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Battling Ebola at DRC-Rwanda Border

Region: Rwanda

Topics: Health

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Bans in Wake of Avian Flu Outbreaks Pummel African Poultry Industries

Region: Rwanda

Topics: BusinessHealth

Following an outbreak of bird flu, many African nations have instituted bans on poultry products from neighboring countries. For months, poultry breeders and merchants have been losing revenue. South Africa, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Nigeria have all had confirmed but limited outbreaks of the disease.

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Construction of New Health Center Helps Community with Employment, Access to Health Care

Region: Rwanda

Topics: Health

A new health center under construction in Rugerero, Rwanda, brings hope to the community. Without the health center, residents often walk hours for health care. In addition to giving residents a local health center, the construction of the facility has brought jobs to an area where unemployment is also a concern.

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Some Rwandans Left Behind, as Eco-Friendly Initiatives Lead to Rise in Energy Costs

Region: Rwanda

Topics: EnvironmentHealth

Around the world, countries are promoting eco-friendly initiatives to reduce carbon emissions and reform fuel consumption – and Rwanda is no exception. But as the country’s reforestation efforts push up the price of traditional wood energy sources, some Rwandans are left wondering where they’ll get the fuel to cook their next meals.

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In Rwanda, New Idealization of Thinness Coincides With Rise in Eating Disorders, Educators Say

Region: AfricaRwanda

Topics: HealthHuman Rights

In a nation that once honored rounder women, girls are starving themselves to meet a Western standard of beauty.

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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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Religion, Confusion on Rwanda’s New Abortion Law Drive Debate

Region: Rwanda

Topics: HealthHuman RightsPoliticsReligion

A revised penal code decriminalizing abortion under certain circumstances has met opposition from the community.

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Rwanda, Global Partners Advance Cancer Care

Region: AfricaRwanda

Topics: Health

The government of Rwanda is partnering with international organizations to increase cancer research and care in Rwanda.

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Clefts Remain Common Birth Defect, NGO Fixes 250 in Rwanda

Region: AfricaRwanda

Topics: Health

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Common Housing Structure To Be Razed in Favor of Modern Villages in Rwandan District

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