Airtime vendors urged to be vigilant against fake currency notes

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Following cases of elements attempting to defraud vendors of airtime vouchers and circulating counterfeit currencies, police in Kanyoza District met with the affected group operating in the district and urged them to be vigilant whenever they are making financial transactions with the buyers.

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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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APR face Pepiniere seeking to go top

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Inconsistent APR FC will be looking to get maximum points against bottom side Pepiniere in the national football league on Sunday afternoon at Stade de Kigali in Nyamirambo, kick off at 3:30pm.

African soccer faces uncertain future under new regime

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ADDIS ABABA – African soccer faces an uncertain future after Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Issa Hayatou was swept from power and a raft of new officials were voted into powerful positions.

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Kamurasi juggling work with music

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As a Dancehall musician, Davy Ranks cuts a different kind of image from the slackness usually associated with the genre. He is clean-shaven, speaks straight English off-stage, and on a typical working day, you are likely to find him spotting a sleek, business-like look.

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.

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Journalism demands sacrifice, says veteran American journalist

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Alison Bethel-McKenzie is an American-born award-winning veteran journalist with more than 30 years of experience managerial and consulting positions in the media throughout the United States and West Africa.

Bjarne on his humanitarian work in Rwanda

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52-year-old Selin Bjarne, a Swedish national and partner at Intrasenze, a digital safety company, first heard about Rwanda in 2003 from a friend, Fabien Manirebanimpuhwe, a documentary filmmaker.

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Rwanda offers free lessons on life without plastic bags

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As I sat to write this, East Africa was in a state of shock after news filtered in on Friday morning of the gruesome murder of Uganda’s Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi along with his driver and bodyguard by armed gunmen just as they were heading out...

How not to market Kigali’s luxury villas

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The week started off on an ugly note with the killing of two Rwandans near the Burundian border and climaxed Friday on an uglier note with the Mafioso-style murder in Kampala of Uganda’s Police Spokesperson; may our governments prevail over this rising criminality.

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Editorial Cartoon

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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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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.