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2015-09-01 What Is the Reason for the Drop in Petrol and Diesel Prices in Rwanda?
[News of Rwanda] The ministry of trade and industry has announced that fuel prices have dropped by 15 percent to Rwf 920 effective September 1, 2015. This comes after the prices increased to Rwf 935 in July 2015 from Rwf 840 in May 2015 after increasing from Rwf 810 at the beginning of the year.

2015-09-01 2016 FEASSSA Games - Rwanda to Compete in Hockey, Badminton
[New Times] Rwanda could be represented in unfamiliar sports like hockey and badminton at the 15th Brookside East African Post-Primary Games (FEASSSA) in Kenya in August, 2016.

2015-09-01 Former Street Kids to Benefit From Theatre Project
[New Times] A group of 16 youngsters will showcase their acting ability on September 19 in a theatre project at the Roots Foundation, a rehabilitation centre in Batsinda, Kagugu, a Kigali suburb.

2015-09-01 Mbungo Sends Message to Rivals Ahead of League Start
[New Times] Police FC coach Andre Casa Mbungo has sent a chilling warning to his rivals that his team is ready to challenge for league title when the 2015/16 season starts on September 18.

2015-09-01 Senators Take Hygiene Campaign to Districts
[New Times] Senators, yesterday, sensitised officials in eight districts about the need to improve hygiene conditions in homes and public areas. The districts visited by the senators were Burera, Nyaruguru, Bugesera, Muhanga, Huye, Rusizi, Nyagatare and Nyabihu.

2015-09-01 Rwanda Retain Taekwondo Ambassador's Cup
[New Times] After dominating the two-day Taekwondo Ambassador's Cup for the third consecutive year at the weekend, Team Rwanda has turned attention to the forthcoming All Africa Games in Congo-Brazzaville.

2015-09-01 Tigo in New Push to Ease Access to Internet Services Across Country
[New Times] Tigo Rwanda makes five years of operations this year. The telecom firm that has been dominant in the data and mobile money transfer services looks to strengthen its presence going forward. Last month, for instance, it unveiled a new brand tagline: "Live it. Love it". The telecom firm also launched a new campaign that aims at promoting Internet penetration in Rwanda and the use of mobile financial services, enabling clients to live 'a digital lifestyle'. Business Times' Ben Gasore caugh

2015-09-01 Engineers Tipped On Professionalism
[New Times] The Institute of Engineers Rwanda (IER) has urged engineers in the country to maintain professionalism in their work if they are to play a key role in estates and industrial development.

2015-09-01 Nyanza Seeks to Increase Health Insurance Subscribers
[New Times] Nyanza District is targeting 100 per cent insurance coverage in the financial year 2015/16.

2015-09-01 MIDIMAR Unveils Disaster Risk Mapping
[New Times] The National Risk Atlas, a new document with maps providing a comprehensive disaster risk profile of the country, was on Monday published by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR).

2015-09-01 EALA Pushes for Disaster Preparedness
[New Times] East african community (EAC) legislators have called on Partner States to work towards ensuring adequate preparedness in light of climate change effects.

2015-09-01 Diaspora Youth Convention to Discuss Business Devt in Rwanda
[New Times] The first International Rwanda Youth for Development (IRYD) convention is scheduled to take place in Montreal, Canada, later this month, with delegates expected to discuss business development in Rwanda.

2015-09-01 Miss Earth 2015 Finale Set for Sept 12
[New Times] Contestants in the inaugural Miss Earth Rwanda are set to face off on September 12 at the Kigali Serena Hotel. The winner will represent the country at the world grand finale in Vienna, Austria.

2015-09-01 How About a Rwandan Javelin or High Jump Champion At the Next IAAF Championships?
[New Times] The Athletics World Championship ended on Sunday in Beijing. Now, Athletics is not a big thing in Rwanda and so the Beijing event may have gone largely unnoticed here.

2015-09-01 Rwanda Inches Closer to Securing Own Barcodes
[New Times] Local manufacturers will soon find it easier to export their products following efforts by the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the International Trade centre (ICT) to establish barcoding for Rwanda's products. Barcoding is one of the best practices. Barcodes are used to encode products, serial and batch numbers.

2015-09-01 Modern Farmers Harvest Rain Water for Irrigation - Rugira
[New Times] Most parts of Rwanda, especially in the Eastern Province, are drought prone. This challenge has discouraged many residents from practicing agriculture as a business to improve their living standards. However, this challenge could be solved with a little bit of innovation on the part of farmers by harvesting rain which they can use to irrigate their crops during the dry season. Rain water harvesting is a process involving collection and storage of rain water (with the help of artificially designed system) t

2015-09-01 Maternity Fund Bill Remains a Priority, Says MP Uwayisenga
[New Times] Members of Parliament will debate the draft Bill to govern the Maternity Leave Benefits Scheme as soon as possible because setting up the fund remains a top priority for the country, a legislator has said.

2015-09-01 Peace Support Logistics Course Opens in Musanze
[New Times] More than 30 people, including military, police and civilian personnel, yesterday, started a two-week peace support operations logistics course at the Rwanda Peace Academy (RPA) in Musanze District.

2015-09-01 Insurance Sector Challenged to Support Agriculture Sector
[New Times] Farming has continued to be seen by the financial services sector as a risky venture. From commercial banks to microfinance institutions and the insurance sector, most players want nothing to do with the agriculture industry. This is despite the fact that agriculture employs about 76 per cent of Rwandan population and is one of the top drivers of economic growth.

2015-09-01 Privatisation of Power Projects a Win-Win for All
[New Times] 2015 has been a particularly hard year for electricity and water consumers. While one section suffered a full blown water crisis, the other was dealing with inconsistent power supply.

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