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Hakizimana Rescued Before His Last Breath

Hakizimana Rescued Before His Last Breath

Isaac Hakizimana’s father, Laurent Kamirindi, had been warned by Interahamwe that they would kill him. Acting on the warning, he started spending nights hiding in the bush. Then…

Teenager Gang-raped In Genocide Finds Love 22 Years Later 

Teenager Gang-raped In Genocide Finds Love 22 Years Later 

Muhoza Goreti, 34, prefers to be dead whenever she recollects about her disturbing childhood. During the 1994 genocide against Tutsi, Muhoza was just 12 years when her father and her…

Watch Out, The Killers Are Still Out There

Watch Out, The Killers Are Still Out There

In December 2015, Jean Damascène Ndayambaje 36, a genocide survivor from Busoro sector in Nyanza district, Southern Rwanda, relocated to Nyagatare district in the East. He settled in Rutaraka…

100s and still counting, but can Tech Startups survive in Rwanda

100s and still counting, but can Tech Startups survive in Rwanda

In 2013, Rwanda’s Auditor General released a report indicating that the country had lost Rwf10.5 billion on non-billed water. This loss represented 42.38% of the…

A New Technology Turning Rwanda’s Unproductive Lakes Into Fish Money

A New Technology Turning Rwanda’s Unproductive Lakes Into Fish Money

Jerôme Musomandera was born and raised in a fishing community on the shores of Lake Kivu, Bwishyura Sector in Karongi district. His dream was to become an accountant about…

Elections Rwanda-style

Elections Rwanda-style

For entire month of February, Rwandans will continue with the process of voting their grassroots leaders. Voting officially began on Monday. This normally happens after every five years in all…

They Spent Eight Years Waiting For Their Graduation

They Spent Eight Years Waiting For Their Graduation

In 2000, Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church in Rwanda and Burundi jointly established a university to train catechists that were needed to continue with the Church’s works…

CHAN: Bringing Out The Best Of Rwanda

CHAN: Bringing Out The Best Of Rwanda

CHAN fans that have come to Rwanda for the first time are overwhelmed by the beauty and progress of the country far different from what they expected. All they had…

200 FDLR Rebels Blocked From Leaving DR Congo Camp

200 FDLR Rebels Blocked From Leaving DR Congo Camp

At the beginning of 2014, Rwandan rebels, the FDLR, were approached by various African organisations and countries suggesting they would help mediate peace talks between them and the Rwandan government…

Disaster Risks Could Cost Rwanda Rwf100 Billion

Disaster Risks Could Cost Rwanda Rwf100 Billion

A combined assault by disasters against Rwanda could cost the country a massive Rwf100 billion ($132 million) loss bigger than the budget allocated to the agriculture sector. Rwanda suffers five…

Careless Parents Keeping 48% Rwandan Children Stunted  

Careless Parents Keeping 48% Rwandan Children Stunted  

During the 2014 annual dialogue on December 19, malnutrition was one of the problems at the center stage. At the time, 48% of children below five years were stunted. This…

Davos’ Love Affair With Rwanda

Davos’ Love Affair With Rwanda

Pressure is mounting in Kigali. Jobs are at stake, so are businesses. Be it a street cleaner or a CEO of a contracted multi-million dollar firm, everyone is anxious…