France's Fillon denounces probe, fights on for presidency

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PARIS - Conservative Francois Fillon promised on Wednesday to fight 'to the end' in France's presidential election despite a deepening financial scandal, but his campaign suffered new blows as a top aide resigned and a party backing him suspended its support.

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Local producers urged to promote Made-in-Rwanda at EAC summit

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Local manufacturers have been urged to take advantage of the forthcoming East African Manufacturing and Business Forum to market locally produced products.

KCB Bank Rwanda launches campaign to boost access to services

KCB Bank Rwanda has launched a new campaign to boost uptake of bank products and access to finance. The campaign, code named “Expert talks”, is designed to enhance awareness and help scale up uptake of the financial products to sustain economic development.

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Barca run riot before coach bombshell, Real falter

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MADRID - Barcelona thrashed Sporting Gijon 6-1 to go top of La Liga on a dramatic night in Spain on Wednesday as Luis Enrique announced he was stepping down as the Catalan club's coach at the end of the season.

German tactician Antoine Hey is new Amavubi head coach

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Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) has appointed German national Antoine Hey as the new head coach of the national team (Amavubi) on a two-year deal. Hey beat Raoul Savoy (Switzerland) and Rui Aguas (Portugal), who made the final three-man shortlist after a rigorous vetting process.

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Mulindi Japan One Love marks 20 years

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Mulindi Japan One Love Project (MJOLP), popularly known as Kwa Rasta, is celebrating twenty years of existence this Friday. The project supports Rwandans who were physically impaired during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi by offering them artificial limbs, crutches and wheelchairs free of charge.

Nyama Choma extravaganza is back

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Meat lovers are in for a treat this Saturday as Kigali’s premier meat festival, the Nyama Choma extravaganza, returns. In its fourth edition now, the event will take place at the rooftop of the CHIC Complex in Downtown Kigali. Previous editions have been held at the La Palisse Hotel in...

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Pushing Rwandan music beyond borders

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At the close of the four-day ONGEA Eastern Africa Music Summit in Nairobi last week, Rwandan disc jockey and events broker Eric Soul had a few sentiments to share with organizers:

Just like any institution, Jesus also gave us rules of engagement

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In every institution, there are rules that have been put in place by authorities to regulate workers and for the smooth running of activities. In a corporate world, rules are set up during agreementsto dictate engagements between parties.In the same way, God has given us rules for engagement.

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Reproductive health: What every woman should know

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RECENTLY, a cross-section of religious leaders convened to chart ways of addressing women reproductive health issues. The focus was on elimination of harmful practices that hinder women’s reproductive health rights.

Why is my baby no longer interested in breastfeeding?

Dear Doctor, My 3-month-old daughter no longer wants to be breastfed. She doesn’t seem sick and her temperature is normal. Is she just tired of it? Is there any supplement I can give her since she hasn’t started eating?

Umwiherero 2017: Galvanising a sense of urgency

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Imagine that an average saloon car has been jacked up front and rear, and you are chosen to hire and lead a team tasked to successfully change all four tyres in as little time as possible.

AU reforms: Member States must go an extra mile

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Late last week, a team of experts advising on African Union reform met with President Kagame in Gabiro – where he was chairing the annual National Leadership Retreat-to discuss how far their work is progressing.

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Police is holding 30 people for allegedly attempting to bribe 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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Simple, effective ways to ensure learner success

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The expectation of every teacher is that all their students grasp the concept taught in class; but how can they make sure this is achieved? Education experts say as a teacher, making deliberate and well-thought out strategies on how to ensure all students get what is being taught could play...

How schools can solve the challenge of language proficiency dilemma

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Renowned Kenyan scholar, novelist and post-colonial theorist Ngugi wa thiongo , in his famous book, Decolonizing the Mind: the Politics of Language in African Literature, shows that language has a vital role in constructing and forming the national culture, history and identity.

Pregnancy: Ultrasound scan vital for mothers

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Ultrasound scans for expectant women are done for various reasons, but the most common one is to find out the sex of the baby.

Vitiligo: A skin condition you shouldn’t ignore

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Having a skin with different color patches (vitiligo) is devastating and stressful as far as trying to eliminate them is concerned much as dermatologists say with the right medication, the condition can be cured.