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Rwandans in Switzerland, Austria celebrate Liberation Day

Diplomats, members of international organisations based in Geneva and friends of Rwanda on Monday, July 6, joined the Rwandan Community in Switzerland and Austria in celebrating the 26th anniversary of Rwanda’s Liberation. The celebration was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic...

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 5:15pm

Liberation Struggle: A foundation for national identity, transformation

From 1959-1973, there was political turmoil in Rwanda, leading to thousands of Rwandan refugees in neighbouring countries. Some had even gone as far as different continents to escape the torture, harassment and persecution of Tutsis, ethnic divisive ideology and political exclusion. Thus, the...

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 12:11am

Kwibohora26: How music influenced the liberation struggle

The Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) launched the liberation struggle on October 1, 1990, with the fighting arm of the party, Rwanda Patriotic Army (RPA), leading the charge to end the 40-year refugee status of many Rwandans who had been denied entry to live in their own country. The role...

Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 11:04pm

Musoni: Pan-Africanism is about valuing every African with no discrimination

On this Saturday, July 4, Rwandans celebrated the Liberation Day for the 26th time. The Day implies the time when the Rwanda Patriotic Army (RPA) stopped the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi that claimed a million people in just 100 days. Liberation Day is also an opportunity to pay...

Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 9:41pm

July 4, 1994 defined Rwanda’s rebirth

Every year on 4th July, we celebrate liberation day in Rwanda but this date 26 years ago, registered a paradigm shift for Rwanda and Rwandans who lived both in and outside the country. To those who lived inside the country, liberation was long waited for-they were perpetually kept poor, ignorant...

Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 3:04pm

PHOTOS: Kagame inaugurates homes for most vulnerable as Rwanda celebrates Liberation Day

President Paul Kagame on Saturday, July 4 launched a series of transformational projects worth billions of francs in the Eastern Province as Rwanda marked the 26th liberation anniversary. Kagame inaugurated Gishuro Model Village, home to 64 families, an early childhood development centre, a...

Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 6:35am

You have a shared responsibility to national development – Amb Kimonyo

Rwanda’s Ambassador to China, James Kimonyo on Saturday, July 4 reminded the Rwandan community in China of their shared responsibilities towards the development of Rwanda. The ambassador said this during the liberation day celebrations at Rwanda’s embassy in Beijing. In his...

Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 4:41pm

Liberation, the heart of development

"If you haven't found something you are willing to die for, then you are not fit to live" -- Martin Luther King Junior. Whereas many; the old and the young, the educated and uneducated may understand Liberation as an action of setting someone or a group of people most...

Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 4:37pm

What Liberation Day means to Rwandans

As Rwanda celebrates Liberation Day, Rwandans of different age and professions share with The New Times what the day means to them, and what they celebrate on the day. Nathanael Ntwali, 14 Liberation Day means a lot to me. The country is better now, it is very safe and developing. I want...

Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 4:31pm

Kwibohora26 live performances to look out for today

It's a tough time for the music industry right now, but as Rwanda celebrates the 26th anniversary of Liberation Day, here's your guide to some of the virtual musical shows to help you enjoy the day. Iwacu Muzika festival Legendary musician Masamba Intore will headline the second...

Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 4:18pm

Kwibohora26: ‘Rwanda has plenty of opportunities for girls’ — volleyball star Nzayisenga

Charlotte Nzayisenga is a household name that needs no introduction. The volleyball star has won it all in domestic volleyball and ranks among the very best in women’s beach volleyball on the continent. Along with her former teammate Denise Mutatsimpundu, Nzayisenga won the U-20...

Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 2:48pm

The faces behind popular liberation songs and inspirations behind them

It’s been 26 years since over one million people lost their lives in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The effects of the genocide still ripple through the daily lives of those who survived it. If the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) had not liberated the country, nobody knows...

Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 2:33pm

FEATURED: Tourism Chamber pays tribute to Rwandan liberators

The Private sector's chamber of Tourism on Saturday, July 4 joined all Rwandans to celebrate the Liberation Day, reflecting a remarkable growth the industry has seen over the 26 years of liberation. "The Board of Directors and Management of the Rwanda Tourism Chamber are delighted...

Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 2:15pm

The RDF military band music is synonymous with the liberation struggle

‘Swag’ is the first thing you notice when you meet Sgt. Maj. Robert Kabera. He got quite famous when he was a sergeant, his stage name being ‘Sergeant Robert’. His swagger is an added value to his rap skills and voice that makes every Liberation day celebrations on...

Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 2:08pm

The youth can take this country further – Rutaremara

Tito Rutaremara is a face and voice that most people associate with RPF-Inkotanyi and the struggle to liberate Rwanda. He was present and a participant when the idea to start the liberation journey kicked off in the 80s. He has served as Secretary-General of RPF-Inkotanyi, he championed the...

Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 12:54pm

Kwibohora26: Youth vow to preserve liberation gains

It is now 26 years since Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF)-Inkotanyi stopped the Genocide against the Tutsi, effectively liberating the country. Every year, on July 4, the country marks Liberation Day – an opportunity to pay tribute to the gallant men and women who staked their all to liberate...

Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 11:45am

My mother left me as a toddler to join the liberation struggle, Gwamaka says

Marc J. Gwamaka wears many hats. He is an entrepreneur, peace activist and an educator, so he describes himself. He is also the co-founder of Peace and Love Proclaimers (PLP) which is behind the now popular ‘Walk to Remember’, an annual event that takes place during the Genocide...

Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 10:45am

Life-changing projects launched as Rwanda marks Liberation Day

Rwandans across the country and around the world will Saturday, July 4, celebrate the 26th anniversary of the Liberation Day, which brought an end to the Genocide against the Tutsi in 1994 and ushered in a new dawn for the country. This year’s anniversary will be marked under the theme,...

Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 10:24am

Ours is a country that rose from the ashes and has never looked back since

Habyarimana’s oracles must have shown him that his grip over the country was slipping when he saw the kind of reception Kigalians gave his archenemy, the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF). He saw the end of his regime when a battalion of 600 young people drove into Kigali in December 1993...

Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 2:42am

PICTORIAL: Liberation struggle: A four-year journey

On October 1, 1990, Rwandans, mainly youths born in exile and later joined by those from inside the country, embarked on a struggle to liberate the country from the bondage of a bad leadership that had condemned a large section of nationals to a perpetual life of refuge. The journey to liberate...

Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 2:35am

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