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Burundi refugees find hope in ‘at home’ bar in Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  Outside Rwanda’s national stadium is a bar that has become a second home for Burundian refugees fleeing their country’s two-year-old political crisis. The clues are in the name, “Imuhira” meaning “at home” in Burundi’s Kirundi language, in the voices of those who gather on the …

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Finally, Rwanda gets the apology it is owed

The church had refused to  acknowledge, let alone apologise for,  its notorious role in setting the stage for, enabling and ultimately participating in the genocide By Gerald Caplan April 7 marked  the 23rd anniversary of the genocide of Rwanda’s Tutsi by the country’s Hutu majority, and the Roman Catholic Church …

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Does art immortalise?

There is urgency of this message in Zulu’s works If there is a word Rwanda artists Mohamed Ndabaye, who is also known by his artistic name Zulu, likes to use when describing why he paints, it is “to immortalise”. “I created this painting to celebrate the joy of motherhood and …

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Rwanda can’t be shaken

Kagame targets those working against nation in Kwibuka speech President Kagame has said that those struggling with understanding their responsibility and creating problems for Rwandans will not stop the country from progressing. Speaking on April 07 during events to mark the beginning of the mourning week, President Paul Kagame said …

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Rwandan court hands ex-Hutu militia leader life sentence

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  Former Hutu militia leader Bernard Munyagishari was sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Kigali Thursday for his role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. The high court of Kigali judged Munyagishari guilty of “crimes of murder and genocide” but acquitted him of rape. He …

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Crop-killing armyworm caterpillar reaches Rwanda, Kenya

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  Rwanda’s government announced on Wednesday it had discovered fall armyworm on its crops, making it the third east African country afflicted by the plant-eating pest also recently spotted in Kenya. Uganda confirmed last month that fall armyworm had entered its borders after devastating crops in …

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