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Relief for Nyamasheke tea farmers as the district gets new factory

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Tea growers in Nyamasheke District will soon get a ready market for their produce thanks to a $12 million factory being constructed in the district. Gatare Tea Factory located in Rushyarara cell, Karambi sector is a joint venture deal between Rwanda Mountain Tea Company and the Tea Co-operative of Gatare...

EAC tops in alternative finance sourcing, new report shows

The East African region recorded the largest market share of the continent’s alternative finance market in 2015, accounting for 41 per cent of total African market share compared to 24 per cent for West Africa and 19 per cent for Southern Africa.

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Rayon players cautioned ahead of CAF return leg

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Despite having a comfortable lead over Al Wau Salam in the CAF Confederation Cup, Rayon Sports head coach Djuma Masudi has urged his team not to take anything for granted heading into the second leg this weekend in Kigali.

Iriho shines as White Clouds beat Oasis in T20 tournament

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White Clouds cricket club Captain Veronic Iriho inspired her team to a five wickets victory against newly established Oasis CC in the ongoing V.R NAIDU Women T20 tournament on Saturday at Kicukiro cricket ground.

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Umutoniwase on setting the trend for Kids' fashion

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Rwanda Clothing or rw&aclothing, will be celebrating five years in the fashion industry, a few weeks from now. Part of the celebration will involve a fashion show that will involve showcasing several designs from the designer but what is more exciting is that kids will be part of it.

DJ Iradukunda: Determined to be Rwanda's Queen of the turntables

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Divine Iradukunda, known to many as DJ Ira, last week took the crowd that turned up for the Miss Rwanda pre-selection, by storm with her disk spinning skills that kept revelers on their feet. With her skillful spinning hands and infectious smile, she is one young DJ that is steadily...

Envy and me

At the beginning of secondary school, I was having a hard time with mathematics. So I sought the help of my friend Sarah. We talked Maths and ate Maths and breathed Maths together.

Fare thee well, ONATRACOM

RITCO is the latest addition to the country’s inland bus transportation scene. It’s an acronym –the condensed form of the name, Rwanda Interlink Transport Company Limited.

Girls in science: How far have they come?

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In 2013, researchers at Yale published a study proving that physicists, chemists and biologists are likely to view a young male scientist more favourably than a woman with the same qualifications.

What are the side effects of birth control pills?

Dear Doctor, I had my first child about 6 months ago and my husband and I ready to resume sexual relations. However, I have been looking at different birth control methods and I feel that pills would be the best choice for me as the others seem complicated. However, I...

Unstated 'qualifications' in Rwanda's presidential elections

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Readers of this column will recall a series of articles about the gold standard that future presidential aspirants should measure themselves against. In the first instalment I asked the question: who wants to fill Kagame's shoes? In the second instalment titled 'inside Kagame's shoes' I provided the parameters of this...

New ICT law embodies data privacy protection

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Following the advancement of the computer and development of information and communication technologies, data privacy protection has recently gained new importance in modern societies. Since 1950s and 1960s when the computer was invented to date, privacy had been regarded as a preserve of Western societies partly because outside the Western...

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Editorial Cartoon

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Rayon Sports have one foot in the first qualification round of the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup after thrashing South Sudan side Al Wau Salam 4-0 in the first leg played on Saturday in Juba.

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Kasha launches

Kasha recently held their official launch at Inka Steakhouse, presenting a confidential and convenient way to access health and personal care products for women through technology.

Africa's technological revolution will start in schools & research labs

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In the last few months, there has been a lot of discussion around the technological revolution and its role in what the World Economic Forum (WEF) has dubbed the 4th Industrial Revolution. Before I go on, I want to make clear that Africa is not a country and therefore successes...

What new special statute means for the teachers

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Teachers are among our greatest public servants. They spend their lives educating our young people and shaping our nation for tomorrow, Solomon Ortiz, a US politician once said.