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2018-03-17 Tale of Ugandan Who Survived Rwanda Genocide
[Monitor] This April will mark 24 years since the genocide against the Tutsi happened in Rwanda.

2018-03-15 Northern Province Closes Down 775 Churches
[New Times] Authorities in Northern Province have suspended worshipping activities in 775 churches in the five districts of the province, over failure to meet minimum standards.

2018-03-15 Rwanda-Uganda Row - Kigali Says It Will Not Retaliate
[East African] Rwanda hopes that the frosty relation with Uganda will be resolved soon citing deep historical ties between the two countries as reason not to retaliate.

2018-03-15 Kenyan Named as National Cricket Team Coach
[New Times] Rwanda Cricket Association (RCA) have named Kenya's Martin Suji as the senior men's national team new head coach on a four-month contract, the federation president Eddie Balaba has confirmed.

2018-03-15 CAF Boss Ahmed Roots for Women Football
[New Times] Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmed Ahmed has urged women to play their role in the promotion and uplifting of women football on the continent.

2018-03-15 Rusizi - Man Arrested for Impersonating a Judge
[New Times] Police in Rusizi District are holding a 49-year old man for allegedly impersonating a court judge and defrauding unsuspecting people.

2018-03-15 Kigali Photography Centre Comes of Age
[New Times] Three months ago, the Kigali Centre For Photography (KCFP) opened its doors to the public. Located in Kacyiru behind the American Embassy, the centre is the brainchild of Rwandan freelance photographer Jacques Nkinzingabo. The December 10 opening also doubled as a joint photo exhibition -Agahugu Gato (Little Country).

2018-03-15 Scientists Decry Low Number of Girls Taking Science Courses
[New Times] Scientists have called on education stakeholders, including parents and teachers, to rally young girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses (STEM), at higher learning institutions.

2018-03-15 Step Up Efforts to Improve Sanitation, Local Govts Told
[New Times] There is need to roll out training programmes for district officials in waste management, an expert has said.

2018-03-15 Real Estate Propels Service Sector Growth
[New Times] The contribution of services sector to Rwanda's economic growth last year was big, owing to real estate, a report by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) released on Tuesday shows.

2018-03-15 Taekwondo Teams Up Preps Ahead of African Meet
[New Times] Rwanda Taekwondo Federation president Placide Bagabo has tipped the national team to win medals at the forthcoming African Taekwondo Championship, scheduled for March 28 - April 1 in Agidir, Morocco.

2018-03-15 Leaders Upbeat Over New Imihigo Assessment Tool
[New Times] The recent decision by government to revisit the tools it uses to assess the implementation of districts' performance contracts (imihigo) is designed to ensure execution of priority projects, officials have said.

2018-03-14 Rwanda Vows Not to Reciprocate Uganda's Detentions, Torture
[Observer] The Rwandan minister of Foreign Affairs Louise Mushikiwabo has said that her government is saddened by the recent behaviour of its neighbour, Uganda over the treatment of Rwandan nationals.

2018-03-15 Rura Takes Steps Toward 'Smart Taxi-Moto'
[New Times] Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) is mulling over the possibilities of harnessing technology to streamline the country's public transport system.

2018-03-14 "I Will Also Fight With You" - President Kagame, Rwanda's Berater-in-Chief
[African Arguments] President Paul Kagame of Rwanda may divide opinion, but both his friends and foes agree on certain things -- that he is tough, wants things done his way, and hates being contradicted. In power for almost 24 years and counting, he is often described as the "CEO of Rwanda Inc".

2018-03-14 Minister of Justice Heads to Kigali
[SNA] Khartoum -The Minister of Justice, Dr. Idris Ibrahim Jameel, Left On Tuesday, to Capital of Rwanda, Kigali to Participate in Meeting of the Ministers of Justice and Law Affairs of the African Continental Free Trade Area (Cfta), Which Will Be Held During

2018-03-14 Local Designers Get Nod From Japanese Fashion Guru
[New Times] On his recent visit to Rwanda, Japanese fashion enthusiast Leo Sugo was impressed by the quality of collections produced by the local designers. Little wonder he has pledged to promote Rwandan made designs on the international market, through the annual fashion show, Tokyo Africa Collection, in Japan. However, no Rwandan designer has ever participated in the show, and Sugo wants to partner with the local designers to partake in the annual runway show. Sugo shared with The New Times, about his future plans

2018-03-14 CAF President Meets Kagame on Rwanda Tour
[CAF] CAF President Ahmad on Monday, 12 March 2018, met with Rwanda President Paul Kagame in Kigali, as he climaxed his three-day official visit to the East African nation.

2018-03-14 Education - Are Teachers Losing the Moral Compass?
[New Times] Back in the day, teachers were a yard stick for measuring good morals in society. They were hailed as role models and society held them in high esteem. It was a sense of pride to be referred to as a teacher-a profession many took up as a calling to serve society.

2018-03-14 Why Education Sector Needs More Innovators
[New Times] The concept of innovation has stood the test of time; with emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), how has quality education been realised through this channel?

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