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RWANDA: Kagame shuffles cabinet

Urges new team to transform Rwanda and citizens Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AGENCIES | Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Oct.19 swore in six new ministers appointed in a major cabinet reshuffle. The new ministers are Minister of Defence, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Minister of Trade and …

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More than 40 dead in Kenya bus accident

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | More than 40 people have been killed in a bus accident in western Kenya early Wednesday, police said. “Reports reaching me are that more than 40 people died on the spot but it could be more because the roof of the bus was ripped off,” …

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RDB partners with global IT firm, Andela

US$80million available for specialists in 4 African countries Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Andela, a global engineering firm based in New York, has raised US$80million in venture funding to mentor software developers in the four African countries where it operates; Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria. The firm invests in Africa’s …

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COMMENT: The economic cost of corruption in Kenya

The theft jeopardises the country’s short-term skills provision objectives and causes irredeemable long-term opportunity costs COMMENT | ODONGO KODONGO | Kenya is perceived as one of the world’s most corrupt countries. It ranked 143 out of 180 countries on Transparency International’s 2017 corruption perception index. The only African countries that scored …

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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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