Tag Archives: Rwanda

06Nov/17

Rwanda laughs out loud with 1st international comedy festival

The first ever Kigali International Comedy Festival held at the weekend featured popular local and international acts in an event organisers hope can give people a platform to further express themselves. Continue reading

25Sep/17

BNP Paribas subject of full-scale Rwanda probe in France

PARIS, FRANCE, (REUTERS) – French judicial investigators have opened a full-scale inquiry into allegations of complicity in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, an official at the public prosecutor’s office said on Monday (September 25). Continue reading

01Sep/17

Rwanda’s tech entrepreneurs use technology to tackle reproductive health challenges amongst youth

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) develops an innovation accelerator programme that is supporting young entrepreneurs in addressing reproductive health challenges in Rwanda. ‘Tantine’- an app developed by twins Sylvie and Sylvain Uhirwa – both medical students at the University of Rwanda. The app opens up a channel of communication on sexual and reproductive health issues to Burundian refugees living in Mahama Refugee Camp in the south of the country.
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07Aug/17

Kenya election a dangerous game for female candidates

Kenya is on edge ahead of national elections on Tuesday, but the risk is that much greater for women candidates facing violence, intimidation, and general sexism in the race. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading

05Aug/17

Rwanda’s ‘forever president’ swept back into power

Rwandans have overwhelmingly voted to extend Paul Kagame’s 17 years in power. The man dubbed the nation’s ‘forever president’ claiming almost 99% of the vote, but critics fear he will rule with an even harsher iron fist. Joel Labi reports Continue reading

10Apr/17

Malala receives highest U.N. honor to promote girls education

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is appointed a U.N. Messenger of Peace to promote girls education.
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19Jul/16

South Sudan conflict tops agenda at African Union summit

The 27th ordinary session of Africa’s Assembly of Heads of State and Government kicks off in Kigali, Rwanda with renewed fighting in South Sudan dominating the agenda.

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18Apr/16

Break dancing takes form on the streets of Kampala

Straight out of Kampala — young kids are changing their lives through break dance. The discipline, the development of skill and the responsibility it takes to master the hip hop culture dance has drawn hundreds of youth.

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22Jan/16

Fancy a cappuccino — new urban coffee culture emerges in Uganda

Uganda’s expanding middle class is giving rise to a coffee drinking culture that has seen urban coffee houses grow in the country. Uganda grows some of the world’s best coffee but consumes about 3 percent. Most is exported to the European Union and the United States among other countries.

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