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How Safari’s Literacy Dream Came True at 82 Years

How Safari’s Literacy Dream Came True at 82 Years

It was an emotional moment when Etienne Safari 82, was handed a certificate, recognizing him as a literate after eight decades of illiteracy. The certificate is his only official document…

Japanese Opera Singer Promotes Rwanda-Japan Relations Through Music

Japanese Opera Singer Promotes Rwanda-Japan Relations Through Music

Japanese Germany based Opera singer Mayumi Sakamoto has launched her solo album showcasing in songs the harmony and relationship between Rwanda and Japan. The 11 song album “Umubano: Harmony from…

The Mahindra Sponsored Great African Caravan Makes a Stopover in Kigali

The Mahindra Sponsored Great African Caravan Makes a Stopover in Kigali

A group of twelve artistes passed through Kigali, as they travel the length of Africa, from the Cape to Cairo, in what they are calling The Great African Caravan, to…

Hailing From a Community that Wiped-out Akagera Lions, Mutangana is Now Conservation Boss 

Hailing From a Community that Wiped-out Akagera Lions, Mutangana is Now Conservation Boss 

Akagera National park is said to have harbored about 300 lions, but there were no lions left a few years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. It’s only…

At 53, First Tour du Rwanda Female Champion Still Harbors Cycling Dreams

At 53, First Tour du Rwanda Female Champion Still Harbors Cycling Dreams

When Gender discrimination was at its highest, a young woman Marie Jeanne Mukankwaya 53 now defied the odds to become the first female to compete with men in the cycling…

Churches Sabotaging Family Planning Efforts – Senate

Churches Sabotaging Family Planning Efforts – Senate

Rwanda has presented plan to revisit agreements with churches in family planning support following senate report which pointed a finger to the churches as sabotaging existing policies. A senate report…

Court To Decide on Case Involving Woman Who has Been in Coma For a Year

Court To Decide on Case Involving Woman Who has Been in Coma For a Year

The Kacyiru primary court in Gasabo district will on November 28 rule on a case involving a Kibagabaga hospital doctor who is alleged to have mishandled a birth case which…

Kwa Rwahama: Famously Known as a Bus Stop, Meet The Man Behind The Name

Kwa Rwahama: Famously Known as a Bus Stop, Meet The Man Behind The Name

There are fifteen bus stops between Kigali downtown bus park and Kimironko, one of the busiest suburbs of the city, but all of them are just stages until you are…

First Lady Dismisses the ‘More Children, More Wealth’ Mentality

First Lady Dismisses the ‘More Children, More Wealth’ Mentality

Rwanda’s First Lady, Jeannette Kagame has told participants at the International Conference on Family Planning that it is high time for all societies to overcome the old mentality…

Beyond Hospital, You are the Doctor of Incurable Diseases

Beyond Hospital, You are the Doctor of Incurable Diseases

  Dr Christian Ntirizima, a specialist in palliative care has been working with patients of incurable diseases for the last 10 years, but a case he experienced in 2014 has…

Charity at Hospital: Meet Rwanda’s Unsung Philanthropists

Charity at Hospital: Meet Rwanda’s Unsung Philanthropists

In 2006, Felix Nshimyumuremyi went to Kigali University Teaching Hospital (CHUK) to visit a relative who was involved in an accident, but when he arrived he found out that the…

La Gardienne Samosas: The Snack Keeping Kigali Families Together

La Gardienne Samosas: The Snack Keeping Kigali Families Together

In the immediate aftermath of the 1994 genocide against Tutsis in Rwanda, Florence Kayihura opened a small shop selling a range of items in Kiyovu – an upscale suburb of Kigali…