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How Bisanana turned his love for farming into a bankable venture

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By the time Innocent Bisanana completed high school, he had a vision that drove his ambition to become self-reliant. Unlike most high school leavers, the youth did not limit go around searching for jobs in big companies: Bisanana wanted to be self-employed as part of his vision toward financial independence.

Local company, South African firm ink deal to boost tourism

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Efforts to promote Rwanda as a conference hub have been boosted by the signing of a partnership deal between local tour firm and one of South Africa’s leading events organisers.

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Belgium become first European side to qualify for World Cup

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Belgium became the first European team to qualify for next year’s World Cup when a Romelu Lukaku header gave them a 2-1 win away to Greece on Sunday with the goals coming in a five-minute second-half spell.

Sharapova, ousted; Venus, Anderson through at U. S Open

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Maria Sharapova's Grand Slam return after a 15-month doping ban ended on Sunday with a fourth-round defeat at the US Open but the former world No 1 considered it a major step in her comeback.

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[PHOTOS] Meddy proves his worth at Mutzig Beer Fest

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It was more of beer and less of musical performances at the Mutzig Beer Fest on Saturday. The beer aside, the prospect of watching singer Meddy Ngabo after so many years abroad was the other highlight of the festival on Saturday.

Nzeyimana, Mugabo named among 100 most influential young Africans

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Rwandan entrepreneurs Jean Bosco Nzeyimana and Sonia Mugabo have been named among the 100 most Influential Young Africans in 2017.

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Oasis of Peace: Giving Burundian refugees new lease of life

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In 1993, at a time when the number of orphans was steadily increasing in Burundi due to the civil war, the then 24 year old Marguerite Barankitse started an NGO Maison Shalom, which means 'house of peace', and REMA Hospital that has been providing love and stability to children whose...

Sandra Idossou on customer service and technology

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Sandra Idossou is the Managing Director of SHEI and ENZ consulting firm, which specialises in customer service, sales and marketing training and the CEO of The Service Magazine. She is passionately committed to helping companies and organizations to improve their customer centricity.

Legendary Kamaliza; 23 years later, her legacy lives on

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It’s been 23 years since over one million people lost their lives in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The effects of the tragedy still ripple through the daily lives of those who survived.

Why 20-year-old Ishimwe won the 'Queen's Young Leaders' award

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This year, 20-year-old Yvette Ishimwe was one of the two lucky winners from Rwanda selected to receive the ‘Queen’s Young Leaders’ award at Buckingham Palace, London.

President Kagame’s re-election – a perspective from the Global North

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As a British national, and as a result also a resident of the global north, it may not surprise readers to know that much of what is written in the British and American press tends to report on Rwanda, as it does relating to most of Africa, in a very...

Why conservation of mountain gorillas’ habitat is a win-win

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Last Friday, I was so excited to attend for the very first time, the annual gorillas naming ceremony, Kwita Izina that was held in Kinigi Sector, Musanze District. It was the 13th edition of the ceremony, held on a sunny day. The mood was stunning and ecstatic.

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Editorial Cartoon

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FIFA has directed the local football governing body (FERWAFA) to call off elections for new federation president citing some irregularities.

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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.

Fresh graduates: How to survive in the job market

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Last week, University of Rwanda held its 4th graduation ceremony which saw a total of 8,366 students conferred with degrees in different programmes.

Quitting comes down to your individual decision

Breaking the habit of smoking requires some difficult tactics because of the addiction to nicotine which is one of the chemicals found in cigarettes.

SDG

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Each week, we will show you one of the SDGs. Try to think about what each goal means and why it is important. Tell us what you think, and you could even win a prize!

Interview: Children on the key traits of a successful learner

Where there is passion, there is an extraordinary learner. I have no doubt that a smart leaner is one who is passionate about his/her studies, eager to learn and keen on engaging in new productive activities.