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Abarokotse Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi mu murenge wa Busengo bavuga ko ikibazo cy'umutekano muce cyatangiye kugaragara mu kwibuka ku ncuro ya 22

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Gakenke: Havugwa ubugome bukorerwa Abarokotse Jenoside

Posted on 29 June 2016 by peter

Abarokokeye Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi mu Murenge wa Busengo mu Karere ka Gakenke bahangayikishijwe bikomeye n’umutekano wabo kuko harimo abifuza kubagirira nabi.

Abarokotse Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi mu murenge wa Busengo bavuga ko ikibazo cy'umutekano muce cyatangiye kugaragara mu kwibuka ku ncuro ya 22

Abarokotse Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi mu murenge wa Busengo bavuga ko ikibazo cy’umutekano muce cyatangiye kugaragara mu kwibuka ku ncuro ya 22

Abarokotse Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi mu murenge wa Busengo babitangaje ubwo hibukwaga abagore n’abana bazize Jenoside yakorewe abatutsi muri Mata 1994 umuhango wabereye ahahoze sous prefecture ya Busengo mu cyahoze ari komine Gatonde kuri uyu wa 28/06/2016.

Bavuga ko mbere nta bibazo bikomeye bijyanye n’umutekano bagiraga ariko ngo ubwo batangiraga kwibuka ku ncuro ya 22 bagiye babona imyitwarire itari myiza ku baturanyi babo bababwiraga amagambo abakomeretsa kugeza n’aho hari uwo bari bagiye kurogera mu mazi.

Mukankusi Virginie wo mu Kagari ka Buteteri, avuga ko kuva kwibuka kunshuro ya 22 byatangira nta mahoro n’umutekano yigeze agira kuko abantu bazaga bakarara bahondagura kumadirisha y’inzu ye kugeza naho banze kunyurwa bagashaka kumurogera mu mazi.

Ati“Byanze kubanyura noneho bakajya baza kuronda ikidomora cy’amazi aho ndi buvome, umuntu witwa Florida kumuvuga ntabwo byantera isoni kugirango nimwumva napfuye muzaze gushyingura umuryango ariko muzi ko ari uko biri. Ubwo yaje kubaza ikidomora cyanjye cy’amazi twe twari twagiye mu nama ariko icyo kidomora yari yashizemo uburozi ntabwo cyari icyanjye cyari icy’umuyobozi w’umudugudu ariko azi ko ari icyanjye tugomba gupfa tugashira”.

Kubera ko Florida yakomeje kubaza nyiri kidomoro yaje kumenya ko atari icya Mukankusi maze yihutira kumena amazi yari yahumanyije, bimaze kumenyekana abajijwe yemera ko yari afite umugambi wo kumara umuryango wa Mukankusi.

Abarokotse Jenoside muri Busengo bavuga ko batarebwa neza n’abatarayirokotse kuko aho banyuze babaryanira inzara, bakabavugiraho amagambo abashinyagurira ku buryo batorohewe n’ubwo bitaragera ku rwego nkurwa Mukankusi.

Ubuyobozi bw’Akarere ndetse n’inzego zishinzwe umutekano buvuga ko ikibazo batari bakizi kuko cyagumye mu nzego z’umudugudu n’utugari ariko bakaba bagiye kugikurikirana kuko ari ikibazo gikomeye kidakwiye kwihanganirwa.

Kuva kwibuka Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi ku ncuro ya 22 byatangira i Busengo hagaragaye ingengabitekerezo imwe ya Jenoside.

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Abakozi b'akarere bashyize indabo ku mva ziri mu rwibutso rwa Murambi aho bagenzi babo bashyinguye

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Hibutswe 400 bari abakozi ba Perefegitura ya Gikongoro

Posted on 29 June 2016 by peter

Hibutswe abagera kuri 400 bari abakozi b’icyahoze ari perefegitura ya Gikongoro, bishwe muri Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi muri Mata 1994.

Abakozi b'akarere bashyize indabo ku mva ziri mu rwibutso rwa Murambi aho bagenzi babo bashyinguye

Abakozi b’akarere bashyize indabo ku mva ziri mu rwibutso rwa Murambi aho bagenzi babo bashyinguye

Mu gihe iminsi 100 yo kwibuka Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi irimo igana ku musozo, ku nshuro yayo ya 22, Kuri uyu wa 28 Kamena 2016, Akarere ka Nyamagabe kibutse abakozi bako bishwe, mu gikorwa cyabanjirijwe n’urugendo no gushyira indabo ku mva mu rwibutso rwa Murambi.

Umuyobozi w’akarere wungirije ushinzwe iterambere ry’ubukundu Jean Lambert Kabayiza, yashishikarije abakozi b’Akarere ka Nyamagabe kwibuka bagenzi babo bambuwe ubuzima ariko banazirikana imirimo myiza bakoraga.

Yagize ati “Twumve yuko abo tuje kwibuka ntabwo twabarushaka imbaraga, ntabwo twabarushaga ibitekerezo, nta n’ubwo twabarushaka ubwenge, rero iyo twafashe uyu mwanya kugira ngo tubibuke, ni ukwibuka ibikorwa byiza bakoraga na serivise bahaga abanyarwanda.”

Yakomeje avuga ko nk’abakozi b’akarere by’umwihariko bakwiye gukora cyane kugira ngo bazibe icyuho abishwe basize kubera ubuzima bambuwe n’abazabasimbura basange hari icyakozwe.

Yagize ati “Turasabwa nk’abakozi gutekereza kubyo dukora, kuri iki cyuho gihari, hari aho tubura aho duhera ugasanga ibyo bari gukora ntabyo, nitwe rero tugomba kuziba icyo cyuho tugakora aho bari gukora tugashyiraho n’akacu n’abadusimbura bakabona ko haricyo twakoze.”

Abakozi b’akarere ka Nyamagabe bakaba barakusanije amafaranga y’U Rwanda agera kuri 13,600,000 agenewe gufasha abarokotse Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi, Ibuka isaba ko hakwiye kumenyekana uko azakoreshwa mu gukomeza kwita ku bacitse ku icumu. 

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Participants at the commemoration of genocide against Tutsi

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Rwandans in Netherlands Commemorate Genocide Against Tutsi

Posted on 24 June 2016 by peter

Jean Pierre Karabaranga (c) Rwanda’s envoy to The Netherlands in a group photo at the 22nd commemoration of genocide against Tutsi

Jean Pierre Karabaranga (c) Rwanda’s envoy to The Netherlands in a group photo at the 22nd commemoration of genocide against Tutsi

Rwandans in cooperation with the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague organized the 22nd commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

Organised under the theme ‘Fighting Genocide Denial”, the event was attended by more than 100 participants including; students, professors, teachers, friends of Rwanda, Rwandan nationals living in the Netherlands and many others.

Jean Pierre Karabaranga, Rwanda’s envoy to The Netherlands told participants that every year, Rwandans recognise the bravery of RPF’s men and women for stopping the genocide and liberating the country.

Over a million lives were lost during the 1994 genocide against Tutsi.

Between 1990 upto 1994, the Rwanda Patriotic Front rebels led by President Paul Kagame launched a successful military liberation struggle against the genocidal regime.

“They are our heroes and the next generation have to take example to them,” Ambassador Karabaranga said on this day of remembrance, “we thank them for their sacrifices and bravery during that horrible period..”

However, 22 years after the genocide, there are more incidences of genocide denial, revisionism and negation.

Dr. Helen Hintjens told participants that;  “Genocide denial is a crime in many parts of the world, and rightly so. Lesser forms of denial, of atrocities and suffering short of genocide, also block the path to future peace.”

Hintjens is specialist in post-genocide politics of peaceful change and refugee issues in the African Great Lakes region and Rwanda in particular.

Professor Inge Hutter, the Rector of the Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University said that in order to remember, to unite and to renew, it is in all matters crucial to make a connection to the other.

In his remarks, Guy Beaujot, a friend of Rwanda, called on every one for “Rwanda Never Again” towards “Fighting Genocide Ideology”.

“We invite students, professors, teachers, Friends of Rwanda, Rwandans and the international community to take concrete measures to fight genocide ideology and denial that has been going on for 21 years in some parts of this world.”

The event was organised in collaboration with the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University, Scholars, and the Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda in the Netherlands.

Organisers agreed that the commemoration will always be held every annually to remember the innocent lives lost, and show solidarity with survivors and reflect on lessons learned, for looking forward.

The world is also celebrating the 71st anniversary of the United Nations charter, in which 194 members pledged “never again” and have committed to establish conditions under which justice and respect for obligations arising from and other sources of international law can be maintained. 

Participants at the commemoration of genocide against Tutsi

Participants at the commemoration of genocide against Tutsi

SOURCE : KT-PRESS

 

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Bamwe mu bacuruzi bakorera mu Karere ka Huye bitabiriye igikorwa cyo kwibuka bagenzi babo bishwe muri Jenoside

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Huye: Jenoside ngo yatumye umujyi udatera imbere

Posted on 24 June 2016 by peter

Abikorera bo mu karere ka Huye bavuga ko jenoside yahitanye benshi mu bahacururizaga ,ikaba ariyo mpamvu yo kudatera imbere kwawo.

Bamwe mu bacuruzi bakorera mu Karere ka Huye bitabiriye igikorwa cyo kwibuka bagenzi babo bishwe muri Jenoside

Bamwe mu bacuruzi bakorera mu Karere ka Huye bitabiriye igikorwa cyo kwibuka bagenzi babo bishwe muri Jenoside

Ubwo hibukwaga abacuruzi ndetse n’abandi bikoreraga mu cyahoze ari Butare, bazize Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi mu 1994, kuri uyu wa 23 Kamena 2016, abacuruzi bavuze ko uyu mujyi wari wiganjemo abacuruzi benshi kandi bari bafite ishyaka ryo gukora bakawuteza imbere.

Umuyobozi w’urugaga rw’abikorera mu Karere ka Huye Byemayire Lambert avuga ko politiki mbi yaranze igihugu yahezaga ababarirwaga mu batutsi mu mashuri, bityo abenshi bakigira mu bucuruzi.

Ibi ngo byanatumye mu gihe cya Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi hicwamo abacuruzi benshi, bashoboraga kuzazamura umujyi wa Huye bakoreragamo, ndetse binatuma ubucuruzi busa n’ubupfuye muri uyu mujyi ari nayo mpamvu abenshi mu babonye igishoro gihagije bawimukamo.

Ati”Ubucuruzi muri uyu mujyi wacu busa n’ubwapfuye,kandi impamvu nyamukuru ni icyuho cy’aba bacuruzi twabuze”.

Uyu munsi ubonye igishoro gihagije yigira i Kigali, tukabona uyu mujyi ugenda usubira inyuma kubera ingaruka za Jenoside yadutwaye abacuruzi benshi”.

Ragera Emmanuel wari umucuruzi mu nkengero z’umujyi wa Butare mbere ndetse no mu gihe cya Jenoside ndetse akaza no kuyirokoka n’ubu akaba agicuruza, avuga ko n’ubwo mu bucuruzi batotezwaga ngo babyihanganiraga bakagerageza gushaka imibereho kandi ikaboneka.

Ati”Akenshi ibiraka cyangwa amasoko meza ntibayaduhaga, twariryaga tukimara ndetse akenshi ugasanga ba Rujigo (abasoreshaga)ugasanga baratugendaho,tugaceceka ngo turebe ko bwacya kabiri,ariko kandi imibereho ikaboneka”.

Umunyamabanga Nshingwabikorwa w’Intara y’Amajyepfo Izabiriza Jeanne yasabye abacuruzi bacururiza mu mujyi wa Huye guharanira ko ibyabaye bitangongera, bagashyira hamwe bagaharanira guteza imbere umujyi bakoreramo.

Ati”Nimushyire hamwe mube abahanga b’icyiza,mube abaswa b’ikibi. Kandi n’abagiye ntibazimye bafite abana n’abandi babakomokaho,mureke tube abagabo bo guharanira kwiteza imbere”.

Umubare nyakuri w’abari abacuruzi mu mujyi w’icyahoze ari Butare ndetse n’udusantere two mu nkengero zawo bazize Jenoside nturamenyekana, gusa urugaga rw’abikorera mu Karere ka Huye ruvuga ko ruzakomeza gushakisha amakuru kugirango bamenyekane bose bajye bibukwa.

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President Kagame meets with Moroccan business leaders in Casablanca June 21, 2016 – on last day of two day trip

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After Saham Group, Rwanda courts more Moroccan investors

Posted on 22 June 2016 by peter

President Kagame meets with Moroccan business leaders in Casablanca June 21, 2016 – on last day of two day trip

President Kagame meets with Moroccan business leaders in Casablanca June 21, 2016 – on last day of two day trip

In June 2014, Moroccan conglomerate, the Saham Group – with interests in insurance, offshoring, health services and real estate – took majority control of one of Rwanda’s largest insurance firms. This week President Kagame led a Rwandan delegation pushing for more of similar investments.

Saham Finances, a subsidiary of Saham Group acquired a 66% stake in Corar-AG, the third largest insurance provider. No details were provided at the time on the cost of the transaction.

On the last day of his two-day visit, President Kagame yesterday met with members of the Private sector community in Casablanca to discuss the multiple business opportunities Rwanda has to offer, said a statement from the Presidence. Moroccan investors from a variety of fields including banking, infrastructure, tourism and the pharmaceutical sector were keen to learn more about Rwanda’s business environment.

Serge Kamuhinda, Chief Operations Officer at Rwanda Development Board explained that those present expressed their eagerness to use Rwanda as a hub to enter the East African region.

President Kagame ended his two day trip to Morocco and was seen off by the Prime Minister, Mr. Abdel-Ilah Benkiran, the Wali of the Casablanca-Settat Region, the Governor of the Nouaceur Province, elected officials and civilian and military representatives of the Nouaceur Prefecture.

During the first day of his visit, President Kagame was decorated by His Majesty King Mohammed VI with the Grand Collar of Wissam Al-Mohammadi, Morocco’s highest national award of honour. In observance of the holy month of Ramadan, His Majesty King Mohammed VI also hosted the official “Iftar” in honour of President Paul Kagame.

The Saham Group was founded by Moroccan business tycoon Moulay Hafid Elalamy 20years ago after serving as the CEO of the African Insurance Company of Morocco.

The company now has operations in 19 African countries, according to Forbes. Early last year, the company acquired a controlling stake in Mercantile Insurance, a Kenyan insurance firm. In November, it acquired the second largest insurer in Angola, AG Angola Seguros.

SOURCE: KT-PRESS

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Adiel Mbabu-regional coordinator for the UN supported International Potato Centre in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Scientists to Add Nutrients in Rwandan Sweet Potatoes

Posted on 20 June 2016 by peter

Sweet potato

Sweet potato

Rwanda has partnered with the International Potato center that will help in research aimed at improving nutrients in local sweet potato variety.

Sweet potatoes are widely grown and consumed across Rwanda. However, scientists from the international potato center advise nutrients such as vitamin A, iron and zinc should be added to these potatoes.

Adiel Mbabu-regional coordinator for the UN supported International Potato Centre in Sub-Saharan Africa, said his organization is committed to help Rwanda and the entire continent improve nutritional conditions of the people.

“The potato in Rwanda has been a big attraction because of its income potential but we are trying to bio fortify it just like the orange fleshed sweet potato to bring in iron and zinc because we think such a popular cash-generating product fortified with vitamins would be a big addition.

We are working with Rwanda government to make that happen here to expand the scoop for potato workers as well.”

Adiel Mbabu-regional coordinator for the UN supported International Potato Centre in Sub-Saharan Africa

Adiel Mbabu-regional coordinator for the UN supported International Potato Centre in Sub-Saharan Africa

He said the centre is committed to good science that translates into improved livelihoods of human beings.

Rwanda Agriculture Board and the private sector have been closely working with the center to make sure that the orange fleshed sweet potato is just not held by those who grow only.

“We know that there are people who may not be farmers but want to access it. We have been working on that value chain, working with scientists to get the varieties out,” Mbabu said.

The center is currently working with the Ministry of health and other institutions to make sure that there is a good understanding of the potential for this. I think this kind of value chain we are working in Rwanda is a good example that should be applied in other countries,” he told KT Press.

Vitamin A deficiency in Africa is still a big challenge. Mbabu says “This condition is very harmful to wellbeing of people. If you are exposed to vitamin A deficiency at very early stages, you become handicapped in many ways…your brain and the capacity to live are hampered.”

Mbabu told KT Press; “We are also interested in Irish potato that is very important to the population especially in Rwanda where they make quite some significant income from it. We are trying to get nutritional value into it and working on it with research organisations here.”

According to Kirimi Sindi, country manager for International Potato Centre in Rwanda that oversees a 5-year project dubbed ‘Sweet potato through Agriculture and Nutrition (SUSTAIN), his office is currently working at making bio-fortified Orange Fleshed Sweet potato (OFSP) universal in the Rwandan diet.

Financed by the UK Department for International Development, the project aims to scale up the nutrition benefits of bio-fortified orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP), with a goal to reach 1.2 million households with under-5 year old children in Rwanda, Kenya, Malawi and Mozambique.

Dr. Jean-Jacques Mbonigaba Muhinda, a researcher and former Director General of Rwanda Agriculture Board, says the better use of sweet potatoes could improve nutrition as well as farmers’ livelihoods.

The UN-backed centre seeks to achieve food security, increased well-being, and gender equity for poor people in the developing world, through research in bio fortified crops around the world.

On June 13th, African Agriculture experts convened in Rwanda’s capital Kigali, to discuss ways on how to invest in Agriculture to ensure that the continent move forward from subsistence farming practices to agribusiness.

At the Africa Agriculture Science Week, Researchers in Agribusiness agreed that for Africa to cut down unemployment rates especially among the youths who make up 60% of the continent’s population, investments in the sector is the way to go.

Meanwhile, Rwanda has been investing in the sector.

African Development Bank President, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, presented an award to President Paul Kagame, for his outstanding achievements in promoting agribusiness and investment in bio-fortified crops to ensure Agriculture growth increases and transform lives of Rwandans.

Through partnership with Africa Improved Foods Ltd (AIF) – a consortium of Royal DSM, FMO, DIAF and IFC, the country wants to improve the nutritional status of its population and help address malnutrition by manufacturing enhanced nutritional foods for vulnerable groups including the rural poor in Rwanda and the East Africa region.

By 2017, the project aims at reaching over 1 million people annually with effective nutrition interventions.

SOURCE: KT-PRESS

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The First Lady shown cattle given to three families

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Over 24,000 School Dropouts in Eastern Province Resume Studies

Posted on 19 June 2016 by peter

First Lady gives de-worming tablet to a student in Nyagatare district at the African child’s day anniversary

First Lady gives de-worming tablet to a student in Nyagatare district at the African child’s day anniversary

More than 24,092children that had dropped out of school in Rwanda’s eastern province have been located and taken back to resume studies in the second term.

The campaign coincides with celebration of the African child’s day that also aims at raising awareness of the continuing need for improvement of the education provided to African children.

On Saturday morning, the First Lady Jeannette Kagame travelled to Nyagatare district in Eastern province to join thousands of youth and elders at the African child’s day anniversary.

“I’m delighted to join you in celebrating the African child day. It’s a day for fighting against child labour,” she said adding that in Rwandan culture, from the time children are born they are of high value. “The child is king,” the First Lady said.

Meanwhile, Lamin Manneh the UN Resident Coordinator says that UN-Rwanda is working with different institutions in the country to address the persisting issue of child labour.

“Let’s ensure every child is protected and allowed to grow in a conducive family environment,” he said.

The African Child’s day celebrations in Nyagatare district have been held under the theme “quality education is stable foundation for a bright future of child”.

Jeannette Kagame travelled to the Eastern province to raise awareness on the protection all Rwandan children deserve.

While in Nyagatare district, The First lady gave children de-worming tablets  which ensure that all Rwandan children are protected from worms.

Nurturing children is the duty of parents, society elders and the country at large.

The Governor of Eastern province Odette Uwamariya has denounced parents and educators who leave children to live on streets.

First Lady noted that about 693 children were removed from streets and 578 children were returned to their homes, “Now let’s fill the gaps and get children of streets, eradicate school drop-out and malnutrition.”

She said the country would rather face challenges of overcrowding in schools than having school dropouts.

The First Lady shown cattle given to three families

The First Lady shown cattle given to three families

SOURCE: KT-PRESS

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American Students Build Drone for Rwandan National Park

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American Students Build Drone for Rwandan National Park

Posted on 08 June 2016 by peter

American Students Build Drone for Rwandan National Park

Rangers protecting the lions, elephants and leopards of Rwanda’s Akagera National Park often patrol on foot, and venture only with difficulty into its swamps to keep an eye on rare birds.

A Denver teen who visited the park in northeast Rwanda last summer had an idea he thought would make the rangers’ job easier. He and a friend would build a drone to donate to Akagera.

Akagera’s rangers “deal with a lot more difficult problems than we do, and with very limited resources,” Max Alger-Meyer said, speaking in a robotics lab at the Denver School of Science and Technology in the northeast neighborhood of Stapleton.

Once home from his trip organized by a Denver-based international development nonprofit, Alger-Meyer applied the lessons he had learned in frugality and ingenuity. He and Nathan Lepore, both 18, made the drone themselves because that was cheaper than simply buying one, and the exercise was a hands-on learning experience. Lepore has been accepted into Stanford’s mechanical engineering program. Alger-Meyer will enter the aeronautical engineering at the University of Colorado next year.

In a telephone interview from his park, Akagera manager Jes Gruner said he was surprised when got an email from Denver. He’d heard before from people who wanted to sell him a drone, but never from anyone who wanted to give him one. Gruner said the donation will be useful for spotting brushfires. In addition, the drone will allow Akagera to do surveys more often of such animals as shoebill storks, endangered birds that inhabit swamps that are difficult for rangers to navigate.

The park now brings in a helicopter for animal counts, “but it’s incredibly expensive. We only do that every two years,” Gruner said. “We don’t have the luxury of playing with money.”

Alger-Meyer, who would like to go into business himself one day, values the experience of putting in hours of research to be sure drone parts ordered were right. He and Lepore didn’t want to waste donor money. Most of the just over $1,000 they spent on the drone came from friends and family.

Alger-Meyer and Lepore were putting the finishing touches on the drone as their school year ended. They hope to go to Rwanda this summer to deliver it and train rangers to use it.

The Denver teens knew as they designed their drone that park rangers would have to improvise fixes if anything goes wrong. The frame is assembled from standard-issue aluminum tubing anyone with a drill and some screws could easily replace.

Colby Loucks, senior director of the wildlife conservation program at World Wildlife Fund in the United States, applauded the teens’ thinking.

“In the conservation space, people have a bad habit of getting really excited about technology solutions — and then trying to find problems that fit those solutions. You can end up with a bunch of expensive equipment that no one knows how to use, that’s broken and no one knows how to repair, or that sits around because no one asked for it in the first place.”

Cathy Dean, director of London-based Save the Rhino International, said she often hears suggestions that drones be deployed for hunting poachers. That would require expensive night-vision equipment and assumes park security would be able to deploy before the intruders slipped away. Instead, rangers around the world have told Dean drones are more appropriate for the uses Rwanda park manager Gruner envisions.

Neither Dean’s nor Loucks’s organizations are involved with the drone project for Akegera.

In 2010, the Rwandan government entered into a joint-venture with Gruner’s African Parks, a non-profit working across Africa. Since then, tourist visits to Akagera have doubled to more than 32,000, Gruner said. Lions were re-introduced last year. Gruner, who plans to soon bring back black rhinos as well, said security has improved because of new fencing, a larger and better trained ranger force and improved cooperation with nearby communities.

Bas Huijbregts, an African species expert with WWF, said African Parks got Akagera “back on its feet.”

Rebel and government forces sometimes fought in national parks during Rwanda’s civil war a generation ago, and refugees competed with animals for habitat. Poaching also took a toll. Despite concerns about their commitment to democracy that have implications for long-term stability, Rwanda’s leaders have been credited with fostering economic growth since 1994, when a rebel movement ended a genocide by Hutu extremists in which an estimated 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed.

Alger-Meyer visited Rwanda on a trip organized by the Global Livingston Institute, founded in 2009 by Jamie Van Leeuwen, whose day job is senior adviser to Colorado’s governor. Van Leeuwen wants the Americans, Rwandans and Ugandans he brings together to consider the problems they share and what they can learn from each other about finding solutions.

Alger-Meyer said he had not been particularly interested in conservation before meeting the Rwandans. He returned with a new perspective.

“Seeing how (rangers) operated such a vast park with limited resources, that kind of problem solving they do intrigues me.”

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i Kigoma hashyinguwe imibiri 205 harimo 198 yimuwe ngo ishyingurwe mu cyubahiro n'irindwi yakuwe mu mirima

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Abakifitemo ingengabitekerezo ya Jenoside baraburiwe

Posted on 06 June 2016 by peter

Guverineri w’Intara y’Amajyepfo, Alphonse Munyantwari avuga ko abakifitemo ingengabitekerezo ya Jenoside bihemukira kuko bajyana umutima wabo ahabi.

i Kigoma hashyinguwe imibiri 205 harimo 198 yimuwe ngo ishyingurwe mu cyubahiro n'irindwi yakuwe mu mirima

i Kigoma hashyinguwe imibiri 205 harimo 198 yimuwe ngo ishyingurwe mu cyubahiro n’irindwi yakuwe mu mirima

Yabigarutseho ubwo tariki 4/6/2016 yifatanyaga n’abatuye i Kigoma mu Karere ka Huye, kwibuka jenoside yakorewe abatutsi no gushyingura mu cyubahiro imibiri 205.

Yahereye ku kuba muri ibi bihe by’iminsi 100 yo kwibuka ku ncuro ya 22 Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi, hari abantu bagaragayeho ingengabitekerezo ya Jenoside mu Ntara ayobora. By’umwihariko mu Karere ka Nyamagabe, mu ijoro rishyira itariki  3/6/2016 hari abitwikiriye ijoro bacukura imva yari ishyinguyemo umukobwa na nyina bishwe muri jenoside.

Yagize ati “Uwacukuye iyo mva yari mu matongo yashakaga gukuramo imibiri ariko ntiyayikuyemo. Ariko byose birasa: yacukura metero imwe, yacukura sentimetero, yakuraho kare imwe, birangana.”

Yakomeje agira ati “Ni byo yarashinyaguye, ababaza n’imitima y’abashyinguye ababo na twe twese aratubabaza, ariko uko yacukuraga yishyiragamo. Yakuragamo agataka, ashyiramo roho ye, ashyiramo ubwenge bwe, yishyiramo wese.”

Uku gucukura imva ishyinguyemo abazize jenoside, Norbert Mbabazi, Visi Perezida wa Ibuka mu Karere ka Huye, abifata nk’uburyo bwo gushaka gusibanganya amateka, ariko ngo nta n’icyo bishobora guhindura cyane.

Ati “Usibye gukomeretsa abantu, usibye kubabaza imitima, ubuzima twahisemo tuzakomeza tubugendereho, kandi tuzakomeza gukomera.”

Asaba rero abarokotse jenoside bashyinguye ababo mu matongo kubimurira mu nzibutso, kuko ubuyobozi bw’Akarere ka Huye bwubatse inzibutso mu mirenge yose, akaba anatekereza ko bibaye ngombwa bwakubaka izindi.

Sixbert Habimana yarokotse jenoside ati “Ibyabereye i Mbazi ni ikintu gikwiye kuduha imbaraga, tukimurira imibiri ahantu harinzwe.”

Perezida wa Sena y’u Rwanda, R. Hon. Bernard Makuza, tariki 4/6/2016 yifatanyije n’abanya Kigoma mu gikorwa cyo kwibuka Jenoside. Yahumurije abayirokotse, asaba abantu bose bafite umutima muzima kubaba hafi.

Yaniyamye abashaka kubakomeretsa agira ati “wowe ugishaka kuba wagira uwo ukomeretsa, n’ubwo waba umwe, tuzakurwanya.”

Ku mibiri 205 yashyinguwe i Kigoma, 7 yabonywe mu mirima, naho indi yose ni iyimurwaga ivanwa mu matongo.

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Rwanda and Turkey have cemented bilateral relations

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Turkey Opens Embassy in Kigali

Posted on 31 May 2016 by peter

The Turkish Embassy in Kigali officially opened

The Turkish Embassy in Kigali officially opened

Turkey has sent its foreign affairs minister to officially open their embassy in the Rwanda’s capital Kigali.

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu the minister of foreign affairs of Turkey arrived today for a one day visit, raised the Turkish flag at the embassy located at Kimihurura sector in Gasabo disitrict.

Rwandans have been going to Kampala to obtain travel visas before travelling to Turkey.  However, the multimillion magnificent building in Kigali will host all embassy services.

Mevlüt  emphasized that although there was an established relationship between his country and Rwanda, the agreements made will contribute a lot to both countries.

“Various agreements signed to develop political, economic and cultural relations in Rwanda are a big step made and we look forward to establish more businesses here,” he said.

Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo congratulated Turkey upon the step made and promised good bilateral trade.

“We are going to put more effort in our trade not forgetting our coffee which will be often exported in Turkey,” She said.

She said that besides the normal trade between the two countries, Turkey is soon going to invest in Rwanda’s cloths industries, electricity and infrastructures.

Rwanda-Turkey agreements are expected to strengthen economic ties between the two countries through trade promotion, co-ordination, as well as information, skills and knowledge sharing.

The establishment of Turkey Embassy has come after the Turkish Airlines has been operating in Rwanda since 2012. In 2013, it when Rwanda opened its embassy in Turkey in a bid to boost its bilateral and economic ties.

Rwanda’s exports to Turkey have increased to over $8.5 million on annual basis, but the country’s imports more than double this figure.

Rwanda imports about $21 million worth of commodities from turkey. Therefore, the new platform could help bridge the trade gap between the two countries.

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu the Turkish minister of foreign affairs  raises the flag at the embassy

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu the Turkish minister of foreign affairs raises the flag at the embassy

Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo (2ndright) attends official opening of Turkish embassy in Kigali

Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo (2ndright) attends official opening of Turkish embassy in Kigali

The two ministers signing bilateral agreements

The two ministers signing bilateral agreements

Rwanda and Turkey have cemented bilateral relations

Rwanda and Turkey have cemented bilateral relations

SOURCE: KT-PRESS

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