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    6.4 magnitude quake rocks Taiwan, at least 5 dead

    A series of earthquakes is rocking Taiwan, leaving at least five people dead and more than 100 injured, according to The Associated Press, which cites Taiwan's premier, William Lai.

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    Lawmakers to summon trade, agric ministers

    Members of the Lower House of Parliament yesterday agreed to summon officials at the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM) and the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI) to explain the challenges around lack of proper markets for...

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    Could golf be the new tourism frontier for Rwanda?

    The country’s only golf facility, the Kigali Golf Club, is the youngest in the East African region, and one of the youngest in the world. Established 30 years ago, it is still work in progress in...

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    Rwf3.5 billion environment conservation project launched

    While forests provide 86 per cent of energy source for domestic cooking purposes and for factories such as those that process tea, government is seeking alternatives that will push its agenda for more environmental friendly alternatives.

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    Why teachers need constant motivation

    A teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others, once stated Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, a revolutionary and founder of the Republic of Turkey.

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Global aviation body urges govts to address infrastructure challenges

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged governments to urgently address the infrastructure challenges airlines face to secure the industry’s future. Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s director general and CEO, said there are worrying infrastructure gaps, which are increasing operational costs and, thus affecting the profitability of the sector.

PSF kicks off polls for new leaders tomorrow

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The Private Sector Federation (PSF) members countrywide will, starting from tomorrow, head to the polls to elect new leaders, officials have said. The organisation, which brings together business operators, will conduct the elections for chairmanship, vice-chair and secretary.

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Team Rwanda start preps ahead of Continental Road Championships

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The national cycling team riders have intensified preparations ahead of the African Continental Road Championships slated for February 13-18 in Rwanda.

REG coach urges players to eye treble

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Rwanda Energy Group (REG) basketball team head coach Cyrille Kalima has urged his players to stay focused and strive to win many more titles as the club roots for a treble this season.

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Inganzo Ngari to grace continental music festival

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Festival goers will have a taste of Rwanda’s traditional music at the annual Sauti za Busara festival in Stone Town, Zanzibar starting tomorrow. The festival will end on February 11.

Natty Dread to headline Bob Marley birthday concert

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This February marks 73 years since internationally acclaimed reggae music icon Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley was born. Marley was born on February 6, 1945 in Nine Mile, Jamaica. He passed away on May11, 1981.

Tusker Project Fame’s Mbabazi on redefining her music career

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Tusker Project Fame created a good platform for Rwandan contestant Phiona Mbabazi when she was evicted in the first weeks of the show back in 2013.

I worry too much

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a “worrier” and I feel like the older I’ve gotten, the more cautious I’ve become to the point that I now consider many things life-threatening where most people probably don’t even think twice about doing the same.

KWEZI AND I......: Building and appreciating relationships

I recently had a very strange conversation with someone. Strange is a word that I usually use loosely but in this particular case, the conversation was strange in the true sense of the word.

My family is fighting over my father’s will

My father died recently. I am devastated by his loss, but he had a wonderful, long life. Since he passed, our lives have been turned upside down in a way I never would have anticipated.

Moccasin Walk Exercise: Dealing with rape of young women in Kigali

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Towards the end of the year, we got entangled into a passionate Twitter discussion on rape and sexual assault. Emboldened by the #MeToo global movement, young Rwandan women came forward on social media and exposed their alleged rapists, for some, three years and beyond after the alleged rapes occurred.

Safeguarding rights of the people is in our own interest

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The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) was established by a General Assembly resolution in 2006. It is a unique process which involves periodic reviews of the human rights records of all UN Member States including our own Rwanda.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON

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All the seized substances were disposed of in the presence of residents, where Police and local leaders also took the opportunity to inform them on dangers of consuming the illicit drinks and criminal repercussions to distillers as well as their role in reporting distillers.

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Kasha launches

Kasha recently held their official launch at Inka Steakhouse, presenting a confidential and convenient way to access health and personal care products for women through technology.

Why teachers need constant motivation

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A teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others, once stated Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, a revolutionary and founder of the Republic of Turkey.

Optimism as Bugesera residents get new kindergarten block

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Parents in Kasebigege village in Nyamata sector, Bugesera District, have welcomed the newly-constructed nursery block saying it will help their kids attend pre-primary school near their homes.

Talent grooming: 11-year-old artist explains his love for art

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As early as P.3, Shema Kelly Kayumba started drawing because he wished to be a great artist. He says he took the initial lessons on how to draw from YouTube, and since, his drawing skills have improved tremendously.

Why I love being a leader at school

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Many children look at being a school prefect as a difficult task. However, personally I look at it as an opportunity to grow and gain several skills while still at school, and yes, it’s simple and fun doing.