#Kwibohora25

Rwandans in The Netherlands celebrate Kwibohora25

The Embassy of Rwanda in The Netherlands on Friday celebrated Kwibohora25 in The Hague. Friday evening’s was mainly the celebration with the diplomatic community and government officials but on Saturday, Liberation Day was again celebrated with the Rwandan Diaspora in the Netherlands. The...

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 6:01pm

Chantal Kayitesi and the 1993 Mugali rescue mission

The footage of late Jean Carbonare crying on French TV 3 on 28 January 1993 can be found online, before going into tears, Carbonare said: “S’il vous plait, faites quelque chose” where he invited the international community to intervene and stop the Genocide which was being...

Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 5:41pm

Fanfare as Kwibohora25 is marked in Harare

Harare - The Rwandan community led by the country’s ambassador to Zimbabwe, James Musoni were on Thursday joined by Zimbabwean government officials in marking the 25th Liberation Day (Kwibohora 25) celebrations in Harare. Friends of Rwanda, mainly the business community and diplomats...

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 12:10am

Rwandans in Sweden celebrate Kwibohora25

The Rwandan Embassy in Sweden on Wednesday hosted the official Liberation Day (Kwibohora 25) celebration, an event that took place at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress centre. The celebrations were attended by Rwandans friends of Rwanda, diplomats and representatives from the Swedish government,...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:46pm

Kwibohora25 celebrated in Istanbul

The Rwandan community living in Turkey, diplomats, government representatives and members of the business community and academia last week met to celebrate the 25 anniversary of the Liberation Day that was observed in the country on July 4. According to a statement from the embassy, the...

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 10:36am

Rwandans in Kenya celebrate 25 years of liberation

Rwandans in Kenya over the weekend celebrated their coutry’s 25th liberation anniversary. In an expression of solidarity, the Rwandan community in Kenya was joined by Kenyan government officials, diplomatic community, and friends of Rwanda. The colourful event, themed “Together we...

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 12:22am

We will not lose our way again – Kagame

President Paul Kagame on Thursday paid homage to Rwandans who fought for freedom and equal rights of all citizens as the country marked the 25th Liberation anniversary. He also called upon all Rwandans to keep working together to sustain the gains made so far, explaining that the main challenge at...

Friday, July 5, 2019 - 1:30pm

Kwibohora celebrations to be held in Zimbabwe

HARARE – The Liberation Day celebrations will this year be held in Zimbabwe for the first time, as Rwanda marks the silver jubilee after its liberation 25 years ago. The celebrations to be held in the Zimbabwean capital Harare are slated for Thursday next week and, according to sources,...

Friday, July 5, 2019 - 11:15am

In Pictures: How Rwandans marked Liberation Silver Jubilee

Tens of thousands of Rwandans were yesterday joined by foreign dignitaries that included seven heads of state from different African countries to celebrate the 25th Liberation Day, which marks the rebirth of the country. President Paul Kagame, who is the commander in chief of the armed forces,...

Friday, July 5, 2019 - 12:23am

The toxic, tsunamic turbulence crests this liberation ship has had to ride

AS RWANDANS revel in the euphoria of commemorating 25 years of liberation, never should the seemingly insurmountable turbulences encountered on the way to this place escape their minds. The state of this nation today described as a dramatic turnaround? When one deeply ponders it, “amazing...

Friday, July 5, 2019 - 12:12am

Editorial: Rwandan women deserve their liberation

YESTERDAY, Rwandans celebrated 25 years of liberation and putting an end to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi that cost the lives of over a million people. There is no speaking of Rwanda without invoking the Genocide; all life stopped in 1994 when all demons descended on the country and life...

Friday, July 5, 2019 - 12:11am

Kwibohora25: Rwanda’s milk revolution

The number of cows in Rwanda grew from just 172,000 in the immediate aftermath of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi to 1.3 million currently, according to figures from the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources.. Milk production went up from over 7.2 million litres per year in 1994 to 817...

Friday, July 5, 2019 - 12:09am

Speech by President Kagame on Liberation Day celebrations in Kigali on July, 4, 2019

We are here to observe the twenty-fifth anniversary of Rwanda’s liberation. It is a privilege to mark this occasion in the company of so many friends of Rwanda from around the world. I thank you all, on behalf of our country, for your solidarity and friendship over many years. It means a...

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 10:18pm

Liberation is about every Rwandan living a dignified life – Kagame

President Kagame yesterday officially opened the Rwf8.2 billion Karama Integrated Model Village for families that were relocated from high risk zones around the City of Kigali. “The phase of the liberation struggle we are in now is about achieving transformation and being the Rwandans and...

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 10:17pm

Rwanda has come of age and the youth have a responsibility to sustain progress

As Rwandans celebrate 25 years of liberation today, there’s no way to gloss over the desperate situation Rwanda found itself in 25 years ago, in the aftermath of the Genocide against the Tutsi, one of the most extensive and thorough genocides ever committed in history. More than a million...

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 4:56pm

Building a resilient economy from ashes

A comparison of the Rwandan economy before the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and the period after would have one think that its two different countries. Twenty-five years after the liberation, you have a country that is on steady path to development going by different indices, increased...

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 11:30am

What lessons can today’s youth draw from our liberators 25 years later?

Every generation,every country has faced various hurdles varying from time to time and society to society. And amidst those tempest situations, God and circumstances have always raised men to lead His people (the affected) out of those situations to the promised and desired destiny or end, that we...

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 11:22am

Women in policing: We have a lot to be thankful for – ACP Ruyenzi

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Teddy Ruyenzi has just returned from South Sudan where she was heading a unit of 160 police officers, dominated by women under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). This contingent, dubbed RWAFPU-3 was the first of its kind and was charged with...

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 11:12am

A liberation museum that inspires the youth

There is something special about the Campaign Against Genocide Museum (CAG), which is located at the Parliamentary Buildings in Kimihurura. This is according to Robert Masozera, the Director General of the Institute of National Museums of Rwanda (INMR), which currently manages eight national...

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 11:03am

Rwanda’s commitment to peacekeeping remains intact 15 years on

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) this year on June 8 adopted Umuganda – a Rwandan traditional community work exercise revived in the interest of national reconstruction – to clean the South Sudanese capital, Juba, internally displaced camps, and other areas. Umuganda...

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 10:27am