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Stories about Rwanda

9 September 2011

Rwanda: Bloggers’ Reaction to Victoire Ingabire’s Trial

The trial of Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire resumed this week. Victoire, an outspoken critic of President Paul Kagame’s leadership, is accused of collaborating with terrorist organizations and forming an...

20 August 2011

Rwanda: Interacting With the Tweeting President

Global Voices Author Gershom Ndhlovu interacts with Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Twitter. Kagame’s Twitter exchange with netizens puts him far ahead of his contemporary African leaders.

22 May 2011

Technology for Transparency: Final Report

Technology for Transparency Network

The Technology for Transparency Network is proud to announce the release of its final report, "Global mapping of technology for transparency and accountability". The report is being published by the...

28 April 2011

Rwanda: Ask Rwandan President Questions on YouTube

On May 5, 2011 President Paul Kagame of Rwanda will be the first African leader to be interviewed on YouTube World View. World View is a series of monthly interviews...

24 April 2011

Examining Africa's Growth

While the African Development Bank announced three days ago that it will downgrade its forecast for growth in Africa as a result of the turmoil in various regions of the...

8 April 2011

Rwanda: Remembering the Rwandan Genocide

April 6, 2011, marked the beginning of the seventeenth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. It is a time to reflect on the unforgivable human errors that led to the despicable...

8 March 2011

Rwanda: Blogger Invites President Through Twitter

This is a story of how a Kenyan blogger based in Rwanda invited Rwandan President Paul Kagame through Twitter to visit kids at The Ibirunga Tennis Court in Musanze Town....

16 February 2011

Rwanda: Blogging From Inside Rwanda: A Conversation With Graham Holiday

Etienne Mashuli speaks with Graham Holliday, an award winning blogger, a freelance media trainer and foreign correspondent. Graham runs Kigali Wire, a news wire, photojournalism site and blog.

15 January 2011

Rwanda: Bloggers take on Stephen Kinzer

An article by Stephen Kinzer criticizing Human Rights Watch’s position on Rwanda was not well received in the blogosphere. In the piece, which appeared in the London’s Guardian, Kinzer laments...

10 August 2010

Rwanda: Bloggers Discuss Presidential Election 2010

Preliminary results released by the National Electoral Commission show that Paul Kagame has won Rwandan election by a landslide. What does Kagame's victory mean to Rwanda? Was the election free...

22 July 2010

Rwanda: Tension Before The Presidential Election, Except for Kagame

The incumbent President of Rwanda Paul Kagame has officially launched his campaign for another term in office. The electoral campaign which ends on august 9th, has been marred with challenges...

14 July 2010

Rwanda: Paul Kagame Supporters Turn to Power of Twitter, Facebook and Blogs

Supporters of President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, have turned to the power of Facebook, Twitter and blogs to help him win presidential election that will be held...

17 June 2010

Critical Election Year Across French Speaking Africa

2010 is a busy election year for francophone Africa but the political progress has been disappointing. Here is a review of how bloggers have reacted to the electoral proceedings so far:

21 May 2010

Egypt: No Longer Jewel of the Nile

Four of the seven upstream Nile Basin Initiative countries have decided to sign a new Nile deal. Despite strong Egyptian and Sudanese opposition, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia signed a...

15 May 2010

The Aid Transparency Movement

Technology for Transparency Network

The momentum of the aid transparency movement is palpable, but without greater coordination and aggregation, so much transparency will lead to more confusion than clarity. Raw data must be presented...

10 April 2010

16 Years Later, the Rwandan Genocide Remembered

On April 7th, Rwanda commemorated the 16th anniversary of the genocide that took the lives of as many as 800,000 people and traumatized a whole region to this day. The...

24 December 2009

Rwanda: Videos of volunteering

A series of videos uploaded by user kdarpa on youtube, featuring a group of volunteers and the people they met while they travelled to Rwanda and worked with local communities.

28 November 2009

One East African Musician beats all odds for a global fan base

Not many know her as Mwanaisha Abdalla but Nyota Ndogo (Kiswahili for Small Star), is a household name in East Africa. She has been collecting fans of her eclectic East...

22 April 2009

Rwanda: The unresolved FDLR issue

Last January the conflict in North Kivu shifted once again with the arrest of CNDP rebel group leader Laurent Nkunda in Rwanda and the entry of the Rwandan national army...

14 April 2009

Rwanda: Fifteen years after the genocide

Today marks the end of a week of national mourning in Rwanda to commemorate the 15 anniversary since the genocide which killed 800,000 people. On the 7th of April ceremonies...

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