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What Value Does Umuganda Bring To Rwanda?

What Value Does Umuganda Bring To Rwanda?

A Saturday is such a cool day for relaxing, at least for many. In Rwanda though; everyone is now used to it that the last Saturday of the month all…

The Secret Plan For Kigali’s Transport System

The Secret Plan For Kigali’s Transport System

It is 5pm in Rwanda’s capital Kigali as schools and business begin to close. Crowds of city dwellers converge at bus stations as the sun sets and orange road…

Rwanda Men Sign Up To Defeat Gender Based Violence

Rwanda Men Sign Up To Defeat Gender Based Violence

Jean Luc Kubwimana 40, woke up on August 6th to routine work; carrying passengers on his motor cycle which is a source of daily income. However, later in the day…

Staying Awake To Fetch Miracle Water From Kigali Taps

Staying Awake To Fetch Miracle Water From Kigali Taps

One might have to think twice before settling in Niboye Sector in Kicukiro district, a suburb of Kigali city. Residents of the area are grappling with a serious water shortage…

How Rwanda Is Fixing Holes In Education Sector

How Rwanda Is Fixing Holes In Education Sector

Mugabekazi Julie54 cannot believe that today she is a teacher because the previous regimes denied her a chance to pursue education. In 1968 she joined Kivumu Primary School in Kamonyi…

Enriched Rwandans Want Presidential Term Limits Removed

Enriched Rwandans Want Presidential Term Limits Removed

Domicien Nzabanza 66, a father of seven from Bushekeri sector in Nyamasheke district had for a long time relied on herbalists whenever he was sick. Until the last two years…

Rwandans Might Walk Cows Into Parliament

Rwandans Might Walk Cows Into Parliament

On July 28, Alphonsine Mugorewera 53, a resident of Ngoma district, Eastern province, learnt that legislators would visit her village for consultations on amendment of constitution. She left her home…

Kagame Liberation Credentials Older Than RPF

Kagame Liberation Credentials Older Than RPF

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has unveiled the Global Governance Index indicating that Rwanda is governed better than nearly all advanced countries, or the ‘Western Democracies’. The index…

The Passport To Death: Story Of Rwanda’s Notorious ID

The Passport To Death: Story Of Rwanda’s Notorious ID

In 1929, Louis Joseph Postiaux, a Belgian colonial governor of Rwanda, summoned all traditional chiefs and community members ‘for a surprise meeting’. He told them, that ‘the Project’ he had…

Doctors And Nurses: The Unsung Heroes Of Rwanda’s Liberation Struggle

Doctors And Nurses: The Unsung Heroes Of Rwanda’s Liberation Struggle

At 1:00PM, on a bright sunny Thursday; October 4, 1990, a 27 years old Agnes Uwayezu, working as a theater nurse at Uganda’s Nsambya Hospital in Kampala; was…

Kagame’s Love Affair With Nkombo Islanders

Kagame’s Love Affair With Nkombo Islanders

On May 25, 2015, Modeste Ntamukunzi 56, announced to Rusizi District leaders his humble gift to President Paul Kagame. Ntamukunzi  had learnt about the Kagame’s visit. He planned rewarding…

From Rags To Riches; Story Of Rwanda’s Gikongoro Region

From Rags To Riches; Story Of Rwanda’s Gikongoro Region

Sometime in 2002, President Paul Kagame summoned opinion leaders and traders from Nyamagabe district of former Gikongoro prefecture in Southern Rwanda. He wanted to meet them and discuss how to…