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2009-09-21 23:01:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Management Sciences for Health (MSH) today reported that the first year of its four-year $12.5 million CGI Commitment to Action to introduce and expand Performance-Based Financing (PBF) has resulted in dramatically improved quality and delivery of health services for millions of people in Rwanda and Haiti. PBF empowers health managers to allocate resources in a way that rewards meeting health goals. By improving financial management capacity...

2009-09-15 07:51:46

Northern Rwandan inhabitants infected with more than two species of parasitic worm are more likely to be underweight than those with just one or with no infection, according to new research published September 15 in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. The researchers, from the Rwanda Access Project, Imperial College London, and Columbia University, say this highlights the value of regular deworming for children. Parasitic worm infections "“ often with more than two...

2009-08-02 12:54:13

Investments in Africa are drying up because global economic woes have hit the continent hard, economists say. In one example, plans announced last year by Dubai World to invest $230 million in Rwandan tourism have been scaled back to include only two of eight proposed projects, with a luxury hotel in Kigali hotel and an ecolodge in Akagera among the portions being dropped, The New York Times reported Sunday. The scaling back of foreign investments like Dubai World certainly impacts the things...

2009-07-24 13:45:00

Thousands respond to the world evangelist's proclamation of the Good News after a far-reaching Season of Service blesses entire city KIGALI, Rwanda, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen years after the 1994 genocide that killed an estimated 1 million people in 100 days, the people of Rwanda continue the hard work of healing and restoration, laying the groundwork for a strong future. Through Kigali Festival with Andrew Palau on July 17-18, and the festival's preceding Season of...

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2009-06-22 05:20:00

Eighteen baby mountain gorillas have been "baptized" at an annual event in Rwanda to signify the seriousness of the endangerment of the species.  However, the baby gorillas were not physically at the event, which was held at a national park where the primates live. There were 18 masked people that represented the gorillas at the event, which included songs and dances and was attended by senior government officials like Prime Minister Bernard Makuza. Monique Nsanzabaganwa, a Tourism...

2009-06-08 11:51:00

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Shares Lessons Learned Serving Orphans from the Holocaust in Israel NEW YORK, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "I feel like it's a miracle to come to the Village to live, because I was in a bad life. I don't have parents. I don't have a family. I was a street child living on the streets. Now I have hope for my life," said Marcel, whose mother, father, brothers and sister were all killed. Marcel is one of the 1.2 million children orphaned by...

2009-06-02 16:16:00

RUHENGERI, Rwanda, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson announced today that it is initiating a partnership with a U.S. Agency for International Development-funded project starting this June to benefit thousands of Rwanda pyrethrum farmers by helping them enhance the collection, drying and transportation of higher-quality pyrethrum flowers. The 28-month long project endeavors to enable farmers to increase their families' income through enhanced production, as well as result in an increased...

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...


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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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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.