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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…

Meet Morgue Attendant Who Hid Corpse of ex-PM Agathe Uwiringiyimana

Meet Morgue Attendant Who Hid Corpse of ex-PM Agathe Uwiringiyimana

On April 6, 1994, after former President Juvenal Habyarimana’s plane was shot down, Agatha Uwiringiyimana, the first female Prime Minister of Rwanda, ran to the UN premises in the…

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…

November 22: ‘Happy Birthday’ Dr. Leon Mugesera

November 22: ‘Happy Birthday’ Dr. Leon Mugesera

The gods have not let go of a man who, years before, blessed the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda It’s November 22, 1992, and the political situation inside…

TOUR DU RWANDA: Banana-eating Team Rwanda Gains Praise, Sets Bar High For Other Sports

TOUR DU RWANDA: Banana-eating Team Rwanda Gains Praise, Sets Bar High For Other Sports

A sarcastic cartoon caricaturizing the captain of the National Football Team, Amavubi, pleading to the President of the Rwanda Cycling Federation to give him a bike so he can ride…