[SPONSORED] New Forest Company: Enhancing the trinity of environmental conservation, communities and economic growth

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New Forest Company is Rwanda’s fast growing and only forestry and value added wood products company pursuing a triple bottom line investment model and simultaneously supporting the government’s economic strategy of job creation; poverty alleviation; import substitution and economic growth.

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Why insurance uptake has stagnated at 2% for years

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Months after the regulators, National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) raised concerns about unethical practices like price undercutting and selling premiums on credit, the vices are yet to stop. Experts blame unethical practices for the marginal (if any) growth the sector has recorded over the past few years.

Banks, govt must do more to achieve a cashless economy, experts say

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The push by government for Rwanda to achieve a cashless economy is slowly gaining ground with more and more financial institutions embracing and promoting financial technology (fintech). Presently, the majority of banks have rolled out technology-driven services and solutions, a development that has helped them increase options to enhance services...

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APR FC back coach Mulisa despite slump

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Under-fire APR FC head coach Jimmy Mulisa still has the backing of the club management, despite the team dropping more points against lowly sides in their bid to retain the league title, according to the club secretary general, Adolphe Kalisa.

Kenyan Tundo leads ARC standing after third round

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Kenyan driver Carl Tundo has proved to be a real contender in the race for the African Rally Championship title after he finished third in the Kenya Safari Rally over the weekend in Nairobi.

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All set for 'The Audience of One' concert

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All is set for ‘The Audience of One’ gospel concert at the Solace Ministries in Kacyiru on Friday. According to Luc Buntu, one of the organisers, everything is in place, and they expect to have a very good show, and a big audience.

Talent exhibition as Nyundo music school pioneers graduate

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For those who attend music concerts, official functions and international events organised in Rwanda, often a band comprised of young, fresh and vibrant looking musicians charm audiences at such events.

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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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Is East African integration slowing down?

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The question of the spirit and pace of East African integration was prominent at the just ended sitting of the East African Legislative Assembly in Kigali. The members were clearly exasperated by what they considered starvation of funds to the Community by partner states which had severely crippled its activities.

Africa's next level of economic transformation

The G20 finance ministers met last week in Germany to discuss critical challenges facing the global economy, from climate change to migration to humanitarian emergencies like the unfolding famine in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.

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Editorial cartoon

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APR FC’s poor run in the ongoing national league season hit yet another low after the reigning champions suffered a shock 1-1 draw against lowly Pepiniere FC on Sunday at Stade de Kigali.

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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...

Down syndrome: Dealing with the neglected condition

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Every March 21, World Down Syndrome Day is marked globally, mainly to raise public awareness and create a voice to advocate for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome.

Rheumatic heart disease: A fatal condition unknown to many

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Last week, a mission of 60 medical and healthcare specialists from Team Heart Foundation, an international non-profit organisation based in Boston, Massachusetts, US, carried out 16 patients with advanced heart failure at King Faisal Hospital, Kigali.