235 dead, scores injured in Egypt bomb attack

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At least 235 people have been killed after suspected militants set off a suicide bomb and opened fire at a mosque in Egypt's restive northern Sinai province. The attack on...

Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe's president

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Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as president of Zimbabwe, becoming the country’s second leader since independence from white minority rule in 1980.

Oscar Pistorius murder sentence increased to 13 years

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A high court in South Africa increased Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence Friday to 13 years and five months for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

PHOTO STORY: Kagame meets Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

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President Kagame with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, yesterday.

Penal Code review: MPs settle important question on abortion

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Legislators, government officials and other stakeholders yesterday agreed to add a clause that provides for a lengthy prison term in the proposed Penal Code to punish anyone who performs an...

BuildExpo: Push for innovative solutions in construction sector

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While the construction sector continues to be one of the main contributors of the economic growth in the country as well in other parts of the continent, players in the...

AfDB moves to support Africa’s aviation sector

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The AfDB is primed to launch a new framework to support the revitalisation of the continent’s aviation sector. In a statement, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, the AfDB president, said the bank...

Police hold all-out road safety drive

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The road safety campaign Police launched a fortnight ago continued, yesterday, with the Force leadership, commissioners and senior officers taking to the streets and highways to preach road safety.

Embrace technology for efficiency in health sector, young medics told

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Health professionals have underlined the role of technology in promoting better service delivery in the sector. This was echoed during the seventh World Health Students’ Symposium that opened in Kigali...

SPONSORED: Early treatment helping HIV positive people to live longer, healthier lives

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Kagaju hurries to join a group of young ladies sitting in a circle. It is evident that members of the group are eager to start their meeting. One can hardly...

Minister: Rwanda targets sufficient, affordable energy

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Rwanda is on a strong growth path to success but has ambitions to achieve even more, especially in having sufficient, reliable and affordable energy, an official has said.

New programme to eliminate gender gaps in private sector

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The Private Sector Federation (PSF), Gender Monitoring Office and One UN Rwanda have launched a programme that seeks to eliminate gender gaps in the private sector.

Consider safety first, Police tells taxi moto operators

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The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIP) in charge of Operations, Dan Munyuza, has appealed to motorcyclists to value their lives, prioritise their safety and desist from reckless dangerous on...

New report calls for urgent action on lighting up homes

A latest report has indicated that the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs) are falling far behind the rest of the developing world in terms of getting power to homes...

New report calls for urgent action on lighting up homes

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A latest report has indicated that the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs) are falling far behind the rest of the developing world in terms of getting power to homes...

SPONSORED: Getting households access to clean water and sanitation services

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It is early morning and as we rush to find a motorcycle to get to town in time for our early morning meeting, I can see there is a lot...

Former Presidential candidate slams Mwenedata for cheap politics

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Philippe Mpayimana, one of the contestants in the Presidential elections held in August this year, has criticized individuals who get into politics without any constructive agenda. Mpayimana was reacting to...

Legislators and UN agencies join efforts to eliminate hunger

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Regional legislators and experts from UN agencies have called for strong collaboration between governments, private sector, civil society and legislature in fighting hunger and malnutrition so as “to reduce its...

Lack of private sector involvement ‘hindering climate change adaptation’

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Low level of private sector investment in climate adaptation projects continues to dog the implementation of measures to mitigate the climate change impact despite good policies in place plus untapped...

Rwanda open to host over 30,000 African immigrants from Libya

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Rwanda could host up to 30,000 African immigrants currently stuck in Libya where they are exposed to all forms of abuse, including being sold openly in slave markets in the...

We can do more to improve justice – CJ Rugege

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Local and regional courts have been called on to use the available limited resources to achieve best possible results in receiving, processing and disposing of court cases.

Penal Code review: Provision on mercy killing ignites debate

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Should family members of a terminally ill patient who is going through a lot of pain have a right to end the patient’s life? Should it only be legal if...

Ex-Miss France lives her passion to improve child rights in Rwanda

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Miss France 2000 and founder of Maisha Africa Association, Sonia Rolland Uwitonze, is helping Gisimba Memorial Centre, a former orphanage in Nyamirambo Sector, Nyarugenge District, continue its initial mission of...

Regional civil society roots for labour-intensive FDIs

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Members of civil society organisations from the region have called for Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) that truly create the badly needed jobs and meaningfully contribute to development.