Donatille Mukamanzi’s life was, until recently, portrayed by begging and working odd jobs for survival.

The 48-year-old woman, a mother of four from Kinigi Sector in Musanze District,  was one of hundreds of former historically marginalised persons around the National Volcanoes Park.

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Rwanda has been nominated to act as a focal point for Japanese business initiatives within the East African community region, Rwanda’s East African Business council (EABC) representative has confirmed.

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FROM CHILDHOOD, 26-year-old Ramjaane Joshua Niyoyita wanted to be a preacher. 

A Jack of all trades, Ramjaane aka Inyenyeri is the youth leader at his church, a renowned local MC, a translator and part-time preacher. He is also an entrepreneur and a radio show host on Isango Star. 

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Last Sunday, President Paul Kagame met with Rwandan women of all walks of life to celebrate the country’s 20th liberation and to reflect on the strides that the Rwandan women have made over the years.

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As the twilight sets in on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with their 2015 deadline fast approaching, the efforts that have already been underway for ushering in another new dawn for a global compact for tackling the persisting and emerging development challenges facing the global community are being stepped up.

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ON OCTOBER 1 1990, Appolline Kaburame woke up to a day that turned out to be the last time she would see her husband alive. 

On that day her husband Joseph Kaburame, walked out of the house to begin a journey of no return.  He joined the Rwandan Patriotic Army (RPA) which had launched a struggle to liberate Rwanda. Her husband’s goodbye that day turned a new chapter in her life and their seven children.

Even with her fears of the breadwinner leaving his family, Kaburame understood and supported her husband’s decision, but she looked forward to the day he would come back home. 

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