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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...

2008-09-25 03:00:20

By Phillip Zonkel "Afghan Women" explores the enormous pressures and perils faced by the country's women, who enjoy fewer rights than they did 30 years ago. "The High Tide: Native Islanders and the Community of the Parana River Delta" reveals a new culture in Argentina - with its own laws and codes, a byproduct of unemployment and immigration - that has formed in this unique estuary. And "Khinaliq Village - A Staircase to the Sky 2003-2006" depicts the effects of urbanization on the...

2008-09-24 00:00:00

By Jimmy Myers ATCHISON, Kan. -- An idea occurred to filmmaker Laura Waters Hinson a few years ago while in Africa, an idea that has since garnered her an Academy Award. Ms. Hinson dropped in to Benedictine College on Monday for a screening of her film, "As We Forgive." College roommate Dr. Carrie Coward Bucher, a sociology professor at Benedictine, convinced her to bring her film, which won a 2008 Student Academy Award and several other kudos at film festivals, to campus. About 100...

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,...

2008-09-03 06:00:13

Text of report in English by Innocent Gahigana entitled "Rwandan wins global conservation award" published by Rwandan newspaper The New Times website on 3 September A Rwandan ecologist, Edwin Sabuhoro, 35, has earned himself a global Young Conservationist Award for his self-driven conservation efforts. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Commission on Protected Areas and the International Ranger Federation (IRF) announced the award last week The news about...

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...


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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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