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Rwanda's Tourism Sector grabbed massive Americans 2014

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Rwanda’s Tourism Sector grabbed massive Americans 2014

Posted on 16 April 2015 by peter

The United States is the largest contributor to Rwanda’s tourism revenues, accounting for 20% of the total revenue.

The immigration office says 1,220,000 visitors were received in 2014, compared to 1,122,000 visitors hosted in 2013, corresponding to a 9% increase (98,000 visitors).

In 2014, of the total number of visitors, 24,488 were Americans, followed by India with 13,008 visitors, then United Kingdom with 12,320, Belgium with 8,733, and 8,228 Germans on the fifth spot.

Rwanda Development Board (RDB) says the country generated$304.9 million in 2014 from tourism, compared to$293.6 million in 2013, representing an increase of 4%. These revenues increased from $62 million in 2000.

Apart from being the safest spot for vacation in Africa, wildlife sight-seeing, especially gorilla and bird watching, and conferences draw the biggest portion of the revenues. The country hosted 19,085 conference visitors, compared to 15,441 in 2013, earning $29 million.

Georgianne Nienaber, an American author and regular visitor to Rwandatold KTPress that “Americans realize thatRwanda is one of the safest places to vacation in Africa. More and more tourists will come.”

Rwanda's Tourism Sector grabbed massive Americans 2014

Georgianne on Canopy Walk in Nyungwe forest

Tourists enjoy the variety of landscapes, the other wildlife, and especially the birds, Nienaber says. “Americans are big bird enthusiasts.”

Payments for gorilla permits accounted for 70% of this year’s tourism revenues worth$213.43 million, RDB says. A foreigner pays $750 to visit mountain gorillas.

Being home to two thirds of the world’s mountain gorillas aggressive conservation efforts in the last 10 years have helped breed 179 mountain gorilla infants, usually cerebrated and given names during the Kwita Izina ceremonies, inspired by the Rwandan baby naming tradition following the birth of a new baby.

Global figures such as Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Rick Warren have participated in the event.  Last year, over 500 international guests participated.

Meanwhile, the country targets generating $860 million from tourism by 2016, but analysts say the target is a little too ambitious and may not be attained due to different shortfalls, especially in the quality of services.

“When you look at Rwanda’s tourism growth in a regional perspective, a lot needs to be done,” said Joseph Opondo, a lecturer at Rwanda Tourism University.

“There should be more efforts in improving services like hospitality in different sectors of this country,” he said.

Rwanda's Tourism Sector grabbed massive Americans 2014

An encounter with mountain gorillas in their natural habitat in Rwanda.

Rwanda's Tourism Sector grabbed massive Americans 2014

tourists trekking in one of the forests in Rwanda

Source:KT Press

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Ngororero : Akarere kazakomeza kwegeranya ibimenyetso bigaragaza amateka y’umwihariko ya jenoside

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Ngororero : Akarere kazakomeza kwegeranya ibimenyetso bigaragaza amateka y’umwihariko ya jenoside

Posted on 14 April 2015 by peter

Ngororero : Akarere kazakomeza kwegeranya ibimenyetso bigaragaza amateka y’umwihariko ya jenoside

Urwibutso rwa Ngororero ruri ahahoze ari Ingoro ya MRND

Umuyobozi w’akarere ka Ngororero Ruboneza Gedeon avuga ko kubera amateka y’umwihariko ya jenoside mu karere ayoboye, bazakomeza kwegeranya no kubungabunga ibimenyetso by’amateka ya jenoside muri aka karere. Ibyo bimenyesto ngo bikaba bizabikwa by’umwihariko mu nzibutso za Kibirira na Nyange muri aka karere.

Ruboneza asaba abaturage bo mu karere ayoboye gukomeza kugaragaza ibimenyesto byaba bigihari maze bigashyirwa mu nzibutso. Amwe mu mateka y’umwihariko mu bwicanyi bwakorewe muri aka karere ni aya akurikira :

Kabaya : muri uyu murenge niho Leon Mugesera yavugiye ijambo rifatwa nk’imbarutso yo kwica abatutsi, kuko akirivuga ako kanya batangiye kubiraramo barabica.

Ngororero : Akarere kazakomeza kwegeranya ibimenyetso bigaragaza amateka y’umwihariko ya jenoside

Aho mugesera yavugiye ijambo ubu hubatswe kiliziya

Kibirira : aha i Kibirira kuri paruwasi ya Muhororo ni hamwe mu hageragerejwe jenoside, ndetse abatutsi bakaba baratangiye kuhahungira muri 1990 ku buryo hari abamaze imyaka 4 bahunga ababahigaga. Urwibutso rwa Kibirira rurimo bimwe mu bikoresho byifashishijwe n’abicanyi ndetse n’ibyo abari bahahungiye bari bafite.

Ngororero : Akarere kazakomeza kwegeranya ibimenyetso bigaragaza amateka y’umwihariko ya jenoside

Ngororero : Akarere kazakomeza kwegeranya ibimenyetso bigaragaza amateka y’umwihariko ya jenoside

Kibirira hari bimwe mu bimenyetso bihabitswe

Nyange : Kiliziya ya Nyange yahiritswe ku batutsi mu 1994. Ubugome nkubu bukaba nta handi bwagaragaye mu Rwanda.

Ngororero : Akarere kazakomeza kwegeranya ibimenyetso bigaragaza amateka y’umwihariko ya jenoside

Umusaraba wari ku munara wa kiliziya ya nyange

Mu Kesho: Ahitwa mu kesho ka Rubaya mu murenge wa Kabaya niho ubwicanyi bwatangiriye mu 1994, mu karere ka Ngororero ubwo hagezwaga umurambo w’uwari perezida muri karago ubu ni mu karere ka Nyabihu gahana imbibi n’umurenge wa Kabaya.

Ngororero : Akarere kazakomeza kwegeranya ibimenyetso bigaragaza amateka y’umwihariko ya jenoside

Ibisigazwa bya kiliziya I nyange

Ngororero: Urwibutso rwa Jenoside ruri mu murenge wa Ngororero ruri mu mazu yahoze ari Ingoro ya MRND aho abicanyi bakoreheje lisansi n’amasasu mu kwica abari barahahungiye. Aha kandi hagaruwe abatutsi bari barahungiye I kabgayi maze bapakirwa amabisi ya Leta babasubiza kubicira I wabo mu Ngororero.

Aya mateka hamwe n’ayandi yo muri aka karere ka Ngororero niyo umuyobozi wako avuga ko gazakomeza kubika kugira ngo abakiri bato bazayamenye.

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Mukamira: Urwibutso rusukuye ruhesha agaciro abacu barushyinguwemo: Abacitse ku icumu

Posted on 10 April 2015 by peter

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Bamwe mu bacitse ku icumu rya Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi ndetse n’abayigizemo uruhare bibumbiye mu ishyirahamwe “Isange mu ndorerwamo”bavuga ko urwibutso rusukuye ruhesha agaciro ababo barushyinguwemo n’abazarushyingurwamo mu cyubahiro.

Ni nyuma y’aho kuri uyu wa 2 Mata 2015, babyukiye ku rwibutso rwa Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi rwa Mukamira mu karere ka Nyabihu,bageza ku gicamunsi barutunganya.

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Uyu muganda waranzwe n’ibikorwa by’isuku birimo gukubura ku rwibutso bahatunganya,no gutunda amabuye azifashishwa mu kubaka inzu kuri urwo rwibutso,yajya yifashishwa mu gihe habereye igikorwa cyo gushyingura mu cyubahiro cyangwa ibindi bikorwa.

Kayisire Anastase uyobora iri shyirahamwe ati“Ni ngombwa gusubiza amaso inyuma tukareba ibyabaye mu Rwanda kandi tugaharanira ko bitazongera kubaho.Aha hantu hashyinguwe abacu bazize Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi mu 1994.Turashaka kugira ngo aho bari habe hari isuku hagaragara koko ko hahawe icyubahiro nk’uko igihugu cyabitekereje kikabubakira. Natwe twifuza ko hahora isuku”.

Nyirafishi Consolée nawe wacitse ku icumu rya Jenoside agira ati“kubona hari abacu bashyinguwe ahangaha,bagomba kuba ahantu hameze neza,hari isuku,ni byiza,bihesha agaciro inzirakarengane zihashyinguwe.Ku byanjye numva mfite intege,hakagombye kuba ari ahantu hahora hameze neza”.

Nzabonimpa Antoine atuye mu murenge wa Jenda,akagari ka Nyirakigugu n’umwe mu bagize uruhare muri Jenoside,aho yayikoreye mu murenge wa Karago.

Agira ati“Nk’umuntu wagize uruhare muri Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi by’umwihariko ku bashyinguwe hano muri uru rwibutso,nkirega nkemera icyaha,ngomba kugira uruhare no mu gusukura uru rwibutso.Ni ikimenyetso cy’amateka yaranze u Rwanda kitagomba gusibangana”.

Yongeraho ko yishimira ko yababariwe kandi akaba ari umuhamya wa Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi mu Rwanda.Akomeza avuga ko iyo abonye bakorana umuganda n’abo bahemukuye nta kibazo,birushaho kumwubaka no guharanira ko ibyabaye bitakongera kubaho.

Uyu muganda ukaba ubaye mu gihe hitegurwa kwibuka abazize Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi mu Rwanda mu mwaka w’1994 ku nshuro ya 21.Mu rwibutso rwa Mukamira hashyinguwe imibiri 2053.Biteganijwe ko hasozwa icyunamo,hazashyingurwamo indi mibiri 20 yabonetse.

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Minisitiri w’ubuzima yasuye kwa Mirenge ku Ntenyo 3

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Ruhango: Minisitiri w’ubuzima yasuye kwa Mirenge ku Ntenyo

Posted on 02 April 2015 by peter

Minisitiri w’ubuzima yasuye kwa Mirenge ku Ntenyo

Umunyamabanga wa Leta muri minisiteri y’ubuzima Dr Ndimubanzi Patrick, ari nawe ushinzwe akarere ka Ruhango muri Guverinoma, yasuye site yo kwa Mirenge ku Ntenyo aharimo gutunganywa n’urubyiruko rw’abakarani rwibumbiye muri koperative “COMEP”.

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Ubwo yasuraga ibikorwa by’urubyiruko rw’abakarani biyemeje gutunganya site yo kwa Mirenge ku Ntenyo, tariki ya 28/03/2015, yashimye cyane igitekerezo cyagizwe n’uru rubyiruko, cyo gukomeza kubungabunga amateka y’u Rwanda, arwizeza ko azakomeza kuruba hafi mu bitekerezo.

Uru rubyiruko rwibumbiye muri koperative “COMEP”, rwavuzeko rushimishijwe n’uko rwasuwe na minisitiri bwa mbere, rukaba rwamusabye kuzarukorera ubuvugizi mu nzego zitandukanye, kugirango intego rwihaye yo guhindura aha hantu nyaburanga igerweho.

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Nyandwi Vital umuyobozi wa COMEP, ati “twishimye cyane, kuva twatangira iki gikorwa, nibwo bwa mbere dusuwe na minisitiri, tukaba twizeye ko azadukorera ubuvugizi mu nama aba arimo zose, kandi ibi bigiye no kutwongerera imbaraga”.

Aha hantu harimo gutunganywa n’iyi koperative, iyo uhageze uhabona umugina munini bavuga ko hamenwaga ibivuzo byavaga ku mukungu Mirenge. Iyo uwuhagaze hejuru ugafata isuka ugahinga, munsi havumbukamo imbaragasa nyinshi kubera ibi bivuzo. Ubu hakaba hitwa ku mugina w’Imvuzo.

Uru rubyiruko rukavuga ko rwiyemeje kuhagira ahantu nyaburanga, rukahubaka amahotel, rukanandika ibitabo bisobanura amateka y’aha hantu kugirango atazasibangana.

Rukaba rumaze kuhatanga amafaranga asaga miliyoni ebyiri, ariko ngo ubushobozi bukaba bukiri buke, rukavuga ko rugikeneye izindi mbaraga.

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Kirehe: Nyarubuye genocide memorial to get facelift

Posted on 02 April 2015 by peter

In a bid to maintain and keep memories of the victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, Kirehe district plans to renovate Nyarubuye genocide memorial site.

Nyarubuye genocide memorial to get facelift

Nyarubuye genocide memorial site is home to the remains of more than 50,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

This comes after residents complained about the construction of Nyarubuye memorial site, saying every year a promise is made but never put into place.

This was revealed on 28th March 2015 during monthly umuganda.

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Ernest Rwagasana, head of Kirehe district council revealed to this website that a master plan has been made for the construction of Nyarubuye genocide memorial site, saying what is left is to present the master plan with the district administration.

“The latest news reaching us is that the master plan has been drafted. What is remaining is to discuss with the district administration about the master plan and include it in the next fiscal year,” said Rwagasana.

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He said that the site will be decent place to store the remains of the victims and also provide space for the young generation to learn the history of genocide.

While Nyarubuye genocide memorial site awaits construction, Jacqueline Murekatete; vice mayor in charge of social affairs urged residents to take good care of the site by cleaning and keeping grass short.

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Kirehe: Abaturage ba Nyarubuye bubakiwe urwibutso

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Kirehe: Abaturage ba Nyarubuye bubakiwe urwibutso

Posted on 01 April 2015 by peter

Kirehe: Abaturage ba Nyarubuye bubakiwe urwibutso

Icyifuzo cy’ Abaturage bo mu karere ka Kirehe cyaba kigiye gushyirwa mu ngiro nyuma yo gutegereza igihe kirekire ko urwibutso rw’abazize jenoside yakorewe abatutsi mu mwaka 1994 rwubakwe.

Kirehe: Abaturage ba Nyarubuye bubakiwe urwibutso

Mu muganda wa nyuma y’ukwezi wakorewe ku rwibutso rwa Jenoside rwa Nyarubuye tariki 28/3/2015, abaturage bakomeje kubaza impamvu bizezwa kubakirwa urwibutso rw’abazize Jenocide yakorewe abatutsi ariko bigahera mu magambo.

Rwakayigamba Ferdinand wo mu murenge wa Nyarubuye yabajije impamvu urwibutso rutubakwa kandi hahora intumwa zishinwe kubaka inzibutso.

Aragira ati“uru rwibutso buri mwaka rukorerwa inyigo ariko muzatubarize impamvu bidashyirwa mu bikorwa ngo rwubakwe, iyo hataje intumwa ya Minisiteri haza iya Komisiyo y’igihugu ishinzwe kurwanya Jenocide(CNLG) ariko twibaza impamvu bihora mu magambo ntibubake uru rwibutso”.

Kirehe: Abaturage ba Nyarubuye bubakiwe urwibutso

Rwagasana Ernest Umuyobozi wa Njyanama y’Akarere ka Kirehe aganira na Kigari today yagize ati“amakuru yanyuma dufite nuko hamaze gukorwa inyigo n’ igishushanyo mbonera cy’urwibutso rwa Nyarubuye, kikaba cyarakozwe k’uburyo bifuza ko rwubakwa vuba, igisigaye barashaka ko dutanga ibitekerezo kuri pura bakoze tukanayemeza urwibuto rukubakwa.

Kirehe: Abaturage ba Nyarubuye bubakiwe urwibutso

Aravuga ko bagiye kujyayo gutanga ibitekerezo baganira n’ubuyobozi bw’akarere kuri iyo pura k’uburyo mu ngengo y’imari y’umwaka utaha batangira kubaka.

Murekatete Jacqueline Visi Meya ushinzwe imibereho myiza y’abaturage mu karere ka Kirehe arasaba abaturage kujya bibwiriza gufata neza urwibutso barukorera isuku batema n’ibihuru birukikije.

Kirehe: Abaturage ba Nyarubuye bubakiwe urwibutso

Urwibutso rusanzwe rwa Nyarubuye rwashyizweho ibuye ry’ifatizo muri 1995 ku bufatanye n’abasirikari ba FPR-Inkotanyi nyuma yo kubohora igihugu.

Urwibutso rwa Nyarubuye rushyinguwemo imibiri y’abazize Jenoside yakorewe abatutsi isaga ibihumbi mirongo itanu, abasaga ibihumbi mirongo itatu na bitanu bakaba bariciwe kuri Paruwasi Gaturika ya Nyarubuye aho bari bahungiye.

Urwibutso rwa Nyarubuye rubarirwa mu nzibutso za Jenocide yakorewe abatutsi muri 1994 zikomeye  mu rwego rw’igihugu.

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The Embarrassing Photograph France Would Rather Doesn’t Exist

Posted on 28 March 2015 by peter

On June 25, 1994, Boniface Higiro was 19 years. At around 11:00am, a convoy of military and white civilian vehicles drove uphill towards Bisesero, located in Western Rwanda.

“We saw white people calling us to come down as they were here to rescue us,” narrates Higiro, now 40 years. And they did come out hoping for protection.

Boniface Higiro is one of the 900 surviving Tutsis from what turned out to be one of the worst mass extermination projects in which tens of thousands of Tutsis were lured to their death by French troops.

Twenty one years later, after the Genocide against the Tutsis, he still has vivid recollections of the few days that will remain ingrained in his memory forever.

Bisesero located in the hilly region of Kibuye prefecture, today’s Karongi District. Before the genocide began en-mass on April 6, 1994, it was considered to have more Tutsis than Hutus, according to an academician, Dr Jean Damascene Bizimana.

It was target of the ex-government forces and genocide Interahamwe militias. Despite months of reinforcements, Tutsis armed with stones, sticks and anything they could get hold o, battled for survival to counter mass attacks.

Hundreds died due to the overwhelming power of the attacks coordinated from the highest levels of the interim government led by Theodore Sindikubwabo.

Survivors including Kwigize Jean, say that the militias who were brought from adjacent regions and began occupying the hill tops. It was from there that they strode downhill armed with the most crude weapons and guns to clear out all Tutsis.

Tutsis then organized themselves into coordinated resistance groups. “We knew for years that one day extremists will come to exterminate us, and indeed they did” says Kwigize. “There were only two options; fight the killers or wait to be wiped out.”

Bisesero in 1994

Three French journalists

The former Finance Finance, Emmanuel Ndindabahizi, is serving life sentence for his role providing a constant supply of weapons for militias to head to Bisesero. Convicted Aloys NDIMBATI, the bourgmestre of nearby Gisovu commune also availed government vehicles that ferried the militias to Bisesero.

Up until June, Tutsis in Bisesero fought running battles pushing the militia onslaught up the hills, as the latter moved down clearing anything with breathe.

Whenever they were overwhelmed, the militias retreated while burning up everything to deny food and hiding places for Tutsis.

Then on June 27, news spread quickly that white people had arrived in Bisesero.

Exhausted and hungry, many Tutsis were still alive. Higiro and Kwigize, with thousands others moved towards the French convoy.

The two remember very well seeing French commandos urging them to return to their homes and a camp was set up at the exact location.

The French soldiers were accompanied by government forces. Higiro and Kwigize say they pleaded with their visitors to either stay or be relocate to other regions. But as they cried for protection, militias and government soldiers laughed.

Within hours, the French told the crowding Tutsi survivors that they would return “tomorrow”, before driving off.

Three French journalists from three of France’s biggest media were on the convoy including Patrick de Saint-Exupéry. He has since published a series of award-winning publications about his time in the region.

Meanwhile, on the evening of the same day, survivors saw buses and military trucks driving towards Bisesero from all directions.

From a distance, the occupants sung and chanted as though they were heading for a big celebration. The final assault on Bisesero was being prepared.

As the massacre went on in Bisesero region, Patrick de Saint-Exupéry writes that on June, 29, French Prime Minister Edouard Balladur and Defense Minister François Léotard arrived in Kibuye to visit their troops.

Saint-Exupéry reportedly asked the two officials in an unscripted exchange what was going to be done for Tutsis holed up the mountains.

“We will go there,” responded Balladur, according to Saint-Exupéry’s account. “…tomorrow, we will go there.”

Bisesero March 2015

Hope from horror

Data from UN indictments which led to conviction of several government officials and businessmen for their role in the Bisesero massacre shows that internal planning had set June 30, as the deadline to “finalise work in Bisesero”. It was the date by which no Tutsis would be left in the area.

French troops were part of a UN-mandated. The French contingent set up the infamous ‘Zone Turquoise’ covering Wester and some parts of Southern Rwanda.

As the photo taken 21 years ago shows, nothing much has changed in the exact location where it was taken by a civilian member of the convoy.

About 300m away is the magnificent Bisesero genocide memorial site built on one of the hills.

The embarrassing photo, along with the remains of the tens of thousands of victims, is laid to rest inside the memorial.

On March 21, 2015, more than 700 orphans from different parts of the country made the emotional journey back to Bisesero.

The orphans grouped in the Association of Student Genocide Survivors and former students cleaned the memorial site, built a new house for a vulnerable survivor and rewarded two individuals for saving Tutsis.

An elderly woman who hid Tutsis and watched her husband killed, was rewarded with a cow. The military also promised her to a well-furnished house.

Today, the population of Bisesero is largely comprised of frail elderly people and some in their 40s, all of whom are males.

The old, women and children who could not survive the militia assault, hunger and disease, died during the horrific days of June.

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Source: KT Press

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Les animaux du Parc de Nyungwe détruisent les champs de la population environnante

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Les animaux du Parc de Nyungwe détruisent les champs de la population environnante

Posted on 27 March 2015 by peter

Les animaux du Parc de Nyungwe détruisent les champs de la population environnante

Ce ne sont que des herbivores qui, une fois en dehors du parc, se nourrissent des cultures

Dans la cellule Uwamusebeya, secteur Ruheru, les paysans qui habitent dans les environs du Parc National de Nyungwe se plaignent que les animaux sauvages appelés « Ibihinyage » ravagent leurs champs. Ils ont besoin d’être dédommagées pour leurs récoltes.

Comme l’explique Ndayisenga Fréderic, un des habitants de cette cellule, quand ces animaux ravagent leurs champs, ils en informent le SGF (Special Guarantee Fund), mais ce fond n’a encore rien fait.

« Ces animaux ont dévasté mes champs de maïs sur 180m et celui du sorgho sur 87m. J’ai fait une liste de tout ce qui a été abimé et je l’ai remise au District pour qu’on me rembourse. Mais, jusqu’à aujourd’hui rien n’a été fait », s’est indigné Ndayisenga.

Les paysans réclament une protection plus efficace contre ces animaux afin de les empêcher d’aller au-delà du parc. Ces mesures de protection ont déjà été faites par RDB dans deux autres parcs du pays. Il s’agit du Parc National de l’Akagera avec une clôture électrique d’une centaines de kilomètres et dans le mur en pierre construit dans le Parc National des Volcans.

Niyitegeka Félicien, adjoint du Chargé des Finances et du Développement dans le District de Nyaruguru rassure la population et promet que les discussions sont en cours  avec le RDB pour trouver ensemble une solution définitive à ces incidents et voir comment rembourser les victimes.

« Il va y avoir une collaboration entre les autorités du District et celles du secteur on va étudier ensemble toutes ces plaintes causées par ces animaux qui ont endommagé les champs pour que les victimes soient dédommagées », a rassuré Niyitegeka.

Ces problèmes provoqués par les animaux du parc ne se produisent pas seulement dans le secteur de Ruheru car même les habitants des Secteurs de Kivu, Muganza et Nyabimata, autour du ce parc ne cessent de se plaindre.

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Berlin 2015 : Le Rwanda reçoit le Prix Mondial et Africain au Marché International du Tourisme (ITB)

Berlin 2015 : Le Rwanda reçoit le Prix Mondial et Africain au Marché International du Tourisme (ITB)

Posted on 13 March 2015 by peter

Berlin 2015 : Le Rwanda reçoit le Prix Mondial et Africain au Marché International du Tourisme (ITB)

La délégation rwandaise à Berlin avec la tenue traditionnelle pour montre la culture

Le Marché International du Tourisme (ITB) de 2015 qui a lieu chaque année à Berlin dans la capitale allemande, le Rwanda a raflé deux prix comme le meilleur prix africain et mondial dans l’exhibition. Selon Yamina Karitanyi, Chargée du Tourisme au Rwanda Development Board (RDB),  l’International Tourism Market (ITB) de cette année, le Rwanda a été secondé par le Kenya, et la Tunisie est venue en troisième position.

Les autres pays africains qui apparaissent dans les 10 premiers sont la Namibie, l’Ethiopie, les Iles Maurice, la Gambie et les Iles Seychelles. Cette année, l’ITB a attiré 186 pays et près de 200.000 personnes.

Selon Karitanyi, l’histoire riche du Rwanda, sa culture, la diversité et son expérience dans la faune et la flore attirent beaucoup de personnes à Berlin. «  Cette année on s’est focalisé sur l’attraction des clients potentiels au Rwanda via notre secteur  privé. Nous sommes très contents d’avoir remporté ces deux prix, le meilleur exposant africain et mondial en 2015 à Berlin. Ce qui va augmenter la confiance de notre tourisme sur le marché international ».

Karitanyi a invité d’autres Africains à visiter le stand du Rwanda pour partager l’expérience. « Il est temps pour les Africains de savoir plus sur leurs pays voisins. Comme nous voulons lier le voyage continental, c’est l’occasion d’explorer l’Afrique. Les touristes peuvent avoir un seul visa valide pour trois pays dont, le Rwanda, le Kenya et Ouganda », a-t-elle ajouté.

Le secteur du tourisme du Rwandais connaît une croissance remarquable ces dernières années. L’année dernière (2014), le nombre des touristes a augmenté de 9 %. Le nombre des touristes est passé de 1.14 million à 1. 2 millions  Les revenus de tourismes ont augmenté de  296.4 millions $ à 303 millions $. RDB a déclaré qu’il a le plan d’augmenter ces revenus jusqu’au 860 millions de Dollars, d’ici 2017.

ITB est une plateforme qui donne aux pays du monde entier une opportunité d’exposer leurs  produits touristiques au monde. L’exposition a lieu chaque année à Berlin en Allemagne.

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Why is Nyange memorial site in bad shape?

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Why is Nyange memorial site in bad shape?

Posted on 11 March 2015 by peter

Why is Nyange memorial site in bad shape?

Families of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi victims in Nyange sector of Ngororero district are wondering why Nyange memorial site is in a poor condition.

“Us, whose relative’s remains lie in the Rukumberi memorial site, we are really sad. We would be delighted if this site was upgraded and put up to required standards,” said Donathile Mukandekezi, a genocide survivor from Nyange sector.

Why is Nyange memorial site in bad shape?

Nyange memorial site, where remains of at least 7,217  killed in the Genocide lie, is described by Jean d’Amour Niyosenga, president of IBUKA; an umbrella organization for genocide survivors in Ngororero district, as “historical site”, considering how the Genocide perpetrators used copters to chase Tutsis who attempted to find refuge in the area.

However, it had been revealed in 2014 by Jean De Dieu Mucyo, the president of the National Commission against genocide (CNLG) that it was due to misunderstandings between Nyundo catholic Diocese and Ngororero district concerning the site.

It was due to this revelation that Gideon Ruboneza, mayor of Ngororero district highlighted that the district entered into partnership with CNLG and the Diocese to construct to upgrade Nyanza memorial site.

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