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How Shirimpumu used a salary loan to become a model farmer, employer

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It’s 11am and Jean Claude Shirimpumu is inspecting his piggery project in Kageyo sector, Gicumbi District in Northern Province. The farmer can be seen stroking a sow as he feeds it.

Grain sector players move to ease maize shortages as demand shoots up

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Rwanda had a good harvest for both grains and cereals last season, which attracted huge demand from regional buyers. This has benefitted farmers in terms of better revenues earned, but has also created big grain shortages on the local market and pushed up prices of beans and maize, according to...

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Rwanda women win gold; qualify for Beach V-ball World Championships

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It was a dream come true for Rwanda’s beach volleyball players Denyse Mutatsimpundu and Charlotte Nzayisenga after they overcame Moroccan opponents to win gold medal at the 2017 CAVB Beach Volleyball Cup in Maputo, Mozambique, on Sunday evening.

Myasiro gears up for Kigali International Peace Marathon

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With five days left to this year’s edition of Kigali International Peace Marathon, Rwanda’s Jean Marie Vianney Myasiro is set to impress in his second appearance at the annual event taking place on Sunday.

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Rwandan filmmaker nominated for AMA Awards 2017

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Clementine Dusabejambo’s film A Place for Myself has been nominated for this year’s Africa Movie Academy Awards slated for June 18 in Nigeria. The nomination was done on Sunday, May 14, at the Kigali Convention Centre (KCC) ahead of the official nomination gala, which will be held at the same...

[VIDEO]: American actor Morgan Freeman pays homage to Genocide victims

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US actor and film maker Morgan Freeman on Monday visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial to learn about the Genocide against the Tutsi and Rwanda’s reconstruction efforts over the last twenty-three years.

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Ashimwe defies odds to shine at Kigali Vibrates with Poetry

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On the evening of Saturday April 29th, Ange Theonastine Ashimwe made her maiden appearance on a poetry stage. The occasion was the 7th edition of the monthly poetry forum, Kigali Vibrates with Poetry.

Dybdal on improving fitness in Rwanda

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Dennis Dybdal is one of the founders and the Managing Director of Waka Fitness. He is also the brains behind the recent Waka Warrior Race, a fitness race which involves participants overcoming a number of obstacles from piles of tires, high walls, a stream of water, mud puddles, soapy tarpaulins,...

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[PHOTOS]: Mother’s Day observed with call to scale up nutrition

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Mothers have been urged to take care of their children’s nutrition as well as their own so as to make sure that children grow up in good health. The call was made by experts during mother’s day celebrations in Kigali organised by Africa Improved Foods, a manufacturer of nutritious foods...

[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.

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Even 'dull' things like development need smart branding

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In the last two weeks, Kigali was host to three important events that seek to shape Africa's future and its place in the world. The first was a retreat of the Peace and Security Commission (PSC) of the African Union. Looking at the seemingly intractable conflicts in parts of Africa,...

Preserving our dignity and achievements

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"Political will must be present if any government wants to make a difference in its citizens' lives" My 92-year old grandmother has been hospitalized and was on oxygen for the last three months, due to chest infection. Recently, when we asked for her hospital bills at the University Teaching Hospital...

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Editorial cartoon

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The cost of commodities is rising much faster than the salaries.

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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.

Appendicitis; early detection prevents bigger complications

The appendix is a long, thin pouch that is shaped like a finger. It hangs down from the large intestine. The appendix is of an unclear function in humans, and is an organ associated more with negative importance than positive

Is the food you pack for your child healthy?

As a daily routine, most parents usually pack food and snacks for their children before they leave for school. This food is eaten by children during their break time or as lunch.