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How Ngoma varsity student used pocket money to start a honey processing venture

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Shaffy Hagenimana has always dreamt of becoming an entrepreneur since he was a little boy. This desire pushed him to forego most of the pleasures of teenage boys and saved his pocket money to raise start-up capital.

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.

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Madagascar FA chief Ahmad is new CAF President

Madagascar Football Association chief Ahmad Ahmad has been elected Confederation of African Football president, ending Issa Hayatou's 29-year reign. Ahmad won 34 of the 54 votes in the election, which was held in Addis Ababa on Thursday. The result means a change in leadership for the first time since Cameroonian...

Tour of Cameroon: Uwezeyimana finishes fourth in stage 5

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Eritrean international rider Meron Hagos Teshome yet again did what he does best to claim the fifth stage of the ongoing Tour of Cameroon; his second so far as Team Rwanda’s Bonaventure Uwizeyimana clinched the fourth place.

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Over 40 films nominated for Mashariki film festival

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Forty-two films have been shortlisted for the annual Mashariki African Film Festival (MAAFF). They were selected from 75 films and will compete for prizes in the third edition of the annual event, which will take place at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (KCEV) from March 25 -31.

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.

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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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Common urban problems: Why Kigali is different

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The population in the City of Kigali is expected to hit 1.5 million in the not-so-distant future. Kigali is one of the most densely populated cities in Africa. In as much as the national population and geographical size is not that big, a lot of Rwandans and visiting residents prefer...

More good economic policies need to be brought on board

The Ministry of Finance and the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda yesterday released growth figures for the past year. As was expected, the economy continued with its upward trend with a GDP growth of 5.9 per cent in 2016. It was not far off the set target of 6.0...

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Editorial Cartoon

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Kenyan doctors have agreed to return to work in a formula that no doctor will be fired. The strike went for 100 days.

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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.