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K-Club in fight for survival

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Hardly has the controversy of the threatened closing down of the popular Papy­rus nightspot in Kimihurura by Ki­gali City Council died down than a new one bubbles up. Officials have given K-Club – the upscale night­club in Nyarutarama – less than a couple of months to wind down op­erations and vacate their building. The reason given is that since K-Club operates just next to a service station, it is a safety hazard.

November 19th, 2012 | Posted in National,Weekly Highlights | Read More »

East Africa’s urban housing crisis, a huge investment opportunity


It’s now a fact that the bulk of East Africans living in urban areas are sleeping poorly. All five EAC states are living with a huge urban housing deficit that needs to be sorted as soon as possible. But who will do it?

November 19th, 2012 | Posted in Business,National,Weekly Highlights | Read More »

Clean and peaceful; but Rwanda bores tourists


Rwanda’s image of being peace­ful and clean attracted nearly a million tourists last year, but most could not stay longer than a day or two as they found the country ex­tremely boring.

November 19th, 2012 | Posted in Business,National,Weekly Highlights | Read More »

Drive to control banana disease before June


A visit to Buvumo cell, Mu­kura sector of Huye dis­trict in the South today, would leave one worried about how local people survive. Two years ago, banana farming was thriving. Today, the main crop has been completely ravaged by a bacterial disease, Banana Xan­thomonas Wilt (BXW).

November 19th, 2012 | Posted in National | Read More »

Hanga Umurimo program good to go after pilot project success


The ministry of trade and indus­try’s Hanga Umurimo (create a job) concept has been proven a success after achievements registered by the pilot project.

November 19th, 2012 | Posted in Business,Daily News,National | Read More »

Homeland security updates: police stations, motorbikes, and hawkers

Emmanuel Gasana

The Inspector General of the Rwanda National Police Em­manuel Gasana has said it’s the mandate of police to feed sus­pects being held at the various stations countrywide. IGP Gas­ana made the remarks last week while briefing the press about homeland security.

November 19th, 2012 | Posted in National | Read More »

Fire destroys New Cadillac Nightclub (photos)

Cadillac fire

The police fire brigade was by 10 am on Saturday still trying to contain a fire that razed the New Cadillac Nightclub and Restaurant. According to Peter Bitana, a security guard at the now destroyed facility, the fire started in the early hours of Saturday at 2 am.

November 17th, 2012 | Posted in Daily News,National | Read More »

Our unity is our strength – President Kagame

Unity Club

Unity is and should be what makes Rwandans stronger, President Paul Kagame has said.

November 16th, 2012 | Posted in Daily News,National | Read More »

Rwanda calls on FARDC and M23 to stop renewed fighting

Louise Mushikiwabo, Rwanda's Minister of Foreign Affairs. (file photo)

The government has urged the Congolese army (FARDC) and M23 to stop fighting and respect the decisions of the ICGLR on cessation of hostilities in DRC.

November 15th, 2012 | Posted in Daily News,National | Read More »

Agaciro Development Fund gets new friend in Skol Brewery

Mark Mugarura (right), Marketing Manager of Skol, handing over the check to Hannington Namara (CEO of OSF) as Stephen Hamza looks on. (photo Farouk Kaweesi)

The list of corporate firms pledging their support for the Agaciro Development Fund (AgDF) keeps growing with the latest source of support being Skol Breweries Ltd.

November 15th, 2012 | Posted in Daily News,National | Read More »

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