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Harborcreek class project addresses global poverty

Teacher Robert Englert's multicultural studies students have issued almost 80 loans to people in 35 countries. In less than three years, they've issued almost 80 loans to people in 35 countries across the globe, helping fund small business ventures, college tuition and medical expenses. They aren't

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-19 07:01:00

Sundowns cruise through to CAF Champions League group stage

PRETORIA - Mamelodi Sundowns advanced to the group stage of the CAF Champions League, in beating Rwanda league winners Rayon Sport 2-0 in a first round, second leg match of the premier continental competition, played at Loftus Stadium in Pretoria on Sunday evening. After holding the 8-time Rwandan l

ENCA.COM - 2018-03-18 21:45:37

Nigeria Skips African Summit in Blow to Free Trade Deal

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will not attend the African Union summit in Rwanda this week, an official statement said Sunday, in a blow to plans to launch a major free trade treaty across 54 countries. The meeting in Kigali is intended to formally launch the African Continental Free Trade Are

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-03-18 15:00:54

Photos: A Just Brew

Volunteer-run coffee house A Just Brew (AJB) donates most of its profits to International Justice Mission, which fights modern day slavery. The student-run, nonprofit coffee shop is located in the Stephen and Laurel Brown Foundation's Upper House on the University of Wisconsin-Madison's East Campus

MADISON - 2018-03-18 14:00:00

Kagame's Stooge And Infrastructure Minister, James Musoni, Is In Deep Trouble

When I initially saw the article about James Musoni's extramarital activities in a Kagame propaganda newspaper, I could not believe my eyes. We do not know what Kagame will do to him. But we do know this - James Musoni is untouchable in Rwanda. After dictator General Kagame himself, James Musoni is

MEDIUM - 2018-03-18 11:57:35

Rwanda's drought-prone areas need farming inputs, food aid

Residents of drought-prone areas in Rwanda's Eastern Province have raised concern over limited access to agricultural inputs and food assistance. While the government has already started supplying food aid to the affected areas, there is concern about the quantities being supplied. Rwanda Today has

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-03-18 07:00:00

The Atlantic: "The Refugee Detectives"

Inside Germany's high-stakes operation to sort people fleeing death from opportunists and pretenders GRAEME WOOD APRIL 2018 ISSUE The reporter looks through a stack of refugees' resumes: ... The other trait distinguishing these resumes was that nearly every one contained what I, as someone whose j

THE UNZ REVIEW - 2018-03-17 21:36:08

Campus Life: Rwanda 9-16 March 2018

Registration during Voting Day! The Student Representative Council election was the first of its kind at ALU and opens a new chapter of student engagement on campus. Registration during Voting Day! The Student Representative Council election was the first of its kind at ALU and opens a new chapter o

MEDIUM - 2018-03-17 13:31:33

Boston group using basketball to improve health in Rwanda

BOSTON (AP) - A Boston-based charity is using basketball to help raise awareness of the need for better health and gender equality in Africa. Shooting Touch says it's organized a march in Rwanda on Saturday prior to a basketball tournament being held with an International Women's Day theme. The nonp

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-03-17 13:18:21

Canada to deploy troops, helicopters to Mali: Report

Canada will send troops and helicopters to Mali to join a UN peacekeeping mission there, Canadian media have reported. The helicopters are expected to replace a German contingent. Canada will soon take part in its first peacekeeping mission to Africa since Rwanda in 1994, sending peacekeepers, backe

MSN.COM - 2018-03-17 12:49:32

Trudeau Sending Peacekeepers To Mali Despite Red Flag From Military

The Trudeau government will send military peacekeepers to a United Nations (UN) mission to Mali, according to CBC News. The report quotes a "senior government official" who says the official announcement will be made Monday. The deployment will reportedly involve helicopters from the Royal Canadian

THE DAILY CALLER - 2018-03-17 12:49:17

Rwandan tax body to auction off assets of jailed govt critic

Associated Press KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) - Rwanda's Revenue Authority said Friday it will auction off assets belonging to the family of a jailed critic of President Paul Kagame's government to pay a tax debt - a move that family members call politically motivated. Assets of the cigarette maker Premier T


Local churches host African Children's Choir

Made up of children ages 7 to 12 from several African nations, the group performs lively African songs and dances, traditional Spirituals, and Gospel favorites. The African Children's Choir will perform at two local churches this weekend. On Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m., they will present a concert at


Invisibilia: Inspired By 'American Idol,' Somali TV Show Aimed To Change The World

Welcome to Invisibilia Season 4! The NPR program and podcastexplores the invisible forces that shape human behavior, and we here at Goats and Soda are joining in for the podcast's look at how a reality show in Somalia tried to do far more than crown a winning singer. The ultimate goal: to change hum


Rwandan Authority to Auction Off Stock of Jailed Govt Critic

KIGALI, Rwanda - Rwanda's Revenue Authority says it will put assets belonging to the family of a jailed critic of President Paul Kagame's government up for auction to pay off a debt to the tax body. The Revenue Authority said stock in cigarette maker Premier Tobacco Company that belongs to the famil


Lightning Kills 15 Worshippers in Rwanda, as Government Cracks Down on Unsafe Churches

As the Rwandan government continues to shut down houses of worship it deems unsafe and dissenters charge it with trampling on religious rights, lightning struck and killed 15 worshippers in the country's south. The strike Saturday (March 10), which also injured 140 parishioners, was further proof


South African quartet seek progress in CAF competitions

Of South Africa's four sides in African club competition this season, only Cape Town City have firm control of their tie heading into this weekend's second legs. Both Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits are at home in the Champions League, but both have much to do against tricky opposition from Rwand


United Nations Ranks Ten Happiest Countries on Earth

Finland has been named the happiest country on earth by the United Nations. The World Happiness Report issued by the UN looked at 156 countries and ranked them according to such things as social support, life expectancy and corruption. Asked by Associated Press why her country would rank so highly,


Junior Harambee Stars friendly match against Egypt pushed back

The national Under 20 friendly matches against Egypt has been pushed back by a month. The two-legged build-up matches will now be staged in April and not March as was initially scheduled. Kenya was set to host Egypt between March 24 and 27 but the ties will now be staged next month, according to Fo


Clemantine Wamariya, Who Survived Genocide in Rwanda, on Her New Memoir, The Girl Who Smiled Beads —and Living for Black Joy

In her memoir, The Girl Who Smiled Beads, (read the excerpt from Vogue's April issue here) Clemantine Wamariya, with coauthor Elizabeth Weil, describes a childhood brutally disrupted by the Rwandan genocide in 1994. At age 6, she fled on foot with her sister Claire, nine years her senior, into Burun