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18 Jan 2012 description


US Ambassador inaugurates project for vulnerable refugees in Gihembe

Surrounded by umbrellas and a thick fog, the United States’ Ambassador to Rwanda, Ambassador Donald Koran, made his way through Gihembe refugee camp on a cold December day. The familiarisation visit aimed at assessing the camp situation and to discuss achievements as well as challenges with various stakeholders.

26 Dec 2011 description
report Internews Network

To support the peace building and stabilization process in the Great Lakes Region, Internews Europe has produced a series of documentary films and news reports under its current Media for Reconciliation program.

15 Dec 2011 description

Kibuye, 15 December 2011 – For just one day, 18 students at the JRS school in western Rwanda were given an opportunity to forget they were living in a refugee camp and were transformed into astronauts on an exciting simulated mission through the Solar System, using the technologies that their western counterparts often take for granted.

Instead of holding class as usual in front of the blackboard, in early October the students took part in a Skype video conference call with the Challenger Learning Center (CLC) at Wheeling Jesuit University, in the US state of West Virginia.

28 Nov 2011 description

Si aucun effort n’est consenti sur le plan de l’intensification et de l’innovation à grande échelle dans le domaine de l’agriculture, le Burundi, le Rwanda et la RDC connaîtront à nouveau des années difficiles. Cet avertissement a été lancé par les participants à la conférence sur la recherche agricole organisée à Kigali (Rwanda) du 24 au 27 octobre 2011. À cette occasion, les possibilités en matière d’alimentation de la population africaine en pleine croissance ont été abordées.

16 Nov 2011 description

Les experts sollicitent des fonds et une intervention d’urgence pour protéger la cet aliment de base

16 novembre 2011, Nairobi/Rome - Une nouvelle variante de la maladie du manioc afflige de vastes zones d'Afrique de l'Est, en particulier la région des Grands Lacs, mettant à risque une source cruciale de nourriture et de revenus, selon la FAO.

16 Nov 2011 description

Experts urge funding, swift action to protect staple food crop

16 November 2011, Nairobi - A new variant of a cassava disease is affecting large parts of East Africa, especially in the area's Great Lakes Region, putting a crucial source of food and income at risk, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

FAO experts say Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD) is on the verge of becoming an epidemic, and have called for an urgent increase in funding, research, training, surveillance and other measures to help farmers and breeders.

28 Oct 2011 description

Bujumbura, 28 October 2011 – JRS has welcomed reports that the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has reversed cuts to the food rations for Congolese refugees as an important step towards the protection of basic human rights and the maintenance of public order in Kiziba and Gihembe camps.

In early October, the WFP reversed the 50 percent cuts to refugee rations introduced on the 1 September in response to funding shortages facing the UN agency.

07 Oct 2011 description
report UN News Service

7 October 2011 – The United Nations refugee agency and Rwanda today announced steps to speed up a solution for tens of thousands of Rwandan refugees, one of the lasting legacies of the genocide in which extremist Hutus killed some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in the African country in 1994.

16 Sep 2011 description
report IRIN

MUTOBO, 15 September 2011 (IRIN) - Mutobo is a half-way house between war and peace, where about 9,000 ex-combatants have been processed since 2001 as part of the reintegration of armed militia members from the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) into Rwandan society.

For the thousands who have returned, most of whom had not been home since the 1994 genocide, the journey by truck from the demobilization facility in the eastern DRC city of Goma to Mutobo, about 10km west of Ruhrengeri, is a novelty.

02 Sep 2011 description
report Radio Okapi

Soixante-onze réfugiés rwandais sont retournés chez eux le jeudi 1er septembre grâce à l’intervention du Haut Commissariat des Nations unies pour les refugies HCR/Bukavu. Ces volontaires au rapatriement sont venus de la Ruzizi , des territoires de Shabunda et de Kalehe au Sud-Kivu et de Masisi et Walikale dans le Nord-Kivu.

Selon la Commission nationale pour le réfugiés , vingt et un sujets rwandais identifiés comme « recycleurs » ont été remis à la Direction générale des migrations, DGM/Sud-Kivu, pour leur rapatriement.

19 Aug 2011 description

Rwanda, with a population of 11 million, is a constitutional republic dominated by a strong presidency. In August voters elected President Paul Kagame to a second seven-year term with 93.1 percent of the vote.

05 Aug 2011 description
report Radio Okapi

Le Haut commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR), en partenariat avec la Commission nationale pour les réfugies (CNR), a rapatrié jeudi 4 août trente-trois réfugiés rwandais.

La CNR précise que ces candidats volontaires au rapatriement sont venus des territoires de Walikale et de Masisi dans le Nord-Kivu et des territoires de Kalehe, Shabunda, Kabare dans la province du Sud-Kivu.

03 Mar 2011 description

Advance Unedited Version

Conseil des droits de l'homme

Seizième session

Point 10 de l'ordre du jour

Assistance technique et renforcement des capacités


Ce rapport est soumis en application de la résolution 13/22 du Conseil des droits de l'homme.

Les experts réitèrent leur profonde préoccupation au sujet de la situation des droits de l'homme dans le pays, qui ne se serait pas améliorée depuis leur rapport initial.

03 Mar 2011 description

Advance Unedited Version

Human Rights Council

Sixteenth session

Agenda item 10

Technical assistance and capacity-building


This report is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council Resolution 13/22.

28 Feb 2011 description
report Enough Project

Posted by Enough Team on Feb 28, 2011

This post by Jason Stearns originally appeared on his blog, Congo Siasa.

Bloomberg had an article this week suggesting that the U.S. legislation against conflict minerals could lead to a boycott of all mineral exports from the region. Smelters, mostly located in southeast Asia, are apparently telling their suppliers that as of April this year they will not be buying tin, tungsten or tantalum from anywhere in Great Lakes region that is not clearly tagged and traced.

10 Jan 2011 description


Erratic rains during the short-rainy season have affected the minor 2011A season crop

But an overall good harvest in 2010, especially maize, has improved food security conditions and lowered food import needs

Larger domestic supplies have contributed to lower staple food prices