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Inflation eases to 7.3% year on year in April

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Rwanda’s Consumer Price Index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, eased to 7.3 percent year on year in April 2017 down from 7.7 percent registered the previous month. This is, however, still higher than 4.7 per cent registered the same period in 2016.

Tigo Rwanda rolls out 4G roaming services

Tigo Rwanda has launched the first 4G roaming service, which allows visitors to Rwanda to stay connected via 4G LTE Internet while roaming on the network. The new service is expected to provide visitors from abroad with a better roaming experience and faster data roaming speeds while in the country.

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Martin Ngoga appointed in FIFA's Ethics Committee

Former Prosecutor General Martin Ngoga was on Thursday confirmed by the congress of the global football body FIFA as deputy chairman of the FIFA Ethics Committee in charge of investigatory chamber.

Infantino hits out at 'FIFA bashing' and 'fake news'

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MANAMA - FIFA President Gianni Infantino took aim at critics of world football's governing body on Thursday, saying the organisation had reformed and was now a victim of "fake news" and "FIFA bashing".

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Teta on her new single and surprise homecoming

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2016 was a bumper year for local artiste Diana Teta, musically speaking. It was in this year that she released the video for Velo, arguably her biggest hit to date.

Darkecy drops ‘Igisabo’ video

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U.S-based Rwandan rapper Darkecy has dropped a sizzling video for his latest single, Igisabo. The singer, born Denis Kayonga Muganza, said that the song was inspired by one of the Miss Rwanda 2017 contestants, Honorine Hirwa.

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Mukama 'Sadu Vybz' on his passion for graphic design

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As an Art and Graphic Designer, Mukama S Damaur shares an intimate relationship with the local music industry. So much so that many people have actually come to believe he is a musician.

'Pikiwash' an ecofriendly way of cleaning motorcycles

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We did a survey at the beginning of the project, this showed us that it takes about 2-3 hours to wash a motorcycle, yet in that same time frame a motorcyclist could get their bike washed and be back on the road to make more money.

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[VIDEO]: Meet Dr Mukarwego, a lecturer with a vision beyond her visual impairment

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It was the first time I was meeting her. From a distance she cut a posture of an amiable personality. Within minutes of talking to her, it felt like I was talking to someone I had known for years.

Why won’t my stitches heal?

Dear Doctor, I gave birth a little over a month ago but the stitches still hurt terribly. I was advised by the nurses to only use water when washing myself but a cousin who has had three natural births tells me to add a little salt in the water. Would...

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How are our children?

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Late in 2009, I was invited by UNESCO to attend a human rights conference in Kigali. I knew very little about this beautiful country. First, I knew that in 1994 there was a Genocide where about one million souls perished and secondly, I knew that there was an “innovative leader”...

EDITORIAL: Transform Africa Summit opens doors for smart youth

Kigali is hosting the Transform Africa Summit once again. This time the focus is on “Smart Cities”; how does Africa confront the ever growing urban migration intelligently?

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Editorial cartoon

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A new affordable housing fund that could enable persons earning between Rwf300,000 and Rwf700,000 in monthly wages to buy a house is due to start in July.

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Upholding Road Safety Practices

As Rwanda National Police marks its 17th anniversary under the flagship of the annual “Police Week”, its Traffic and Road Safety Department has dedicated time during the month-long community development and human security activities, to roll out road safety awareness programmes to all road users; motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

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Why the curriculum should relate to life outside the class

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One question many students pose today is how relevant what they are studying is to the realities outside classroom.

Why schools should embrace play-based teaching approach

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Osama Ukwishatse, a Primary Five pupil at Remera Catholique II in Kigali says he finds the traditional system of learning exclusively on the chalk board hectic and boring. He thinks that interactive play-based learning is more enriching and produces better results.

Dos and don’ts in burns and scalds treatment

According to the World Health Organisation over 96 per cent of fatal fire-related burns occur in low- and middle-income countries. In addition to those who die, millions more are left with lifelong disabilities often with resulting stigma and rejection.

The fascinating health benefits of tree tomatoes

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Tamarillo or tree tomatoes, locally known as ‘ibinyomoro’ are fruits loved by people of all age groups. And while it is common to spot different types of juices in many restaurants, one can rarely miss a glass of ibinyomoro juice.