South African anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada dies aged 87

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Celebrated South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, a Robben Island prisoner and one of Nelson Mandela's closest colleagues in the struggle against white rule, died early Tuesday aged 87.

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World Bank backs Rwanda's public-private investments

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Rwanda is in a strong position to engage in public-private partnerships (PPPs) despite a number of gaps and challenges that still exist, a new report by World Bank indicates.

Central bank suspends licensing of new forex bureaus

The National Bank of Rwanda has announced indefinite suspension of licensing of new forex bureaus, in a move the bank said would ensure a vibrant and dynamic foreign exchange market in line with current economic developments.

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KCC captain Zaki eyes more success after T20 victory

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All-rounder Don de Dieu Mugisha was the star as Kigali Cricket Club won this year’s V.R NAIDU T20 tournament after beating Telugu Royals in the on Sunday at Kicukiro cricket ground. KCC won by 12 runs after 20 overs.

Kwibuka 23: CAF postpones Rayon Sports v Rivers United clash

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the Confederation Cup tie between Rayon Sports and Nigerian side Rivers United because of the forthcoming 23rd Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

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Comedians Nkusi, Omondi thrill at 'Seka Live'

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On Sunday, Kigali was brought to its knees as the first edition of ‘Seka Live’ took place at Kigali Serena Hotel.

Mwanga Troupe wins inaugural Crying Games contest in Kigali

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When the idea of “crying games” was announced in Rwanda a few weeks ago, many took to the social media not only to laugh at the idea, but to ridicule the concept forcing the organisers to explain some more about exactly what was going on.

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The Injyana ensembles, bringing symphony orchestra to life

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Adapted from the Kinyarwanda language, the word injyana means ‘the motion of the music’. True to the notion, the ensemble’s goal is to bring orchestra music back to life. Veteran music instrumentalists shared their experiences of the Injyana musical pieces.

Trump can’t help himself

I’m starting to think Donald Trump doesn’t really want the presidency. I think he has realized that it’s not that rewarding or even if it is, there’re many times you can’t have your way and for someone whose previous job was hiring and firing people at will, that must be...

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How to get more urban women employed

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There has been boundless sensitisation and effort to strengthen gender equality across the country. One would think that aspects such as stereotypes, misconceptions, and tradition, or anything else that has held women back over the years, are now on a low, however, this is not the case.

Kalisa on the misconceptions about photography

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Vestine Kalisa, a shareholder and marketing manager of Navity in Black (NIB) photo studio says photography is a tool she chose to help people keep memories for a long time. NIB Studio won Abryanz Style and Fashion Award (ASFA) 2016 and featured as BHF Magazine’s 2016 top five studios in...

No one should go hungry. There's no excuse

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East Africa has been hit by prolonged drought in the last few years, with grave consequences for the region.

Pruitt and the Pesticide threat

IBADAN, NIGERIA – A new report issued by the United Nations (UN) takes a controversial stance on synthetic pesticides. The conventional wisdom is that they are essential to feed the world’s growing population, which is expected to hit nine billion by 2050. But the report’s authors call our reliance on...

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Editorial cartoon

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The Justice ministry is currently working on a legal framework to plug gaps that have seen millions of taxpayers’ money diverted.

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Job Announcement

The IGC is seeking to hire two Country Economists for its office in Rwanda: 1) Country Economist, 2) Country Economist for Public Financial Management.

GAIN’s Innovation Acceleration model in food processing value chain to fight malnutrition in Rwanda

Malnutrition among children and adults is a global issue affecting the quality of life for vast populations across the world. It is however particularly acute in developing countries due to higher levels of poverty coupled with illiteracy.

BRD supports special and infrastructure projects to bridge development gap

In an increasingly dynamic and innovative environment, the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) recently established a dedicated Department of Special Projects and Infrastructure (DSPI) with a strategic mandate of boosting national economic growth by availing finances to spur infrastructure development.

Kirehe District celebrates developments registered in past seven years

With 77,879 households and a population of 340,983, Kirehe is one of the seven districts that make up Eastern Province . It covers 1,11with 8.5Km2of the surface area. The district is divided into twelve sectors namely: Gahara, Gatore, Kigarama, Kigina, Kirehe, Mahama, Mpanga, Musaza, Mushikiri, Nasho, Nyamugari and Nyarubuye; made up of 60 cells and 612 villages.

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Why more youth are joining TVET schools

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When he passed Ordinary Level Examinations, Calvin Iradukunda was happy and looking forward to joining a public boarding school for A-level education.

How you can improve your English language proficiency

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Alice Akamahoro, now pursuing computer science at University of Rwanda’s College of Education says she had a rough time back in high school because of challenges expressing herself well in English.

Acute kidney injuries: Early treatment is vital

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Cases of children under the age of 16 developing acute kidney injury, also known as acute renal failure, have been on the rise according to medics.

What to eat for a good functioning digestive system

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For one to lead a healthy life, the functioning of the digestive system is central, which calls for ideal dieting habits.