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New coffee pricing is huge motivation for us - farmers

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Coffee farmers have welcomed the new farm gate prices set by the government, saying they will boost farmers’ morale and attract more investors and farmers into the sector. Last week, the government, through the National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB), increased the coffee farm gate price to Rwf246, up from Rwf150.

EAC exchanges moot plan to ease SMEs’ access to funds

Regional capital markets regulators, under the umbrella of East African Securities Regulatory Authorities (EASRA), have agreed to support the establishment of a Capital Markets Advisory Centre (CMAC) to enhance access to capital for small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs).

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Intare, Hope FC through to Peace Cup round of 32

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Second division league sides Intare and Hope FC are through to the round of 32 of the 2017 Peace Cup after winning their qualification round matches on Tuesday afternoon.

We are ready for Onze Createurs – Rayon coach

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Rayon Sports head coach Djuma Masudi has said that his side is ready for the first leg match against Mali’s Onze Createurs, in the upcoming CAF Confederation Cup first-round, scheduled on March 11 at Stade Modibo Keita in Bamako.

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Rwandan film scoops two prestigious awards at FESPACO

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A Place For Myself, a Rwandan short film, has scooped two prestigious awards, La Chance and Thomas Sankara prize, at the just-concluded Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) in Burkina Faso.

Tiwa Savage show postponed

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The much anticipated performance by Nigerian diva Tiwa Savage has been pushed to a later date due to management issues.

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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?

Germany’s misunderstood trade surplus

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BERLIN – Now that Germany’s current-account surplus has reached a record €270 billion ($285 billion), or close to 8.7% of GDP, the ongoing debate about its economic model has intensified. Eurozone politicians and Donald Trump’s administration in the United States are each blaming the other for the economic imbalance; and...

EDITORIAL: Gender parity should be everyone’s goal

As Rwanda joins the rest of the world to mark the International Women’s Day today, we are challenged to strengthen our resolve to ensure gender parity in our communities. This year the day will be celebrated under the theme: “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”.

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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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Absentee parents: How it affects your child’s studies

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Parents have a major influence on a child’s achievement, more importantly in the field of education. Experts say the absence of a parent in a child’s academic guidance makes them insecure, which affects their well-being in general.

Joining university: Early preps will save you last minute panic

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Last month, the Ministry of Education released the 2016 A-level examination results. The general pass rate was registered at 89.5 per cent, a 0.3 per cent improvement from the 2015 performance.

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.