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Rwanda: Kwibuka21 to focus on fighting Genocide denial and revisionism

Rwanda: Kwibuka21 to focus on fighting Genocide denial and revisionism

On 7 April 2015, Rwandans across the country will commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi for the 21st time. They will honour the million lives lost in a hundred days. Known as ‘Kwibuka’ – the Kinyarwanda word for ‘remember’ – this year’s commemoration will focus on fighting Genocide denial and revisionism. Both the mourning […]

Kagame commends women’s commitment to promoting unity in Rwanda

President Kagame commended women from Unity Club “Intwararumuri” as well as Rwandans who have dedicated their time to promote unity and reconciliation in the Rwandan society. He made remarks at the celebration organized by Unity Club members and Rwanda Leaders Network (RWLN) for the Women’s Day Celebrations dinner in Kigali. “Promoting gender equality is not […]

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UK varsity students in Rwanda to learn on post conflict reconstruction

Students from St Andrews University based in the UK are visiting to learn from Rwanda’s progress in post conflict reconstruction. Led by Dr. Hazel Cameron, a lecturer in Criminology and Genocide studies and currently the Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, the delegation include four professors and eleven post graduate students. During […]

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CTO boss commends Rwanda’s ICT advancement

The Secretary General of Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) Secretary General Tim Unwin has commended Rwanda’s efforts in promoting ICT. He made the remarks during the Commonwealth e-Governance Forum Africa themed “Smart Governance through a Networked Government,” that attracted over 200 policy makers, regulators, academia, implementing agencies, as well as application providers. “Rwanda has a lot […]

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UN hails Rwanda for commitment to international peace building

Rwanda has played an important role in using the home- grown security initiatives to cooperate with regional and international forces to bring about peace and security in conflict-ridden nations. The director of the Police division in the United Nations, Stefan Feller, on March 18, 2015 visited the Rwanda National Police in Kigali, where he commended […]

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Rwanda is a great lesson for African countries

Defence personnel from regional countries continually use Rwanda as their case study to enable them contribute to their countries’ peace, security and development effectively. A delegation of 50 students, senior officers from Kenya Defence Staff College is visiting Rwanda on a study tour from 14 March to 22 March 2015 to emulate their Rwanda counterpart’s […]

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Rwanda, Nigeria and Morocco lead in A4A1′s internet ‘affordability index’ report

In the report’s ‘Affordability Index’, the top five developing countries taking the most effective steps towards affordable internet are all African, and is topped by Rwanda, Nigeria and Morocco. There is still much to be done in Africa in order to bring the pricing down, and the A4AI notes that Latin America is leading the […]

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ITU boss commends Rwanda’s ICT drive to a sustainable future

The Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Zhao Houlin on a three-day official visit in Rwanda has commended the Rwandan Government for efforts invested in promoting the use ICT in speeding the country’s economic transformation. On the first day of his visit, Houlin toured various government and non-government institutions working in areas of […]

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Rwanda today: A house in order, leading by example-Lagarde

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde has hailed Rwanda for building a resilient and inclusive economy that has set it on course of becoming a middle-income country. Ms. Lagarde who is in the country on a three-day official visit, was addressing government officials, members of parliament, business community, development partners […]

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Rwanda invests US $2 million in natural disaster early warning systems

The Government of Rwanda has invested over 1.2 billion Rwandan francs US $2 million to strengthen the nation’s capacity to respond to natural disasters. The investment is part of the government’s plan to manage natural disaster threats that are increasing because of climate change. According to the Director General of the Rwanda Meteorological Agency, John […]

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