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Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza: Now You Know Her, Now You Don’t

Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza: Now You Know Her, Now You Don’t

One of the many powers invested in the President of the Republic by the Rwandan constitution is the prerogative of mercy. It is a privilege President Paul Kagame has exercised…

Soft Dialogue: Understanding Cognitive Impairment, Dementia and Memory Loss

Soft Dialogue: Understanding Cognitive Impairment, Dementia and Memory Loss

Memory loss is often referred as Amnesia, which means a partial or total loss of memory usually resulting from shock, fatigue, psychological disturbance, brain injury or other illnesses. Memory loss…

Re-Imagine Rural – Part 5

Re-Imagine Rural – Part 5

  One day rural housing will be a lucrative industry! WhyNot? When I returned to my grandmother’s village for the first time after nearly 20 years, I was amazed…

Dear President Kagame of Rwanda

Dear President Kagame of Rwanda

“In all my travels, I’ve never seen a country’s population more determined to forgive, and to build and succeed than in Rwanda.”  (Pastor Rick Warren) Dear Mr. Kagame…

Safe Dialogue: Breaking the Chains of Substance Use Disorders

Safe Dialogue: Breaking the Chains of Substance Use Disorders

Substance Use Disorders (SUD) is a clinical term otherwise known as alcohol and drugs abuse, addiction or alcohol and drugs dependency. Scientists began to study addictive behaviors in the 1930s…

Safe Dialogue: Coping with Stress

Safe Dialogue: Coping with Stress

Many people talk about stress and it often isn’t clear what stress is really about. While stress involves events and our response to them, these are not the most…

Safe Dialogue: Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD)

Safe Dialogue: Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD)

Subsequent to my recent article on mental health; I received lots of feedback; some congratulating me; others thanking me for touching on a pressing issue faced by our communities on…

Soft and Safe Dialogue about Mental Health in Rwanda

Soft and Safe Dialogue about Mental Health in Rwanda

Chantal Mudahogora Whether you are a farmer, a student, a teacher, a professor, a business person, an ordinary person assuming any professional responsibilities or simply a stay home mother taking…

When Kagame Invited Masiyiwa to Name Baby Gorilla

When Kagame Invited Masiyiwa to Name Baby Gorilla

He is a regular traveler to Rwanda, and has publicly never minced words while expressing his love for the country. This time, Strive Masiyiwa – a Zimbabwean billionaire and tech…

Achieving Solutions with Farmers Isn’t Radical: Why is it So Hard?

Achieving Solutions with Farmers Isn’t Radical: Why is it So Hard?

A stranger enters the room, from another world, and tells a long-time team to do things differently. The chances of a great outcome, based on human psychology, are not…

The Commonwealth Today: What’s In It for You?

The Commonwealth Today: What’s In It for You?

This week the flags of 53 Commonwealth countries are fluttering over London welcoming leaders to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018.  Rwanda and the UK are delighted to celebrate…

Why was Pope John Paul II Message to His Followers Ignored During 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi?

Why was Pope John Paul II Message to His Followers Ignored During 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi?

Normally, the church is a place of fellowship, where Christians are ardent to one another and honour one another. It should be a place to teach biblical doctrine so as…