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2011-07-06 09:17:00

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Orion Air Group (OAG), through their sister corporation Tempus Jets, announced an agreement with the Government of Rwanda to establish a stronger and more robust private aviation presence in the region. Initial plans include the establishment of traditional Fixed Base Operation (FBO) services and also the positioning of a number of turbine powered aircraft that will be available for on-demand charter to support humanitarian service...

2011-06-28 00:00:31

Anthony Vodacek, a scientist specializing in remote sensing at Rochester Institute of Technology, is leading a two-year survey of the Lake Kivu system to collect scientific measurements for benchmarking hazards threatening the region's biodiversity. A $350,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation is supporting the multidisciplinary effort. (PRWEB) June 27, 2011 Mountain gorillas and freshwater cichlids in the western branch of the East African rift valley depend on the same fragile...

2011-06-23 08:00:00

NEW YORK, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Left without the legal protection of husbands after the ugly bloodletting of 1994, fifty women stood together in Rwanda to form AVEGA Agahozo, the Association of Widows of the Genocide, and 17 years later they are still helping one another and thousands of other survivors to get on with the business of living. For their work, the group will receive the 2011 Women's Rights Prize of The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation, a $500,000 unrestricted cash...

2011-06-16 06:53:00

KIGALI, Rwanda, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "There is an emerging dynamism on the African continent. Purposefulness and energy are the new face of Africa"- Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Ransford Smith Africa is at a defining period of development and the Commonwealth will play a role in sustaining and deepening the momentum, Deputy Secretary-General Ransford Smith said on 15 June 2011. Some 19 of the Commonwealth's 54 members are from Africa and a number...

2011-05-04 16:08:00

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ContourGlobal announced today that the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) has issued an investment guarantee supporting the company's $142 million KivuWatt project, an integrated methane gas extraction and production facility and associated 25 MW power plant located on Lake Kivu in Kibuye, Rwanda. The combined project will remove otherwise hazardous methane gas trapped in the waters of Lake Kivu, and process the gas to use...

2011-03-02 15:49:00

CHICAGO, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Through a joint proposal, Harold Washington College (HWC), one of the City Colleges of Chicago, and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology have brought a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence to Chicago to join an interdisciplinary team from the two institutions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101118/CCCLOGO) Vincent Sezibera, Ph.D., is the senior lecturer in the department of clinical psychology at the National University of Rwanda,...

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2011-02-07 13:36:19

Rwandan media reported on Monday that a mountain gorilla in northern Rwanda gave birth to twins, which is a rare occurrence for an endangered species with a population less than 800 individuals. "The twins, both of them males, were born Thursday of a mother gorilla called Kabatwa. They are doing well," Radio Rwanda reported, quoting information from the Rwandan Development Bureau. According to the pro-government daily New Times, only five previous instances of twins have been recorded in 40...

2011-02-04 11:24:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global Health Corps is expanding this year to support 70 emerging leaders in their 2011-2012 fellowship class. Applications for placements in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and the USA are now open at www.apply.ghcorps.org. GHC is seeking applicants with diverse skill-sets from areas that are often viewed as outside of the traditional health workforce--managers, communicators, architects, computer scientists, supply chain analysts and other...

2011-01-26 08:00:00

LINCOLN, Calif. and MAULDIN, S.C., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bi-Lo supermarkets in South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia now offer The Rogers Family Company's (www.rogersfamilyco.com) flagship Fairly Traded gourmet coffee brands, which help protect native rainforest, wildlife and improve the quality of life for farmers, workers and their families from Central America to Rwanda. The 207 Bi-Lo stores in these states carry 12-ounce pre-ground bags of the San Francisco...

2011-01-11 22:00:00

Hong Kong still tops Heritage/Wall Street Journal Index, but Singapore closes in; Rwanda earns "Most Improved" WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Though faced with continuing fiscal challenges, more countries embraced greater economic freedom than shied away from it last year, according to the latest Index of Economic Freedom, released today by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. The Index registered a widespread rebound for 2010, as the average score...


Latest Rwanda Reference Libraries

Mount Bisoke
2014-10-04 17:51:30

Mount Bisoke, also known as Visoke, is an active stratovolcano that is located on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its summit, which reaches an elevation of 12,175 feet, is located in Rwanda. This volcano is in the Virunga Mountains, which is part of the Albertine Rift, in the western section of the East African Rift. It is protected within Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Like all of the...

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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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