Rwanda

Federal Subsidies Of Yale Undercut National Security And Education - Aei - American Enterprise...

On Oct. 1, 2018, Yale University announced its endowment reached $29.4 billion, a level greater than the GDP of dozens of countries including Congo, Armenia, Iceland, Rwanda, and Jamaica. Despite Yale’s incredible resources, it still receives...
Related topics: Yale University, Armenia, Iceland, Jamaica

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Bono Is Really Into Drones Now (but It’s Good)

The U2 frontman has just joined the board of Zipline, a medical delivery drone company that’s already saving lives in Ghana and Rwanda. On a Tuesday morning, U2 frontman and global philanthropist Bono stood in a remote field near Half Moon...
Related topics: Drones, Ghana

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In Rwanda, Some Wildlife Poachers Become Conservationists

Some Rwandans who used to be wildlife poachers have turned into conservationists. For VOA, reporter Eugene Uwimana has more from the Gorilla Guardians Village, located near Volcanoes National Park in Northern Rwanda  
Related topics: Volcanoes

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We’re Facing A Global Childcare Shortage—and Women And Children Are Paying The Price

Rulindo District, Rwanda August is not the best month for growing tea in Rwanda. Tea needs vigorous rainfall, and August is the height of the dry season. So, the 4,500 small tea farmers of the Assopthe Tea Cooperative, who sell to Sorwathe Factory...

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Djibouti Defy Odds, Zimbabwe Survive Scare And Rwanda Set Record

Johannesburg (AFP) – Djibouti triumphed unexpectedly, Zimbabwe survived a scare and Rwanda created a record as the first round of African qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar concluded on Tuesday. French coach Julien Mette was hired by...
Related topics: Djibouti, Zimbabwe, Qatar

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Un: African Refugees Trapped In Libya To Go To Rwanda

Hundreds of refugees trapped in Libyan detention centers will be evacuated to Rwanda as conflict rages in the north African nation, the United Nations said Tuesday.Vincent Cochetel, special envoy for the central Mediterranean for the U.N. refugee...
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Lessons From The Un Peacekeeping Mission In Rwanda, 25 Years After The Genocide It Failed To Stop

Samantha Lakin Security, Africa Family photos of the victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, displayed at a 25th anniversary memorial in April 2019. The United Nations deployment to Rwanda seemed like a straightforward peacekeeping mission back in...
Related topics: World Photos, Anniversaries

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Africa Roundup: Goldman Backs Kobo360, Rwanda Commits To Evs, Interswitch Ipo Update

Nigerian freight logistics startup Kobo360 raised a $20 million Series A round led by Goldman Sachs and $10 million in working capital financing from Nigerian commercial banks. The company — with an Uber-like app that connects truckers and...
Related topics: Goldman Sachs, Initial Public Offering, Startup, Banking

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Rwanda To Phase Out Gas Motorcycle-taxis For E-motos

The government of Rwanda will soon issue national policy-guidelines to eliminate gas motorcycles in its taxi sector in favor of e-motos. The country’s president Paul Kagame previewed the plan last week. “We will find a way to replace the...

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Friday’s Daily Brief: Education In Africa, Sudan Flash-floods, Who On Ebola, Spike In South Sudan...

A recap of Friday’s stories: Education under fire in Central and Western Africa; Sudan flash-floods wreak havoc; Ebola outbreak spreads, albeit with fewer transmissions; UN rights experts on South Sudan; and UN chief welcomes understanding between...
Related topics: South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda

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Chinese Army Instructors Train African Troops For Parade As China-rwanda Military Ties Deepen

Squads of African soldiers goose-stepped toward the rostrum, swinging their arms widely and shouting loudly in accented Chinese "Yi! [One!] Er! [Two!]," in response to their commander shouting in Chinese "Eyes right!"
Related topics: China, Military

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There Is A Dark And Dangerous Political History Behind Trump’s Dehumanizing Rhetoric

Dehumanizing language often precedes genocide. One tragic example: Extreme dehumanizing language was a strong contributor to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. As I have written, the Hutu majority used a popular radio station to continually refer to Tutsi...

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Ebola Cases Rise In Congo Border City Amid Fears Of Outbreak Spreading

(KINSHASA, Congo) — The 1-year-old daughter and the wife of the man who died of Ebola in Congo’s city of Goma this week have tested positive for the disease, health officials confirmed Thursday, while Rwanda briefly closed its border...
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Nigeria Finally Throws Its Weight Behind African Continental Free Trade Area

(From left) African Union chairperson and president of Rwanda Paul Kagame, president of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou and African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat at the launch of AfCFTA in Kigali in March 2018. Credit: Office of...
Related topics: Nigeria

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Rwanda Prepares The Foundations For Climate-resilient Cities

Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, is the country’s largest city. However, the country hopes to soon implement the first stage of a new dynamic plan for the development of six climate-resilient secondary cities. Credit: Aimable Twahirwa/IPS By Emmanuel...

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Rwanda: Open For Business

Andrew Kanyegirire is Senior Communications Officer at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)By Andrew KanyegirireWASHINGTON DC, Jul 12 2019 (IPS) Claire Akamanzi spends her days working on innovative ways to bring more business to her country. As...

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Top American Universities Are Doubling Down On Their Presence Across Africa

Amid the rolling hills on the outskirts of Rwanda’s capital Kigali, the Carnegie Mellon University Africa’s new campus is a prominent feature on the lush landscape. The 6,000 square meters property is located within the Kigali Innovation City, a...

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Five Rhinos Resettled In Rwanda From Czech Zoo

Five critically endangered eastern black rhinos were on Monday successfully relocated to Rwanda's Akagera National Park after a long journey from the Czech Republic, park officials said.
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Endangered Rhinos Ready To Be Sent From Europe To Rwanda

Officials say five critically endangered eastern black rhinos from wildlife parks in three European countries are ready for a transport back to their natural habitat in Rwanda, where the entire rhino population was wiped out during the genocide in...

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Norrsken Opens East Africa Startup Fund And Hub In Kigali

Startups in East Africa have a new source for investment and mentorship. Sweden’s Norrsken Foundation—a coworking space and investment fund based in Stockholm—opened its tech fund and entrepreneurship hub in Rwanda today to support...
Related topics: Startup, Sweden, Stockholm

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