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Skills development and fostering partnerships topped the agenda of the Africa Tech Summit which closed in Kigali yesterday. The two-day summit convened over 500 entrepreneurs and business representatives from across the globe.

GHAZIABAD, UTTAR PRADESH – A four-year-old girl recently came to the emergency room where I work as a resident doctor. She was writhing in pain, her body convulsed with seizures.

 CAMBRIDGE – Is the world becoming increasingly prosperous? It would be hard to answer “yes” right now, at least so far as the leading high-income economies are concerned.

The Ministry of Education has said that activities to construct new classrooms are being accelerated so as to reduce overcrowding of students in classes.

Over 38,000 residents of Runda Sector in Kamonyi District are set to benefit from a Japanese grant that is set to bankroll a water project that aims at increasing access to clean water, hygiene and sanitation in the area.

Mukura Victory Sports and Amavubi Stars forward Bertrand Iradukunda is one of the most celebrated young players in Rwandan football. Having received his first cap for the senior national team last September 2014, under by Stephen Constantine, Iradukunda is ready to improve his football career.

THE Rwanda Rugby federation has unveiled a list of competitions for the 2019 calendar, that will include the women’s sevens tournament due in April.

Trust and communication are critical for laying the foundation of public health preparedness and response, President Paul Kagame has said. Kagame was speaking yesterday at a health security roundtable discussion themed; “Health in Crisis – Who Cures?".

Rwanda Social Security Board(RSSB) has reported a profit of Rwf25 billion for the first half of the 2018/19 fiscal year. The Fund’s director-general, Richard Tusabe, said yesterday at a news briefing that they expect to reach Rwf60 billion in profits before the current fiscal year ends on June 30, 2019.

Government, through Workforce Development Authority (WDA), is finalising plans to break ground for the construction of 10 specialised Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) schools across the country.

The government and civil society organisations are keen to lay out a plan to strengthen the participation of citizens in establishing their real categories under the Ubudehe social stratification.

The Professional Bailiffs Association (PBA) has implored the Ministry of Justice to intervene by dealing with banks and insurance firms that frustrate the process to recovery of public funds from debtors.

Rwanda Cycling Federation (FERWACY) in partnership with the German Society for International Cooperation (Gesellschaft Internationale Zusammenarbeit) GIZ have organized a special promotion of the Kivu Belt region during Tour du Rwanda 2019, which is scheduled to run from February 24 through March 3.

Saturday Group A Sorwathe FC            Vs         Gasabo United La Jeunesse FC       Vs         UR FC Gasogi United         Vs         Aspor FC Group B Etoile de l’est FC     Vs         Unity FC Interforce FC           Vs         Hope FC Gitikinyoni FC          Vs         Heroes FC Intare FC                   Vs         Miroplast FC Gasogi United will be looking to pick up three points when they host Aspor FC on Saturday at Kigali Stadium during match day 10 in the second division league.

The tax collection body, Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA), has over the years built itself into one of the most efficient government entities.

In most countries, parents would like to see their children have a higher living standard—and with it a better life—than they have had themselves.

The death toll from Brazil's tragic dam disaster in southeast Minas Gerais state has climbed to 166, the state civil defense agency said on Wednesday.

The Swiss assisted suicide organization EXIT said Wednesday it helped a total of 1,207 people end their lives in 2018, a jump compared with the 1,031 cases in 2017.

Zimbabwe on Wednesday ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, becoming the world's 168th country to adopt the treaty that prohibits all nuclear weapon explosions including tests.

Nigerian authorities have ordered tight security across the country as Saturday's presidential polls draw near. The police has said that to ensure peaceful elections, it is deploying "maximally" and would be making the enormous use of its human and material resources.

Japan's automaker giant Nissan Motor on Wednesday signed here a joint venture agreement with an Algerian private partner to install a car assembly plant with an investment worth 160 million U.S.

Over one thousand athletes are expected to take part in the Rwamagana Challenge Marathon, according to the Rwanda Athletics Federation (RAF), secretary-General, Olivier Umutangana.

Friday Playoffs REG Vs IPRC-Ngoma 5pm UTB Vs Gisagara 7pm University of Tourism, Technology and Business Studies (UTB) volleyball club will be looking for nothing short of a home win when they take on Gisagara in Game 1 of the playoff matches today at Amahoro Indoor Stadium.

Some write-ups give me the heebie-jeebies! Are my nuts together or have they gone so a-scatter that I cannot read a piece of writing and piece together its points? Time was when I listened to a good lecture, however high sounding, and silently cheered its delivering professor.

Ibrahim Cyusa, a budding traditional music singer and dancer, and his Inkera traditional dance troupe, early Thursday morning released their first ‘gakondo’ (Rwandan traditional music) as a Valentine's Day gift for fans.

February 18 Amagaju      Vs  APR Musanze      Vs  AS Kigali Espoir          Vs  Gicumbi February 19 Sunrise        Vs  Mukura Police          Vs  AS Muhanga Rayon Sports     Vs     Etincelles Bugesera     Vs  Marines Police FC head coach Joel Albert Mphande has asked his players to up their performances, during the second round of the Azam Rwanda Premier League, which starts on February 18.

Food security for all is a cornerstone of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, which recognises that global sustainable development can only be achieved if hunger and all forms of malnutrition are eradicated (Sustainable Development Goal number 2).

JOHANNESBURG – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) recorded a total of 68.5 million forcibly displaced people worldwide in 2017, the highest number in decades.

Last year, the city of Cape Town in South Africa was on the verge of a major catastrophe, what came to be known as Day Zero, the day when the city would completely run out of water, the first major city to do so.

Five Rwandan startups are among the 10 selected startups from Africa by the Dubai Chamber that will stand a chance to participate in the mentorship program in August this year in the United Arab Emirates.

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