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For the third time in 11 years, Rwanda changed the language used in primary schools
Washington Post - 1/24/2020 10:04:00 AM
In December, Rwanda’s government announced that all Rwandan primary schools should teach in English, a language that many teachers in the country cannot understand or speak. This is the third time in 11 years that the government has introduced a major ...

Rwanda, Great Lakes Neighbors at Risk of Conflict, ICG Says
Bloomberg on - 1/23/2020 12:48:04 PM
Rwanda and neighboring countries in Africa’s Great Lakes region are at risk of worsening violence if the different countries back rival rebel forces to destabilize each other, according to a report by the International Crisis Group.

Rwanda drops three points in global corruption index
China Economic Net - 1/24/2020 9:45:00 AM
Rwanda dropped three points in Transparency International's 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index released on Thursday, ranking the least corrupt country in East Africa and the fourth-least corrupt in sub-Saharan Africa. The index, released in Rwanda's capital Kigali, shows that of the 180 countries and regions assessed globally, Rwanda's score ...

OPINION: Five lessons from Rwanda on leading girls toward careers in STEM
The Hechinger Report - 1/23/2020 5:19:00 AM
The participating girls met on five consecutive weekends to learn how careers in information and communications technology (ICT), health science and arts, audio/video and communications can provide solutions to problems that affect Rwanda and society at large, such as poverty, world hunger, gender inequality, and a lack of access to education ...

Strategies for delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals: Some lessons from Rwanda
Brookings Institution - 1/20/2020 5:30:00 PM
Despite this difficult environment, Africa has the potential to achieve most of the SDGs if proper strategies are adopted and implemented. Here in Rwanda, we have made progress on many of the goals, especially around poverty reduction, education, health, and access to basic infrastructure (see Figures 1.3). Although there is no one-size-fits ...

World Cup: Kenya drawn to face neighbors Uganda and Rwanda
Sporting News on - 1/21/2020 6:28:08 PM
The Harambee Stars have been drawn in Group E of the Africa qualifiers for the competition set to be held in Qatar

BroadwayWorld - 1/21/2020 2:29:00 AM
I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda is Directed by Kelli McLoud-Schingen and features John Burns as Simon and introduces to the Tulsa theatre scene, Mecca Marie, a Los Angeles born, raised, and trained actor and dancer as Juliette. Inspired by the real life experiences of Rwandan refugees in the UK ...

Rights group criticizes Rwanda's ruling on former officers
ABC - 1/14/2020 11:18:00 AM
KIGALI, Rwanda -- Human Rights Watch says the decision by Rwanda’s Court of Appeal upholding the conviction of two former high-ranking army officers, who are said to be in failing health, fits a pattern of government repression of critics. Rwanda’s Military High Court sentenced Col. Tom Byabagamba and retired Brig. Gen. Frank Rusagara in ...

IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI) and Monetary Policy Consultation for Rwanda
International Monetary Fund - 1/17/2020 11:05:00 PM
[1] The Executive Board takes decisions under its lapse-of-time procedure when it is agreed by the Board that a proposal can be considered without convening formal discussions. [2] The BNR’s targeted range corresponds to ± 3 percentage point range around the BNR’s 5 percent target for the headline inflation averaged for the past 12-month ...

WATCH: Rwanda launches campaign to collect 1 million smartphones
Business Report on - 1/17/2020 7:27:00 AM
JOHANNESBURG - Rwanda has launched a campaign to collect one million smartphones and increase access to the devices. Connect Rwanda aims to increase the country's smartphone penetration, which is currently below 20 percent,