Rubavu To Build Model Villages for Flood Victims

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Rubavu district has taken a significant step toward assisting families affected by the recent flooding of the River Sebeya by designating three sites encompassing 16 hectares for the construction of model...

A FRIEND IN NEED: The Importance of Remembering Our Heroes

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The stories of those who saved others during the genocide are profiled in a book called Tribute to Courage, published by African Rights. But the book highlights only seventeen cases. Why...

Child of Rape, Child of Genocide

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Mfashijwenimana is a child born of rape. But he doesn't know. His mother, Bertherltide has not had the courage to tell him. He was born out of the multiple rapes she...

A FRIEND IN NEED: A Traditional Healer Sula Karuhimbi Saved Lives

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A few kilometres from Gitarama town in Central Rwanda lives 87 year-old Sula Karuhimbi, or Mama Domitila , a local healer . During the 1994 genocide, b y force of personality and...

From Warriors to Peace Makers: The Women of ‘NDABAGA’

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During the civil war in Rwanda in 1994, military units on both sides of the conflict included women among their ranks. The number of women in combat was 339. They had...
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Coming Home: Rwanda’s Child Soldiers in DR Congo

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By Geoffrey Mutagoma, KIGALI - Ten years after the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, a generation of children continue to fight ideological wars against Rwanda from the Eastern parts of the Democratic Republic...

A Friend in Need : A Mason Freduald Karuhije Saved Lives

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Ntongwe district in Gitarama is a quiet rural area where people farm the land and graze their cattle. But in April 1994, it was a dangerous and hostile place for Tutsis...

My Heart is My Prison

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Therese Mukarwego is a friendly, jolly woman who enjoys a good laugh. But life hasn't been kind. Her husband and three children were killed during the genocide. Therese' neighbour Andrea Uwimana...

Why Telephone Calls are Grave Mistakes When Driving

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It has been noted in recent days that car drivers, riders of motorcycles have a deadly speed when on transit, a habit which contributes to most road accidents in Kigali and...

2015: A Year With Rwanda’s First Lady

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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). Excitement...

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