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The Feminist President? What Kagame has said on Women over the years

The Feminist President? What Kagame has said on Women over the years

President Paul Kagame’s stance in support of women is not a recent phenomenon. The campaign for women rights and gender equality in Rwanda, on the continent and globally…

A day in The Life of Rwandan Hunters

A day in The Life of Rwandan Hunters

On Sunday, when Christians gather in churches and synagogues to pray to God, it is a hunting day in Rwandan tradition. According to the Bible, by the seventh day, God…

How Peasant Women Turned into Professional Hoteliers

How Peasant Women Turned into Professional Hoteliers

It is a busy Tuesday afternoon in Kigali as several guests check-in at Marriott Hotel. While in the Hotel lobby, hotel staffs help guests to waiting shuttles after days…

Why are Kigali’s Malls Almost Empty?

Why are Kigali’s Malls Almost Empty?

In January this year, the city of Kigali issued a directive requiring all businesses to vacate residential neighbourhoods and relocate to commercial zones. More than 910 businesses operating in residential…

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…