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How Girinka programme has improved dairy sector in Gicumbi district

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Gervais Uzabakiriho, a dairy farmer in Gicumbi District, inspects his cattle with a look of contentment. The top milk producer in the district is a beneficiary of the Girinka programme. He uses modern animal husbandry practices to ensure high milk production. However, Uzabakiriho was one of the poor people in...

Local bourse records low activity on first trading day of 2018

The Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) recorded a total turnover of Rwf251,700 on the equity market during the first trading session of the year. On the bond market, Rwf2 million worth of bonds was traded in one deal during the session.

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Manchester City top financial firepower list

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LONDON - Premier League leaders Manchester City have more financial muscle than any other club in world football, according to a study that sees English clubs dominate the top 10.

Kenya betting firm pulls sports sponsorship over tax row

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NAIROBI - A Kenyan online sports betting firm has cancelled 600 million shillings (4.27 million pounds) in direct annual sponsorship for the country’s main football league and other sports, after the government hiked taxes for such firms by more than four times.

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Ghanaian singer on his first impression of Kigali city

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Ghanaian rapper Magnom, born, Joseph Bulley and Lord Barnes known by his stage name as DJ Lord thrilled their fans during the Roc NYC Celebrations that were hosted by Rock Events on New Year’s Eve at Kigali Serena Hotel.

PHOTOS: Ali Kiba, Sheebah rock Kigali at East African Party

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It was a night of fun and excitement as Tanzanian bongo flavour star Ali Kiba and ‘dancehall queen’ Sheebah Karungi mesmerised revellers at the 10th edition of East African Party held at Amahoro Stadium Parking, Kigali on Monday.

KWEZI AND I...The homecoming queen

Most parents have cute nicknames that they use to refer to their children, and in the last almost three years, I don’t remember using the ‘princess’ endearment to refer to Kwezi. Don’t get me wrong, the girl has a number of cute names that I use when I am referring...

Mukurarinda on his plans to safeguard Rwandan music

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A lawyer, singer, and songwriter, Alain Mukurarinda does not strike as someone passionate about music especially when he is in court wearing lawyer gowns prosecuting cases.

A glimmer of hope for Rwandan domestic workers

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After dropping out of school in primary six, 18-year-old Assoumpta Tuyikunde struggled to find means of survival. With her limited skills, the options were close to zero and she ended up as a housemaid.

Women need to unlearn every patriarchal lie, says Irakoze

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As far as dreams go, Judicaelle Irakoze hopes that every woman discovers her potential. The 23-year-old runs ‘Abigaelle Closet’, a fashion house that is also used as a platform to empower women, and she has also set up a number of other organisations advocating for women and the youth to...

Why low inflation is no surprise

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The fact that inflation has remained stubbornly low across the global North has come as a surprise to many economic observers. In September, the always sharp and thoughtful Nouriel Roubini of New York University attributed this trend to positive shocks to aggregate supply – meaning the supply of certain goods...

EDITORIAL: Survivors should continue pinning genocidaires on their heinous acts

A Civil Society Organisation, Collectif des Parties Civiles pour le Rwanda (CPCR), has filed to the French judiciary yet another petition to have a Genocide fugitive on French soil brought to account for the crimes he committed in Rwanda almost 24 years ago.

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Editorial Cartoon

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Police in Gatsibo District are holding a woman who attempted to traffic banned drugs using her baby as cover. She was arrested following a tip-off from the driver of the public taxi she was travelling in.

PWDs inclusion in VUP improves as advocacy interventions intensify

Findings from the assessment from the qualitative study conducted on the inclusion of people with disabilities in Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP) suggest that more efforts are needed from different social protection umbrellas including Non-Governmental Organizations, government agencies and civil society, ensure people with disabilities benefit from different government programmes, especially VUP.

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.

Education sector in 2018: Stakeholders outline expectations

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At the start of every New Year, people have a lot of expectations for better outcomes across sectors. Education being a pivotal sector in shaping the country’s development agenda requires priority and better strategies and reforms to deliver on this noble goal.

Why learners should set personal goals

The holiday is a few weeks to the close and most students have already started preparing to go back to school for the first term. The new academic year means that most of them will be moving to the next class, depending on the curriculum at their school.

Radisson Blu Hotel brings Christmas to former street kids

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To spread the holiday cheer, Radisson Blu Hotel last week hosted a luncheon for over 120 children from Centre Cyprien et Daphrose Rugamba, Mai Childhood Academy popularly known as ‘Kwa Gisimba’ orphanage and Nyamirambo Women Centre.

New Year must-have goals for every student

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The New Year is a great time to reflect on the changes you want to or need to make. As a student look at ways to improve yourself, set goals and work hard towards achieving them.