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Tracking Former Mayors and Tough Performance Contracts

Tracking Former Mayors and Tough Performance Contracts

On March 1st, in 2015, all Rwanda government officials left their air-conditioned offices, homes and cars – they boarded buses that ferried them to Gabiro Combat Training Centre for…

Hospitals in Dilemma over Defaulting Patients

Hospitals in Dilemma over Defaulting Patients

When anyone falls sick they quickly walk into any nearby health facility for medical attention. It is always the duty of the patient to pay their bills as is the…

How 20,000 Rwandan Women Acquired Skills to Beat Poverty

How 20,000 Rwandan Women Acquired Skills to Beat Poverty

Marthe Mukambonera never studied beyond primary school level. When she got married about 30 years ago, she remained a house wife but didn’t want to let her husband…

Why Women Are Filling Up Kagame Rallies

Why Women Are Filling Up Kagame Rallies

When government-orchestrated massacres of a section of Rwandan society in the late 1950s started, relatives of the current speaker of Parliament Donatile Mukabalisa were among them. She is a…

A Flashback on 2010 Elections

A Flashback on 2010 Elections

The 2017 battle for votes is down to three candidates. All campaigns have packed their bags for a very tight schedule spanning only 20 days. It may not be possible…

10 Reasons Why God Sleeps in Rwanda

10 Reasons Why God Sleeps in Rwanda

  There was the Fodors’ 2013 ‘twelve’ reasons to travel to Rwanda. The country maintained year to year win at the world’s largest tourism expo the…

EXCLUSIVE: Frank Habineza’s Brutal Journey to 2017 Ballot Paper

EXCLUSIVE: Frank Habineza’s Brutal Journey to 2017 Ballot Paper

The day was October 30, 2009. There was a near stampede when a group of people tried to gather at a pre-arranged location in Kigali. In a split second…

Can Rwanda Police all Troubled Countries?

Can Rwanda Police all Troubled Countries?

Peacekeeping Rules May Have to Change to Avoid What Happened in Rwanda While South Africans were piecing themselves together after stamping out apartheid, up north in 1994, Rwanda was tearing…

Powering Rwanda’s Remotest Areas Back to Life

Powering Rwanda’s Remotest Areas Back to Life

Until 2009, each able home in Mulindi village located in Kirehe district had to pay Rwf 3,000 per month to local businessman David Nduwumwami for electricity. He owned the…

Rwanda’s Greatest Risks

Rwanda’s Greatest Risks

The 15 Risky Projects That Could Have Brought Down Government When the late founding father of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew took over power in 1959, a simple but radical formula…

Meet the People to Whom Vernier Caliper Was Applied

Meet the People to Whom Vernier Caliper Was Applied

It is a Wednesday morning of 1956, Monsignor Eulade Rudahunga then a young priest, had concluded the morning mass in Save parish, the first ever in Rwanda located in Butare…

The Killers Deliberately Spared Sylvestre Rusanganwa to be “Museum Tutsi”

The Killers Deliberately Spared Sylvestre Rusanganwa to be “Museum Tutsi”

His assignment was to graze cows that had been looted. He was also charged with slaughtering them, roast the meat for his bosses who were out at “work” all day…