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When Rwandan Mothers Work in DRC, Small Children Wait Alone at Border

Region: Rwanda

Topics: EducationHuman RightsPolitics

Rwandan children of all ages are left alone each day near the border crossing with Democratic Republic of Congo as their mothers peddle food and other goods there. The women say they have no other way to earn money, even though their work forces their children to fend for themselves during the day.

This article refers to a March 26th speech by Paul Kagame. The speech has been intentionally paraphrased, rather than quoted, to comply with Rwandan law that forbids the president's words to be used out of context.

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Bright Colors Mean Bright Future for Maker Of Hand-Dyed Fabrics in Western Rwanda

Region: Rwanda

Topics: BusinessEducation

A 30-year-old entrepreneur has created a successful business in her home, with a small number of employees, and she hopes to expand. Local clothing makers are encouraged to increase production, since imported secondhand clothes will soon be banned.

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Alone at the Border No More: New Day Care Centers Watch Over Children of Rwandan Traders

Region: Rwanda

Topics: Education

Children who used to be left in the care of other children — or no one at all — are now watched and fed by trained caregivers.

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Featured Photo of a Rwandan Toy Maker

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Rwanda Pushes to Move Children, Youth from Orphanages to Foster Family Homes

Region: AfricaRwanda

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

A Rwandan government initiative, which aims to close orphanages and move children into foster family homes, came after growing evidence showed that children in these institutions are vulnerable to abuse and neglect. Many Rwandans have embraced the children, who are now thriving in their new homes.

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Rwandan Officials Investigate Reported Rise in Teen Pregnancy, Peg Free Education as Culprit and Solution

Region: Rwanda

Topics: EducationHuman RightsReproductive Rights

Rwanda’s Gender Monitoring Office is investigating reports by school administrators of a rise in pregnancies among their students, causing them to drop out.

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Distinguished Businessman Changes Community Perception of Blindness in Rwanda

Region: Rwanda

Topics: BusinessEducation

After being the first blind person to attend his university, James Ndahiro has gone on to become an important figure in Rwandan finance and regional government.

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Young Inventor Asks for Greater Investment in Science Education in Rwanda

Region: Rwanda

Topics: Education

One young man in Kigali has used ordinary objects to build microscopes and other instruments. But he requests more resources to be able to attend university and to pursue future inventions.

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Rwanda Trains Mediators to Break Silence on Gender-Based Violence

Region: AfricaRwanda

Topics: EducationHealthHuman Rights

Government initiatives are driving a cultural shift away from accepting gender-based violence against women.

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As Armed Groups Declare Cease-Fire, Young Congolese Refugees in Rwanda Focus on Education

Region: Rwanda

Topics: EducationPolitics

Leaders of the M23 armed group declared a unilateral cease-fire yesterday during peace talks held in Uganda. Meanwhile, young refugees in Rwanda say they don’t plan to return to their country.

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