People living in high risk zones will be evacuated by December this year, according to officials from the Ministry of Refugee affairs and Disaster Management. 

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Johannesburg – The government efforts to attract more Rwandans to the stock market have gotten a boost after the International Finance Corporation announced plans to start issuing local-currency bonds in Rwanda as it expands an African debt programme.

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THE COUNCIL of East and Central Africa Football Association (Cecafa) has confirmed Kigali as hosts of the 2014 Kagame Club Championship scheduled for August, but the dates are yet to be fixed. 

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This weekend, Rwandans and friends of Rwanda all over the world will mark the 20th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi through dance at an event dubbed, Kurema: Moving at the speed of peace.  

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CONFLICT-RELATED sexual violence is a war crime mired in myths and shrouded in secrecy and stigma. Perhaps the greatest misperception is that it is an atrocity of a bygone era, and that in today’s age of high tech warfare rape is no longer used as a weapon of mass destruction. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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SINCE THE fall of the Habyarimana regime and the takeover by the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF), twenty years later, France does not want to hear about its role in the Rwandan tragedy. French authorities seem to opt for a relationship based on covering up the truth and leaving some core issues between the two countries in secrecy to avoid the deterioration of a fragile relationship between the two countries.

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SHE is the founder and president of Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS), which is a women’s movement.

 Time Magazine also listed Senegalese-born Bineta Diop among the world’s most influential people in 2011; she has been instrumental in peace building initiatives in Africa with focus on the protection of women during conflict and their inclusion in peace processes. 

Last week she was in Kigali to participate in a two-day conference dubbed ‘Turning the page on hate speech in Africa’ held at Kigali Serena Hotel.

Doreen Umutesi interviewed 63-year-old Diop concerning a range of issues on the women’s movement and what inspired her to start a leading global organisation with the objective to strengthen women’s leadership and participation in peace processes in Africa. 

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RSwitch supports orphaned and vulnerable children

By Sarah Kwihangana

In a bidd to strengthen and support communities, the management and staff of RSwitch -The National E-Payment switch of Rwanda with a network brand “SMARTCASH” home grown for the Rwandan population have donated 2 cows worth Rwf1.2 million and paint to Mere Du Verbe Orphanage located in Kimihurura, a Kigali city surburb.

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