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Xenophobia in Zambia: Why it won’t happen in East Africa

Most East Africans hadn’t realised that there are many Rwandans in Zambia, until last week, when mobs went on a looting rampage targeting Rwandan shopkeepers in the west of the capital, Lusaka. They were claiming that the shopkeepers were behind recent ritual killings in the city.

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Op-ed: Do Black and African lives matter on the international stage?

Twenty-two years ago, 800,000 Tutsis and many Hutus were brutally slaughtered by the Hutu army and extremists in Rwanda in only 100 days.

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Jean Philbert Nsengimana: Rwanda’s path to ICT innovation and transformation

Interview with Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICTs, H.E. Jean Philbert Nsengimana, has extensive experience in managing and developing award-winning ICT solutions, including in health and agriculture.

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DR Congo and Rwanda’s FDLR rebels: Why Tanzania could end up eating leftovers

THIS week could finally see the launch of a military offensive against the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) in the eastern DR Congo, after the rebel group failed to comply with a January 2 deadline to lay down their weapons and surrender or face military action and be forcefully disarmed.

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Mobile money now crosses borders in four East Africa countries

It will be a lot easier and cheaper to transfer money across four countries in East Africa on different telecommunication platforms following the adoption of  harmonised money transfer services.

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Cessation of Rwandan refugee status: Two years on

Twenty-one years after the genocide, and despite a rosy picture created internationally of a healing nation, many Rwandan refugees are reluctant to return home for fear of persecution by the current regime. After those living in Zambia lost their official refugees status, Kigali is pursuing forced repatriation or issuance of Rwandan passports. Neither of these options is safe for the affected persons.

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