Economy grew by 4 per cent in second quarter of 2017

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The Rwandan economy grew by 4 per cent in the second quarter of this year largely driven by agriculture and services sector. In the second quarter of the period between April and June, GDP at current market prices was estimated at Rwf1,869 billion up from 1,636 billion in the same...

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Economy grew by 4 per cent in second quarter of 2017

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The Rwandan economy grew by 4 per cent in the second quarter of this year largely driven by agriculture and services sector. In the second quarter of the period between April and June, GDP at current market prices was estimated at Rwf1,869 billion up from 1,636 billion in the same...

Rusumo border post to start 24-hour operations on Oct 2

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Traders and clearing agents have welcomed the initiative by Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) and other government agencies to implement 24-hour operations at Rusumo on the Rwanda-Tanzania border. The facility will also work as one stop border post (OSBP), according to RRA officials.

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UCI Road Championship: Ndayisenga ends on low as Slovakia’s Sagan wins road race

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RWANDA’s representative at the 2017 UCI Road Championship in Bergen, Norway, Valens Ndayisenga ended his run in a disappointment after failing to finish the Elite Men’s road race. The 23-year-old rider was among 64 riders, who registered DNF (Did Not Finish) as the week-long event came to a climax on...

Arsenal will not sacrifice any competition this season - Wenger

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said the club cannot afford to ignore any competition unlike rival managers who have questioned the value of the League Cup. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho suggested scrapping of the League Cup could help avoid fixture congestion and would help English clubs become more competitive...

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Mixed reactions after 'Runtown Experience' show

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Nigeria’s Runtown and Uganda’s Sheebah Karungi both lived up to their billing at the ‘Runtown Experience Kigali’ concert Saturday night, but some felt the Nigerian star fell short of a thrilling performance.

Runtown, Sheebah to perform in Kigali today

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The highly anticipated 'Runtown Experience Kigali' concert is on today. Nigerian star Runtown and Ugandan dancehall sensation Sheebah Karungi will headline the concert at the Amahoro Stadium parking, today.

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'Cobra' reinvents himself

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The once popular Cadillac Nightclub in Kigali went up in flames in November 2012. Since then, the question on almost everyone’s lips has been: 'Where is Cobra?' 'And what next for him?'

What I don’t like about new staff

We’ve all been the new employee at some point in our lives. Because it’s a new environment and you’re meeting all these new people, there’re bound to be a few surprises, some changes and even ups and downs and that’s to be expected. I appreciate employers who make the effort...

When Gashora girls became Africa’s debating giants

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When it comes to public speech and debating, Gashora girls are a class apart. From wining debating competitions locally, they have taken the continental stage by storm.

Uwase on using art to empower women

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Crista Uwase is a collage artist using paper from magazines as a medium to create meaningful art. Her artwork is mainly aimed at empowering women to address their challenges, including misrepresentation in the arts industry.

Will UN reform be possible?

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Last week, during the ongoing UN General Assembly meeting, many world leaders, including President Trump and President Kagame, in their speeches, called for the UN reform so as to have a stronger, more effective and efficient, more just and greater driver for peace and harmony in the world.

Editorial: Private sector has potential to fill energy distribution gap

Access to safe, reliable and affordable energy is essential if the country is to achieve the projected national development targets.

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Most graduates usually find themselves in a dilemma on whether to seek a job or go into self employment

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SPECIAL GUARANTEE FUND:Insuring against wild animal damages, non-insured, non-identified vehicle accidents

In a bid to strengthen social protection, the Government of Rwanda has continued to put in place programs that ensure individuals and communities do not slip into lack due to unpredictable calamities. The Special Guarantee Fund (SGF) can be considered as one of social protection programs put in place to ensuring the rights and well-being of the citizens.

BDF trains SACCOs in Excel skills

A total of 30 Sacco District Deans from the 30 districts across the country have been trained in basic skills in excel application at Beau Sejour Hotel Remera Kigali, under the yauspices of Business Development Fund (BDF) with an aim of equipping Sacco staff members with skills they need to optimize their appreciation and application of data analysis tools during their day to day work.

How RUB has changed lives of visually impaired people in Rwanda

When visual impairment struck him at 19, Ismail Habufite, without a sense of sight, thought his life would be ruined and dreams shattered forever. That time, about eleven years ago, Habufite was an artisan making postal cards that he sold to earn a living. “I got sick and became totally visually impaired. That time I felt hopeless and could hardly imagine how my future would be. I thought I was going to be a burden to my family which was also poor,” he says.

UK sight charity helps 2 million Rwandans

Vision for a Nation Foundation has supported Rwanda to become the first developing country in the world to provide all its citizens with local access to affordable eye care as screenings reach two million this month.

Motivation: Is the carrot enough to stimulate performance?

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Corporal punishment was outlawed in Rwandan schools but behind the walls in schools and homes, the debate on whether the stick or the carrot is better at disciplining children goes on silently. Some teachers and parents believe that the carrot is not enough when it comes to effective disciplining of...

Dealing with unruly learners in school

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Enforcing discipline is one of the biggest challenges in every school. However, how a school deals with cases of misconduct can have an impact on the performance of the affected student and the general behavior of all students.

SDG 5: GENDER EQUALITY

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The purpose of SDG 5 is to make sure that all women and all girls are equal to men, everywhere in the world. Even though some countries like Rwanda have made progress in gender equality, there is always more that we can do.

The importance of generosity

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Sam and Tom were identical twins. They were so identical that even their mother found it difficult to distinguish one from the other, at least during their initial days on earth. However, they were very different from each other when it came to everything other than their appearance. Sam had...