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30 Apr 2016 description
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Relatively mild lean season in Rwanda due to surplus stocks

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25 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees and build national capacity to design and manage home-grown hunger solutions.

  • Sufficient resources are needed to feed the growing number of refugees in camps and to treat and prevent malnutrition among children, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

  • School feeding in camps and in food insecure districts ensures children getting meals, maintains attendance and reduces dropouts.

15 Apr 2016 description

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | Friday 4/15/2016 - 15:17 GMT

A Rwandan court on Friday sentenced former politician Leon Mugesera to life in prison for inciting the 1994 genocide.

Judge Antoine Muhima said Mugesera had taken part in "public incitement to commit genocide" as well as inciting torture and ethnic hatred, though he was found not guilty of planning and conspiracy to commit genocide.

15 Apr 2016 description

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | vendredi 15/04/2016 - 15:46 GMT

Le Rwandais Léon Mugesera, un ancien responsable du parti du président assassiné Juvénal Habyarimana, qui avait été extradé par le Canada en 2012, a été condamné vendredi à Kigali à la réclusion à perpétuité pour incitation au génocide des Tutsi en 1994.

08 Apr 2016 description
report UN News Service

7 avril 2016 – A l'occasion de la Journée internationale de réflexion sur le génocide au Rwanda en 1994, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a réaffirmé jeudi la détermination de l'Organisation à empêcher que de telles atrocités ne se reproduisent, où que ce soit dans le monde.

En 1994, plus de 800.000 personnes – en grande majorité des Tutsis, mais aussi des Hutus modérés, des Twa et d'autres – ont été systématiquement assassinées dans tout le Rwanda.

07 Apr 2016 description
report UN News Service

7 April 2016 – On the 22nd anniversary of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the role hate speech plays in inciting division and violence, and urged the international community to “fight genocide ideology.”

07 Apr 2016 description
report EastAfrican

By Johnson Kanamugire

The Rwandan weatherman has warned that heavy rainfalls are expected to continue especially in the southern, northern and western regions of the country.

Already some residents in disaster-prone areas are paying the price of the heavy rains that have intensified this month causing deaths and damage of property.

“A strong El Niño is present now and is weakening to neutral condition,” Rwanda’s Meteorology Agency said in its forecast adding that the months of May to July may experience decreased rainfall.

06 Apr 2016 description

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Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message on the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda, observed on 7 April:

In 1994, more than 800,000 people were systematically murdered throughout Rwanda. The vast majority were Tutsi, but moderate Hutu, Twa and others were also targeted. On this Day, we remember all who perished in the genocide and renew our resolve to prevent such atrocities from ever being repeated, anywhere in the world.

05 Apr 2016 description

KIGALI – A new study conducted by the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and the World Food Programme (WFP) indicates that rates of chronic malnutrition in Rwanda have fallen significantly in the last three years, but still remain stubbornly high, especially in rural areas.

04 Apr 2016 description

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | lundi 04/04/2016 - 15:00 GMT

Le génocidaire rwandais présumé Ladislas Ntaganzwa, arrêté en décembre en RDC puis transféré en mars au Rwanda, a comparu pour la première fois lundi devant un juge à Kigali, s'abstenant de plaider coupable ou non des crimes qui lui sont imputés.