Why would someone take own life?

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Rose Uwimana, 21, (not real name), who lives in Kigali, recently tried to take her own life. By God’s grace, Uwimana’s life was saved by residents who rushed her to the hospital where she was diagnosed with an intoxicated drink she had taken in an attempt to commit suicide.

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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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Manvir maintains lead, edges closer to ARC title

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After a thrilling first day of the 2017 Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally on Friday, action heads to Bugesera in Eastern Province today as drivers battle in five competitive super stages. The Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally is the 6th round of the Africa Rally Championship.

Rwanda eye 2nd win in Afrobasket

RWANDA will face hosts Tunisia on Saturday evening looking to make it two wins in a row in Group C at the ongoing African Basketball Championships. Rwanda registered the first win in the opening game against Equatorial Guinea on Friday.

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My250 Concert: All set for Tekno to rock Kigali tomorrow

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All is set for internationally acclaimed Hip hop and R&B superstar, Tekno Miles, born Augustine Miles Kelechi to rock Kigali.

Rwandan artistes nominated for Ugandan music awards

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Rwandan musical duo of Charly and Nina, and singer Jody Phibi, are among the nominees for the 2017 Uganda Entertainment Awards (UEA).

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Tracing the musicians whose star fizzled out

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They were once some of the biggest names on the local music industry. Many of them rose to fame through music groups, others had impressive solo careers, but somehow, their names are now long forgotten while others have disappeared without any trace.

What's on this weekend?

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? There’s always something going on in Kigali. Check out our guide for things to do this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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.

Innovating postal services in the digital age

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Rwanda’s national postal service – Iposita – will be marking 95 years this month since opening its doors in September 1922 in Kigali.

Ending the torture trade

BUENOS AIRES/BRUSSELS/ULAN BATOR – Shock belts, spiked batons, and electrified thumbscrews can serve no other purpose than to inflict pain on people. But despite the fact that torture is prohibited by international law, goods such as these are still produced and sold, finding their way to buyers around the globe.

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Editorial Cartoon

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Minister for Sports and Culture, Julienne Uwacu, officially flagged-off the 2017 Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally on Thursday afternoon at Kigali Convention Centre.

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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,...