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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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