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The Quest To Make Sanitary Pads Accessible For Women In Rwanda

The Quest To Make Sanitary Pads Accessible For Women In Rwanda

Uwizeye (not real name), a 28-year-old resident of Gisagara District, has not been able to use sanitary pads since 2010. When she lost her job as a waitress in a restaurant in Kigali nearly 10 years ago, it did not occur to her that among the most pressing problems she would have to grapple with […]

Myanmar Persecution A Repeat Of History – Yolande Mukagasana

Myanmar Persecution A Repeat Of History – Yolande Mukagasana

Similar language is being used today in Myanmar, where extremists have called the Rohingya or other Muslims dogs, maggots and rapists, said Rwandan genocide survivor Yolande Mukagasana A nurse who survived the Rwandan genocide and wrote the first civilian testimony of the massacre said Myanmar’s persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority amounts to genocide and […]

Rwandan Govt Rotates Its Police Peacekeepers In South Sudan

Rwandan Govt Rotates Its Police Peacekeepers In South Sudan

The female contingent was pledged by President Paul Kagame during the UN Leaders’ Summit on Peacekeeping Operations in 2015. A contingent of 160 female-dominated police officers on Monday left Kigali International Airport aboard a RwandAir flight for a one-year peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. The Formed Police Unit Three commanded by Senior Superintendent of Police, […]

First Lady Jeannette Kagame Makes Case For Rwandan Businesswomen

First Lady Jeannette Kagame Makes Case For Rwandan Businesswomen

First Lady Jeannette Kagame has insisted that there’s a need to support women businesses, saying their contribution to the development of the country in the last 25 years has been unprecedented. She also indicated that the past twenty five years since the Genocide against the Tutsi, women have played a crucial role in promoting their […]

Rwanda And France Strengthen Economic Ties

Rwanda And France Strengthen Economic Ties

The Director General of the French Development Agency (AFD), Remy Rioux, is on a two-day visit to Rwanda for talks on key areas of cooperation between Rwanda and France as the two countries look to stronger ties. AFD is the implementing agency of different development-oriented interventions that France is engaged with globally. The agency funds […]

Wari Signs A Strategic Partnership With Rwandan Smartphone Manufacturer Mara Phones

Wari Signs A Strategic Partnership With Rwandan Smartphone Manufacturer Mara Phones

Wari and Mara Phones announce the signing of a strategic partnership to enable delivery of financial and commercial services to Wari clients more effectively through the Mara Phone. The two African companies aim to collaborate together and develop in the 54 countries of the continent. They both look to preload Wari’s offerings, bundling their services […]

Genocide Survivor Aims To Empower Women

Genocide Survivor Aims To Empower Women

Safi Mukundwa knows what it means to be young, fearful and desperate. Mukundwa was just 8 years old when she hid among bloodied bodies, emerging as the only one in her family to survive the 1994 genocide that swept through Rwanda, including her Western Province hometown of Kibuye. She remembers the man who killed her […]

Rwanda Moves To Regulate Social Media Content Amid Misinformation

Rwanda Moves To Regulate Social Media Content Amid Misinformation

The Government is going to devise strategies to regulate social media content, a move which is intended to curb the spread of misinformation, the Minister for ICT and Innovation, Paula Ingabire, has disclosed. Ingabire made the revelation on Friday while responding to MP Jean Claude Ntezimana’s concerns over abusive social media content and false identities. […]

Rwanda, Morocco Sign Deal To Scale Up Nuclear Technology

Rwanda, Morocco Sign Deal To Scale Up Nuclear Technology

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), and Moroccan Agency for Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Security have signed a cooperation agreement to exchange information and experience in nuclear technology. Speaking after signing the agreement, Dr Khammar Mrabit, the Director General of the Moroccan agency, said that they have experience since 2016. “We have to exchange information […]

Rwanda Marks 25 Years Since Genocide

Rwanda Marks 25 Years Since Genocide

“What happened here will never happen again,” said President Paul Kagame. The country will mark the deaths of 800,000 people with a candlelight vigil in a stadium that once sheltered victims. Thousands of Rwandans, as well as President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame marked the 25th anniversary of the country’s 1994 genocide in […]

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