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A top Israeli defence official on Wednesday said he had come to Kigali with a delegation from some of his country’s defence companies intent on sharing their vast experience in border protection, with their Rwandan counterparts.

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Locusts have invaded several  countries in the Eastern African region, including Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia with the possibility of spreading further. Though they have not yet crossed into Rwanda, the Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Geraldine Mukeshimana, has said that the country was in a position to tackle the threat.

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The Ministry of Public Service and Labour has embarked on a campaign to sensitise employers countrywide to comply with the provisions of the new labour law.

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Morocco and Rwandan have agreed to establish a committee that will follow up on the implementation of the 30 bilateral cooperation agreements that the two countries have so far signed, an official statement indicates.

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The government of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is to resign, hours after President Vladimir Putin announced plans in parliament to change the constitution.

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Chairman of Sudan's Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said Wednesday that government forces have retaken all buildings of the General Intelligence Service (GIS), which were seized Tuesday by a rebellious security force.

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King Faisal Hospital is undergoing a major infrastructure upgrade which is expected to cost an estimated $20 million. The upgrade has been on the pipeline for a number of years and was expected to kick off during the previous management under Oshen Group, whose contract government terminated last year in April.

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A one-day seminar on border protection jointly organised by the Rwandan and Israeli Defence ministries was held in Kigali on Wednesday. According to Defence Minister Maj Gen Albert Murasira, the seminar provides an opportunity for Israeli and Rwandan participants to share lessons and experiences and come up with strategies “to better defend our people.

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Rwandan chemists proposed waste sorting as the first step towards sustainable solid waste management. They made this case on Tuesday during the 3rd chemistry workshop held in Kigali under the theme “Environmental problems and research of solutions” organized by the University of Rwanda chemistry department comprising staff and students through the Rwanda Chemistry Students' Association.

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Climate change-induced disasters have continued to hit farmers, affecting thousands of hectares of crops and livestock. This is why the Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources has encouraged farmers to take advantage of the National Agriculture Insurance Scheme to cushion them against such losses.

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Local Telco, MTN Rwanda has confirmed that over 2,500 smartphones have so far been collected under the Connect Rwanda Challenge. The campaign was initiated by MTN Rwanda, is run in partnership with the Ministry of ICT and Innovation (MINICT).

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• A new Doctor’s Plaza with 45 outpatient consultation room • 10-15 medical specialists to be hired • A new research and training centre

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Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) on Tuesday increased power tariffs for large residential customers and industries but slashed tariffs for healthcare facilities and data centres.

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A Kigali based businessman is moving to sue a French firm, Gregori International, which is currently involved in the construction of the Kigali Golf Course.

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The Ministry of ICT and Innovation has confirmed that over 2,500 smartphones raised under the Connect Rwanda Challenge will be distributed to beneficiaries before the end of January.

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The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) in charge of Operations, Felix Namuhoranye, has challenged police officers set to be deployed for peacekeeping operations in Central African Republic (CAR) to be defined by discipline and professionalism.

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Civic education training – locally known as Itorero – for history teachers is set to be held annually in a bid to tackle the issue of educators fearing to teach genocide-related history, the National Commission for the Fight against the Genocide (CNLG) has said.

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President Paul Kagame has said that sustainable development must result from the involvement of all citizens. Kagame was speaking in Abu Dhabi, UAE, during a Presidential Keynote Interview at the Future Sustainability Summit conducted by British broadcast journalist Nik Gowing where they discussed Rwanda’s sustainability development goals.

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After falling out of the title race, Mukura Victory Sports have set themselves a target to finish in the top four in the Rwanda Premier League, head coach Spain Tony Hernandez has said.

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There is a distressing photo doing the rounds on twitter. It is the very image of savagery at its worst. The photo is that of the back of a woman’s head in plaits, but half of the hair is missing after it was uprooted by brute force by her husband.

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With the New Year comes a new start. A chance for you to leave the struggles and obstacles of the previous year behind and start afresh.

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Rwanda Cycling Federation (FERWACY), in collaboration with the Chancellery for Heroes, National Orders and Decorations of Honour (CHENO), are set to organise the first ever “Cycling Heroes Cup” which is slated for January 26 in Kigali.

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Gisagara Volleyball Club will be hoping to halt Rwanda Energy Group volleyball (REG) winning streak that goes as far back as last season when both sides meet on Saturday at Amahoro Stadium.

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In December last year, roughly 400 students participated in group activities that involved debates, with themes centred on development. Twenty-four mentors were there to help them.

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It is easy for us today to find a USB flash drive that suits our needs, whether you require high storage capacity or top tier components.

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