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    Deadline for EAC-EU trade deal missed again

    The East African Community (EAC) will miss the October 1 deadline for the completion of negotiations and eventual ratification of the all-important Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union, The Sunday Times has learned.

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    First Lady recounts Rwanda’s recovery to students

    First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame yesterday said that Rwanda’s journey to resilience, 20 years after the genocide, had been driven by great sacrifice, hard work, a real longing for change and transformational leadership.

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    Child mortality down by half – Unicef

    There has been “dramatic” progress in reducing mortality among children under the age of five globally, the UN Children’s Fund (Unicef) said in a new report.

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    Bill to create Coop Bank tabled in Parliament

    A bill to establish a cooperative bank has been tabled in Parliament, the Director General of Rwanda Cooperative Agency (RCA), Damien Mugabo, has revealed

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    Atlanta bristles with patriotic Rwandans

    Rwandans and friends of Rwanda in different parts of North America, together with others from Rwanda, will today gather in US city of Atlanta, Georgia, for the sixth edition of Rwanda Day, an event expected...

Our vision is about investing in people, says Kagame

President Paul Kagame yesterday told a gathering of Mercer University Stetson School of Business that Rwanda’s development agenda is premised on investing in the people and empowering them to participate in shaping the country’s future.

Outstanding local entrepreneur to bag Rwf14 million at awards gala

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Local entrepreneurs who advance the country’s development agenda through job-creation and innovation stand to win $20,000 (about Rwf14.1 million) at this year’s Outstanding Rwandan Entrepreneur Award.

Why govts must involve SMEs, communities in tourism efforts

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African governments should always involve communities and small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) around tourist sites in initiatives that aim at growing the sector, experts and policy-makers have advised.

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We are ready to fight for Fiba Zone V title – Mutokambali

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The national men’s basketball team is in Uganda to fight for the 2014 Fiba/Zone V Championship title. The tournament starts tomorrow and ends on September 28 at the Lugogo Arena, in Kampala.

Money was not the reason to suspend She-Amavubi – Rwemalika

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The head of Rwanda women football, Felicite Rwemalika has denied reports that lack of money is the main reason She-Amavubi will not participate in international competitions next year.

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Rwandan filmmakers challenged to form associations

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THE MINISTER for Sports and Culture Joseph Habineza has called upon those in the film industry to form associations that would deal directly with his ministry, so as to promote the film industry in the country.

Akon makes stopover in Rwanda

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Friday was a morning of unbridled excitement. Five-time Grammy Award nominee, Akon made a brief stopover in Kigali en route to Goma, eastern DR Congo.

Ingabire extends a hand of hope to Nyakinama’s vulnerable women

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Harriet Ingabire grew up with a fair idea what she wanted to do when she grew up: to help the disadvantaged, and to do something “challenging”. “When I was a child I always wanted to help, but I didn’t know how to do it,” she starts. “All I knew is...

Widow with passion for education of slum kids

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The children she teaches call her teacher while the community where she stays knows her as Mama Kelly. However, her real name is Epaphrodite Uwingabiye. For her, the year 2010 remains the darkest period in her life. This is the year the cruel hand of death robbed her of her...

Women entrepreneurs seal deals worth Rwf3.7bn

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Women vendors signed business deals worth $5.5 million (about Rwf3.7 billion) during the just concluded World Export Development Forum (WEDF) in Kigali.

Is the sports revolution eating its female children?

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WHEN the women’s national basketball team received an invitation to participate in the annual FIBA Zone Five Championships in Uganda, the female youngsters got to work but their efforts and hopes of clinching the title were thwarted when they received news that they won’t be able to participate in the...

EDITORIAL: The ball is now in the women entrepreneurs’ court

The just concluded World Economic Forum, was not just a milestone as it was the first time it was held on the African continent, it also opened new doors to local entrepreneurs.

To defeat terrorists we have to trust those in uniform

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This past week has clearly been ‘pregnant’ with news. For a columnist such a week often results in indecision as one takes their time to study and decide on what to pick from such a buffet of news as you wait for some events to stabilise. You don’t want you...

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The Ministry of Internal Security has threatened to sanction places of worship that disturb public peace with noise from their loud speakers.

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The International Day of Democracy: Engaging Young People on Democracy

On September 15th 2014, Rwanda, will be observing the International Day of Democracy. Every year, Rwanda joins the world to observe this important Day.

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Ikigo cy'Imisoro n'Amahoro (RRA) kirasaba abasora bari ku rutonde rukurikira babereyemo Leta imyenda y'imisoro, kuba bishyuye iyo myenda mu gihe kitarenze iminsi irindwi (7) uhereye umunsi iri tangazo ryasohokeyeho.

Cyuda: Providing specific-needs technologies

Rwanda’s journey of reconstruction and total transformation in the last 20 years has been characterized by a number of innovations to meet the competing but equally important needs.

Offering professional solutions: Ten years in Rwanda and counting

Every human has needs that ought to be met every day. But like the adage goes “water is life” the need to have access to clean water is one of the overarching ones that should be solved for people to live comfortably.

More university students to gain from revised loan scheme

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Although resolute efforts by the government mainly aim at skills development and education for all, needy students seeking for sponsorship through bursaries and loans will have to apply through a timely competitive selection process following new guidelines from the Ministry of Education.

Expert Voice: Helping your child to become confident

Confidence is a strong feeling which, if one possesses, can be able to execute a given task successfully. It’s an incredibly inspiring source of knowledge, strength and achievement.

RBC announces new response plan for malaria

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The Rwanda Biomedical Center has announced new efforts to help eliminate malaria in the country.

Standards body warns public about harmful cherries

The Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) has warned the public to be on the lookout for cherries it says are harmful to humans. Phillip Nzaire, director for quality assurance at RSB, said the cherries are packed in glass jars and are from Hungary.