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    Cooperation key to fighting transnational crime - Kagame

    President Paul Kagame has said that the key to African countries effectively dealing with contemporary crime is working together and leveraging new technologies.

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    [PHOTO STORY] Benin President Talon tours RDB

    Rwanda Development Board chief operations officer Serge Kamuhinda (L) speaks to visiting Benin President Patrice Talon at RDB in Gishushu, Kigali, after the latter’s visit to the institution yesterday. President Talon toured the agency as part...

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    Investment summit to link African investors

    The Global African Investment Summit, co-hosted by Rwanda and the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), can serve as an ideal opportunity to fund regional infrastructure projects as well as link up the continent...

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    Govt deploys scores of new medical doctors for duty

    The Ministry of Health has deployed 94 new doctors and 74 interns to different hospitals across the country. Speaking at the send-off ceremony in Kigali, yesterday, Patrick Ndimubanzi, the state minister for health, said the new...

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    Innovative use of fertilisers revives hope for Africa's Green Revolution

    Phillip Tshuma is a happy farmer. Despite one of the worst droughts ever to hit his country, Zimbabwe, Tshuma’s maize and small grains harvests this year are 50 per cent more than they were in 2015,...

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Nigeria, South Africa stare down recessions

Politics and petroleum have brought down Africa’s two biggest economies, South Africa and Nigeria, as both nations look down the barrel of recession. Oil giant Nigeria released its quarterly growth figures Wednesday confirming the economy is in recession.

Nigerian economy slips into recession

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Nigeria has slipped into recession, with the latest growth figures showing the economy contracted 2.06% between April and June. The country has now seen two consecutive quarters of declining growth, the usual definition of recession.

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Nyinawumuntu confident ahead of Cecafa tourney

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She-Amavubi head coach Grace Nyinawumuntu is in buoyant mood ahead of this year’s Cecafa Women Championships, slated to take place in Uganda’s eastern town of Jinja from September, 11-20.

Five dropped for Ghana clash

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Interim Amavubi head coach Jimmy Mulisa has axed five players from the team that will face Ghana in a Group H Africa Nations’ qualifier scheduled on September 3 at the Accra Sports Stadium in the West African country.

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Why artistes must have professional managers

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Last Friday Jay Polly and Amag The Black launched their 11-song album. However, the highly anticipated Ubuzima Bwanjye album launch at Petit Stade in Remera was poorly attended.

Gospel artistes thrill crowds at the 'Slaves of Worship' concert

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On Sunday evening gospel music lovers were treated to the best of local gospel music at the Slaves of Worship concert held at Evangelical Restoration Church in Masoro. Gospel singers did not disappoint their fans who turned up in big numbers.

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The perils of house hunting in Kigali

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It is a tale of ups and downs, twists and turns for people trying to get a house to rent in Kigali. These range from families shifting from one house to another to young corporates starting out their careers and embarking on the journey of living out of their parent’s...

Lies we tell

A group of US swimmers lied and got caught after claiming they had been victims of an armed robbery when what actually happened was that they had vandalized property while drunk and were made to pay for the damages. I kind of feel sorry for them, especially after all the...

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Why sexism is a threat to gender equality gains

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A few weeks ago an article titled Litclub: Empowering the girl child through literacy was published in The New Times. The use of the term ‘girl-child’ in the article sparked off a debate with one of the readers describing the use of the term ‘girl-child’ as incredibly offensive and demeaning,...

Is church finally warming up to women leadership?

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A few weeks back, Pope Francis formed a Commission to look into whether women should become deacons in the Catholic Church. If the commission gives a green light, women will have the chance to become priests, a historic move towards the end of the regular all-male clergy practice, mostly in...

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Of the mysterious, and not so mysterious, allures of this land

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If I waxed poetic about my journey to the north last week, it’s because some areas of this country never cease to amaze me, however long and often I’ve been seeing them. There are some interesting features of this land that our tourism promoters seem to overlook.

The expatriate spouse

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Being an expatriate spouse is a good life or so many have been trained to say. But, beneath the bright smiles and often chirpy demeanour lay another story. While it is not the same for everyone, a large percentage of expatriate spouses yearn for more.

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Rwanda Children’s Cancer Relief has launched childhood cancer campaign aimed at creating more awareness about childhood cancers in Rwanda.

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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.

Girinka Programme transforms livelihoods, reconciles communities

As part of efforts to reconstruct Rwanda and nurture a shared national identity, the Government of Rwanda drew on aspects of Rwandan culture and traditional practices to enrich and adapt its development programs to the country’s needs and context. The result is a set of Home Grown Solutions – culturally owned practices translated into sustainable development programs. One of these Home Grown Solutions is the Girinka programme also known as One Cow per Poor Family

Mahatma Gandhi University launches one laptop per student initiative

Mahatma Gandhi University, a leading University in online and distance education has launched a one laptop per student initiative to enhance academic experience and the use of technology in higher education. Launched early this month in Kigali, at Kabuga Campus, the initiative is a major corporate social responsibility which aims at encouraging the use of ICT in the country as well as help the students at the campus have tools to succeed in online studies.

Kirehe district excels in implementing initiatives that spur livelihoods improvement

Kirehe district has committed to improving the livelihoods of the people through various support activities that are eventually translating into tangible results. Through the performance contracts (Imihigo), in particular, a number of transformations have been realized in the year 2015-2016. With 77,879 households and a population of 340,368, Kirehe is one of the seven districts that make up Eastern Province. It covers 1,118.6km2 of the surface area.

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Academic tours: Why every school should embrace them

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The world over, institutions of learning are known to organise study tours for students. These study tours normally come with specific learning goals aligned to course syllabi for learners and emphasise experiential learning.

Educators should push for authenticity in student research

Most undergraduates have taken the maxim, “There is nothing new under the sun” too far. To them, research is a game of copy-paste or pay-and–get-it-done kind of thing.

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Govt deploys scores of new medical doctors for duty

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The Ministry of Health has deployed 94 new doctors and 74 interns to different hospitals across the country. Speaking at the send-off ceremony in Kigali, yesterday, Patrick Ndimubanzi, the state minister for health, said the new doctors would increase manpower, hence improve service delivery to patients.

Infertility: When IV, IUI are the only option

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In a story published by The New Times last week, a midwife’s desperate attempt to fake a pregnancy and steal a mother’s new-born baby is just one of the many examples that portray the despair that comes with inability to conceive among couples.

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