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Rwandans, Congolese Work Together in Wheelchair Transport Co-Op

Region: Rwanda

Topics: BusinessCulture

A collective providing transport via industrial-sized wheelchairs offers a low-cost alternative for those trading goods between Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. Owned by its disabled workers, it unites Rwandans and Congolese in a shared business venture.

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More Rwandans Enjoying Sites that Once Mainly Attracted Foreign Tourists

Region: Rwanda

Topics: CultureTravel

Tourism accounted for 11 percent of Rwanda’s GDP in 2016, but many Rwandans continue to see tourism as reserved for foreigners. A government program, which aims to boost domestic tourism by offering Rwandans and East Africans discounted admission to tourist sites, encourages citizens to explore the internationally renowned attractions in their own country — and it seems to be working.

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Featured Photo of a Rwandan Beach

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Featured Photo of a Rwandan Cabbage Farmer

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Featured Photo of a Rwandan Vegetable Seller

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Featured Photo of Bridge in Western Rwanda

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Rwandans Resist Cremation as Land Solution

Region: AfricaRwanda

Topics: BusinessCulturePolitics

Rwanda’s Parliament recognized cremation as a legally regulated form of interment in November 2012 at the request of Hindu residents. But no Rwandans have cremated their dead at the nation’s lone crematorium.

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Teenage Entrepreneur Bucks Trend Toward Domestic Work in Rwanda to Stay in School

Region: AfricaRwanda

Topics: BusinessCultureHuman Rights

A 16-year-old girl has become a national role model by staying in school in her village and contributing to her family with a local job.

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Rwanda’s First Female Professional Football Coach Defies Gender Stereotypes, Inspires Players

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Rwanda Changes School Language Again, Seeks to Preserve Culture, “Increase Brainpower”

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