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While You Were Away, Here Were Taarifa’s 2017 Top Stories

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While You Were Away, Here Were Taarifa’s 2017 Top Stories


Happy New Year from Taarifa family.

The year 2017 was a tough one. We are a new kid on the block, but our zeal and energy kept us moving. We had some ground-breaking stories that left a mark in many readers’ memories.

We covered big and complex topics, from politics, scandals, business, crises, entertainment, sports, tech, leisure, and many more.

We had exclusives and what many have described as ‘leaks’.

Truth be told. President Kagame was our top newsmaker. However, political scandals and crises went viral. MTN’s fine was the biggest business story followed by Tigo’s sellout.

In politics, our exclusive interviews with veteran politicians such as Tito Rutaremara and foreign diplomats were highly read.

The Rwagara’s ‘leaks’ crashed our website several times.

We also rubbed some in the eyes. Our critic of BK’s “#MyWishAt50″  created a permanent grudge.

The Miss Rwanda Grand Finale analysis  irritated the organisers and sponsors, very much.

Presidential elections tested us, but we believe we had the most exclusives and bigger analyses. It was only Taarifa that was able to investigate and bring out the truth.

Our story, The “Unanswered Questions” Surrounding Large Numbers Of Supporters In Rwanda’s Presidential Campaigns, left no stone unturned.

Alright, let us not spoil the broth. We have made a compilation of our top stories below.


EXCLUSIVE: Rwigaras Plot To Overthrow Government Comes To Light (Part 1)

EXCLUSIVE: Rwigaras Plot to Overthrow Government Comes to Light (Part Two)

PHOTOS: What Transpired In Miss Rwanda 2017 Grand Finale

EXCLUSIVE: Tito Rutaremara Reveals Secrets Behind France-Rwanda Relations

EXCLUSIVE PART 2: Tito Rutaremara Reveals Secrets Behind France-Rwanda Relations

BRD’s New CEO To Accelerate Bank’s Strategic Plan-Chairman

More Than 900 Teenage Pregnancies Recorded In Kirehe District

A Step At A Time, President Kagame Secures A Good Deal From Vatican

Dr. Ruvuma Arrested Over CMI And RNC Rebel Recruits

The Story Behind MTN’s Rwf7Billion Fine, And Risks Involved

Go And hang? Yes. In Kagame’s Exclusive Interview With The Financial Times

He Asked Me A Tough Question About Rwanda And President Kagame: Here Was My Response

Inside Story: Why Kigali City Council Fired Executive Secretary Sagashya

Kagame’s Challenger Says RPF Uses Bush-War Strategies, But He Is Ready To Fight


What They Don’t Tell You About Kagame And Crystal Ventures

Kagame Brings Africa Together, The Lion Of Africa Is Roaring From Rwanda-Dr. Toure

Exclusive: Kagame Tells NewAfrican Magazine Trump Ignoring Africa May Be a Good Thing

A Clean Operation: How Rwanda Relocated Thousands Of Notorious Prisoners Broad Day Light

Rwanda Business Community Mobilses Rwf3 Billion To Finance Kagame’s Campaigns

Kagame Tells Army 2017 Wasn’t Easy And 2018 Won’t Be Less Challenging

Inside Story: How Police Discovered The “Missing” Diane And Her Family Members

Collateral Beauty: Letters To Time, Death And Love

PHOTOS & VIDEO: President Kagame At BK’s Glamorous Gala Dinner Celebrating 50’s Anniversary

Rwanda Police Detains Diane Rwigara, Sister And Mother

Interview: Kagame’s Views On Upcoming Elections, Succession And Geopolitics

KCB Group Appoints George Odhiambo As Acting Managing Director For KCB Bank Rwanda

EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Uganda Ambassador To Rwanda Talks Of Kagame, Museveni, Mwenda, And Rwandan Weddings

UPDATE: The Police Vs The Rwigara’s: Who Is Fooling Who?


Rwandan Woman Wins Party Elections In Norway

Stunning Photos Of Kigali City, Indeed Beautiful

Could BK’s #MyWishAt50 Campaign Be The ‘Brand Gaffe’ Of The Year?

President Kagame To Face-off Opponents In Televised Debate

Rwigaras Case Adjourned To Oct 11: What Transpired In The Court

Is MTN Stealing From Subscribers To Pay Off Its $8m Fine?

PHOTOS: Seka Live Comedy Night Rebrands Kigali Night

PHOTOS: Seka Live Comedy Night II At Serena

Rwanda’s Prime Minister Fires Senior Members Of Agriculture Board

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Dr. Hamadoun Toure Talks Of Africa’s Future And Kagame’s Idea Of Transforming The Continent

I Pay, Therefore I’m Right. How African Terrorists Buy US Congress

Open Letter: Uganda’s Envoy To Rwanda Bids Farewell To President Kagame

The UN Speech That Offended Rwandans

Chinese Billionaire Jack Ma Takes Three Rwandan Startups For Training

A Rwandan Computer Games Developer Rocking In China

Deal Done: “No More Travel Restriction” In Africa

LIVE UPDATES (Photos): Journalism Awards, 2017 Kigali Serena Hotel – Rwanda


The “Unanswered Questions” Surrounding Large Numbers Of Supporters In Rwanda’s Presidential Campaigns

Dramatic Turnaround: University Of Rwanda Announces Rational Changes

The Bisesero Story: How French Soldiers Lured Tutsi Villagers Into Merciless Killers

PHOTOS: See Where Rwanda’s Major Corporate Companies Work From

American Varsity Sets Up Multimillion Dollar Campus In Rwanda

Ndoli Saved Rwanda Against Morrocco In Recognition Of President Kagame’s Arrival

Forget The Big Corporate Events, Kigali Now Has High Tea Event Where You Can Chit-Chat About Business

ANALYSIS: Inside Rwanda’s Election Campaign Trails

Who Is Mr Jay, Rwanda’s “Hottest Dude?”

Rwandan FinTech Firm Nominated Among Global “Rising Stars”

The Story Of A Struggling Nursery School In Rwanda’s Rich Neighborhood

Everton Offers Rwandan Baller Sugira $250,000 For A Permanent Transfer

Potter’s Hand Worship Launches Fourteen Song Premier Album

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Kabila’s Aid Says DRC Is Interested In Smart Africa Concept

Umushyikirano: Kagame Lays Ground For Vision 2050


Waka Fitness Helped Rukundo Lose 45Kgs

Kagame’s Critics Paying Lobbyists To Smear His Government Before US Congress

Rich Men Aliko Dangote And Tony Elumelu Sign Billion Dollar Deals From Rwanda

Who Is Rwanda’s New Prime Minister?

Ugandan Authorities Kidnap Rwandan, Feared Dead

A Clean Operation: How Rwanda Relocated Thousands Of Notorious Prisoners Broad Day Light

PHOTOS & VIDEO: President Kagame At BK’s Glamorous Gala Dinner Celebrating 50’s Anniversary

The American Banker Who Loves Rwanda

More Jobs And Exports Expected As Uniliver Invests US$50m In Tea Factory

Tigo Snatches Million Dollar Deal From Airtel For Kigali Convention Center

VIDEO: Where Is The Money? Rwandan Banker Reveals Some Secrets

We Need TRUTH, Not Money: Dissecting Kagame Commemoration Speech

Congratulation Messages For Kagame Begin To Flow In

VIDEO: Ugandan Singer Benda Performs In Rwanda, But Leaves With A Radical Agenda


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