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Students tipped on savings as university capital market competition is launched

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Small savings by individual citizens, including students and youth, are essential for the country to increase deposits that can be used to fund investment initiatives, Robert Mathu, the Capital Market Authority executive director, has said.

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...

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Rayon Sports coach ends self-imposed media blackout

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Rayon Sports head coach Djuma Masudi finally talked to the media for the first time since his return from suspension. Masudi addressed the media after his team had been crowned national football league champions for the 2016/17 season on Wednesday afternoon.

APR FC, AS Kigali in battle for second place

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Two days after losing the league title to archrivals Rayon Sports, APR FC will visit AS Kigali on Friday afternoon at Stade de Kigali hoping to win and continue their push for a second-place finish.

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What’s on this weekend?

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? There’s always something going on in Kigali. Check out our guide for things to this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Mani Martin in Afro media tour

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Afro-fusion singer Mani Martin is currently on an East African media tour to promote his latest album, Afro. The singer released the album late last year, and the video clip for Afro, the title track, immediately went viral on YouTube. The album has 15 songs, including; Rubanda, Umumararungu, Ndota, Africa,...

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Is the family institution on its deathbed?

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It is defined as the basic and smallest unit of society. Every person wants to belong to this unit. In fact, how one is raised within this unit largely determines whether they will be responsible adults or not.

WORD HAS IT...

*Has MC Tino been pushed out of Guma Guma?* *Radio and Weasel to shoot video with Tanzania’s Vanessa Mdee* *Did Christopher ‘swallow’ his words?* *Kundwa’s nose ring causes social media storm * *Is there bad blood between ‘Charly and Nina’ and their management?*

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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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Smart city concepts and tools: A case of Rwanda and Kigali

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Rwanda recently hosted the third Transform Africa Summit on 10th- 12th May 2017 under the theme ‘Smart City- Fast Forward’. The focus was on developing smart cities aiming at leveraging technological solutions towards improved efficiency of the continent’s cities.

EDITORIAL: Youth in agribusiness must make the most of new partnership

A new five-year partnership agreement between Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) and Ghanaian African Agribusiness Incubation Network (AAIN) was on Wednesday signed to support youth in agribusiness. The signing ceremony alone helped open the minds of many youths to some of the cardinal rules in entrepreneurship: setting out with...

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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.