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2014-07-23 08:25:51

RWAMAGANA, Rwanda, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Government of Rwanda is preparing to commission in early August 2014 the first utility-scale solar PV power plant in East Africa with a production capacity of 8.5 MWp. The project has commenced testing phase of up to 20% of its total capacity. At present, less than one in five households in Rwanda have access to electricity, and this will increase the country's production capacity by up to 8%. Access to electricity is crucial...

2014-07-21 08:23:34

KIGALI, Rwanda, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ms Odette Bayagambe, 39, had always considered Tanzania her home, until the afternoon of August 9, 2013 when Tanzanian security operatives attacked her home and forced her to leave the country. "I had just taken goats to graze," she says. "As I stood in the middle of our banana plantation, four Tanzanian soldiers came to our home and shouted at me, 'Rudi Kwenu' [Kiswahili phrase meaning 'Go back home']". She was forced out of...

2014-07-15 08:29:14

~ KT Press reports on how the country is vigorously fighting maternal mortality KIGALI, Rwanda, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In Nyamata, a rural town of Bugesera district, a 30 minutes' drive south of Rwanda's Capital - Kigali, Jeanne Musabende's husband is hanging out with neighbors when labour pains start grinding her. She needs maternity care immediately. And thanks to a range of programs Rwanda has put in place over past 14 years, Musabende does not have to worry about her...

2014-07-07 08:29:39

JOHANNESBURG, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rwanda government seized Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa's shares in Nshili Kivu Tea Factory (NKTF) on 25 June 2014. The Commission of Abandoned Properties in Nyaruguru District instructed NKTF to deposit any monies or any other benefits due to Ayabatwa in the District's own bank account for "safekeeping." By this action, government replaced Ayabatwa as shareholder in NKTF. In a separate development, the Rwandan authorities seized Ayabatwa's...

2014-06-30 12:23:18

DR Congo imposes tough visa restrictions on Rwandans that will affect over 36,000 travelers who cross the border daily RUBAVU, Rwanda, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) this week introduced a new Visa policy targeting Rwandans, which regional officials say affects more than 36,000 travelers from both Countries who cross the border daily. The abrupt visa changes include three new categories; $30 per year will be charged on Rwandan students...

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2014-06-19 03:00:26

Trinity College Dublin Light-fingered chimpanzees are changing the way subsistence farmers make a living in Africa by causing them to grow different crops and spend more time guarding their goods. This is according to work performed by researchers from Trinity College Dublin’s Department of Geography in the School of Natural Sciences, who say that communities near the edge of tropical forests are experiencing a lack of ‘dietary diversity’ and an increased exposure to disease-carrying...

2014-06-04 08:26:57

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As I prepare to head off to Rwanda, on the first stop of a 4-country tour of East Africa, I am impressed by how much broadcasting has changed in this region since I joined AFRICA24 MEDIA 3 years ago. The Kenyan market has become very competitive with new channels launching and grand plans for the digital migration. Tanzanian stations have started selling advertising and have been taking on very distinct personalities. In Rwanda...

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2014-05-21 05:44:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nyungwe Forest National Park in Rwanda is one of Africa's oldest forests, and at approximately 620 square miles, one of the largest protected mountain rainforests as well. The three types of forest — montane, bamboo and lowland — guard more than 280 species of birds and 13 species of primates, along with a host of other animals and insects. A new study from Case Western University and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History has...

2014-05-20 16:23:17

STANFORD, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A very moving and inspiring Kwibuka20 Commemoration of the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda was hosted in Stanford/Palo Alto, CA. USA by Palo Alto University and Stanford University's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences on behalf of The Rwandan Community of California. The Rwandan Community of California is a member of the Global Diaspora Network. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140519/89084 Kwibuka20...

2014-04-15 16:25:31

LONDON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Wireless Landscape Datasheet 2013A comprehensive collection of essential metrics and data points for all countries and mobile carriers operating across the Global region.SUBSCRIPTIONSOperator Subscriptions:-- Total subscriptions-- Historic & forecast (2011 to 2018)-- Growth (2011 to 2012) Subscriptions by Technology:-- GSM, W-CDMA, HSPA, LTE-- CDMA, 1xRTT, 1xEV-DO, 1xEV-DO Rev...


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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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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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