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Survivor Of Rwandan Genocide To Be Country’s First Female Neurosurgeon

From The Huffington Post Dr. Claire Karekezi says the genocide is what made her understand that “we cannot count on anyone but ourselves.” By Jenna Amatulli  Dr. Claire Karekezi will return to her home in Rwanda in July as the first and only female neurosurgeon in the entire country. The 35-year-old has been studying neuro-oncology […]

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Empty promises and death: What Eritreans found after agreeing to leave Israel

The Middle East Eye reports below on the situation of Eritrean refugees refused asylum by Israel. Fleeing to South Sudan, Sudan, Rwanda and Uganda, Eritreans and Sudanese are finding inhospitable conditions that make them question their decision to leave Israel “voluntarily”. Check back with us learn about the conditions of refugees in Ethiopia. Israel wants […]

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The Top 10 Fastest Growing Economies In Africa, Number 1 will Surprise You

From myafricanow.com Africa is preparing to take its place in a future global economy which will see the earth’s population reach 10 billion by 2050. As people are saying, Africa is where the ball is bouncing right now. The continent is currently experiencing an average economic growth of between 5 to 8% a year. It’s the […]

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Congo’s Kabila in Rwanda as Rebel Attacks Roil Mineral Region

The leaders of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda pledged greater intelligence cooperation amid an upsurge in rebel attacks in the east of Africa’s biggest copper producer. Conglese President Joseph Kabila met his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame, in the western Rwandan town of Rubavu on Friday. Both sides “hailed the progress made in line […]

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Burundi: A Dangerous Third Term

Burundi: A Dangerous Third Term Africa Report N°23520 May 2016 REUTERS/Evrard Ngendakumana The full report is available in: Français EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS One year after President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a third term sparked the crisis, the situation remains critical. The radicalisation of the regime, which had been steadily increasing since the second […]

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Swedish Court Sentences Man to Life in Prison for Role in Rwanda Genocide

By CHRISTINA ANDERSONMAY 16, 2016 STOCKHOLM — A Swedish court convicted a 61-year-old man on Monday of taking part in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and sentenced him to life in prison. The case was noteworthy for being part of a transnational effort to hold people accountable for crimes against humanity, no matter where those […]

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Twenty-two years later, Rwandans remember

By: ATHAN TASHOBYA 1994-2016. It’s twenty-two years ago today that the unimaginable happened; a government unleashing a militia of extremists to eliminate a section of the population. A hundred days later, the Genocide against the Tutsi had killed over a million Rwandans. It remains the fastest killing spree ever recorded. And, today, Rwandans will be joined […]

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Genocide suspect Ladislas Ntaganzwa flown to Rwanda for trial

From BBC Image copyrightUN Rwanda genocide suspect Ladislas Ntaganzwa has been flown to Rwanda from Democratic Republic of Congo for trial. Arrested in eastern DR Congo in December, Mr Ntaganzwa, 53, is accused in a UN indictment of genocide, crimes against humanity and violating the Geneva Conventions. He is alleged to have helped form a […]

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Rwandan President Addresses Criticism at Harvard

President of Rwanda Paul Kagame fielded questions from students at Harvard’s Institute of Politics on Friday regarding censorship of the press, balancing democracy and progress, and his decision to run for an unprecedented third term following a constitutional referendum. The president spoke in front of a packed forum with police and secret service guarding all […]

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In Rwanda, female ex-combatants face reintegration challenge

At Mutobo camp, former fighters spend three months being rehabiliated after returning from the DRC February 25, 2016 5:00AM ET by Katya Cengel Since 2002, more than 30,000 foreign ex-combatants operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been repatriated, the majority of them to Rwanda, where they spend three months at Mutobo Demobilization Camp. After […]

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