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    PHOTOS: Rwanda starts campaign to promote domestic tourism

    Statistics show that only 20% of Rwandans have contributed to tourism revenues in the recent past, and now the government is calling on them to embrace domestic tourism to spur the sector. The call was made...

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    Region urged to expedite Anti-Counterfeit Law

    East African Community (EAC) member states should hasten the finalisation and enactment of the EAC Anti-Counterfeit Law in order to establish a regional framework to fight counterfeits, stakeholders have recommended.

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    AU Passport: Road to United States of Africa?

    One of the key highlights of the 27th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government, which held in Kigali, Rwanda in July 2016, was the launch of the African Union...

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    Meet Teddy Segore, Rwanda’s first certified drone pilot

    Teddy Segore is a happy young man; and lucky too. After completing his Electrical Engineering studies at the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) early last year, he joined CHARIS, the first locally owned Unmanned...

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    Over 2,400 dubiously distributed Girinka cows recovered

    The Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) says it has recovered 2,437 of the 5,141 Girinka cows that were irregularly distributed . Dr. Christine Kanyandekwe, Head of Animal Resources Department at the Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) said that...

How technology has eased life in the last 20 years

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How much can your lifestyle be transformed in two decades? 20 years ago, there was no social media, most people used office landlines to communicate, you couldn’t use your credit card to pay for a meal or buy groceries at a supermarket.

Korea committed to supporting modern agric in Rwanda, says KOICA official

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South Korea will continue partnering with the government in efforts aimed at improving the agriculture sector through modern farming methods.

UN official tips on SDGs

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require concerted efforts to achieve and bring about development in Rwanda and other nations of the world, the United Nations resident co-ordinator in Rwanda, Lamin M. Manneh, has said.

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Nsengimana vows to retain Tour du Rwanda title

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Tour du Rwanda reigning champion Jean Bosco Nsengimana is confident about his chances of defending his title when the 8th edition of the UCI-Africa Tour race slated for November 13 to 20.

Scotland 7s captain Wight on playing career and developing rugby in Rwanda

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It’s not often that Rwanda hosts rugby professionals, but Scott Wight, who captained the Scots to their first ever World Sevens Series title in London Sevens final at Twickenham in May, is in Rwanda on a six-day trip made possible by the East Lothian Council and Scottish Rugby to “lend...

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Lilian Mbabazi thrills fans at the Kigali Jazz junction

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Singer Lilian Mbabazi took it upon herself to light up full house at Kigali Serena Hotel as the second season of the Kigali Jazz Junction kicked off on Friday. The highly gifted former member of Blu3 defied the rain to put up a spirited performance, mesmerizing her fans and family...

Singer Mani Martin goes Afro

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The singer first dropped a hint about this new project during his surprise appearance at the monthly Kigali Jazz Junction at the Kigali Serena Hotel in May. It was the first time he was singing at the Jazz Junction, although he had attended previous editions as a fan.

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My physical disability has never been a burden, says elite athlete Muvunyi

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27 year old Hermas Muvunyi in 2013 became the first Rwandan to win gold in the 800m T-46 at the IPC-Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France, two years later he won another gold in the 400m T-46 at the All Africa Games in Brazzaville.

Big money has ruined football

Is anyone really surprised by the latest scandal to hit Football? English football to be exact? I’m not. I know we’re not supposed to judge a book by the cover but take a good look at Sam Allardyce who just got sacked from his managerial post, having served just two...

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The dos and don’ts of wearing lipstick

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It may seem simple to walk into a store, pick lipstick that looks appealing, and wear it. However, the task of wearing lipstick is a lot more complicated, and being clued-up can help you rock it.

Women can do what men can and sometimes even better, says MTN’s Yvonne Makolo

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13 years ago, Yvonne Manzi Makolo packed her bags and left Canada where she had lived for 10 years to return to Rwanda. Upon arrival, she worked in IT before she moved on to work with MTN- Rwanda. Today, she is the company’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and also, currently...

East Africa should look beyond Ubumwe’s wings

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Without a doubt, the biggest story this past week was the reception of RwandAir’s Airbus A330-200, the first of its kind in the East African region and crucial addition to the RwandAir fleet of nine. The plane made a symbolic stop at Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport in the only East...

If you banked on Rwanda, it’s cash-in time

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Time is such a great factor for it knows best how to tell between right and wrong; for people who took the risk and banked on Rwanda two decades ago, the arrival this week of ‘Ubumwe’ availed another opportunity to ‘cash-in’ on dividends of unity, dedicated leadership and hard work....

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Editorial Cartoon

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The Government has issued a stern warning against its debtors saying that failure to meet their obligations will result into legal action.

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Nyamagabe District: Committed to accelerating social-economic development

Situated in the south-west, Nyamagabe is one of the 8 districts that comprise the Southern Province. It is surrounded by the districts of Karongi and Ruhango in the North, Nyanza and Huye on the East, Nyaruguru in the South, Rusinzi and Nyamasheke on the West.

SORAS is a reliable insurer - Abiyingoma

Abiyingoma Aimable speaks with an aura of joy and satisfaction. A joy derived from the recent total repair of his vehicle and put back to the road after an accident.

African leaders insist universal jurisdiction should not be abused in any way

The purpose of Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) is to assist the African Union and all its institutions, in effectively addressing the seemingly intractable security challenges, confronting the continent.

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UTB is a private institution of higher learning committed to providing programmes that are fir for purpose and credible in line with the requirements of the Rwandan Framework for Higher Education and Associated code of practice.

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TVET targets: What it will take to meet the 2018 deadline

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It is 10:00 am in the morning; Albert Kalisa a third year student of civil engineering and construction technology at IPRC Kicukiro is using a set of tools in the workshop to erect a wall. As he reaches out for the trowel, he realizes that the struts would not be...

Akilah launches modern hospitality management lab

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Students training in hospitality management and tourism at Akilah Institute for women will acquire modern skills in the service sector, thanks to a new lab that was launched at the school main grounds in Kibagabaga last week.

World's first baby born from new procedure using DNA of three people

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The world’s first baby to be born from a new procedure that combines the DNA of three people appears to be healthy, according to doctors in the US who oversaw the treatment. The baby was born on 6 April after his Jordanian parents travelled to Mexico where they were cared...

Family planning: Why are women shunning contraceptives?

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Although most Rwandans have embraced family planning to ensure healthy and manageable families, it is not yet time to celebrate.