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20 years under Rwanda’s Paul Kagame

20 years under Rwanda’s Paul Kagame

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President Paul Kagame marks 20 years at the helm of Rwanda. He's praised by some as a pioneer for women's rights and environmentalism but criticized by others for his iron grip on power — which could last a while still. Kigali City It's no coincidence that the first "Made in Africa" smartphone comes from Rwanda: The Mara Phone is manufactured in an industrial area in the capital Kigali, just down the road from a Volkswagen plant. The German carmaker is one of many investors in the small East African country, where VW offers an e-mobility service and bolts cars together for the African market. The economic recovery of Rwanda after the 1994 genocide that killed more than a million ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus has gone into the history books as a success story —&nbs...
Remains of over 100 Rwanda genocide victims found in Nyarugenge District.

Remains of over 100 Rwanda genocide victims found in Nyarugenge District.

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Remains of over 100 victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi have been exhumed in the Rwandan capital Kigali, a survivors' organisation said on Monday. The remains were discovered from a pit at the backyard of a house in Nyarugenge district, which belongs to a former notorious Interahamwe militia member, Masengo Rutayisire. Head of Ibuka, the umbrella organisation of genocide survivors of Rwanda, told reporters of the discovery at a news briefing at the site.  They were discovered after a local resident heard occupants of the house talking about the mass grave. The resident later informed the authorities. The search for the remains, which started last week, is still ongoing, with two more pits expected to be dug out, he said. Occupants of the home were ...
Gen. Muhoozi Raises Eyebrows As He Asks Gov’t To Erect Statues For Rwandan President Kagame

Gen. Muhoozi Raises Eyebrows As He Asks Gov’t To Erect Statues For Rwandan President Kagame

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By Elite Reporter The First Son Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, who is also the Presidential Advisor on Special Operations, has proposed to government to build statues in remembrance of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta, plus bush war heroes Gen. Salim Saleh and late Col. Fred Rwigyema.  Muhoozi made this revelation in a tweet on Thursday, in which he posted pictures of the four Generals and accompanied them with the  caption ; “The greatest military heroes in Africa's history. Generals Museveni, Saleh, Rwigyema and Kagame. They achieved the impossible. We should build statues in their honour in every town in Uganda and Rwanda.” Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba tweet about erecting a statute for Paul Kagame, Yoweri Museveni, Salim Saleh and Fred Rwigy...