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Rwanda to host top US diplomat

Acting Assistant Secretary Yamamoto to meet Kagame Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Donald Yamamoto will spend two days on an official visit to Kigali between Dec.13 and 14. It will be the conclusion of a two-week trip to four African countries and …

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Rwanda praised for Libya `slaves’ offer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AGENCIES | Rwanda has offered to provide refuge to as many as 30,000 African migrants suffering abuse and slave-like conditions in Libya. Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo, who made the announcement on Nov. 22, said the figure “is not confirmed yet but an estimate”. “It has just …

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Rwanda honours its friends with Igihango medals

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AGENCIES | Hezi Bezalel, Howard Buffett, Gilbert Chagoury, John Dick, Paul Farmer, Alain and Dafroza Gauthier, Linda Melvern, and Joseph Ritchie. Nine names, eight of them foreign and one Rwandan were on Nov. 18 awarded medals of honour for their outstanding friendship pact ‘Igihango’ with Rwanda. …

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Doctor with ‘Sassitude’

Rwanda’s formers Health minister Agnes Binagwaho Kampala, Uganda | SASHA INGBER | Years before she became the health minister of Rwanda, Agnès Binagwaho tried to lock a fellow pediatrician in a hospital room. She saw a doctor in an examining room with a mother who held her sick daughter in her arms. And …

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Heineken to be brewed in Rwanda?

  Rwanda’s major brewer, Brasserie et Limonaderie du Rwanda (Braliwa) is preparing to begin producing Heineken beer brand which is mostly imported. | THE INDEPENDENT | According to one report, since Heineken beer started gaining prominence in the Rwandan market, high possibilities emerged that the drink will be brewed in …

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Ibuka sues French bank over Rwanda genocide

France’s largest bank, BNP Paribas, faces accusations from three NGOs which on Sept.21 announced filing legal action against it for alleged “complicity in genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity” during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The probe, which does not imply any guilt, will be led …

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