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KASEYA: Vaccinating your dog, cat could keep next pandemic at bay

KASEYA: Vaccinating your dog, cat could keep next pandemic at bay

Dr. Jean Kaseya, a citizen of the Democratic Republic of Congo was this year elected to head Africa CDC. He previously held several health dockets at continental and global level.

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Fighting lies about vaccines and the harm they cause: Experts’ take

Fighting lies about vaccines and the harm they cause: Experts’ take

So far, the true extent of effects spread of vaccine lies have had has not been documented. But it’s a question that preoccupies scientists in parts of the world, and more so in light of ongoing vaccine research and development efforts to tackle a number of diseases of concern.

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Rwanda’s $4.4 billion 2023/24 budget in a nutshell 

Rwanda’s $4.4 billion 2023/24 budget in a nutshell 

Authorities bank on allocations in the budget to expedite progress on a number of ruling party promises ahead of Presidential and Parliamentary polls.

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Odai on diaspora and why migration shouldn’t be do or die affair 

Odai on diaspora and why migration shouldn’t be do or die affair 

Angela N. Afoley Odai, Acting Head of the Diaspora Division at African Union Commission (AUC) tells RwandaPost that with right policies Africans who join the diaspora could still contribute greatly to Africa’s economies boom.

AFRICA
Africa: Media fraternity key asks to Govts on freedoms

Africa: Media fraternity key asks to Govts on freedoms

Media practitioners asked UNESCO to lead efforts to create an African media fund to finance and enhance media sustainability and viability. They say the move is necessary to protect the media from political and economic pressures.

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EA journalists brave threats to carry out their reporting

EA journalists brave threats to carry out their reporting

At least four journalists were killed since the year started while more are languishing in prisons across the region simply for doing their jobs

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Where is the money? Audit flags holes in Mgt of State projects

Where is the money? Audit flags holes in Mgt of State projects

There has been accumulation of taxes not paid to the taxman estimated at Rwf550.6 billion ($493.5 million) and decentralized taxes filed not yet paid of Rwf2.5 billion ($2.2 million). The sum include fines, penalties, and other levies on goods and services collected by entities of behalf of Rwanda Revenue...

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World street vendors to rally for protection at congress in Kigali

World street vendors to rally for protection at congress in Kigali

The conference is happening at a time street vendors continue to decry various forms of discrimination and harassment in their work spaces, alongside criminalization, all threatening their livelihoods and survival.

AFRICA
Pan-African payment system rollout reaches three more countries

Pan-African payment system rollout reaches three more countries

PAPSS rollout is planned to reach five regions of Africa before the end of 2023, while all central banks and commercial banks are projected to be signed up by end of 2024 and 2025 respectively.

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Inclusivity promises to unlock power of LGBTQ, disabled entrepreneurs

Inclusivity promises to unlock power of LGBTQ, disabled entrepreneurs

Local LGBTQ entrepreneurs struggle to keep their fashion brands, art stores and other businesses afloat even as they grapple with stigma and hate speech directed at them on and offline.

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France courts African govts to speak up against Russia

France courts African govts to speak up against Russia

At least 28 out of 54 African countries voted for the resolution of UN general assembly condemning Russia’s aggression, while several others abstained.

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Changes coming to the meal program, study loans

BACK TO SCHOOL: Changes coming to the meal program, study loans

Over 2.5 million learners at all levels of primary education were added to the school meal program last year when government expanded school feeding in drive to improve education quality, tackle dropout rates and malnutrition.

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In store for 2023: Key things to shape the year in news

In store for 2023: Key things to shape the year in news

A lot of events, stories and developments happened in 2022, and 2023 will be no different. 

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Food costs up by 45.4pc. How expensive is the festive meal?

Food costs up by 45.4pc. How expensive is the festive meal?

Rwanda is among 10 countries with the highest food price inflation globally in the latest World Bank assessment.

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Misago, the rural-urban migrant father who can’t rest to keep his family fed

Misago, the rural-urban migrant father who can’t rest to keep his family fed

The primary school dropout dreams to become a driver. His several attempts at the driving test did not bear fruits, but he says he is not giving up any time soon because he has a family to feed.

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We want more young people at the decision-making table - AU Youth Envoy

We want more young people at the decision-making table - AU Youth Envoy

Chido Mpemba spoke to RwandaPost about the need to not only attend to youth concerns in the climate debate, but to also involve them in decision making at all levels within the continent and beyond.