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First female delinquents rehab centre to open

Currently, female offenders are housed in transit centres and released Kampala, Uganda |  JOHN MBARAGA | Young women and girls who have veered off the right path and have fallen into life of crime will have a chance to rebuild their lives after government unveiled plans to establish a rehabilitation centre …

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Agric shifts fertiliser, seed distribution from RAB

Kampala, Uganda | STEPHEN NUWAGIRA | Rwanda’s agriculture ministry is changing the process of seed and fertiliser distribution, according to the Minister of State minister for Agriculture, Fulgence Nsengiyumva. Nsengiyumva said Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), which has hitherto been central in the process, will no longer be directly involved, leaving the …

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RWANDA: Parliamentary elections set

But political temperature remains low as potential candidates collect signatures Kampala, Uganda |  JOHN MBARAGA | In just over two months Rwandans head to the polls to choose their next parliamentary representatives, but the political temperature is yet to rise as potential candidates move around constituencies collecting signatures to support their …

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Mitrelle to construct 10,000 units in Kigali

Sector players call for more incentives for low cost houses Kampala, Uganda |   STEPHEN NUWAGIRA | The recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and Mitrelle Group, to construct 10,000 housing units in Rwanda has led major players to demand reassessment of priorities. The Israel-based global …

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`Let Rwandans eat cheese’

Munyankindi lone journey to creating a Rwandan cheese Kampala, Uganda | ELIAS HAKIZIMANA | Theoneste Munyankindi, a priest Musanze District of Rwanda’s Northern Province, has unusual approach to business as his thriving cheese venture shows. It all started with a dream that Munyankindi had – to produce a locally made Rwandan …

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RWANDA: Tap & Go firm eyes expansion

Upcountry destinations within Rwanda, more cities across Africa targeted Kampala, Uganda | STEPHEN NUWAGIRA | AC Group, the firm behind the Tap & Go e-payment system on public transport buses in Kigali now plans to expand both within and outside the country. AC Group chief executive officer, Patrick NsengaBuchana, says the …

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Mergers and exits inforex market

Bureaus race to beat deadline on Rwf50m minimum capital Kampala, Uganda | STEPHEN NUWAGIRA | The new regulations by the central bank requiring forex bureaus to hire qualified staff and deploy ICT systems in their operations, among others, have left casualties along the way with some firmsexiting, according to the regulator …

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World Bank supports Rwanda energy sector

Off-grid power to meet connectivity targets Kampala, Uganda | DIAS NYESIGA | The World Bank is happy to be a strategic partner of the Government of Rwanda in the energy sector, according to Yasser El-Gammal, World Bank country manager for Rwanda. He was speaking about the 2018/19 fiscal year budget that was …

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2018/19 budget: Rwanda invest more in Agriculture

Rwanda invest more in Agriculture Targets making sector climate resilient, more productive Kampala, Uganda | FRANCIS BYARUHANGA | Rwanda has again increased its budget allocation to agriculture sector and edged closer to meeting the Maputo and Malabo declarations which require member states of the African Union to allocate at least 10% of …

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COMMENT: A loss for Kenyan democracy

Mass resignation of columnists from The Nation shows press freedom means holding owners accountable COMMENT | NANJALA NYABOLA | On March 27, eight columnists from the Nation Media Group resigned from the Nation newspaper, citing a lack of editorial independence. For Kenya’s largest daily, the exodus of top talent was the …

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