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Kenya plans to export its first oil next month

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Nairobi – Kenya plans to export its first oil in June, but analysts say the test phase faces major challenges and appears motivated primarily by political considerations just months ahead of elections.

Local producers, SMEs tipped on market penetration and export growth strategies

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Local industrialists and small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) have been urged to take advantage of the forthcoming annual Rwanda International Trade Fair (RITF) to network and forge strategic partnerships that will help them enter new markets to improve the country’s exports.

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How Kantore became APR’s female basketball star

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In most African countries, especially in the Sub-Saharan Africa, female basketball is undeniably lagging behind. It is actually rare to find countries with active women leagues in this particular sport.

Sports federations urged to emulate cycling body

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Rwanda National Olympic and Sports Committee (RNOSC) president Ambassador Valens Munyabagisha has urged local sports federations and associations to emulate the cycling federation in order to achieve their long term objectives.

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Cultural activities to spice up Europe Day celebrations in Rwanda

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The European Union Mission in Rwanda has unveiled a host of activities to mark the first Europe Day celebrations in Rwanda. Europe Day is an annual celebration of peace and unity in Europe and around the world. It is marked every May 9.

What’s on this weekend?

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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.

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Inside the 'flying life' of an air hostess

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They are easy on the eye, have gorgeous smiles and an aura that leaves people agape long after they’ve passed by. It must be exciting to fly around the world and sleep in 5-star hotels and not pay a single coin for it. This is the luxurious life that an...

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.

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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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Fixing fixed-investment incentives

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LONDON – Back in February, I noted that the global economy at the end of 2016 was in a stronger cyclical position than most people had expected, given the political upheavals of the previous 12 months. That upward momentum carried through to the first quarter of 2017. According to the...

Stop insuring climate disaster

RIPTON, VERMONT – Last month, the United Kingdom enjoyed its first full day without the need for coal power since the Industrial Revolution began. That’s remarkable news – and a sign of the future to come as the country that began humanity’s centuries-long romance with burning black rocks is now...

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Rwanda Chess Federation (FERWADE) has supplied chess equipment to different schools within the City of Kigali as part of their plan to develop and promote the sport among students.

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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.