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Rwanda decides on Agoa saga

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Rwanda decides on Agoa saga

- Dar es Salaam. Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has insisted that Rwanda will proceed with its plan to phase-out importation of second-hand clothes despite threats from the US that the move could lead to a review of his country’s eligibility to duty-free access to the American market. President Kagame made the remarks yesterday while addressing a news conference moments after submitting his nomination papers to the National Electoral Commission (NEC)

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Singida United wasajili mfungaji bora wa Rwanda

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Singida United wasajili mfungaji bora wa Rwanda

- Kasi ya Singida United si ya kawaida kwani usajili wanaofanya ni wa nguvu, wameleta nyota mwingine matata kutoka Rwanda. Klabu ya Singida United katika harakati za kujiimarisha kwa ajili ya msimu ujao Ligi Kuu Bara imefanikiwa kumsajili Danny Usengimana ambaye pia ni mchezaji wa timu ya taifa ya Rwanda. Usengimana amesaini mkataba wa miaka miwili kucheza kwenye kikosi cha Singida United ambacho msimu ujao kitashiriki Ligi Kuu Bara baada ya kufanikiwa kupanda ikiwa ni baada ya kusota kwa zaidi ya miaka 10 kikipambana kurudi Ligi Kuu

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Rwanda's President Kagame nominated to contest in elections, says it's his last election

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Rwanda's President Kagame nominated to contest in elections, says it's his last election

- Members of Rwanda's ruling party, the Rwandan Patriotic Front, have nominated President Paul Kagame to contest in the presidential election slated for August 3. Members of Rwanda's ruling party, the Rwandan Patriotic Front, have nominated President Paul Kagame to contest in the presidential election slated for August 3. Kagame got an overwhelming vote of 1,929 of the 1,930 ballots cast. Kagame told his party members that this would be his last election

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Rwanda electoral commission begins nominating presidential candidates

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Rwanda electoral commission begins nominating presidential candidates

- The Executive Secretary of the National Electoral Commission of Rwanda, Charles Munyaneza, says three candidates have so far expressed in the presidential race. The National Electoral Commission of Rwanda says they are ready to conduct the 2017 presidential elections, which will be held on the 3rd of August for Rwandans living abroad and on the 4th of August those resident in Rwanda

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Commercial Bank of Africa buys Rwandan lender

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Commercial Bank of Africa buys Rwandan lender

- Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) is set to expand its footprint in the region following the full acquisition of Kigali-based Crane Bank Rwanda Ltd. The deal will see CBA acquire 100 per cent of the bank, which is a subsidiary of Uganda’s DFCU Bank Ltd. “This acquisition signals CBA’s strategic intentions to expand its existing business operations in Rwanda and participate meaningfully in Rwanda’s economic growth agenda,” said CBA in a statement Thursday

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Rwanda blows whistle on fraud scheme

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Rwanda blows whistle on fraud scheme

- Photo: National Bank of Rwanda (NBR) Governor John Rwangombwa. On June 8 he wrote to 17 banks, including Kenyan institutions with branches in Rwanda, urging them to stop any money transfers to the pyramid scheme. Left, a copy of the letter sent to banks obtained from NBR’s twitter page. Photo/COURTESY BLOOMBERG David Macharia and Steve Umidha @PeopleDailyKe. Rwanda’s central bank has banned an organisation with a large presence in East Africa including Kenya that has characteristics of a pyramid scheme

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Black face white mask

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Black face white mask

- Rukundo’s goes under the skin of colour perceptions. Skin bleaching treatments are a global phenomenon. They are common in the Caribbean, Middle East, Asia, South America, and several African countries including Rwanda. Rwanda visual artist Baptiste Rukundo is among those who see a dark side to using lightening products. This is the central theme of his month long exhibition that started on June 03 at Concept Arts Studio at Kacyiru in Kigali

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Rwanda minister says new Mombasa-Nairobi railway vital to east African integration

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Rwanda minister says new Mombasa-Nairobi railway vital to east African integration

- KIGALI, RWANDA: The newly inaugurated standard gauge railway line between Mombasa and Nairobi is very important to the integration of eastern Africa, Rwandan Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Claver Gatete said here Thursday. "It was a very successful project, thanks to China's support for Kenya," Gatete told Xinhua in an interview at his office in downtown Kigali, the Rwandan capital

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Britam blames fraud for loss in Rwanda

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Britam blames fraud for loss in Rwanda

- Britam has attributed its poor performance in Rwanda to fraudulent claims on an outpatient insurance cover that saw the subsidiary report a loss during the year to December 2016. Group Chief Executive Benson Wairegi said the company had already stopped offering the product and taken other measures on the challenge that led to Rwanda being the only operation within the firm’s stable to report losses

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Rwanda President Paul Kagame slams the SGR, calls it a big sham

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Rwanda President Paul Kagame slams the SGR, calls it a big sham

- The Standard Gauge Railway(SGR) has been at the center of heated debates for some time now. - Rwandan President Paul Kagame has joined the debate. - Kagame recently slammed the Jubilee government over the SGR ,calling it a rip-off. Rwandan President Paul Kagame has taken issue with the Kenyan government over the just launched Standard Gauge Railway(SGR). The no-nonsense head of state recently poured cold water on the SGR project, calling it a total rip-off and a big sham

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Rhino kills conservationist in Rwanda

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Rhino kills conservationist in Rwanda

- Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | A conservationist who was training rangers to track and protect black rhinos in Rwanda has been killed by one of the animals, the organisation he worked for has said in a statement. Information about the exact circumstances of Hungarian Krisztian Gyongyi’s death on Wednesday morning in Akagera National Park is “still being gathered”, said Peter Fearnhead, the chief executive of Africa Parks

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Kagame pledges support to sports

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Kagame pledges support to sports

- Rwanda has talent, President says. President Paul Kagame has pledged the government’s support to artists, sportsmen, media practictioners and other talented Rwandan to enable them achieve their full potential. The President made the pledge on May 27 during a meeting with more than 2000 participants of Itorero for artists, sportsmen and media practitioners at Kigali Convention Center. In attendance were sportsmen and women, including past medal winners and members of different teams, and musicians, actors, and dancers

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Diplomats concerned over Rwanda social media controls

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Diplomats concerned over Rwanda social media controls

- Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | Western diplomats in Rwanda voiced their concern on Tuesday over an order that presidential candidates must submit their social media messages to the country’s election commission for pre-approval before dissemination. “We are all concerned about this recent development and I think it is important to really understand what is behind this very, very serious limitation on the freedom of expression,” said US ambassador Erica Barks-Ruggles

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Jewish body honours Kagame

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Jewish body honours Kagame

- President Paul Kagame has been awarded with the Dr Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Award for Outstanding Friendship with the Jewish People from the World Values Network. The award was presented on May 22 at the fifth annual Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala in New York, U.S. hosted by the World Values Network. The event coincided with the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem and paid special tribute to the late holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Laureate, Elie Wiesel, who dedicated his life to combatting genocidal ideology and attacks

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19 endangered rhinos fly home to Rwanda on Etihad Cargo planes

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19 endangered rhinos fly home to Rwanda on Etihad Cargo planes

- Abu Dhabi: A total of 19 critically endangered black rhinos were successfully returned from Johannesburg to their home in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, on board planes operated by Etihad Cargo, it was announced. The return of the rhinos, which account for two per cent of 1,000 rhinos left in the world, marked a big moment for the African country after the species disappeared in 2007 following decades of widespread poaching

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Kenya, Rwanda prepare for peaceful elections in August

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Kenya, Rwanda prepare for peaceful elections in August

- By PSCU Kenya and Rwanda hold their general elections four days apart in August. Rwanda goes to the polls on August 4 while those of Kenya are scheduled four days later on August 8. Rwanda has prepared a raft of activities aimed at peace-building ahead of the elections including the Kigali International Peace Marathon held on Sunday where First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and her Rwandan Counterpart Jeanette Kagame ran the 7-km special non-competition ‘run for peace” race

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Kenya and Rwanda prepare for peaceful elections in August .

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Kenya and Rwanda prepare for peaceful elections in August .

- Rwanda has prepared a raft of activities aimed at peace-building ahead of the elections including the Kigali International Peace Marathon held on Sunday where First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and her Rwandan Counterpart Jeanette Kagame ran the 7-km special non-competition ‘run for peace” race. The peace marathon is an annual event organized on the every year during the hundred days of commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against some targeted populations to contribute to the journey of peace building process in Rwanda and abroad

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Rwandan for French parliament

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Rwandan for French parliament

- The party of Frances new president unveils a Rwandan-born economist as candidate in polls. French president-elect Emmanuel Macron’s party on May 11 unveiled more than 400 candidates who will stand in parliamentary elections in June, with half of them newcomers to politics and half of them women. It includes Herve Berville, aged 27, a Rwandan-born economist adopted at the age of four in 1994 by a French family in Cote d’Armor, Brittany, the constituency where he will stand

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  • Rwanda blows whistle on fraud scheme
    Rwanda blows whistle on fraud scheme

    , thepeople.co.ke

    Photo: National Bank of Rwanda (NBR) Governor John Rwangombwa. On June 8 he wrote to 17 banks, including Kenyan institutions with branches in Rwanda, urging them to stop any money transfers to the pyramid scheme. Left, a copy of the letter sent to banks obtained from NBR’s twitter page. Photo/COURTESY BLOOMBERG David Macharia and Steve Umidha @PeopleDailyKe. Rwanda’s central bank has banned an organisation with a large presence in East Africa including Kenya that has characteristics of a pyramid scheme

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Politics & Government

Sports

Business

  • Commercial Bank of Africa buys Rwandan lender
    Commercial Bank of Africa buys Rwandan lender

    , standardmedia.co.ke

    Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) is set to expand its footprint in the region following the full acquisition of Kigali-based Crane Bank Rwanda Ltd. The deal will see CBA acquire 100 per cent of the bank, which is a subsidiary of Uganda’s DFCU Bank Ltd. “This acquisition signals CBA’s strategic intentions to expand its existing business operations in Rwanda and participate meaningfully in Rwanda’s economic growth agenda,” said CBA in a statement Thursday

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Technology

  • Rwanda to pilot India innovations
    Rwanda to pilot India innovations

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    Rwanda is to host an India Innovation Growth Programme for the East African region, according to an agreement signed between the two countries on Feb. 20 in Kigali. Under the agreement, the India-Rwanda Innovation Growth Program is being launched to enable India expand ties in science, technology and innovation between the two countries. The agreement was signed by Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari and Rwandan Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi in

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Health

  • Rwanda bans poultry products amid bird flu concerns
    Rwanda bans poultry products amid bird flu concerns

    , independent.co.ug

    Rwanda has imposed temporary ban on all imported poultry products from Uganda and European countries due to outbreak of Avian Influenza (bird flu). Avian Influenza is an infectious type of influenza that spreads among birds. In rare cases, it can affect humans, according to medical scientists. Uganda has confirmed the outbreak of the flu in wild terns and domestic birds which has led to mass deaths of wild birds on

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Religion & Spirituality

Entertainment & Arts

  • Rwandans preserving culture through dance
    Rwandans preserving culture through dance

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    Rwandans preserving culture through dance They concentrate on teaching the traditional music and what each of them means to children. Any visitor to Rwanda will be struck by the sounds and rhythms of different kinds of traditional music played even in the capital city Kigali. Though Rwanda has different kinds of music today, traditional music still stands out as an essential part of Rwandan culture. It is played

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Education

Farming

  • Kenya, Rwanda ban poultry from Uganda over bird flu
    Kenya, Rwanda ban poultry from Uganda over bird flu

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    Nairobi - Kenyan and Rwandan authorities said on Wednesday they had banned poultry products from neighbouring Uganda, where a virulent H5 strain of avian flu has broken out. "The government banned importation of poultry and poultry products from Uganda with immediate effect," said Kenya's agriculture cabinet secretary Willy Bett at a press conference. The move from Nairobi comes two days after Rwanda also blocked poultry imports. "Rwanda has put in

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Travel & Recreation

  • Luxury resort opens two safari lodges in Rwanda
    Luxury resort opens two safari lodges in Rwanda

    , independent.co.ug

    The Dubai-based luxury resort company, One&Only is to open two new properties in Rwanda, namely, One&Only Nyungwe House and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest. The move into Rwanda follows the success of One&Only’s first landlocked property; the Australia’s Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. Until Australia and Rwanda, One&Only has been renowned for its ultra-luxe beachside resorts. One & Only Resorts Ltd is known for developing and operating resorts, hotels, and casinos in many parts of world

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Law & Crime

Media & Information

Life & Style

  • First Lady Margaret Kenyatta to run for peace in Rwanda
    First Lady Margaret Kenyatta to run for peace in Rwanda

    , kassweekly.co.ke

    Kigali, Rwanda , 18 May , 2017 (PSCU)—First Lady Margaret Kenyatta will on Sunday join her counterpart in Rwanda Jeanette Kagame during the Kigali International Peace Marathon that is expected to draw thousands of athletes from across the world, including Kenyans. An estimated 6000 athletes, Diplomats and peace enthusiasts from various countries are expected to take part in the annual peace marathon, a national event now in its 13 year running

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Science & Nature

  • Rwanda to share RWf53bn conservation award
    Rwanda to share RWf53bn conservation award

    , independent.co.ug

    Rwanda is set to benefit from a US$65 million (Approx. Rwf53 billion) from the Wyss Foundation given to African Parks to bolster conservation several countries. The funds will go toward African Parks’ management of Liwonde National Park, Majete Wildlife Reserve and Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in Malawi, Akagera National Park in Rwanda, and five still-to-be-identified protected areas in other countries. African Parks, a South Africa-based organization, manages six million hectares across ten protected areas in seven African nations

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