WEEKLY VIDEO: Former rebel lifts the lid on FDLR and its ideology of evil

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Meet Faustin Kunde, a 50-year old Rwandan ex-armed forces commando who has lived quite the life. First as a highly trained member of the FAR (Forces Armees Rwandaises), and later upon their defeat by the rebel RPF (Rwanda Patriotic Front) a refugee in the Democratic Republic of Congo (then known...

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Why Crystal Telecom shares are a must buy for Rwandans

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Crystal Telecom, a subsidiary of Crystal Ventures Limited, launched its Initial Public Offering (IPO) to investors last week, giving a chance to Rwandans and foreigners to own a piece of Rwanda’s largest telecom firm, MTN Rwanda.

Mukantwari: From casual worker to coffee sector 'expert'

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It is no secret that our thought pattern is essential in determining who we are and whether we can improve ourselves or not. Like an old sage, Norman Vincent Peale, once said, “Change your thoughts and you change your world”.

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We have chance against Uganda - McKinstry

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Rwanda head coach Johnny McKinstry has revealed that the U-23 side still has a chance against Uganda ahead of the CAF U-23 Championship/Rio 2016 Olympic qualifier return leg tie set for May 30 at the Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium in Kampala.

Kigali Peace Marathon winner was inspired by 'transport worry'

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Kigali Peace Marathon winner, Ezekial Omullo Kemboi, has revealed that he was motivated to win the men’s full marathon on Sunday to get transport back to Kenya.

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Niyoyita Roger: From daddy's film critic to budding filmmaker

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Roger Niyoyita's journey into the world of film started while he was a little boy in Ruhengeri, in the Northern Province, where his father owned a movie theater.

PGGSS 5: Muhanga draws huge crowds

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Primus Guma-Guma Super Star Season 5 roadshows continue to pull record crowds, with districts apparently keen to outdo each other. That’s evident in Muhanga on Saturday, the latest leg of this year’s Guma-Guma contestants.

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Digital TV is opening the floodgates of opportunities for local content producers - Watta

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In June last year, Rwanda became the second country in Sub-Saharan Africa to switch from analog to digital TV broadcasts, well ahead of the June 17, 2015 deadline set by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

Muhire uses film to fight sexual violence

Jean-Claude Muhire's journey into the world of film making started in 2012 while working as a volunteer at the former Kimisagara orphanage. His job at the orphanage was to assist the founder to take care of many children.

Sexual abuse: When the protector turns into the perpetrator

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At the age of thirteen, Vivian K (not real names) was left at home alone as her aunt, who was her guardian ran some errands.

Forced marriages: The hidden problem thriving in our midst

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Recently, a 17-year-old pregnant girl walked to a police station to report that her ‘husband’ had chased her away from her marital home.

Of Rwanda's youth, education, guhaha and transformation

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"Rwanda away from home" is not just another fashionable slogan invented by zealous government functionaries. It is real as thousands of Rwandans who live in many countries across the world will testify.

Burundi: UN must live up to its values

Our lecturer of International Relations at Makerere University, Prof. Gingyera-Pinycwa (RIP), challenged our mastery of Christianity when he cited what inspired the founding of the United Nations: …they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and spears into pruning hooks.

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Editorial Cartoon

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The Ministry of Education is set to receive a grant of $17.64 million (about Rwf12 billinon), part of a $235 million package to support education in developing countries

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BDO East Africa Rwanda

As the Rwanda business environment keeps on blossoming, with a number of informal entities that metamorphosing into SMEs or formal professionally managed corporations and multi-national bodies, the need for business management services has also kept on growing.

Tumba College of Technology takes on Community Service, national development aspirations

Creating practical and sustainable initiatives in addressing challenges that affect communities and contribute to national development occupies a high table position on the working agenda of the Government of Rwanda.

RSSB Celebrates 2015 Labour Day: Calls for professionalism

Friday 1st May, Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) joined other Rwandans and the rest of the world to celebrate the International Labour Day with a call on employees to give utmost commitment to their work for tangible results as that gives satisfaction to employers, employees and the customers, contributing to national development in this process.

World Press Freedom Day: Positive progress but not yet there!

As Rwanda joins the rest of the world to celebrate the World Press Freedom Day, the UN Resident Coordinator, Lamin Manneh, gives an insight into the state of press freedom and Rwanda and what more needs to be done for a vibrant media sector.

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Exploring the ban on primary boarding section

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Three months at school, one at home, then three more months at school. And the cycle continues year-in-year-out. This is the routine of every boarding school learner. In short, these learners spend 9 out of the 12 months at school, and only 3 of the 12 with their parents and...

FROM THE EDITOR: Boarding school debate: PARENTS' support is crucial

Last week, government announced a directive banning boarding section for primary schools. Olivier Rwamukwaya, the Minister of State in Charge of Primary and Secondary Education, said the decision was taken to ensure that parents inculcate a culture of fostering their own children until they are old enough to be away...

Pain while passing urine could be a sign of kidney stones

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It all starts with severe pain in the side and back, below the ribs, pain that spreads to the lower abdomen and groin or ache that comes in waves and fluctuates in intensity.

Birth control pill overdose: What are the effects?

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In a desperate move to avoid unwanted pregnancies, many young girls (students inclusive) have resorted to self-medication - albeit wrongly. Julienne Umulisa, a finalist at the University of Rwanda, is one such example.