#Rwanda

Savings Groups And Businesses Training Incomes - The Holy Grail Of Poverty Reduction

Pauline Ngari | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Pauline Ngari

Despite the fact that there are 10.5 million people in 70 countries in Savings Groups all over the world and a mountain of research data to match, the...

Beating Cervical Cancer In The Developing World - A Game-Changing Partnership To Create A 'New Normal' For Girls

Farah Ramzan Golant | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Farah Ramzan Golant

An audacious ambition requires a game-changing approach. Beating cervical cancer in the developing world is a huge undertaking and one that requires a fundamentally new way of approaching the problem - combining vital supply of vaccinations with demand for these vaccinations from the girls whose lives could be saved.

Rwanda's Creative Industries Policy takes Shape through the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

''It's really important to have creativity to solve challenges in society, especially following our troubled past. We have to be creative to find solu...

Ann's Rwanda Adventure 2016

Ann Dickinson | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK
Ann Dickinson

My word, it is hot. I am standing in small hair salon in the Bugesera region of Eastern Province, Rwanda with barber Aloys, his four children, his wife, my translator Ephron from CARE Rwanda and photographer Georgina Goodwin. It is, to say the least, a squash in this small building, no bigger than 8 square feet. Outside, the sun is beating down on the corrugated iron roof; inside, we are slowly cooking.

Ann's Rwanda Adventure 2016

Ann Dickinson | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK
Ann Dickinson

Good day from Rwanda. As I rose this morning, marvelling at the view of the hills and mist-filled valleys from my hotel, I thought how lucky I was to be here.

Ann's Rwanda Adventure 2016

Ann Dickinson | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK
Ann Dickinson

Several things strike you on arriving in Rwanda. First there is the heat, which hits you like a wall as you step off the plane. Once clear of the airport the next thing you notice is how clean the streets are. Plastic bags are illegal in Rwanda and it shows.

The African Child: Vibrant and Full of Potential

Tanya Barron | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK
Tanya Barron

Image: Plan International For a quarter of a century, 16th June has marked Day of the African Child. Back in 1991, many thought of the continent as p...

Returning From Rwanda

Martyn Day | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Politics
Martyn Day

No one in Rwanda spoke of the genocide of 1994. That was the first thing I noticed. President Paul Kagame has been the head of state since the genocide, and he has been instrumental in ushering in change. He's taken big steps to challenge ethnic division, transforming the country into one nation of Rwandans.

George Clooney Finds Fame 'Suffocating' But He's Using It To Underline A Global Problem

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK

George Clooney has explained that despite finding his fame "suffocating" at times, he believes it could give a voice to those who can't be heard. Spea...

Africa Is Not a Country

Liza Bel | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK
Liza Bel

Africa is monolithic to people on this side of the world only out of convenience, maybe fear, lack of information in mainstream media or our prevailing sloppy attitude to language. Only imagine that once we start breaking the continent into individual countries, it will open the flood gates of unknown knowledge that for some may be beautifully eye-opening and for others painfully petrifying.

Rwanda: Kagame Third Term - Popular Support but a Wary Ruling Party

Dr Phil Clark | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Phil Clark

On 8 October 2015, Rwanda's Supreme Court ruled that Paul Kagame could run for a third presidential term in 2017, dismissing the opposition Democratic...

Understanding African Time

Liza Bel | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liza Bel

Why time is such a sensitive issue is because it defines our awareness of space and others. As the world keeps shrinking in front of me, I feel like perception and use of time remain the few concepts resistant to globalisation. Time is where globalisation stops. It puts communication and adaptability of human species to test.

Raising Journalistic Standards: A Need for Ethical Integrity, Accuracy, and Humility at the BBC

Noam Schimmel | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Noam Schimmel

The Guardian recently reported on the BBC's rejection of formal complaints that it violated the BBC's editorial standards including a commitment to uphold truth and accuracy in its airing of 'Rwanda's Untold Story.'

Lean in, Rwanda Style

Pauline Ngari | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Pauline Ngari

I first met Marie Consolee last year during a moving visit to Rwanda. She had lost her husband, child and livelihood during the genocide but was rebuilding her life as a local farmer and respected member of her community.

I Don't Just Believe in British Social Justice - I Believe in Universal Social Justice

Will Martindale | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Politics
Will Martindale

Perhaps supporting international aid despite our problems at home says more about our values than anything else. I am proud British people chose to support international development in countries they may never have visited, for people they may have never met. I believe access to social justice should be determined not by nationality, but by need.

Searching For an Affordable Safari in Africa

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

One way to find yourself a cheap way of going on safari is to head to Africa in the quiet season and take advantage of deals that are being offered. Safari companies often offer last minute deals and ways of enticing people into off-season trips, so if you can be flexible it's a great way of not breaking the bank and still enjoying this incredible travel experience.

Leadership for Change - Lessons From Rwanda

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

I used to be sympathetic to senior business leaders who complained of the difficulty of changing the culture of their businesses to make them more inc...

Rwanda Starts Its Engine of Green Growth

Dr Rose Mukankomeje | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK
Dr Rose Mukankomeje

On Thursday, Rwanda's Prime Minister, Anastase Murekezi, launched the Fund for the Environment and Climate Change, modelled on a 'green bank' concept and designed to invest in projects that promote sustainability and tackle climate change. The fund is the first of its kind in Rwanda and the biggest in Africa and comes just weeks after the UN Climate Summit in New York...

How Sport Relief Cash Is Changing Lives In Rwanda

Caroline Flack | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Flack

Rwanda, the 'Land of a Thousand Hills' has luscious green peaks that stretch out as far as your eyes can see. But this beautiful scenery masks a terrible period in the country's history. In 1994, a brutal genocide tore Rwanda apart. Thousands of families were murdered, livelihoods were destroyed and many orphans were left to take care of their brothers and sisters. I recently travelled there to see how some of the money raised by Sport Relief and matched by the UK government is already hard at work, changing the lives of people who lost almost everything 20 years ago.

Peter Clarke: The Heart and Soul of a True Philanthropist

Liberty Forrest | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK
Liberty Forrest

It takes someone extraordinary to be a true philanthropist, someone who is deeply troubled by the suffering in the world and who dedicates a significant part of his life to easing it, someone with a vision of hope, a vision that will change millions of lives for the better. Peter Clarke is just such a man.

4 July - Freedom Not Just for America But for Rwanda as Well

Endeavour Press | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Politics
Endeavour Press

July 4th - America's day of independence and freedom. It was also the day twenty years ago that the genocide was brought to an end in Rwanda - not by foreign hand but by the remarkable military campaign of the rebel army led by Rwanda's current President, Paul Kagame...

Kagame: Quiet Soldier, Small State, Despotic Ambition

Daniel Brett | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Brett

Paul Kagame may be soft-spoken, but the Rwandan president looks determined to seek life-long rule, regardless of who is crushed under the weight of his ambition.

To Speak Plainly: Obstetric Fistula

Sarah Kessler | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK
Sarah Kessler

"It is absolutely devastating. When they get undressed for medical exams you will see they're wearing so many layers, plus plastic wrapped around them. The smell is so overwhelming some people can't go into the same room."

When 'Lady With the Lamp' Doesn't Even Begin to Cover It: Celebrating International Nurses' Day

Sarah Kessler | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK
Sarah Kessler

"Glasgow nurses," The Times columnist Melanie Reid recalls being told, "have hearts like swinging bricks." A hard substitute for a heartbeat - but in ...

The 65th Best Parliament in the World for Women

Billy Hill | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Politics
Billy Hill

In our global sports day, Britain isn't doing too well. 65th place doesn't exactly scream success. Even the most supportive parents would struggle to work-up a smile with that performance. As the case has been in Rwanda, the drive towards everyday equality of women has been propelled by the decisions and greater influence of women.