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RWANDA: Musanze’s Red Rocks

Where tourists learn firsthand about Rwanda When tourists come to Rwanda, they want to experience something different. That is why we have come up with different programs to ensure visitors who come to us go back with something they are going to remember for a long time, writes Joseph Ondiek …

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Fighting malnutrition

African Civil Society alliances vows to fight against malnutrition in Africa Civil society alliances from several African countries have come together to moot strategies for achieving the sustainable development goal of attaining a world free from malnutrition by 2020, writes Susan Babijja. The intervention to minimise the impact of malnutrition …

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Breast cancer seen as leading killer among Rwandan women

Rwanda’s Ministry of Health through Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) in partnership with Society for Family Health (SFH) are asking Rwanda women to step forward and test for breast cancer, writes Susan Babijja. Statistics indicate that cases of cancer are increasing being registered at Kigali University Teaching Hospital (CHUK). So far …

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RWANDA: Catholic church apology

Bishops’ statement on genocide seen as positive In 1994, violence erupted in Rwanda after a plane carrying then president Juvenal Habyarimana was shot down. Thousands of ethnic Tutsis, a minority group who became a target after Habyarimana’s death, sought refuge in the country’s Catholic and Protestant churches. Hutu militia surrounded …

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Rusagara eyes the future

Rwanda abstract painter showcases social themes The first cut, as it is said, is the deepest. And Benjamin Rusagara, a youthful visual resident artist at Ivuka Arts Center recalls his first contact with art-which later defined his career path, writes Joseph Ondiek, “The bell for lunch break rung and there …

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RDB steps up campaign to promote domestic tourism

Rwanda’s latest domestic tourism campaign dubbed “Tembera U Rwanda-Jump on the Bus” is geared towards marketing attraction sites to domestic tourists. And it is registering success, according to Rwanda Development Board (RDB),  writes Joseph Ondiek Just recently, this writer was part of a team of journalists from a cross section …

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Memorials of Genocide

Rwanda hosts experts meeting in bid for UNESCO Heritage status Rwanda needs to closely involve local communities in the management and interpretation of `Sites of Memorial of Genocide’ in the country. This recommendation is one of many made during the recent international experts meeting on the World Heritage Convention and …

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