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US firm unveils Rwf168.6 billion agro-equipment leasing initiative

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Rwanda’s push toward modern farming methods and agriculture mechanisation is set to receive a timely boost after US-based firm, Nationwide Group International, unveiled a new agro-equipment leasing product. The firm plans to provide agriculture equipment worth $200 million (about Rwf168.6 billion in the short to medium-term “to help local farmers...

How cyber security can become the 'immune system' of your firm's digital transformation

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Digital technologies like the Internet of Things will add $14 trillion to the world’s 20 largest economies by 2030. That’s one fifth of the current world GDP.

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Higuain rises to occasion with brace in Juve win in Monaco

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MONACO - Gonzalo Higuain rose to the big occasion with his two goals against AS Monaco on Wednesday -- something critics say the Juventus has forward often failed to do.

Team for African Boxing Championships named

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Rwanda Boxing Amature Association (RABA) has named the final team of boxers and their reserves to represent Rwanda at the 2017 African Boxing Championships scheduled from May 27 to June 4 in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.

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Giramata on her budding career as a poet

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Inès Giramata is a young and talented Rwandan poet. The Development Economics and Gender Policy student at DePauw University in United States is also a blogger. During a recent interview with The New Times, she talked about a range of things from her background to her love for poetry.

Yvonne Chaka Chaka in town

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Yvonne Chaka Chaka, fondly referred to as the ‘Princess of Africa’, arrived in Rwanda where she is due to attend the 37th Board meeting of the Global Fund that opens in Kigali today. The two-day meeting will attract hundreds of delegates from around the world.

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VIDEO: Spoken word remembers Genocide victims

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The opening stanza of Sammy Asiimwe’s poem perfectly captures the mood of its title, Ode to Motherland.

My rasta friends

I’m sick and tired of people begging me to write loosely about Rastafarians, so here it is. Rastas rarely ply the same route twice, save for when they’ve got no other option at hand. When a rasta goes to the neighborhood boutique for Ibinyomoro or cucumber, he will return to...

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How to deal with sexual harassment in the workplace

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As a fresh graduate with no work experience, 26-year-old Naira Mutesi found herself between a rock and a hard place. She vividly recalls the torment she endured when she was hired at a private company a few years back.

ASK THE DOCTOR: Why can’t I feel my baby kick?

Dear Doctor, I’m soon ending my second trimester of pregnancy and so far everything has been going well. However, I haven’t yet felt my baby kick. I am due for a scan soon but I’m worried. Is this normal?

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Women in the green economy

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In Ghana, a group of enterprising women and young people is building bicycles out of an unlikely material: bamboo. Ten farmers grow the bamboo, and 25 builders craft it into environmentally friendly bikes that can be used on Ghana’s bumpy roads or exported overseas. Bernice Dapaah, the founder and CEO...

EDITORIAL: We can do more to spur domestic tourism

On Tuesday morning, Rwanda received 10 Eastern Black Rhinoceros from South Africa. The development is yet another milestone for the tourism sector, one of the country’s top foreign exchange earners.

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Rwanda officially has the big five game animals following the arrival of 10 rhinos from South Africa Tuesday morning.

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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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Are schools ready to implement digital education?

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The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education policy that was approved on April 27, 2016 emphasises the need to equip learners with the necessary tools to fully embrace digital learning.

Rwandan student scoops Cambridge Outstanding Learners Award

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Bruce Gashirabakye, a student at Nu-Vision High School has won the Outstanding Learners Award in the Cambridge International Examinations, one of the world’s most prestigious academic awards.

Skin care: Knowing the right pH balance

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Glowing skin is what everybody wants. Skin that is free from other indications of possible systemic imbalance is considered healthy and attractive. As we get older, disruptive factors such as stress, pollution, or toxins affect our skin, Dr Francoise Gahongayire, a dermatologist at King Faisal Hospital, explains.

How to control diabetes

Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both.