Deals signed at 2017 Transform Africa Summit

The ongoing Transform Africa 2017, due to close today in Kigali, has seen sealing of several deals in the technology sector. Among the pacts inked was between the Government of Rwanda and Inmarsat, a global mobile satellite communications firm, to launch a series of digital service initiatives across Kigali.

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‘Smart Rwanda’ initiative gets a boost from JICA

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The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has pledged more support to Rwanda’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector as the country moves toward a digital economy.

NAEB roots for more investors to boost Macadamia production

The National Agriculture Export Board (NAEB) has started a campaign to attract more investors into macadamia farming to help boost exports. This move is expected to help boost production of the crop and its export volumes.

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Hey pledges ‘a stronger squad’ ahead of AFCON qualifiers

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The national football team head coach, Antoine Hey, has vowed to assemble a stronger team before the forthcoming international competitions, beginning next month. Thirty-five players have been summoned for the second fitness test from May 24-25 at Amahoro National Stadium in Kigali.

APR take on REG in bid for playoffs spot

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APR will lock horns with table leaders Rwanda Energy Group (REG) in the national basketball league today evening at Amahoro Indoor Stadium, seeking a positive result to keep alive their chances of qualifying for the playoffs. The game starts at 8pm.

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Where to unwind after Transform Africa Summit

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As the Transform Africa Summit (TAS) comes to an end, we recommend some of the country’s most interesting places and activities-from cool bars to great eateries and historic monuments.

Preparations for Bob Marley anniversary celebrations in high gear

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It's 36 years since legendary reggae music icon Bob Marley died. The Jamaican singer, songwriter and guitarist achieved worldwide fame for the messages of peace, love and unity that he blended in his music.

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The roses and thorns in Rwanda’s budding poetry industry

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There is a poet in every one! The poetic instincts manifest in every one at some point in life. It could be that love poem you received or sent a loved one.

Mother’s Day: What values did you pick from mum?

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They say there’s nothing like a mother’s love. It knows no law, no grudge; it can even crush down remorselessly anything that stands in its path. A mother loves fiercely and worries only about bringing up her children

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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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Running the distance

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I have often been diagnosed with incurable stubbornness, but last year, I was almost cured by the Kigali Peace Marathon. It all began when I turned thirty and resolved to adopt a healthy lifestyle, which included getting back into the habit of running.

EDITORIAL: Degazette some green spaces for human leisure

Kigali’s fabled cleanliness is accentuated by serene green spaces. Truly beautiful greens and flowers that is well kempt. Of course, anyone living in the city should be proud of this.

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Editorial cartoon

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The internet is a resourceful tool that can improve and transform Africa’s education sector and contribute to economic transformation of African nations, a new study by the Internet Society indicates.

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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.