Rwanda: From street kid to Paralympian
19 May 2019 | 7:14 am
Rwanda's legal framework outlines the rights of people with disabilities, but in everyday life, especially in rural areas, life as child with a disability is not easy. When Theogene Hakizimana became disabled at the age of 8, he dropped out of school and was forced to live on the streets. But his life soon changed.
1 May 2021
In 1994, Rwanda's ethnic Hutus massacred an estimated one million Tutsis. The country's younger generation is seeking to heal old divisions between the two ethnic groups, but this comes with its own set of challenges.
5 May 2021
Nigeria's representative at the inaugural Basketball African League, Rivers Hoopers have departed Nigeria for Rwanda on Monday in preparation for the tournament which begins from the 16th of May in Kigali Rwanda.
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
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.
5 Jun 2021
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.
Known as the burial place of Achilles, the barren Black Sea rock has become the site of fierce combat between Ukraine and Russia. Snake Island has strategic and symbolic importance dating to the Soviet era.
Mali's military junta has announced it will be exiting a multi-national military force tackling an insurgency in West Africa's Sahel region.
People in Germany consume an average eleven kilos of chocolate each per year. But few think about the conditions under which cocoa beans are farmed. Child labor has been a problem for decades. But why? And what can be done about it?
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New data shows China's economy cooled sharply in April, as many cities including Shanghai suffered Covid-19 lockdowns. Industrial output dropped nearly 3 percent compared to a year before, while retail sales slumped 11 percent. Meanwhile, global wheat prices jump after India announces a ban on exporting the grain due to damage from a heatwave. Finally, we see how tourists are returning to Barcelona. The development is good news for local businesses but could revive tensions over mass tourism.
A Russian war journalist's coverage borders on disinformation, and a video reveals abuse by the Koglweogo
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