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2008-07-16 03:00:50

Text of report in English by Innocent Gahigana and Kemigisha Fatuma entitled "$63 million for Aids, malaria control" published by Rwandan newspaper The New Times website on 16 July Kigali - The national fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS, malaria and Tuberculosis (TB) has received over 63m US dollars (approx 35bn Rwandan francs) grant support for the next two years. The grant from Global Fund (GF) International was announced yesterday during the signing of its pact between the...

2008-06-15 03:00:09

Text of report in English by Innocent Gahigana entitled "Gov't to invite tenders for new telecom company" published by Rwandan newspaper The New Times website on 15 June Gasabo - The government is to invite bids for another phone and Internet provider. Bids will be invited from local and foreign firms, said Prof. Romain Murenzi, the minister in the Office of the President in charge of science, technology, scientific research and ICT. The eventual winner will work in partnership with the...

2006-08-30 05:29:44

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Rwanda said on Wednesday it was not ruling out arson as the cause of a fire in a central Nairobi building that destroyed its embassy in Kenya. Early police reports said the fire at the International Life House started because of an electrical fault within the offices of the embassy, but investigations were ongoing on Wednesday to determine the exact cause. "We are not ruling out arson for now," George Kayonga, the Rwandan ambassador told Reuters. "We can't rule...

2006-08-09 08:16:05

By Arthur Asiimwe KIGALI (Reuters) - A new film about Rwanda's 1994 genocide criticizes the United Nations for standing by as the slaughter unfolded, and asks if the world body has learned any lessons from the killings, its director said on Wednesday. "Shake Hands with the Devil" is based on the book by Romeo Dallaire, the former Canadian general in command of U.N. forces in Rwanda at the time who was so traumatized by his failure to stop the massacres he later tried to kill...

2006-07-20 02:55:00

KIGALI -- Microsoft founder Bill Gates has donated $900,000 to set up a training facility for health professionals working with AIDS in Africa's Great Lakes region. On a low-profile visit to Rwanda on Sunday and Monday, Gates offered the funds to set up the Center for Training and Operation Research to serve five nations: Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo. "Such support from well-wishers will go a long way in helping developing countries achieve much in...

2006-05-31 20:22:18

By Arthur Asiimwe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rwandan president Paul Kagame on Wednesday dismissed the Oscar-nominated drama "Hotel Rwanda" as an attempt to rewrite the history of the central African country's 1994 genocide. The 2004 film refueled world interest in the massacres, in which some 800,000 minority Tutsis and moderate Hutus were butchered in 100 days of killings. "Hotel Rwanda" stars Don Cheadle as Paul Rusesabagina, the manager of a luxury hotel in the Rwandan capital Kigali...

2006-05-31 20:42:10

By Arthur Asiimwe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rwandan president Paul Kagame on Wednesday dismissed the Oscar-nominated drama "Hotel Rwanda" as an attempt to rewrite the history of the central African country's 1994 genocide. The 2004 film refueled world interest in the massacres, in which some 800,000 minority Tutsis and moderate Hutus were butchered in 100 days of killings. "Hotel Rwanda" stars Don Cheadle as Paul Rusesabagina, the manager of a luxury hotel in the Rwandan capital Kigali...

2006-05-18 11:23:06

By Lesley Wroughton KIGALI (Reuters) - Rock star Bono on Wednesday pledged to maintain pressure on the United States and other wealthy nations to keep funds rolling for aid to Africa. In Rwanda on a six-nation tour of Africa, the U2 lead singer and activist said there were already signs the elite Group of Eight club of industrial countries were back-tracking on last year's promises to double aid to Africa by 2010. The G8 is scheduled to meet in Russia in July. Bono said he had...

2006-05-18 09:36:50

By Lesley Wroughton KIGALI (Reuters) - Rock star Bono on Wednesday pledged to maintain pressure on the United States and other wealthy nations to keep funds rolling for aid to Africa. In Rwanda on a six-nation tour of Africa, the U2 lead singer and activist said there were already signs that nations in the elite Group of Eight club of industrial countries were back-tracking on last year's promises to double aid to Africa by 2010. The G8 is scheduled to meet in Russia in July....

2006-04-16 20:11:25

By Arthur Asiimwe KIGALI (Reuters) - Three films in two years about Rwanda's genocide have shocked Western audiences with the scale and savagery of the slaughter, but many survivors in the tiny central African nation are unimpressed. They say the big-screen depictions of the carnage, when about 800,000 minority Tutsis and moderate Hutus were butchered in 100 days of state-sponsored killings, have got the story wrong. "My conclusion was that both movies are another Hollywood fiction...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.