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Salem State Grad Student Receives Prestigious Fellowship

SALEM, MA -- Salem State University graduate student, Claude Kaitare, of Lynn, has been selected to join the Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers in Houston, TX this May. Kaitare is a January 2018 graduate of the graduate certificate program with the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Sal


Into the storm, with a band of bonobos

IN "Three Weeks in December", Audrey Schulman's novel of 2012, an American ethno-botanist heads to Rwanda in search of a potentially life-saving vine. She befriends a family of gorillas, but their bond is threatened by a group of Congolese child soldiers. Ms Schulman's new novel, "Theory of Bastards


Peacekeepers Shouldn’t Always Be Peaceful

Almost two decades ago, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan asked Lakhdar Brahimi, one of the most experienced diplomats to have ever served the U.N., to chair a commission to examine the peacekeeping disasters of the 1990s, from Bosnia to Somalia and Rwanda, to see if any lessons could be l


High Court Declares Kenya’s Communication Authority Monitoring System Illegal

Late last year, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) embarked ona plan to install a Device Management System (DMS)that was meant to combat fraudulent international calls coming from Kenya to Rwanda. According to CA, the government of Rwanda complained that “sim boxing operations in Kenya are b


Rwanda promotes its attractions at China Outbound Travel and Tourism Market

Rwanda Development Board exhibits the country's travel and tourism attractions at China's Outbound Travel and Tourism Market. China Outbound Travel and Tourism Market is one of the leading international travel trade shows in Asia. The tourism fair attracts over 4,300 people. The event provides a pla


Kagame’s Constitution Is Much Worse Than North Korea’s

Kim Il Sung was the founding ruler of North Korea in 1948 until his death in 1994. He was in power for 46 years. In 1974, he unveiled the ”Ten Principles for the Establishment of the One-Ideology System” — North Korea’s equivalency to a national constitution.North Korea’s constitution is extreme in


Ovella Ochieng named in Kenya U-20 squad to face Rwanda

Kenya was held to a 1-1 draw by Rwanda in the first leg played on Sunday, April 1, 2018, at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.


Historic investment commitments to rid the Commonwealth of malaria

The collective commitments were made at the Malaria Summit London 2018, held the day before the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. The event was hosted by the Governments of Rwanda, Swaziland and the United Kingdom, and was attended by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, Bill Gates, the H


Research Team at Monash University Awarded for Innovation in Preventing Gender-Based Violence in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, April 19, 2018—The World Bank Group and theSexual Violence Research Initiative


Weaning African leaders off their addiction to power is an ongoing struggle

But elsewhere on the continent, leaders continue to disregard their countries’ own constitutions and laws governing presidential tenure. The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Joseph Kabila has been in powersince 2001. He refuses to go even though he was meant to step down in December 2016. In Uganda, Y


Harambee Starlets forward Esse Akida included in Cecafa squad

Starlets had a stellar outing in the 2016 edition in Uganda, narrowly going down 2-1 to Tanzania in the final Esse Akida has once against been named in Harambee Starlets squad for the upcoming Cecafa Women tournament in May. Akida has been struggling with injuries that saw her miss Starlets Awcon


The World Bank, The Power of Nutrition, the Global Financing Facility and the Government of Rwanda Allocate Additional $23 Million to Reduce Chronic Malnutrition of Children in Rwanda

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2018 - The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank today signed a $23 million Additional Financing agreement to help reduce the stunting rates among children under age 5 in 13 of Rwanda's highest-stunting districts. Through the Nutrition Sensitive Direct Support (NSDS), this ad


HRC holds annual global summit in D.C.

Activists from Botswana, Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Japan, Kuwait, Thailand, Albania, Czech Republic, Greece, Russia, Romania, Slovenia, Ukraine, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Ecuador, St. Lucia, Jordan, Morocco, Turkey and Kazakhstan a


United Kingdom pledges cash for Commonwealth education, urges malaria fight

He said the summit was a crucial moment in the fight against the disease, kickstarting new ideas as well as funding - not just in Commonwealth countries.Other significant pledges expected to feature at theMalariaSummit include commitments from a number of Commonwealth Heads of State and Government,


Economic growth picks up in sub-Saharan Africa: World Bank

Abidjan (AFP) - Economic growth is set to pick up to 3.1 percent in sub-Saharan Africa in 2018, following a number of disappointing years, the World Bank wrote in a report published on Wednesday.


Movie Maman Colonelle recognized for highlighting human rights in Democratic Republic of Congo

The feature-length documentary "Maman Colonelle," directed by Dieudo Hamadi, has received the Human Rights Award 2017 from theWorld Association for Christian Communication,and SIGNIS, a worldwide association of Catholic communicators.


African athletes keep going missing at global sporting events and it’s only going to get worse

African athletes at the Commonwealth Games in Australia have been in the news for action on and off the track.The haul of 34 gold medals won by African athletes has been overshadowed by headlines ofat least 13 athletesfrom Cameroon, Uganda, Rwanda and Sierra Leone absconding from team camps. It’s a


Holocaust survivors share their stories at Dominion High School for International Summit

With studies showing young people increasingly do not know about the Holocaust, a Dominion High School teacher says it's more important than ever to share the stories of survivors. Six Holocaust survivors shared their stories with students at Dominion High School Thursday afternoon as part of the Lo


Unwelcome reunion: helped as children, Burundian adults are now refugees abroad

KIREHE, Rwanda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - During Burundi's brutal 12-year civil war, Maggy Barankitse set out to rescue as many children as she could. Through her efforts hundreds survived, and many returned to their communities after the war ended in 2005. Burundian refugees helping to lay bri


Romeo & Juliet In Kigali: How A Soap Opera Sought To Change Behavior In Rwanda

The idea behind "Musekeweya", or the New Dawn, is to do the opposite of what the government's notorious "hate radio" did 20 years ago as it stoked ethnic hatred during the genocide carried out by Hutu extremists. // AFP/Getty Images, Stephanie Aglietti