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    New milk consumption drive on

    Parents have been urged to endeavour to give their children milk to facilitate their proper growth. Dr Geraldine Mukeshimana, the minister for agriculture and animal resources, made the appeal, yesterday, during an awareness campaign about the...

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    Hosting web sites abroad, who loses?

    Thousands of dollars are drained into Western countries' coffers due to the high number of local web sites hosted abroad, investigations have revealed.

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    Rwanda to showcase Girinka at international dairy expo

    The forthcoming International Dairy Conference and Exhibition in Kigali will provide the perfect platform for the country to showcase Girinka programme as Rwanda’s innovation that other countries can learn from, an official said.

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    University of Rwanda in new effort to promote research

    The University of Rwanda’s College of Science and Technology has announced a fresh drive to promote research and innovation among students and staff.

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    Why sexism is a threat to gender equality gains

    A few weeks ago an article titled Litclub: Empowering the girl child through literacy was published in The New Times. The use of the term ‘girl-child’ in the article sparked off a debate with one of...

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Bankers urged to promote Rwandan traditional values to deter financial crimes

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Bankers have been urged to work with integrity which is part of the Rwanda’s treasured cultural values. William Ntidendereza, the Secretary General of National Itorero Commission, urged bankers to exhibit exemplary behaviour in whatever they do, saying honesty, integrity and serving beyond self should be part of their lives.

Bralirwa gets new managing director

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Rwanda's main beer and beverages producer, Bralirwa, has appointed Victor Madiela the new managing director, the firm said in a statement yesterday. He replaces Jonathan Hall, who has been Braliwa’s chief executive since 2012.

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Amavubi goalkeeping coach Mugisha resigns

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A day after the dramatic sacking of two of his colleagues, Amavubi goalkeeping coach Ibrahim Mugisha has thrown in the towel despite still having two years on his contract.

Cyclists on inaugural ‘Tour d’EAC’ to reach Kigali today

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A group of 14 adventurous cyclists on a racing tour of the East African Community region will reach Kigali from Bujumbura, Burundi today.

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Meet Tanga, a talented young fashion designer

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Olivier Niyitanga alias Gucci Tanga is one of Rwanda’s talented, smart and young fashion designers. Since launching his Tanga Designs Ltd in 2014, the 20-year-old is living proof to many young people that with determination, it is indeed possible for anyone to succeed. Tanga derives from a Kinyarwanda word Gutanga,...

Comedian Arthur set to rock Kampala

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All seems to be going according to plan for Rwandan comedian and radio personality Arthur Nkusi. After his successful “Arthur and Kansiime Live” show in Kigali last month, he is set for another mega show at Kampala Serena Hotel in Uganda on Friday.

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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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Why sexism is a threat to gender equality gains

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A few weeks ago an article titled Litclub: Empowering the girl child through literacy was published in The New Times. The use of the term ‘girl-child’ in the article sparked off a debate with one of the readers describing the use of the term ‘girl-child’ as incredibly offensive and demeaning,...

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...

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Rwandan football needs a dose of home-grown solutions

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It is not easy being a fan of the Amavubi. Every time a new manager comes in, along comes a belief that this time around it will all come together. It never does.

EDITORIAL: Curbing corruption only cure for illegal wildlife trade

The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) sitting in Arusha has added its voice in the fight against poaching. The region has been used as a conduit for illegal game trophies for many years. But it has also contributed to the trade that has been taken over by organised crime syndicates.

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Further hike in taxes and prices of tobacco products will help reduce smoking in African countries, experts at a key meeting on tobacco taxation have said.

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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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Are you prepared for third term?

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A few weeks ago, primary and secondary schools resumed for the third term of this academic year. It’s that time when students are getting ready to go to the next level of their academic ladder. It is, therefore, imperative that all parties involved in the academic lives of students understand...

Juggling academics and work

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Whether out of pressure to upgrade in a bid to secure one’s job or grow in the ranks, or the sheer desire to acquire additional skills, many people have to deal with the reality of juggling school and work.

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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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