Churches urged to support young single mothers

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Church communities and other organisations have been called upon to do more towards supporting vulnerable young single mothers in the society. The call was made by Association des Eglise Baptistes au Rwanda (AEBR) under their organisation dubbed ‘TUGUMANE’ that aims at raising awareness about the challenges faced by single young...

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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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National basketball team faces REG in warm-up game

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RWANDA Men’s senior national team takes on league side Rwanda Energy Group (REG) in a warm-up game this evening at Amahoro Indoor Stadium, starting at 6pm.

Mulisa admits he is under pressure to win

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APR head coach Jimmy Mulisa admits he is under pressure after a return of one win in the last seven matches in all competitions saw their title bid falter following defeat to relegation-threatened Gicumbi FC in midweek and a draw against Musanze on Friday.

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Mutiganda wa Nkunda; the brain behind your favourite TV series

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Three years ago, Mutiganda wa Nkunda (as he prefers to be called) juggled critiquing films for Inyarwanda.com, a local news and entertainment website, and making his own films.

I write my songs to connect with people - Yvan Buravan

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Yvan Buravan, real name Yvan Dushime Burabyo, is a Rwandan artiste who rose to fame with his hit songs Bindimo and Malaika. The 22-year-old had a chat with Sunday Magazine’s Sharon Kantengwa about his musical journey and how he is climbing the success ladder at a steady pace.

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I need to do better

I started off this year with modest aspirations but determined to achieve them all the same. I really want to do better and be a better person in general, but it’s doesn’t look like I’m making a lot of progress.

When employees take leave

Ben, a friend of mine, still holds a very sentimental attachment to his previous job, even though he quit it some nine years ago.

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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?

Reformation of schools should include eradication of brutal cultures

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I spent my week travelling around Rwanda from one corner to the other and not spending a night in the same place. I felt like a fugitive always checking into a hotel, checking out the next day and checking into another one soon after.

Let’s ‘buy East Africa to develop East Africa’

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At Friday’s opening of Bank of Kigali’s service centre on Kigali Heights, I was honoured to meet several eminent gentlemen and a lady that loyally follow this column, the best motivation for any writer; they also gave me some honest feedback regarding my profile picture.

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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.