Central Africa

Rwanda: Tour Du Rwanda 2020 – Kazakh Fedorov Soloes to Stage 1 Victory

[New Times] Yevgeniy Fedorov has won the opening stage of Tour du Rwanda 2020 following a stunning solo attack with 25km to the finish of the 114.4km ride.Read More

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Rwanda: Six Named for World Half Marathon

[New Times] The local athletics body (RAF) has named six runners to represent the country at the 2020 World Half Marathon Championships, due March 29 in Poland.Read More

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Rwanda: Tour Du Rwanda 2020 Gets Underway

[New Times] The 12th edition of the Tour du Rwanda, an international race since 2009, kicks off today, February 23 and will climax on Sunday, March 1.Read More

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Rwanda: Naomie Nishimwe Crowned Miss Rwanda 2020

[New Times] Naomie Nishimwe, a senior-six graduate who represented the City of Kigali in the preliminaries, emerged the topmost contender for the beauty pageant, taking over from Meghan Nimwiza, Miss Rwanda 2019.Read More

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Rwanda: Rwandan Riders Switch Focus to ‘Critical’ Stage 2

[New Times] Patrick Byukusenge, Ignite Benediction rider, is optimistic about Rwanda’s chances as Stage 2 takes the Tour du Rwanda 2020 to Southern Province, in Huye District on Monday.Read More

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Rwanda: Inside Rwanda’s Most Overcrowded School

[New Times] In July 2019, the World Bank reported that the Pupil-to-Classroom Ratio (PCR) in Rwanda in 2018 averaged 82 in public schools. Primary schools often exceeded 65 students and 100 students in extreme cases.Read More

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Rwanda: Gospel Singer Kizito Mihigo’s Death Likely a ‘Political Assassination’

[DW] Rwandan opposition leaders have denounced police claims that Kizito Mihigo committed suicide. The gospel singer had been detained after illegally trying to cross the border into Burundi last week.Read More

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Rwanda: You Are a Pillar of Resilience, First Lady Tells Genocide Widows

[New Times] First Lady Mrs. Jeannette Kagame on Sunday, February 23 told men and women that were widowed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi that their lives are an example of resilience to the future generations.Read More

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West Africa: Real & Urgent Issues Head Agenda for Sahel G5 Summit in Nouakcott

[Centre 4s] The G 5 Sahel and France Summit should be held in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on February 24. It should go to the actual issues and deal with the most urgent, in order to give hope to the Sahel populations. And probably also to their allies.Read More

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East Africa: Museveni Refutes Links With Rwandan Rebel Leader Nyamwasa

[Monitor] President Museveni has distanced Uganda from supporting exiled Rwandan dissident, Lt Gen Kayumba Nyamwasa, as alleged by Rwanda, but pledged to investigate the matter further.Read More

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