Rwanda to host regional petroleum conference this week

Rwanda will this week host the 7th East African petroleum conference and exhibition, an opportunity the country will use to further promote the region’s potential and investment opportunities in the oil and gas sector, Innocent Safari, the permanent secretary at the Ministry of East African Community Affairs, has said.

Over 100 Sacco accountants acquire reporting skills

Most savings and credit institutions lack the capacity to deliver quality services, but this could soon be history following a tailored training programme that is expected to equip staff with better reporting and accounting skills.

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Rayon book first round date with Zamalek

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Sunday Rayon Sports vs Panthère 1-0 (agg. 2-0) Striker Isaac Muganza netted a spectacular goal to inspire Rayon Sports to a 1-0 victory over Cameroonian side Panthère Sportive du Ndé in the Caf Confederation Cup preliminary round return leg game yesterday at Amahoro stadium.

Basketball player dies in car accident

Kigali Basketball Club player Jean Guy Rutayisire died in a car accident yesterday in Nkoto, Kamonyi district while travelling to Huye with his teammates for a league game against University of Rwanda – Huye.

Agasaro crowned Miss Mount Kenya University

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The contestants were elegant. The performances were great. That summed up the Mount Kenya University - MKU beauty pageant which ended with the crowning of Mr and Miss Mt Kenya University on Friday at Gikondo Expo Grounds in Kicukiro.

Rafiki, TNP replace Urban Boys in PGGSS 5

After the exit of Urban Boys from this year’s edition of Primus Guma Guma SuperStar, many were wondering who would be the group’s replacement, but the doubts have been settled.

Ndahiriwe: Student of business administration with burning passion to wear army uniform

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On a Monday evening, as I was heading home, I stopped by Meze Fresh Restaurant in Kimihurura to pick up some food. After packing my order, the manager, Pacifique Ndahiriwe has a question for me: He wants to know how much it costs for his story to be published.

In birds, a teacher discovered second calling to protect nature

Emmanuel Ndaruhutse has been a secondary school teacher of Kinyarwanda and English ever since he was 18. The 29-year-old recently diversified into community-based tourism in Bugesera District as a tour guide and the Vice President of Bugesera Birding Club, locally known as the Terintambwe Tourism Cooperative. Moses Opobo had a...

Simbi: How we pulled off Miss Rwanda 2015

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It’s a beauty pageant, not a fashion show. A lady who did not agree with people criticising the slow catwalk during the recently concluded Miss Rwanda 2015 finale at Kigali Serena Hotel remarked.

ASK THE COUNSELOR: Am I missing out on family?

How does one balance between family life, work and business? I am a 32-year-old mother of two. I have a day job and a business that I run with my husband who also has a job.

To the BBC: When in a hole, the first rule is to stop digging

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And so, the BBC finds itself in a pickle. Why? Because even when it found itself in a hole, it kept digging thus disregarding the first rule of anyone who would find themselves in such unfortunate circumstances.

Positive discrimination: A thorny path to gender justice

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a renowned Genevan philosopher in his famous writing, the social contract decried that, “Man is born free but he is everywhere in chains”, alluding to the fact that people deserve to be free but they are chained by the societies in which they live.

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Editorial Cartoon

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Jean-Baptiste Mugiraneza netted a superb volley in the 82nd minute to guide APR to a 2-1 victory over Mozambican champions Liga Desportiva de Maputo on Saturday in the preliminary round of the Caf Champions League at the Amahoro Stadium.

Towards achieving MDGs targets

FH Rwanda, an international development organization, has been working in partnership with communities and local leadership in priority communities to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.

Made in Rwanda: Let us consume local to reduce trade deficit

The industrial sector in Rwanda is currently small contributing on average 19.2% of GDP. The Government of Rwanda has however developed an environment that promotes competitiveness and growth in a bid to creating boom for worldwide exporting.

Recruitment of a Technical Advisor to the Rwanda National Investment Trust (RNIT) ltd

1. Background The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning established an independent asset management company the ‘Rwanda National Investment Trust Limited [RNIT Ltd]’ with the aim of promoting assets (fund) management industry.

ISPA: Bringing unique, fast internet connection services

ISPA, the best high speed internet access service provider in Rwanda ofers Unlimited Broadband Internet for both Home and Business users depending on one’s requirements. ISPA is inflencing the service parameters and finalizinga plan to realize desired results on a constant basis.

Why demand for vocational education is on the increase

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Although vocational education is considered as a path taken by academic failures, the global trend is changing this perception as the global education policy shifts to technical and vocational education. Globally, conventional schooling is gradually giving way to Vocational Education and Training. And this trend is not any different in...

Let us promote debates in schools

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I consider students’ active participation in debates as a good strategy that schools should adopt to empower young people with many important skills that adequately prepare them for adult responsibilities. Ideally, all schools should have vibrant debate clubs.

Major diseases you need to routinely test for

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Gustave Kananura, 28, a resident of Kanombe, a Kigali city suburb, confesses that visiting the hospital for a medical engagement is out of the question, unless he is feeling sick.

Epilepsy: Causes and solutions

‘Epilepsy’ means a tendency to have recurrent seizures. A seizure is any abnormal involuntary movement. Normally there are multiple neuronal circuits in the brain which work together for synchronous activity, but because of various reasons, this circuit is sometimes disturbed. This is manifested in the form of abnormal movements of...