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Flower firm targets local market to increase revenue

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Rwanda’s flagship floriculture project, Bella Flowers, is looking to increase export earnings threefold on the back of increased acreage. Gopal Patil, the Bella Flowers farm manager and acting CEO, said the firm is targeting to produce an average of 100,000 stems of cut roses per day for the local and...

Tea exports rake in Rwf67bn during first 11 months of 2017

Rwanda's tea export receipts increased to $78.1 million (about Rwf67.2 billion) during the first 11 months of 2017, up from nearly $57.4 million (Rwf49.4 billion) during same period in 2016, the National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB) report indicates.

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Video Assistant Referee used for first time in English football as Brighton knock Crystal Palace out of FA Cup

English football saw the first use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in a competitive game as Brighton knocked Crystal Palace out of the FA Cup on Monday.

Brazil great Ronaldinho to retire, says brother

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SAO PAULO - Former Brazil and Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho, who won the World Cup, Champions League, Copa Libertadores and World Player of the Year award, is retiring from the game, his brother and agent Assis said on Tuesday.

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Rwandan artiste wins big at NAACP global awards

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US-based Rwandan singer and songwriter Somi on Sunday won an award at the 49th National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) NAACP Image Awards in the non-televised categories.

Behind the scenes at Miss Rwanda auditions

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After a flawless launch in Musanze District (Northern Province) on Saturday afternoon, the Miss Rwanda auditions proceeded to Rubavu, in the Western Province.

Meet Magaly Pearl, the new artist on the block

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2017 was a big break for her, as it was the year she chose to exploit her talent. It was the year she released two of her songs 'Nyemerera' and 'Hold me', which have received considerable airplay on the local airwaves.

2018 is a defining year for my music career - Asinah

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Asinah Erra, real name Asinah Mukasine, has been in the music industry for three years and has released a couple of songs like 'Do it', 'Mapenzi', 'Iz’Ubu', and 'Mapenzi' among others.

KWEZI AND I ... When is enough enough?

Technology, as it is commonly said, is a great thing. It has made life better in so many ways and for that we shall be forever grateful but on the other hand, it also continues to be a threat; destroy the one thing that is more important than anything; human...

Tuyishimire on life struggles as a dwarf

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Honorine Tuyishimire was born with dwarfism. Her childhood was about enduring the agony of being treated as ‘an outcast’ in society.

Gaining financial independence

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More often most people already know that they need to save to gain financial freedom but even in cases where we are able to save, we still find that gaining financial freedom remains a mirage. On the other hand, one may perpetually find excuses for not saving and leave with...

EDITORIAL: VW’s entry a turning point in the manufacturing industry

At a time when the World Bank is reviewing its Doing Business report for the last four years– amidst a lot of controversies – Rwanda’s continuous very good performance has attracted quite a number of foreign investors.

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German car manufacturer Volkswagen (VW) is expected to make public its highly anticipated plans for setting up an assembly plant in Rwanda this week.

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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.

Exam results: How best to deal with poor grades

The Primary Leaving Examination and O-Level results released last week indicated that, generally, most candidates performed well. And is the practice, people tend to encourage, praise and give all manner of tribute to the star performers.

350 refugee students receive vocational training

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Last Friday, 350 Congolese refugee students in Rwanda completed a six-week vocational training in permaculture, plumbing, electrical installation and hair dressing at Gitwe Adventist School, Ruhango District in Southern Province.

Talent: 11-year-old Upadhyay on her passion for music

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Divyanshi Upadhyay is a primary six pupil of Excella School in Kimironko, Gasabo District who has made a name for herself thanks to her passion for music. The 11-year-old started writing songs from the age of five.

Riddles to boost creative thinking

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Q. What goes up a chimney down, but doesn’t go down a chimney up? A. An umbrella.