion model has set her eyes on winning the Top Model Africa competition, which started on July 26 in Harare, Zimbabwe. At the end of the competition on August 1, Uwase hopes, she will be the lucky winner. Under the theme: Reality Series, the competition will...

[VIDEO CLIP] Paccy drops video for her new single

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Oda Paccy fans rejoice, as she returns with the video for her latest single, Igitego. The music video, released early this week, was produced Bernard Bagenzi at the Nyamirambo-based Incredible Pictures Production.

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Rwigamba on his experience as a guide at the Kigali Genocide Memorial

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Serge Rwigamba has been the head guide at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre since 2007. A graduate in international relations at ULK. His interests lie in history, politics, diplomacy and sports.

I'm anti-coup and here's why

I enjoyed reading about coup d’etats back in my secondary school history class. Credit to one of my teachers for giving us insights into the numerous coups and failed attempts across the continent right from the 70s well into the 90s.

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Tubarerere Mu Muryango: Giving orphans a place to call home

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IN 2012, the government launched Tubarerere mu Muryango (TMM) campaign to fast track implementation of the strategy for National Child Care Reform.

Traditional music is the pride of Rwanda's culture - Nzayisenga

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38-year-old Sophie Nzayisenga has been playing the inanga musical instrument almost all her life, something she’s done out of a strong passion for her culture. The mother of four has travelled within and beyond to give the world a glimpse of what Rwanda’s culture is all about. She spoke to...

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Development is a pursuit without end

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And there he was; Sir David Attenborough, arguably the greatest broadcaster and naturalist of our time, in the same room as I was this past Tuesday afternoon at the Rwanda High Commission in London. Here he was discussing conservation and wildlife efforts in Rwanda ahead of the annual event of...

Oh yes, cashless payments are regulated!

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'Cashless payments'. What I’ve just written is perhaps the most boring sentence I’ve ever written in my decade-long career as a writer. However, to Evangeline Bikorimana, a tea farmer from Gicumbi District, cashless payments have literally lifted her from a cruel circle of poverty and allowed her to enjoy her...

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Editorial Cartoon

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PHILADELPHIA - Hillary Clinton on Tuesday became the first woman to be nominated for president of the United States by a major political party on a historic night during which her campaign also sought to reintroduce her to skeptical voters and calm continuing tensions here.

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The race to end malnutrition requires clean water and sanitation

The race to end malnutrition requires clean water, good sanitation and good hygiene, Water Aid said today, calling for action as world leaders meet in Rio to open the Olympic Games Water Aid’s new report, ‘Caught Short’, looks at stunting from malnutrition around the world and the links to low rates of access to clean water and good sanitation.

Combating Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in Rwanda

Hepatitis is not a commonplace disease. However, there have been rising cases of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C infections and related deaths in Rwanda.

Safer Rwanda changing the way rural residents cook

SaferRwanda is changing the way rural residents in Rwanda’s Southern province cook. The organisation assembles a modern cookstove (Save80) that has been proven to cut wood fuel costs by 80%. The non-profit organisation started in the year 2000, with an aim to protect the environment through planting trees, use of household solar systems and efficient cookstoves with reduced emissions.

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.

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Book Review: 'The Rwanda Crisis - History of a Genocide, 1959-1994'

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On July 19, 1994, a new government led by the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) was sworn in Kigali. This turn of events was preceded by the Genocide that left close to a million Tutsi dead.

Parents: Who are the best tutors?

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Twenty-eight-year-old Anne Mbabazi is a parent residing in Kimironko, Kigali. Her five-year-old daughter is in top class at a nearby school and only reunites with her mother later in the evening.

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HIV/AIDS: How to break the bad news

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There are two answers to expect when you take an HIV test -- negative or positive. The biggest challenge, however, is how to receive the bad news. That is what healthcare providers are supposed to help patients with.

Dealing with bedwetting in adults

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Bed-wetting, also known as sleep enuresis, is a fairly common condition in young children and is seen as a sign of an immature, developing bladder. However, when adults wet the bed it is not only a devastatingly embarrassing condition but also often an indication of an underlying illness or a...

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