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The Mirror travels to see apes in Rwanda who owe life to David Attenborough

After clambering over fossilised lava flows at 9,000ft, we duck into vegetation, my guide slashing his machete through tendrils that grip your legs like lassoes. Finally, we see them – a family of gorillas descended from those David ­Attenborough made famous in 1979.


Rwanda’s Bugesera International Airport to Set Records for Sustainability

Rwanda’s largest publicly funded project, Bugesera International Airport is on track to be the first certified green building in the region. A few pieces of this net zero emission complex include: a 30,000 square metre passenger terminal, 22 check-in counters, ten gates, and six passenger boarding b


Top 10 best hotels & lodges in Rwanda

Monday newsletters always feature top 10 travel lists to inspire. Today (February 18, 2019): Top10 best hotels & lodges in Rwanda. Twenty five years after the devastating genocide, Rwanda has risen from the ashes and has managed to rebuild itself into one of Africa’s safest and most peaceful nations


Hope Made Real and Better Everyday Gets Ready for Overseas Trip to Rwanda

An Erie area organization is teaming up with another group to work with area students and others across the globe. Hope Made Real and Better Everyday hosted a fundraiser Sunday at Basement Transmissions to get ready for their trip overseas to Rwanda.


President of Rwanda makes business pitch a part of NBA All-Star visit to Queen City

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Paul Kagame spent the past two decades helping Rwanda overcome a 1994 genocide against the minority ethnic Tutsis that left an estimated 800,000 to 1 million people dead.


DRINK COFFEE, DO GOOD: Cypress coffee shop making big difference in Rwanda

CYPRESS, Texas (KTRK) -- Within the Boardwalk at Towne Lake in Cypress, you'll find a quaint little coffee shop that's giving back in a big way. Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee is on a mission by investing in coffee farming villages in Rwanda. By providing living wages, education, healthcare, and cl


Working in Global Health: Gabriela Sarriera on Grassroots Activism

Like many people, I first heard about Partners In Health when I was in college. I was a sophomore at the University of Vermont and a group of us had decided to attend the Unite for Sight Global Health and Innovation conference that’s hosted at Yale every spring. It’s the world’s largest global healt


Read in Rwanda

Grandma Ginger visits the gorillas in Rwanda. Sherri and Mitchell Panter are pictured. Thanks for taking along your favorite newspaper on that trip!


A local organization is trying to connect students from Erie region to Rwanda using film

The organization Better Everyday is making efforts to bridge the gap between Erie and Rwanda using documentary and film. We're going to have a film fest between the United States and Africa and the idea is that these young people on both sides get to explore self identity, self worth, self love," sa


Autisme Rwanda

You can now purchase award-winning American Press photos directly from this site. Just click the "BUY NOW" button under the photo(s) of your choice. The mission of the St. Nicholas Center for Children isn't limited to helping autistic children in Southwest Louisiana. Their goal is to help children w


Is Marriage a Punishment for Women?

Early January, I spent a week interacting with married women living in rural areas in Rwanda as part of my work at an organisation. The conversations we had led to me questioning why heterosexual marriage seems like a punishment to so many women.


Travel series: a travel guide to Rwanda

Friday newsletters always feature luxury travel contests, tips, series, or news. Today (February 15, 2019): Travel series: a travel guide to Rwanda. My travel blog features a section that comprises a selection of destination & travel guides. You can find these travel guides under ‘destinations‘ in t


Rwanda: Investigate Killings of Refugees

Rwanda: Police officers remain free while protesting Congolese refugees face jail time. Police officers who shot at Congolese refugees protesting cuts to the subsistence allowances and support they received must be investigated and held to account, Amnesty International said, one year after at least


Diplomatic relations established with Republic of Rwanda

LONDON — At the St. Kitts and Nevis High Commission, High Commissioner, His Excellency Dr. Kevin M. Isaac and Her Excellency Ms. Yamina Karitanyi, High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda, signed a joint communique establishing diplomatic relations between the two nations.


Cambridge Coffee Shop Will Expand to Boston’s West End

A Cambridge cafe with roots in Rwanda will open a second location in the area, taking over for Boston Common Coffee Co. on Canal Street in the West End, near North Station. Bourbon Coffee will move into the 103 Canal St. cafe space and could open there within the next week, an employee reached at th


Cedric Mizero is bringing his Rwandan village to fashion's global stage

Cedric Mizero is bringing his Rwandan village to fashion's global stage. Based in Kigali, Rwanda, 25-year-old fashion designer Cedric Mizero mixes local artisanal techniques with a wide range of media and disciplines, repurposing everyday objects to showcase the vibrancy of life in Rwanda's rural ar


Learn about efforts to rebuild Rwanda’s education system

Two Rwandan educators, Brother Straton Malisaba and Brother Crescent Karerangabo, will be speaking at the Duxbury Free Library, Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. about efforts to restore their country’s ed...


Rwanda hopes to increase energy efficiency with new cooling initiative

Rwanda has big plans for a more sustainable future and is launching a new cooling initiative that will increase energy efficiency within the country’s booming electricity sector. As part of the new plan, Rwanda hopes to provide a cooling solution for food storage and indoor spaces without adding to


Portia de Rossi Attends Groundbreaking Ceremony For Ellen DeGeneres Gorilla Campus In Rwanda

Portia de Rossi was in Rwanda this week for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. “The groundbreaking was incredible,” wrote Portia. "There were dancers, drummers and a lot of inspirational speeches about the potential of the Campus.


How Rwanda’s mandatory community work day made Kigali the cleanest city in Africa

Ten years ago, telling someone you had plans to visit Rwanda might have been met with raised eyebrows. Despite the fact that the Rwandan Civil War ended in 1994, the horrific genocide against the Tutsi people lingered in the global memory, and in some cases, it was all people knew of the East Africa