While growing up, Janviere Mukashyaka’s dream was to enroll in a technical school and acquire the skills that would enable her create her own job.

“Even though I was still young, I liked technical skills and committed myself to acquiring them,” Mukashyaka says

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Nairobi – Uchumi Supermarkets will open its first branch in Kigali by year end as it seeks to cement its regional presence and diversify from the domestic market.

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Although the HIV/Aids epidemic is a national problem in Rwanda, the level of knowledge about the transmission and the impact of this disease is still insufficient. This has led to stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV/Aids.

Joseph Oindo
met with Judith Kaine, the founder and coordinator of Kurema, Kureba, Kwiga, (translated: To Create, To See, To Learn), a public arts project that uses visual and street arts to address stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV/Aids  in Rwanda.

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DURING THE 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, hate messages through the media such as Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines commonly known as RTLM, Rwanda Radio and print media, like Kangura, played a leading role in mobilising the Hutu to kill all Tutsi and moderate Hutu who were considered as traitors.

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TWENTY YEARS have passed since the Genocide against the Tutsi and a lot have happened. We have to remember the victims, console the survivals and make a commitment to ‘Never Again’.

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Athletics is among the flourishing sports in Rwanda. Over the last decade, the sport has produced some elite runners like Disi Dieudonne, Claudette Mukasakindi and Epiphanie Nyirabarame whose star is shining.

Nyirabarame, a two-time Olympiad specialises in marathon and long-distance running. She represented Rwanda at the Athens Olympics in 2004 and Beijing in 2008 but failed to qualify for London 2012.

In Athens, she finished in the 54th position with a time of 2:52:50 and in Beijing, she finished the women’s marathon with a time of 2:49:32. The 32-year-old achieved her personal best at the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany, when she completed the women’s marathon in 26th position with a time of 2:33:59.

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Committed to supporting reconstruction and development of Rwanda

By Ivan Ngoboka

Belgium has been an active partner in sectors such as health, justice, education and rural development including; agriculture, forestry, energy, water and sanitation since 1962.Since 2000, the Belgian Development Agency (BTC) has executed, on behalf of the Government of Belgium, and the European Union, more than €300 million in Rwanda’s development programmes.

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