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30 Years of RPF: Of Shattered Dreams and their Restoration

30 Years of RPF: Of Shattered Dreams and their Restoration

About 35 years ago, Kayitesi Immaculée was among students sitting for National exams at Ecole Technique Feminine de Nyanza, a high school in Southern Rwanda. Due to the discriminatory…

30 Years of RPF: How Uneducated Housewife Risked Everything to Become Millionaire

30 Years of RPF: How Uneducated Housewife Risked Everything to Become Millionaire

In 2009, Mukeshimana Liberata was a desperate house wife raising her five children. Her husband the family bread winner was earning from carpentry. According to Mukeshimana, her family could not…

Weekend to Promote Voices of Disabled Friends

Weekend to Promote Voices of Disabled Friends

Parfaite Mugisha was born a normal baby, but at the age of 10 suffered from measles, and didn’t get treatment which resulted in inability to walk. Mugisha 26 years…

Kigali and Tel Aviv Have Much Work to Do Beyond Embassies & Migrants

Kigali and Tel Aviv Have Much Work to Do Beyond Embassies & Migrants

For two weeks in November 2011, twelve editors from some of the biggest media in the United States crisscrossed Rwanda. My employer at the time charged me with the task…

Fr. Ubald Launches Film on Rwanda Reconciliation & Healing

Fr. Ubald Launches Film on Rwanda Reconciliation & Healing

Father Ubald Rugirangonga, a Catholic Church priest known in Rwanda for  reconciliation and healing messages has launched a documentary film narrating how his community achieved forgiveness after the 1994 Genocide…

How Two Rwandan Women Defeated Cancer

How Two Rwandan Women Defeated Cancer

Odette Karanguza and Alice Kabagire Cyusa have been childhood friends, studied in the same school but also suffered and defeated a similar deadly disease – Cancer. In 1987, both Karanguza…

Gisimba Orphanage Turns into Training Centre

Gisimba Orphanage Turns into Training Centre

Starting tomorrow Gisimba memorial centre, an orphanage that consoled many while they were in need before, during and after the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi will change its mandate, but will…

Senator Tito Rutaremara: Raggae Diehard and Ardent Man U Fan

Senator Tito Rutaremara: Raggae Diehard and Ardent Man U Fan

The old English adage ‘age is just a number’ may not hold any meaning until you meet Senator Tito Rutaremara, a Rwandan senior citizen who has served Rwanda in numerous…

54 Years Touring the World on Motorbike

54 Years Touring the World on Motorbike

At 72 years many people would be thinking about retirement. But Linda Bootherstone-Bick, a British national will next week celebrate her anniversary while planning to board a motorbike and…

Is it Un-Rwandan To Eat Snacks Publicly?

Is it Un-Rwandan To Eat Snacks Publicly?

It is Tuesday evening in Kigali city Center; everybody is busy finding their way home after a long day’s work. A walk to the city’s downtown bus terminal…

Rwandan Children Save Rwf 500M from Pocket Money

Rwandan Children Save Rwf 500M from Pocket Money

Vedaste Nzabamwita 32, a farmer in Susi Sector of Ngororero district did not have the chance to go to college but he swore to have literate children. Nzabamwita, a father…

Charly & Nina: The Duo Made in Heaven

Charly & Nina: The Duo Made in Heaven

When Charlotte Rulinda a.k.a Charly and Fatuma Muhoza a.k.a Nina met in 2010 at Hotel Milles Collines, no one knew, not even them that they would…