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2018 In Review: How the Judiciary Silenced Rwanda’s Critics

2018 In Review: How the Judiciary Silenced Rwanda’s Critics

September 14, 2018 was a day like any other under the sun, but a communiqué that reached out to the public towards midnight changed the narrative. A communiqué was released…

2018 In Review-Parliament: Expect Automatic Cars in Driving Tests

2018 In Review-Parliament: Expect Automatic Cars in Driving Tests

The first ever famous petition to Rwandan parliament is undeniably about the constitutional amendment in 2015 and it will remain on top because it involved the whole of Rwanda. However…

2018 In Review: ‘Mutware’, the Pride of Rwanda Wildlife Bows Out

2018 In Review: ‘Mutware’, the Pride of Rwanda Wildlife Bows Out

The presence of the Big Five has been felt for several decades now in Akagera National Park in Eastern Rwanda, including more than a hundred elephants. Of all them however…

2018 In Review: Rwanda Contains Ebola Again

2018 In Review: Rwanda Contains Ebola Again

In 2018, another Ebola outbreak happened in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and many people lost their lives. Every time this happens Rwanda is threatened by it due…

Rwanda, Africa Keep Kagame Busy at UN General Assembly

Rwanda, Africa Keep Kagame Busy at UN General Assembly

Heads of State and government are all converged in New York for the 73rd UN General Assembly (UNGA). Since September 23, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has had a busy…

Apology or NOT: How Ingabire Victoire Negotiated her  Freedom from Rwanda Prison

Apology or NOT: How Ingabire Victoire Negotiated her Freedom from Rwanda Prison

About two months before the official opening of her trial in 2011 at the High Court of Rwanda in Kigali on serious charges including ethnic divisionism, Ingabire Victoire Umuhoza sought…

Jambo ASBL and the Story of a Military Camp in Southern Rwanda

Jambo ASBL and the Story of a Military Camp in Southern Rwanda

This September 2018, students all over Rwanda are a few weeks into the 3rd and last term of the academic year. But back in 1993, September was beginning of the…

The Boy from Nyarushishi Refugee Camp is ALIVE

The Boy from Nyarushishi Refugee Camp is ALIVE

When the Genocide erupted April 7, 1994, he was dressed in that jacket, a t-shirt and shorts. He wore the same cloths until September 1994 when the new government…

Automatic or Manual Vehicles: Why Can’t We Have Driving Permits for Both?

Automatic or Manual Vehicles: Why Can’t We Have Driving Permits for Both?

Back in 2006, the Kigali Bus Services (KBS) – a commuter shuttle service in Kigali city began operations. It had 10 buses. But within months, the buses were already falling…

Who is the RPF Rebel and Baby in this Museum Photo? We Found Them

Who is the RPF Rebel and Baby in this Museum Photo? We Found Them

For four years back in 1990s, she donned the rare dotted green rebel uniform and gumboots – both of which were the signature attire of the Rwanda Patriotic Front/Army…

Genocide Beyond Borders: Hunted in Rwanda and Killed in Tanzania

Genocide Beyond Borders: Hunted in Rwanda and Killed in Tanzania

In early December 1996, the Tanzanian government ordered the closure of all four camps occupied by more than 480,000 Rwandan refugees and forced them out at gunpoint back to…

Environment Week: Taking Stock of the Biogas Project

Environment Week: Taking Stock of the Biogas Project

Bénoît Segatoma, a resident of Muyebe I Settlement in Ruhango Cell of Rongi Sector – Muhanga District, wakes up early morning, collects cow dung from the cowshed and mixes…