Mobile power to bring Rwanda’s remote regions into the future
29 November 2020 | 6:55 am
In Rwanda, 60% of the population have a mobile phone - but only 22% have electricity. Mobile kiosks now offer not only solar power but also internet access, even in the most remote corners of the country.
18 May 2021
In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24 and RFI during a visit to Paris on Monday, Rwandan President Paul Kagame hailed as "a big step forward" a report by French historians released in April that concluded France had an "overwhelming" responsibility for the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. The Rwandan leader added that Kigali and Paris now have a chance to move forward.
27 May 2021
NordLink is one of the world's longest subsea cables. It will connect the energy grids of Norway and Germany, with a test run already completed successfully. It will provide some 3.6 million households with green power.
27 May 2021
As the French president visits Rwanda, left-wing daily Libération warns that there will be "recognition" but "no repentance" for France's role in the 1994 genocide. British papers react to bombshell testimony from the PM's former adviser on the government's "disastrous" Covid-19 response. Plus, tennis star Naomi Osaka speaks out against press conferences, and research shows that monkeys adapt their "accents" when talking to monkeys of other species.
28 May 2021
In a significant step forward for relations between France and Rwanda, Emmanuel Macron recognises a damning responsibility on the part of France in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Also, in Mali, the interim president and the PM have been released three days after they were detained and stripped of their powers in what appears to be the country's second coup d'état in nine months. And in DR Congo, the city of Goma is being evacuated over fears of volcanic activity at nearby Mount Nyiragongo.
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When Nyiragongo volcano erupted, residents of Goma in DR Congo were evacuated by authorities and many fled to Rwanda where they now live in a shelter in a camp set up by the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR).
4 Jun 2021
In tonight's edition: the Nyiragongo volcano in DR Congo has been spewing ash for almost a fortnight, forcing hundreds of thousands to flee the city of Goma. Also, Mali has been suspended from the African Union after a second coup in nine months. The bloc is also threatening sanctions if a civilian-led government is not restored in Bamako. And French Prime Minister Jean Castex has begun a two-day visit to Tunisia. Talks will focus on the economy, security issues and migration.
17 Jul 2021
Rwanda deployed a joint force of army and police to Mozambique's troubled northern province of Cabo Delgado to help fight Islamic State-linked militants. Not everyone is happy about Kigali's move.
24 Jul 2021
In 1994, Rwanda plunged into a murderous frenzy. In just three months, more than 800,000 Rwandans, mostly from the Tutsi minority, were massacred by members of the Hutu majority. Some Hutus risked their lives to help Tutsis and most were executed because of it. But others lived to tell the tale. Who are these heroes? Why did they make this choice? How did they do it? In this documentary, we meet the men and women who showed humanity during the darkest hours of the genocide.
30 Jul 2021
Bat species in Rwanda are being threatened due to the loss of habitats – now a conservation organization is getting local communities onboard by raising awareness over the vital role bats play in the ecosystem.
28 Aug 2021
In Rwanda, famers can now rent mobile drying devices for crops like rice, maize or beans instead of turning to the sun or diesel-powered fans. The units run on biowaste or solar power and are nearly CO2 neutral.
23 Aug 2021
Rwandan forces have driven out Islamist militants in Mozambique's gas-rich Cabo Delgado province. Their success underlines the failure of Mozambique's army, but some observers want Rwanda to state when they will leave.
18 Sep 2021
In the first half of 2021, coal shot up as the biggest contributor to Germany's electric grid, while wind power dropped to its lowest level since 2018. Officials say the weather is partly to blame.
A Gambian man accused of belonging to a death squad appeared in court in Germany on Monday facing charges of crimes against humanity. The suspect is also accused of murder and attempted murder as part of a group that assassinated opponents of dictator Yahya Jammeh.
Mohammed Yasin Malik told the court that the charges of terrorism against him were "concocted, fabricated and politically motivated."
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