This brings a quick round up of interesting quotes, entailing stories from different sections like politics, technology, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, that made headlines, in case you missed any. 1. “I thought it was important for me to give her a present that connected her past to her future, because I knew the show could be over at some point and I knew that I needed to create a legacy for Ellen other than the legacy she had created in entertainment”. Ellen’s partner Portia De Rossi, reflecting on how the thought of giving Ellen the campus as a gift came, at the inauguration of the Ellen DeGeneres campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund that took place in Musanze. 2. “Our strategy focuses on creating an enabling environment for business, while investing in broadband infrastructure and digital skills. The Kigali International Financial Center, Kigali Innovation City, and the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution are just three examples of many things we are trying to do or can do in the near future.” President Paul Kagame remarks on how Rwanda is investing in technology in a conference of the official launch of Rhode and Schwarz, an international electronics group, marking its footprint on the African continent. 3. “Time constantly moves on. We can’t change the past, but we can shape the future, and art is the key factor in bringing this about. But this calls for an individual’s state of mind to be in the right place…a healthy place of wellbeing. Hope Azeda, founder and director of Mashirika Performing Arts and Ubumuntu Arts Organization. Speaking about how she believes in the Pan-African Network for Artistic Freedom (PANAF) which will be launched in Kigali later this month. 4. “This is a special time to tell stories and remember the values of our elders, men, women, and people that were our age, who were killed just because they were Tutsi. It is also a time to thank Inkotanyi who made sure that we were not exterminated like the genocide planners had orchestrated,” GAERG Vice President, Dimitrie Sissi Mukanyiligira talks about how remembering wiped out families is to weaken the main goal of the Interahamwe, Impuzamugambi, their trainers and supporters to exterminate Tutsi. 5. “Discipline…the importance of having discipline has been emphasized to me quite a lot, from my parents to my coaches, because it is what ensures longevity in a person’s career.” Junior Hakizumwami, 11, a Rwandan tennis prodigy noting what discipline is and how it has helped him rise in his career of tennis, that he pursues alongside his secondary school studies at Nu-Vision High school. 6. “You can’t change what happened to you but you can change who you are today, you can change to the person you want to be tomorrow and use the past to change the future. I went through my entire childhood and wrote down all the things that hurt me, and allowed myself to grieve and cry” US-Based Ingabire Magaly expressed how difficult it was for her to heal from the trauma caused by losing both her parents at an early age and also being abused by one of her caregivers who was an alcoholic. 7. “Portia and Ellen have chosen Rwanda and bestowed this incredible gift. This campus that they have enabled with infrastructure that blends seamlessly with the nature around us will be a global hub for scientific advancement. It will support Rwanda’s ecotourism policy and will contribute to a bright future for the mountain gorillas that we all aspire for,” Clare Akamanzi Rwanda Development Board CEO thanked Portia and Ellen for choosing Rwanda she also expressed her beliefs on how it will benefit Rwanda. 8. “We, as Rwanda, still believe in the Nairobi process under the East African Community. There have been several efforts calling on DR Congo to resume talks with all its armed groups as well as talks at the regional level including a call to the head of the ICGLR, Angola, to mediate in talks.” Rwandan Ambassador to Democratic Republic of Congo Karega speaks on efforts to amend the relations between Kigali and Kinshasa. “We are however hopeful that the DRC will stick to its word and send them back home,” he added. 9. “We are launching this hotel on June 13, which gives us a couple of days before CHOGM starts. And we hope this four-star facility will be an outstanding business hotel, which is what Kigali needs for business groups and other big companies,” David Campbell Sheraton Hotel manager laying out the hotels uniqueness and what it will offer to its customers once it is completely open. 10. “My fans should expect a big live show and they will have enough time to listen to my songs. During the concert we will record DVDs that will be shared with people after the concerts. I invite everyone who loves my music as well as all gospel music to come,” Israel Mbonyi announcing his world music tour and how it will be a great time to connect with his fans again.