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Conference to rally youth to use ICTs in fight against hunger

African countries are looking for ways to engage the youth to participate in farming by using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) as they bid to boost job opportunities and strengthening efforts against hunger. From August 20 to 21, 2018, Rwanda will host a conference themed “...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:26pm

Youth urged to participate in parliamentary polls

Government officials have called upon the youth to participate in the parliamentary elections which are due next month. The officials made the call on Saturday during the national celebration for the International Youth Day in Mwili Sector, Kayonza District “Youth constitute 60 per cent of...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 11:30am

How new property tax law will affect you

The Government has raised taxes on land. The new prices are contained in the new bill determining the sources of revenue and property of decentralised entities. According to the draft law, which was passed by Parliament on August 2, the tax rate on a parcel of land varies between zero and Rwf300...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 11:12am

Leaders sign Imihigo today

Local and central government leaders will today sign new performance contracts, best known as Imihigo, with the Head of State. The signing of the 2018/19 performance contracts will be combined with the presentation of an appraisal report from last year’s performance contracts. The 2017/18...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 11:05am

FEATURED: Expo 2018 its time to own your own sleek model of TECNO SPARK 2;Queen Cha

It was fun and merry at the Expo 2018 and the crowd cheered as Mugemana Yvonne A.K.A Queen Cha who is one of the re-known musicians in Rwanda and the brand ambassador of TECNO SPARK 2 performed live at theTECNO stand over the weekend. ( Saturday)  After performing some of her best songs like...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 9:17am

We should have done more in oversight – Mukabalisa

She will go down in history as the speaker of one of the most female-dominated parliaments in the world. At 64 per cent, this record may remain unbroken for a while. She also presided over a parliament that passed 315 laws, including the reviewed Penal code and the Constitution. With Chamber of...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:24am

Youth turn to self-help projects to wean themselves off drug addiction

At the roadside linking Rwezamenyo to Kimisagara separating Rwezamenyo and Gitega sectors of Nyarugenge District, we notice a group of about fifteen young men all in their mid-twenties in a beehive of woodwork related activities. As we approach, two of them, dressed in navy blue workshop dust...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:16am

Regional coffee players target domestic market

Regional coffee growers, exporters and sector policy makers are turning their focus to domestic consumption, a move they say is intended to cushion them against fluctuations on the international market, which sometimes adversely affects their incomes. They were speaking Friday at the official...

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 11:17am

Tour du Rwanda: Police warns of traffic interruption as final race comes to Kigali

Unlike all previous editions, this year’s Tour du Rwanda final race to be conducted around Kigali, will be flagged from the familiar start at Amahoro National Stadium and finish at Kigali Stadium in Nyamirambo. The final race will be held today, after which the winner of the 2018...

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 1:48am

Parties, independents gear up for campaigns that start Monday

All political parties contesting for parliamentary seats in the elections slated for next month have said they are ready to kick-start campaigns on Monday. Parties and independent candidates will canvass for support from the electorate up to September 1, according to the calendar by the...

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 1:22am

Climate change could spell disaster for coffee production in Africa – experts

The increasingly unpredictable weather patterns caused by climate change pose a serious threat to coffee production in Africa, experts said here Friday. Higher temperatures and long spells of droughts followed by intense rainfall due to disastrous effects of climate change are negatively...

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 1:15am

Aviation traffic to Rwanda to hit the one million mark

The number of people visiting or transiting through Rwandan airports is set to increase to over one million this fiscal year, according to projections from the Ministry of Infrastructure and affiliated institutions. According to figures presented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of...

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 1:09am

Civil registration is an obligation and right of every Rwandan – Mukabaramba

Communities and local authorities around the country should consider the civil registration process as a serious tool in fast-tracking the country’s development as it helps the government to plan for its citizens accordingly. The observation was made on Friday in Burera District by the...

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 12:25am

Over 400 university students in cyber security competition

As part of the implementation of National Cyber Security Capacity Building Program and responding to the identified skills gap, a workshop dubbed CyberStars was held in Kigali, where over 400 students engaged in a competition to come up with different solutions to bolster cyber security...

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 12:17am

China’s language and cultural centers are growing faster across Africa

Government-funded public institutes teaching Chinese language and culture are popping up across the globe as part of a stated push to improve the country’s cultural influence with a focus on “soft power“. Since 2004 the number of Confucius Institutes in Africa has jumped...

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 12:05am

Pakistan is getting its first lawmaker of African descent

For the first time ever, Sidis – a minority group of Pakistanis and Indians of African origin – will be represented in Pakistan’s legislature. Tanzeela Qambrani, a 39-year old Sidi, has been nominated to a seat reserved for women in a regional parliament in southern Sindh....

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 12:04am

The Taj Mahal is wasting away, and it may soon hit the point of no return

The saying goes that the Taj Mahal is pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening, and golden when the moon shines. Though this may once have been true for the famously pristine marble monument, a mixture of pollution and poor management has now burdened the Taj with a 24-hour layer of...

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 12:01am

FEATURED: Equity bank providing users with an easy, comprehensive, and secure banking experience with eazzybanking suite of products

Rwandans attending the 2018 expo are experiencing a range of digital solutions from Equity Bank that are easy, comprehensive, secure and unforgettable banking experience. Visiting the Equity bank stand at the expo ground, one can easily judge by the activity around the stand and it is evident that...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 8:34pm

Is Africa ready for nuclear energy?

Years back, nuclear energy was a fancy option limited to the industrialized world. In due course, nuclear could be an energy source for much of Africa, where only South Africa currently has a nuclear power plant. Governments across the continent are devising development policies to become middle-...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 5:07pm

Five things that the Third Chamber of Deputies will be remembered for

The Third Chamber of Deputies was dissolved on Thursday as Rwandans prepare for parliamentary elections due September 2-4. The outgoing Lower House distinguished itself in many ways, ranging from actively seeking accountability for mismanagement of public funds and citizen outreach and engagement,...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 1:28am