As a French university student currently doing research on certain historic aspects of the Rwandan genocide (the gacaca courts), I was obviously very interested in the work of the Mucyo Commission. I came to Rwanda at a time when the Commission was still carrying out its investigations.
In general, I think the BBC is doing a very commendable job. Not only do they give you loads of information, but they are also quite adept at fully exploiting the specific advantages of each of the media they use (radio, TV and Internet). There are times, however, when the Beeb, with all its local [...]
One Munyentwari lost all his crops this year. He was the lucky one. His neighbor, one Dansila, lost all her crops and the house that she and her four children had called home for 10 years. She too was among the lucky ones.
In the 1994 genocide, people often lost nearly their entire family. Others might have seen their children die due to awful conditions in refugee camps. How do you convince them to commit to family planning? A family planning provider at Gitega Health Center. “How a taboo topic became priority number one”. It is the fitting [...]
Born in Rwanda of the same father and different mothers, Big Sylla and Afro Mess Mystik have gone their separate ways, to the Netherlands and France respectively. Yet they are both into music, and recently the half-brothers returned to Rwanda for a few concerts.
To say that Rwanda’s athletes at the ongoing Olympic Games in Beijing have performed disgracefully is to seriously understate things. The only person in the Rwandan camp who looks like an athlete is Dieudonne Disi and even he came in 20th in the men’s 10,000 metre race won by Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele. RNOC President Ignace [...]
As was the case in 2003, some political parties will not present a list of their own but form a coalition with the ruling RPF. This is the case of PSR, UDPR, PPC and PDC. Yet within those parties there is some grumbling.
While Rwanda is aiming to strengthen its economy through trade especially by increasing the exports portfolio, Rwandan companies associated with the exports business now have two new tools to make their work easier.
Francois Kanimba pointed out that the steep rise in inflation is mainly caused external factors. “The national economy is experiencing two external shocks related to the global rise in food and petrol prices,” he said, adding that the turbulence in the housing markets in the US also played a role.
Africa Air Rescue (AAR), a health services provider operating in East Africa, resumed its activities in Rwanda after the National Bank of Rwanda granted the company a license to sell health insurances.