Play about Holocaust premieres in Rwanda

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The First Lady, Jeannette Kagame, on Tuesday joined scores of people to watch the premiere of ‘L’espèce Humaine’ (French for ‘human species’), a play on the Holocaust, featuring Rwandan artist Diogène Ntarindwa, best known as Atome.

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Nyarugenge small traders cry foul after authorities close down stalls

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Several small businesses operating in the taxi park in Nyarugenge District are crying foul after the authorities closed down their stalls and confiscated their merchandise. However, Charles Vuguziga, the Nyarugenge District executive secretary, said the 25 traders were working from verandahs, which is illegal according to trade laws.

Tigo launches promo ‘to empower customers to achieve their dreams’

Tigo Rwanda customers stand a chance to win up to Rwf20 million in cash prizes during the firm’s promotion dubbed “It’s Raining Money”. The 90-day promo seeks to reward participants with exciting rewards, including daily cash prizes ranging from Rwf100,000 to Rwf8 million and monthly prizes of Rwf1 million to...

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Magnell tips local riders to shine in Colorado Classic race

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The national cycling team (Team Rwanda) head coach, Sterling Magnell, has urged his riders to make the most out of their debut in the upcoming Colorado Classic bicycle race in the USA.

[PHOTOS]: Rayon Sports crash out of Peace Cup

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Espoir FC have reached their first ever Peace Cup final after eliminating holders Rayon Sports on a 2-1 aggregate score. The Rusizi-based side lost 1-0 to the blues in the second leg of their semifinal fixture on Wednesday at Stade the Kigali but progressed thanks to their 2-0 first-leg home...

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Morgan Heritage to headline Fiesta music festival

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AS the date for the first edition of the Fiesta annual music show draws closer, organisers have announced that internationally renowned Jamaican reggae band, Morgan Heritage, and Tanzanian Bongo flava star Diamond Platnumz will be the headline acts.

Blankets and Wine comes to Kigali

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One of East Africa’s most sought after events, Blankets and Wine, will this August debut in Kigali. The outdoor music and fun festival, that started in Nairobi back in 2008, is also a favourite on Kampala’s social events calendar. Now the event is scheduled to take place at Kigali's Golf...

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People to avoid

The common streak that runs through former schoolmates and former workmates is this: Both categories of people always nurse this terrible notion that your destinies are one and the same. I hate bumping into former workmates and such simply because this lot hardly ever grows –forever stuck in the first...

Things my father taught me

Last Sunday was Fathers’ Day and I just want to take a moment to commend all the Dads who step up to raise their children. Special thanks to those who work extra hard to provide for their kids. Growing up, I always wished my dad was rich. Who doesn’t, right?...

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How 19-year-old Ingabire is changing lives of teen mothers

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A group of about 30 young women gather outside the church. They are not here for prayers but have a common challenge that unites them. They all became mothers at a teenage age.

Widows: Facing life after death of the family breadwinner

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It has been three hard years since Jeanine Mukabacondo lost her husband Patrick Kanyamibwa in a motor accident.

2017 elections: choose wisely – it takes longer to create than to destroy

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Protecting what this country has achieved so far in economic terms when compared to the state of affairs two decades ago; maintaining peace and security that all Rwandans enjoy - both of which are the envy of the continent; upholding the newfound sense of dignity that twenty years ago would...

Confronting Africa’s water challenge

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Water is essential for life, and yet it is scarce in many parts of the world. Owing to the effects of climate change, Africa is experiencing its worst drought since 1945, especially in Southern Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Northern Nigeria.

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Editorial cartoon

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The National Bank of Rwanda on Tuesday announced a set of new measures designed to help strengthen the economy. The decisions, which included slashing the key repo rate from 6.25 per cent to 6 per cent, came following the quarterly Financial Stability Committee and Monetary Policy Committee meetings.

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AOS commemorates and donates to Genocide survivors in Kayonza

AOS management and staff, on Friday gathered at Rukara Genocide Memorial in Kayonza District to pay tribute the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and handed a cheque of Rwf3.5 million to buy ten cows for ten families of survivors. The staff were briefed about the history of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in former Rukara commune (now Rukara sector) and neighboring areas.

Action Aid Rwanda Empowering Musanze women, improving food security, enhancing a savings culture and income diversification

For many years, Philomene Nyirajyambere lived a life of isolation, staying at home with little contribution to family development. She says that more often she was in conflict with her spouse over trivial and big domestic issues. She depended on her husband for everything.“I used to stay home and do house-work such as cooking and raising the kids which was not considered as important. Besides, we lived in poverty which also ignited conflicts in the family,” says Nyirajyambere.

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KIM University committed to help transform education system – VC

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KIM University is set to be one of the best higher institutions of learning after upgrading from the International College of Accountancy and Management (ICAM) late last year to a fully university.

Winners of children drawing competition awarded

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A drawing and painting competition for primary school children held last week in Kigali attracted over 150 children from 40 schools. Colors Club Garden Resort and Kids Park, in partnership with Inter Nations Kigali Community organised the event.

ICT in the eyes of pupils

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It is true that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is on the rise, and the impact is not only seen among adults, but children as well. Presently, different primary schools have embraced the use of computers as a way of improving how learners are taught, and this eventually has given...

A father learns a lesson from his son

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Velan was a carpenter. He lived in a village. His mother died a long time back. His aged father, Kuppan, lived with him. Kuppan was very weak. He could not even walk well. It was because Velan did not give him enough food. He had given his father a small...