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2009-07-24 13:45:00

Thousands respond to the world evangelist's proclamation of the Good News after a far-reaching Season of Service blesses entire city KIGALI, Rwanda, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen years after the 1994 genocide that killed an estimated 1 million people in 100 days, the people of Rwanda continue the hard work of healing and restoration, laying the groundwork for a strong future. Through Kigali Festival with Andrew Palau on July 17-18, and the festival's preceding Season of...

2008-10-04 03:00:06

Text of report in English by Eugene Kwibuka entitled " Korean firm signs 38m dollar internet deal " published by Rwandan newspaper The New Times website on 4 October Kigali: Rwanda Information Technology Authority (RITA) Friday [3 October] signed a 38m dollar contract with Korea Telecom (KT) to have the latter set up the National Backbone Project which will enable high-speed internet network in the country using fibre optic technology. The deal consists of a high-speed fibre optic network...

2008-10-03 09:00:33

Text of report by Felly Kimenyi entitled "German minister vows to woo European investors" published in English by Rwandan newspaper The New Times website on 3 October Village Urugwiro - The visiting German Minister for Environmental Affairs and Renewable Energy, Sigmar Gabriel, has vowed to attract European businessmen to come and invest in the Rwandan energy sector. He revealed this yesterday after meeting with President Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro. "Part of the reason I am here is...

2008-10-01 15:00:17

Text of report in English by Rwandan radio on 1 October [Presenter] President Paul Kagame has officially launched the one laptop per child programme that aims at providing cheap laptop computers to primary pupils across the country. The Rwandan head of state told the beneficiaries that the new system is set to promote critical thinking and innovation which is quite relevant to the country's progress. President Kagame said that every child should have the laptop computer which in turn will...

2008-09-25 15:00:31

Text of report in English by Eugene Kwibuka entitled "Watchdog commends Rwandan media progress" published by Rwandan newspaper The New Times website on 25 September Kigali: Rwandan media underwent positive progress last year despite some areas that need more improvements, a new report of the High Council of the Media (HCM) presented to the public on Tuesday has said. The report, based on data collected by the council to get an overall depiction of the media in the country, was completed in...

2008-09-23 15:00:34

Text of report in English by Rwandan news agency RNA Kigali, 22 September: The spread of HIV/Aids will be difficult to control if health officials do not openly discuss issues considered taboo in the country to raise awareness on sex issues, a stakeholders workshop heard. Health Minister Dr Jean Damascene Ntawukuriryayo said on Monday that health workers need to "call sexual organs by their real names" to enable young people understand the messages they are transmitting. "When talking to...

2008-09-09 09:00:31

Text of report in English by Rwandan news agency RNA Kigali, 9 September: Having just recovered from a turbulent period, the national carrier Rwandair is no longer due for privatization as the bids were lower than government expectations, RNA has established. Rwandair was supposed to have been sold in June in a process that saw Belgian Brussels Airline and Italy's Meridiana as the only bidders, but their offer was 'very little' and the government preferred to keep the carrier to itself,...

2008-08-27 06:00:33

Text of report in English by Rwandan news agency RNA on 26 August President Paul Kagame on Tuesday launched the Star Africa Media, wondering why local investors have not expressed any interest to join up the Chinese pay TV firm, RNA reports. Mr Kagame specifically criticized the only available local TV - the government-owned Rwanda Television - for not taking advantage of the technical expertise of the Chinese firm providing some 20 channels. The quality of pictures from our TV station...

2008-08-23 06:00:29

Text of report by Innocent Gahigana entitled "Foreign radios given stern warning" published in English by Rwandan newspaper The New Times website on 23 August Kigali - Foreign radio stations, among them the British Broadcasting Cooperation (BBC) and Voice Of America (VOA), have been strongly warned to desist from non factual reporting or else risk being banned from broadcasting in Rwanda. Information Minister Louise Mushikiwabo Thursday [21 August] singled out BBC and VOA reporters,...

2008-08-05 12:01:07

Text of report in English by Rwandan news agency RNA Bellagio, 4 August: President Paul Kagame said on Monday [4 August] that the ongoing programme to wire up Rwanda will ease health service delivery for its people - "the vast majority" of who live in rural areas, RNA reports. "The increased bandwidth will allow us to send digital radiology images from district hospitals to experts in our capital Kigali, and outside the country", Kagame told an e-health conference in Italy. "Given that...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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