Peace

Peace day to focus on the youth

This year’s International Day of Peace, to be celebrated on September 21, will bring together youth from across the country to discuss how to maintain peace through critical thinking. The National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC) explained that they chose the youth to lead the...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:31pm

South Sudan hopes peace will boost foreign trade

A recently signed peace deal provides opportunities for war-torn South Sudan to attract more trading partners and boost its presence in the global trade arena, a senior official government official said on Monday. Stephen Doctor Matatia, director general of External Trade in the Ministry of Trade...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 8:59pm

African educators commit to promote peace education in schools

Educators from 11 African countries have expressed commitment to ensure that young Africans are well educated about peace and values the continent needs. The delegation of 15 Jesuit Education Directors made their pledge Friday after concluding a three-day workshop at Peace School at Kigali...

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 12:05am

Akwos keen on building peace through sports for youth

FÉLICITÉ Rwemalika, the head of the Association of Kigali Women in Sports (AKWOS) has said that building lasting peace has to start with the youth and sports are a good tool to achieve the target. The former Rwanda Football Association’s head of women’s football said this during an...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 11:16pm

Why peace and security are essential enablers of development

Peace and security is an essential factor of human life. A peaceful and secure environment is critical to every society since it affects all aspects of economic and social development in a country, and is a necessary sin-qua non to the realization of human rights. These have direct effects on the...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 8:40am

Africa’s sustainable growth hinges on lasting peace – PM

Premier Edouard Ngirente has urged the East Africa Standby Force (EASF) to establish mechanisms through which the region can realise lasting peace and security for sustainable social economic transformation. Ngirente was speaking after the monthly community service, commonly known as Umuganda,...

Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 8:30pm

Sport as an alternative means to attaining global peace

One of the biggest global challenges has been attaining peace and security in all continents and nations across the world, and a number of efforts have been made in order to attain this goal through various interventions such as conventions, sanctions, military actions among others. Despite the...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:39am

National Police College to hold annual symposium on peace, security and justice

Every year, the National Police College (NPC) holds a symposium on peace, security and justice as part of its Police Senior Command and Staff Course (PSCSC). The PSCSC, which brings together senior Police students from across Africa, offers a Masters of Arts in Peace Studies and Conflict...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:01am

UN peacekeeping course ends at Gishari

The United Nations Police Officer Course (UNPOC) ended Friday at the Police Training School (PTS) Gishari in Rwamagana District as the regional peace and security body – EASF – continues to develop their capacity in peacekeeping duties. Over 50 Police officers from the Eastern Africa...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 11:07pm

How firm is implementation of peace education?

Two years back, the government initiated peace studies in the curriculum. This was done with an aim of looking at how best peace can be integrated into humanity courses like history, religion, social studies, among others, which in the end would facilitate the prevention of conflict and peace...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 3:52pm

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