Ex-Gicumbi mayor, other district leaders arrested

Prosecution has confirmed having in custody Alexandre Mvuyekure the former Mayor of Gicumbi District and other top district officials, former and current. The crimes they stand accused border on giving undue advantage to some of the bidders in the execution of a tender within the district.

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How use of identity cards has eased trade for border communities

The use of identity cards among the Northern Corridor states has improved business opportunities for border communities, traders at Gatuna in Gicumbi District have said.

China to increase liberalisation, trade facilitation

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China will intensify its liberalisation policy and facilitation of international trade and investments, Li Keqiang, the Chinese Prime Minister, has said. Keqiang, who was speaking at the fifth session of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing on March 5, added that economic globalisation is...

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Nine more teams cruise to Peace Cup round of 32

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Nine more teams have cruised to the round of 32 of the 2017 Peace Cup after winning their qualification round matches on Wednesday.

Barcelona pull off the mother of all comebacks

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BARCELONA - Barcelona completed one of the most extraordinary comebacks in European football history to knock Paris St Germain out of the Champions League on Wednesday with a 6-1 victory that rewrote the record books.

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Guma-Guma contestants unveiled

Ten contestants who will compete for the country’s most coveted annual music award, Primus Guma-Guma Super Star – Season 7 –, have been announced. The artistes were named yesterday during an event that brought together media personalities, deejays, producers and music critiques in Kigali.

Deve Shema looks to a future in filmmaking

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2015 was a good year and turning point for budding filmmaker Deve Shema. He attended a filmmaking workshop organised by the Maisha Film Lab, and the knowledge and skills he acquired from the workshop emboldened him in his resolve to pursue a career in film.

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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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Empowerment: Why men should ‘walk in women’s shoes’

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Women empowerment isn’t solely the responsibility of only females. The gender equality equation is incomplete without men. The adage ‘to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes’ makes so much sense in this aspect. For a man to appreciate women empowerment; you must walk in the shoes of a woman.

Meet the women who beat all odds to make a difference in society

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Despite the voices of skepticism, she believed in her instinct. She set up a book store despite the talk that it would not survive its first birthday in a country with a poor reading culture.

Deepening the integration agenda

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In its very ordinary and mundane sense, members of the East African Legislative Assembly swore ‘to protect and defend’ all matters pertaining to the integration of the East African Community. Put in the strict parlance of the Treaty, that means ‘to widen and deepen’ the integration agenda.

Women’s rights are human rights

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Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed. Empowering women and girls is the only way to protect their rights and make sure they can realize their full...

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Editorial Cartoon

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The Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion on Tuesday announced a series of month-long activities in schools and at the sector level to educate girls and women, in general, on preserving their dignity and how best they can step up their role in the country’s development.

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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.