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Rwanda’s coffee export revenue rises to over Rwf2bn in March

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Rwanda’s coffee export revenues rose marginally in March to $2.4 million (about Rwf2.02 billion), up from $2.1 million (about Rwf1.77 billion) recorded during the same period in 2016, the National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB) monthly report indicates. This was despite a drop in coffee prices on international market to $2.36...

Tigo slashes local and international call rates

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Mutesi, a Nyabugogo-based businesswoman, has been finding it hard to communicate with her suppliers in the provinces, which has sometimes caused delays in the delivery of her merchandise. The Tigo Rwanda customer will, however, now find it easy to coordinate the delivery of her goods following the slashing of call...

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Monaco claim first title in 17 years with St Etienne win

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PARIS - Monaco claimed their first Ligue 1 title in 17 years with one game to spare when they beat St Etienne 2-0 at home on Wednesday to bring an end to Paris St Germain's four-year reign as champions.

Juventus win Coppa Italia to keep treble dream alive

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ROME - Juventus beat Lazio to win a third successive Italian Cup final as goals from Dani Alves and Leonardo Bonucci kept them on course for a treble this season with a 2-0 victory in the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday.

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British singer Joss Stone to perform in Kigali

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After postponing her concert in November last year, British soul artiste Joscelyn Eve Stoker, better known as Joss Stone is expected to perform in Kigali at the ‘Live and Unplugged’ concert at Kigali Marriott Hotel on June 1.

Ciney on her wedding, music career and possible ventures

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Aisha Uwimana, commonly known as Ciney is officially married. Ciney and her longtime partner, Ronald Tumusiime made their relationship official in a colourful civil marriage.

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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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[VIDEO]: What we need to address the plight of midwives

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Stories about midwives usually invoke bad memories for many that have been in the labour ward. But there is also another side of midwives that we rarely get to know. It is a story that brings a smile on expecting mothers. Take for example, the story of Ruth, a mother...

Ms Geek Africa winner on her project and future plans

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This year, Girls in ICT Rwanda in partnership with Smart Africa secretariat expanded the competition to all its member states to crown the first ever Ms. Geek Africa.

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How well has the Fairtrade movement done?

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Today, in London, like in many other parts of the West, if you want to top up on polyphenolic antioxidants or simply add some Vitamin C in your body, Fairtrade products such as fresh coffee and fresh bananas are some of the products widely available on the market to cater...

EDITORIAL: Africa should fast track green cover restoration

Investing in forest and landscape restoration as well as ensuring their sustainability will improve livelihoods of African people. The call was made by experts during a two-day Forest and Landscape Investment Forum in Kigali on Tuesday. The experts called for investments to make green cover of more than 100 million...

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Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) on Wednesday imposed a Rwf7 billion fine on MTN Rwanda Ltd over what the regulator said was non-compliance with licensing obligations by the latter, according to a statement.

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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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EDUCATION: Dealing with gifted students in the class

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Abdulkarim Mugisha, now in senior three at Riviera High School, Kigali, was the best pupil countrywide when he sat his primary exams in 2014. Even after joining high school, he continued to come top in class and was always ahead of his fellow students and sometimes the teachers.

English teachers discuss new methodologies

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Teachers from across Africa and beyond, last week met in Kigali to deliberate on ways to improve teaching of English. The meeting brought together over 300 participants from Africa, Middle East, the USA as well as from the UK.

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.