Following the 1994 genocide in Rwanda the country was written off in almost everything.
The surviving population was looking up to the new leaders not only for political leadership but also pulling the country out of the abyss it had fallen.
RPF seems not to have disappointed. It used the balance in its war kit to embark on the long journey of reconstructing the country with the creation of Crystal Venture as its development arm Dispatch’s Magnus Mazimpaka talked to the company’s Chairman NshutiMannaseh.
What is the value of Crystal Ventures at this moment?
The worth of a business is not a constant figure. It is based on cash flows, based on sales volumes and based on good will, but the company is worth around U$ 500 million.
There is conflicting knowledge about Crystal Ventures’ ownership and its investment philosophy. Some people relate it to RPF, some relate it to government, (...) Read more
On Sunday, NTV aired an exclusive story by John-Allan Namu, a story that in its entirety showed that indeed Felicien Kabuga, one of the men accused of masterminding the Rwandan genocide in which 800,000 people were killed, lives in Kenya. The report pointed at the extent people have gone to protect one of the worlds most wanted men who is believed to have been in Kenya for the last couple of years...a man whose presence the Kenyan government has categorically. Here are some of your comments on that story that places the Kenyan security forces in the limelight.
The people of Rwanda have been working tirelessly to put their country’s tumultuous past behind them, paving the way towards a more promising future where peace and stability are helping transform the country into one of Africa’s fastest growing economies.
Yet in this East African country —bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo - another tremendous shift has taken place: women are now at the forefront of national politics.
Unlike in the past, Rwanda’s women now have a voice, and it is being heard across the nation. The country now ranks number one in the world in terms of highest participation of women in Parliament, with more than fifty percent representation.
Empowering women by making them true partners in development projects has been the focus of UNDP’s work in the country, which aims to create opportunities for young people while promoting a culture of accountability, helping to build transparent institutions, and supporting peace consolidation.
Working through the Rwanda Women Parliamentary Forum, where female parliamentarians collaborate across party lines, UNDP has been training new female legislators on how the political process works. It is also working with the government to integrate gender dimensions into laws, policies, and budgets.
He has been on the run for more than 18 years, and for much of that period, Kenya has stood accused — rightly or wrongly remains the question that today, we shall confront.For more than seven months, NTV’s John - Allan Namu has been investigating claims that Kenya is harbouring Felicien Kabuga, a man wanted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) for his alleged role in the 1994 genocide, that claimed an estimated 800,000 lives. Our investigations were grueling as they were frustrating as they expectedly teetered on the brink of the very futility that has attended to all previous attempts to locate the whereabouts of Felicien Kabuga. But in the process, our investigative team led by John-Allan Namu came across several curious pieces of information and varied claims that suggest that the alleged presence of Felicien Kabuga is a question Kenya is yet to conclusively deal with.
African countries have been asked to commit substantial amounts of their budgets to finance hygiene and sanitation projects. Rwanda president Paul Kagame challenged his colleagues across the continent to stop relying on donor aid to fund this. He spoke as the Africasan three conferences came to a close.