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22 Dec 2014 description

Context

By 2020 Rwanda aims to complete its transformation from a poor, post-conflict nation to a thriving, middle income, regional trade and investment hub. But Rwanda’s progress will stall without transformative changes that: create wealth and investment and invigorate the private sector, improve basic services, increase the accountability of the state to its people, and address potential causes of conflict and fragility, including regional instability.

18 Dec 2014 description

The Appeals Chamber of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, composed of Judge Theodor Meron, presiding, Judge Bakone Justice Moloto, Judge Christoph Flügge, Judge Burton Hall, and Judge Liu Daqun, delivered today its judgement on the appeal lodged by Augustin Ngirabatware.

17 Dec 2014 description
report Peace Direct

December 17 2014: Jean de Dieu Basabose, Peace Direct's Local Correspondent for Rwanda, looks at how small scale saving and loans associations are contributing to peace in Rwanda.

16 Dec 2014 description

Howard G Buffet pledges to help Congolese refugees repatriate currently living the country’s camps repatriate.

Buffett made the pledge on Monday December 15, 2014 at Gihembe Refugee Camp in Gicumbi District where he landed after an aerial visit to various refugee camps in the country.

Howard Buffet get out of plane as he visit Gihembe camp

“I have seen that they have some basic infrastructure like water and schools, but when people are not in their homes they do not feel comfortable,” Buffett said.

12 Dec 2014 description

P4P in Rwanda In Rwanda, P4P focuses on supporting the government’s efforts to boost agricultural production, on increasing the income of smallholder farmers and developing the agricultural market. In order to reduce post-harvest losses, P4P and partners support farmers’ cooperatives with training in post-harvest handling, equipment and storage facilities. Cooperatives also receive training to strengthen their marketing and institutional capacity, and in financial management to assist them to access finance.

11 Dec 2014 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11689

7332nd Meeting (AM)

When the Security Council established the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda 20 years ago, on the heels of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia the previous year, the landscape of international criminal law was altered forever, members heard today as they reviewed developments.

09 Dec 2014 description

Centers bring medical, social, legal services to survivors

Dec. 2014—Every year from Nov. 25 to Dec. 10, the world mobilizes through the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence campaign to bring attention to countries like Rwanda, where nearly 56 percent of women report experiencing physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.

01 Dec 2014 description

Refugees’ population constitutes a strong potency that should contribute to national development. “Minister Mukantabana Seraphine made the statement while launching the monthly community work commonly known as “ Umuganda” in refugees’ camps on Friday November 28, 2014.

The official launch of “ umuganda “ in refugees’ camps was held in Kiziba camp located in karongi District in the Western Province where thousands of refugees with local population planted trees on hills surrounding the camps

The activity also was attended by MIDIMAR and UNHCR authorities and staff.

29 Nov 2014 description

Beans are the most common staple commodities across all regions in Rwanda.
Maize, cassava, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes and bananas are also very important. Beans and Maize are cultivated generally in all districts of the Country, Irish potato mainly in Northern and Western parts of the Country and Banana in Eastern parts. Staple food prices are usually lower in January-February, after season A, and in July-August, following the season B harvest.
Prices are higher in October-November and May-June during the lean periods.

21 Nov 2014 description

Paris-Genève, le 21 novembre 2014 - L’Observatoire pour la protection des défenseurs des droits de l’Homme, programme conjoint de la FIDH et de l’OMCT, appelle à ce que la réunion extraordinaire de l’Assemblée Générale de la Ligue Rwandaise pour la Promotion et la Défense des Droits de l’Homme (LIPRODHOR), convoquée par les membres et prévue pour le 23 novembre 2014, se tienne de manière libre et conforme aux normes internationales des droits de l’Homme, en particulier s’agissant de la liberté de réunion et de la protection des défenseurs.

01 Nov 2014 description

Food security to improve in January with Season A harvests

KEY MESSAGES

  • Poor households in the Eastern Semi-Arid Agro-Pastoral Zone, Eastern Congo Nile Highland Subsistence Farming Zone, and Bugesera Cassava livelihood zones currently face Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity due to increased market dependence during the lean season, above-average food prices and below-average wages.

29 Oct 2014 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Planting of 2015A season crops almost finalized
  • Maize and beans prices continue to decline in main markets
  • Minimal levels of food insecurity in most areas of the country
14 Oct 2014 description

Popularly known as ‘the land of a thousand hills' – U Rwanda rw'imisozi igihumbi – Rwanda has a beautiful landscape made up of endless undulating hills and valleys stretching as far as the eye can see. The people who work the land are proud of its beauty. But the terrain poses a number of challenges to smallholder farmers – the most serious being soil erosion and land degradation.

06 Oct 2014 description
report UN Women

En six mois d’école pratique d’agriculture, plus de 350 agricultrices et agriculteurs ont suivi une formation sur la nutrition, les techniques agricoles modernes et ont pu développer des compétences commerciales tout en créant des coopératives et des groupements d’épargne.

Date : 01 October 2014

03 Oct 2014 description
report UN Women

Through Farmer Field Schools, more than 350 farmers have learned about nutrition, modern agricultural techniques and business skills while creating cooperatives and pooling savings.

Date : 01 October 2014

Kigali, Rwanda – On a sunny Tuesday in the Nyaruguru district of Rwanda’s South Province, 75 women and men gather in their best clothes to graduate from the UN Women-supported Farmer Field School programme. They are among 350 farmers who have undergone a six-month course to learn modern agricultural techniques for their wheat and Irish potato crops.

02 Oct 2014 description

The Spread of Cassava Brown Streak Disease threatens crops in Southern Province

KEY MESSAGES

  • Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD) has spread across at least 15,000 hectares of cassava in the Eastern Congo Nile Highland Subsistence Farming Zone. Kamonyi and Ruhango districts are the worst affected by CBSD which destroyed hundreds of hectares of crops in recent weeks.

01 Oct 2014 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year

29 Sep 2014 description

ICTR/INFO-9-2-759.EN
Sep 29, 2014

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda today delivered its judgement in three cases: Édouard Karemera and Matthieu Ngirumpatse; Ildéphonse Nizeyimana; and Callixte Nzabonimana. The judgements delivered by the Appeals Chamber today bring the total number of appeal judgements rendered by the Tribunal to 44, disposing of appeals concerning 55 persons. The remaining caseload of the ICTR Appeals Chamber consists of one case which concerns six persons.

26 Sep 2014 description

Depuis juillet 2014, des cadavres de personnes probablement exécutées ont été retrouvées dans le lac Rweru à la frontière du Rwanda et du Burundi. Nos organisations s’inquiètent de ces découvertes macabres et appellent les autorités rwandaises et burundaises à inviter une Commission internationale d’enquête indépendante à faire la lumière sur l’identité, l’origine et les circonstances dans lesquelles ces personnes ont été tuées.