UN decorates 29 Rwandan Police peacekeepers in S.Sudan

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The United Nations has decorated 29 Rwandan peacekeepers serving as ‘Individual Police Officers’ (IPOs) under the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), with medals of service excellence in recognition of their professional contribution towards peace and security in the world’s youngest nation.

UN official tips on SDGs

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require concerted efforts to achieve and bring about development in Rwanda and other nations of the world, the United Nations resident co-ordinator in Rwanda, Lamin M. Manneh, has said.

BNR to start licensing private pension providers next month

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The monopoly enjoyed by the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) as the sole social security provider will soon end as the National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) moves to licence private pension schemes next month.

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Hadi's claims are baseless, says FERWACY president

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Rwanda Cycling Federation (FERWACY) president Aimable Bayingana has refuted recent claims by cyclist Janvier Hadi that the federation’s attitude toward him had “alienated him” and that left him “feeling unwanted,” which led to his premature retirement.

Mukura VS top officials resign

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Mukura Victory Sports president Olivier Nzeyimana and the club secretary general Sheikh Hamdan Habimana have relinquished their roles with immediate effect.

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After a long and busy week, you probably just want to relieve some of the stress. Are you looking for entertainment beyond your living room couch? Worry not; we have a few suggestions:

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Contraceptive ban: Is the Church crossing the line?

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David (not real name) is a devoted catholic. He never misses church and has travelled to the Vatican many times to seek blessings from the Pope.

Basketball can take you places - Mugabe

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28-year-old Aristide Mugabe is an accountant with security company ISCO but also, a renowned basketball player with Patriots BBC. Since becoming captain in 2011, Mugabe has led Espoir Basketball Club to three league titles and three play-offs titles. He also guided Espoir to the 2012 and 2014 editions of the...

Women can do what men can and sometimes even better, says MTN’s Yvonne Makolo

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13 years ago, Yvonne Manzi Makolo packed her bags and left Canada where she had lived for 10 years to return to Rwanda. Upon arrival, she worked in IT before she moved on to work with MTN- Rwanda. Today, she is the company’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and also, currently...

Akilah: Seven years of grooming girls into future leaders

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When 32-year-old Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes moved to Rwanda in 2006, she wasn’t aware that her destiny was to make an impact in the lives of Rwandan children.

RwandAir's new aircraft: What is in it for all of us?

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Air transport is more than a century old. It started off as an adventurous activity of a few pioneers, and later turned into an organised commercial activity oriented towards the physical transport of people and goods.

Co-opetition good for Kigali"s urban development: Lessons from Agakiriro

Co-opetition is a strategy that balances both competition and cooperation in business. It describes a business situation in which independent parties cooperate with one another and coordinate their activities, thereby collaborating to achieve mutual goals, but at the same time compete with each other as well as with other firms.

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Editorial Cartoon

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City of Kigali residents living in informal dwellings could soon acquire decent homes under a new initiative by the authorities, the real estate sector players and other key stakeholders.

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Nyamagabe District: Committed to accelerating social-economic development

Situated in the south-west, Nyamagabe is one of the 8 districts that comprise the Southern Province. It is surrounded by the districts of Karongi and Ruhango in the North, Nyanza and Huye on the East, Nyaruguru in the South, Rusinzi and Nyamasheke on the West.

SORAS is a reliable insurer - Abiyingoma

Abiyingoma Aimable speaks with an aura of joy and satisfaction. A joy derived from the recent total repair of his vehicle and put back to the road after an accident.

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.

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TVET targets: What it will take to meet the 2018 deadline

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It is 10:00 am in the morning; Albert Kalisa a third year student of civil engineering and construction technology at IPRC Kicukiro is using a set of tools in the workshop to erect a wall. As he reaches out for the trowel, he realizes that the struts would not be...

Akilah launches modern hospitality management lab

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Students training in hospitality management and tourism at Akilah Institute for women will acquire modern skills in the service sector, thanks to a new lab that was launched at the school main grounds in Kibagabaga last week.

World's first baby born from new procedure using DNA of three people

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The world’s first baby to be born from a new procedure that combines the DNA of three people appears to be healthy, according to doctors in the US who oversaw the treatment. The baby was born on 6 April after his Jordanian parents travelled to Mexico where they were cared...

Family planning: Why are women shunning contraceptives?

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Although most Rwandans have embraced family planning to ensure healthy and manageable families, it is not yet time to celebrate.