Nyarugenge Vice mayor passes away

Nyarugenge Vice Mayor, Pierre Kalisa, passed away last night after a short illness. Kalisa, 45, breathed his last at 6pm at King Faisal Hospital, a week and half after being diagnosed with Hepatitis C.

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Cimerwa to increase cement production by 500,000 tonnes

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Rwanda’s sole cement producer, Cimerwa, plans to increase its production capacity to 600,000 tonnes annually when ongoing expansion works are completed early next year, Busi Legodi, the Cimerwa chief executive officer, has said.

Kigali’s Rim wins financial management award

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Kigali-based Reseau Interdiocesain de Microfinance (Rim), has emerged the winner of this year’s financial management awards, thanks to its exemplary financial discipline. Umutanhuha Finance was the first runners-up, while Kamonyi District’s Rukoma Umerenge Sacco, came third in the annual awards organised by the Association of Microfinance Institutions in Rwanda (AMIR).

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APR quartet out of Rayon derby

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APR coach Ljubomir Petrovic will not have four first team players during Sunday’s anticipated fierce derby against arch rivals Rayon Sports.

Bitok wary of North Africa in U23 Africa V-ball Championships

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National U23 Coach Paul Bitok thinks his team will need to beat Northern countries: Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco if they are to be successful in the continental show piece that takes place next week in Egypt.

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National archive construction set to start- Minister Habineza

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Plans to establish a national archive centre in Kigali, to preserve the country’s important audiovisual history are in advanced stages. The Minister for Sports and Culture, Joseph Habineza has revealed.

HotShots updates: Hotshots talk about music promoters

South African housemate Nhlanhla, whose romance with the beautiful Sheillah from Botswana seem to be on the rocks, following this week’s nominations, is trying to calm his life down in the Big Brother’s house.

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Muhammad and Rahma Nawaz bring beauty treat from Pakistan

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After financial problems forced Mohammed Haq Nawaz out of high school in his native Pakistan, he did what most people in his situation usually do: moving from his parent’s village home in search of what to do in town.

I taught myself music production online – Nshuti

Peter Nshuti a.k.a Trackslayer, is producer at Touch Records in Nyamirambo who has cut a niche as one of atop Hip-hop music producers in Rwanda.

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Breast cancer awareness: A vital weapon in the fight against the deadly disease

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As the breast cancer awareness month comes to an end, one can only hope that efforts put into the campaign will bear fruit as the medical experts still grapple to establish the unknown cause of breast cancer.

From despair to triumph: The story of a breast cancer survivor

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Phillipa Kibugu was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994 while living in the United States of America. This was four years after her sister died of the same disease at a tender age of 38.

Improve research skills to tackle plagiarism

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When it comes to academic and professional writing, there is no escaping the fact that it is nearly impossible to write a paper containing any adequate level of intelligence without consulting the work of scholars who have researched and written plenty in that particular field.

EDITORIAL: Homegrown solutions key to current development

One major lesson Rwandans have learnt over the last two decades is that the country cannot dwell on what others think of it. There have been many orchestrated obstacles thrown its way and campaigns to discredit its leadership have at times been taken to hysterical heights, but it has trudged...

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Government is considering all possible measures to ensure proper accountability of public finances, Finance minister Claver Gatete told parliamentarians on Tuesday.

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Celebrating the UN at 69

The large room had several strategically placed round, high, white-clothed tables with pretty flowers on top. It was a typical setting for a cocktail.

Job Vacancy: Short-term Consultancy

The Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC) in cooperation with the GIZ Decentralization and Good Governance Program is seeking to recruit an individual consultant to update the service delivery charters for local governments.

Isange One Stop Center: Ejecting GBV from our communities through holistic, multi-sectoral approaches

Gender based violence (GBV) remains a widespread occurrence that spans centuries, that in the past it was almost expected and accepted. Its seriousness, effects and how communities respond and work towards its elimination varies from country to country.

UN Day 2014

Rwanda is currently experiencing one of the fastest periods of growth and socioeconomic progress in its history, largely due to its strong and innovative government leadership and support from development partners, such as the United Nations (UN).

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How best can students utilise this long holiday?

Besides candidates who are still doing their finals, normal classes for most schools have ended, and students have been sent home for what is the longest annual break on the school calendar — the two months long end of year holiday. Holidays can be a bitter-sweet challenge for parents.

Profile: Rusagara, the cab driver who is pursuing a PhD

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Yesterday, Jean Bosco Rusagara left for Mangalore University in India for a PhD in Business Administration after getting a scholarship from the India Council for Culture and Relations (ICCR)

Life after uncontrollable leaking, acrid body smell

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The world came crashing hard on them. The idea that the women would be in a tree shed in Kibagabaga Hospital smiling and laughing freely had gone with the pungent smell that their bodies emitted when that world hit them.

Anorexia: Shaping your body through costly eating disorder

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Providence Umwali had her dream set on modelling career. She was obsessed about modelling. By the age of 18, she had become so fixated that while at school, she would spare time practicing on how to perfect her sashay on the catwalk.