Japan commits Rwf520m towards care of Burundian refugee children

The Government of Japan has provided funding for UNICEF to the tune of $636,000 (approximately Rwf520m) to expand refugee children’s access to essential services in Mahama Camp, including child protection, early childhood development and access to essential services in Mahama Camp, including child protection, early childhood development and education.

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Fish farmers decry lack of quality feeds

Fish farmers have called for new interventions to help address the numerous challenges affecting the sector’s development and growth potential. The farmers say lack of quality feeds and high prices are holding back the sector’s potential and hurting their businesses.

New report outlines roadmap to bolster manufacturing sector

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Rwanda’s industrial policy seeks to diversify economy, increase exports and the sector contribution to total GDP, as well as spur manufacturing across the country under the Community Processing Centres (CPCs) initiative, among others. However, this push is being held back by numerous challenges, including lack of access to affordable and...

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FIBA Africa Zone V: National hoops face select team in warm up

As part of the preparations for the upcoming FIBA African Zone V Championship due next week in Egypt, Rwanda men’s senior basketball team will this evening take on a select team of players from all league sides.

2017 Peace Cup Qualification round set for today

The 2017 Peace Cup Qualification Round starts today with two knock-out matches scheduled to be played at Stade Muhanga. Second Division sides Gitikinyoni Fc and Intare face-off at 13h00 at Stade Muhanga while Hope and Esperance will battle it out in the second game of the day at 15h30. The...

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Female artistes impress at gospel concert

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It was an evening of glitz and glamour as gospel music lovers converged at Ubumwe Grand Hotel in Kigali, on Sunday, for an evening of praise and worship led by top female gospel artistes in the country. The venue was great for the guests – the stage was well lit,...

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.

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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?

Everyday ambassadors for Rwanda

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Over the past several years, a lot of effort has been put into attracting tourists to Rwanda with results including the recent recognition at the New York Times Travel Show where the country had the best tourism booth.

America's bad border tax

NEW YORK – The United States may be about to implement a border adjustment tax. The Republican Party, now in control of the legislative and executive branches, views a BAT – which would effectively subsidize US exporters, by giving them tax breaks, while penalizing US companies that import goods –...

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Editorial cartoon

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Rwanda’s most successful women football club AS Kigali FC have parted company with their long-serving head coach Grace Nyinawumuntu, who led them to a record seven league titles in a row.

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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.