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    VIDEO: Kagame speaks at Harvard Business School class

    President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda’s approach to set medium and long term growth strategies has been crucial in sustaining growth and overcoming challenges.

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    Support policies on women empowerment, men told

    Men have been urged to support women in empowering themselves and help them in realising their potential. This was during yesterday’s fundraising event in Remera, Kigali, dubbed, “Walk in her shoes” campaign organised by CARE International...

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    Regional MPs, traders discuss proposed ban on plastic bags

    The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) is consulting internally on how to proceed after business leaders requested for more time to allow for further consultations on the EAC Polythene Materials Control Bill, 2016, The New Times...

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    Rwanda, Mali to bolster bilateral judicial ties

    The Malian Minister for Justice and Human Rights, Mamadou Ismaila Konate has said his country is ready to emulate Rwanda’s justice system. He said this Thursday as he concluded his five-day working visit to Rwanda which...

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    Minister Munyakazi tells fresh graduates to have self-confidence

    University graduates need to have self-discipline and confidence to succeed in the competitive labour market, the Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, Isaac Munyakazi, has said. He was speaking at the second graduation ceremony of the...

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China committed to supporting devt projects in Africa - official

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China is committed to supporting development projects in Africa, including Rwanda, under the Sino-Africa co-operation, officials have said. According to Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi, Beijing will spend $60 billion to finance projects across Africa, over the coming years.

Rwanda’s inflation increases to 8.1% in February

Rwanda’s inflation rate increased to 8.1 per cent during the month of February year-on-year, the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) consumer price index (CPI) monthly report indicates. Last month, inflation was recorded at 7.4 per cent.

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Rayon take on Onze Createurs

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Rayon Sports will need to get a good result way to Mali’s Onze Createurs today in the first leg of the first round of the CAF Confederation Cup to give themselves a chance of reaching the next round.

Wenger under siege as Lincoln chase shock

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LONDON – Just when Arsene Wenger thought life couldn’t get any more stressful, the Arsenal manager finds himself on a hiding to nothing as minnows Lincoln eye more FA Cup history in Saturday’s quarterfinals.

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'Return of the Lion' premieres in Kigali

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“Return of the Lion”, a documentary about the restocking of lions in Akagera National Park premiered on Thursday evening at Century Cinema in Kigali. Several people, including high-profile dignitaries and conservationists, graced the premiere of perhaps the biggest conservation stories in Rwanda’s history.

'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.

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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.

City of Kigali must firmly remain on course

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When the three-month City of Kigali (CoK) notice to move businesses from residential areas was announced in January, it was to a loud outcry by concerned residents. It occasioned such citizen ire (over 50 posted comments in this newspaper’s online platform), as is rarely witnessed of official directives.

EDITORIAL: Urgency and innovative policies are what we need, not bureaucratic templates

During the National Leadership Retreat (Umwiherero) that ended a week or so ago, one thing President Kagame told leaders in attendance was that the country could not afford the luxury of doing things the “normal way”.

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Thousands have graduated from various private and public varsities and institutes over the last couple of days, with officials urging the fresh graduates to go on and embrace self-employment and innovation in the world of work.

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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.