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Kigali women's handicraft fair boosts Made-in-Rwanda drive

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Rwandans have been urged to continue supporting handicraft makers and other local producers by buying locally-made goods.

Enterprising women get support from local renewable energy firm

Enterprising women stand a chance to expand or start-up businesses, thanks to a new promotion by Mobisol Rwanda, a renewable energy firm. The one-week drive seeks to support women entrepreneurs with small businesses to expand them by incorporating phone-charging units using the firm’s mobile chargers, according to Frida Winkelmann, the...

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Rwanda jump seven places, Argentina tops FIFA rankings

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Rwanda has improved seven places in the latest FIFA rankings that were released on Thursday at the world governing body headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

Masudi warns Rayon players ahead of crucial clash in Mali

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Rayon Sports head coach Djuma Masudi has warned his players not to take anything for granted when they face Mali’s Onze Créateurs in the CAF Confederation Cup first-round.

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'Agatako' nominated for Zzina Awards

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Agatako has landed another nomination in one of Uganda’s most credible awards for urban Music.

Patient Bizimana to stage Easter concert

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Gospel artiste and piano maestro, Patient Bizimana, will sooth Christians with gospel ballads in a concert at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Kigali on Easter Sunday.

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Weddings: Why do some people get cold feet?

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The giant cake is ready for collection. The DJ has received half payment. Expensive honeymoon reservations have been made. Perhaps even the grannies from the village have been carted to town, closer to the impending wedding venue. You need their blessings and goodwill, and what better way than to get...

The Junction: Kigali’s latest addition

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One of the newest entries on the restaurant scene, The Junction restaurant located above Ndoli supermarket in Kisementi has some ways to go.

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Empowerment: Why men should ‘walk in women’s shoes’

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Women empowerment isn’t solely the responsibility of only females. The gender equality equation is incomplete without men. The adage ‘to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes’ makes so much sense in this aspect. For a man to appreciate women empowerment; you must walk in the shoes of a woman.

Meet the women who beat all odds to make a difference in society

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Despite the voices of skepticism, she believed in her instinct. She set up a book store despite the talk that it would not survive its first birthday in a country with a poor reading culture.

The night-time economy: can we talk about Kigali's nightlife?

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As Rwanda’s capital, Kigali is consistently recognised as one of the cleanest, most secure and orderly cities in Africa.

What's better than a border adjustment tax?

MUNICH – One of US President Donald Trump’s most significant reform proposals is aimed at the American tax system. His administration wants not only to lower the overall tax burden, but also to “rebalance” the tax system to encourage domestic production and exports, possibly with a destination-based cash-flow tax we...

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Editorial cartoon

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Air transport in East Africa is still very expensive by international standards; as is exhibited in the current high passenger airfares and freight charges. Flight costs, both passengers and cargo flights, are high in the EAC region, thus contributing to a high cost of doing business.”

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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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Absentee parents: How it affects your child’s studies

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Parents have a major influence on a child’s achievement, more importantly in the field of education. Experts say the absence of a parent in a child’s academic guidance makes them insecure, which affects their well-being in general.

Joining university: Early preps will save you last minute panic

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Last month, the Ministry of Education released the 2016 A-level examination results. The general pass rate was registered at 89.5 per cent, a 0.3 per cent improvement from the 2015 performance.

Hearing impairment: Who is more prone?

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Just like poor vision or any other condition that needs medication, hearing impairment equally needs serious attention to avert bigger complications. Dr Rajab Mugabo, a senior ear neck and throat (ENT) consultant and neck surgeon at King Faisal Hospital, Kigali, says people with hearing impairment tend to shun treatment due...

Bacterial vaginosis: A common health concern women must not take lightly

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Bacterial vaginosis (BV) can be a daunting condition for women, especially those within the child-bearing age. The foul smell, itching, and pain associated with this condition, especially during urination or sexual intercourse can be an irritating experience.