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We are ready to embrace use of EBMs, small taxpayers say

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Small taxpayers have expressed willingness to embrace Electronic Billing Machines (EBMs), saying the machines would help them easily manage their businesses and monitor performance.

RSE records Rwf745.7m in weekly turnover

The Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) turnover for the week March 6-10 was up 626.85 per cent to Rwf745.79 million, up from over Rwf118.59 million realised the previous week (February 27-March 3).

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Tour of Cameroon: German wins Stage Two as Team Rwanda riders slip

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German national, Holler Nikodemus riding for his home club Bike Aid claimed the second stage of the ongoing 14th edition of Tour of Cameroon as Team Rwanda riders faltered in their hunt for the yellow jersey on Sunday.

APR’s league title hopes fade after dropping more points

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League defending champions APR FC saw their title hopes continue to fade after they were held to a goalless draw against Kirehe FC at Nyakarambi ground on Saturday.

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Outstanding female film makers awarded

Saturday evening was a moment of smiles as outstanding female filmmakers were recognised at the closure of the second edition of Urusaro International Women Film Festival (IWFF) over the weekend.

It was an evening of culture nostalgia at ‘Imihigoy’Intore’

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People of all ages graced the cultural evening on Friday in the main auditorium of University of Rwanda Huye Campus. For those who turned up, it was a night to remember. It was organized by the National Ballet (Urukerereza).

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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.

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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.

Women in the changing world of work

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On Wednesday March 8th, 2017 Rwanda joined the global community in the celebration of the International Women’s Day (IWD). This year’s celebration of IWD in the country was held at Shyira Sector in Nyabihu District. It was graced by Mrs Jeannette Kagame, the First Lady of Rwanda and the participation...

Why GVTC Treaty needs ratification

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Last week, from 6-7 March, I had a chance to attend the Workshop on harmonisation of legal and policy frameworks on wildlife-related crimes, organised by the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC), held at Imperial Golf View Hotel, Entebbe, Uganda.

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Editorial cartoon

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Former AS Kigali Women FC head coach Grace Nyinawumuntu has dragged her former bosses to the Inspector of Labour of Nyarugenge district over what she says was an unlawful dismissal.

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AOS commemorates and donates to Genocide survivors in Kayonza

AOS management and staff, on Friday gathered at Rukara Genocide Memorial in Kayonza District to pay tribute the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and handed a cheque of Rwf3.5 million to buy ten cows for ten families of survivors. The staff were briefed about the history of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in former Rukara commune (now Rukara sector) and neighboring areas.

Bolloré Transport & Logistics staff commemorates genocide, support survivors

Last Friday, staff of Bolloré transport and logistics company, honored over 25,000 victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi resting at Jali genocide memorial site in Nkusi cell, Jali sector in Rulindo district. The company also remembered former employees killed in the genocide.

Action Aid Rwanda Empowering Musanze women, improving food security, enhancing a savings culture and income diversification

For many years, Philomene Nyirajyambere lived a life of isolation, staying at home with little contribution to family development. She says that more often she was in conflict with her spouse over trivial and big domestic issues. She depended on her husband for everything.“I used to stay home and do house-work such as cooking and raising the kids which was not considered as important. Besides, we lived in poverty which also ignited conflicts in the family,” says Nyirajyambere.

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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.