Australian delegation explores investment opportunities in Rwanda

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An Australian delegation is in the country to explore investment partnerships with local investors in different sectors to boost trade between the two countries. Led by Maj. General Michael Jeffery, also the former head of state of Australia the delegation yesterday, met with the Private Sector Federation leaders, where they...

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SPONSORED: TECNO to launch Camon Cx in Rwanda; here’s how you can buy it at half price

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Year, 2017 is so far so good for TECNO mobile as they've managed to keep the rythem and pace picked from last year where they celebrated 10 years of excellency in terms of existence on the market as well as good products and here, they outed their flagship, phantom 6...

Banks urged to promote financial literacy, savings culture among young people

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Financial institutions should do more to help bring more people, especially youth and children, into the formal banking sector to enhance savings and financial inclusion.

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Gahanga Cricket stadium to be unveiled in October

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The long-awaited Rwf950.2 million state-of-the-art international cricket stadium being constructed in Gahanga Sector, Kicukiro District will be inaugurated in October this year, according to officials.

Rwf90 million for Kigali International Peace Marathon

This year’s 13th edition of Kigali International Peace Marathon will cost Rwf90 million, an increase of Rwf19m from last year, according to the organizers, Rwanda Athletics Federation (RAF). The annual event is scheduled for April 21.

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Jazz maestro Masya to spice up Kigali Jazz Junction

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Kenyan soul jazz artiste Mayonde Masya will headline the Kigali Jazz Junction, tomorrow, at the Kigali Serena Hotel. Although this is the first time for the singer/songwriter to perform at the Kigali Jazz Junction, this will not be her first time to perform in Kigali. She has performed at the...

Meet Miller, one of the leading DJs in Kigali

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His birth name is Karuranga Virgile but as a disc jockey, he goes by the moniker of DJ Miller. The 26-year-old is among the new crop of popular club DJs on the Kigali night life circuit.

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The Injyana ensembles, bringing symphony orchestra to life

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Adapted from the Kinyarwanda language, the word injyana means ‘the motion of the music’. True to the notion, the ensemble’s goal is to bring orchestra music back to life. Veteran music instrumentalists shared their experiences of the Injyana musical pieces.

Trump can’t help himself

I’m starting to think Donald Trump doesn’t really want the presidency. I think he has realized that it’s not that rewarding or even if it is, there’re many times you can’t have your way and for someone whose previous job was hiring and firing people at will, that must be...

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How Mukantabana’s initiative is healing victims of domestic violence

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A year ago, 32-year-old Francoise Gikundiro’s life was like an empty shell. Her marriage was going down the drain in the face of repeated domestic abuse, but because she didn’t want to expose her ‘private issues’ in public, she suffered in silence.

Nomugisha on her passion for sexual reproductive health and rights

22-year-old Hellen Nomugisha is the president of African Youth and Adolescent Network on Population and Development (AFIYAN), Rwandan Chapter, a network that brings together all-youth led organisations to implement focus areas like demographic dividend, entrepreneurship, gender-based violence, and forced marriages, among other things.

No Africans allowed at trade summit on Africa!

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I am always encouraged to read about Africans making trips around the world to do business. For me, this signifies a fundamental shift from the usual world of aid handouts by developed nations, to a world of trade negotiations, business deals, equal partnerships, and so on.

Of gatekeepers, watchdogs and ‘masters’

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Is there ever a time when the solution is to ignore the gatekeepers, watchdogs and “masters”? My answer is a resounding yes. My homeland of Jamaica has been plagued by violent crime for the last few decades. Successive administrations have made attempts to curb the beast but to no avail.

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Editorial Cartoon

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Beginning July this year, suppliers seeking tenders in public agencies will only be able to submit their bids through an e-procurement system.

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Job Announcement

The IGC is seeking to hire two Country Economists for its office in Rwanda: 1) Country Economist, 2) Country Economist for Public Financial Management.

GAIN’s Innovation Acceleration model in food processing value chain to fight malnutrition in Rwanda

Malnutrition among children and adults is a global issue affecting the quality of life for vast populations across the world. It is however particularly acute in developing countries due to higher levels of poverty coupled with illiteracy.

BRD supports special and infrastructure projects to bridge development gap

In an increasingly dynamic and innovative environment, the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) recently established a dedicated Department of Special Projects and Infrastructure (DSPI) with a strategic mandate of boosting national economic growth by availing finances to spur infrastructure development.

Kirehe District celebrates developments registered in past seven years

With 77,879 households and a population of 340,983, Kirehe is one of the seven districts that make up Eastern Province . It covers 1,11with 8.5Km2of the surface area. The district is divided into twelve sectors namely: Gahara, Gatore, Kigarama, Kigina, Kirehe, Mahama, Mpanga, Musaza, Mushikiri, Nasho, Nyamugari and Nyarubuye; made up of 60 cells and 612 villages.

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Boarding facilities: Are schools ready for ban?

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The Government recently issued a directive banning boarding in nursery and primary schools in a bid to ensure parents care for their own children closely until such a time they are old enough to be away from daily parental watch.

Why every learner should embrace the savings culture

When learners are encouraged to embrace the savings culture from an early age, it gives them an opportunity to learn financial discipline and investment. Ordinarily, one would expect such values to be introduced to children by parents, but this is not likely to happen as children start school as early...

Acute kidney injuries: Early treatment is vital

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Cases of children under the age of 16 developing acute kidney injury, also known as acute renal failure, have been on the rise according to medics.

What to eat for a good functioning digestive system

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For one to lead a healthy life, the functioning of the digestive system is central, which calls for ideal dieting habits.