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I am pleased to welcome you onboard this flight and to the last edition of Inzozi Magazine for 2019. As we approach the end of the year, I would like to thank you for flying with RwandAir. Your loyalty and support have greatly contributed to our growth.

Je suis heureuse de vous accueillir à bord de ce vol et à la dernière édition du magazine Inzozi pour 2019. Alors que l’année tire à sa fin, je tiens à vous remercier d’avoir voyagé avec RwandAir. Votre fidélité et votre soutien ont grandement contribué à notre croissance.

Looking back, 2019 was a successful year as we launched three new destinations: Kinshasa, Guangzhou and Tel Aviv. These new routes have been performing very well giving us the confidence to continue expanding our network in order to serve you better.

En rétrospective, 2019 a été une année couronnée de succès puisque nous avons lancé trois nouvelles destinations: Kinshasa, Guangzhou et Tel Aviv. Ces nouveaux itinéraires ont affiché de bons résultats, ce qui nous donne la confiance nécessaire pour continuer à élargir notre réseau afin de mieux vous servir.

In line with improving our services, we recently launched our mobile app to offer more convenience to our customers. The app allows passengers to book and pay for their tickets as well as check-in and view the latest deals on offer. It can be downloaded on Google Play and Apple Store. 2020 will be an exciting year for Rwanda. From 22nd to 29th June, Rwanda will host the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at the Kigali Convention Centre and this high-profile event will attract close to 8,000 delegates. Rwanda will also host the semifinals and finals of the Basketball Africa League (BAL) at the newly constructed Kigali Arena. This sporting event is expected bring together a large number of spectators especially from the African continent and we look forward to flying them to Kigali. In line with this, we are also proud to sponsor The Patriots BBC, the Rwandan Basketball champions as they go through the qualifiers for BAL. We would like to get your feedback on our services as well as recommendations on what you expect in the future. You can write to us on info@rwandair.com or on our social media platforms. I also invite you to visit our website to check our holiday packages and to enroll in Dream Miles, our loyalty program to enjoy additional benefits. I wish you a pleasant journey and a happy festive season.

Dans le cadre de l’amélioration de nos services, nous avons récemment lancé notre application mobile pour offrir plus de commodité à nos clients. L’application permet aux passagers de réserver et de payer leurs billets ainsi que de s’enregistrer et de consulter les offres les plus récentes. Elle peut être téléchargée sur Google Play et Apple Store. 2020 sera une année passionnante pour le Rwanda. Du 22 au 29 Juin, le Rwanda accueillera la réunion des chefs de gouvernement du Commonwealth (CHOGM) au centre de conventions de Kigali (KCC). Cet événement de grande envergure attirera près de 8000 délégués. Le Rwanda accueillera également les demi-finales et la finale de la Ligue africaine de basketball au nouveau gymnase Kigali Arena. Cet événement sportif rassemblera un grand nombre de spectateurs en particulier du continent africain et nous avons hâte de les amener à Kigali. Dans le même cadre, nous sommes également fiers de parrainer The Patriots BBC, les champions rwandais de basketball qui participent aux éliminatoires de la Ligue africaine de basketball. Nous aimerions recevoir vos commentaires sur nos services ainsi que des recommandations sur vos attentes futures. Vous pouvez nous écrire sur info@rwandair.com ou sur nos plateformes de réseaux sociaux. Je vous invite également à visiter notre site Web pour consulter nos forfaits vacances et à vous inscrire à Dream Miles, notre programme de fidélité pour bénéficier d’avantages supplémentaires. Je vous souhaite un bon voyage et de joyeuses fêtes.

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16 Africa welcomes you this Christ-

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FLY THE DREAM OF AFRICA | Welcome

HOW DO YOU TRAVEL? WHAT IS YOUR TOP TIP FOR FELLOW TRAVELLERS? Pay a little extra and avoid taking the redeye flight so you land at your destination feeling relaxed and well-rested. Also, try taking direct flights to minimise your carbon footprint. WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT RWANDAIR? The brand new aircraft, the number of destinations one can fly to and the professional ever smiling crew. WHAT IS YOUR DREAM DESTINATION? KARANVIR SINGH

We all need to recharge and get away from

CO-FONDER - YEGO

the hustle-bustle of city life. My dream destination is a quiet place, surrounded by

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE

nature, near the ocean, river or lake. Once on

DESTINATION?

terra firma, I love long road trips as it’s the

Depending on the time of the year, I

best way to reconnect with the family.

have many favourite destinations, in Asia it is Bali, in Africa the Serengeti, in Europe Prague and in the Americas it is Buenos Aires. Each destination has it’s own charm and I prefer exploring areas that are off the beaten path. WHAT CAN YOU NOT LEAVE HOME WITHOUT? On a holiday it’s my bag full of camera equipment and on work it’s my phones, MacBook and a BPA free bottle of water.

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Roadtrip in beautiful landscape. Car driving on the famous Chapmans Peak Drive stretch close to Cape Town, South Africa


Welcome

MAIL BOX From: Jenny Froome I recently had the chance to fly again on Rwandair. The last time I flew I wrote to commend you on the excellence of the experience.

Thanks a lot and please keep

and Zimbabwe airways

making Africa Proud.

servicing the route many

From: Jacqui Govere Hello, Not sure if this the right email for my request. Firstly I would like to say I

Here I am again saying thank you

have flown on Rwandair 4 times in the

and how proud I am of this airline. I

past 10 months and I have nothing but

flew from Johannesburg to Abuja via

praise for all the staff, they are offering

Nairobi and Kigali and returned to JNB

an excellent service. I'm a Zimbabwean

via this routing after a stay in Kenya.

currently living in the United Kingdom

Every flight – every flight – was on time.  The staff were efficient, helpful and kind.  The inflight entertainment is not the best and not always available but you try.  The food is plentiful and delicious.

for the past 20 years and would like to make a request. Would it be possible to have a direct flight from London to Harare even starting with 2-3 times a week, I have a strong believe there are

years ago but unfortunately for reasons beyond our control, there is none at the moment. Zimbabweans dream of catching a flight from London and waking up in Harare if it’s an overnight flight or catching the flight in the morning and eating dinner in the evening with family! Please do look at this seriously, it’s all worth it to try this route.

plenty of customers needing this service who are currently split between various

OK I was flying business but I

airlines, Ethiopian, Emirates, British,

would like to think the other pas-

Kenyan, South African, Virgin etc. And

sengers enjoyed a similar lev-

none of these offers a direct flight.

el of warm service as I did.

Having lived in the UK for the past

20years, we used to have British airways

Shipped safely

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Destinations

By | Par: Heena Joshi

The expression “Cape-to-Cairo” captures the length of the African Continent, a distance of 7,237 kilometers from one point to the other, and a road trip would take you from South Africa through 7 very unique countries.

L’Afrique vous accueille en cette période de Noël ... Si vous suivez littéralement l’expression « du Cap au Caire », vous parcourrez une distance de 7237 kilomètres à travers sept pays d’Afrique et couvrirez le continent

Equally from the Atlas Mountains in

de part en part. Vous découvrirez des pay-

Morocco in the West, to Kilimanjaro, the

sages somptueux, aussi bien dans les mon-

highest Summit in Tanzania, down to the

tagnes de l’Atlas du Maroc occidental que

Drakensburg in South Africa, the terrain and

sur les pentes du Kilimandjaro en Tanzanie

territories of this exotic Continent has so

ou encore dans le Drakensberg, une chaîne

much to offer. All the coast lines beautiful

de montagnes sensationnelle en Afrique du

beaches and waters, the wilderness regions

Sud et au Lesotho. Chacune de ces terres

that are host to the silver-back gorillas in

offrent des vues magnifiques constituant un

Rwanda and Uganda, the vast plains of the

échantillon significatif de ce continent haut

Serengeti, desert dunes in Namibia, and over

en couleurs. Des milliers de kilomètres de

the roar of the mighty Victoria Falls in Zim-

plages de sable fin longent les contours de

babwe, Africa’s A-Z of untouched beauty,

l’Afrique, et l’intérieur du territoire regorge

power and magnificence…welcome one and

de réserves naturelles où vivent les gorilles

ALL.

des montagnes, comme au Rwanda ou en

In 2017 alone, over 63 million international

Ouganda. Les vastes plaines du Serengeti,

visitors were recorded visiting the Continent

les dunes du désert de Namibie ou les im-

and as this year draws to a close, and as we

posantes chutes Victoria au Zimbabwe sont

look forward to welcoming more visitors, we

autant d’autres attractions qui vont vous

hope your destination Africa will be a mem-

éblouir.

orable one. This summer feature for INZOZI

Plus de 63 millions de touristes du monde

is designed to put that wide-brimmed smile

entier se sont rendus en Afrique en 2018,

on your face as you sit back relax and look

et le chiffre devrait encore augmenter pour

forward to the festive season, which brings

l’année 2019. L’entrée dans une nouvelle

with it festive food, fun and the future of

décennie sera l’occasion d’une célébration

ringing in the New Year 2020.

inoubliable et Inzozi vous aide à choisir la

Herd of large African elephants walking in front of Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli, Kenya Africa

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Destinations

Festive fun, food and… where to party... Wherever you go on this vast Continent, be sure

meilleure destination pour passer un moment qui restera gravé dans votre mémoire pour toujours.

that our people are ready to have fun with you, and

Quelque soit l’endroit que vous déciderez de

from coast to coast, visitors will see that the tradi-

visiter en cette fin d’année, soyez assurés qu’il y

tion of Christmas is celebrated by one and ALL. Food

aura là-bas des célébrations tant pour le réveil-

is uppermost on our minds at this time of year, and

lon de Noël que pour celui du nouvel an. Des

Christmas lunch or dinner will be populated with an

mets exotiques et variés vous permettront de

amazing array of spices and colours, and don’t be

profiter d’un dîner de qualité. Si la dinde con-

surprised to see that traditional turkey not on the

stitue une véritable tradition dans plusieurs ré-

menu. In West Africa, Ghana and Nigeria especially,

gions du monde, les buffets d’Afrique subsaha-

the food platter is deliciously authentic with plan-

rienne vous donneront l’occasion de goûter de

tain and joloff. This rice dish, which is authentically

nouvelles saveurs pleines de couleurs et d’épic-

spiced with tomatoes and stewed with garlic and

es. En Afrique de l’Ouest par exemple, au Ghana

onions is highly popular in the Western regions and

et au Nigeria en particulier, vous recevrez des

seals Christmas smiles across tables. On the other

plats originaux garnis de bananes plantain et

side, on the eastern coast of Mozambique, where

du fameux riz joloff. Ce plat épicé, avec des

the Portuguese influence has heavily contributed

tomates de l’ail et des oignons notamment est

to the local cuisine, the typical paozinho, or warm

très populaire et ravit petits et grands durant la

crisp bread rolls, accompanying the fish stew and

période des fêtes. De l’autre côté, sur la côte est

corn porridge is a creative composition that will

du Mozambique par exemple, l’influence portu-

be incomplete without the peri-peri prawns and

gaise est toujours présente et se retrouve dans

frango (delicious fire-grilled spiced chicken). I go

la cuisine locale. L’on trouve notamment du

back up North, to Rwanda, for example, goat and

paozinho, soit des petits pains chauds croquants

isombe, mashed cassava leaves are the plat de jour,

qui accompagnent un délicieux ragoût de pois-

and though you may miss the traditions of hams and

son, ou encore du frango, un délicieux poulet

stuffing, you will be salivating for more wherever

épicé grillé au feu. Un peu plus au nord, au Rwanda, vous pourrez déguster des brochettes de chèvres accompagnées d’isombe, les feuilles de manioc pillées. L’Afrique a dépassé l’Amérique latine en nombre de citoyens chrétiens sur le continent, recensant quelque 631 millions en 2018. Les célébrations chrétiennes accueillent toutes les confessions religieuses confondues et de nombreux non-chrétiens se joignent à la fête dans le véritable esprit de la paix et de la joie partagée par tous.

Wonders of Drakensburg South Africa.

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you dine that eventful day. If you’re lucky enough to be invited out, drop your planned restaurant eatery, and know you’ll be in fine company and fine food for the rest of the merry afternoon. Africa surpassed Latin America in the number of Christians on the Continent, recording 631 million Christians in 2018. The Christian celebrations are welcoming of all religious denominations and many non-Christians join in the festivities in the true spirit of spreading peace and joy for all men. Amen.

Ringing in the New Year…2020 Where will you be on New Year’s Eve 2019…a new you, new dress and new decade to celebrate…here are a few suggestions of some of the top slots across the globe to consider:

Entrer en beauté dans la nouvelle décennie Où serez-vous au réveillon du nouvel an 2019? Voici

TIMES SQUARE – NEW YORK   – USA

TIMES SQUARE – NEW YORK – USA

mi les meilleures au monde,

Known for the big ball and the numbers that

Le compte à rebours le plus célèbre du monde et

pour célébrer la nouvelle

gather here for the fireworks!

un grand nombre de gens qui se rassemblent pour

quelques

suggestions

par-

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le traditionnel feu d’artifice!


Destinations

PARIS – FRANCE Paris and the Eiffel Tower comes alive on New Year’s Eve. Be here at midnight in the most romantic city in the World.

PARIS – FRANCE RIO DE JANEIRO – BRAZIL

RIO DE JANEIRO – BRÉSIL

It is meant to be the number one

C’est censé être l’endroit numéro un

leurs plus beaux apparats pour ce

place to party, Copacabana beach

pour faire la fête, de la plage de Co-

moment spécial. Soyez là à minuit

to Sugar Loaf Mountain and the

pacabana au Sugar Loaf Mountain et

dans la ville la plus romantique du

Caipirinha...flows.

aux fleuves Caipirinha….

monde

Paris et la Tour Eiffel se parent de

SYDNEY – AUSTRALIA One of the greatest cities in the world to see the fireworks that light up Sydney Harbor, it’s very crowded and the one big bang that the whole world looks forward to viewing, so get your spot right there. But apparently, watching the fireworks from The Royal Botanic Gardens, is like being in the inner circle.

SYDNEY – AUSTRALIE Contemplez le feu d’artifice qui illumine le port de Sydney Harbor. C’est

CAPE TOWN – SOUTH AFRICA

CAPE TOWN – AFRIQUE DU SUD

With Table Mountain lit and the

Avec la Table Mountain allumée et les

le monde entier rêve de visiter un

two oceans in front, anywhere is

deux océans devant les yeux, c’est la fête

jour. Regarder le feu d’artifice depuis

party time in Cape Town, but pop-

partout à Cape Town. Shimmy Beach

The Royal Botanic Gardens est une

ular is the Shimmy Beach Club.

Club reste l’endroit le plus populaire.

expérience inoubliable.

une ville très habitée et unique, que

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BERLIN – GERMANY

BERLIN – ALLEMAGNE

One of Europe’s largest STREET parties is cele-

L’une des plus grandes fêtes de rue en Europe est

brated between Brandenburg Gate and the Vic-

célébrée entre la porte de Brandebourg et la col-

tory Column in Berlin, and admission is mostly

onne de la Victoire. L’entrée est souvent gratuite,

free, so get there early.

alors arrivez tôt.

MEXICO CITY – MEXICO

MEXICO CITY – MEXIQUE

If you want that amazing roof top bar, and trop-

Si vous voulez un bar sur le toit et une ambiance

ical night vibe, then the JW Marriot in Mexico

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City is the place to party, or go down to the main

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Moshions ,

the little fashion ‘Made in Rwanda’ Moshions is a clothing brand that no longer needs introduction in Rwanda and among fashion lovers in the region. In just a few years of its existence, the clothing company prides itself for celebrating the rich heritage of Rwandan culture by mixing emblematic items from ancient Rwanda with contemporary clothing. It has become a symbol of success for ‘Made in Rwanda’. By | Par: Davy-Carmel I.

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Created in 2015 by Moses Twahirwa, a fashion enthusiast who started as a model, Moshions is the result of a plan dating back to early 2010. “I entered this business as a model and at that time, I already harboured the idea of creating a clothes brand that would make the local fashion colourful,” recalls the creator before adding that “in 2012, I started making creative essays for myself and friends, but it is in 2015 that the brand Moshions officially came into being.”

Moshions, la pepite mode Made In Rwanda Monshions, une marque de vêtements qu’on ne présente plus au Rwanda et chez les amateurs de mode dans la région. En quelques années, la maison d’habillement qui célèbre l’héritage de la culture rwandaise en mêlant des objets emblématiques du Rwanda ancien à des vêtements très contemporains, est devenue un emblème de réussite pour le Made In Rwanda.

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Créée en 2015 par Moses Twahirwa, un passionné de mode qui a débuté sur les podiums comme mannequin, Moshions est le fruit d’un plan datant du débuts des années 2010 “j’ai commencé dans le domaine comme mannequin et déjà j’avais cette envie de créer des vêtements qui amèneraient de la couleur à la mode locale” se souvient le créateur avant d’ajouter, “en 2012, j’ai commencé à faire

Photo Credit @ Chris Schwagga

In four years, Moshions has established itself as inescapable in the fashion industry. Its collections have been celebrated in Rwanda (Kigali Fashion Week, Collective Fashion Week to name a few), but also in Nigeria and Tanzania. The brand signature is the incorporation of typically Rwandan emblems; pearls on a jacket, imigongo printed on a kimono or a dress. Rwandans are fond of it, particularly in the diaspora, the brand is quasi omnipresent on social networks, such communication channels meticulously exploited by Moshions team as Moses explains:

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“Social networks are one of our

des essais de création pour moi et

communication strengths. We are

pour des amis mais c’est en 2015 que

very active, and thanks to them,

la marque Moshions a officiellement

we can reach a large audience in a

vu le jour”.

record time and, coupled with the word of mouth, one is assured the required communication is well

comme un incontournable du secteur de la mode, ses collections ont été

Phot Credit @Franck Axel

done”.

En quatre ans, Moshions s’impose

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THE AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA (AfCFTA) ENTERS INTO FORCE

are eliminated. 4.

The Pan-African Payments and Settlement System (PAPSS): Is a centralised payment and settlement infrastructure for intra-African trade and commerce payments. This project which is being developed in collaboration with the African Export-Import Bank, Afreximbank will facilitate payments as well as formalise some of the unrecorded trade due to prevalence of informal cross-border trade in Africa. It will also provide alternative to current high-cost and lengthy correspondent banking relationships to facilitate trade and other economic activities among African countries through a simple, low-cost and risk-controlled payment clearing and settlement system. The benefits of PAPPS for cross-border payments include cost reduction; reduction in duration and time variability; decreasing liquidity requirements of commercial banks; decreasing liquidity requirements of central banks for settlement as well as its own payments; and strengthening Central Banks’ oversight of cross border payment systems.

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The African Trade Observatory: A trade information portal that will address hindrances to trade in Africa due to lack of information about opportunities, trade statistics as well as information about exporters and importers in countries.

President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger & Champion of the AfCFTA (Right) and Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi Secretary-General UNCTAD (Left) at launch of operational instrument of AfCFTA On May 30 th 2019 Africa made history as the Agreement establishing the AfCFTA officially entered into force. With 54 out of the 55 member states of the African Union signing the agreement, Africa brought into being the largest trading block since the formation of the WTO. The entry into force of the AfCFTA is also marked by the speed at which African countries worked together within a year to establish a regional trading block to promote intra-African trade following the adoption of the AfCFTA on 21 March 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda Following the ratification and entry into force of the AfCFTA, 5 supporting Operational Instruments were launched during the AU Summit held in Niamey, Niger in July 2019. These instruments are the key tools that will support the launch of the operational phase of the AfCFTA with start of trading scheduled for July 2020. The occasion also marked the announcement of the Republic of Ghana as the country to host the AfCFTA Secretariat. THE OPERATIONAL INSTRUMENTS OF THE AfCFTA 1. The Rules of Origin: A regime governing the conditions under which a product or service can be traded duty free across the region. 2.

The Tariff concessions: It has been agreed that there should be 90% tariff liberalisation and the deadline is 1st July 2020. (Over a 10 year period with a 5 year transition, there will be an additional 7 % for “sensitive products” that must be liberalised). This will be supported by the AfCFTA Trade in Goods online portal where Member States will upload their tariff

offers covering 90% of the tariff lines. The AfCFTA Online Negotiation Tool • Facilitate the negotiations on tariff liberalisation between State Parties, Customs Unions or Regional Groupings under the AfCFTA; •

Provide tools to ensure the technical quality of the offers made;

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The tool will be accessible to all parties to assist in their negotiations and will be a collaborative platform to exchange the lists of products defined at the tariff line level as well as the tariff that could be applied. The tool will allow each party to:- define their own product lists; share lists with selected parties for discussion; comment on shared lists; and suggest counter proposals. In order to facilitate the creation of initial product lists, a module will analyse various factors among which are:- fiscal revenues; employment by sector; production; potential trade; existing tariffs; commitments; and Infant industries. Based on this methodology, the tool will automatically suggest product lists as a potential starting point for negotiation, taking into account the tariff-dismantling schedules. 3.

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The lack of up-to-date and reliable trade data and statistics is one of the contributing factors to the low level of official intra-African trade. Instances abound of goods and services, which could have been sourced from other African countries being imported by African countries. According to ITC (2018), more than 40% of African companies identify lack of access to information and absence of inquiry points as factors affecting the business environment across the continent. Whereas, a number of African countries and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) have established trade information portals and systems several challenges remain such as: outdated information; uniformity of data; absence of data and information on non-tariff measures and informal trade and limited collaboration between various government agencies as well as countries and RECs. The trade observatory will act as a central repository providing exhaustive qualitative and quantitative trade data and information at the continental level to enable policymakers and the private sector to make evidenced-based policies and business decisions.

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applaudies autant au Rwanda (Kigali Fashion Week, Collective Fashion Week pour ne citer que ceux-là) mais aussi au Nigeria et en Tanzanie. Sa signature est l’incorporation d’emblèmes typiquement rwandais; des perles sur une veste, des imigongo imprimés sur un kimono ou une robe. Les Rwandais en raffolent surtout ceux de la diaspora, la marque étant très présente sur les réseaux sociaux, un moyen de communication méticuleusement exploité par les équipes Moshions comme le révèle Moses “les réseaux sociaux sont notre force, nous y sommes très actifs, ils nous permettent d’atteindre une large audience en un rien de temps et pour le reste le bouche à oreille fait son travail”.

Photo by Frank Axel

2019 was a particularly busy year for Moshions, which experienced an explosion of fame after dressing the robot Sophia at the 2019 edition of the Transform Africa Summit International Conference held in Kigali, last May. “This year, we could hardly sleep, it was a year of success and we are so proud

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of it but also, it meant a lot of work. We moved to a new location and worked on several projects. But in the end, I’m satisfied with many strides we are making,” said Moses Twahirwa. Moses can indeed be proud, as his brand Moshions has become even a more famous attire with celebrities and senior political authorities like the actress and French activist Sonia Rolland wearing it, the prime minister of Rwanda, the first lady of Namibia and even the First daughter of the Republic of Rwanda during her wedding ceremonies. Moshions has also established Photo by Sunny Dolat.

itself in the making of traditional clothing

2019 a été une année particulièrement chargée pour Moshions qui a connu

Photo by Sunny Dolat.

une explosion de sa notoriété après avoir habillé le robot Sophia à l’édition 2019 de la Conférence Internationale Transform Africa Summit tenue en mai dernier à Kigali. “cette année, nous avons très peu dormi, c’était une année de succès et nous en sommes très fiers mais c’était également beaucoup de travail. Nous avons emménagé dans un nouvel espace et avons travaillé sur plusieurs projets. Mais à la fin, je suis satisfait du pas franchi” explique Moses Twahirwa.

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(imishanana) worn mostly for weddings and big national events like Kwita Izina (Gorilla Naming ceremony) or Kwibohora (Liberation Day). Moses sees the future of his brand and fashion intrinsically linked to the continent’s. Optimistic, he says: “Now it’s Africa’s turn, the spotlight is on us, the whole world is becoming more and more attracted to what the Rwandan and African heritage in general have to offer, celebrities from around the world like Naomi Campbell or Beyoncé are showing an increased interest in our art and are visiting our lands. It is up to us to seize this opportunity.” He also recognizes the importance of local consumer support on the continent as it makes businesses and the fashion industry and other fields grow and become stable enough to actively contribute to the economies of their nations. “My message to the reader is an encouragement to buy local products, to trust the brands from their communities and also welcome them home (visit Moshions) to explore the Rwandan heritage.”

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Il peut en effet être fier, sa marque Moshions est portée par des célébrités et hautes autorités à l’instar de l’actrice et activiste française Sonia Rolland, le premier ministre du Rwanda, la première dame de Namibie et même la fille du Président Kagame pour ses cérémonies de mariage. Moshions s’est aussi imposé dans l’habillement traditionnel (imishanana) que ce soit pour les mariages mais aussi les grands évènements nationaux comme Kwita Izina (Nommer les bébés gorilles) ou Kwibohora (fête de la Libération).

Moses voit le futur de sa marque et de la mode

consommateurs locaux sur le continent pour faire

sur le continent avec un oeil rempli d’espoir “c’est

que les entreprises dans la mode et dans d’autres

maintenant le tour de l’Afrique, les feux des pro-

domaines grandissent et deviennent assez stables

jecteurs sont sur nous, le monde entier est de plus

pour contribuer activement aux économies de leurs

en plus attiré par ce que l’héritage rwandais et af-

nations. “Mon message au lecteur est un encour-

ricain en général a à offrir, les célébrités venues du

agement à acheter les produits locaux, à faire confi-

monde entier comme Naomi Campbell ou Beyoncé

ance aux marques de près de chez eux et bien sûr à

s’interessent de plus en plus à notre art et visitent

venir chez nous (Moshions) pour explorer l’héritage

nos terres. C’est à nous de saisir cette opportunité”.

rwandais”

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Raise a Glass to Zimbabwe Wine New talent is hoping to revive the dormant wine industry on a remarkable estate just 40 minutes’ drive from Harare’s city centre.

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Un toast en l’honneur du vin Zimbabwéen ! By | Par: Antony Shaw

Au Zimbabwe de nouveaux talents espèrent relancer l’industrie du vin en

Hope Manga, a food science and tech-

déclin, sur un grand domaine, situé à

nology student from Chinhoyi University,

40 minutes de route du centre-ville de

is one of three enthusiastic interns cur-

Harare.

rently at the Bushman Rock Winery in

Hope Manga, étudiant en sciences et

Mashonaland East. “I had two internship

technologies alimentaire à l’Université

options: a beverage company or vineyard.

Chinhoyi, est l’un des trois stagiaires

Wine was far more interesting!” says the

enthousiastes actuellement au Bush-

22-year old who is now fully immersed in

man Rock Winery situé à Mashonaland

the wine production process and regularly

East. « J’avais deux options pour mon

leads tasting at the winery that was es-

stage : travailler dans une entreprise

tablished several decades ago. Zimbabwe’s

de boissons, ou dans un vignoble. J’ai

grape cultivation, however, stretches back

donc opté pour le vignoble que je trou-

to the 1890s although wine production,

vais attrayant !», déclare ce jeune de 22

propelled by Italian immigrants, did not

ans, qui s’est depuis ce jour totalement

begin until the 1950s. Commercial pro-

investi dans le processus de production

duction, which often emphasised quantity

du vin et qui exécute régulièrement

over quality, went on to flourish before

des dégustations dans une cave établie

the industry went into decline after being

il y a plusieurs décennies. Toutefois,

impacted by wider economic turbulence.

la culture du raisin au Zimbabwe re-

Some estates also pulled out vines to plant

monte aux années 1890, bien que la

tobacco instead.

production de vin, propulsée par les immigrants italiens, n’a commencé

Fast forward to 2019, over the past three

que dans les années 1950. La produc-

years a small but talented pipeline of

tion commerciale, qui mettait souvent

aspiring winemakers are now passing through Bushman Rock. “I want to be a world class winemaker and aim to un-

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Aspiring winemaker Hope Manga pours a glass of Chardonnay while leading a tasting for a UK travel trade delegation at Bushman Rock. © Swahili Coast Foodie

dertake further training in South Africa,” explains Hope, who now helps to produce a range of wines from the 9½ hectares of vines that form part of the 650-hectare property combining guest accommodation, equestrian facilities and woodlands for over 14 species of wildlife introduced since 2005 by the estate team led by managing director Jonathan Passaportis. Winemaking, however, in such a unique ecosystem can present challenges. “All the game would love to eat our fresh vine leaves!” explains Jonathan who uses double fencing to protect his vines but even this can fail stop a determined eland, kudu, baboon or monkey. The estate now makes white, red and rosé wines which are sold to the domestic market. “The Semillon has an appealing acidity and oak flavour,” says Lloyd Mhondiwa, a 22-year old intern from Lupane State University, as he introduces his favourite white wine at a tasting arranged for a UK travel trade delegation that flew to Harare with RwandAir. He explains the origins of the Bushman Rock name lies with the ancient San people whose rock art can be found in caves nearby. Lloyd has been studying agricultural economics but his interests are now changing: “My dream is to work in viniculture. My family are happy with my ambition.” Both interns, however, realise that investment is crucial to reviving the nation’s wine industry.

l’accent sur la quantité plutôt

talentueux aspirant vignerons

que sur la qualité, a continué

ont commencés à s’occuper de

à s’épanouir avant que l’indus-

cette industrie dans la région

trie ne tombe en faillite après

de Bushman Rock.

avoir été durement touchée par

être un viticulteur de renom-

la crise économique qui a se-

mée mondiale et d’ailleurs je

coué le pays. Certains domaines

prévois de faire des formations

agricoles ont abandonné l’agri-

complémentaire en Afrique du

culture des vignes pour planter

Sud”, explique Hope qui s’est

du tabac.

lancé dans une production de

Au cours des trois dernières années, un petit groupe de jeunes

“Je veux

vin provenant des 9,5 hectares de vignes qui font partie d’une

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In the restaurant, Peter Muranda the executive chef

propriété de 650 hectares dans lesquels on retrouve

is also enthusiastic about the country’s wine-mak-

une maisons de passage, des installations équestres et

ing potential: “My dream for Zimbabwe is to see the

une forêt abritant 14 espèces de faune, introduites en

industry grow so we can export across the world.”

2005 par l’équipe de ce domaine dirigée par le directeur

Peter is especially keen to see the wine used by fel-

général Jonathan Passaportis. Cependant, la produc-

low chefs within Zimbabwe in their cooking: “I use

tion de vin, dans de tel circonstance présente des défis.

the red wine in beef bourguignon casserole, white

“Tous ces animaux aiment manger les feuilles de vigne

wine for some chicken dishes and also my special Si-

fraîches !” Explique Jonathan qui utilise une double

cilian beef cannelloni.” The executive chef is always

clôture pour protéger ses vignes, mais même avec cela,

happy to suggest food and wine pairings to guests

nous n’arrivons toujours pas à arrêter un éland, un

while his team members often buy bottles for family

koudou, un babouin ou un singe déterminé.

celebrations. Peter takes his staff for tastings and he considers the interns a real asset: “Our visitors’ book is full of commendations about our students who lead the wine tours.”

The original winery at Bushman Rock in Zimbabwe was based around solid concrete vats and was influenced by the traditional wineries of Italy. © Umang Gossain, Ubon Safari

Maintenant, ce domaine produit des vins blancs, rouges et rosés qui sont vendus localement. « “Le Sémillon” a une acidité et une saveur de chêne charmantes », dit Lloyd Mhondiwa, un stagiaire de 22 ans de la Lupane

According to Jonathan Passaportis, “People are as-

State University, lors de la présentation de son vin

tonished at our vines!” And for UK-based tour op-

blanc préféré lors d’une dégustation organisée par une

erator Umang Gossain of UMON Safari, visiting the

délégation du secteur du tourisme britannique qui s’est

estate for the first time, this was certainly the case:

rendue à Harare avec RwandAir. Il explique les genèses

“Wine and wildlife flourish together in this unique

du nom Bushman Rock qui trouvent ses origines chez

visitor destination for Zimbabwe.” The estate works

le peuple San, connu pour l’art du roc et vivant dans

hard to maintain this special ecosystem with prag-

des grottes à proximité. Lloyd fait ses études en écono-

matic thinking. Manure from the estate’s 32 horses,

mie agricole mais ses intérêts sont en train de changer.

for example, enrich the vines that grow at an alti-

“Mon rêve est de travailler en viticulture. Ma famille

tude of over 1400m (4500 feet), making the vineyard

supporte mes ambitions à cet égard. » Les deux stagi-

one of the highest in Africa.

aires se rendent toutefois compte que l’investissement

“Wine tasting and winery tours are exciting experiences” observes Felicia Munjaidi from the

est essentiel pour relancer l’industrie vinicole du pays. Au restaurant, Peter Muranda, le chef cuisinier, est également enchanté par le potentiel viticole du pays : “Mon rêve pour le Zimbabwe est de voir cette industrie se développer afin que nous puissions exporter partout dans le monde.” Peter est particulièrement désireux de voir le vin utilisé par les autres chefs cuisiniers du pays dans leur cuisine : « J’utilise du vin rouge dans une casserole de bœuf bourguignon, le vin blanc dans certains plats de poulet et aussi dans mes cannellonis de bœuf spéciaux ». Ce chef de cuisine est toujours heureux de proposer aux clients des plats avec du vin et beaucoup de membres de son équipe achètent souvent des bouteilles de vin pour les fêtes de famille. Peter emmène DECEMBER-FEBRUARY

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Manure produced by horses used by visitors to the estate are used to fertilise Bushman Rock's vines. © Umang Gossain, Ubon Safari

son personnel à des dégustations et considère les stagiaires comme un véritable atout : « Notre livre de visiteurs regorge d’éloges à propos de nos étudiants qui dirigent les visites de vignobles.” Selon Jonathan Passaportis, « les gens s’étonnent de nos vignes !». Ce fut certainement le cas pour ce voyageur basé au Royaume-Uni, Umang Gossain, d’UMON Safari, qui s’est rendu pour la première fois sur le domaine : « Du vin et la faune abondent ensemble dans ce milieu touristique unique pour le Zimbabwe. » Les propriétaires de ce domaine travaillent dur pour maintenir cet écosystème spécial avec une pensée pragmatique. Le fumier des 32 chevaux de cette propreté, par exemple, enrichit les vignes poussant à plus de 1 400 m d’altitude, faisant du vignoble l’un des plus élevés d’Afrique. « Les dégustations de vin et les visites de vignobles sont des expériences passionnantes », confie Felicia Munjaidi, de l’Office du tourisme du Zimbabwe, « elles sont idéales pour attirer les amateurs de vin, les gastro-touristes et d’autres visiteurs curieux d’en savoir plus sur un vignoble. » Felicia donne l’exemple de cet offre touristique unique

Zimbabwe Tourist Authority, “they are ideal for attracting wine enthusiasts, gastro-tourists and general visitors curious to find out more about a vineyard.” Felicia cites this tourism offering as part of the country’s on-going efforts to diversify its visitor attractions in terms of both experience and location. At the same time, scaling up production will create economic opportunities for the country as its plans for greater growth and investment gather momentum. Viniculture could therefore create exciting prospects propelled by a dynamic group of ‘Next Gen’

comme une partie des efforts en cours du pays pour diversifier ses attractions touristiques en termes d’expérience et de localisation. En même temps, l’augmentation de la production du vin signifie des opportunités économiques pour le pays au moment où les projets de croissance et d’investissement eux aussi prennent de l’ampleur.

La viticulture pourrait donc créer de nouvelles et excellentes perspectives, grâce à un groupe dynamique de jeune vignerons « Générations Futures », prêts à saisir les opportunités et à allécher les investissements. Le temps n’a jamais été aussi propice pour faire un toast au succès des vins du Zimbabwe.

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Gael Faye’s famous novel “Petit Pays” adapted on screen - interview with Director Eric Barbier By | Par: Davy-Carmel

The Prix Goncourt, the Choix Goncourt in Poland, Prix du Premier Roman, Gael Faye’s book “Petit Pays (French for Small Country)” has received many accolades and has won a universal appeal in the world of literature since it was published in 2016. This time, he graduates to an adaptation for large screens by a French movie director, Eric Barbier (A César nominee), one of the most famous cinema awards in France and French-speaking countries.

Le Roman à succès “Petit Pays” de Gaël Faye adapté au cinéma–rencontre avec le réalisateur, Eric Barbier Prix Goncourt des lycéens, choix Gon-

œuvres (film d’époque avec Le Brasier et

court en Pologne, Prix du Premier Roman,

La Promesse de L’Aube, thriller avec Le

“Petit Pays” de Gaël Faye a convaincu le

Serpent, film de casse avec Le Dernier Di-

monde de la littérature depuis sa sortie

amant et même un film familial avec To-

en 2016. C’est autour du cinéma avec

reros) poussé par “l’intérêt de se confron-

une adaptation pour grands écrans signée

ter à ces différents genres est de revisiter

Eric Barbier (nominé aux Césars), un des

les codes qui les traversent et d’arriver à

noms les plus reconnaissables du cinéma

donner une nouvelle vision de l’histoire

français et francophone. À l’occasion de

que l’on raconte” comme l’affirme le réal-

la sortie du film début 2020, nous avons

isateur qui nous a ouvertement parlé de

rencontré ce cinéaste qui n’hésite pas à

son plus récent projet le film “Petit Pays”

naviguer entre les genres à travers ses

donc et de sa passion pour le 7ème art.

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On the eve of the premiere of this film adapted from the book, scheduled early 2020, we met with its film director, an adept producer who does not hesitate to navigate between various film categories through his works (vintage film with Le Brasier et La Promesse de L’Aube (Le Brasier and The Promise of Dawn), thriller avec Le Serpent (thriller with The Snake), Le Dernier Diamant (The Last Diamond) and even family films with Toreros). “The interest in confronting these different genres is to revisit the codes that pass through them and set a new vision of the story that is told,” says the director who has spoken openly about his most recent movie project “Petit Pays” and his passion for the film industry.

Dans le village.

“You have done film studies and

Vous avez fait des études de

have been working in this field for

cinéma et travaillez dans le

over two decades now, what do you

domaine depuis plus deux

like most about this industry?

décennies, qu’est-ce qui vous

I believe that cinema makes it possible to

plait le plus dans ce métier?

pour vouloir en faire un film? Quand

Eric

Jehelmann

de

Jéricho et Jérôme Salle de super8, les producteurs, m’ont parlé de Petit Pays, le roman de Gaël

meet and work with people who are living

Je crois que le cinéma permet

Faye, ma fille aînée qui venait de

a bit a shift away from the society. People

de rencontrer et de travailler

le terminer, m’a obligé à le lire

who often have an original view of the world

avec des gens qui sont un peu

sur le champ!

around them or personalities who have a

en décalage avec la société. Des

different understanding of things. Obvious-

gens qui ont souvent un point

ly, I think of the actors first. Many of the big

de vue original sur le monde qui

actors have a different way of thinking. And

les entoure ou des personnalités

I enjoy working with them. I like free minds.

qui ont une certaine fragilité. Je

“Petit Pays” is your new film project, what attracted you in this book and made you want to adapt it into a movie? When Eric Jehelmann and Jérôme Salle, the producers of Super8, told me about Petit Pays, Gaël Faye’s novel, my elder daughter who had just finished reading it, made me read it right away. 46 | INZOZI – RWANDAIR’S INFLIGHT MAGAZINE

pense évidemment en premier aux acteurs. Beaucoup de grands acteurs ont des caractères particuliers. Et j’aime travailler avec eux. “Petit Pays ”est votre nouveau projet cinéma, qu’est-ce qui vous a attiré dans ce livre

J’ai été très touché par le livre, par sa force et par la mélancolie qui traverse l’écriture de Gaël quand il raconte le Burundi de son enfance, son paradis perdu. L’histoire est celle de Gabriel, un enfant de 11 ans et de sa petite sœur Ana, tous deux français par leur père et rwandais par leur mère Gaby est heureux à Bujumbura – la capitale du Burundi - dans son


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I was truly moved by the novel, by its strength and

quartier de Kinanira. Il s’amuse avec sa bande

melancholy in Gaël Faye’s writing style when he talks

d’amis, il vole des mangues, il se baigne dans

about the Burundi of his childhood, his lost paradise.

la Muha ou au cercle nautique, il blague et se

The story is about Gabriel, an 11-year-old and his sis-

moque de ses profs. Il est libre, relaxe, joue au

ter Ana, a French father and a Rwandese mother.

foot, boit des Primus et fume en cachette… Une

Gaby is happy in Bujumbura – Burundi’s capital – in

enfance de rêve.

his neighbourhood Kinanira. He enjoys life with his

Mais un double drame va surgir dans la vie in-

group of friends, he steals mangoes, he swims in Muha

souciante de Gaby : celui de la séparation de ses

or in the aqua park, he jokes and laughs at his teach-

parents et celui de la montée du racisme et de la

ers. He is free, plays football, chills, drinks Primus and

violence entre Hutu et Tutsi qui va l’éloigner de

smokes with his friends in hiding… quite the dream

ses amis.

childhood.

En travaillant sur le livre, j’ai compris que la

But a double drama will emerge in the carefree life of

force cinématographique du roman venait de

Gaby: that of the separation of his parents and that

ces déflagrations simultanées vécue par Gabriel

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of the rise of racism and violence

I found extremely original in the

between Hutu and Tutsi which

novel: How the great story was

will distance him from his friends.

told from the family unit.

While working on the book, I un-

We understand the violence of

derstood that the cinematograph-

the civil war in Burundi and the

ic force of the novel came from

horror of the Genocide against

these simultaneous explosions

Tutsi in Rwanda through the eyes

lived by Gabriel: that of his fam-

of this child who will see his fam-

ily, that of his country, that of the

ily disintegrate.

country of his mother.

It is the treatment of this incom-

The family explosion is the

prehensible “inter-ethnic” racism

sounding board of the historical

for an 11-year-old mixed-race

blast. It is this point of view that

child that I found very moving.

: celle de sa famille, celle de son

Rwanda à travers les yeux de cet

pays, celle du pays de sa mère.

enfant qui va voir sa famille se

La déflagration familiale est la

désintégrer.

caisse de résonance de la défla-

C’est le traitement de ce racisme

gration historique. C’est ce point

“inter-ethnique” incompréhensi-

de vue que j’ai trouvé extrême-

ble pour un enfant métis de 11

ment original dans le roman :

ans que j’ai trouvé très émouvant.

Comment la grande histoire se racontait à partir de la cellule familiale.

Par exemple, le génocide des Tutsi au Rwanda est abordé quand la mère de Gaby revient à Bu-

On comprend la violence de la

jumbura après avoir découvert le

guerre civile au Burundi et l’hor-

massacre de toute sa famille à Ki-

reur du génocide des Tutsi au

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ANA.

For example, the Genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda is discussed

image du génocide, aucune image de l’horreur. Mais Gaby

when Gaby’s mother returns to Bujumbura after discovering the

voit sa mère perdre pied, faire des choses incohérentes,

massacre of her entire family in Kigali. In the movie, there is no

devenir violente avec lui et sa petite sœur, sans qu’il

picture of the Genocide, no image of horror. But Gaby sees his

comprenne les raisons de ce changement brutal et pro-

mother lose ground, behave inconsistently, become violent with

fond.

him and his little sister, without him understanding the reasons for this sudden and profound change.

Ensuite, à titre personnel et c’est très important; l’histoire de ce projet est liée à Gaël Faye. C’est sa rencontre

Then, personally, and that’s very important; the story of this pro-

qui m’a donné le courage de me confronter à ce sujet.

ject is related to Gaël Faye. It was a meeting with him that gave

C’est lui qui m’a donné la légitimité de porter son livre à

me the courage to tackle the subject. He gave me the legitimacy

l’écran. Nous avons beaucoup parlé autour de son livre,

to take his book to the screen. We talked a lot about his book, how

de la manière dont il abordait les relations entre Gaby et

he approached the relationship between Gaby and his family, the

sa famille, sur l’histoire du Burundi et du Rwanda. Il m’a

history of Burundi and Rwanda. He made me meet many of his

fait rencontrer beaucoup de ses amis pour m’éclairer sur

friends to enlighten me on these times that I knew only through

cette époque que je ne connaissais qu’à travers le prisme

the lenses of the French press and the books I had read.

de la presse française et des livres que j’avais lu.

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Que pouvez-vous nous dire du film ? La séparation des parents est très dure : ce n’est pas simplement la fin d’un amour, mais aussi la séparation d’un français blanc et d’une rwandaise d’origine Tutsi réfugiée à Bujumbura. Le père a intégré les relents d’un colonialisme de bon aloi quand il est capable de dire à sa femme : “tu sais combien d’africaines rêveraient d’être à ta place ?” Et la mère peut accabler ses enfants quand, après le génocide, elle jette à son fils : « Tu es comme ces sales français qui nous ont laissé crever là-bas ! “ Ces violences verbales sous-tendent des questions diffuses pour Gaby. Des questions qu’il ne peut pas résoudre et qui le font souffrir. Est-ce que sa mère a épousé son père pour “aller faire du shopping sur les Champs Élysées “? Comme elle le dit en riant à ses amies. Est-ce que son père a épousé sa mère pour être “plus africain que les nègres” comme le dit Jacques, son meilleur ami ? Gaby est sans cesse confronté à ce choix terrible : Est-ce que je suis blanc ? Est-ce que je suis noir ? Est-ce que je suis bourreau, est ce que je suis victime ? Et quand Gaby, par la force des événements, rejoint le gang Tutsi des “Sans Défaite”, la première phrase qu’il entend, “qu’est ce qu’il fait ici, ce blanc ?”, le renvoie à cette problématique. Gaby ne sait pas qui il est ; Gaby est seul : il ne veut pas se choisir pour ou contre sa mère, pour ou contre son père, il ne veut pas se choisir pour ou contre ses meilleurs amis Tutsi qui se radicalisent What can you tell us about the movie? The separation of his parents is very hard; it is not simply the end of their love, but also the separation of a white French and a Rwandan refugee of Tutsi origin in Bujumbura. The father full of colonial bias tells his wife: “Do you know how many African women would dream of being in your place?” And the mother lets off steam on her children when, after the Genocide, she yells at her son: “You’re like those dirty French guys who let us die there!” These verbal assaults trigger questions for Gaby. Questions that he cannot answer and that make him suffer. Did his mother marry his father to “go shopping

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at the Champs Elysees”? As she playfully tells

pendant la guerre civile. Et pour-

centaine de personnes. Une dou-

her friends. Did his father marry his mother to

tant la vie va l’obliger à se déter-

zaine de français, cinq kenyans,

be “more African than the Negroes” as Jacques,

miner.

le reste des postes étaient occupés

his best friend, says?

Toute l’histoire est donc filmée

Gaby is constantly confronted with this terrible

à hauteur d’enfant, à hauteur de

choice: Am I white? Am I black? Am I an execu-

Gaby. Le point de vue du film, c’est

tioner? Am I a victim? And when Gaby, through

Gaby. Ce qu’il entend, ce qu’il voit,

the force of events, joined the Tutsi gang of

ce qu’il comprend, ce qu’il ne com-

“Sans Défaite”, the first sentence he hears, “what

prend pas.

is he doing here, this white?”, refers to this problem.

Vous avez tourné ce film au Rwanda avec une équipe

Gaby does not know who he is; Gaby is alone, he

et des acteurs rwandais et

does not want to define himself for or against

venant d’autres pays. Com-

his mother, for or against his father, he does not

ment était l’aventure?

want to choose himself for or against his best Tutsi friends who radicalize during the civil war. And yet life will force him to define himself.

Le Rwanda nous a accueillis à bras ouverts. Et le Rwanda Film office qui venait d’être créé quand nous

The whole story is filmed to the height of a child.

avons commencé la préparation

The point of view of the movie is Gaby. What he

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hears, what he sees, what he understands, what

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he does not understand. You shot this film in Rwanda with a team of Rwandan actors as well as actors from other countries. How was the adventure? My biggest concern about Petit Pays was the distribution of roles. How to get the right actors, understand them, work with them in several languages (Kinyarwanda / Swahili / Français). Through Gaël Faye I met Dida Nibagwiré for the casting. Dida and her team had to meet more than five hundred people across the country; from Mahama camp (where we organized a cast with several Burundian refugees) through Cyangugu, Butare, Gisenyi, Goma ... For every role, as minimal as it is, a very precise research was conducted. Very quickly the actress who played the role of my mother has imposed herself in the role of the mother of Gaby. I saw very few actresses for the 54 | INZOZI – RWANDAIR’S INFLIGHT MAGAZINE

par des rwandais. Malheureusement, Le Rwanda n’a pour l’instant aucune infrastructure de production. Tous les rwandais qui ont participé au tournage ont donc sauté dans le bain sans forcément savoir nager. Ma plus grande inquiétude sur Petit Pays, était la distribution des rôles. Comment rencontrer de bons acteurs, les comprendre, travailler avec eux dans plusieurs langues (Kinyarwanda / Swahili / Français). Grâce à Gaël Faye, j’ai rencontré Dida Nibagwire pour faire le casting. Dida et son équipe ont rencontré plus de cinq cents personnes au quatre coins du pays

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character. Isabelle immediately incarnated this haughty and selfish Yvonne, who in fact hides a great fragility. I knew she would be perfect or rather, “perfectly imperfect” with Jean Paul Rouve who interprets the father. The biggest difficulty was the cast of the movie’s many children - Gaby’s band. It was very difficult to find kids that worked together in sync. But in the end the alchemy of the group is visible. It’s a small miracle: Djibril, Delya, Tao, Ruben, Kenny, Brian, Nelson ... all these children are breaking the screen. It is while advancing in the casting that I realised the complexity of the subject discussed in Gaël’s book. That I discovered it, I will say ... concretely, through men, women, children who shared fragments of life with the story told in the movie. It was the meeting with these men and women that we auditioned - with whom we spoke, who told us their story - who gave me a kind of photograph of the country in

plusieurs réfugiés burundais) en passant par Cyangugu, Butare,

which I was going to work.

Gisenyi, Goma… Pour chaque rôle, aussi minime soit-il, une re-

Is there anything in particular that has marked you in Rwanda? I stayed there for 6 months and I obviously do not know Rwanda. What impressed me most are the many facets of this country. There is a Rwanda that is rebuilding at an incredible speed, the country of social advances, medical, impressive infrastructure, where access to education has leapt in a few years, the country where tourists come more and more numerous to go trekking, see the great apes and pay respect to victims in the memorials. It is the country that turns the page of the Genocide, it is the country that freed itself from colonialism. It is the country turned towards the future. And then there is a Rwanda where signs of the Genocide can still be felt, too present, hanging in all memories. There is the country of those who were there in 1994 and those who were

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cherche très précise a été menée. Très rapidement l’actrice qui a joué le rôle de la mère s’est imposée dans le rôle de la mère de Gaby. J’ai vu très peu d’actrices pour le personnage. Isabelle a immédiatement incarné cette Yvonne un peu hautaine et égoïste, qui cache en vérité une grande fragilité. Je savais qu’elle formerait un couple parfait ou plutôt, “parfaitement imparfait” avec Jean Paul Rouve qui interprète le père. La plus grande difficulté était le casting des nombreux enfants du film – La bande de Gaby. Ce fut très difficile de trouver des gamins qui fonctionnaient ensemble dans le jeu. Mais à la fin l’alchimie du groupe est visible. C’est un petit miracle : Djibril, Delya, Tao, Ruben, Kenny, Brian, Nelson … tous ces enfants crèvent l’écran. C’est en avançant dans le casting que j’ai découvert la complexité du sujet abordé dans le livre de Gaël. Que je l’ai découverte, je dirai… concrètement, à travers des hommes, des femmes, des enfants qui partageaient des fragments de vie avec l’histoire raconté dans le film.


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C’est

ces

le pays de ceux qui racontent et

hommes et ces femmes que nous

celui de ceux qui se taisent, il y a

not there. There is the land of those

avons auditionnées - avec qui

le pays de ceux qui mentent et le

who have lost their loved ones and

nous avons parlé, qui nous ont

pays de ceux qui assument. Toute

those who have not lost them. There

raconté leur histoire - qui m’a

la société est traversée par ces

is the land of those who tell and those

donné une sorte de photographie

fractures.

who are silent, there is the land of those

du pays dans lequel j’allais tra-

who lie and the country of those who

vailler.

assume. The whole society is crossed by

Y a-t-il quelque chose en partic-

qu’en dépit de toutes ces frac-

these fractures.

ulier qui vous a marqué au Rwan-

tures, des liens complexes unis-

But the extraordinary thing (in a sense

da?

sent les rwandais entre eux et à

that is out of the ordinary) is that de-

Je suis resté sur place 6 mois et

spite all these fractures, complex links

je ne connais évidemment pas le

unite Rwandans with each other and

Rwanda.

their land. And these links allow everyone to look to the future. After several months of work on the film, what is your feeling now that you see the outcome?

la

rencontre

avec

sens qui sort de l’ordinaire), c’est

Ce qui m’a le plus marqué sont les multiples facettes de ce pays. Il y a le Rwanda qui se reconstruit à une vitesse incroyable, le pays des avancées sociales, médicales,

I am at the same time sad to have fin-

aux infrastructures

ished it, because this movie allowed me

nantes, où l’accès à l’éducation

to meet exceptional people whom I will

a bondit en quelques années, le

not be meeting often given the distance,

pays où les touristes viennent de

but very happy, because I feel that the

plus en plus nombreux pour faire

movie is faithful to Gaël’s novel and

du trekking, voir les grands singes

that its story is very moving.

et verser une larme dans les mé-

I hope that all those who liked Petit

moriaux. C’est le pays qui tourne

Pays will meet with pleasure the charac-

la page du génocide, c’est le pays

ters of Gaby, Ana, Yvonne, Pacific, Gino,

qui s’affranchi du colonialisme,

Armand, the twins…

même le mieux pensant. C’est le

And then I have another reason to rejoice: This movie has kind of occupied a good part of my brain and I will finally be able to start recovering the missing part.

Mais la chose extra-ordinaire (au

impression-

pays tourné vers l’avenir. Et puis

leur terre. Et ces liens permettent à tout le monde de regarder vers l’avenir. Après plusieurs mois de travail sur le film, quel est votre sentiment maintenant face au résultat? Je suis à la fois triste de l’avoir terminé, car ce film m’a permis de rencontrer des personnes exceptionnelles que je vais moins fréquenter de par notre éloignement, et heureux, car j’ai l’impression que le film est fidèle au roman de Gaël Faye et que l’histoire est très émouvante. J’espère que tous ceux qui ont aimé Petit Pays vont retrouver avec plaisir les personnages de Gaby, Ana, Yvonne, Pacifique, Gino, Armand, les jumeaux…

il y a le Rwanda où le génocide est

Et puis j’ai une autre raison de

encore là, trop présent, accroché

me réjouir : Ce film a entamé une

dans toutes les mémoires. Il y a

bonne partie de mon cerveau et je

le pays de ceux qui étaient là en

vais enfin pouvoir commencer à

94 et ceux qui n’y étaient pas. Il

récupérer la partie manquante.

A last word for our readers?

y a le pays de ceux qui ont perdus

Murakoze (Thank you in Kinyarwanda)

leurs proches et celui de ceux qui ne les ont pas perdus. Il y a

Un dernier mot pour nos lecteurs? Murakoze (merci en Kinyarwanda)

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A - Can I answer your questions with a question? You know why blue is my favourite color? It is underneath these skies that we take shape, that we become the change we seek. I knew I wanted to be a fitness professional from a young age, and my experiences as an athlete when I was younger, and again through the Zimbabwean Bikini Body Championships, which enabled me to grasp the entire process of athletic discipline, courage and self-belief. You need self-belief in this industry, as you know it is highly competitive. There are many stumbling blocks to be a black woman fitness professional of standing. The first is within our culture, a ‘trainer’ is not regarded as a respectable career choice and secondly within the community itself, that unnatural assumption that black fitness consultants are not as good as their non-black colleagues and there is consequently an economic disadvantage we face. These challenges did not divert my objective. I continued to push my professionalism and results oriented programs. I believe the body can achieve what the mind believes, and I began to work on a fitness consultation approach that encompassed the physical training regiment, the nutrition goals and dietary planning with regular interval monitoring and the mental health and motivational support to get that client, ANY client fully on board for the hour of training.

I counteracted

the stigmas by devising a 12-week program that harnessed the energy of the individuals and encouraged a positive flow of results. Q - Tells us more about the results and your formula for fitness-success A - The testimonials of many clients are an incredible reflection of the success of #SweatNation and The Grind. The ‘fitness myth’ that I need to bust though is that trainers do the work; the work is entirely the client. Once the 60 | INZOZI – RWANDAIR’S INFLIGHT MAGAZINE


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R- Puis-je répondre à vos questions par une autre question? Vous savez pourquoi le bleu est ma couleur préférée? Car c’est sous cette couleur du ciel que nous prenons forme, c’est là où nous opérons le changement que nous cherchons. Dès mon plus jeune âge, je savais que je voulais être une professionnelle du fitness. J’avais été une athlète, et j’ai participé aux championnats Bikini Body au Zimbabwe. Cela m’a permis de comprendre la discipline, le courage, et la dose confiance en soi nécessaire pour pratiquer l’athlétisme. Dans ce domaine ultra compétitif, il est impératif d’avoir confiance en soi. Il existe de nombreux obstacles pour être une professionnelle de fitness, particulièrement lorsque vous êtes une femme noire. Le premier handicap vient de notre culture, qui considère qu’être entraîneur n’est pas un choix de carrière respectable. Deuxièmement, il existe une idée reçue selon laquelle les entraîneurs noirs sont moins bons que les autres. Non seulement c’est totalement absurde, mais ça engendre également des désavantages économiques. Toutefois,

client has the belief that they can achieve the

ces défis n’ont pas abimé mes ambitions. J’ai continué à

results, the results are certain to be a part of the

promouvoir mon professionnalisme et mes programmes

fitness-journey. My formula is balancing ener-

axés sur les résultats. Je crois que le corps peut réaliser

gy of certain clients that push harder with the

ce que l’esprit pense. Ainsi, j’ai commencé à travailler

clients that are pacing themselves. The goal is

sur une approche de conditionnement physique qui

a 12-weeks challenge, so I use all combinations

englobait à la fois l’entraînement physique, la nutrition,

to inspire in group sessions. I insist that the pro-

une planification diététique avec un suivi à intervalles

gram participation is measured on a bi-weekly

réguliers, sans oublier un soutien en matière de santé

plan so that they can see their results and the

mentale et de motivation, dont a besoin n’importe quel

biggest game changer is the photo-shoot which

client qui s’entraine avec nous pendant une heure de

is planned at the end of their program. The pho-

formation. J’ai conçu un programme de 12 semaines

to shoot is something that is designed for that

combinant l’exploitation de l’énergie de chaque individu

woman’s celebration of self. The final shoot is

qui aboutit à des résultats extrêmement positifs.

entirely about recognizing the weeks of toil and

Q –Pouvez-vous détailler ces résultats et votre formule ?

sweat that they have overcome to be in the best shape. It’s a view of their effort, their commitment and their strife and though most women

R- Les témoignages de nombreux clients sont la meil-

are nervous about it, they too share their pho-

leure preuve du succès de SweatNation et de The Grind.

to-shoot because it’s a celebration. It’s a great

Le « mythe du fitness » contre lequel je lutte, est la croy-

feeling as a trainer to see their final photograph-

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emotions around their physical transformation. Q - What’s your advice to us this Christmas time and New Year? How do we remain mindful of staying fit and healthy? A - I would say that it’s important to control the space you are in, health and fitness are about lifestyle and ability to have some measure of control over ourselves within any given environment. But it is also the time of year to give thanks and joy to others, and so make the most of the festive time with family, while learning to make wiser eating choices and limit the alcohol intake. As for the New Year and new you, make it count. Fitness in 2020 is a goal that can be achieved, so plan the fitness program. The Grind is an online fitness community, and a virtual space to share your goals and concerns, and to remind yourself of your body goals and how you can rebound. The belief in your body comes from your mind. Make it your mantra. If you’ve like this article on health and fitness, get in touch with #INZOZI follow Barbara on Facebook: Sweatnation Instagram: sweatnationfitnessbootcamp www.sweatnationzim.co.zw

le client a la conviction qu’il

R - Je dirais qu’il est important

peut obtenir les résultats, ceux-

de contrôler l’espace dans le-

ci feront certainement partie

quel vous vous trouvez. La santé

du cheminement de remise en

et la forme physique sont des

forme. Ma formule consiste à

questions de mode de vie et de

équilibrer l’énergie de certains

capacité à exercer un certain

clients qui poussent plus fort

contrôle sur nous-mêmes dans

avec les clients qui ne font que

un environnement donné. Mais

suivre.

c’est aussi le moment de l’an-

L’objectif étant un défi de 12 semaines, J’utilise toutes les combinaisons inspirantes lors des séances en groupe. J’insiste pour que la participation au programme soit mesurée et analysée sur toutes les deux semaines, afin qu’ils puissent voir eux-mêmes leurs résultats. La cerise sur le gâteau, c’est la séance photo prévue à la fin de leur programme. Elle opère comme une célébration de soi et consiste entièrement à reconnaître les semaines de dur labeur et de sueur surmontées pour être au meilleur de sa forme. C’est une visualisation des efforts consentis, et de l’engagement. C’est une grande joie en tant qu’entraîneur de voir leur accomplissement sur im-

avec les autres, et ainsi profiter au maximum des vacances en famille, tout en apprenant à faire des choix alimentaires judicieux et en limitant la consommation d’alcool. Pour ce qui est de la nouvelle année et du “nouveau toi”, planifie-le. Être en forme en 2020 est un objectif réalisable si vous êtes discipliné. Trouvez le temps pour faire du sport. The Grind est une communauté de fitness en ligne et un espace virtuel pour partager vos objectifs et vos préoccupations, pour vous rappeler vos objectifs corporels et vous montrer comment rebondir. La croyance en votre corps vient de votre esprit. Faites-en votre slogan.

age, la joie de voir les émotions

Si vous aimez cet article sur la

des clients face à leur transfor-

santé et la forme physique, con-

mation physique.

tactez #INZOZI, suivez Barbara

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Antonshi, The art of "Fugue"*

Le rythme au féminin.

Antonshi, l'art de la fugue

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Antonshi - Portrait

By | Par: François Tahon

F

or as long as he can remember Antonio Nshimiyimana, also called Antonshi, was interested in drawing. Three decades

later, the painter, plastic(?), photographer and movie décor designer has made a mark in the Rwandan arts industry, in which he might never fully bloom. It only takes a look into his eyes to understand that the man does not open up easily. Antonshi counts his words. A rare type since the global advent of social networks. He doesn’t run out of ideas, on the contrary, he takes time to mature them and describe them with parsimony. Each of his works, abstract in appearance, sends a concrete message: “I observe human behaviour a lot, be it in my surrounding or on the internet. Many things surpass my understanding to the point that I am regularly appalled. Art then allows me to translate my thoughts into art

Depuis aussi longtemps qu'il se souvienne, Antonio Nshimiyimana dit Antonshi s'est intéressé au dessin. Trois décennies plus tard, le peintre, plasticien, photographe et créateur de décors de cinéma pèse dans le milieu artistique rwandais, au sein duquel il ne sera jamais totalement épanoui. Rencontre.

I

l suffit de soutenir son regard pour comprendre que l'homme ne se livre pas aisément. Antonshi compte ses mots. Un genre devenu

rare depuis l'avènement planétaire des réseaux

works,” details the poster face of the “Autour de

sociaux. Il ne manque pas d'idées, au contraire,

moi” exhibition in Kigali last summer. What in-

mais prend le temps de les mûrir et les décrit avec

spires him to pick up his paintbrush? “So many

parcimonie. Chacune de ses œuvres, en apparence

things! The apathy of international leaders in

abstraite, envoie un message très concret : "J'ob-

the face of climate emergency, the difference

serve beaucoup les comportements humains, que

in perception between Africa and the rest of

ce soit dans le monde qui m'entoure ou celui qu'on

the world, the intrinsic selfishness of human

aperçoit sur Internet. Tellement de choses dépas-

nature or the superficiality that awaits us all in

sent mon entendement que je suis régulièrement

the name of popularity at any price, and the gap

interpellé. Ma condition d'artiste me permet en-

with the real poverty of so many children ...”

suite de traduire mes pensées et mes considérations

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The sprawling facility consists of three broad sections; a main bar area on the ground level, a swimming pool and adjoining gardens with Sundowner-style seating, and a wooded upper terrace as the main dining section. Fitted with numerous TV screens, the bar section caters to the sports enthusiasts, with beer garden bench seating conducive for groups. With a panoramic view of the adjoining hills, the upstairs restaurant offers guests a bistro culinary experience, fusing local and international flavours; from grilled-to-perfection meats to pizza to fresh fish and Indian Ocean seafood. Pili Pili’s popularity with Kigalians and foreign visitors, including international celebrities is no coincidence. Its atmosphere delicately blends the rustic feel of an East African game lodge setting (simple but tasteful wood design), and a Nantucket beach bar, for those familiar with the isolated but dream destination island off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the US. It is little wonder that Pili Pili oozes an aura of something of Great Lakes region renown. With its hand crafted thatch dome, it is the true embodiment of a real lifestyle influenced by the Caribbean/East African rim movement. For Rudy Ghirini, the brain behind the concept and owner of Pili Pili, it all started as a continuation of the story of Bora Bora Beach Bar in Bujumbura, Burundi, also his creation. From the onset, Ghirini set out to make the establishment its own musical genre kind of bistro; curving out a niche with live DJ sessions of lounge, ambient, chill-out, and tropical house sounds, along with the occasional live band. “The best ideas are those that gather simple and universal concepts, such as enjoying a drink in a unique natural environment with music as the soundtrack of that special moment,” he reckons. Pili Pili’s earliest reputations was that of first bona fide sports bar in Kigali, with an impressive display of seven large screens and three satellite dishes, meaning one could choose from three games being screened simultaneously. For sports bonanzas like the FIFA World Cup in Russia this year, management went the extra mile to bring on the football craze, erecting a large projector screen by the poolside, further setting the establishment apart from competitors. At the same time, a miniature urban football pitch emerged beyond the sand area adjoining the pool, that is open to adults and children alike for a game of fun football. The swimming pool area not only creates an urban beach ambiance, it also is the main draw for families and groups of friends seeking daytime relaxation while soaking up the tropical sun. A white sand park on the swimming pool periphery is the perfect frolicking spot for the young ones. The sundowner-style seating by the poolside is just what the doctor would recommend for a lazy day. JUNE-AUGUST 2019 | 101


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Toujours l'espoir

About his childhood, he confesses that he drew on every single piece of paper he could find at Nyundo orphanage, which saw him growing and where supervisors beat him, exasperated by his devouring passion. The neighbouring school of art fascinated him and when his uncle ended up taking him in at ten years of age, the little Antonio didn’t miss an occasion to visit it and examine students’ works. “Back home, I tried to replicate what I saw and that’s how I discovered my style,” recalls the one who never took a single class. To nurture the metaphors sometimes soft, sometimes confrontational of his drawings, Antonshi does not hesitate to cover his painting with natural products: “I sometimes use floral pigments or sand. At the beginning, it was only about compensating the lack of certain materials I could not find in Rwanda, but those mixtures turned out to be an added value.” His drawings are similar to polyphonies with criss-crossing lines, in a contrapuntal style. Their gravity reflects a discomfort and anxiety vis-à-vis a contemporary society that Antonshi does not seem to carry in his sensitive heart. Between movie sets and décor painting, (he was in Our Lady of the Nile

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en œuvres d'art", détaille celui

prix, et le décalage avec la pau-

qui était notamment à l'affiche

vreté bien réelle de tant d'en-

de l'exposition 'Autour de moi'

fants..."

dans le centre de Kigali l'été dernier. Qu'est-ce qui l'interpelle au point de brandir son pinceau ? "Tant de choses ! L'apathie des dirigeants internationaux devant l'urgence climatique, les différences de traitement entre l'Afrique et le reste du monde, l'égoïsme intrinsèque de la nature humaine ou encore la superficialité qui nous guette tous au nom de la popularité à tout

Sur son enfance, il confesse du bout des lèvres qu'il remplissait de dessins chaque feuille de papier qu'il trouvait dans l'orphelinat du village de Nyundo, qui l'a vu grandir et où les surveillants le battaient, excédés par sa passion dévorante. L'école d'art voisine le fascinait et lorsque son oncle finit par le recueillir à l'âge de dix ans, le petit Antonio n'a pas manqué


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and Small Country) Antonshi develops his new passion for carving. “That gives me more freedom than painting. The various shapes and sizes of the works I create increase the spectrum of topics that I can address,” he explains. “My next project will be entitled “Ubwenge bucuramye” which means withdrawal into oneself in Kinyarwanda. It will be an army of boxes, in which will be stuck hands whose shape will symbolize both the use of a smartphone and a call for help.” At the search of a better artistic form to express his feelings, he also got interested in photography.

une occasion de la visiter et de scruter les réalisations des élèves. "En rentrant chez moi, j'essayais de reproduire ce que j'avais vu et c'est comme ça que j'ai commencé à trouver mon style", se souvient celui qui n'a jamais suivi le moindre cours d'apprentissage. Pour nourrir les métaphores tantôt douces tantôt frontales de ses tableaux, Antonshi n'hésite pas à mâtiner sa peinture de produits naturels : "Il m'arrive d'utiliser des pigments floraux ou encore des grains de sables. Au début c'était surtout pour compenser l'absence de certaines matières au Rwanda, mais avec ces mélanges, j'ai réussi à ap-

Lumière perdue

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porter une plus-value." Ses tableaux sont semblables à des polyphonies où se superposent plusieurs lignes, dans un style contrapuntique. Leur gravité traduit un malaise et une inquiétude vis-à-vis d'une société contemporaine qu'Antonshi ne semble pas porter dans son cœur sensible. Entre deux plateaux de cinéma où il peint des décors (il a notamment participé à Notre Dame du Nil et Petit pays), Antonshi développe sa nouvelle passion pour la sculpture. "Cela me donne une plus grande liberté encore que la peinture. Les formes et les tailles variables des œuvres que je projette de créer augmentent le spectre des sujets que je voudrais aborder", précise-t-il. "Mon prochain projet s'intitulera "ubwenge bucuramye" qui signifie le repli sur soi en kinyarwanda. Il s'agira d'une armée de boîtes, dans lesquelles seront coincées des mains dont la Antonshi peinture

forme symbolisera à la fois l'utilisation d'un smartphone et un appel à l'aide." A la recherche de la meilleure forme artistique pour exprimer ses sentiments, il s'est également intéressé de près à la photographie. The irresistible emotional force that can emerge from certain portraits convinced him to explore this discipline, and brought him to his native village of Gisenyi (in the northwest at the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo) where he continued several series of highly symbolic prints, linked to his personal story and that of the country.

La force émotionnelle irrésistible qui peut se dégager de certains portraits l'a convaincu d'explorer cette discipline, et l'a ramené sur sa terre natale de Gisenyi (dans le nord-ouest à la frontière de la République démocratique du Congo) où il a enchaîné plusieurs séries de tirages hautement symboliques, reliés à son histoire personnelle et celle du pays. Après un premier séjour en Allemagne en 2012, à l'occasion de la célébration des trente ans de partenariat entre

After a first stay in Germany in 2012, for

le Rwanda et le land de Rhénanie-Palatinat, Anton-

the celebration of thirty years’ partnership

shi espère voyager encore et découvrir de nouveaux

between Rwanda and Rhénanie-Palatinat,

continents : "Je voudrais rencontrer d'autres façons

Antonshi hopes to travel again and discover

de penser et de vivre, mais j'aimerais également

new continents: “I would like to be exposed

faire connaître mon pays au plus grand nombre". Nul

to deferent ways of thinking and living, but

doute qu'avec un ambassadeur de sa trempe, le ray-

I would also like to make my country famous

onnement du Rwanda à l'étranger serait assuré avec

to many.” No doubt that with an ambassa-

style.*L'art de la fugue est une pièce musicale connue

dor of his calibre, the influence of Rwanda

pour son procédé de juxtaposition de choses et on

abroad will be assured with style.

trouve cela également dans l'œuvre d'Antonio.

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Rwanda Film Office, a new tool to propel the national audiovisual industry to the top By | Par: François Tahon

The new institution set up by the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) intends to streamline the audio-visual sector, in close collaboration with all its stakeholders and the Ministry of Culture. Ultimately, new jobs and a worldclass tourism strategy should emerge.

Rwanda Film Office, nouvel outil pour propulser l'industrie audiovisuelle nationale au sommet La nouvelle institution mise sur pied par le Rwanda Development Board (RDB) entend rationnaliser le secteur audiovisuel, en étroite collaboration avec

For several years now, Rwanda has been on

tous ses acteurs et le ministère de la Culture. A

the path to development and is being cited as

terme, ce sont de nouveaux emplois et une stratégie

an example all over Africa. Considerable pro-

touristique d'envergure internationale qui devraient

gress has been made on many socio-economic,

voir le jour.

urban and administrative fields. Priorities for all citizens have been legitimately established and the progress made in 25 years of reconstruction is impressive. The stabilization and the solid balance of Rwanda at the end of the last decade make the emergence of new projects possible.

Depuis plusieurs années, le Rwanda est engagé sur la voie d'un développement qu'on cite en exemple partout sur le continent africain. De nombreux champs socio-économiques, urbanistiques, ou administratifs ont connu des avancées considérables. Des priorités en faveur de l'ensemble des citoyens ont été légitimement établies et les progrès en-

Arts and culture are some of them. Through-

grangés durant vingt cinq années de reconstruction

out its turbulent history, Rwanda has creat-

sont impressionnants. La stabilisation et l'équilibre

ed, developed and maintained a rich herit-

solide du Rwanda en cette fin de décennie 2010

age, where oral transmission has long been

rendent possible l'éclosion de nouveaux chantiers.

the only mean. If tales by elders remain a

Le secteur des arts et de la culture compte parmi

precious treasure, audio-visual is now the

eux. Au fil de son histoire mouvementée, le Rwan-

most effective way to convey and promote

da a créé, développé et entretenu un patrimoine

the constituent elements of Rwandan culture.

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There are almost all the ingredients

richissime, où l'oralité a longtemps prévalu comme moyen

in the country to boost the field of

de transmission. Si les témoignages des anciens restent

creative industries in general, and

un précieux trésor, l'audiovisuel représente désormais le

audio-visual in particular. The oppor-

vecteur le plus efficace pour véhiculer et promouvoir les

tunities are enormous, the hills are

éléments constitutifs de la culture rwandaise. Il existe, à

full of young talents eager to assert

travers le pays, presque tous les ingrédients pour dynamiser

themselves, and this by all means

le domaine des industries créatives en général, et l'activité

of existing artistic expression, while

audiovisuelle en particulier. Les possibilités sont immenses,

the natural resources of the country

les collines regorgent de jeunes talents désireux de s'affirm-

represent a haven among the most

er, et ce par tous les modes d'expression artistique existants,

estimable of the world.

tandis que les ressources naturelles du pays représentent un

The task of Rwanda Film Office (RFO)

écrin parmi les plus estimables du monde.

will be to structure all individual ini-

La tâche du Rwanda Film Office (RFO) sera de structurer

tiatives that emerge on the margins,

toutes les initiatives individuelles qui émergent en marge

to help all aspiring artists, neophytes

les unes des autres, d'aider tous les artistes en herbe, les

as well as the most experienced who

néophytes ainsi que les plus chevronnés qui ne savent

do not always know who to turn to

pas toujours vers qui se tourner pour lancer leurs pro-

launch their projects. "L’Etalon d’or

jets. "L'Etalon d'or attribué à Joël Karekezi pour son film

that literally translate to “The Golden

"Yennenga" au Fespaco 2019 a été un tournant. Nous avons

Stallion” which was awarded to Joel

les qualités artistiques pour sortir des films magnifiques,

Karekezi for his film ‘Yennenga’ at the

mais l'industrie mérite plus de soutien", analyse Teta Ndeju-

2019 Fespaco was a turning point, we

ru, la responsable du projet. Parallèlement, RFO tentera de

have the artistic qualities to release

convaincre réalisateurs, producteurs, studios et plateformes

great films,but the industry deserves

de diffusion du monde entier de choisir le Rwanda comme

more support," says Teta Ndejuru, the

cadre pour leur création future. Quelle meilleure publicité

project manager.

qu'un placement de produit des plus beaux décors naturels

In the meantime, RFO will try to convince directors, producers, studios and broadcast platforms around the world to choose Rwanda as a framework for their future creation. What better advertising than the product placement of Rwanda's finest natural settings on giant screens of inter-

du Rwanda sur les écrans géants des complexes cinématographiques internationaux ? "Trop peu de gens connaissent le Rwanda à l'heure actuelle, et c'est généralement à travers les tragédies que nous avons traversées. Les tournages, que l'on pourrait faciliter via différents avantages, pourraient combler ce déficit de notoriété, qui ne correspond pas au niveau de développement du pays", abonde Félix Sybonio, le chef de département de l'unité de gestion de projets stratégiques de RDB. "De plus, l'impulsion de RFO pourrait permettre aux artistes rwandais de porter eux-mêmes le récit de l'histoire du pays, jusqu'ici délégué systématiquement à des cinéastes étrangers", ajoute-il. Outre les retombées attendues de ce marketing touristique, les tournages réalisés au Rwanda entraîneraient naturelDECEMBER-FEBRUARY

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national film complexes? "Too few people know

lement des créations d'emploi. Entre les techniciens spécialisés (dans

Rwanda right now, and it's usually through the

le maquillage, les costumes, l'éclairage, la photographie, etc.) et le

tragedies we've gone through. Shootings facilitat-

secteur tertiaire (les repas et nuits d'hôtels garantis), il s'agirait d'une

ed through various advantages could fill in for the

plus-value pour toutes les régions concernées. Certains organismes

lack of awareness on the level of development of

conçus ailleurs dans le monde sur ce modèle ont pu, dans un deuxième

the country," says Felix Siboniyo, the head of stra-

temps, diversifier leurs activités et lancer une section de coproduction

tegic projects management unit at RDB. "Besides,

des films tournés sur le territoire, garantissant une manne financière

the impulse of RFO could allow Rwandan artists

en cas de succès au box-office (directement réinjectée dans les projets

to be the narrators of their own history, so far

suivants). En attendant de voir si RFO suivra cette direction, l'émula-

systematically delegated to foreign filmmakers,"

tion née de cette nouvelle initiative devrait logiquement ouvrir la voie

he adds.

d'une modernisation de tout le secteur et son expansion : une prestig-

In addition to the expected benefits of this tourism marketing, filming in Rwanda would naturally lead to job creations. Between specialized technicians (in make-up, costumes, lighting, photography, etc.) and the tertiary sector (meals and hotel accomodation), this would be an added value for all regions concerned. Some organizations conceived elsewhere in the world on this model were able, in a second phase, to diversify their activities and launch a co-production section of films shot on the territory, guaranteeing a financial windfall in the event of box-office success (directly reinjected in the following projects). While waiting to see if RFO will follow this direction, the emulation born of this new initiative should logically pave the way for a modernization of the whole sector and its expansion: a prestigious film school could be created, with the possible support of an institution recognized by the community, the Kigali Audio-visual Forum (KAF) could register as a key event of the African cultural calendar, and who knows, a theatre could one day be inaugurated. The country has the potential to develop this virtuous circle and many hopes will be allowed to thrive. Through effective collaboration and joint efforts among all stakeholders, Rwanda could use a cultural pillar essential to increase its employment rate and further assert itself on the international scene. 74 | INZOZI – RWANDAIR’S INFLIGHT MAGAZINE

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TRAVEL DIARY CARNET DE VOYAGE Are guests stealing from hotels? Friends, have we been behaving badly out there? What is this I hear about guests stealing from hotels? We need to talk. By| Par: Trezer Oguda

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Les clients volent-ils dans les hôtels ?

Mes amis, est-ce que nous nous sommes mal comportés ? Qu’est-ce que j’entends dire au sujet des invités qui volent dans les hôtels ? Il faut qu’on en parle.

A

u milieu de 2019, une vidéo d’une famille indienne sortant de leur hôtel à Bali, en Indonésie, a provoqué un torrent de discussions dans l’espace de voyage en ligne. La vidéo montrait le

personnel de l’hôtel en train de fouiller dans les bagages de ces clients à la recherche des biens de l’hôtel qu’ils étaient soupçonnés d’avoir volés.

I

n mid-2019, a video of an Indian family checking out of their hotel in Bali, Indonesia, caused ripples in the online travel

space. The video showed hotel staff digging

Leurs soupçons se concrétisèrent quand le personnel trouva des serviettes, des appareils électroniques, des objets de décoration et d’autres objets, ce qui les rendirent fous furieux. La famille a ensuite tenté de convaincre le personnel de ne pas appeler la police, affirmant qu’ils paieraient chacun des articles volés.

into the guests’ luggage in search of hotel

“Ce n’est pas une question d’argent. Nous savons que vous en avez

property they were suspected to have stolen.

beaucoup. C’est irrespectueux.” répondit le membre du personnel.

True to their suspicions, the staff found towels, electronics, decorative pieces and other things that had them fuming with rage. The family then tried to convince the staff not to call the police, saying they will pay for every item.

Plus la vidéo se diffusait, plus les gens donnaient leur opinion à ce sujet. D’audacieux échanges, que d’autres, d’ailleurs ont appelés du courage, ont choqué une partie de la population. Certains ont commencé à confesser qu’ils possédaient bien une réserve d’objets appartenant à différents hôtels : peignoirs, serviettes, sèche-cheveux. Beaucoup ont

“It is not about the money. We know you have

fait valoir qu’à un moment donné, la plupart d’entre nous avaient pris

lots of it. It is about disrespect. This is disre-

quelque chose appartenant à des hôtels et que la seule différence était

spectful.” A staff is overheard responding.

que nous n’avions pas étés appréhendés. Nous avons eu de la chance.

The more the video spread the more opinions grew. The audacity and what others called guts shocked a section of people. Others began confessing about owning a stash of things from different hotels: bathrobes, towels, blow-dryers. Many argued that at some point, most of

Peut-être que tout cela vous rend un peu défensif ou craintif, alors faisons une réflexion ; qu’est-ce que vous avez le droit d’emporter avec vous à votre départ et qu’est-ce qui fait de vous un …euh…quel est le mot ? Voleur ?

1. Kit d’hygiène

us have taken something from hotels and the

La plupart des hôtels proposent des kits d’hygiène de marque com-

only difference was that we were not caught.

prenant shampooings, revitalisants, gels de douche, bonnets de douche,

We got lucky. Maybe all this is getting you a

lotions, aiguilles et fils, dentifrice, brosses à dents et bien d’autres. L’en-

little bit defensive, or apprehensive, so let’s

semble varie d’un endroit à l’autre. Le consensus général est que vous

brainstorm; what are you allowed to take away

êtes autorisé à porter ce kit avec vous. J’ai personnellement une petite

with you on check out and what makes you a...

mallette qui me sauve souvent, en particulier lors de voyages soudains

err…what’s the word? Thief?

ou de courts séjours dans un AirBnB.

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2. Objets électroniques Ouais ! je vous ai à l’œil(rire) N’emballez pas cette télé. Laissez la boîte et le fer à repasser. Pourquoi portes-tu ce sèche-cheveux ? Pour l’amour du ciel, pas l’ampoule ! As-tu vraiment de la place pour ce pot ou cette bouilloire ? Ne me dis pas que tu vas installer ce téléphone chez toi. S’il te plaît, arrête. Tu ne voleras aucun de ces objets.

1. Hygiene set Most hotels offer branded miniature hygiene

3. Serviettes, peignoirs, draps, rideaux ...

sets that include shampoos, conditioners, show-

Je ne sais pas pour vous, mais je ne pense pas

er gels, shower caps, lotions, needle and thread,

que nous payons assez pour nous approprier

toothpaste, toothbrushes and many more. The

d’une façon permanente de ce qui précède. Ok,

set varies from place to place. The general con-

peut-être juste les pantoufles de chambre, rien

sensus is that you are allowed to carry this home

d’autre !

with you. I personally have a stash that has become a life saver especially during sudden trips or short stays at an AirBnB.

2. Electronics

4. Pièces décoratives Regardez, touchez, contemplez, admirez. C’est à peu près ça. Ne soyez pas pris en train de passer en fraude un pot en cérami-

Yeah. Don’t pack that TV. Leave the iron box

que ou un vase de fleurs. Imaginez la honte ! En

alone. Why are you carrying that blow-dryer?

fait, soyez gentil et laissez une note sur la façon

For heaven’s sake, not the bulb! Do you really

dont vous aimez le design d’intérieur et l’am-

have space for that jug or kettle? Don’t tell me

biance créée dans la pièce. C’est la seule bonne

you are going to install that telephone in your

chose à faire.

house. Please stop.

3. Towels, Bathrobes, Bedsheets, Curtains...

5. Service à thé Maintenant, qui va voler des tasses de thé, des pots et des cuillères à café ? Ne lève pas la

I don’t know about you, but I don’t think we pay

main, c’était une question rhétorique. Si vous

enough to warrant permanent ownership of the

êtes tenté d’emporter quelque chose du service

above. Ok, maybe just the house slippers, noth-

à thé, que diriez-vous des sachets de sucre, de

ing else!

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4. Decorative pieces Look, touch, sniff, admire. That’s about it. Don’t be caught smuggling out a ceramic pot or a flower vase. Imagine the shame! In fact, be nice and leave a note about how you love the interior design and the ambiance it created in the room. That’s the right thing to do.

5. Tea set Now, who is going around stealing tea cups, pots and spoons? Don’t lift your hand, that was a rhetorical question. If you are feeling tempted to carry something from the tea station, how about the sugar, coffee and tea sachets? These are usually complimentary. Do help yourself.

6. Papeterie

6. Stationery

Ah. Comment sauront-ils que vous avez dormi

Ah. How will they know you slept at that beau-

dans ce bel hôtel ? Voici une idée ! Laissez la

tiful hotel? Here’s an idea! Leave the branded

robe de marque tranquille et prenez les stylos

robe alone and carry the branded pens and

et les carnets qui portent la marque de cet hôtel.

books. The establishment expects you to use

L’établissement s’attend à ce que vous les uti-

them anyway.

lisiez quand même.

Did I leave anything out?

Ai-je oublié quelque chose ?

The situation is apparently so bad that some

La situation est apparemment si grave que cer-

budget hotels in Kenya are said to have cu-

tains hôtels économiques au Kenya auraient

rated ways of dealing with theft. It is not un-

trouvé des moyens de lutter contre le vol. Il

common to go to a hotel and find mismatched

n’est pas rare d’aller dans un hôtel et de trouver

bath slippers; red on the right and green on

des babouches incompatibles ; rouge à droite

the left. Looks like they had enough of buying

et verte à gauche. On dirait qu’ils en ont assez

slippers every other weekend.

d’acheter des babouches tous les week-ends.

Some high-end hotels offer guests a gift pack-

Certains hôtels de luxe proposent aux clients un

age, perhaps as a token of appreciation or

paquet-cadeau, en guise de remerciement, c’est

maybe as a subtle encouragement for one to

peut-être pour les dissuader de s’approprier des

keep their hands off their property.

biens qui ne leur appartiennent pas.

Right. Now that all this is out of the way, safe

Bien. Tout cela n’étant qu’une lecture mainten-

travels and do enjoy your stay at the hotel!

ant, on vous souhaite bon voyage et profitez de votre séjour à l’hôtel !

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ucun des personnages de Beneath the Lion’s Gaze n'est épargné. Chacun doit

faire face à une dictature violente qui laisse des traces, et qui entraîne des soupçons de culpabilité. Au Cœur d’Addis-Abeba dans les années septante, le roman de Maaza Mengiste donne un aperçu de la vie sous le régime militaire de Mengistu Haile Mariam, qui a destitué l’empereur Haile Selassie et mis fin à une monarchie éthiopienne vieille de 3000 ans. La représentation des deux hommes est fictive, avec le personnage du Major Guddu remplaçant Mengistu à la tête de la Derg, la junte militaire qui a gouverné l'Ethiopie, mais il s'agit bien d'une histoire inspirée de faits réels. Raconté du point de vue de Hailu - un médecin - et de son fils Dawit, Beneath the Lion’s Gaze s’ouvre au crépuscule du règne de l’empereur. La famine a une nouvelle fois dévasté la

By | Par : Shayera Dark

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campagne, laissant derrière elle une

emerging guiltless or unscathed.

Nous mangeons trop à Addis-Abeba.

Set in Addis Ababa in the mid-sev-

Mon corps gras ressemble à une tache

n Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, each

disette généralisée. La situation cho-

character contends with a vi-

que Mickey, le meilleur ami de Dawit,

olent dictatorship, with none

qui s'en épanche dans une lettre : «

enties, Maaza Mengiste’s novel gives a glimpse of life under Mengistu Haile Mariam’s military regime that

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dans ce village », écrit le jeune soldat avec dégoût. "Nous avons vécu en ville et nous avons oublié ces deposed Emperor Haile Selassie and ef-

personnes."

fectively ended Ethiopia’s 3000-year-old

Mickey, dont le père appauvri

monarchy. As with those of other actual

a travaillé jusqu’à sa mort pour

persons in the novel, the portrayal of both

labourer le sol, critique ensuite

men is fictional, with the character Major

l'empereur pour avoir négligé les

Giddu replacing Mengistu as head of the

pauvres et le système féodal qui

junta, the Derg.

favorise les propriétaires fonciers.

Narrated from the perspective of Hai-

Pressentant des manifestations,

lu—a medical doctor—and his son Dawit,

l'empereur dit à son Premier min-

Beneath the Lion’s Gaze opens in the

istre d'apaiser les paysans. Cette

twilight of the emperor’s rule. Famine has

fois-ci, les pots-de-vin ne donnent

once again wrecked the countryside, leav-

pas l’effet escompté, puisqu’un

ing mass starvation and indebted share-

nombre croissant de soldats se

croppers in its wake. Its severity shocks

joint à la mêlée d’Éthiopiens désil-

Dawit’s best friend, Mickey, prompting

lusionnés par leurs conditions de

him to detail his observations in a letter

vie.

to him.

En fin de compte, un coup d’Etat

“We eat too much in Addis Ababa. My thick body feels like a scar in this village,” writes the low-ranking soldier with disgust. “We have lived in the city and we have forgotten about these people.”

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sanglant se produit et marque le début du règne de terreur du Derg. Une période qui s'étend sur près de trois décennies et qui voit les dissidents brutalement réprimés, des assassinats arbitraires, des


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Mickey, whose impoverished father worked himself to death tilling the soil, goes on to criticise the emperor for neglecting the poor and the feudal system that favours landowners at their expense. Sensing that demonstrations are on the horizon, the emperor tells his prime minister to appease the peasants with hand-outs. This time, however, bribes don’t yield the desired effect as a growing number of soldiers have joined the fray of Ethiopians disillusioned with their living conditions. combats sporadiques entre combattants de la liberté et soldats, et la nationalisation de la propriété privée dans le cadre de la campagne communiste du régime, soutenue par les gouvernements cubain et russe. En période de crise nationale, il n’est pas rare que des citoyens se rebellent, comme le montre Beneath the Lion’s Gaze de manière poignante. Les amitiés sont brisées, l'amour est fracturé et les voisins se séparent alors que les personnages accordent la priorité à la survie, remettent en question leur moralité, tout en s'efforçant de se reconnaître dans un monde en rapide désintégration. « C’est le moment où tout le monde change », explique la belle-sœur de Dawit après avoir exprimé sa déception devant le soutien de sa petite amie aux programmes socialistes du régime. "La révolution bouleverse tout." L’amitié de Mickey avec Dawit s’est également détériorée après qu’il ait avoué son rôle

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Ultimately, a bloody coup ensues and kicks

dans le putsch et son allégeance à la dictat-

off the Derg’s reign of the terror, a period

ure. La relation de Dawit avec sa famille n’est

that spanned nearly three decades and saw

pas meilleure, lui qui a refusé d’abandonner

dissidents brutally suppressed, extrajudicial

ses activités politiques clandestines malgré

killings, sporadic gun battles between free-

les demandes pressantes de son père et de

dom fighters and soldiers, and the nation-

son grand frère. Pendant ce temps, Hailu est

alisation of private property as part of the

obligé de choisir entre sauver la vie d'un pris-

regime’s communist campaign backed by the

onnier mutilé et délivrer le coup de grâce.

Cuban and Russian governments.

Avec le temps, il apparaît clairement sous le

In national crises, it’s not uncommon for

régime militaire que l'honnêteté n'est pas

citizens to turn against one another, which

toujours la meilleure politique, que la vérité

Beneath the Lion’s Gaze poignantly portrays.

ne garantit pas la liberté et qu'une confron-

Friendships are broken, love is fractured, and

tation ouverte entraîne une mort certaine. En

neighbours become estranged as characters

conséquence, certains se résignent au statu

prioritises survival, question their morality

quo par peur et par apathie.

and struggle to recognise themselves in a rapidly disintegrating world. “It’s these times, everyone is changing,” explains Dawit’s sister-in-law after he expresses his disappointment over his girlfriend’s support of the regime’s socialist programs. “The revolution is turning everything upside

« L’Éthiopie était devenue un pays d’observateurs », conclut Hailu après sa sortie de prison. Mais d'autres, comme Dawit, considèrent la subversion comme une arme contre le totalitarisme. La résistance se traduit alors

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Mickey’s friendship with Dawit also sours after he confess-

par l’enterrement des personnes exécutées, la

es his role in the putsch, and is worsened by his continued

distribution de tracts politiques critiquant le

allegiance to the dictatorship. Dawit’s relationship with

régime, l'affichage en privé du drapeau éthiopi-

his family doesn’t fare any better, having refused to give

en précédant la révolution, et le soutien discret

up his clandestine political activities despite his father and

aux dissidents. Ces actes de rébellion se révèlent

elder brother’s earnest pleas. Meanwhile, Hailu is forced to

bientôt insuffisants et inefficaces pour Dawit, qui

choose between saving the life of a mutilated prisoner and

finit par rejoindre la résistance armée, lorsque le

delivering the coup de grace.

jeune fils d’un voisin est emprisonné et torturé

As time goes on, it becomes clear under the military regime that honesty isn’t always the best policy,

à mort pour avoir aidé par inadvertance les rebelles.

the truth doesn’t guarantee freedom, and

Bien que l’Éthiopie ait la particu-

open confrontation means certain death.

larité d’être le seul pays d’Afrique

Resultantly, some resign themselves to

à avoir échappé à la domination

the status quo out of fear and apathy. “Ethiopia had become a country of watchers,” concludes Hailu after his release from prison.

“Ethiopia had become a country of watchers,” concludes Hailu after his release from prison.

But others like Dawit take up subversion as a weapon against totalitarianism. Resistance then becomes an act of burying the executed, distributing political pamphlets critical of the regime, displaying Ethiopia’s pre-revolution flag in private, and quietly supporting dissidents. These acts of rebellion soon prove insufficient and ineffectual to Dawit, who eventually joins the armed resistance when a neighbour’s young son is imprisoned and tortured to death for inadvertently helping rebels. Although Ethiopia has the distinction of being the only country in Africa to have escaped colonial rule, it fell victim to the Cold War scramble for Africa. It is this historical pe-

coloniale, il a été une victime collatérale de la guerre froide. C’est cette période historique que Beneath the Lion’s Gaz, examine, révélant l’impact néfaste du communisme sur les vies et les entreprises. Au cours de cette période, des

dizaines de milliers de civils éthiopiens sont tués avec des armes fournies par la Russie, tandis que des conseillers étrangers « s’installant dans les foyers les plus nationalisés » ont bouleversé l'économie. En fin de compte, la junte n'a fait que dégrader le sort de l’Éthiopie et a soutenu un climat politique et économique sans merci, qui a amené les Éthiopiens à se battre une nouvelle fois pour défendre l’âme de leur pays.

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DÉCOUVREZ: LA VIEILLE VILLE DE JAFFA, qui regorge de petites échoppes artisanales, de galeries d’art, mais aussi de superbes édifices datant de l’époque ottomane constitue un lieu de visite incontournable.


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GUANGZHOU

KINSHASA

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tation. First class from starters to

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EAT: FLORE The right address for local

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Overlooking the Congo River,

le Pullman Kinshasa Grand

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Incarnant les arts modernes

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du mausolée de Laurent Désiré

with cutting-edge design, the

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mausoleum. Nearby you can

vue sur la rivière Pearl

visiter le musée de Kinshasa et

temporary guestrooms with

visit the Kinshasa Museum

l'académie des Beaux-Arts.

view of the Pearl River

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and the Academy of Fine Arts.

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DISCOVER: ACADE-

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l’histoire de Guangzhou.

Founded in 1933 in Matadi,

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quotidiennement au public.

mondiale et ses Ferrari.

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ABUJA

CAPETOWN

EAT: CAPETOWN is famous for its diverse cuisine, making it hard to choose. Why not go for uber trendy with Chef’s Warehouse & Canteen. They don’t take bookings, but chef Tomlin serves up spectacular tapas that are well worth the wait. And waiting is not bad, if you can sit in their bar called “No reservations”. STAY: IN THE MOOD FOR A BEACHY STAY? Head to Camps Bay and check into the Marly, a boutique hotel featuring work of contemporary South African artists. Rooms are stylishly decorated in white and gray tones and offer either mountain views or sea views. Now there’s a tough choice! EXPLORE: UNDER APARTHEID RULE, the Bo Kaap neighborhood was designated “Cape Muslims only.” These Muslim communities, descendants of slaves traded by the Dutch from the Indies, painted their homes in bright kaleidoscopic colors. Stroll among the many mosques and enjoy Malay cuisine!

MANGEZ: CAPETOWN est célèbre pour sa cuisine diversifiée, rendant difficile à choisir. Sans opter pour uber trendy, Chef's Warehouse & Canteen. Sans réservations, mais le chef Tom lin sert des tapas spectaculaires qui valent bien l'attente. SEJOURNEZ: ENVIE D'UN SÉJOUR BALNÉAIRE? À Camps Bay, rejoignez le Marly, un hôtel paré d’œuvres d'artistes sud-africains contemporains. Les chambres sont aux tons blancs et gris offrant une vue sur la montagne ou sur la mer. DÉCOUVREZ: SOUS LE RÉGIME DE L'APARTHEID, le quartier de Bo Kaap était désigné «juste pour les musulmans». Ces communautés musulmanes, descendantes d'esclaves échangées par les Hollandais depuis les Indes, ont peint leurs maisons dans des couleurs kaléidoscopiques.

EAT: LOCATED ON WITHIN THE SHOP RITE JABI COMPLEX ARGUNGU, is the third location for proprietors of Nkoyo and Marsala Wahala. Launched with a thatched beach front theme the restaurant is absolutely fantastic! The cozy outdoor thatched cabana is serviced by large cooling fans and a team of efficient waiters.

MANGEZ: SITUÉ SUR LE RITE DE MAGASIN JABI COMPLEXE ARGUNGU, est le troisième emplacement pour les propriétaires de Nkoyo et Marsala Wahala. Lancé avec un thème de plage au toit de chaume, le restaurant est absolument fantastique! La confortable cabane au toit de chaume est desservie par de grands ventilateurs et une équi-

STAY: STONEHEDGE HOTEL, The quality of the hotel is very high, excellent rooms, good staff and a large impressive reception. You are treated with great courtesy and friendship.

SÉJOURNEZ: STONEHEDGE HOTEL, LA QUALITÉ DE L'HÔTEL EST TRÈS ÉLEVÉ, d'excellentes chambres, un bon personnel et une grande réception impressionnante. Vous êtes traité avec beaucoup de courtoisie et d'amitié.

EXPLORE: ABUJA NATIONAL MOSQUE, It is holy and artistic prayer place. The golden dome and minarets of the national mosque dominate the skyline of Nigeria’s capital city. It was built in year 1984.

pe de serveurs efficaces.

DÉCOUVREZ: LA MOSQUÉE NATIONALE D'ABUJA, c'est lieu de prière sacré et artistique. Le dôme doré et les minarets de la mosquée nationale dominent l'horizon de la capitale du Nigeria. Son construit en l'année 1984.

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LONDON

COTONOU

EAT : GOLDEN CHIPPY is a top contender for the “best fidh & chips you’ve ever had”. Crunchy on the outside and the fish melts in your mouth, absolutely divine!

MANGEZ : LE GOLDEN CHIPPY est un des prétendants les plus sérieux au titre de « meilleur fish & chips que vous n’ayez jamais mangé ». Croustillant à l’intérieur et fondant à l’intérieur, absolument divin !

STAY: WE RECOMMEND HOTEL 41, close to Buckingham Palace, with spacious and stylish rooms; they treat customers like royalty at breakfast and the service is overall impeccable. The hotel is in a good location and the well-stocked bar another great reason to stay.

SÉJOURNEZ: NOUS VOUS RECOMMANDONS HOTEL 41, proche du palais de Buckingham, doté de chambres spacieuses et élégantes. Les clients y sont traités comme des membres de la famille royale au petit déjeuner et le service est en général impeccable. L’hôtel est bien placé et le bar bien garni sont une autre raison de rester.

EXPLORE: SHOREDITCH is the trendiest neighborhood in London. Esepcially street art enthusiasts will enjoy navigating this eclectic part of town.

DÉCOUVREZ: SHOREDITCH est le quartier le plus tendance de Londres. Les amateurs d’art de rue en particulier apprécieront de se promener dans cette partie éclectique de la ville.

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EAT : LA CABANE DU PECHEUR is peaceful, clean and offers a beautiful sea view, a good hideaway from the crowded city of Cotonou. Sipping beers while enjoying the day slowly passing by.... So lovely

MANGEZ: LA CABANE DU PÊCHEUR est un endroit très serein, propre et offre une vue magnifique sur la mer, une parfaite parenthèse dans la très fréquentée ville de Cotonou. Boire des bières en profitant de la journée qui passe doucement est tellement agréable…

STAY: MAISON ROUGE is located in a secure estate along Boulevard de Censad in a posh neighborhood of Cotonou. Close to the beach and supermarket Erevan.

SÉJOURNEZ: L’HÔTEL MAISON ROUGE est situé le long du boulevard Censad dans un quartier huppé de Cotonou. Proche de la plage et du supermarché Erevan.

EXPLORE: FONDATION ZINSOU, a contemporary art museum with knowledgeable staff to explain the meaning of each piece. Don’t forget to check out highlights such as “le fou du village” and “le tem-

DÉCOUVREZ: LA FONDATION ZINSOU, un musée d’art contemporain au personnel compétent pour expliquer la signification de chaque oeuvre. N’oubliez pas d’admirer les oeuvres clés telles que “le fou du village” et “le temple des pythons”. Profitez-en bien !

ple des pythons”. Enjoy!

"Etoile rouge" which is in central of cotonou, the capital of Benin located in west africa

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MUMBAI

BUJUMBURA

Hotel Roca Golf

EAT : IF YOU’RE ON A BUDGET, VISIT POT POURRI in Carlton center in Bandra West. More upmarket is Indigo4 on Mandlik Road. Ask for a table on the terrace, on the roof in the shade of the frangipani. STAY: FIND YOUR HOTEL IN THE LIVELY AREA COLABA, close to the Gateway of India and enjoy the views of the Bay of Mumbai EXPLORE: STROLL THROUGH WALKESHWAR TEMPLE OR VISIT THE GANDHI MUSEUM. Discover Indian street food like samosas, curry and Pani Puri. Prefer the nightlife? In Enigma club in Hotel Taj Mahal, you could meet the rising stars of Bollywood.

MANGEZ : SI VOUS AVEZ UN BUDGET LIMITÉ, RENDEZ-VOUS À POT POURRI dans le centre Carlton dans Bandra Ouest. Un peu plus huppé, vous apprécierez Indigo4 sur Mandlik Road. Demandez une table sur la terrasse, sur le toit à l’ombre des frangipaniers. SÉJOURNEZ: VOUS TROUVEREZ VOTRE HÔTEL DANS LE TRÈS VIVANT QUARTIER DE COLABA, proche de la Porte de l’Inde et profiterez ainsi des très belles vues sur la baie de Mumbai. DÉCOUVREZ: PROMENEZ-VOUS DANS LE TEMPLE DE WALKESHWAR OU VISITEZ LE MUSÉE DE GHANDI. Découvrez la nourriture indienne de rue, telle que les samosas, les currys ou le panipuri. Vous préférez la vie nocturne ? Dans la boîte de nuit Enigma, à l’hôtel Taj Mahal, vous pourriez bien rencontrer les stars montantes de Bollywood.

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EAT : KANOWE RESTAURANT has a friendly vibe and beautiful gardens. Enjoy eating outdoors, the perfect way to beat the heat after a busy day. We recommend their juicy kebabs (Grand Monsieur) and sangala fish. STAY: HOTEL ROCA GOLF is located a stone’s throw from the city centre and has breathtaking views of Bujumbura golf course. You will receive a welcome worthy of a five star hotel from the friendly staff. EXPLORE: FOR AN AFRICAN SHOPPING EXPERIENCE, visit one of Bujumbura’s bustling markets, with colourful fabrics and fresh produce. The craft market near the U.S. Embassy has beautiful hand made goods from local artists

MANGEZ : LE RESTAURANT KANOWE offre une atmosphère conviviale et de très beaux jardins. Vous pourrez en profiter pour manger dehors, une façon parfaite de se rafraîchir après une journée bien chargée. Nous recommandons leurs juteuses brochettes (Grand Monsieur) et leur sangala (poisson). SÉJOURNEZ : L’HÔTEL ROCA GOLF est situé à deux pas du centre ville et est doté de vues imprenables sur le parcours de golf. Vous y recevrez un accueil digne d’un hôtel cinq étoiles de la part d’un personnel très aimable. DÉCOUVREZ: POUR UNE EXPÉRIENCE DE SHOPPING AFRICAIN, rendez-vous dans un des dynamiques marchés de Bujumbura, rempli de tissus colorés et de produits frais. Le marché d’art, proche de l’ambassade américaine propose des produits faits main par des artistes locaux.


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KIGALI

EAT: CUCINA RESTAURANT serves traditional Italian cuisine in a relaxed, welcoming and rustic surrounding. Savor Italian recipes prepared by experienced chefs in Kigali. STAY: KIGALI MARRIOTT HOTEL offers you a world class experience and impeccable service right at the heart of Kigali. Guaranteed you will love your spacious room with spectacular views. EXPLORE: THE KIGALI GENOCIDE MEMORIAL is unique and offers insights in the history of the genocide and its causes. The simplicity and scale of the memorial affects deeply. Make sure to take the audio tour. For a lively evening, discover one of the former (old) districts of the city of Kigali, NYAMIRAMBO.

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MANGEZ : LE RESTAURANT CUCINA sert une cuisine italienne traditionnelle dans un cadre décontracté, accueillant et rustique. Savourez des recettes italiennes préparées par des chefs expérimentés à Kigali.

EAT:THE YELLOW CHILI RESTAURANT & BAR specializes in Nigeria cuisine. The bar is frequented in the evenings by the local elite and is located in the business district of Victoria island.

MANGEZ : LE YELLOW CHILI RESTAURANT & BAR est spécialisé en cuisine Nigériane. Le bar est fréquenté en soirée par l’élite locale et est situé dans le quartier des affaires de l’île Victoria.

SÉJOURNEZ : LE KIGALI MARRIOTT HÔTEL vous propose une expérience de classe mondiale et un service impeccable en plein cœur de Kigali. Garanti que vous allez adorer votre chambre spacieuse avec une vue spectaculaire.

STAY: THE WHEATBAKER HOTEL offers excellent rooms, amenities and service. Another highlight is the breakfast buffet. Conveniently situated close to Victoria Island, the hotel lives up to international standard.

SÉJOURNEZ : L’HÔTEL WHEATBAKER propose d’excellentes chambres, infrastructures et services. L’autre point marquant est le buffet du petit déjeuner. Très bien situé, proche de l’île Victoria, l’hôtel est à la hauteur des standards internationaux.

DÉCOUVREZ: LE MÉMORIAL DU GÉNOCIDE DE KIGALI est unique et présente l’histoire du génocide et de ses causes. La simplicité et l’ampleur du mémorial affectent profondément. Assurez-vous de faire la visite avec l’audio-guide. Pour une soirée animée, découvrez l’un des plus anciens districts de la ville de Kigali, Nyamirambo

EXPLORE : NIKE GALLERY is a gold mine of interesting arts and crafts. The range and diversity of the work are very special indeed. You will feel amazed by the vibrant colors and materials that these talented artists are using.

DÉCOUVREZ : LA NIKE GALLERY est une mine d’or d’artisanat. La gamme et la diversité des objets sont tout à fait uniques. Vous serez impressionnés par les couleurs vives et les matériaux utilisés par ces talentueux artistes.

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JOHANNESBURG

EAT : THE LEOPARD serves sophisticated, innovative food in a relaxed atmosphere. Owner/chef Andrea Burgener creates South African dishes with a quirky, modern flair. The decor, with mismatched tableware and antique prints on the walls, feels like a modernized version of your grandmother’s dining room. STAY: THE AFRICAN PRIDE MELROSE ARCH HOTEL offers clean rooms, great beds, and courteous and helpful staff. The area offers many good restaurants and cool shops. EXPLORE : THE APARTHEID MUSEUM is an essential stop for anyone who wants to learn about the turbulent and heart wrenching history of South Africa’s racial segregation.

MANGEZ : THE LEOPARD sert des plats sophistiqués, innovants dans une ambiance détendue. La propriétaire/chef Andrea Burgener crée des plats Sud Africains avec style original et moderne. Le décor, avec sa vaisselle dépareillée et ses affiches anciennes aux murs, nous donnent le sentiment d’être dans une version plus moderne de la salle à manger de notre grand-mère. SÉJOURNEZ: L’AFRICAN PRIDE MELROSE ARCH HOTEL propose des chambres propres, de grands lits, et un personnel courtois et serviable. Le secteur comporte de nombreux bons restaurants et de très sympathiques magasins. DÉCOUVREZ : LE MUSÉE DE L’APARTHEID est une étape essentielle pour tous ceux qui souhaitent en apprendre plus sur la tumultueuse et déchirante histoire de la ségrégation raciale en Afrique du Sud.

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LUSAKA

EAT : if you are into healthy dishes you will love “3 TREES” on Nkanchibaya road. Meat lovers will be well served in Chicago Bistro.

MANGEZ : Si vous êtes intéressés par des plats sains, vous allez adorer « 3 TREES » sur Nkanchibaya road. Les amateurs de viande seront bien servis au Chicago Bistro.

STAY: THE SOUTHERN SUN RIDGEWAY is conveniently located in Lusaka’s business district, close to government offices and embassies.. Set in attractive, landscaped gardens, the hotel offers business and leisure travelers a welcoming atmosphere.

SÉJOURNEZ: LE SOUTHERN SUN RIDGEWAY est bien situé, dans le quartier des affaires de Lusaka, proche des bureaux gouvernementaux et des ambassades. Entouré de jardins paysagers, l’hôtel offre une atmosphère accueillante aux voyageurs d’affaires et de tourisme.

EXPLORE : LOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK offers unique opportunities to get close to wildlife wandering in and out of the Zambezi. On the opposite side of the river lies the famous Mana Pools Reserve in Zimbabwe.

DÉCOUVREZ : LE PARC NATIONAL LOWER ZAMBEZI est une opportunité unique de se rapprocher des animaux sauvages qui entrent et sortent du Zambezi. De l’autre côté de la rivière se trouve la fameuse réserve Mana Pools du Zimbabwe.


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JUBA

KILIMANJARO

EAT : Enjoy Indian food and pizza at “SPICE AND HERBS”. It has a nice terrace and is perfect in the evenings.

MANGEZ : Savourez une délicieuse pizza ou plat indien chez « SPICE AND HERBS ». Il dispose d’une belle terrasse, parfaite pour la soirée.

EAT : THE SALZBURGER CAFÉ AND STEAKHOUSE has touches of the Austrian Alps mixed with local African dishes.

MANGEZ : LE SALZBURGER CAFÉ AND STEAKHOUSE comporte des touches des Alpes autrichiennes mélangées à des plats africains locaux.

STAY : ACACIA VILLAGE is the pearl of Juba. Hidden behind the compound walls it is a relaxed and welcoming village. Staff are helpful and the food is excellent. The hotel also has a private pool

SÉJOURNEZ : L’ACACIA VILLAGE est la perle de Juba. Caché derrière les murs du complexe vous trouverez un village détendu et accueillant. Le personnel est serviable et la nourriture excellente. L’hôtel est également doté d’une piscine privée.

STAY : THE MOUNTAIN INN HOTEL is conveniently located close to shopping areas. The rooms are decorated in lovely African style with spacious bathrooms..

SÉJOURNEZ : L’HÔTEL MOUNTAIN INN est idéalement situé proche des zones commerciales. Les chambres sont décorées dans un très beau style africain et les salles de bain sont spacieuses.

EXPLORE : THE KILIMANJARO is the highest mountain in Africa at 19,341 feet (5,895 meters), but it isn’t a mountain in a traditional sense. It is actually a giant stratovolcano that began forming about a million years ago. The least strenuous and therefore most popular climb

DÉCOUVREZ : LE KILIMANJARO est la montagne la plus élevée d’Afrique à 5,895m d’altitude, mais ce n’est pas une montagne dans le sens traditionnel du terme. C’est en fait un stratovolcan géant qui a commencé à se former il y a environ un million d’années. L’ascension la moins périlleuse et donc la plus populaire est

EXPLORE : THE WHITE BULL is a symbol of peace after struggle. You can watch herds of cows cross the city centre on their way to the cattle market. Bulls have horns up to six feet long. White Bull is also the national beer in Sudan.

DÉCOUVREZ : LE TAUREAU BLANC est le symbole de la paix après la lutte. Vous pourrez voir des hordes de vaches traverser le centre-ville vers le marché au bétail. Les taureaux ont des cornes jusqu’à deux mètres de long. La White Bull (taureau blanc) est également la bière nationale du Soudan.

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celle de l’itinéraire du Marangu.


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BRAZZAVILLE

EAT : THE EWAAN, located in the Palace Downtown hotel, offers a lovely oriental décor and great views of Burj Khalifa from its outside terrace. Don’t skip their roast station with marinated lamb and beef roast cooked to perfection.

MANGEZ : L’EWAAN, qui se trouve au sein de l’hôtel Palace Downtown, propose un très beau décor oriental et de superbes vues de Burj Khalifa depuis sa terrasse extérieure. Ne manquez pas leur station rôtisserie qui propose un agneau mariné et un rôti de boeuf cuits à la perfection.

STAY : SAVOY SUITES business hotel in Dubai offers studio rooms and two-bedroom suites. They all feature spacious closets with classy fixtures and a fully equipped kitchenette.

SÉJOURNEZ : L’HÔTEL D’AFFAIRES SAVOY SUITES à Dubai propose des studios et des suites de deux chambres. Ils sont tous dotés de spacieux placards aux élégants équipements et comportent une kitchenette toute équipée.

EXPLORE : Enjoy an adrenaline rush sandboarding down Dubai’s desert dunes, driving in a 4x4 through the desert or riding a camel Bedouin style. End the day with a traditional tamboura dance performance under the twinkling stars.

DÉCOUVREZ : Vous apprécierez la montée d’adrénaline que vous procurera la descente en sandboard sur les dunes du désert de Dubai, le trajet en 4X4 à travers le désert ou la promenade à dos de chameau dans un parfait style Bédouin. Vous terminerez la journée devant un spectacle de danse traditionnelle Tambura sous les étoiles scintillantes.

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EAT : MAMI WATA RESTAURANT has a stunning riverside location. The food is great and the service is friendly. On the menu are pizzas, brochettes, fried plantains and chips. STAY : HOTEL MIKHAEL’S is an elegant boutique hotel within walking distance from the city’s main attractions and not far from the airport. EXPLORE : THE BEAUTIFUL BASILIQUE STE ANNE in central Brazzaville is a great piece of architecture and a peaceful oasis. Its unique green tiles that add a special beauty to the building.

MANGEZ : LE RESTAURANT MAMI WATA est doté d’un emplacement exceptionnel en bord de rivière. La nourriture est excellente et le service convivial. Au menu on trouve des pizzas, des brochettes, des bananes plantain et des frites. SÉJOURNEZ : L’HÔTEL MIKHAEL’S est un élégant hôtel boutique à quelques pas des attractions principales de la ville et non loin de l’aéroport. DÉCOUVREZ : LA MAGNIFIQUE BASILIQUE STE ANNE au centre ville de Brazzaville est une formidable oeuvre architecturale et une oasis de paix. Ses tuiles vertes uniques rendent ce bâtiment encore plus beau.


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ACCRA

EAT : MAMMA MIA offers great and arguably the best pizza in Accra with indoor as well as outdoor seating STAY: LABADI BEACH HOTEL is set amid tropical gardens on Labadi Beach a short drive from the National Museum of Ghana and Osu Castle. Freebies include parking and breakfast, which is served in an elegant restaurant. There’s also a piano bar, a cocktail lounge, and a terrace overlooking an outdoor pool. EXPLORE : Check out the famous photos of Kwame Nkrumah with the 1960s world leaders at the KWAME NKRUMAH MEMORIAL PARK. Also, don’t miss his well preserved Blue Cadillac.

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MANGEZ : MAMMA MIA vous propose sans doute les meilleures pizzas d’Accra, et dispose d’un espace pour s’asseoir à l’intérieur ainsi qu’à l’extérieur. SÉJOURNEZ : LABADI BEACH HOTEL est situé au coeur des jardins tropicaux sur la plage de Labadi, à quelques minutes en voiture du Musée National du Ghana et du Château d’Osu. Sont inclus dans le prix, le parking ainsi que le petit déjeuner qui est servi dans un élégant restaurant. On y trouve aussi un piano bar, un bar à cocktail et une terrasse surplombant une piscine extérieure. DÉCOUVREZ : Allez voir les fameuses photos de Kwame Nkrumah avec les dirigeants du monde des années 1960s au MÉMORIAL KWAME NKRUMAH. Ne manquez pas d’admirer également sa Cadillac bleue en très bon état.

STAY: L'HÔTEL SLIPWAY is situated on the waterfront of the Msasani peninsula and once you are there you never have to leave. The buzzing complex offers a total experience with restaurants, café’s, banks, galleries a spa and a souk for shopping. The older part of the hotel has a Swahili feel, with local style furniture and colorful tingatinga paintings on its roof. EAT: For inexpensive Swahili fare and local food favorites, head to Chef’s Pride, a popular local eatery on CHAGGA STREET, where you can choose from a wide variety of dishes like biryani, kisamvu curry, pizza and coconut fish. EXPLORE: If you are hunting for souvenirs, the TINGATINGA ARTS COOPERATIVE SOCIETY sells the bright, cartoon-like tingatinga paintings that were made famous by Edward Tingatinga (1932-1972). You

MANGEZ: Pour les plats bon marché et les plats préférés des swahili, rendez-vous au fierté du Chef's Pride, un restaurant populaire de LA RUE CHAGGA, où vous pourrez choisir parmi une grande variété de plats comme le biryani, le curry kisamvu, la pizza et le poisson à la noix de coco. SÉJOURNEZ : L'HÔTEL SLIPWAY est situé sur le front de mer de la péninsule de Msasani et une fois que vous y êtes, vous n’avez jamais à partir. Le complexe animé offre une expérience totale avec des restaurants, des cafés, des banques, des galeries, un spa et un souk pour faire du shopping. La partie la plus ancienne de l'hôtel dégage une impression de swahili, avec un mobilier de style local et des peintures de tingatinga colorées sur son toit. DÉCOUVREZ : Si vous êtes à la recherche de souvenirs, la TINGATINGA ARTS COOPERATIVE SOCIETY vend les peintures de tingatinga aux couleurs vives et aux dessins animés rendues célèbres par Edward Tingatinga (1932-1972). Vous pouvez également voir des artistes au travail.

can also see artists at work.

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DOUALA

KAMEMBE

EAT: YOUPWE, is a small restaurant by the sea that offers fresh fish caught right before your eyes. A selection is presented to you as soon as it’s out of the water

MANGEZ : YOUPWE, est un petit restaurant en bord de mer qui propose du poisson frais pêché juste sous vos yeux. Une sélection vous est présentée dès qu’ils sortent de l’eau.

STAY: THE STARLAND HOTEL is a new four-star hotel in the Bonapriso neighbourhood near the flower market. The hotel has a swimming pool, Wi-Fi and AC.

SÉJOURNEZ : LE STARLAND HOTEL est un hôtel quatre étoiles dans le quartier de Bonapriso proche du marché aux fleurs. L’hôtel est doté d’une piscine, du wifi et de la climatisation.

EXPLORE : THE COASTLINE OF DOUALA is perfect for tourists to explore. Visit the Akwa and Bonanjo palaces, the Bonanjo Maritime Museum, the Akwa Craft Centre, the Centenary Church, Cathedral and the ‘Bonanjo comptoir colonial’. Make sure not to miss the flower

DÉCOUVREZ : LA CÔTE DE DOUALA est l’endroit parfait à découvrir pour les touristes. Visitez les palais d’Akwa et de Bonanjo, le Musée Maritime de Bonanjo, le Centre d’Artisanat d’Akwa, l’Église du Centenaire et le « comptoir colonial de Bonanjo ». Assurez-vous de ne pas manquer le marché

market in Bonapriso.

aux fleurs de Bonapriso.

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EAT : IN ÉMERAUDE KIVU RESORT you can enjoy food on the terrace with spectacular views of Lake Kivu and the hills of eastern Congo. The local favourite is Isambaza (fried fishes) and fresh juice made from local fruits and vegetables.

MANGEZ : AU SEIN DE L’ÉMERAUDE KIVU RESORT vous pourrez savourer vos repas sur la terrasse avec une vue spectaculaire sur le Lac Kivu et les collines de l’Est du Congo. Les spécialités locales sont les Isambaza (poissons frits) et le jus frais produit à partir des fruits et légumes locaux.

STAY: THE BRAND NEW ÉMERAUDE KIVU RESORT is located on a quiet peninsula only 15 minutes from the airport. Wake up to stunning views from your private balcony.

SÉJOURNEZ: LE TOUT NOUVEAU ÉMERAUDE KIVU RESORT est situé à 15 minutes seulement de l’aéroport. Vous vous réveillerez avec une vue époustouflante de votre balcon privé.

EXPLORE: KAMEMBE is a town full of history, with many colonial buildings to show for it. Lake Kivu can be explored by boat and the water’s edge is home

DÉCOUVREZ: KAMEMBE est une ville pleine d’histoire, et la présence de nombreux bâtiments coloniaux le prouve. Il est possible de découvrir le lac en bateau et ses rives accueillent de nombreuses espèces

to magnificent bird life.

d’oiseaux magnifiques.


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LIBREVILLE

EAT: L’ODIKA in Libreville’s Louis Quarter mixes local Gabonese flavours with Creole and offers a good selection of vegetarian dishes. STAY: VISIT THE RESIDENCE HOTELIERE DU PHARE for a relaxing stay in a charming boutique hotel on the beach where the sound of waves lull you to sleep. Guests are often treated to live jazz music. RELAX: Take a boat or jet ski from Libreville to POINTE-DENIS BEACH on the peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and Gabon Estuary. Explore the shore, take a trip into the jungle, and see the endangered leatherback sea turtle.

MOMBASA

MANGEZ: L’ODIKA dans le quartier Louis de Libreville, mélange les saveurs gabonaises locales et propose une belle sélection de plats végétariens. SÉJOURNEZ: VISITEZ LA RÉSIDENCE HÔTELIÈRE DU PHARE pour un séjour relaxant dans un charmant hôtel boutique sur la plage, où vous serez bercés par le son des vagues. Les voyageurs ont souvent le plaisir de pouvoir écouter des performances de groupes de jazz. DÉCOUVREZ: Prenez le bateau ou le jet ski de Libreville à LA PLAGE DE POINTE-DENIS sur la péninsule entre l’Océan Atlantique et l’estuaire du Gabon. Découvrez la côte, promenez-vous dans la jungle et vous pourrez également voir la célèbre tortue luth, désormais menacée.

EAT: For delicious fresh seafood, visit the JUMBA RUINS MONSOONS, north of Mombasa. We recommend the seafood platter for two and garlic octopus.

MANGEZ: Pour savourer de délicieux fruits de mer, visitez le JUMBA RUINS MONSOONS, au Nord de Mombasa. Nous vous recommandons le plateau de fruits de mer pour déguster deux poulpes à l’ail.

STAY: THE SHIPTHEMED VOYAGER BEACH RESORT is a beautiful beach getaway. The all- inclusive resort is ideal for families, has three swimming pools, and a range of water activities, excursions to local attractions and supervised programs for children.

SÉJOURNEZ: LE VOYAGER BEACH RESORT, sur le thème du bateau, est un très bel endroit pour des vacances à la plage. Le complexe tout-compris est idéal pour les familles. Il est doté de trois piscines et de toute une gamme d’activités aquatiques, excursions dans des attractions locales et de programmes supervisés pour les enfants.

EXPLORE: VISIT FORT JESUS at the entrance to the harbour for a glimpse into history. Built by the Portuguese in 1593 and now a national museum, there is also an excellent

DÉCOUVREZ: VISITEZ FORT JESUS à l’entrée du port pour une visite dans l’histoire. Construit par les portugais en 1593, et désormais un musée national, on y trouve également un excellent spectacle de son et lumière.

sound and light show.

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HARARE

EAT: For an unforgettable meal of fresh fish visit TAMARIND NAIROBI located in the National Bank Building. The seafood is flown in daily from the coast.

MANGEZ : Pour un inoubliable repas de viande ou de poisson frais, rendez-vous au TAMARIND NAIROBI. Le restaurant est approvisionné au quotidien en fruits de mer frais de la côte.

STAY: The luxurious fivestar NAIROBI SERENA HOTEL is a peaceful retreat in the bustling city centre. Relax by the heated pool, in the beautiful hotel gardens, the health club or in the spacious rooms and executive suites.

SÉJOURNEZ : Le luxurieux cinqétoiles SERENA HOTEL NAIROBI offre un moment de tranquillité pour oublier le trépidant centre ville. Relaxez-vous au bord de la piscine chauffée, dans les très beaux jardins, au club de sport ou dans les spacieuses chambres et suites exécutives.

EXPLORE: NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK is the only protected area close to a capital city. The beautiful savannah is full of impressive wildlife, including the endangered black rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, elephant, giraffe, and over 400 bird species.

DÉCOUVREZ : LE PARC NATIONAL DE NAIROBI est la seule zone protégée proche d’une capitale. La très belle savane est remplie d’une faune impressionnante, y compris des rhinocéros noirs menacés, des lions, des léopards, des guépards, des hyènes, des éléphants, des girafes et plus de 400 espèces d’oiseaux.

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EAT: Do not let your first day pass without visiting AMANZI RESTAURANT, set on a stunning property. The musical entertainment is excellent and the owners are a lot of fun!

MANGEZ: Ne laissez pas un jour se passer sans vous rendre au RESTAURANT AMANZI, situé sur une superbe propriété, l’animation musicale est excellente et les propriétaires très sympathiques !

STAY: CRESTA LODGE is located outside the Harare CBD; the rooms are very clean and the staff is super friendly. The garden is very refreshing and there is a great swimming pool for those who love to cool off in the water.

SÉJOURNEZ: CRESTA LODGE est situé en dehors du District des Affaires d’Harare, les chambres y sont très propres et le personnel très amical. Le jardin est rafraîchissant et il y a une très belle piscine pour ceux qui souhaiteraient se rafraîchir dans l’eau.

EXPLORE: ZEN, ZIMBABWE ELEPHANT NURSERY is a top destination in the greater Harare area. The wildlife

DÉCOUVREZ: ZEN, ZIMBABWE ELEPHANT NURSERY (pouponnière d’éléphants du Zimbabwe) est une destination incontournable de la région d’Harare. On yest aux petits

is well taken care of here.

soins pour les animaux.


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ABIDJAN

DAKAR

EAT: ALKIMIA RESTAURANT & BAR offers delicious meals including French desserts and excellent wines. Hosts and service are gracious. EAT: SAAKAN is a great place to discover African cuisine specially catered for Abidjan’s tourist crowd. STAY: The best hotel in the city is DETENTE HOTEL. Quiet and clean, this hotel will seduce any visitor to Abidjan, whether traveling solo, as a couple or with family. EXPLORE: LE PLATEAU is located in the heart of Abidjan. It is surrounded by Ébrié Lagoon with its tall buildings and modern architecture; as visitors say, it is like the Manhattan of Africa.

MANGEZ: SAAKAN est un très bel endroit pour découvrir la cuisine Africaine, spécialement adaptée aux touristes d’Abidjan. SÉJOURNEZ: Le meilleur hôtel de la ville est L’HÔTEL DÉTENTE. Calme et propre, cet hôtel séduira tous les visiteurs d’Abidjan, qu’ils voyagent en solo, en couple ou en famille. DÉCOUVREZ: LE PLATEAU est situé au coeur d’Abidjan. Il est entouré du Lagon d’Erié, avec ses grands buildings et son architecture moderne; comme le disent les visiteurs, il comme le Manhattan d’Afrique.

STAY: HOTEL IBIS provides relaxing sea views, a good breakfast buffet and you can hop to its neighbour, the Novotel, for dinner. EXPLORE: LE MONUMENT DE LA RENAISSANCE AFRICAINE is a gigantic monument, built by North Korean workers, there are 204 stairs to climb to get to the top of the monument... quite a workout. But from the top you have a great view of the city.

MANGEZ: ALKIMIA RESTAURANT & BAR PROPOSE d’excellents repas incluant des desserts français et d’excellents vins. L’accueil et le service sont bienveillants. SÉJOURNEZ:  L’HÔTEL IBIS offre une vue relaxante sur la mer, un bon buffet petit déjeuner et vous pourrez faire un saut chez son voisin, le Novotel, pour le dîner. DÉCOUVREZ: LE MONUMENT DE LA RENAISSANCE AFRICAINE est un monument gigantesque, construit par des travailleurs Nord Coréens, il compte 204 marches pour arriver au sommet… un sacré exercice. Mais du sommet vous aurez une vue spectaculaire de la ville.

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EAT: LE TEMPS DES TARTINES ON RUE DE MIDI offers an English breakfast special, fresh salads, and sandwiches. Their fresh pastries and bread are available for take-away. STAY: Ideal for both short and long-term stays, SUITE HOME STÉPHANIE offers five different types of suites and apartments, including the two-floor maisonettes. EXPLORE: Discover Brussels’ unique comic strip paintings as you walk through the city. There are more than 40 murals around the town centre, including favourites Tintin and Asterix. For more comics, visit the BELGIAN CENTRE OF COMIC STRIP ART on Rue des Sables, open Tuesday through

ENTEBBE

MANGEZ: LE TEMPS DES TARTINES SUR LA RUE DE MIDI propose un petit déjeuner anglais, des salades fraîches, et des sandwiches. Leur viennoiseries et leurs pains sont disponibles à emporter. SÉJOURNEZ: Idéal pour les courts et longs séjours, SUITE HOME STÉPHANIE propose cinq types différents de suites et appartements, y compris des maisonnettes à deux étages. DÉCOUVREZ: Découvrez les uniques peintures de bande dessinées en marchant à travers la ville. Il y a plus de 40 fresques tout autour du centre ville, y compris les favoris Tintin et Astérix. Pour plus de bandes dessinées, visitez LE CENTRE BELGE DE LA BANDE DESSINÉE sur la rue des Sables, ouvert du mardi au dimanche.

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EAT: THAI GARDEN RESTAURANT has a very pretty garden and lots of tables outside to soak in the atmosphere, excellent authentic Thai cuisine in very nice surroundings. Prices are a little higher, but you get what you pay for. STAY: STAY IN KARIBU ENTEBBE and relax in a comfortable guest house set in an ideal location close to the airport and organised transport. the staff is very attentive and helpful EXPLORE: UGANDA WILDLIFE EDUCATION CENTER is a nice place for wildlife lovers, all the big cats can be found at the zoo.plus the zebras, elephant, African buffalo, giraffes. It has a restaurant and bar by the lake shore.

MANGEZ : AU RESTAURANT THAÏ GARDEN dans son très joli jardin,ou vous retrouvez de nombreuses tables, découvrez sa cuisine authentique thaï. Les prix sont un peu élevés, mais vous serez servit pour votre argent. SÉJOUR: SÉJOURNEZ AU KARIBU ENTEBBE et détendez-vous dans un cadre confortable.Le Karibu est situé près de l'aéroport et accessible aux transports en commun. Le personnel est très attentif et serviable.

DÉCOUVREZ : LE CENTRE D’ÉDUCATION DE LA NATURE DE L'OUGANDA est un bel endroit pour les amateurs de la faune et de la flore, tous les grands felins se trouvent dans ce zoo. Vous y retrouverez aussi des zèbres, des éléphants, des buffles africains et des girafes.


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ASIA MUMBAI OIA House, Ground floor, 470 Cardinal Gracious Road, Andheri East, Near Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Mumbai 400099, India. (+91) 22 4203 4203 | (+91) 22 4203 4204 sales.mumbai@rwandair.com

NEW YORK AirlinePros, Inc. 420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 358 Graybar Building New York, NY 10170 (+1)-201-484-8036 sales.newyork@rwandair.com

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FLY THE DREAM OF AFRICA | Mini Destinations

Take advantage of our growing network London Brussels

New York

Tel Aviv Dubai Mumbai Dakar Cotonou Abuja Abidjan AccraLagos

Addis Ababa Juba

Douala

Libreville Brazzaville Kinshasa

Kamembe

Entebbe Nairobi Mombasa Kilimanjaro Dar es Salaam

Kigali

Bujumbura

Luanda Lusaka

Harare

Current routes Planned routes

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rwandair.com Mini Destinations

Our Next Generation Fleet Airbus A330-300

WITH INFLIGHT CONNECTIVITY

Seating Capacity: 30 Business Class, 21 Premium Economy Class, 223 Economy Class Cargo Capacity: 132.20m³ Overall Length: 63.69m Wingspan: 60.30m

Guangzhou

Boeing 737-800 NG Seating Capacity: 16 Business Class, 138 Economy Class Cargo Capacity: 44.0m³ Overall Length: 39.5m Wingspan: 35.79m Overall Height: 12.5m

Overall Height: 17.18m Cabin Width: 5.18m (Inside) Cabin Height: 2.38m (Floor to ceiling) Max. Take off Weight: 235t Cruising Speed / Max. Speed: 1062.kph

TWO WITH INFLIGHT CONNECTIVITY

Cabin Width: 2.20m Cabin Height: 3.50m Max. Take off Weight: 79017kgs Cruising Speed: 780kph Max. Speed:810kph

Airbus A330-200

WITH INFLIGHT CONNECTIVITY

Seating Capacity: 20 Business Class, 21 Premium Economy Class, 203 Economy Class Cargo Capacity: 109.10m³ Overall Length: 58.37m Wingspan: 60.30m

Overall Height: 17.73m Cabin Width: 5.18m (Inside) Cabin Height: 2.38m (Floor to ceiling) Max. Take off Weight: 242t Cruising Speed / Max. Speed: 1062.kph

Boeing 737-700 NG Seating Capacity: 12 Business Class, 108 Economy Class Cargo Capacity: 27.3m³ Overall Length: 33.6m Wingspan: 35.7m Overall Height: 12.5m

Cabin Width: 2.20m Cabin Height: 3.50m Max. Take off Weight: 64,000kgs Cruising Speed: 780kph Max. Speed: 810kph

Bombardier CRJ-900 Next Gen

Bombardier Q-400 Next Gen

Seating Capacity: 7 Business Class, 69 Economy Class Cargo Capacity: 16.81mt Overall length: 36.2m Wingspan: 24.9m Overall Height: 7.5m

Seating Capacity: 7 Business class, 60 Economy Class Cargo Capacity: 14.2m3 Overall Length: 32.83m Wingspan: 28.42 Overall Height: 8.40m

Cabin width: 2.16m Cabin height: 1.89m Max. Take off Weight: 38,329kgs Max cruise speed: 901kph High Speed Cruise: 901kph

Cabin Width: 2.03m Cabin Height: 1.95m Max. Take off Weight: 29,574kg Cruising Speed: 646kph Max Cruise Speed: 667kph

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Welcome! Bienvenue!

This is your inflight entertainment guide Voici votre guide de divertissements à bord

Movies Cinéma

AD ASTRA AD ASTRA An astronaut travels to the edge of the solar system.

RWANDAIR RECOMMENDS RWANDAIR VOUS RECOMMANDE

122 mins

PG-13 En Fr

Un astronaute voyage à la limite du système solaire. DRAMA / DRAME

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A330


New Releases Nouveaux Films

Overhead En = English Fr = French Hi = Hindi En+ = English Subtitles

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT MUSIC OF MY LIFE

THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR MON ÉTOILE SOLAIRE

GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS GODZILLA : ROI DES MONSTRES

THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN

117 mins

100 mins

132 mins

107 mins

PG-13

Eng

PG-13

Eng Fra

PG-13

Eng Fra

PG

Eng Fra

Javed, a British Pakistani teen grows up England in 1987.

A teenager finds love at a difficult time in her life.

Monarch faces off against Godzilla and his enemies.

A dog recalls his life with his owner.

Javed, un ado vit en Angleterre en 1987.

Une ado s'éprend lors d’une dure période pour sa famille.

Monarch fait face à Godzilla et ses ennemis.

Un chien se remémore sa vie avec son maître.

COMEDY / COMÉDIE

A330 / B737

DRAMA / DRAME

ACTION / ACTION

STUBER STUBER

SHAFT SHAFT 111 mins

A330 / B737

R

93 mins

Eng Fra

R

Eng Fra

A330 / B737

A330 / B737

COMEDY / COMÉDIE

FAST & FURIOUS: HOBBS & SHAW FAST & FURIOUS : HOBBS & SHAW

A RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK UN JOUR DE PLUIE À NEW YORK

134 mins

92 mins

PG-13

Eng Fra

PG-13

Eng Fra

John Shaft Jr. tries to uncover a mystery with his family.

An Uber driver and a cop get into a sticky situation.

Hobbs and Shaw form an uneasy alliance against a villain.

Two young adults have an adventure in New York.

John Shaft Jr. tente de résoudre un mystère.

Un chauffeur Uber et un policier en difficulté.

Hobbs et Shaw forment une alliance contre un méchant.

Deux jeunes adultes vivent une aventure à New York.

A330

ACTION / ACTION

ACTION / ACTION

A330

ACTION / ACTION

A330

A330

COMEDY / COMÉDIE

ROBOTS ROBOTS

LATE NIGHT LATE NIGHT 102 mins

PG-13

Eng Fra

A talk-show host fears for her career. Une présentatrice de talk show à peur pour sa carrière. COMEDY / COMÉDIE

A330

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Classics Classiques

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES LA PLANÈTE DES SINGES: LES ORIGINES

JUSTICE LEAGUE LA LIGUE DES JUSTICIERS

ALOHA WELCOME BACK

164 mins

103 mins

119 mins

104 mins

PG-13

Eng Fra

PG-13

Eng Fra

PG-13

Eng Fra

PG-13

Eng Fra

Batman is forced to return to Gotham to face Bane.

Caesar leads the apes in a rebellion against humankind.

Batman enlists the help of the rest of the Justice League.

A man is torn between an old love, and a new one.

Batman doit retourner à Gotham pour affronter Bane.

César mène les singes contre les humains.

Batman demande l’aide du reste de la Ligue des justiciers.

Un homme est déchiré entre un ancien amour et un nouveau.

A330 / B737

ACTION / ACTION

THE MONUMENTS MEN MONUMENTS MEN

ELF ELFE

118 mins

97 mins

PG-13

Eng Fra

A330 / B737

ACTION / ACTION

PG

Eng Fra

A330 / B737

ACTION / ACTION

HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 COMMENT TUER SON BOSS 2

THE BIG YEAR THE BIG YEAR

104 mins

98 mins

R

Eng Fra

A330 / B737

DRAMA / DRAME

PG

Eng Fra

A WWII platoon attempts to rescue priceless art.

An elf from the North Pole tracks his family to New York.

The trio attempt to run their own business, disastrously.

Three birdwatchers compete to become the best.

Un peloton de la GM II tente de sauver des œuvres d’art.

Un elfe du Pôle Nord cherche sa famille à New York.

Le trio tente de mener sa propre affaire, sans succès.

Trois observateurs d’oiseaux font la compétition.

COMEDY / COMÉDIE

COMEDY / COMÉDIE

A330 / B737

DRAMA / DRAME

A330 / B737

THE LAST SAMURAI LE DERNIER SAMOURAÏ

TWO WEEKS NOTICE L'AMOUR SANS PRÉAVIS

ANALYZE THIS MAFIA BLUES

154 mins

102 mins

103 mins

R

En Fr

PG-13

En Fr

R

A330 / B737

COMEDY / COMÉDIE

A330 / B737

PAPERTOWNS LA FACE CACHÉE DE MARGO 108 mins

En Fr

PG-13

En Fr

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture.

A lawyer decides that she’s being used by her boss.

A psychiatrist treats an insecure mob boss.

Quentin follows his crush on the journey of a lifetime.

Un conseiller militaire US adopte la culture samouraï.

Une avocate se sent utilisée par son patron.

Un psychiatre traite un parrain de la mafia Frgile.

Quentin suit son amoureuse dans l’aventure d’une vie.

COMEDY / COMÉDIE

COMEDY / COMÉDIE

ACTION / ACTION

A330 / B737

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DRAMA / DRAME

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Classics Classiques

VACATION VIVE LES VACANCES 97 mins

R

Overhead En = English Fr = French Hi = Hindi En+ = English Subtitles

SAN ANDREAS SAN ANDREAS En Fr

114 mins

PG-13

GONE GIRL GONE GIRL En Fr

149 mins

MARMADUKE MARMADUKE R

En

88 mins

PG

En Fr

Rusty Griswold takes his family on a road trip.

A pilot makes a dangerous journey to rescue his daughter.

A man is suspected of murdering his missing wife.

A family moves to a new neighbourhood with their dog.

Rusty Griswold emmène sa famille en voyage en voiture.

Un pilote fait un voyage dangereux pour sauver sa fille.

Un homme est suspecté du meurtre de sa femme disparue.

Une famille va dans un nouveau quartier avec son chien.

COMEDY / COMÉDIE

ACTION / ACTION

ACTION / ACTION

COMEDY / COMÉDIE

A330 / B737

MY DOG SKIP MON CHIEN SKIP 95 mins

PG

A330 / B737

ROBOTS ROBOTS En

88 mins

PG

En Fr

A330 / B737

A330 / B737

ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT L’ÂGE DE GLACE : LA DÉRIVE DES...

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL JOURNAL D'UN DÉGONFLÉ : UN LONG...

92 mins

92 mins

PG

En Fr

PG

En Fr

A Jack Russell puppy transforms life for a young boy.

A young inventor becomes disillusioned with his employer.

Using an iceberg as a ship, three friends embark upon an adventure.

A Heffley family road trip goes wildly off course.

Un chiot Jack Russell transforme la vie d’un jeune garçon.

Un jeune investisseur est désabusé par son employeur.

Utilisant un iceberg comme navire, trois amis embarquent dans une aventure.

Le voyage de la famille Heffley part totalement en vrille.

A330 / B737

DRAMA / DRAME

A330 / B737

ADVENTURE / AVENTURE

A330 / B737

COMEDY / COMÉDIE

A330 / B737

COMEDY / COMÉDIE

International International

CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS 124 mins

PG-13

THE INTERN THE INTERN Hi En+

80 mins

5 REASONS WHY 5 REASONS WHY PG-13

En

94 mins

PG-13

SERIAL BAD WEDDINGS 2 QU'EST-CE QU'ON A FAIT AU BON DIEU ? En

99 mins

PG-13

Fr En+

A man is embarrassed by his mother’s pregnancy.

Adegoke’s web of lies catches up to him.

A woman gets involved in a tough father-son relationship.

Claude and Marie face a new crisis in this sequel.

Un homme est bien embarrassé par la grossesse de sa mère.

Le tissu de mensonges d’Adegoke le rattrape.

Une femme est mêlée à une relation père-fils ardue.

Claude et Marie affrontent une nouvelle crise.

COMEDY / COMÉDIE

COMEDY / COMÉDIE

DRAMA / DRAME

COMEDY / COMÉDIE

A330 / B737

A330 / B737

A330 / B737

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Television Télévision

Documentaries Documentaires RWANDAIR RECOMMENDS RWANDAIR VOUS RECOMMANDE

RWANDA - THE ROYAL TOUR RWANDA - THE ROYAL TOUR Rwanda - The Royal Tour, gives the viewers an exclusive trip and all access journey through Rwanda, with the sitting head of state, Paul Kagame, as their personal guide.

55 mins

G

En

Rwanda - The Royal Tour, offre aux visiteurs un voyage exclusif à travers le Rwanda, avec le chef d’État, Paul Kagame, comme guide personnel. LIFESTYLE / MODE DE VIE

2 DUDES & A KITCHEN 2 DUDES & A KITCHEN

DREAM TEAMS DREAM TEAMS

30 mins

30 mins

PG-13

Eng

PG-13

Eng

A330 / B737

MONSTER CROC WRANGLER OUTBACK WRANGLER

KING OF THE MOUNTAIN BABOONS KING OF THE MOUNTAIN BABOONS

30 mins

30 mins

PG-13

Eng

PG-13

En

The guys are inviting friends over for a footy match.

The stars of Manchester City football club shine.

Tommy believes he has spotted a legendary monster croc.

One male’s power is being challenged by a young Turk.

Les garçons ont invités des amis pour regarder un match de football.

Les stars du club de football de Manchester City brillent.

Tommy pense avoir trouvé un crocodile légendaire.

Le pouvoir d’un homme est disputé par un jeune turc.

LIFESTYLE / MODE DE VIE

SPORT / SPORT

NATURE / NATURE

NATURE / NATURE

A330 / B737

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A330 / B737

A330 / B737


Comedy Comédie

Overhead En = English Fr = French Hi = Hindi En+ = English Subtitles

NEW GIRL NEW GIRL 30 mins

PG-13

En Fr

Jess jumps back into the dating pool, but her attempt lands her a dud, and things get complicated when she falls in love with his perfect parents. Jess retourne dans le monde des rencards mais sa tentative lui attire un tocard, et les choses se compliquent lorsqu’elle tombe amoureuse des parents parfaits de ce dernier. A330 / B737

COMEDY / COMÉDIE

LAST MAN STANDING C'EST MOI LE CHEF !

FRESH OFF THE BOAT BIENVENUE CHEZ LES HUANG

30 mins

30 mins

Honey et Marvin célèbrent la naissance de leur bébé.

30 mins

30 mins

Looking after a baby is harder than Jessica thought.

Louis tries to teach Eddie how to be a good driver.

Veiller sur un bébé est plus dur que prévu pour Jessica.

Louis tente d’apprendre à Eddie à conduire correctement.

COMEDY / COMÉDIE

COMEDY / COMÉDIE

A330 / B737

A330 / B737

A330 / B737

COMEDY / COMÉDIE

30 mins

Eng Fra

Eng Fra

Mike est ravi lorsqu’Eve est choisie pour être buteuse.

GHOSTED GHOSTED

PG-13

PG-13

Honey and Marvin celebrate the birth of their baby.

FRESH OFF THE BOAT BIENVENUE CHEZ LES HUANG

Eng Fra

En Fr

Mike is ecstatic when Eve is picked to be kicker.

FRESH OFF THE BOAT BIENVENUE CHEZ LES HUANG PG-13

PG-13

PG-13

COMEDY / COMÉDIE

A330 / B737

En Fr

Former detective Leroy and true believer Max are recruited by the Bureau Underground, a top secret government agency, to find an agent gone missing. L’ancien détective Leroy et le vrai croyant Max sont recrutés par le Bureau Sous-terrain, une agence gouvernementale ultra secrète, pour trouver un agent disparu. A330 / B737

COMEDY / COMÉDIE

Kids Enfants

SCOOBY DOO! MYSTERY INCORPORATED SCOOBY-DOO : MYSTÈRES ASSOCIÉS

WACKY RACES LES FOUS DU VOLANT

PINKY & THE BRAIN MINUS ET CORTEX

30 mins

30 mins

30 mins

PG

En

PG

En

PG

THE ROAD RUNNER SHOW BIP BIP ET LE COYOTE Eng

30 mins

PG

Eng

The gang try to solve the mystery of the slime mutant.

The Racers end up awakening a giant alien menace.

Brai steals a submarine and raises the Titanic.

A hungry coyote spots dinner when he sees a roadrunner.

La bande veut résoudre le mystère d’un mutant visqueux.

Les Fous finissent par réveiller un grand péril alien.

Cortex vole un sous-marin et remonte le Titanic.

Un coyote affamé repère son repas en voyant un Géocoucou.

COOL-KIDS / ENFANTS

COOL-KIDS / ENFANTS

COOL-KIDS / ENFANTS

COOL-KIDS / ENFANTS

A330 / B737

A330 / B737

A330 / B737

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Drama Drame

Overhead En = English Fr = French Hi = Hindi En+ = English Subtitles

SUPERNATURAL SUPERNATURAL 60 mins

PG-13

SUPERNATURAL SUPERNATURAL Eng Fra

60 mins

PG-13

Eng Fra

Sam and Dean are torn following their mother’s death.

Sam and Dean discover what Jack is capable of.

Sam et Dean sont déchirés suite à la mort de leur mère.

Sam et Dean découvrent ce dont Jack est capable.

DRAMA / DRAME

DRAMA / DRAME

A330 / B737

A330 / B737

Boxset THE MENTALIST MENTALIST GOTHAM GOTHAM

Season 2 Ep 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9,10, 11, 12, 15 42 mins PG-13 En Fr The Major Crimes Unit of the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI), led by Teresa Lisbon, is investigating crimes, with the help of Patrick Jane, a consultant for the CBI, using his psychic abilities. L'unité des crimes majeurs du California Bureau of Investigation (CBI), dirigée par Teresa Lisbon, enquête sur des crimes, avec la collaboration de Patrick Jane, consultant pour le CBI, utilisant ses facultés de mentalisme. DRAMA / DRAME

A330 / B737

60 mins

LIE TO ME LIE TO ME PG-13

En Fr

60 mins

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Action Ball 2 Breakblock Mega Checkers Checkmate Chess Sesame Street eBooks Sudoku Super Crunch The Treasures of Montezuma 2 Tingly Solitaire Trivia

*Only on new B737-800NG aircraft

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Gordon and Bullock search for the source of a new drug.

Torres interrogates a judge.

Gordon et Bullock cherchent la source d’une drogue.

Torres interroge un juge.

DRAMA / DRAME

DRAMA / DRAME

A330 / B737

Games Jeux *B737–800NG

PG-13

A330s 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Code Five Challenge Fruit Strike Hop n Jump Doodle Draw Blackjack Casino Hidden Object Hunt Solitaire Classic Jungle Quest Pic- Fix Planet Pulse (up to 35 cities)

A330 / B737


Music Onboard A330 - Musique à bord A330 Tune in to RwandAir for the very best music, selected just for you from rock’s golden era to the latest R&B hits. Music for everyone. Pour les meilleures musiques sélectionnées pour vous, branchezvous sur Rwandair. De l’âge d’or du Rock aux dernières musiques R&B, il y en a pour tous les goûts.

CLASSIC ROCK

MODERN ROCK

CLASSIC POP

MODERN POP

CLASSICAL

CLASSIC JAZZ

MODERN JAZZ

CLASSIC R&B

MODERN R&B

AFRICAN RADIO

RADIO SKYDREAM

Music Onboard B737 - Musique à bord B737 Listen to RwandAir’s carefully selected playlists, from blistering rock anthems to local artists and our very own soundtrack to the skies. Des grands succès du Rock à nos artistes locaux en passant par nos compositions originales, écoutez la liste de musique Rwandair sélectionnée avec soin.

POP

ROCK

R&B

JAZZ

CLASSICAL

AFRICAN RADIO

RADIO SKYDREAM

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FLY THE DREAM OF AFRICA | FLIGHT INFO

Baggage Policy

SAFETY & LUGGAGE Ensuring your safe flight to & from the heart of Africa

Safety Your safety and comfort are important to us. Please watch the demonstration or the video of the emergency equipment before takeoff. For more information refer to the safety leaflet in the seat pocket in front of you.

Take-Off Immediately after takeoff the aircraft climbs very steeply. Shortly afterwards you will hear a reduction in the engine sound, but the aircraft will continue to climb. All aircraft cabins are pressurized. Due to change in pressure during takeoff and landing, some passengers may experience slight discomfort in the ear. Relieve this by swallowing, yawning or pinching the nostrils gently and breathing out whilst keeping lips sealed. Should you feel unwell at any time, please ask the cabin crew for assistance.

Landing After touch down, you may notice an increase in engine noise level due to the reverse thrust being applied to assist braking. Please remain seated until the engines have been switched off and the doors are opened. Before leaving the aircraft, ensure you have all your belongings with you. Always keep your belt fastened until the plane comes to a complete stop.

EXCESS All baggage in excess of free checked baggage allowances is charged at a fixed fee depending on the route you are travelling to or from Kigali. ALLOWANCE More baggage allowance now offered on all international flights. Business Class

64kg

2pieces each at 32kg

Premium Economy Class

46kg

2pieces each at 23kg

Economy Class

46kg

2pieces each at 23kg

Seating The position of your seat can be adjusted by pressing the button located at the arm rest. For take-off and landing, all seats must be in the upright position.

Electronic Devices Electronic Devices may not be used during taxing, take-off, climbing, descent and landing. This includes laptop computers, remote-controlled games, radios, portable TVs and mobile phones, all of which may interfere with the safe operation of the aircraft. * GALAXY NOTE 7 NOT ALLOWED ONBOARD.

In-Flight Info

Passengers are looked after by qualified cabin staff. Do not hesitate to ask them for assistance.

Meals

A hot meal will normally be served during long-haul flights. A healthy snack is served on regional flights.

Rest Rooms

Toilets are fully equipped with soap, towels and cleansing pads. Please note that all toilets are fitted with smoke detectors we therefore ask that you refrain from smoking in the toilets

Non-Smoking

All RwandAir flights are non-smoking. If found smoking on board you may be prosecuted.

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199

4 - 2019

25 YEARS OF GROWING TOGETHER FOR PROSPERITY COMMON MARKET FOR EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA

THE LARGEST TRADE AND INVESTMENT DESTINATION IN AFRICA

560

Million People

21

Member States

11.8mKM

8%

GDP GROWTH

2

TRAILBLAZING TRADE FACILITATION TOOLS THE COMESA YELLOW CARD Provides legal liability cover and compensation for medical expenses resulting from road traffic accidents caused by motorists visiting countries in the Scheme

FREE TRADE AREA

8%

GROWTH RATE OF INTRA COMESA TRADE

COMESA CARRIER’S LICENSE Allows commercial goods vehicles to use one license to operate in all Member States, thus making efficient use of transport fleet and reducing the cost of trade.

COMESA’s Simplified Trade Regime (STR). Simplified border border clearance procedures for small scale cross border Traders.

98%

ONE STOP BORDER POSTS (OSBP)

NON-TARIFF BARRIERS RESOLVED

Facilitates trade by reducing cross-border transactions, processing time, and enhancing the region’s competitiveness.

THE REGIONAL CUSTOMS TRANSIT GUARANTEE SCHEME – RCTG - CARNET

ROBUST INSTITUTIONS

Developed to facilitate the movement of goods under customs seals in the COMESA region, reducing the cost of Bond/Guarantee and collaterals charged by sureties and agents.

COMESA VIRTUAL TRADE FACILITATION SYSTEM (CVTFS) An online system that integrates other COMESA trade facilitation instruments in one platform and monitors cargo along different transport corridors across the region.

• Trade and Development Bank; • PTA Reinsurance Company(ZEP-Re) • African Trade Insurance Agency • COMESA Competition Commission • Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute • COMESA Monetary Institute • COMESA Regional Investment Agency • Federation of National Associations of Women in Business • COMESA Clearing House • COMESA Business Council • COMESA Court of Justice.

Contacts: Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat, Ben Bella Road, P O Box 30051, Lusaka, ZAMBIA, Tel +260 221 229725/32, Email: info@comesa.int, http://www.comesa.int

comesa_lusaka

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FLY THE DREAM OF AFRICA | Kids

THE FARMER AND THE WELL

A

farmer looking for a source of water for his farm bought

To this, Birbal replied, “All that sounds

a well from his neighbor.

fine to me. But if you have sold the well

The neighbor was cunning, though, and refused to let the farmer take water from the well. On asking why, he replied, “I sold the well to you, not the water”, and walked away. The distraught farmer didn’t know what to do. So he went to Birbal, a clever man and one of the nine courtiers of Emperor Akbar, for a solution.

and the water is yours, then you have no business keeping your water in his well. Remove the water or use it all up immediately. If not the water will belong to the owner of the well”. Realizing that he’s been tricked and taught

The emperor called the farmer and his

his lesson, the man

neighbor and asked why the man was not

apologized and left.

letting the farmer draw water from the well. The cunning man said the same thing again, “I sold the well, not the water. So he cannot take my water”.

MORAL Cheating will not get you anything. If you do cheat, you’ll pay for it soon enough.

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Kids

Creation

CROSSWORD PUZZLE

Adam

Beginning Create

AcrossEternity

Eve 1. What day did God make Fifth

the solar system?

Fourth

3. What is the name of the

Sixth

first woman? Sky

4. What day did God make Solar

Third animals and mankind? Time

6. What did God make the

Twentyfour

second day?

8. A period of darkness and a period of light made up a _____day?

M A J W F O U R T H K B P H T

P U J X A S Z J X J B A B H L

C N G O X U T A W B S H I N G

M Q E B E K J W J K C R T E C

E N S F V V F M Y C D K I L R

L P E H N M E A D A M J X C E

Z W T T W E N T Y F O U R B A

S Z E I J H P Y N H H V N E T

S Z R E R S F F K E G G E G E

T Y N D I W J I C X E M L I I

H M I X L C S F X M D L S N W

Q N T T A O V T T F U A Z N M

Z H Y K L G X H B J D J Q I C

9. The name of the first

Down

man was

1. What day did God make the fish and birds?

10. Another way of saying

2. How many hours are in a solar day?

day zero.

5. To _____ is to make something out of nothing.

12. What does the name

7. What else did God make the first day other than light?

Genesis mean?

11. What day did God make dry land and vegetation?

A X J A Q C H O J R O V Y N X

D S R T W P T I M E S D U G N

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FLY THE DREAM OF AFRICA | Editorial

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Yego Innovision breaks gender barrier in transport

ego Innovision, a company that has been success-

about high levels of unemployment in the country. This, she

fully running the platforms YegoMoto and YegoCabs

says is one of the main reasons she joined the Motorcycle Taxi

in Rwanda, has added yet another significant feather

business. “I am confident of looking at Moto Taxi as a viable

to its cap by introducing the ‘Driver Training Program’ exclu-

career. The business skills I acquired at the University will be

sively for women.

an added help. This business is a great source of income for a

The idea was first conceived in 2018 when Yego in partner-

university student,” she said.

ship with German International Cooperation (GIZ) decided

Esperance Dushime, a 25-year-old student at Rwanda College

to provide driver training to over 200 women in Kigali. It’s

of Economics and Business said she enrolled in the program in

a comprehensive program that offerstraining on first aid,

July this year. “We began by studying traffic rules so that we get

navigation, basic mechanics, areas of tourist interest as well

our driving permits. We also learn skills related to Mechanics,

as customer service. The women drivers are also taughtEng-

spoken English and business opportunities in Tourism. We are

lish language andattend self-defense classes.The courses are

taught how to use the meter as well as the benefits of cashless

offered in the eveningto allowworking women and students

payments. As I am preparing to graduate next month, I am also

to attend.

preparing and saving money for my future,” explained Dush-

At Yego, Women Empowerment is one of the primary goals

ime.

and this training program aims at creating employment

Armella Manirambona, Project Manager at Yego, added that

opportunities for women in the male dominated transport

the women are being trained on ICT, self-defense, Customer

sector.Many of the women registered for this program are

Care, Motorcycle Maintenance, Navigation, and First Aid.“So

university students. By getting trained in the MotorcycleTaxi

far, in the transport sector, women have been in the shadows.

business, they are breaking stereotypes and expectations of

By training them to become Moto Taxi drivers, they will earn a

the society. They have been appreciative of the fact that they

decent living. We will help the women form a cooperative this

will be able to earn a living without having to give up their

year and will partner with motorcycle dealers and banks, so

studies.

that women can gainaccess tonew vehicles.”

BelitheIradukunda, a 23-year-old student studying Business

Yego intends to scale this initiative to include women in rural

Information technology at the University of Kigalispoke

areas

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