Rwanda


Why The Western System Of COVID-19 Response Won’t Work In Africa

Confirmed Coronavirus cases have reached over 100,000 in Africa. According to the Africa Center of Regional Studies, the first case of COVID-19 in Africa was reported on February 15th, two months after the virus was initially identified in China. The spread of the pandemic in Africa has been relatively slow […]


COVID-19 And Natural Disasters: Severe Flooding In Kenya Kills Up To 300 And Prompts Health Scare

Severe flooding has caused devastation across several East African countries in recent weeks. Hundreds of thousands have been displaced in Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Rwanda and Ethiopia, with a probable death toll of around 300. Kenya has faced the brunt of the disaster, with the government reporting 237 deaths as of […]


To Boycott Or Not To Boycott?  Rwanda, DRC And Malawi Withdraw From WEF in South Africa

Much speculation has arisen surrounding the recent withdrawal of Rwanda, DRC and Malawi from the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF), which was launched on 4 September at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Reports have suggested that the decision to withdraw was in response to xenophobic attacks which have […]


Gender Inequities In The Global Coffee Supply Chain

Global coffee consumption is on the rise with trade statistics from the International Coffee Organization (ICO) indicating world coffee exports have grown from 9.13 million bags in 2016 to 10.9 million bags in 2019. In the recent decade, women’s role in the global coffee supply chain has gained traction as […]


Global Enterprise Experience And Social Entrepreneurship

Modern problems require modern solutions. Global Enterprise Experience provides a unique experience to university students to create a business proposal for a profitable company that solves a global solution. Teams of 8 work from all across the global facing challenges with communication, access and resources. Teaching entrepreneurship programmes like these […]


Transfer Of Rwandan Accused Murderers To Australia Shocks New Zealand Families

In 1999, eight tourists were brutally murdered in a violent attack involving machetes and axes while gorilla-watching in a Ugandan rainforest. The group included two New Zealanders, Michelle Strathern and Rhonda Avis, as well as two Americans and four others. Three Rwandan men belonging to the Hutu rebel group, the […]


Sahle-Work Zewde Sworn In As Ethiopia’s First Female President

On Thursday, October 25, the Ethiopian parliament unanimously elected Sahle-Work Zewde to become the first female president of the country and she was subsequently sworn in. While the position is largely ceremonial, having a woman as head of state signifies the progressive path Ethiopia is taking and provides young women […]


Push For Gender Parity In Ethiopia’s New Cabinet

On Tuesday October 16th, Abiy Ahmed, the reformist Prime Minister who rose to the post following the unexpected resignation of Hailemariam Desalegn, announced a new cabinet comprised of fifty percent women, according to the Washington Post. The announcement came at a meeting of the House of People’s Representatives- the Ethiopian […]


Rwanda Fights The Importation Of Used Clothes, And The U.S. Fights Back

Al Jazeera reports that earlier this year Rwanda was partially suspended from the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA). Essentially AGOA allows eligible African nations to export selected goods to the U.S. tax-free. The organization exists as an acknowledgement of the systemic inequalities that contribute to the global wealth disparities. In light […]


African Political Trends: The Rise In ‘Constitutional Coups’

Comoros president Azali Assoumani is the latest African president to use a constitutional reform to cling to power with an iron fist. The Comoros National Electoral Commission (CENI) announced on 31 July that an overwhelming majority of the country (92.74%) voted for government-backed constitutional reforms that will allow the president […]


Rwanda: Former Presidential Hopeful Diane Rwigara Goes On Trial

Diane Rwigara, a former Rwandan Presidential hopeful, has gone on trial for “inciting insurrection or trouble among the population.” Ms. Rwigara was arrested last year along with her mother. Four more people (who are currently outside the country) are also wanted for allegedly assisting her. The trial is the latest […]


Four Mass Graves Discovered With Victims Of The Rwandan Genocide In Kigali

On Sunday April 22nd, Rwandans woke up to the news that four mass graves were discovered containing thousands of victims of the Rwandan genocide. This discovery of these graves forces the country’s 11.92 million citizens to once again address one of the most horrific events on African soil. The Rwandan […]


The Commonwealth Of Nations: Gentleman’s Club Or People-Centered Club?

The 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) has finally closed its doors in the English city of London. It was declared open by Queen Elizabeth II, who called on the CHOGM members to religiously appoint her apparent heir, Charles, Prince of Wales, to succeed her in the largely ceremonial […]


Developing Supply Chain Solutions For The Developing World

The supply chain for medical supplies in the developing world has a uniquely challenging position. Everything from currency devaluation making it harder to purchase supplies to the lack of infrastructure for transporting them to where they are needed most, these drawbacks are often so systemic that they cannot be fixed […]