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Rwanda’s insurance sector has huge potential - new insurer

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The local insurance sector has gotten a boost following the official launch of BK General Insurance yesterday, a development that could help increase penetration levels.

Indian investors eye real estate, ICT sectors

A delegation of Indian investors is expected in the country next month to explore investment and business opportunities. According to Clarence Fernandes, the Rwanda Renaissance chief, a firm that markets Rwanda in India, the delegation of 30 people will comprise of business and religious leaders. They are interested in areas,...

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Rayon progress to Confederation Cup play-off round after FIFA disqualifies Malian opponents

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Rayon Sports have qualified for the play-off round of the CAF Confederation Cup following the suspension of the Malian Football (FEMAFOOT) by the world football governing body, FIFA.

Tour of Cameroon: Uwizeyimana finishes second as Belgian Rutger wins stage six

Rwandan Bonaventure Uwizeyimana yet again put on a spectacular solo performance to finish second in stage 6 (Douala – Kribi) of the ongoing Tour of Cameroon on Thursday. On Wednesday, he finished fourth in stage five.

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WORD HAS IT...

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Singer Diamond Platnumz and Tanzanian President John Magufuli have locked horns on several occasions but that doesn’t mean that the latter doesn’t appreciate the singer’s work.

Niyonshuti on preserving Rwanda's culture through film

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Born in Nyagatare in the Eastern Province in 1992, Henderson Niyonshuti was only two years old when he was separated from his parents during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

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What defines happiness?

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In the 2006 movie, The Pursuit of Happiness, staring celebrated actor Will Smith and based on the real life endeavours of Chris Gardner, the actor defines ‘happiness’ as ‘probably something that we can only pursue and maybe we can actually never have it no matter what’, that despite how hard...

Magda Café: Easy breakfast, laid back aura

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It is universally agreed that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is a meal I never miss and always make myself. This morning, however, the Internet brought to my attention this little outfit called Magda Café. This establishment claims breakfast as one of its best attributes...

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Queen's gesture is welcome, but...

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With Queen Elizabeth II of Britain having reportedly made a personal donation to a UK charity appeal for families facing starvation in East Africa, it adds to the international concern over the drought currently ravaging the region.

Soul searching in South Korea

SEOUL – The impeachment, and removal from office, of South Korean President Park Geun-hye on charges of corruption and abuse of power has rocked the country’s political establishment and divided the electorate. Not since the Asian financial crisis of 1997, rooted partly in the flawed economic policies of Park’s father,...

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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.