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2014-10-31 Kaberuka Nominated for Africa Person of the Year
[New Times]Dr. Donald P. Kaberuka, a Rwandan economist and the current President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) was this week named on the list of the prestigious Forbes Africa's nominees for their 2014 Person of the Year award.

2014-10-31 Eight Year-Old Nyamirambo Child Killed Following Heavy Downpour
[New Times]The body of an eight-year-old boy was found drowned in a drainage channel in Gikondo following yesterday afternoon's torrential downpour.

2014-10-31 International Fund for Agricultural Development Commend Rwanda On Agriculture, Pledges Continued Support
[Rwanda Govt]Kigali -The President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Dr.Kanayo F. Nwanze, has commended Rwanda for taking the lead in transforming agriculture. Dr Kanayo was in Rwanda last week during a four days trip that aims to strengthening Rwanda's cooperation with the UN agency.

2014-10-30 Test of African Democracy - Burkina and Beyond
[allAfrica]Washington, DC -On Thursday the former soldier who seized power in Burkina Faso 27 years ago agreed to negotiate with opponents. The announcement was a response to massive popular demonstrations against President Blaise Compaore’s intention to extend his rule for another term. While most protesters were peaceful, violence left Parliament and other buildings in flames. Amid reports in the evening that the military had taken over in what amounted to another coup, social media celebrated that some soldiers had join

2014-10-31 Word Has It - Groove Awards May Be Called Off
[New Times]The annual gospel music awards, Groove Awards, may not take place this year after the lead judge Aimable Twahirwa resigned citing irregularities and dishonesty among the organising committee members. The annual awards are a product of Groove Awards Kenya but a Rwandan version was created to Award gospel singers in the country.

2014-10-31 EALA Member to Seek Assembly's Dissolution
[New Times]Following months of interruption of normalcy in the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), a member has vowed to move to the East African Court of Justice seeking to dissolve the House.

2014-10-31 Meet Niyoyita, Rwanda's Gospel Comedy Sensation
[New Times]Born in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, the 27-year-old founder of Comedy Doers, a gospel comedy group, Joshua Ramjaane Niyoyita is also a freelance presenter on Isango Radio and Lemigo TV.

2014-10-31 Kayonza Residents Await Compensation Six Years On
[New Times]Residents of Kayonza have complained over delays to compensate them for property and land lost in 2008 to pave way for construction of feeder roads in the town.

2014-10-31 Muhanga to Get Four-Storey Taxi Park
[New Times]A multi-million four-storey taxi park is set to be constructed in the southern town of Muhanga to respond to match a growing transport sector.

2014-10-31 Rab Launches New Initiative to Enhance Rice Production
[New Times]A new initiative that seeks to increase rice production, ensure quality along the value chain; and ease access to agro-inputs has been unveiled by Rwanda Agriculture Board (Rab).

2014-10-31 His Style - Dj Khadir On His Love for Watches and Women in Ripped Jeans
[New Times]Kadhir Muhammed is a popular DJ with Ruff Cuts. He spins at many different spots in town. He values trustworthiness, and it takes a lot to get him angry. He can't stand bad sound when listening to music. He shared his fashion tips with Stephen Kalimba.

2014-10-31 Govt in New Bid to Avert Disasters
[New Times]The Ministry of Disaster Preparedness and Refugees affairs will on November 6 launch a one-week sensitisation campaign to raise public awareness on prevention of disasters in the country.

2014-10-31 50,000 Households in E. Province Get Electricity
[New Times]At least 50,000 households in six districts in the Eastern Province have been connected to national electric grid, officials have said. The districts are Kirehe, Kayonza, Rwamagana, Ngoma, Gatsibo and Nyagatare.

2014-10-31 WB Pledges U.S. $100 Million to Ebola-Stricken Countries
[New Times]The World Bank Group yesterday announced an additional $100 million funding to help speed up deployment of foreign health workers to the three Ebola worst-affected countries in West Africa.

2014-10-31 Hotshots Updates - Frankie Talks About Rwanda's Natural Beauty
[New Times]Rwandan Hotshot Frankie is clearly promoting his country in the Big Brother house. He told gossip king Mr 265 about the natural attractions that make Rwanda unique like the silver back gorilla, which is only in three countries in the world that is Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

2014-10-31 Malnutrition to Be Eliminated By 2020
[New Times]If government maintains its fight against malnutrition, there will be no case of stunting children in the next six years, the senatorial Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Human Rights and Petitions has said.

2014-10-31 Should Ferwafa Sell Broadcasting Rights?
[New Times]The latest directive by Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) to sell the broadcasting rights of their matches will not do much to promote the sport in the country. The winners of the broadcasting tender whose bid is currently under competition will have the right to supply it to other broadcasters at a fee agreed upon by the two parties.

2014-10-31 1,300 Police Officers to Train in Handling Suspected Ebola Cases
[New Times]Up to 1,300 Police officers are to be trained in handling people suspected of having come into contact with persons suspected of having Ebola symptoms or diagnosed with the virus.

2014-10-31 New Policy Prescribes Special Treatment for Juveniles
[New Times]A new policy approved by the Cabinet recently lays out procedures and punishment to be meted out in case a persons below the age of 18 is convicted on any crime by a court of law.

2014-10-31 Equity Targets Rwandans Living Abroad
[New Times]Rwandans in the Diaspora now have more avenues to send money home and invest in income-generating projects after Equity Bank Rwanda launched Diaspora banking services on Wednesday.

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