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The Passport To Death: Story Of Rwanda’s Notorious ID

The Passport To Death: Story Of Rwanda’s Notorious ID

In 1929, Louis Joseph Postiaux, a Belgian colonial governor of Rwanda, summoned all traditional chiefs and community members ‘for a surprise meeting’. He told them, that ‘the Project’ he had…

Doctors And Nurses: The Unsung Heroes Of Rwanda’s Liberation Struggle

Doctors And Nurses: The Unsung Heroes Of Rwanda’s Liberation Struggle

At 1:00PM, on a bright sunny Thursday; October 4, 1990, a 27 years old Agnes Uwayezu, working as a theater nurse at Uganda’s Nsambya Hospital in Kampala; was…

Kagame’s Love Affair With Nkombo Islanders

Kagame’s Love Affair With Nkombo Islanders

On May 25, 2015, Modeste Ntamukunzi 56, announced to Rusizi District leaders his humble gift to President Paul Kagame. Ntamukunzi  had learnt about the Kagame’s visit. He planned rewarding…

From Rags To Riches; Story Of Rwanda’s Gikongoro Region

From Rags To Riches; Story Of Rwanda’s Gikongoro Region

Sometime in 2002, President Paul Kagame summoned opinion leaders and traders from Nyamagabe district of former Gikongoro prefecture in Southern Rwanda. He wanted to meet them and discuss how to…

Rwanda Gives A Dollar Per Day To Its Poorest

Rwanda Gives A Dollar Per Day To Its Poorest

Six years ago, Vincent Kagabo 75, a resident of Pfumbwe sector, Rwamagana district, Eastern Rwanda, could hardly put food on the table for his three children and wife. Kagabo&#8217…

Why Rwandans Will Kiss A Frog To Keep Kagame In Power

Why Rwandans Will Kiss A Frog To Keep Kagame In Power

On August 21, 2006, Rwanda’s Capital, Kigali woke up to a paralysis. Kigali City Council authorities and the National Police had resolved that over 2500 motor taxis be banned…

Imagine A Genocide Against ONLY Women And Babies, It Happened In Nyanza

Imagine A Genocide Against ONLY Women And Babies, It Happened In Nyanza

It is Kibilizi Sector, a village 40 kilometers away from the main road of Nyanza district, South of Rwanda. The blend of tall eucalyptus trees, almost kissing the blue skies…

Tracing 15 years of “Kagamecracy” in Rwanda

Tracing 15 years of “Kagamecracy” in Rwanda

It was a Saturday, 11.45am local time (0945 GMT) on April 22, 2000, at Amahoro National Stadium in Kigali, Paul Kagame, then Vice President, took the oath of office…

Rwanda Battling Cervical Cancer, Giving Women Hope

Rwanda Battling Cervical Cancer, Giving Women Hope

Seraphine Mukandutiye, 50, is a Rwandan woman with a beautiful and glowing smile. But beneath her soft heart and a warm smile, lies a deadly monster waiting to strike. She…

Justice in Rwanda, But not From the Courts

Justice in Rwanda, But not From the Courts

Jeanine Mukayuhi, 50, a resident of Gatsibo district in eastern Rwanda, spent a decade battling a court case with hope to recover her inherited land, but justice kept escaping into…

Rwandan Genocide Survivor Taking Excellence to Canadian University

Rwandan Genocide Survivor Taking Excellence to Canadian University

Innocent Nzayisenga 21, a Rwandan, has never seen his parents. He has heard of stories from relatives and neighbors that his parents and siblings were brutally hacked by genocide militias…

Why do Kagame Scholarships Beneficiaries Return Home?

Why do Kagame Scholarships Beneficiaries Return Home?

At 8:am, on July 23, 2010, Jean Leon Iragena, 24, received a phone call from Rwanda Education Board officials informing him that he had been awarded the Presidential Scholarship…