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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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Rwanda Cycling Cup: Uwizeye wins Farmers' Circuit race

Les Amis Sportifs’ top sprinter Jean Claude Uwizeye defied odds as he put on a strong performance to claim the second race of this year’s Rwanda Cycling Cup dubbed ‘Farmers’ Circuit’ that started from Kigali and ended in Nyagatare, Eastern Province, on Saturday.

Patriots overcome Espoir to keep title hopes alive

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Fifteen points from center Elie Kaje and a combined 26 points from point guards Aristide Mugabe and Cedar Sagamba saw reigning champions Patriots overcome former champions Espoir 68-62 in an epic basketball league game on Friday night at Amahoro Indoor Stadium.

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Ubumuntu Arts Festival inspires dialogue through global exchange

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“Joe Quintero (the other co-founder of B.R.I.D.G.E Theatre Project) and I were first introduced to Mashirika in the fall of 2012, when they performed their powerful production of Africa’s Hope in Los Angeles.

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.

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Mukama 'Sadu Vybz' on his passion for graphic design

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As an Art and Graphic Designer, Mukama S Damaur shares an intimate relationship with the local music industry. So much so that many people have actually come to believe he is a musician.

'Pikiwash' an ecofriendly way of cleaning motorcycles

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We did a survey at the beginning of the project, this showed us that it takes about 2-3 hours to wash a motorcycle, yet in that same time frame a motorcyclist could get their bike washed and be back on the road to make more money.

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?

Rwanda can now claim a place in the wildlife big league

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Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge just proved why long distance running should be renamed the Kenyan league with a terrific run that almost reduced the marathon time to under 2 hours! This is the same guy who holds the title of Olympic marathon champion.

BK's 50th anniversary vote of confidence in economy

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Rwanda’s largest commercial lender, Bank of Kigali celebrated 50 years since its incorporation at a colorful event that was graced by President Paul Kagame, Friday night, at the Convention centre; the milestone is a major vote of confidence in the stability of the country’s economy.

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SPECIAL GUARANTEE FUND:Insuring against wild animal damages, non-insured, non-identified vehicle accidents

In a bid to strengthen social protection, the Government of Rwanda has continued to put in place programs that ensure individuals and communities do not slip into lack due to unpredictable calamities. The Special Guarantee Fund (SGF) can be considered as one of social protection programs put in place to ensuring the rights and well-being of the citizens.

BDF trains SACCOs in Excel skills

A total of 30 Sacco District Deans from the 30 districts across the country have been trained in basic skills in excel application at Beau Sejour Hotel Remera Kigali, under the yauspices of Business Development Fund (BDF) with an aim of equipping Sacco staff members with skills they need to optimize their appreciation and application of data analysis tools during their day to day work.

How RUB has changed lives of visually impaired people in Rwanda

When visual impairment struck him at 19, Ismail Habufite, without a sense of sight, thought his life would be ruined and dreams shattered forever. That time, about eleven years ago, Habufite was an artisan making postal cards that he sold to earn a living. “I got sick and became totally visually impaired. That time I felt hopeless and could hardly imagine how my future would be. I thought I was going to be a burden to my family which was also poor,” he says.

UK sight charity helps 2 million Rwandans

Vision for a Nation Foundation has supported Rwanda to become the first developing country in the world to provide all its citizens with local access to affordable eye care as screenings reach two million this month.

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.