Browsing Category:

Special Reports

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…

Rwanda’s Best Pupil Had Signed Performance Contract With Parents

Rwanda’s Best Pupil Had Signed Performance Contract With Parents

At the beginning of 2015, Clement Musangabatware and his wife called their daughter for an important negotiation. Their daughter, Asante Musangabatware Carine, 12,  was starting her final year at GS…

2015: A Year With Rwanda’s First Lady

2015: A Year With Rwanda’s First Lady

It is July 3, 2015 on a sunny Friday and villagers of Nyanza district are eagerly waiting for First Lady Jeannette Kagame. Women are dressed in colourful traditional outfits (imishanana…

RWANDA’S UMUSHYIKIRANO: What Went Right Or Wrong All Comes Out Here

RWANDA’S UMUSHYIKIRANO: What Went Right Or Wrong All Comes Out Here

In June 2011, Seraphine  Mukantabana, now Minister of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR), returned to Rwanda, ending 17 years of exile life from far away Congo-Brazzaville. She was…

Can Rwanda Bring Back Its Drying Waters?

Can Rwanda Bring Back Its Drying Waters?

The world was supposed to end just at the beginning of the New Year 2000 (Y2K), prophesies of doom said. Media caused panic as it constantly reported that the 19th…

Francophonie Vs Commonwealth: How Rwanda Bagged $3 Billion When It Said ‘au revoir’

Francophonie Vs Commonwealth: How Rwanda Bagged $3 Billion When It Said ‘au revoir’

Jacques Chirac, former French President, must have been laughing at what he imagined were ‘les imbéciles’. Why not? For starters, France had been Rwanda’s master for three decades…