Mulisa handed Amavubi interim coaching role

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Former Rwanda international Jimmy Mulisa has been handed the role of interim Amavubi head coach, The New Times can report. Mulisa’s appointment to the caretaker position follows a dramatic decision to fire Gilbert ‘YaoundĂ©’ Kanyankore as interim head coach having been appointed into the role on Friday last week.

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Why business operators should embrace arbitration

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For long, businesses have sought court intervention to resolve commercial disputes among them. This process is always lengthy and costly on either party of the conflict, and may not provide the best solution. That is why experts and some private sector players have increasingly encouraged businesses to embrace arbitration, which...

How infrastructure devt can turn around Africa's fortunes

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Africa has been touted as the new destination for investors. However, the continent still faces a myriad of challenges that hold back its potential, especially efforts aimed at improving business environment and alleviating poverty to ensure sustainable economic growth.

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Buffaloes win Thousand Hills Rugby Seven Festival

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The Remera Buffaloes held onto a narrow one try lead to steal the trophy from hosts Thousand Hills in a well attended first ever edition of the Thousand Hills Rugby Seven Festival at the Centre de Jeunes in Gatenga.

FERWAFA to organise U-17 women tournament

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Rwanda Football Association (FERWAFA) is set to organise the U17 women tournament this October. The two month long competition will start at district level before going into the National level. Players to represent the country in next year’s AFCON qualifiers will be selected in this tournament.

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[YOUTUBE CLIP] Bruce Melodie's 'Turaberanye' becomes instant hit

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R&B singer Bruce Melodie’s new video of Turaberanye hit single has received overwhelming reception within days after its launch on Saturday.

Christopher, Kina Music part ways

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Singer Christopher Muneza has parted ways with Kina Music label, days after he emerged second in the Primus GumaGuma Superstar Season 6 competition.

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Music is life to me, says DJ Gil Low

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Gil Mwebaze (better known as DJ Gil Low in local entertainment circles) started got into DJ-ing “by chance”, playing music at house parties in his neighborhood (Kimihux) to ward off boredom on weeken

The Olympics should be more inclusive

I can see heads nodding all around, especially after you look at the Medals table. USA with over 80, Britain and China over 50 and not a single African country in the top ten. Why? I’ll tell you. It’s because of all these elite sports some of whose names I...

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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...

How to rock an off-the-shoulder top

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The off-the-shoulder top is something every woman should have in her wardrobe. They are very elegant and can be worn to both casual and official events. Joy Uwimana, a designer at Kigali City Market, says off the shoulder tops can be worn by everyone, regardless of their size.

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[SPONSORED] Japan, UNFPA and Africa

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As Heads of State and Government and delegations of Japan and African countries gather in Nairobi, Kenya, 27-28 August 2016 for the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive DirectorUNFPA, United Nations Population Fund, examines how collaboration with Japan and...

Plea to sportsmen and women: be generous losers and gracious victors

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The Rio Olympic Games ended on Sunday. The athletes are on their way home, some with medals and many more empty-handed. The media too have packed their cameras and microphones and left.

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Editorial Cartoon

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A report yet to be released by EALA’s standing Committee on Agriculture, Tourism and Wildlife points to a disturbing wave of ivory smuggling, bringing to question the efficacy of regional efforts to curtail the crime.

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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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Learner-centered teaching: Are schools doing enough?

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Traditionally, students studied in classes where the teacher provided everything; the teacher asked the questions, provided detail to their answers, offered the examples, organised the notes, previewed and reviewed topics, among other things. This method of instruction is termed as teacher-centred teaching.

Why parents should take lead role in guiding their children

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Jane Habiyaremye, 29, is employed in Kacyiru, Kigali. She has two children, both in primary school. She drives them to school daily in the morning, while her house help picks them later in the day, and sometimes she gets home when they are already asleep.

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Metabolic syndrome: Could you be at risk?

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The importance of managing the metabolic syndrome has been emphasised in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Experts also warn that the risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke increases with the number of metabolic risk factors one has. But what is metabolic syndrome?

The other pollution

We are a modern day people constantly over stimulated by the environment. People walk in the streets with their eyes glued to their phone rather than greeting passers-by. Many blast their radios for all to hear rather than having important or even necessary conversations.

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