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Collective investment scheme as a strategy for lower cost investments

Collective investment schemes invest in a broad range of securities, sometimes at lower cost due to negotiation skills and size of the investable funds.

Understanding the concept of facilities management

On my first visit to Rwanda about two years ago, I was impressed by what I saw of the City of Kigali considering the sad events of 23 years ago. I observed an infrastructural development programme that has clearly elevated the status of the city and indeed the country.

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FIFA orders Bafana-Senegal qualifier to be replayed

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CAPE TOWN - FIFA has ordered the World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal, played in November 2016, to be replayed after the referee was banned for life.

Federer's U.S. Open quest ended by big-hearted Del Potro

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NEW YORK - Roger Federer’s hopes of claiming a record-extending 20th grand slam title ended on Wednesday when he was beaten 7-5 3-6 7-6(8) 6-4 by Juan Martin del Potro in a thrilling U.S. Open quarter-final.

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What next for Meddy after a memorable homecoming?

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After a memorable homecoming concert at the Mutzig beerfest in Nyamata last weekend, Meddy, born Médard Jobert Ngabo, did not jet back to the U.S, where he is based. Instead, the Ntawamusimbura hit maker intends to stage more concerts that will see him traverse all the far corners of the...

Kigali to host regional gospel conference

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Gospel artistes from within the region are set to participate in the 'Overflow Africa Worship Conference' in Kigali. The three–day event will run from September 10-12 at Christian Life Assembly Church in Nyarutarama.

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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.

How a former street vendor charted a rags to riches journey

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Anastasia Abambuzimana is the true definition of persistence. Neither fate, nor circumstances linked to her humble background, could stop her from achieving her dream.

KWEZI AND I: Celebrating small milestones

If you know me well, then you must know how I believe that I know many things. In fact, I sometimes even secretly think that I know everything, which is why you can understand my surprise when it took a toddler to prove to me that I am delusional.

Harnessing the Pan-African diaspora dividend is critical

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Since her establishment, the African Union aims at building a cohesive, integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by her citizens and representing a dynamic force in the world.

Editorial: Modern branding can make local products competitive

Most manufacturing plants, however big or small, tend to operate from urban centres where infrastructure and markets are more accessible.

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Driver’s License exams in Rwanda have often been synonymous with long queues, numerous hours of waiting and a high probability of failure.

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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.

Policy: Should husband and wife teach in the same school?

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At École Privée Marie Auxiliatrice in Kigali, the school has a couple working as teachers, and according to Sister Elizabeth Furaha, the head teacher, the couple is delivering effectively to students and so far they haven’t registered any issues with them.

Circumstances for exemption from criminal liability

Crime is wrong and as such, it is punishable by law. However, there are circumstances under which a person who has committed crime is exempted from punishment. One such circumstance, according to Article 103 of the Penal Code of Rwanda, is when a person commits an offense by force or...

Story Corner: Love and care like Mother Teresa

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From Homes to Sunday schools, children often are reminded and enlightened about a humble woman who was selfless, generous and cared more for the poor and needy than herself. Teachers, pastors and mentors always encourage children to follow her example and practice compassion.

SDG 3: Good health and well-being

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Goal number 3 means making sure everyone is healthy and lives a long life without getting sick. This means we have to get rid of sicknesses like malaria and HIV. It also means we should have good behaviour to stay healthy – like going to the doctor when you’re sick,...