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Former Buckeye Jillian McVicker Gives Back in Rwanda
Former Buckeye Jillian McVicker recently spent time during the holiday season paying it forward halfway around the world. The Metuchen, N.J., native traveled to Rwanda Nov. 28-Dec. 11 as part of a service trip with Women’s Professional Soccer League side Cleveland Ambassadors.
The Future Drivers of Growth in Rwanda
At a press conference in Kigali, I took a question: is the country’s Vision 2050 is achievable?. We had just launched a new study, The Future Drivers of Growth Report, that was jointly produced by the World Bank and the Government of Rwanda. The question was well-asked, since the study explores Rwan
Rwanda’s “Camera Kids” Became Professional Photographers and You Can Help
In 2000, photographer and theater producer David Jiranek created the non-profit Through the Eyes of Children and partnered with the Imbabazi Orphanage in Rwanda to teach photography to 19 children who had been affected by the 1994 genocide that killed an estimated 500,000 – 1 million Tutsi. Armed wi
In Rwanda, it’s drones to the rescue – because ambulances can’t get through
New technologies, like medical delivery drones, can offer quick solutions to urgent problems. But lost in the excitement are the infrastructure woes that make such deliveries useful in the first place.
What can be done to revamp Rwanda’s education system?
World Bank observed that despite Rwanda having exceptionally high gross enrollment ratios in primary education, dropping out remains prevalent with only 68 per cent of first graders estimated to eventually complete. Net photo.
Up to 319 people dead as Congo Ebola outbreak worsens
(CNN)One of the deadliest Ebola outbreaks in history continues to worsen in the Democratic Republic of Congo with as many as 319 people now dead. The Ministry of Health said Tuesday that 542 Ebola cases had been recorded in the province of North Kivu -- 494 of which have been confirmed. Of the 319 b
Genocide: 70 years on, three reasons why the UN Convention is still failing
Seventy years after the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide came into force, its effectiveness is disputed. Jewish laywer and Polish refugee, Raphael Lemkin, coined the word “genocide” in 1943 to describe the killing and destruction of peoples, deriving the word f
Five Places to Go in Kigali
Remera, the Kigali neighborhood housing a soccer stadium and bordering Kigali International Airport, used to be known for little more than flophouses and the city’s red light district. But Remera is coming into its own, with this once-rundown area in Rwanda’s capital now seeing an influx of bars, su
Inside Burundi- Rwanda frosty simmering relations, what are the real issues?
BUJUMBURA/KIGALI/KAMPALA – A week ago, Burundi’s president referred to neighbours Rwanda as an enemy in a letter to President Yoweri Museveni. Mr. Pierre Nkurunziza wrote to his Ugandan counterpart, who is chair of the six-nation East African Community (EAC), saying he regards Rwanda not as a partne
Rwanda’s Paul Kagame feted by Forbes as the 2018 African man of the year
As the winner of the African of the Year Award by the All Africa Business Leaders Award, Rwandan President Paul Kagame graces the cover of the January edition of Forbes Africa Magazine.
Student thrives at UofL after fleeing war-torn Rwanda
A recent University of Louisville graduate was born in war-torn Rwanda and lived in a refugee camp before eventually making her way to the United States with her family. Mark Hebert stopped by Great Day Live to share more on her story. You can hear more stories and interviews about the University of
Reducing risk for private investment in off-grid energy
In 2011 Rwanda was literally in the dark-- 89 percent of the country, about 9.4 million people, didn’t have power. It was one of the lowest electrification rates in the world. Fast forward to today and it’s more than quadrupled the number of people with electricity and increased the electrification
Uganda, Rwanda, gorillas and their human neighbours, Scotland on Sunday travel
Rising dramatically from the East African landscape, the Virunga Mountains are a mighty chain of eight volcanoes, stretching across the borders of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). They provide the setting for a complex story of conservation, displacement and rescue in o
Carl Wilkens Speaks On Rwandan Genocide At PMHS
From Pelham Schools: Storyteller and Author Carl Wilkens visited with all 9th, 10th and AP Government students on Tuesday, Dec. 11 to share his experiences during the Rwandan genocide. As part of Mr. Wilkens' presentation and discussion, he emphasized key themes of respect, empathy, inclusion and le
Congo Ebola Outbreak Spreads to Cities, Threatens Rwanda, Uganda, and South Sudan
The much-feared spread of Ebola virus from rural regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to larger cities and across the border into neighboring countries may be coming to pass, as the ongoing conflict in the DRC continues to impede the efforts of doctors and aid workers.
Outrage as Rwanda takes no action over minister's insults levied at Sisulu
South Africa is pushing ahead with plans to normalise relations with Rwanda despite the fact that Rwanda has taken no steps to sanction its Deputy Foreign Minister Olivier Nduhungirehe for his tweet insulting Minister of International Relations Lindiwe Sisulu.
How students can benefit from Great Lakes Regional Moot Court Competition
Winners receiving their certificates. Frederic Byumvuhore. Last week, University of Rwanda emerged second during the sixth Great Lakes Regional Moot Court Competition after losing to Moi University (Kenya) in the Anglophone category. In the Francophone category, University of Goma beat University of
The women making their mark on Rwanda’s fishing industry
In the evening, the green leaves of the verdant hills around Lake Kivu turn black against the orange sky, and a calm settles across the water. And then, out of the silence, comes a call: “Here we go! May God watch over us!” It’s a refrain that is a tradition here on Lake Kivu, where for generations
Unidentified attackers torch three vehicles, kill two in Rwanda's south - military
KIGALI (Reuters) - Unidentified attackers torched three passenger vehicles in southern Rwanda on Saturday, killing two and injuring eight, the Ministry of Defence said, adding the military was pursuing the attackers who had fled into a forest.
NY Times Opinion: Human extinction might be a good thing
I swear the NY Times is just trolling us all at this point. Today the paper published an opinion piece by a professor of philosophy from Clemson University who hashes out an argument over the continued existence of humanity and concludes, at least provisionally, that our extinction might be a good t