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Crossing Divides: 'The football photos that saved my life'

A Tutsi on the verge of being killed by Hutu extremists in 1994 recalls how his life was saved as those who had come to kill him realised he played for one of Rwanda’s top clubs.
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A goalkeeper who survived the 1994 Rwanda genocide is using football to unite the country.

A Tutsi on the verge of being killed by Hutu extremists in 1994 recalls how his life was saved as those who had come to kill him realised he played for one of Rwanda’s top clubs.
Tags: News, Rwanda, Hutu

Rwandan gospel singer and critic of president dies in police cell

Official account of Kizito Mihigo’s death in custody likely to be met with scepticismA popular Rwandan gospel singer who was found guilty in 2015 of conspiracy to murder or harm President Paul Kagame has been found dead in a police cell in the country’s capital, the authorities have said.Kizito Mihigo killed himself in Kigali on Monday, a police statement said. The 38-year-old was an ethnic Tutsi survivor of the 1994 genocide in which more than 800,000 Tutsi died as well as moderate Hutus who tr...
Tags: Music, Africa, World news, Culture, Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Kigali, Tutsi, Kizito Mihigo

Rwandan dissident singer found dead in custody: police

Kizito Mihigo, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide whose songs angered the government of strongman President Paul Kagame, was found dead in a police cell in the capital Kigali around 5am (0200 GMT). Mihigo, who was sentenced to 10 years' jail in 2015 for conspiracy against the government but later released on pardon, was captured trying to cross the border in Rwanda's south. Police spokesperson John Bosco Kabera said he was visited by family members and his lawyer during his detention.
Tags: News, Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Kigali, Kizito Mihigo, John Bosco Kabera

Aqua Rwanda – The First Perfume Made in Sub-Saharan Africa

On the first of August, 2018, the Rwanda based perfume brand AQUA RWANDA was launched in Kigali. The brand presented their eponymous unisex fragrances in two editions; a Perfume Intense and an Eau de Toilette. A month later, the fragrances were offered for purchase in the Duty Free section onboard RwandAir aircrafts and they quickly became the best-seller amongst all fragrances and perfumes. The f... Read full article: Aqua Rwanda – The First Perfume Made in Sub-Saharan Africa from Fragrantica ...
Tags: Fashion, Rwanda, Kigali, Sub Saharan Africa, Fragrantica Perfumes, Eau de Toilette

Four endangered mountain gorillas killed by lightning

Three female mountain gorillas -- one pregnant -- and one male infant were killed by lightning in Uganda's Mgahinga National Park. With just 1,000 or so left in the world, their deaths is a "big loss for the species," according to the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration that works to conserve wildlife in the region. From the BBC News: The four that died were part of a 17-member group, which has been called the Hirwa family by the authorities. "The potential of the three female...
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#Qatar Airways to Buy Rwandair Stake to Gain African Foothold - Bloomberg

Qatar Airways to Buy Rwandair Stake to Gain African Foothold - Bloomberg:Qatar Airways plans to purchase a 49% stake in Rwanda’s national carrier, stepping up its presence in the market weeks after taking a majority holding in the African country’s new airport.The Gulf airline is investing in Rwandair after identifying Africa as a market with significant potential, Akbar Al Baker, its chief executive officer, said in a briefing at the CAPA Qatar Aviation conference on Wednesday. The holding bein...
Tags: Travel, Africa, Rwanda, Gulf, Qatar Airways, Kigali, Akbar Al Baker, RwandAir, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, al Baker, Foothold Bloomberg, CAPA Qatar Aviation, Bugesera International Airport

Robot nutrition, AI drug discovery, and neuro-rehabilitation: 11 of the most exciting healthcare startups in Europe

The European digital health industry is booming. $3.6 billion was invested in health-related tech firms in Europe between January and September 2019, according to an Atomico study – a six-fold increase in the whole of 2015. Startups in the sector provide a menagerie of cutting-edge services and products: from VR-based therapy to robot chefs. Here, Business Insider takes a look at 11 of the most exciting health-related tech startups in Europe. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories....
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5 unique boutique safari lodges in Africa

The ever growing safari market makes it difficult to find those hidden gems which are low key, intimate, yet tick all the boxes a discerning safari enthusiast is looking for. As a result, some of the big names in the industry have created what I would call boutique safari lodges which are the perfect answer […] The post 5 unique boutique safari lodges in Africa appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Camping, Hotels, Africa, Accommodation, South Africa, Tanzania, Resorts, Namibia, Rwanda, Botswana, Regions

Solo female travel beyond safety

In 1980 , after graduating from New England College, which, at the time, had a sister campus in Arundel, England, my mom traveled across Europe, Morocco, and Israel alone. Born in Germany and raised primarily in Pennsylvania, she was no stranger to international travel. Transatlantic family reunions were common. She’d chosen to pursue her studies abroad, and two years prior to her months-long solo excursion, she’d been questioned at the Muscat airport for traveling independently to visit a col...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Japan, Indonesia, China, Germany, India, Israel, Uganda, Thailand, Beijing, Pennsylvania, United States, Pakistan, Morocco, Paris

Banana dishes from Uganda

Uganda might be famed as the last frontier of mountain gorillas, along with neighboring Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo, but what you might not know about this country is that it is also home to a complex cuisine. When it comes to breakfast, lunch, and dinner, bananas reign supreme. Whether you’re hankering for a roadside snack on the bustling streets of Kampala or enjoying dinner at a high-end restaurant overlooking the skyline, or even sharing a meal at a local household, you’re sur...
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Starz App February 2020 Movies and TV Titles Announced

Starz App February 2020 movies and TV titles announced The full list of February 2020 movies and TV titles that will be available for streaming on the Starz App has been released, which you can now view below along with the titles that are set to leave from the streaming service next month. This includes the arrival of the newest seasons of Starz‘s Golden Globe-nominated drama series Outlander and the six-episode documentary series Wrong Man. In celebration of Black History Month, this Febru...
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Tensions loom over the Great Lakes region

President Félix Tshisekedi should abandon plans to invite neighbouring militaries into the eastern DRC
Tags: Uganda, Article, Yoweri Museveni, Great Lakes, Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Paul Kagame, Kigali, Bujumbura, Kale Kayihura, Great Lakes Region, Laurent Nkunda, Kisangani, Felix Tshisekedi, Congrès National pour la Défense du Peuple

5 of the world’s most overlooked animals

One of the most enticing things about travelling abroad is the chance to see the fascinating and unusual creatures of the world. There are many iconic wildlife experiences, whether it be looking at lions laze in the grasses of South Africa, meeting mountain gorillas in the dense jungles of Rwanda and Uganda or watching wildebeest […] The post 5 of the world’s most overlooked animals appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Indonesia, Mexico, Africa, Uganda, Colombia, South Africa, Malaysia, Paraguay, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Argentina, Peru, Kenya, Venezuela

Eco-friendly trips to take in 2020

As 2019 came to a close, we wrote that some travel can actually be good for the planet. When we travel to natural habitats, we show locals, businesses, and policy-makers that there’s value in preserving these places. Tourism provides local communities with a viable economic alternative to selling for extraction and development. Visitors fuel jobs, giving a tangible, real-time value to natural resources. But where should you go? We talked to experts around the world and got their top picks on...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Asia, Europe, Ukraine, Thailand, Unesco, Canada, Serbia, West Africa, Brazil, Slovenia, Romania, Peru, South America, Tanzania

Six Accor Live Limitless Programme Members To Unveil Paris Saint-Germain's New Shirt

Six members of the ALL, Accor Live Limitless, program, the daily lifestyle companion that brings together all the benefits, services and experiences offered by the Accor universe, have been chosen to reveal the new Paris Saint-Germain jersey. Hailing from France, Guadeloupe, Japan, Brazil, Canada and Rwanda, these passionate fans embody Paris Saint-Germain's growing popularity around the world.
Tags: Travel, France, Accor, Rwanda, Paris Saint Germain, Unveil Paris Saint Germain, Guadeloupe Japan Brazil Canada

'Food prices shot up': floods spark a scramble for survival in east Africa

From Somalia to South Sudan, torrential rains have devastated crops and made roads impassable, sending the cost of food soaringBefore the floods hit her village, crumpling buildings, ripping out pathways and submerging swathes of land, Nurto Mohamed Hassan could buy a kilogram of rice for the equivalent of about 70p.Now the cost is more than £1. This may not seem a lot in isolation but, for people with little money and families to feed, it is a significant rise. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, Uganda, Global development, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, Food Security, Rwanda, Nurto Mohamed Hassan

Rwanda maintains good score in new graft index - The New Times

Rwanda maintains good score in new graft index   The New Times
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African fintech firm Flutterwave raises $35M, partners with Worldpay

San Francisco and Lagos-based fintech startup Flutterwave has raised a $35 million Series B round and announced a partnership with Worldpay FIS for payments in Africa. With the funding, Flutterwave will invest in technology and business development to grow market share in existing operating countries, CEO Olugbenga Agboola — aka GB — told TechCrunch. The company will also expand capabilities to offer more services around its payment products. More than payments “We don’t just want to be a p...
Tags: Europe, China, Nigeria, Africa, San Francisco, Tech, Netflix, Alibaba, Kenya, Alipay, Fintech, Ghana, Fis, Greycroft, Rwanda, Lagos

Luxury travel: 50 wealthy tourists, eight countries ... and one giant carbon footprint

Despite the climate crisis, ‘no emission spared’ round-the-world holidays in private jets are selling outForget cruises. The super-rich have found a new way to see the world in the luxurious style of an ocean liner but taking a fraction of the time: private jet round-the-world tours.This week, 50 members of the wealthy elite will board a privately chartered Boeing 757 to begin a 24-day guided tour of the globe, taking in Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, the Galápagos islands and mountain gori...
Tags: Business, Environment, Travel & leisure, World news, Air transport, Travel and transport, Rio De Janeiro, Boeing, Rwanda, Galapagos, Copacabana

Your wildlife bucket list for 2020

If there is ever a time for contemplating what to do throughout the year, then there is no better time than the start of a new decade. With concerns about wildlife stability and the ever-growing concern of climate change, it seems that the next decade will be pivotal for everyone. One of the concerns is […] The post Your wildlife bucket list for 2020 appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Africa, Uganda, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Adventure Travel, Rwanda, Botswana, Regions, Speciality Travel

Norway opens its doors to 600 people evacuated from Libya to Rwanda

Refugees and asylum seekers who found respite in Rwanda camp after escaping conflict in Libya will be resettled in NorwayHundreds of refugees and asylum seekers evacuated from Libyan detention centres to a transit camp in Rwanda are to be resettled this year in Norway, according to Rwanda’s foreign minister.Speaking at a news conference in Kigali on Wednesday, Rwanda’s foreign minister Vincent Biruta said the African nation was currently hosting more than 300 refugees and asylum seekers at the G...
Tags: World news, Refugees, Global development, Eritrea, Libya, Norway, Migration And Development, Rwanda, Kigali, Gashora, Somalia Sudan, Vincent Biruta, CGTN Africa Continue

Britons reach Africans’ annual carbon emissions in just two weeks

Research for Oxfam shows inequality between footprints of people in UK and in countries including Rwanda, Ethiopia and MalawiThe average British person will have emitted more carbon dioxide in the first two weeks of this year than a citizen of any one of seven African nations does in an entire year.This is the key finding of an Oxfam project, published on Sunday, which discovered that someone in the UK will take just five days to emit the same carbon as someone in Rwanda does in a year. Continue...
Tags: UK, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, World news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Ethical and green living, Oxfam, Carbon footprints, Rwanda, Rwanda Ethiopia

Most popular last name around world

If everyone in America named Smith formed their own state, it would be the 35th most populous state in America. Let that sink in. And while our country and a number of other English-speaking nations have an abundance of Smiths, every country in the world has its own ubiquitous name, where it seems like you’re never in a class, workplace, or on any list without 10 other people having the same name. To find that name in every country in the world, NetCredit took a look at data from
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2019 Africa Roundup: Jumia IPOs, China goes digital, Nigeria becomes fintech capital

2019 brought more global attention to Africa’s tech scene than perhaps any previous year. A high profile IPO, visits by both Jacks (Ma and Dorsey), and big Chinese startup investment energized that. The last 12 months served as a grande finale to 10 years that saw triple digit increases in startup formation and VC on the continent. Here’s an overview of the 2019 market events that captured attention and capped off a decade of rapid growth in African tech. IPOs The story of the year is the of...
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How the Widow of a Bali Bombing Victim and the Bomber’s Brother Became Friends and Sought Peace

(TENGGULUN, Indonesia) — The young Balinese widow stared across the courthouse at the man who had murdered her husband and 201 others, and longed to see him suffer. Ever since that horrible night, when she realized amid the blackened body parts and smoldering debris that the father of her two little boys was dead, Ni Luh Erniati’s rage at the men behind the bombing had remained locked deep inside. But now, it came roaring out. She tried to scramble over a table blocking her path to hit Amro...
Tags: News, Bali, Indonesia, Uncategorized, South Africa, Philippines, Terrorism, Marriott, Associated Press, Ira, Jakarta, Eta, Rwanda, Bali Indonesia, Boon, Niniek Karmini

Rwanda's grand vision for future leaves poor on the curb

Slum dwellers in Kigali are accusing city authorities of razing their homes without paying compensation, stirring anger among poorer Rwandans who feel marginalised by a government-led push to modernise the capital. This month, the first of thousands of homes slated for demolition in Kigali's unplanned settlements were bulldozed, sparking protests from owners and tenants told to move on. City authorities say the homes were built illegally on wetlands, or areas deemed at risk from landslides and...
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Rwanda accuses a pastor's daughter of treason and espionage. Her family says the charges are fabricated

Jackie Umuhoza was coming out of a beauty salon in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, in late November when she was grabbed by five men and bundled into a van, her family says.
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Pastor's daughter accused of treason. Her family says charges are fabricated

Jackie Umuhoza was coming out of a beauty salon in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, in late November when she was grabbed by five men and bundled into a van, her family says.
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How to travel sustainably

Earlier this month , climate activist Greta Thunberg became TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year, and we applaud her well-deserved award. At 16 years of age, Thunberg has communicated the urgency of our climate crisis more effectively than nearly anyone else on the planet. Months earlier, Thunberg had sailed across the Atlantic to deliver a speech to the UN, rather than release heat-trapping carbon into the atmosphere by flying there. She has drawn attention to the environmental impact of air trave...
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