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    Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund celebrates 50 years of gorilla conservation

    The story of Rwanda’s Mountain Gorillas is incomplete without mention of the name Dian Fossey. The two are tightly intertwined. Fossey (or ‘the gorilla lady’, as she came to be known) was an American Primatologist and...

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    Albinos in Musanze defying the odds to pursue their dreams

    My recent visit to a group of people with albinism in Musanze District recently left me more excited than saddened as I had imagined. Reason? The faces that greeted me visibly beamed with a message of...

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    The story behind the Intore dance

    Michael Kamuhangire, 86, who currently lives in Mirongwitanu, Simbwa Cell, Kabarore Sector, Gatsibo District in Eastern Province, says while he and others were still in exile before liberation in 1994, the thing that worsened their home-sickness...

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    Dusabejambo on scooping Thomas Sankara Prize at FESPACO

    Marie-Clementine Dusabejambo is only the second Rwandan filmmaker to have her film selected for the prestigious Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO). The first was Joel Karekezi, who debuted at the festival in...

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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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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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Promising start for Team Rwanda at Tour of Cameroon

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Team Rwanda riders have made a fairly promising start to the 14th edition of the ongoing Tour of Cameroon as they seek to win the competition for the first time.

Marines coach ‘Coka’ urges club to change philosophy

Marines FC head coach Abdul Karim ‘Coka’ Nduhirabandi has urged the club to change the way they think about the team moving forward. The Rubavu-based league side are third from bottom of the 16-team table standing with just 18 points after 5 victories, 3 draws and 11 defeats this season.

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Dusabejambo on scooping Thomas Sankara Prize at FESPACO

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Marie-Clementine Dusabejambo is only the second Rwandan filmmaker to have her film selected for the prestigious Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO). The first was Joel Karekezi, who debuted at the festival in 2013 courtesy of his short film, The Pardon.

Artist Karekezi’s 90 days in Austria

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Visual artist Willy Karekezi is just back from his longest professional stint abroad. And it was work, work and more work for the 24- year-old. He left for Austria at the beginning of December last year, and returned to Rwanda on March 1.

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Artist Karekezi’s 90 days in Austria

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Visual artist Willy Karekezi is just back from his longest professional stint abroad. And it was work, work and more work for the 24- year-old. He left for Austria at the beginning of December last year, and returned to Rwanda on March 1.

Chef Frausto Cornish on his culinary passion

Born in Mexico, Eduardo Frausto Cornish is currently serving as the executive chef at the Kigali Marriott Hotel. His passion and experience in cooking dates way back to when he was a little boy working in different cultural settings.

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.

Lessons from a week on Rwandan upcountry roads

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As I briefly mentioned last week in this space, I was on the road for quite a while as part of a team that was charged with amplifying the message that Rwandans should invest in the stock market by, for example, buying the shares that the government of Rwanda owned...

Do women a favour, stop favouring them

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I am not a fan of beauty pageants but as someone in the business of brand strategy, being on the lookout for fresh opportunities is a must; it is in that context that I on Tuesday afternoon had lunch with four of Miss Rwanda finalists, the 1st and 2nd runners...

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Editorial Cartoon

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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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SPECIAL GUARANTEE FUND:Insuring against wild animal damages, non-insured, non-identified vehicle accidents

In a bid to strengthen social protection, the Government of Rwanda has continued to put in place programs that ensure individuals and communities do not slip into lack due to unpredictable calamities. The Special Guarantee Fund (SGF) can be considered as one of social protection programs put in place to ensuring the rights and well-being of the citizens.

BDF trains SACCOs in Excel skills

A total of 30 Sacco District Deans from the 30 districts across the country have been trained in basic skills in excel application at Beau Sejour Hotel Remera Kigali, under the yauspices of Business Development Fund (BDF) with an aim of equipping Sacco staff members with skills they need to optimize their appreciation and application of data analysis tools during their day to day work.

How RUB has changed lives of visually impaired people in Rwanda

When visual impairment struck him at 19, Ismail Habufite, without a sense of sight, thought his life would be ruined and dreams shattered forever. That time, about eleven years ago, Habufite was an artisan making postal cards that he sold to earn a living. “I got sick and became totally visually impaired. That time I felt hopeless and could hardly imagine how my future would be. I thought I was going to be a burden to my family which was also poor,” he says.

UK sight charity helps 2 million Rwandans

Vision for a Nation Foundation has supported Rwanda to become the first developing country in the world to provide all its citizens with local access to affordable eye care as screenings reach two million this month.

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.