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2009-05-28 11:21:00

Teachers With Limited English Learn to Teach in English With McGraw-Hill Education's Direct Instruction SAN DIEGO, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that Rwanda has adopted English as its official language for teaching, it has a problem. Nearly all Rwandan teachers speak limited English. So what can they do? A 68-year-old San Diego teacher has found the answer: SRA/McGraw-Hill's Direct Instruction curricula. And she's traveled to Rwanda to share it with government officials and teachers. Angelica...

2009-03-23 16:33:00

NEW YORK, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- It seems hard to believe that the 15-year anniversary of the Genocide in Rwanda is nearly upon us. With the date fast approaching, you should know about a social enterprise focused on rebuilding Rwanda by setting a new standard for the fair trade industry. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://news.prnewswire.com/viewrelease.aspx?STORY=NA== By coupling a thriving handicraft retail business with long-term skills...

2009-03-02 10:55:00

$325 Million Investment is Largest in Rwanda's History And Will Add 100 MW of Electricity NEW YORK, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- ContourGlobal announced today that its subsidiary ContourGlobal Kivuwatt Ltd signed an agreement with the Republic of Rwanda to develop an integrated gas extraction and electricity generation facility which will provide 100 MW of natural gas fired electricity to Rwanda and the East African Region. ContourGlobal's $325 million Kivuwatt project will be the first...

2008-12-03 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Last night at an invitation-only screening at the Sony Wonder Technology Lab, TechWeb's Internet Evolution (www.internetevolution.com), a Web 2.0 site dedicated to investigating the future of the Internet, premiered a ground-breaking documentary examining how the Republic of Rwanda is attempting to use the Internet to re-invent its economy and lift its population out of poverty. The video is part of Internet Evolution's ongoing "Web Wide World"...

2008-11-10 18:00:06

Military rebel Laurent Nkunda repeated his threat to overthrow the Democratic Republic of Congo government unless talks are conducted. The general said his forces were observing a cease-fire, retaliating only when attacked, the BBC reported. Nkunda and fighters loyal to him have been battling the army and pro-government militia in the eastern part of the African country. Congolese President Joseph Kabila has ruled out direct talks with Nkunda so far, saying they would be unconstitutional;...

2008-11-02 12:00:00

A humanitarian disaster is looming in the Democratic Republic of Congo as Tutsi rebel leader Gen. Laurent Nkunda approaches Goma, observers say. Nkunda has ordered a cease-fire in his advance on the city to establish a "humanitarian corridor" allowing some of the 500,000 refugees who have fled Goma, an eastern Congo provincial capital, to return home. But United Nations aid workers say retreating government soldiers are looting, killing and raping civilians and a larger bloodbath is feared,...

2008-11-01 21:00:08

Humanitarian officials say they're worried whether 50,000 refugees forced to flee camps in the Democratic Republic of Congo can survive long in the bush. United Nations officials said the refugees ran off as forces loyal to renegade Gen. Laurent Nkunda advanced toward the eastern Congo regional capital of Goma. They said the camps in Rutshuru, north of Goma, had been forcibly emptied, looted and then burned to the ground, the BBC said. "There are some 50,000 people who were in those...

2008-10-31 20:09:51

The rebel forces of Gen. Laurent Nkunda sat outside Goma as a cease-fire remained in place Friday in the Democratic Republic of Congo. His troops were camped about 10 miles from the city, the capital of East Kivu province, while government soldiers remained in Goma, The Daily Telegraph reported. While the fighting has been halted at least temporarily, toll of dead and displaced is high. The presidents of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, Joseph Kabila and Paul Kagame, have...

2008-10-30 09:00:02

Rebels have reached the gates of Goma, the provincial capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, as a new threat of war flared, officials said Thursday. The escalation of the long-simmering conflict sent tens of thousands of frantic villagers fleeing while government soldiers left their posts and Congolese military commanders reportedly abandoned their troops despite the presence of 17,000 U.N. peacekeepers in the region, The Washington Post reported. In the past decade, two civil...

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...


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2008-10-18 12:24:29

The Gray-backed Fiscal (Lanius excubitoroides) is a species of bird found in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

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