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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…

Inside Story: Why Private Schools are Closing

Inside Story: Why Private Schools are Closing

Groupe Scolaire de Musange, a secondary school in Nyamagabe district, Southern Rwanda is now a cattle grazing ground. Classrooms have turned into cowsheds. The school is just one of the…

Rwanda Has Become World’s Largest Coltan Exporter

Rwanda Has Become World’s Largest Coltan Exporter

Rwanda is now the world’s single largest exporter of tantalum mineral known as coltan and the government says that is only a small portion of the country&#8217…

Prepex device: Rwanda targets to circumcise over a million men

Prepex device: Rwanda targets to circumcise over a million men

Emille Nzabahimana, a bar tender in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, is obsessed with spontaneous sexual adventures and over-drinking. To arrest the cold from the chilly winds of Kigali…

Iwawa: Rwanda’s rehab turns criminals into role models

Iwawa: Rwanda’s rehab turns criminals into role models

In 2012, Marcel Sikubwabo, 24, who lives in Butare town, Southern Rwanda, had been addicted to drugs and alcohol. He had become violent and a threat to his family and…

Could Kenya be running Rwanda’s economy?

Could Kenya be running Rwanda’s economy?

In August 2013, a historical event unfolded on Africa’s biggest Safari land, Kenya. President Uhuru Kenyatta invited Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, and…

Tracking the price farmers pay for Rwanda’s premium coffee

Tracking the price farmers pay for Rwanda’s premium coffee

You could be in London, New York, Sydney or Johannesburg, enjoying a cup of premium coffee; say an aromatic cappuccino or a espresso. As you take a sip on the…

Who Killed Rwanda’s Lions?

Who Killed Rwanda’s Lions?

Charlene Jendry, an American conservationist, made a maiden visit to Rwanda in 1990. She toured Akagera National Park, Rwanda’s high-end touristic destination. The mighty lions, the Kings of…

You can now ‘Click’ to get a meal in Rwanda within minutes

You can now ‘Click’ to get a meal in Rwanda within minutes

What a New Yorker or a Londoner can do, a Rwandan can do.  Well, that sounds overrated, but for many, ordering for, say, a fish smokie and a Pop Cola…

Rwanda: Genocide Widows and Wives to Perpetrators Share Remarkable Story of Reconciliation

Rwanda: Genocide Widows and Wives to Perpetrators Share Remarkable Story of Reconciliation

A few years ago, deep in the villages of Butare, a famous town in Southern Rwanda, there happened to heated tension between genocide widows and wives of genocide perpetrators. Every…