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August 21, 2014

Policing pre-Genocide Rwanda: The period of 1990 to 1994

The period from 1990 to 1994 saw a serious decline and eventual collapse of institutions of justice, law and order.

The context of war provided a convenient environment for the government to persecute its perceived enemies: the political opposition and the Tutsi community, both of which were judged to be guilty, respectively, of opposing the ruling party and being agents (ibyitso) of the Rwanda Patriotic Front rebels.

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A total of 2,943 primary and secondary school teachers were conferred upon degrees, diplomas, and certificates from the University of Rwanda’s College of Education maiden graduation ceremony yesterday.

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Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and innovators in general have been urged to register their ideas and products to safeguard them from pirates and other unscrupulous individuals.

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Celebrated hip hop star Jay Polly, born Joshua Tuyishime, is set to establish a fashion house after t-shirts inscribed with his name and pictures hit shops late last week. The t-shirt business is a partnership between Jay Polly and Touch Records.   

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Fourteen years ago, The Economist news magazine ran a cover story headlined “The Hopeless Continent”. Inside the magazine, Africa was characterised as a continent deluged by floods and famine (referring to Ethiopia), Zimbabwe was labelled as operating a “government-sponsored thuggery”, and Sierra Leone was described as rampaged with conflict.

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CAMBRIDGE – One puzzle of the world economy is that for 200 years, the world’s rich countries grew faster than poorer countries, a process aptly described by Lant Pritchett as “Divergence, Big Time.” When Adam Smith wrote The Wealth of Nations in 1776, per capita income in the world’s richest country – probably the Netherlands – was about four times that of the poorest countries.

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With concerns growing over how schools link good performance to academic load, this could be paying off to the schools but not to the children and parents, who always struggle to enroll their kids in the best performing schools regardless of their financial capabilities.  

The beneficiaries (learners) also have a series of activities that they get involved in outside school. These include doing homework, watching television, helping with house chores and playing. However, the biggest percentage of the learners interviewed by Education Times said they were going to be involved in the first two activities – homework and television.

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PSF awards excellence during the 2014 expo

The seventeenth edition of the Rwanda International Trade Fair, organized by the Private Sector

Federation (PSF) Rwanda’s came to an end on the 6th August, having run for two weeks of intense activity; transactions, networking, fanfare and creating connections that will result into future investments within the country.

Since the liberation of Rwanda, 20 years ago, there have been many goings on in the economic spheres of the country; the country opened its doors to world trade and accelerated investments have been realized.

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