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    New water supply system to serve 28,000 in Rulindo

    A new motorised water supply system, worth Rwf932.7 million, was inaugurated on Tuesday in Rulindo District, bringing relief to residents who had to travel long distances to get clean water. The launch is part of national...

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    NEC calls for active civil society role in poll preps

    Preparations for the upcoming presidential elections are at 80 per cent and the National Electoral Commission has urged civil society organisations and other stakeholders to educate the citizens about their civic rights.

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    Resolutions of the 14th National Leadership Retreat

    From February 25 to March 2, the top leaders converged for the 14th edition of the National Leadership Retreat at RDF Combat Training Centre-Gabiro. Opening the retreat, President Paul Kagame reminded the leaders of the value...

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    Regional banks downsize staff as they embrace IT solutions

    Banks across the East African region have in recent months laid off employees across departments as the sector adjusts and embraces new IT solutions. The most affected are employees serving in age-old jobs such as clerical...

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    Open skies could earn EAC $200 million annually: study

    Airspace liberalisation between five East African Community member countries of Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi could result in an additional 46,320 jobs and $202.1 million (approx: Rwf 164.5 billion) annually in GDP, according to a...

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Govts challenged to enhance intra-Africa trade, ease travel

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Efforts aimed at deepening trade among African countries have been boosted by the launch of a new trade facilitation tool. Launched yesterday, the One-Stop Border Post Sourcebook is tipped to help governments improve cross-border and intra-regional trade across Africa and enhance the continent’s competitiveness.

Nigeria’s inflation rate eases to 17.78% in February

LAGOS – Nigeria’s inflation rate bucked the trend in February to fall to 17.78 per cent, its lowest level in 15 months, driven by a slower rise in general price levels, the National Bureau of Statistics said yesterday.

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Tour of Cameroon: Moroccan takes stage 4, Ukiniwabo finish third

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Team Rwanda rider Jean-Paul René Ukiniwabo put on a powerful solo performance to finish third in stage four at the ongoing Tour of Cameroon on Tuesday from Limbe – Kumba.

FIBA Africa Zone V: Rwanda face S. Sudan in crucial game

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After losing to Egypt on Tuesday at the ongoing FIBA-Africa Zone V Championships, Rwanda take on South Sudan today in their final Group A in game which they need to progress to the semi-finals.

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VIDEO: Knowless back with swanky video

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A lot has been said following her August 2016 wedding to her long-time producer and fiance Clement Ishimwe, and subsequent delivery of her first born in November but singer Knowless Butera is out to prove that she’s not retired from music yet.

Kenyan comedian Omondi to perform in Kigali this month

Kigali will be playing host to Kenyan and East Africa’s hottest funny men on March 26.

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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.

The National Leadership Retreat, one of a kind

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And so a few days ago it was the 14th Rwandan Great Migration where, unlike in the Wildebeest Migration to our east, no lions, leopards, crocodiles, myriad other predators lay in wait, ready to feast. But, like in that eastern migration, mauling, tearing, agonising, soul-searching, umpteen prickly thorns of worry,...

EDITORIAL: Giving priority to local products in public procurement will make the difference

The government has, over the past two years, stepped up campaigns to encourage Rwandans to consume locally-made products. The Made-in-Rwanda effort is one of the strategies geared at supporting local industries to improve on production and quality to capture the domestic market, as well as help reduce the country’s import...

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Matters arising from public land sharing policy that was carried out between 1994 and 2012 continue to come at the top of the list of cases that are received by courts and mediation organs, MPs heard on Monday.

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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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Why schools must embrace the power of drama in learning

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Confucius, a renowned Chinese philosopher, explaining the role of drama in education wrote, ‘Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand.’

Ecole Privee Marie Auxiliatrice using culture to impact learners

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As once stated by Marcus Garvey, a black American publisher and journalist, “a people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Perhaps, this is what Ecole Privee Marie Auxiliatrice in Kigali is trying to evade by doing whatever it takes to make...

Pollution: The 'invisible killer' we must face now

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently launched a campaign dubbed ‘BreatheLife’ to make people more aware about the fact that air pollution – which it calls the invisible killer – is a major health and climate risk.

Why exercising is important for pregnant women

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The thought of exercising when a woman is expecting can be scary as some people think it poses a danger for both the mother and the baby’s health. This is however not necessarily true because medics actually advise expecting mothers to carry out physical exercises.