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Why a celebrated Francophone Africa writer said no to president Macron's Francophone project

In his speech to "Africa's youth" in Ouagadougou, last November, France's president Emmanuel Macron made a big deal of his plans to promote the French language around the world, with advice from African thinkers and others. Two weeks later, he invited Alain Mabanckou-the celebrated Congolese novelis


Volkswagen to Spend $20 Million to Launch App-Based Mobility Services in Rwanda

Volkswagen AG (VOW.XE) said Thursday that it is spending around 20 million dollars to enter the app-based mobility market in Rwanda. Continue Reading Below The German car maker said it will start providing mobility services, such as car-sharing and ride-hailing, in the country through a new company


Nigeria seek redemption against Libya

Following an uninspiring goalless draw against Rwanda, Nigeria's home-based Super Eagles will hope to redeem themselves when they take on Libya in a group C encounter at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Friday. The Eagles, joint second in the group together with Rwanda, will face an e


Volkswagen to start Rwanda car assembly in May

KIGALI (Reuters) - Germany's Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) said on Thursday it would start assembling three vehicle models at a new plant in Rwanda in May for local sale and use in its own new ride-sharing service. The company said it planned to spend $20 million to start developing the assembly plant


Living through the horrors of genocide: humanitarian workers in Rwanda

They are on the frontlines of any major conflict or disaster - but how much is known about the daily experiences of humanitarian workers in these extreme situations? In their new book, Genocide et crimes de masse. L'experience rwandaise de MSF ("Humanitarian Aid, Genocide and Mass Killings: Medecins


Refugee graduands reminded to use acquired technical skills for self-reliance

On Friday 12th January, 2018, 350 youth refugee students from 4 refugee camps (Gihembe, Nyabiheke, Kiziba and Kigeme) graduated from Gitwe Adventist College located in Ruhango District after 45 days of training and vocational and Education training (TVET). All graduands trained by ADRA Rwanda and IM


Sudan join Morocco in Chan quarters after crucial win

Sudan joined Morocco in the quarter-finals of Chan 2018 after the fought their way to a vital 1-0 win over Mauritania on Wednesday night. Hosts Morocco were the first to qualify after beating Guinea 3-1 with Ayoub El Kaabi notching a perfect hat-trick for the Atlas Lions as they registered their sec


What We Can Learn From 'S-Hole Countries'

Despite President Trump's reported call to reject immigrants from "shithole countries," people from these countries actually have plenty to teach us. Let's start with a quiz: Which country was the first in the world to ban government discrimination against gays in its constitution? A) Norway B) New


Seven Priorities for the African Union in 2018

In 2018, the African Union (AU) and its new Assembly Chairperson President Paul Kagame of Rwanda have the chance to push ahead with much-needed institutional reforms. But the AU must not lose focus on dire conflicts and defusing potential eOverview 2018 could be a year of dramatic change for the Afr


Local woman's nonprofit benefits Rwandans

BRATTLEBORO - Lauren Marino said she didn't choose Rwanda; rather, Rwanda chose her. Marino is the founder and executive director of Inshuti of Rwanda, a nonprofit business that builds homes for people in rural areas of the African nation. Inshuti means friend in Kinyarwanda, a dialect of the Rwand


The Trudeau Government Taken To Task For Giving The Red Carpet To Rwanda Defence Minister James Kabarebe Who Stands Accused Of Mass Murder

Rwanda defense minister hosted by his Canadian counterpart, the Minister of National Defence, Harjit Sajjan The Justin Trudeau's liberal government is generally considered to be sophisticated and cosmopolitan due to several factors:Half the Trudeau cabinet are women.The cabinet is multicultural refl


Is war about to break out in the Horn of Africa? Will the West even notice?

Around the time I was a Washington intern in the spring of 1989, I began hearing that the "next war in the Middle East will be over water." These warnings continued fairly regularly throughout my years in graduate school and the early part of my professional career, but because there were 13 wars (n


Letter: Williams celebrates students from denigrated countries

This past weekend, we were invited to celebrate the multiculturalism of the Center for Developmental Economics at Williams College. If you aren't familiar with this program, 30 working professionals from developing nations around the world are accepted to attend a one year master's degree program in


Rwanda will be dangerous for Nigeria - Salisu Yusuf

The Super Eagles B will face the Amavubi in the CHAN 2018 opener and the tactician admits their opponent will appear difficult Ahead of their Monday's African Nations Championship opener against Rwanda, Nigeria B head coach Salisu Yusuf is predicting a difficult contest. The Super Eagles B trainer


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CHAN 2018: Monday Scores, Results, Standings and Updated Schedule

Abdeljalil Bounhar/Associated Press Libya beat Equatorial Guinea in Group C of the 2018 African Nations Championship in Morocco, winning 3-0 in their opening encounter. A brace from Saleh Taher and a late strike from Zakaria Alharash was enough for the Mediterranean Knights as they claimed the early


Travel writer to lecture on African wildlife

GREENWICH - Les de Villiers, an author, travel consultant and conservationist from New Canaan, spent weeks in the forests of Rwanda tracking gorillas and studying their behavior. De Villiers will share his experiences with the big primates at a lecture Jan. 24 sponsored by the Retired Men's Associat


How does it feel to be a US immigrant from one of the countries that Trump called a "shithole"?

I am from Rwanda, a beautiful country in the East African region. According to Trump's statement, my country would be considered a "shithole" too! Rwandan Flag Honestly, I was very offended. I wondered how do we have such president in the oval office. Out of 330 million Americans, how did we end up


Morocco - Mauritania Preview: Can Mauritania shock the hosts in Chan opener?

Coach Martins is confident that they can spring a surprise when they take on hosts The Atlas Lions in the opening Group A match Mauritania coach Corentin Martins is confident that they can spring a surprise when they take on hosts Morocco in the opening Group A match on Saturday. 'Les Mourabitoune


Rwandan refugee in Knoxville hurt but 'not surprised' by Trump comments

Olivier Muhire came to the United States 15 years ago, fleeing the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide that tore apart his home country and made daily living dangerous. Today, he pinches himself every time he's driving because he's so grateful to have a car, something that was rare in Rwanda, where h