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RRA in sensitisation drive for new taxpayers

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Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) is undertaking country-wide training for new taxpayers, focusing on tax matters, especially the use of electronic billing machines (EBM) in paying Value Added Tax.

Germany unveils new plan to address Africa’s new economic challenges

The German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Muller, has unveiled German-proposed “Marshall Plan” to address the continent’s economic challenges.

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Kiyovu, Mukura battle for vital league points

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SC Kiyovu and Mukura Victory Sports will each be looking for a win to bag all points when they face-off today in match-day 19 of the national football league at Kigali Stadium in Nyamirambo.

Meet Umugwaneza: Rwanda’s female basketball icon

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From a child that suffered the scars of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Charlotte Umugwaneza’s fairytale journey to one of the best women basketballers in the country is a true testimony of the power of sports in giving back the essence of life to even the most vulnerable.

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Mutoni on her experience at the Miss Heritage Global competition

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Rwanda’s Miss Heritage 2016, Jane Mutoni emerged first runner up at the annual Miss Heritage Global competition.

VIDEO: Tracing Iradukunda's journey to the Miss Rwanda crown

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It is 8:10am as I set off for a special meeting. Twenty minutes later, I am at my destination in Gikondo, a city suburb. A grey gate opens and I’m ushered in by the gatekeeper.

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Poivre Noir: Fine dining simplified

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Poivre Noir does not stand out from the crowd at first appearance. However, the timeless adage, never judge a book by its cover, truly applies here.

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:

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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?

It would be a good idea to unify local film award festivals

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It is a given that art transcends cultures, and that one of the most popular media it is consumed is the movie, which artfully tells a visual story while conveying emotions, actions and feelings combined with sound or music for dramatic effect.

EDITORIAL: Good governance is the bedrock of accelerated growth

This year’s National Leadership Retreat (Umwiherero) set a new pace; instead of the usual three-day session, it was stretched to one-day short of a week. It is obvious the agenda was hefty, since the time would be used to chart the country’s course for the next twelve months and beyond.

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Editorial Cartoon

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Officials at the Rwanda Utility Regulatory Agency have warned bus drivers in the capital Kigali against delaying at bus stops saying no public transport vehicles should be waiting for passengers, but rather it should be the other way round. However, drivers are adamant they wouldn’t drive just half-empty buses around as they are paid based on the number of passengers they’ve ferried per day.

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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.