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RWANDA: Electricity changes lives

Rwanda has implemented one of the most comprehensive electrification programmes in the world Kampala, Uganda | JÖRG PETERS | More than 1.1 billion people in developing countries lack access to electricity. Some 590 million live in Africa, where the rural electrification rate is particularly low at only 14%. A lack of access to …

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COMMENT: Rwandans commemorate genocide

Reflect on the history of policy and practice of memory, justice, and recovery in the country over the past 24 years COMMENT | SAMANTHA LAKIN | Rwanda is commemorating the 24th anniversary of the 1994 Tutsi genocide. This claimed the lives of between 800,000 and one million Tutsis and moderate Hutus …

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Finally, RwandAir gets a new CEO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | It is exactly a year since the Rwandan government fired John Mirenge as the chief executive officer of national carrier, RwandAir, replacing him with Col Chance Dergano in an acting capacity. The good news now is that the national carrier has a substantial CEO following …

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Rwanda genocide suspect wanted in France held in Cameroon

Paris, France | AFP |  A former Rwandan policeman has been arrested in Cameroon on suspicion of involvement in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, a judicial source in France, where he is wanted over the killings, told AFP. Philippe Hategekimana was arrested in Yaounde, Cameroon’s capital, on March 30 under an …

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Ugandan scientist scoops award in Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr. Justus Masa, a Ugandan Lecturer at Kyambogo University and Senior Group Leader of Electrocatalysis and Energy at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany is among the 17 NEF Fellow award winners at this year’s Next Einstein Forum(NEF) Global Gathering in Kigali, Rwanda. The event currently taking place …

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