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Kenya producers say plastic bags ban will lead to job losses

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Nairobi – Kenyan manufacturers have warned that the ban on plastic bags will lead to loss of about 60,000 jobs directly and another 400,000 indirectly in the country.

Oil prices drop on doubts over OPEC supply cuts

SEOUL – Oil prices dipped on Friday as the market looked for clues on how effectively the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) production cuts are working to absorb a global supply overhang.

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Sugira eyes impressive debut at 2017 IAAF World X-Country

Middle distance runner James Sugira is hoping to make a memorable debut when he leads Rwanda at the forthcoming 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships slated for March 26 in Kampala, Uganda.

Amavubi coach to start work on Monday

Newly appointed Amavubi head coach Antoine Hey jetted in the country on Thursday night and is expected to start work on Monday, according to the Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) vice president, Vedaste Kayiranga.

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Green Hills Academy band wows at Car Free Zone

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Hundreds of fans ditched their usual Thursday duties, swarming the Car free Zone in the City of Kigali for a free, lunchtime performance by Green Hills Academy Jazz band.

Poetess Delice Mukazi ventures into acting

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She is known for her inspiring poems, but now Delice Mukazi will tackle the stage from a different angle.

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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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How 21-year-old Umuhoza is changing lives of teenage mothers

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She is in the news not because of her beauty, lifestyle or the crown she won, but her ability to lend a helping hand to other young women.

My dream is to take urology to the next level, says Doctor Florence Ngarambe

At 34 years of age, Florence Umurangwa Ngarambe has a resume many would be envious of. Having graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in general medicine and later, a Master’s in Urology from the University of Rwanda in the Department of Surgery, she not only remains one of the few female...

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Another strange French disaster

PARIS – The “hunger games” aspect of this French election cycle began on the left. President François Hollande was brought down by his own Socialist Party.

Editorial: Insurance sector needs constant monitoring

Bank of Kigali (BK) is the latest to enter the lucrative but crowded insurance field with the launch of BK general Insurance (BKGI).

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Since the beginning of the year, at least 50 people have been arrested in connection with attempting to bribe police officers.

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Upholding Road Safety Practices

As Rwanda National Police marks its 17th anniversary under the flagship of the annual “Police Week”, its Traffic and Road Safety Department has dedicated time during the month-long community development and human security activities, to roll out road safety awareness programmes to all road users; motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

‘Nkuwikorera’ Enhancing Service Delivery to Fast-track national transformation

The service sector currently contributes 48% to national development which compares significantly against other sectors.The Second Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS 2) has set citizens satisfaction towards quality of services rendered to them at 85 % by 2018.However, the service delivery still lags behind all government indicators according to the Rwanda Governance Scoreboard 2016, scoring 72.93%.

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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...

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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.