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In a bid to facilitate the recovery of struggling economies across the region, the East African Business Council (EABC) is rallying its member states to reopen the regional airspace that was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Diageo, makers of Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Guinness, have announced that it has created the world’s first ever 100 per cent plastic free paper-based spirits bottle, made entirely from sustainably sourced wood.

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During the pandemic, there has been a narrative that Covid-19 has completely altered the landscape of Rwanda. It is a statement that definitely holds strong validity but in some respects, Covid-19 has also strengthened a number of pre-existing trends in our country.

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The Coronavirus made a bold statement this past week. First came the devastating news that the Prime Minister of the Ivory Coast had become Covid-19’s latest high profile victim and Rwanda recorded its fourth death.

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Did you know that Ariana Grande, Kylie Jenner and Cristiano Ronaldo can make about $ 1 million on a sponsored posts on Instagram? Social media influencers are creating a new class of celebrity and turning it into a revenue stream.

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Young entrepreneurs in green growth from Rwanda-who make packaging bags from banana trunks- are among 15 teams from 12 countries around the world who have been selected by Green Growth Institute to benefit from entrepreneurship support.

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The World Bank Group Board of Executive Directors on Monday 13th July discussed the Rwanda Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for the period 2021-26.

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Credit risk management firm TransUnion has named Emile Kinuma as its new Rwanda Chief Executive. Kinuma was until recently the Chief Executive of Mobicash, the popular mobile payment and Fintech Company.

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But Arnaud Mugisha Gatera, professionally known as DJ Marnaud, is an exception. Last year alone, the hunky received invitations from three different local universities to give their students a career talk, following persistent requests from the students.

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The 2021 edition of the Jeux de la Francophonie have been moved to 2022 to avoid a direct clash with the Tokyo Olympic Games.

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The Minister for Environment Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya, is expected to appear in the Lower Chamber of Parliament this week, where she will respond to questions related to water and land use.

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Rwanda Education Board (REB) has announced that it targets to reach 62 percent internet connectivity among secondary public schools this fiscal year, from the current 52 percent.

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As countries across the globe continue grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic, air travel industry, which has been hit hard, is slowly resuming as select airlines across the world return to the skies.

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Seventeen years ago, the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, better known as the Maputo Protocol, was signed.

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Briton tactician Calum Shaun Selby has pledged to lead Etincelles to a top four finish next season after inking a new one-year deal over the weekend as the club’s head coach.

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Farmers across the country, especially in the Eastern Province that is prone to dry spells continue to decry the lack of access to irrigation facilities despite many lakes in the province.

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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the marketing of Philip Morris Products S.A.’s “IQOS Tobacco Heating System” as modified risk tobacco products (MRTPs).

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Rwanda National Police (RNP) has warned the general public against publishing or spreading rumours, which is punishable by law. This comes after one Ruben Hamuli, 26, was arrested on Sunday in Rubavu District for allegedly publishing false information related to his recent arrest.

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The substantive trial of terror suspect Callixte Nsabimana has finally resumed after having been previously postponed for about three times due to various reasons.

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Driving schools are among the services that are still closed as the country continues to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, Rwanda National Police (RNP) spokesperson, CP John Bosco Kabera, clarified on Monday, July 13.

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LONDON, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Some 9.7 million children worldwide "could be forced out of school forever" by the end of this year, as a result of increasing poverty and budget cuts incurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, London-headquartered charity Save the Children warned Monday.

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Zindzi Mandela, a daughter to South Africa’s anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela and his ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has died aged 59. State television South African Broadcasting Corporation reported that Zindzi Mandela died at a Johannesburg hospital om Monday, July 13, 2020.

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Though the new coronavirus pandemic continues to hit the creative industry, some have adjusted and found a way to continue with their plans.

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Rwanda on Sunday, July 12, confirmed 38 new Coronavirus cases, bringing the tally of confirmed cases to 1,337 of whom 684 have recovered.

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