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    Rwanda's economy strong amid unstable global trend

    Rwanda's economic performance in the first six months of 2015 remained satisfactory on the National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) appraisal form, but Governor John Rwangombwa has warned of a bumpy global economic highway that’s likely to...

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    Senate passes law establishing constitutional review commission

    Senators, yesterday, unanimously passed a Bill determining the set-up, regulation and mandate of a special commission that will assist lawmakers in carrying out studies that will guide the constitutional amendments.

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    Officials await El Nino predictions

    As scientists predict El Niño to hit the region in the coming month, officials in various government departments await final weather assessment by specialised agency of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)- an eight-country trade bloc...

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    Rwandan startup on track to win over Rwf350m

    Mergrims Market Ltd, a Rwandan startup, is on track to win $500,000 (about Rwf364m) after successfully completing the first phase of a global entrepreneurship competition dubbed ‘Seedstars World’.

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    Mobile phones in schools: A smart move or a disaster waiting to happen?

    Five years ago, the former hard-talking, bespectacled State Minister in-charge of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr. Mathias Harebamungu; dramatically confiscated over 20 mobile phones from students of Groupe Scolaire Zaza in Ngoma District and destroyed them...

Kabutare Hospital to get Rwf858m maternity ward

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A modern maternity ward that will have a capacity to accomodate up to 100 expectant mothers is under construction at Kabutare Hospital. The new wing, worth Rwf858 million, and expected to be completed in August 2017, will allow the Huye District based facility to offer better health services to expectant...

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Bralirwa gets Rwf18b loan from IFC for expansion, support maize farmers

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Brasserie et Limonaderies du Rwanda (Bralirwa) has secured a $25 million (about Rwf18 billion) loan from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for expansion and to increase sourcing of maize from local farmers, according to Jonathan Hall, the beverages firm managing director.

Innovative students bag Rwf8m at AIP Awards

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Four students from University of Rwanda have scooped Rwf8 million in cash prizes at this year’s African Innovation Prize (AIP) business plan competition awards.

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CAF, Rwanda sign CHAN organizing agreement

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Confederation of African Football (CAF) and hosts Rwanda have signed the Organizing Association Agreement (OAA) ahead of the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) bringing to an end the latter’s five-day inspection across the country.

FERWAFA chief outlines football development priorities

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The president of Rwanda Football Association (FERWAFA), Vincent Nzamwita, has been in office since January 2014 and he rates his performance thus far at 50 per cent but says his ultimate goal is to see Rwandan football at a satisfying level where every Rwandan would be proud of.

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Dj Cuppy wants to inspire young African women

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DJ Cuppy might be the first female DJ to do a tour of Africa and that is just one of many milestones for someone in a domain that is mostly reserved for the daring; whether male or female. The daughter to Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola, DJ Cuppy real name Florence...

Moving day for Rwanda, Kenya beauty queens as they visit Rwamagana hospital

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On a bright Monday morning, Doriane Kundwa, 19, Miss Rwanda, together with Idah Nguma, 23, Miss World Kenya, headed to Rwagamana hospital to visit children with cleft lip and palate.

Mobile phones in schools: A smart move or a disaster waiting to happen?

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Five years ago, the former hard-talking, bespectacled State Minister in-charge of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr. Mathias Harebamungu; dramatically confiscated over 20 mobile phones from students of Groupe Scolaire Zaza in Ngoma District and destroyed them using a hoe. His reason was simple; what is a high school student doing...

DEBATE: Have feminists lost track of what is important?

I know that this is probably going to upset some people but someone has got to say it. Have feminists lost track of what is important? I must say yes, some of them really have.

HeForShe Campaign: How men are engaging in the journey towards gender equality

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When world leaders converged for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland earlier this year, an idea to engage key decision makers of governments, corporations, and universities around the world to drive change from the top was tabled.

I attribute my good health to my active life – Mukakimenyi

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Espérance Mukakimenyi, 55, is a woman for all seasons; she is a mother, a wife and a coach of three different sports disciplines; football, volleyball and rugby.

Made in Rwanda: the promise of joint Imihigo

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What makes a nation prosper? In a globalised world, allowing for ubiquitous benchmarking amongst nations, the question of why some succeed where others have failed is on everyone’s mind.

Why we should ease air travel in East Africa

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Air travel is becoming a basic requirement for a fast-growing regional population that needs more resources and cross-border cooperation to meet the ever-increasing needs resulting from the integration process of the East African Community.

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East African Community central bank governors have attributed the alarming depreciation of their respective national currencies to a strengthening US dollar coupled with their countries’ weak export earnings due to low commodity prices on the international market.

HeForShe Campaign: Enabling girls and women to achieve their full potential

HeforShe is a global movement spearheaded by UN Women to engage men and boys to participate in eradicating social and cultural barriers that hinder women and girls from achieving their full potential. Different from what was in the past, today, it has been generally accepted that realizing sustainable gender equality requires a comprehensive strategy where men and women are part of the call for equality of all.

Expo 2015: awarding best innovations and excellence

The 18th Rwanda International Trade Fair (RITF 2015) which took place at Gikondo expo ground in Kigali ended on Wednesday 12th August with a colourful award giving ceremony where best exhibitors were recognised.

EXPO 2015 Award Winners Profile: Rwanda Social Security Board awarded Best Exhibitor, Insurance Sector at the Expo 2015

The 2015 Rwanda expo that was opened by Rwandan Prime Minister, Anastase Murekezi in Kigali at Gikondo Expo Grounds on the 29th July under the theme; ‘Don’t be left out’ was concluded on 12th August, 2015 with a colourful award giving ceremony, the expo gave entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase, Discover and Network with fellow entrepreneurs from other African countries.

EXPO 2015 Award Winners Profile: Bralirwa: Cocktail of quality services, ambiance and security win expo recognition

At the closing of this year’s 18th Rwanda International Trade Fair (Expo 2015), Rwanda’s leading beverage manufacturer Brasseries et Limonadaires du Rwanda (BRALIRWA) was recognized as the overall second best exhibitor, an award that was presented to the company by Rwanda’s Minister of Trade and Industry and the Private Sector Federation of Rwanda.

Should schools turn away students over tuition fees?

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Last week, the streets were bustling with different shades of uniform as students reported back to school for the third and last term of the academic year. However, as some students were arriving, others were heading back home. “We had to send them back home,” says one school administrator who...

Week in Education

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Last week, 27 US Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn-in during a ceremony held at the residence of the U.S ambassador to Rwanda. These made a pledge to serve alongside the people of Rwanda to bring about positive changes in public health, education, among other sectors.

Misuse of antibiotics could lead to death, doctors warn

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Of late, it has become almost fashionable to swallow septrin, erythromycin, tetracycline, ampiclox, fragyl and other antibiotics whenever one gets a headache, abdominal pains and fever, among other conditions, without consulting the doctor.

That back pain could be spine tuberculosis

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When it comes to spinal problems, everyone (young and old) complains about backache and discomfort, especially around the lumbar region. In fact when one is in pain, one day feels like a year. In some cases, some people are forced to even quit their jobs.