Kagame addresses EALA session in Kigali

President Paul Kagame Monday morning addressed a Special Sitting of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) as the Assembly started a two-week session in Kigali. This is the Third Assembly’s last sitting in Kigali as its term ends in June when a new Assembly [the Fourth Assembly] is expected to...

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Kayonza, Ngoma residents urged to invest in I&M Bank IPO sale

The Government has urged residents in rural areas to invest in its sale of 19.81 per cent shares it holds in I&M Bank (Rwanda) Ltd. The call was made during the ongoing I&M Bank IPO sale road show conducted in Kayonza and Ngoma Districts on Friday last week.

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.

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Tuyisenge penalty hands Gor Mahia Kenyan Super Cup

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Rwandan internationals Jacques Tuyisenge and Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza played a vital role in defending champions Gor Mahia's successful bid to retain the Kenyan Super Cup. The Super Cup is contested between the Kenya Premier League champions and the Shield winner.

Gabonese wins Amissa Bongo race, Uwizeyimana finishes 6th

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Bonaventure Uwizeyimana was Rwanda’s highest finisher – in sixth position in the General Classification, clocking a time of 19h41’38’’ – at the 12th edition of the Tropicale Amissa Bongo that ended on Sunday in Gabon.

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Ykee Benda thrills revellers despite sound restrictions

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It was all music and Skol beer at the fourth edition of the Nyama Choma extravaganza in Kigali on Saturday as fast rising Ugandan singer Ykee Benda impressed on his first performance in Rwanda.

Comedian Atome back with rib-cracking jokes

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Just when many thought he had retired from cracking jokes – at least on stage, comedian Atome proved he neither retired nor was tired. Going by his most recent show, it is safe to safe that Atome, real name Diogene Ntarindwa aka Gasumuni, is back.

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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?

[Editorial] Broad-based response to cross-border crime indispensable

In today’s world, no country can ably address the ever-evolving threats that face their people without the support of likeminded partners, including other countries. Neither can individual organisations singlehandedly tackle the challenges of modern day.

Rwanda’s generation 2020: A life of sacrifice

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Umwiherero has come and gone. But this one shouldn’t be confused with its previous versions. I wasn’t there. But you don’t need to have been there to know that this one was unlike any other. It couldn’t have been.

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Editorial Cartoon

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The Government intends to focus more on improving service delivery to boost development in different critical areas starting from the economy, good governance, and justice sectors, officials said during a post-Leadership Retreat press briefing last week.

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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.

Hearing impairment: Who is more prone?

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Just like poor vision or any other condition that needs medication, hearing impairment equally needs serious attention to avert bigger complications. Dr Rajab Mugabo, a senior ear neck and throat (ENT) consultant and neck surgeon at King Faisal Hospital, Kigali, says people with hearing impairment tend to shun treatment due...

Bacterial vaginosis: A common health concern women must not take lightly

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Bacterial vaginosis (BV) can be a daunting condition for women, especially those within the child-bearing age. The foul smell, itching, and pain associated with this condition, especially during urination or sexual intercourse can be an irritating experience.