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Aiming High Dear readers, Welcome to the last edition of Inzozi magazine for 2015. I hope the year has ended on a high note for you and your family. It is my pleasure to welcome you all on board as you join our great RwandAir journey – one of growth and excellence. In this issue, we share a diverse range of stories from across the continent and further afield. I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as me. This year has been one of significant progress for the airline. We have been working hard to serve you even better by providing increased value for money, best in class care and more destinations for you to choose from. Earlier this year, we announced the purchase of two brand new Airbus A330s, which will be delivered in the second half of 2016. This will take our young fleet to eleven aircraft (counting also a brand new Boeing 737-800 set to join our fleet in 2016), enabling RwandAir to expand to destinations in Europe and Asia. When deciding to purchase the aircraft, I learnt some fascinating things about the A330. It has a 60.3 metre wing span, external lights that flash more than 4,000 times per hour and more than 700 lamps, LEDs and lighting devices inside the aircraft. Ours will also be the first in our region to boast internet connection for use by passengers. It is also protected against the 10 million volts of a lightening strike. Since the first A330 took to the skies, more than 1.6 billion passengers have flown in the aircraft. I look forward to increasing that number when we take delivery of our first A330. In preparation for the arrival of the two new Airbus A330s, we ran a campaign called #YiteNawe to find names for the aircraft.

I am pleased to share that the public engagement was great, with almost 1,000 names submitted through social media and text message, giving us a wide variety to choose from. We ended the campaign with a raffle live on Rwanda Television with Miss Rwanda 2015, Doriane Kundwa, Rwandan artist King James and presenter Anita Pendo. The public was asked to propose names in Kinyarwanda that were either a Rwandan land mark, cultural value, lake, river, forest or volcano. I am happy to share that the A330-200 will be called Ubumwe, which means ‘Unity’ and the A330-300 will be called Umurage, meaning ‘Legacy’. The winners, Thierry Hakizimfura and Therese Ayinkamiye, received an all expenses paid weekend getaway to Mombasa. Well done and thank you Thierry and Therese. In the middle of this year, RwandAir sponsored one of our country’s biggest cultural and conservation events, the famous gorilla naming ceremony ‘Kwita Izina’. We saw an increase in international tourists flying with the airline to celebrate Rwanda’s conservation efforts. Guests had the chance to see first hand how the country’s approach is benefiting the gorillas as well as the communities around Volcanoes National Park who protect them. RwandAir recently partnered with The Service Mag to recognise outstanding service employees. They are our “everyday heroes” who go out of their way to excel in customer care. I am pleased to share that a number of RwandAir employees were also recognised for their exemplary work during the Customer Service Week. RwandAir has always supported the fight against breast cancer through local initiatives that raise awareness about prevention and treatment.

This year, we continued our support by offering tickets to Kenya and South Africa for treatment and participating in the annual walk to fight against the disease. I am proud of the airline’s contribution to this cause. I am also pleased to report that the United Nations recently commended RwandAir’s safety record, declaring unrestricted use of the airline for official staff travel. I extend a special thanks to the leadership of the United Nations for the trust they have in the airline. Our promise is to keep aiming higher, constantly improving our services and safety. This year we also supported Transform Africa, the continent’s major technology summit held every two years in Kigali. We were pleased to offer a discount of 15% to all participants who chose to fly RwandAir to the event from any of our seventeen destinations. Finally, I would like report that RwandAir has upgraded our loyalty programme to offer more and better rewards. You will now be able to use your DreamMiles card to purchase or pay for goods and services wherever credit cards are accepted. This service will make life easier for our valued travellers, who will no longer need to carry cash on their travels. I welcome your feedback through our website or via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Don’t forget to tag @FlyRwandAir when posting pictures of your flight with us. Thank you for flying with RwandAir. I wish you a pleasant journey with our crew and a happy and prosperous 2016. Jean Paul Nyirubutama Deputy CEO, RwandAir

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East Africa’s capital cities are quickly gaining a reputation for their cosmopolitan atmosphere, café culture, fun night spots and interesting places to visit for tourists and local alike. One of the biggest cities in the region is Kampala, a bustling metropolis that will show you a good time, no matter when you visit.

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Madagascar Seven DayS in

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Most know Madagascar from the famous DreamWorks film in which a group of animals from New York’s Central Zoo escape and find themselves shipwrecked on the island. The popular children’s animation gives just a tiny hint of the beauty of this natural paradise. With ancient forests, famous lemurs and crystal clear waters home to sea turtles and whales, Madagascar is the perfect place to take your New Year holiday.

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Madagascar is one of the world’s largest islands. Located off the south-east coast of Africa, this country of more than 20 million is one of Earth’s true natural wonders. After the breakup of Gondwana, Madagascar split from the Indian peninsula around 88 million years. The isolation meant that native flora and fauna could evolve free from outside influence. The result is a unique biodiversity hotspot. In fact, more than 90% of the island’s wildlife is not found anywhere else on the planet.

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Today, Madagascar is relatively poor country but with a rich cultural and natural hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Most famous for its lemurs, a unique primate native to the island, Madagascar can also add white sandy beaches, giant baobab trees and brightly coloured chameleons to its list of reasons to visit. Being such a vast land, it’s hard to see all the country has to offer with just one trip, but seven days will give a taste of life on this island nation.

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strength to strength A renewed integration push by members of the East African Community is yielding impressive results and, according to Rwanda’s Northern Corridor Integration Projects National Coordinator, Monique Mukaruliza, this is just the beginning.

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4. Rwandair Socialites 8. Mailbox 11. How do you travel? 42. Ange Dukunde: Ça Ose! 49. How prepared are we for Kigali’s rapid growth? 50. Rwanda hosts the 84th Interpol General Assembly 60. Inspiring the next generation 67. Colouring the transforming city of Kigali 70. The creative economy in Africa 75. Made In Rwanda 78. Umutako Iwacu 80. Shining a light on the potential of up-cycling And much more...

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mailbox Dear RwandAir team, Greetings of the day. I am Sergeant Muhammad Sohel Rana from the Bangladesh Air Force. I am currently serving in MONUSCO in DR Congo as a crew member (Load Master) of a C-130 aircraft (UNO-876), a position I have held for one year. On August 12, 2015 when I came back from Bangladesh (Dhaka) after completing my annual leave with three of my crew, we were proud passenger of your airline (Flight WB 303), flying from Entebbe to Kigali.

May I take this opportunity to tell about your cabin crew, especially Felix. His service was highly appreciated not only by me but also other passengers. Please give my heartfelt thanks to Felix. I pray and hope that he will be one of the best cabin crew in the airline industry in the future. With his sincere effort, I am sure one day your airline will reach the top. I wish that you continue serving passengers with the same sprit and tempo. With thanks, Sergeant Muhammad Sohel Rana

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I would like to pass along a thank you and highly praise David Malisa, the station officer in Dar-Es-Salaam. Our flight out of Dar-Es-Salaam was unexpectedly cancelled and we got on the phone with David. He promptly got to work on re-ticketing our flight to Kigali and was able to still get us a flight on a different airline that same day, which was no easy task. He then showed up to the airport to escort us all the way to our gate to make sure we were settled and taken care of. He did a great job and turned around what would have been a very negative review of the company as a whole.

My wife and I were on WB 201 from Accra to Kigali via Lagos on October 18, 2015 and would like to express our gratitude to the Captain and First Officer for a comfortable and smooth flight. The Captain went out of his way to ensure that we avoided all turbulence. That’s my kind of flight. Please keep it up!

Thanks again, Steven Lindsey

Dear Inzozi team, I am writing to you about the recent piece in the magazine by Faustin Kagame about Rwandan history, tales and values. My travelling companion speaks French and loved the story. Could you kindly publish an English version so that I can enjoy reading it on my next flight? Many thanks, Sandra Watson

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Good morning RwandAir team, Thank you very much for your kind support to deliver my missing laptop at Kigali Airport on October 8, 2015 during my travel to Mumbai from Tanzania. I wish to personally thank James Mutanguha (Corporate Security Manager) and Eugene Mugisha (Station Manager at Tanzania Airport) for their personnel efforts and support. Best regards, Mahesh Pathare


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Richard Kabonero Ambassador of Uganda to Rwanda What is your favourite travel destination? My favourite place to travel to is Entebbe, Uganda. What can you not leave home without? I always take my Kindle e-book with me whenever I am travelling. What is your top tip for fellow travellers? Try to be patient and polite. What is your funniest travel moment? One time in Rome, I tried to check in for a flight a day earlier than it was scheduled to depart! What do you like about RwandAir? I appreciate the professionalism of its ground staff and cabin crews. What is your dream destination? Venice.

Belise Kariza Chief Tourism Officer, Rwanda Development Board What is your favourite travel destination? My favourite travel destination is Karongi, the resort town in western Rwanda. It is located along the shores of Lake Kivu and has 16 beautiful islands that make the perfect getaway. I especially enjoy swimming and kayaking in the crystal clear waters. What can you not leave home without? I could never leave my purse or phone at home. What is your top tip for fellow travellers? Always wear comfortable clothes (sweat pants are my favourite) and comfortable shoes. Carry small change and try to get the currency of the country that you are visiting before you arrive. What is your funniest travel moment? I remember traveling to Dubai on holiday and leaving my brand new camera in a shopping cart. I came back three hours later and to my surprise I found it. I felt a sense of relief and I appreciated the honesty of the people. What do you like about RwandAir? I love everything about RwandAir. Their customer service is genuine and remarkable. Most importantly, I feel safe flying with the airline. What is your dream destination? I am a huge fan of islands. My two dream destinations are Jamaica and Bali.

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What is your favorite travel destination? My favourite travel destination is Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

What is your favourite travel destination? Miami.

What can you not leave home without? My smartphone. What is your top tip for fellow travellers? Meet local people. Make it a point to talk to other travelers as well as locals from time to time. Even if some don’t understand your language, basic English is spoken widely all over the world, so it’s easier to communicate than you might think, especially when you combine hand gestures and body language. Lastly, learn from those who live in the country you’re visiting. People mostly enrich your travels more than sights do. What do you like about RwandAir? The service. And above all, the airline is on time which is critical for a business traveler like me. What is your dream destination? Barbados in the eastern Caribbean.

What can you not leave home without? My phone. What is your top tip for fellow travellers? Always check the weather at your destination and pack appropriately. What do you like about RwandAir? RwandAir is an airline with a long-term plan and it is a great ambassador for Rwanda. What is your dream destination? Seychelles. It looks beautiful and I would love to take a trip there.


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By David Toovey

Most know Madagascar from the famous DreamWorks film in which a group of animals from New York’s Central Zoo escape and find themselves shipwrecked on the island. The popular children’s animation gives just a tiny hint of the beauty of this natural paradise. With ancient forests, famous lemurs and crystal clear waters home to sea turtles and whales, Madagascar is the perfect place to take your New Year holiday.

Madagascar is one of the world’s largest islands. Located off the south-east coast of Africa, this country of more than 20 million is one of Earth’s true natural wonders. After the breakup of Gondwana, Madagascar split from the Indian peninsula around 88 million years. The isolation meant that native flora and fauna could evolve free from outside influence. The result is a unique biodiversity hotspot. In fact, more than 90% of the island’s wildlife is not found anywhere else on the planet. Today, Madagascar is relatively poor country but with a rich cultural and natural heritage that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Most famous for its lemurs, a unique primate native to the island, Madagascar can also add white sandy beaches, giant baobab trees and brightly coloured chameleons to its list of reasons to visit. Being such a vast land, it’s hard to see all the country has to offer with just one trip, but seven days will give a taste of life on this island nation.


Day 1 – Arrival in Madagascar The easiest way to get to Madagascar is by flying first to Johannesburg. RwandAir has daily flights to the South African capital. From there, it’s a quick three-hour flight across the Mozambique Channel to Antananarivo, the capital city of Madagascar (or Tana as the locals call it). Arriving at Itavo Airport, you are welcomed by the friendly faces of the country’s border officials. With a free visa on arrival, there’s no need to prepare any complicated documents. Simply present your passport and watch as it goes through a checking and stamping process that involves six people. Worry not though, it’s standard operating procedure and your name will be called out as soon they’re done. When you leave Itavo airport, the first thing you notice are the old style Citroën cars used as taxis. They add a sense of charm to this busting and sprawling city. You’ll quickly find that the road is not only shared between cars and motorbikes, but also Zebu (a humped cow from south Asia) pulling carts loaded with fruit and vegetables. The French influence is apparent in the boulevards and buildings and the Hotel Pallisandre and Spa is no exception. Located close to the city centre and rated four stars, this hotel is one of the best in town and our home for the night. The friendly staff will greet you with a refreshing mint drink, which is best enjoyed on the hotel balcony. The views are spectacular and there’s no better place to watch the sun set over Tana. The hotel is equipped with a swimming pool, massage parlour, spa and a gym. The food is excellent and the evening buffet serves a range of local and international dishes, including the popular Zebu.

Day 2 – Explore Antananarivo After a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel, it’s time to explore Antananarivo. The Pallisandre is located close to one of the city’s main markets. Almost everything is on sale at the Analakely Market – from pre-made salad and freshly caught seafood to backpacks and kitchen utensils. Take a stroll around to get a sense of everyday life in the capital. About two kilometres south of the city centre is Lac Anosy, an artificial lake built by Scottish missionary James Cameron. In the shape of a heart, the lake is lined with jacaranda trees that bloom purple in October and November. In the middle of the lake you can find a statue that honours those who died during World War One. Not far from the lake is the Rova of Antananarivo. Known as Manjakamiadana (a fine place to rule), the castle sits atop the city’s highest peak. While restoration work is still ongoing after a fire 20 years ago, it’s still worth visiting this important royal place. Former Kings and Queens of Madagascar are buried here and you can see their coloured tombs inside the compound – grey for the Kings and red for the Queens (red was the colour of the aristocracy). 14 | FLY OUR DREAM TO THE HEART OF AFRICA

If you don’t have time to travel across the country to see the lemurs in their natural habitat, Lemur Park is your next best option. Located a short drive from the city on the National Road NB1, the park is home to nine different species of the furry animals that have been rescued and now have a safe place to live. After a long day of touring, return to the Pallisandre for a swim, massage and well earned night’s rest.

Day 3 – Meet charming chameleons Today we travel to the rainforests of the Perinet on the eastern coast of Madagascar. The drive takes about three hours, passing through captivating scenery, winding rivers and roadside towns. On the way to the Perinet, it’s worth breaking up the drive with a visit to the Peyrieras Reptile Reserve. Located about 75km east of the capital, the reserve is home to many of Madagascar’s reptile species, from the charming chameleon and the leaf-tailed gecko to frogs,


The drive continues on steep rainforest roads and along raging rivers before arriving at Andasibe Hotel – one of the best hotels on the east coast of Madagascar. Located on the edge of the Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, the rooms are well appointed, but can get cold at night so be sure to turn on the heater before dinner.

Day 4 – Lemur on the shoulder Dawn is the best time to see the largest of all lemurs, the ape like Indris. Venture into the Andasibe-Mantadia National Park with your guide and get prepared to see what looks like a young child in a panda suit jump from tree to tree in the canopy high above. The search for the Indris is helped by their piercing call, which reverberates throughout the forest. Ten other species of lemur live in the forest including the black and white ruffed lemur, common brown lemur, grey bamboo lemur and the red-bellied lemur. Each seems to have their own unique personality and it’s a joy to watch them bound through the canopy. Take binoculars and a large camera lens with you to catch all the action. It’s also best to wear sturdy walking shoes and carry a rain jacket as the weather can be unpredictable. In the afternoon, join a guided tour of Lemur Island at Vakona Lodge, a sanctuary for rescued lemurs. The island is only a short drive from the hotel. You reach the island by canoe and when you make dry land, your guide will give you a banana to hold. Stand still because the lemurs jump out of the forest right on to your arm to eat the bananas. Don’t be afraid though, they’re very friendly and used to inquisitive humans. After dinner, it’s time to head back into the forest to see what secrets are revealed once the sun goes down. Andasibe-Mantadia National Park is home to four species of nocturnal lemur, including the brown mouse lemur, and a wide variety of frogs, reptiles and birds such as the Madagascar Scops Owl, Madagascar and Collared Nightjars and the Madagascar Long-eared Owl. Carry a torch with you and keep your eyes peeled for any sign of movement in the trees above and on the ground below. snakes and crocodiles. A highlight is the chance to get up close and personal with multi-coloured chameleons and watch them feed on grasshoppers. You can also see bats, tenrecs (a local variety of the hedgehog) and one of the largest moths in the world. With a wingspan of up to 20 centimetres and a tail span of up to 15 centimetres, you can’t miss the Madagascan moon moth.

Day 5 – Arrival at Nosy Be After breakfast it’s time to head back to Antananarivo for the flight to Nosy Be, the largest in an archipelago of islands off the northwest coast of Madagascar. Thanks

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to a near perfect climate and resort vibe, Nosy Be is the most popular holiday destination in the country. After a flight lasting approximately one and a half hours, a glance outside the aircraft window will reveal a spectacular view of the sun setting over the many islands of the archipelago. There’s only one place worth staying when visiting Nosy Be: the Ravinstara Wellness Hotel. From the airport it will take you about 45 minutes to get to the hotel.

Day 6 – Relax in paradise After arriving at night, it’s only with the sun high in the sky that you can appreciate the true beauty of Nosy Be and the Ravinstara Wellness Hotel. Located right on the beach, the hotel has million dollar views in every direction. Spend your morning lounging by the pool or enjoying a breakfast made right in front of you. With perfect weather almost all year round, spend your afternoon horse riding, quad biking, sightseeing in a helicopter or playing golf or tennis. A horse riding tour will take you directly from reception into the hills of Nosy Be. You’ll trot past herds of Zebu, canter along inland lakes and through farmlands before coming back down to the beach. If you’re unlucky, your trusty steed might want to roll in the sand so be ready to dismount quickly. The ride ends back at the hotel reception, after which an appointment with the masseuse in the tropic garden spa is highly recommended.

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Day 7 – Snorkel with turtles and whales There’s no better way to finish your trip to Madagascar than with a sailboat cruise and snorkelling adventure around the country’s northern islands. The most popular spot to visit is Nosy Tanikely, a marine reserve of coral reefs teeming with life. Keep an eye out for ancient sea turtles, reef sharks and brightly coloured octopus. Back on the boat, a threecourse meal is served, which you will need after more than an hour in the water. From there, sail on over to Nosy Komba for another opportunity to get the lemur on the shoulder experience. Scuba diving and deep-sea fishing can be arranged through the hotel so simply ask the staff before setting off. If you’re visiting between June and the end of September, you might be lucky enough to encounter humpback whales on your cruise. These gigantic and elegant animals are truly a sight to behold and a highlight of any trip to Madagascar.

Trip Itinerary Day 1: Arrival in Madagascar Day 2: Explore Antananarivo Day 3: Meet charming chameleons Day 4: Lemur on the shoulder

Day 5: Arrival in Nosy Be

Trip to madagascar Madagascar is one of Africa’s best-kept secrets. The island nation might be best known for its rainforests and lemurs, but it’s the north-east of the country that offers the perfect holiday in paradise. So when you’re planning your next holiday, put this beautiful nation at the top of your list.

Day 6: Relax in paradise Day 7: Snorkel with turtles and whales


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Over the last two years, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda have undertaken a range of projects to increase cooperation and integration between the three countries. These initiatives include a single customs territory, the free movement of people, labour and services, regional infrastructure development, energy, ICT, trade facilitation and defence, peace and security pacts. The aim is to create a more connected East African Community. Later, the three countries were joined by South Sudan and the Northern Corridor Integration Projects (NCIP) initiative was born. The success of Northern Corridor projects will help develop the whole of East Africa. New infrastructure projects will boost trade and the elimination of nontariff barriers will reduce the cost of doing business in the region. With Rwanda hosting the 12th Northern Corridor Integration Projects summit in December 2015, Inzozi Magazine sat down with the country’s NCIP National Coordinator, Monique Mukaruliza, to find out more about what has been achieved to date, and what’s on the horizon.

Can you share with us the main focus areas for the Northern Corridor Integration Projects initiative? The Northern Corridor Integration Projects initiative works across a broad range of areas, from energy, commodities exchange and airspace matters to telecommunications, trade, tourism and peace and security. We are also boosting cooperation in human capacity development, harmonising legal frameworks, making it easier for residents to work across the four countries and building an efficient single customs territory. One of the major projects under the initiative is a US $13.5 billion Standard Gauge Railway that will serve Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda. In total, there are fourteen projects under the NCIP framework.

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What is the Northern Corridor Integration Projects initiative trying to achieve? The initiative aims to fast track the sustainable development of the region through citizen-centred integration. By working together, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda are making the most of our shared resources and harnessing opportunities for investment. Since NCIP was launched, we’ve seen some impressive results and I am confident this progress will continue thanks to the political will that exists among member states.

How is the private sector involved and what are the benefits for business? The NCIP initiative has established a strong partnership with the private sector. Without the full involvement of a range of businesses and investors, we know we cannot achieve our objectives. In fact, one of the main goals of NCIP is to make doing business in the region not only easier, but also cheaper and more profitable. One great example is the One Network Area. This project set out to reduce the cost of calling between Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda by more than 50% through the elimination of roaming charges. This led to a remarkable increase in calls between the three countries. Today, traffic is up by 400%. So not only did the cost come down for consumers, but revenues went up for the telecommunications companies. This is exactly what we want to achieve. After the success of the One Network Area, a new initiative was spearheaded by the private sector to create the Northern Corridor Technology Alliance that will work to implement ICT projects under the NCIP.


How does the bloc ensure progress is being made across the fourteen focus areas? Member states of the NCIP initiative meet every two months to review the implementation of major projects, and to expand the areas of integration and cooperation. Each meeting concludes with an update on past resolutions and implementation plans. We also produce a communiquÊ at each summit, which is shared with citizens so that they can hold us accountable as well. The success of the initiative is up to all of us – governments, the private sector, partners and citizens.

Energy continues to be a challenge for Northern Corridor states. How is the initiative working to bring power to citizen? In Rwanda, we are acutely aware of the impact that inadequate energy can have on the economy. That’s why the government is investing heavily in expanding capacity through renewable energies such as solar, hydro and methane gas. But we know that it takes time for major power projects to come online and so we plan to leverage the capacity of partner states to share power. When the interconnection lines and sub-stations are complete in April 2016, we will see power trade between NCIP countries. Partner states have adopted a phased approach of power trade for the region with power purchase and wheeling agreements. We have also agreed to standardise the capacity of transmission lines to 400KV and a feasibility study to complete this work is in the final stages of development.

Tell us more about the Standard Gauge Railway that will link East Africa. We are working hard to make this infrastructure project a reality. The Standard Gauge Railway will run from Mombasa to Kampala and on to Kigali with branch lines to Kisumu in Kenya and Pakwach/Gul-Nimule in Uganda. The cost is estimated at US $13.5 billion and the ExportImport Bank of China has expressed interest in being our funding partner. The Mombasa-Nairobi section is already under construction and feasibility studies for the other sections are underway.

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Last year, we also launched the East Africa Single Tourist Visa. Costing US $100 for 90 days, the visa allows the bearer to travel multiple times between Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. Any embassies of the three countries in a foreign mission can issue the East Africa Single Tourist Visa. This visa is free for foreign residents living in partner states. To encourage more people to see the beauty of East Africa, the three countries are also promoting the region as a single tourism destination. I should also mention that working permits fees have also been waived under the Northern Corridor Integration Projects initiative. In addition, agreements have been reached on the Free Movement of Labour and the Free Movement of Services that allow workers from all partner states to move freely in any of the three countries for employment. Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame using his national ID to travel to Uganda.

One of the main reasons the initiative was established How will the NCIP initiative help RwandAir was recently granted was because of the long time to build human resource capacity Fifth Freedom rights on the it took for cargo to reach its in member states? Entebbe-Nairobi-Entebbe route. destination from the Mombasa The initiative aims to not only build physical How did this come about and what Port. Two years later, what is infrastructure, but also skills and capacity does it mean for passengers? the situation? across the region. We recently agreed on a Fifth Freedom is the right for an airline to fly framework for an audit to assess available skills.

A consortium of universities from the four countries will soon conduct this audit. In addition, Centres of Excellence have been selected across the region and will be upgraded to fill the skills gap for project implementation. These centres will be giving scholarships for students from partner states. In my country, it will be the Centre for Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing based at the University of Rwanda. In addition, Rwanda’s Carnegie-Mellon University offers a 50% scholarship paid by the Government of Rwanda to students from NCIP member countries.

between two foreign countries during flights when the flight begins or ends in the airline’s home country. We recognised that for the region to achieve its goals, we need to be interconnected and so the partner states signed a memorandum of understanding to establish the One Airspace Block. This has led to lower fares for travellers, greater numbers of people travelling, greater choice of airlines and routes and improved service levels.

How is the initiative making it easier for citizens to travel between member states and for tourists to visit the region? Since January 2014, citizens from Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda can travel with their national ID, voting card or student card between the three countries.

...working permits fees have also been waived under the Northern Corridor Integration Projects initiative. In addition, agreements have been reached on the free movement of labour and the free movement of services that allow workers from all partner states to move freely in any of the three countries for employment.

Since we established the Single Customs Territory in October 2013, the time taken to transport goods has reduced from 18 days to 4 days from Mombasa to Kampala and from 21 days to 6 days from Mombasa to Kigali. This is thanks to fewer weigh bridges, setting up One Stop Border Posts and removing road blocks and other non-tariff barriers along the corridor. In addition, customs declaration as well as customs security bonds have been reduced from 3 to 1. It’s now much cheaper to transport goods along the Northern Corridor. In the end, it’s a win-win-win situation for government, the private sector and citizens.

Where can our readers find out more about the Northern Corridor integration Projects initiative? I would encourage anyone interested in learning more to visit our website www.nciprojects.org and follow us on Twitter at @NCIProjects.


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By Usher Komugisha

East Africaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital cities are quickly gaining a reputation for their cosmopolitan atmosphere, cafĂŠ culture, fun night spots and interesting places to visit for tourists and local alike. One of the biggest cities in the region is Kampala, a bustling metropolis that will show you a good time, no matter when you visit.

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Kampala is the capital and largest city in Uganda, with over four million people living in and around the city. It lies on a plateau with up to 20 rolling hills overlooking this vibrant and dynamic city. According to oral history, the area known now as Kampala was dominated by wetlands and rolling hills and was home to herds of Impala. The Kabaka (King) of the Buganda kingdom who lived in a palace on Mengo Hill often went to the plateau for hunting Impala and the area become hunting grounds. The British colonialists called it the “hill of the Impala” which was translated in Luganda to ‘akasozi’, which means, hill ‘ka Impala’ or hill ‘of Impala’. This eventually became Kampala. When the Kabaka went on hunting missions, royal courtiers said the Kabaka has gone to hunt in Kampala. The most spoken language in Kampala is Luganda, but English is widely spoken and a recent study by the World Linguistic Agency rated Uganda as the best English speaking country in Africa. So you should not be worried if you speak English. If you want to learn a few phrases in Luganda, feel free to carry around a phrase book that you can buy on arrival.

9:00am - Arrival

The main airport in Uganda is Entebbe International Airport, 40km away from Kampala. It will take you an

hour and a half to get from the airport to the city. There is a trustworthy and friendly taxi service at the airport that will cost you a standard price of around US $20. However, if you have a hotel reservation, they may provide free transport or have a shuttle picking up visitors so call ahead to check. There is usually heavy traffic in the morning as people are heading into town for work so be sure to leave plenty of time to reach your hotel.

10:30am - Check In

Kampala is the most affordable city in East Africa so all kinds of travellers can find a suitable, safe and comfortable place to stay. From one-bedroom apartments and affordable hostels for backpackers to luxurious hotels and penthouses in the centre of town, everyone is catered for. If you are after luxury, look no further than the Kampala Serena Hotel located in the heart of the city. The rooms are spacious, well appointed and with spectacular views out to the lush green of the gardens, fountains and swimming pool. Be sure to have your phone handy, ready to post pictures on Facebook or Instagram. There is free Wi-Fi, newspapers and you can also try out their relaxing spa. You won’t regret it. The city is also home to a range of great serviced apartments for those looking for something with a homely feeling. Summit View Apartments on Kololo Hill overlooks the city centre and is walking distance from the best shopping malls and restaurants in town. Another great option is Encombe Place.


11:30am - National Theatre

A five minute walk from the Independence Monument will land you at the National Theatre, which is a converging place for everything art, culture and entertainment in Kampala. Built in 1959, this classic building is home to societies, organisations and groups that love their art. A stroll around the building gives you an insight into what’s on that night and be sure to check out the noticeboard. It could be comedy, live music or a poetry night. Ugandans are creative people and they love to showcase their work. Just outside the theatre is a long line of craft shops where you can get yourself some souvenirs to take back home to your friends and loved ones. From sandals, earrings, wristbands, gift cards, print shirts and blouses to sculptures and art showcasing the beauty of the Pearl of Africa, this place is rich with souvenirs.

12:00pm - Lunch

Kampala is well known for its diversity of food. One dish you must try is the Luwombo, a traditional Ugandan delicacy that is usually eaten on special occasions like Christmas. For a first time visitor, what better way to celebrate your stay in Uganda than with this meal? Luwombo is sauce cooked in banana leaves by way of steaming. It is usually made with stews ranging from chicken, smoked meat, dry fish in groundnut sauce, groundnut paste, mushrooms in groundnut paste or smoked meat in groundnut paste. The banana leaves are specially heated to contain the sauce or stew, giving a pleasant aromatic smell that will have you addicted in no time. It is usually served with plantain, which is the staple food of the Baganda, a major tribe in Kampala. You can find delicious Luwombo and more African soul food at St Anthony restaurant on Lumumba Avenue.

1:30pm - National Museum

Located on Kitante Hill on Kira Road about five kilometres from town is the National Museum. Founded in 1908, the museum is home to Uganda’s cultural heritage. This includes a fine display of playable traditional instruments in the music gallery and a wide range of up to 100,000 items of cultural and historical significance that showcase the past and present in the ethnography gallery.

With stunning views of Lake Victoria and located in the hills of Mbuya, Encombe is a place of peace for any traveller. If you need to stay near town, Urban by CityBlue is an oasis of calm amidst the hustle and bustle of Kampala. Superbly located and nestled on Nakasero Hill, it’s only two minutes by car from the city centre.

11:00am - Independence Monument

Your journey through historic Kampala begins with the Independence Monument, a towering concrete sculpture that commands a view of Speke Road and Nile Avenue just next to the Sheraton Hotel. The monument was built to celebrate Uganda’s independence from the British on October 9, 1962. The striking piece of work shows a woman standing with her feet firmly rooted to the ground, introspectively looking at a baby whose one fist is thrust into the air as a symbol of a country ready to take on the world after gaining independence.

Luwombo is cooked in banana leaves by way of steaming. It is usually made as a stew with chicken, smoked meat or dry fish mixed with groundnut paste and mushrooms.

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Be sure to find the traditional bark cloth, an ancient and sacred fabric of the Baganda from up to 600 years ago. You should also check out the cultural village, which displays a clear picture of the traditional lifestyles of the people of Uganda.

3:00pm - Bahai Temple

Located in Kanyanya, the Bahai Temple is 20 minutes from Kitante and on a safe boda, you can be rest assured of getting there in one piece. The Bahai Temple is the Mother Temple of the Bahai Faith in Africa and is one of only seven in the world. Completed in 1961, this house of worship represents every tribe and religious group with members from over 2,800 locations across Uganda. The Bahai Faith was introduced in Uganda in 1951 and has since been popular with the Bahai Temple becoming an important landmark in Kampala. It has very beautiful grounds and is ideal for photographic moments.

4:00pm - Kasubi Tombs

This UNESCO World Heritage site boasts a rich history and is still an active religious place in the Buganda Kingdom. Situated on Kasubi Hill, this is where the Kabakas (Kings) of Buganda were buried.

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Four Kabakas including Muteesa I (1835-1884), Mwanga II (1867-1903), Daudi Chwa I (18961939) and Sir Edward Muteesa II (1924-1969) were buried at the Kasubi Tombs. The circular royal enclosure is held in high regard by the Baganda and despite being damaged by fire in 2010, the Kasubi Tombs still hold a traditional and cultural purpose in Uganda.

5:00pm - Rubaga Cathedral

Saint Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cathedral Rubaga is home to the Archbishop of Kampala and sits on Rubaga Hill. This piece of land was originally owned by Kabaka Mutesa I Mukaabya Walugembe (1856-1884), the 30th Kabaka of Buganda. After fire destroyed his palace, he decided to relocate to Mengo Hill. In 1889, his son Mwanga II donated the land to French Catholic missionaries who built Rubaga Cathedral between 1914 and 1925.

5:30pm - Owino Market

A walk to downtown Kampala will give you a good feel of the city. It is crowded with happy and lively people and the Owino Market, the largest and most chaotic in Kampala, must be on your intinerary. Officially known as St Balikuddembe Market, this encompassing trading place borders Nakivubo Stadium as well as a very busy bus park. Started in 1971, Owino is the biggest open market in Uganda and quiet possibly in all of East Africa. Anything and everything is available in this market but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also fun and enjoyable to just have a look.

6:30pm - The Sound Cup

After a long day of touring Kampala, sit down at The Sound Cup on the third floor of Garden City and unwind with some soul music and a good cup of coffee. There is wireless so you can post some of those photos on social media or look through their book collection. If you are lucky, you will bump into Maurice Kirya, the proprietor of this beautiful place and a multi-award winning singer and actor. You can buy one of his CDs and get it autographed. He is very down-to-earth and a true gentleman.

Rubaga Cathedral, above, is among the oldest and most famous places of worship not only in Kampala but Uganda at large.

7:00pm - Back to Hotel

A warm shower will do you good after a long day traversing across the city. You can now prepare yourself to see Kampala at night. All the stories you have been hearing about this vibrant city will come alive. Kampalans love to have fun, love to dance and love to meet new people.

9:00pm - Hitting the Town

You can make your way to one of the many nightclubs if you love dancing. The DJs give their best so you will be busy all night.

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If you want a live band, there is plenty across the city and if you are looking for a place to go bowling, look no further than Alleygators at Garden City.

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Another fun way to spend the night is at one of Kampala’s casinos. Try your luck at winning big at Kampala Casino or hang out at the Pyramids Casino Restaurant and Terrace Bar with live music every Friday from 9pm. Sit back, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a fusion of Afro-European dishes at one of East Africa’s finest gourmet dining establishments.

Kampala has much to offer. From bustling markets in the city centre and great restaurants and nightclubs, there’s something for everyone. RwandAir flies to Kampala from Kigali daily so there’s no excuse not to visit today.

More to see and do in Kampala

Mandela National Stadium: If you are a football fanatic or enjoy big and noisy crowds, this is the place to go. Normally open over Saturdays when the national team hosts a game of football Namugongo Shrine, which recently hosted Pope Francis.

Acacia Mall - an upmarket shopping center. Many other super shopping malls can be found around town.

9:00am - Check out

After a big night out on the town, enjoy your hotel’s complimentary breakfast before checking out and heading home. You can arrange for transport to Entebbe Airport with your hotel or airport taxis, which are available 24/7.

Gaddafi Mosque - an ultra modern mosque that sits atop Old Kampala.

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Une journée à Kampala La ville aux sept collines Par Usher Komugisha

Les capitales de l’Afrique de l’Est gagnent rapidement une réputation grâce à son atmosphère cosmopolite, café culture, boîtes de nuit et endroits intéressants à visiter pour les touristes et les locaux. Une des plus grandes villes de la région est Kampala, une métropole animée ou vous êtes assurés de passer un moment inoubliable est, peu importe le jour où vous la visitez. Kampala est la capitale et la plus grande ville de l’Ouganda, avec une population plus de quatre millions vivant à l’intérieure et autour de la ville. Elle se trouve sur un plateau avec jusqu’à 20 collines surplombant cette ville vibrante et dynamique. Selon l’histoire orale, la région connue maintenant comme Kampala a été dominée par les zones humides et les collines et servaient de domicile à des troupeaux d’Impala. Le Kabaka (roi) du royaume du Buganda qui vivait dans un palais sur la colline Mengo allait souvent sur le plateau pour la chasse aux Impala et la région devint un terrain de chasse. Les colonialistes britanniques l’ont appelé la « colline de l’Impala » qui a été traduit en luganda ‘akasozi’, ce qui signifie, la colline « ka Impala » ou colline « de l’Impala ». Elle deviendra par la suite Kampala. Lorsque le Kabaka allait chasser, les courtisans royaux disaient que le Kabaka est allé à la chasse à Kampala. La langue la plus parlée à Kampala est le luganda, mais l’anglais est largement parlé et une étude récente de l’Agence mondiale linguistique a évalué l’Ouganda comme le meilleur pays anglophone en Afrique. Donc, vous ne devriez pas être inquiet si vous parlez anglais. Si vous voulez apprendre quelques phrases en luganda, se sentir libres, des livres de lexiques sont en vente à votre arrivée à l’aéroport.

Heure d’arrivée - 09:00 Le principal aéroport en Ouganda est l’aéroport international d’Entebbe, à 40 km de Kampala. Il vous faudra une heure et demie pour aller de l’aéroport à la ville. Il y’a un service de taxi fiable et convivial à l’aéroport qui vous coûtera un prix standard d’environ 20 $ US. Cependant, si vous avez une réservation d’hôtel, ils peuvent fournir le transport gratuit ou une navette mais il faudra appeler à l’avance pour vérifier. Le trafic est habituellement lourd dans la matinée lorsque les gens se dirigent vers la ville pour le travail. Il faudra donc leur laisser suffisamment de temps pour atteindre votre hôtel.

Check In - 10:30am La ville sert également de domicile  à une gamme de grands appartements pour ceux qui recherchent  un sentiment d’intimité.  Summit View Apartments sur la Colline Kololo surplombe le centre-ville et n’est loin des meilleurs centres commerciaux et restaurants de la ville à pied. Une autre grande

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option intéressante est Encombe Palace. Avec une vue imprenable sur le lac Victoria et situé dans les collines de Mbuya, Enkombe est un lieu de paix pour tous les voyageurs.  Si vous avez besoin de rester près de la ville, Urban by  City Blue est un oasis de calme au milieu de l’agitation de Kampala. Superbement situé et niché sur la colline de Nakasero, il est à seulement deux minutes en voiture du centre ville. 

Retour à l’hôtel - 19:00 Kampala est la ville la plus abordable en Afrique orientale. Toutes sortes de voyageurs y trouvent un endroit convenable, sécuritaire et confortable où loger. Des appartements d’une chambre et auberges abordables pour les routards aux hôtels et appartement de luxes dans le centre de la ville, tout le monde est pris en compte. Si vous recherchez le luxe, ne cherchez pas plus loin que l’Hôtel Kampala Serena situé au cœur de la ville. Les chambres sont spacieuses, bien équipées et avec vues spectaculaires sur la verdure des jardins, fontaines et piscine. Soyez sûr d’avoir votre téléphone à portée de main, prêt à poster des photos sur Facebook ou Instagram. Il y a le Wi-Fi gratuit, des journaux et vous pouvez également essayer leur spa. Vous ne le regretterez pas. Les chambres simples commencent à partir de US $ 231. Pour ceux qui recherchent quelque chose de moins cher, le Forest Cottages sur Naguru Hill à Bukoto, à trois kilomètres du quartier central des affaires, est le meilleur choix. Comme son nom l’indique, il est un lieu calme et serein dans une forêt, vous donnant une sensation de vacances et la chaleur d’une maison loin de la maison. Si vous aimez la nature, cet endroit est fait pour vous.

Monument de l’indépendance - 11:00 Votre voyage à travers l’historique Kampala commence avec le Monument de l’Indépendance, une imposante sculpture en béton qui commande une vue de Speke Road et Avenue du Nil juste à côté de l’Hôtel Sheraton. Le monument a été construit pour célébrer l’indépendance de l’Ouganda des Britanniques, le 9 Octobre 1962. L’imposant chef d’œuvre montre une femme debout avec ses pieds fermement ancrés au sol, introspectivement regardant un


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Théâtre National - 11:30 Une marche de cinq minutes du Monument de l’Indépendance vous débarquera au Théâtre National, qui est un lieu de convergence pour tout art, la culture et le divertissement à Kampala. Construit en 1959, ce bâtiment classique est une maison pour les sociétés, les organisations et les groupes qui aiment leur art. Une promenade autour du bâtiment vous donne un aperçu de ce qui est au programme cette nuitlà et assurez-vous de vérifier le tableau d’affichage. Il pourrait être une comédie, de la musique live ou une soirée de poésie. Les Ougandais sont des gens créatifs et ils aiment présenter leur travail. Juste à l’extérieur du théâtre se trouve une longue lignée de boutiques d’artisanat où vous pouvez vous procurer quelques souvenirs à ramener à la maison à vos amis et proches. De sandales, boucles d’oreilles, bracelets, cartes, chemises imprimées à des sculptures et de l’art mettant en valeur la beauté de la perle de l’Afrique, ce lieu riche en souvenirs.

Dînée - 12:00 Kampala est bien connu pour sa diversité de nourriture. Le plat que vous devez essayer est le Luwombo, une délicatesse traditionnelle ougandaise qui est généralement consommé lors d’occasions spéciales comme Noël. Pour une première visite, quelle meilleure façon de célébrer votre séjour en Ouganda qu’avec ce repas? Luwombo est une sauce cuisinée dans des feuilles de bananiers à la vapeur. Il est généralement fait avec un ragoût soit de poulet, de viande fumée ou du poisson séché à la sauce d’arachide, la pâte d’arachide, des champignons dans la pâte d’arachide ou de la viande fumée dans la pâte d’arachide. Les feuilles de bananier sont spécialement chauffées pour contenir la sauce de ragoût, donnant une odeur aromatique agréable qui vous rendra accro en peu de temps. Il est généralement servi avec de la banane plantain, qui est l’aliment de base des Baganda, une tribu majeure à Kampala. Vous pouvez trouver un délicieux Luwombo et plus de nourriture africaine au restaurant St Anthony sur Lumumba Avenue.

Musée National - 13:30 Situé sur la colline Kitante sur la rue Kira environ cinq kilomètres de la ville se trouve le Musée national. Fondé en 1908, le musée est la maison au patrimoine culturel de l’Ouganda. Vous y admirerez une belle exposition d’instruments traditionnels jouables dans la galerie de la musique et une large gamme d’articles d’importance historique allant jusqu’à 100.000 articles d’importance historique et culturelle qui mettent en valeur le passé et le présent dans la galerie de l’ethnographie. Soyez sûr de trouver le tissu d’écorce traditionnelle, un tissu ancien et sacré des Baganda d’il y a environ 600 ans. Vous devriez également passer par le village culturel, qui affiche une image claire des modes de vie traditionnels des peuples de l’Ouganda.

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Le temple Bahai - 15:00 Situé à Kanyanya, le temple Bahai est à 20 minutes de Kitante et sur un boda sûr, vous pouvez y arriver en un seul morceau. Le temple Bahai est le Temple Mère de la foi Bahai en Afrique et est l’un des seuls sept dans le monde. Achevée en 1961, cette maison de culte représente chaque tribu et regroupe plus de 2800 membres religieux avec des membres de plus de 2800 à travers tout le pays. La Foi Bahai a été introduite en Ouganda en 1951 et est depuis devenue populaire. Le temple Bahai est devenue un jalon important dans Kampala. Il a de très beaux jardins et est l’endroit idéal pour les amateurs de photographie.

Les tombes de Kasubi - 16:00 Ce site du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO bénéficie d’une riche histoire,c’ est toujours un lieu de culte actif dans le royaume de Buganda. Situé sur la colline de Kasubi, c’est sur ce site que les Kabakas (rois) du Buganda ont été enterrés. Quatre Kabakas y compris Mutesa Ier (1835-1884), Mwanga II (1867-1903), Daudi Chwa I (1896-1939) et Sir Edward Mutesa II (1924-1969) ont été enterrés dans les tombes de Kasubi. L’enceinte circulaire royale est tenue en haute estime par les Baganda et en dépit d’être endommagé par un incendie en 2010, les tombeaux de Kasubi restent encore une valeur culturel et traditionnel en Ouganda.

La Cathédrale de RuBAga - 17:00 La Cathédrale Saint Mary de Rubaga est le foyer de l’archevêque de Kampala et se trouve sur la colline de Rubaga. Ce morceau de terre a été initialement détenu par Kabaka Mutesa I Mukaabya Walugembe (1856-1884), le 30e Kabaka du Buganda. Après qu’un incendie ait détruit son palais, il a décidé de déménager à Mengo Hill. En 1889, son fils Mwanga II a donné la terre aux missionnaires catholiques français qui ont construit la cathédrale de Rubaga entre 1914 et 1925.

Le Marché - 17:30 Une promenade au centre-ville de Kampala vous donnera une bonne idée de la ville. Il est bondé de gens heureux et animés, le marché Owino, le plus grand et le plus chaotique marché de Kampala, doit être un de vos itinéraires. Officiellement connu sous le nom Marché St Balikuddembe, ce lieu d’échange se trouve en bordure du stade Nakivubo ainsi que d’un parc de bus très fréquenté. Ouvert en 1971, Owino est le plus grand marché en Ouganda et sans peut-être dans toute l’Afrique de l’Est. On peut tout trouver dans ce marché, mais il est aussi amusant et agréable d’y jeter juste un coup d’œil.

Le Sound Cup - 17:30 Après une longue journée à visiter Kampala, asseyezvous à Sound Cup au troisième étage de Garden City pour vous détendre avec de la musique soul et une bonne tasse de café. Il y a une connexion internet sans fil, vous pouvez poster certaines de ces photos sur les médias sociaux ou parcourir leur collection de livres.

Si vous êtes chanceux, vous croiserez Maurice Kirya, le propriétaire de ce bel endroit et un multi-primé chanteur et acteur. Vous pouvez acheter un de ses CD et obtenir une dédicace. Il est très terre-à-terre et un vrai gentleman.

Retour a d’hôtel - 19:00 Une douche chaude, de préférence froide parce qu’il fait très chaud à Kampala, vous fera du bien après une longue journée de déplacement à travers la ville. Vous pouvez maintenant vous préparer à voir Kampala de nuit. Toutes les histoires dont vous avez entendu parler à propos de cette ville animée prendront vie. Les habitants de Kampala aiment s’amuser, danser et faire de nouvelles rencontres. Vous pouvez vous rendre dans l’une des nombreuses boîtes de nuit si vous aimez danser. Les DJs de la ville vous font danser toute la nuit. Si vous voulez un groupe live, il y en a beaucoup à travers la ville et si vous cherchez un bowling, ne cherchez pas plus loin que Alleygators à Garden City.

Descente en ville - 21: 00 Une autre façon amusante de passer la nuit est l’un des casinos de Kampala. Tentez votre chance de gagner le grande cagnotte au casino de Kampala ou traîner au restaurant et  bar-terrasse du casino Pyramids avec sa musique live tous les soirs à partir de 21 heures. Relaxez-vous, fondez-vous  dans l’atmosphère  et profiter de la fusion de plats afroeuropéen dans l’un des plus beaux établissement gastronomique d’ Afrique de l’Est.

Check out - 09:00 Après une grande soirée en ville, profitez du petit déjeuner gratuit de l’hôtel avant de rentrer à la maison. Vous pouvez prendre des dispositions pour le transport à l’aéroport d’Entebbe avec votre hôtel ou les taxis de l’aéroport, qui sont disponibles 24/7. Kampala a beaucoup à offrir. De marchés animés dans le centre-ville et de grands restaurants et boîtes de nuit, il y en a pour tous les gouts. RwandAir s’envole pour Kampala de Kigali chaque jour. Il n’y a donc aucune excuse pour ne pas faire une petite visite dès aujourd’hui.

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Lunges Great for strengthening your quads, lunges also get your hips in on the action. How to: Stand with your feet hip-width apart, and hands on hips. Step your right foot forward, and then lower your body until your left knee is bent and nearly touching the floor. (Your right knee should be at a 90-degree angle.) Be sure to keep your upper body straight, with your shoulders back and relaxed. Return to standing, and then repeat starting with your left foot forward. For a bigger challenge, try doing a reverse lunge by stepping backwards instead of forward. Squats A better backside isn’t the only benefit here. Squats can also improve your balance and posture. How to: Stand with your feet parallel, a little more than hip-width apart. Slowly bend your hips and knees, sending your bottom towards the floor, like you’re going to sit in a chair. Without lifting your heels up, keep bending until your thighs are parallel with the ground. Press through your heels to stand back up again.

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Crunches Yes, it’s possible to get six-pack without doing them, but crunches are still great for strengthening your core. How to: Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Place your hands behind your head, engage your core, and lift your shoulders and upper back off the ground. Trunk Twists The slower the twist, the deeper the burn with these babies. How to: Sit on the floor with your knees bent and heels on the ground, holding your arms straight out in front of your chest, palms together. Brace your core and lean back to a 45-degree angle. Keeping arms lifted, slowly twist to the right as far as you can. Pause briefly and return to center. Then, without raising or lowering your torso, slowly rotate to the left. Return to center again.

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Ange Dukunde: Ça Ose! Par Arnaud Nkusi

C’est un soir comme un autre à Kigali, je vais à la rencontre d’une personnalité charismatique, comme je les aime. Mieux, c’est une très jeune femme, rwandaise, qui n’aura pas trente ans avant 2019, mais qui a de la matière grise et un franc parler qui m’a mis la puce à l’oreille, au téléphone, déjà. Chose rare dans les rendezvous d’interviews, elle est à l’heure. Mieux, elle a pris quelques minutes d’avance et cela force mon admiration.

Collée à son Smartphone, comme tous nos contemporains, elle m’attend patiemment, occupée et paraissant concentrée, elle se lève pour me saluer et tout de go, exige que nous tutoyions, mais hors interview, c’est ma seule condition. La discussion part tout naturellement. Ange Dukunde a le don du lien simple et direct, malgré ce qui parait pour certains, à première vue, comme une moue boudeuse, voire un air de suffisance. Ce serait alors, comme dirait Jean Philippe Marthély en créole, un «Jijman hatif». Parce-qu’au tout premier échange, c’est un bout de femme, ouverte, gaie, amoureuse de la vie et qui voue un culte rare à ses parents dont elle est l’ainée. Elle dit être fière d’eux, ces agents en douane et qui sont chantres à la cathédrale Saint Michel de Kigali et qu’elle aime par-dessus tout. Partie très tôt du nid familial, longtemps avant sa majorité, elle est allée en Europe, entre la Belgique et la France et c’est fort de son bagage intellectuel, qu’elle a décidé d’être à sa manière, une porte-parole de son Afrique. Sa merveilleuse Afrique, laissée pour compte à ses yeux, sauf quand il faut en étaler les faiblesses, à longueur de reportages. Plutôt que de critiquer les «critiques», elle préfère agir concrètement et lance son mouvement «Osez le foulard». Parlons de tout cela, c’est le but de notre entrevue.

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Il est bien rare qu’une si jeune personne s’intéresse tant à l’affirmation de son identité africaine et en défende une caractéristique à ce point… C’est vrai que ce n’est pas courant, même si je pense que de nos jours, des personnes comme moi il n’y en a pas mal. Je n’arrête pas de croiser des personnes jeunes comme moi qui utilisent leur art pour promouvoir notre continent et c’est bien car, nous sommes son futur, c’est à nous de valoriser notre Afrique! Alors, pourquoi particulièrement le foulard ? Tout simplement parce qu’à mes yeux le foulard représente la couronne que se doit de porter chaque reine et comme pour moi  dans chaque femme sommeille une reine, j’essaye de la réveiller avec mes attachés de foulards. Vous considérez-vous comme une panafricaniste ? «Panafricaniste» est un bien grand mot, je pense. Je me considère comme «une enfant de l’Afrique». J’aime beaucoup me considérer comme étant «The daughter of Africa». Je suis une amoureuse de l’Afrique. J’aime notre continent. Il est unique, magnifique et spécial. Et puisque d’après moi, il n’est pas mis en avant comme il le faudrait, j’ai choisi de mettre en avant sa beauté, avec un point d’honneur sur l’image de la femme africaine. Qui, mieux qu’une femme, une mère, peu représenter notre continent à sa juste valeur? Je ne sais pas si cela fait de moi une pan-africaniste...

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Un combat identitaire vous aurait-il inspiré ? Plusieurs hommes et femmes de notre histoire m’inspirent: Thomas Sankara, Wangari Maathai, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou,Winnie Mandela, Myriam Makeba, Kwame Nkumrah, Shonda Rhimes, Angela Davis, Angélique Kidjo, Adama Ndiaye, Nykhor Paul, Chimamanda Ngozi et bien d’autres, mais disons que je ne suis pas du tout dans un combat identitaire. Le mot «combat» peu être perçu négativement. Disons que j’essaye juste de représenter la beauté de la femme Africaine, la beauté de l’Afrique, de mettre en avant ce que parfois les médias omettent d’évoquer. Je suis persuadée que nous sommes tous différents certes, mais que c’est cette différence qui devrait nous permettre de cohabiter dans ce monde, et pas le contraire. Selon moi, il y’ a assez de place sur cette planète pour tous les être différents que nous sommes!  Qu’est-ce qu’un engagement à l’instar du votre peut avoir, selon vous, comme impact réel dans un véritable changement d’attitude, voire de mentalité ? Lorsque je regarde le petit bout de chemin qu’à fait le mouvement que j’ai créé et l’impact qu’il a sur plusieurs femmes, je me dis que chacun de nous peut à sa manière apporter sa pierre à l’édifice. Mon mouvement procure une certaine confiance en soi à plusieurs femmes. Le nombre d’entre elles qui me disent qu’elles se sentent représentées et qu’elles se


A propos de votre pays, le Rwanda, comment votre mouvement y est-il accueilli ? J’ai été agréablement surprise, le foulard ne faisant pas spécialement parti de notre culture, j’avais un peu peur mais les reines rwandaises ont bien accueillis le mouvement. J’ai organisé un atelier avec les «Kigali Naturalistas», ce groupe de jeunes femmes qui, elles aussi essayent de mettre en avant la beauté de la femme africaine en prônant le port du cheveu naturel. Cet atelier a réuni pas mal de monde et je suis vraiment ravie de voir qu’au Rwanda, il y’ a une réelle prise de conscience sur le fait que nous nous devons d’assumer notre «Natural Beauty » et l’embrasser. C’est cela qui fait de nous, les reines que nous sommes. Il y a également l’expo «Mwamikazi» qui a été reçu par le public rwandais. Je suis vraiment contente de l’accueil et de la curiosité que me réserve chaque personne lorsque je lui parle de mes foulards. En quoi le pays des mille collines est-il, à vos yeux, «panafricaniste»? Encore une fois, comme je l’ai dis plus haut, le mot «panafricain» ne m’est parfois pas confortable, car il peut porter à confusion... Mais si je dois parler de ce magnifique pays qui est ma terre natale, je dirais en premier lieu que j’en suis fière. Fière du parcours accompli, fière de notre mentalité, fière de nos valeurs et surtout fière de la place qui est attribuée à la gente féminine. Un grand travail a été abattu et continue de l’être. Nous sommes un modèle sous plusieurs aspects

et nous nous battons pour une Afrique meilleure. Après, je ne sais pas si tout cela fait de nous des panafricains mais dans tous les cas, je suis fière du Rwanda d’aujourd’hui. Pensez-vous que l’Education Nationale devrait mettre un point d’honneur à apprendre à la jeunesse scolarisée des valeurs d’ «africanité» et de fierté d’être qui elle est ? Oui, oui et oui ! La jeunesse est le futur. Je pense que comme disais Marcus Garvey, qu’ «Un peuple ignorant de son histoire est comme un arbre sans racines». A cela, je rajoute le mot «valeurs». C’est notre histoire et ce sont nos valeurs qui font de nous les personnes que nous sommes. Il est donc très important à mes yeux que le système scolaire accorde de l’importance à cet objectif majeur. En plus de cela, comme je ne cesse de le répéter, nous avons un des plus beaux continents au monde. Il mérite certainement d’être mis en avant.  Le foulard, votre tête l’a-t-elle définitivement adopté, au point de le porter au quotidien ? Oui, on en vient même à me surnommer la «Femme au Foulard», c’est mon image de marque maintenant. Ma couronne, mon accessoire de reine et je le porte presque tout le temps.

sentent reines grâce à mes attachés de foulard, moi la petite personne là devant vous, je me dis que tout le monde peu le faire. Ce sont ces petites choses dont nous sommes tous capables qui, à la fin, font la différence. Le fait qu’Ellen Johnson Sirleaf arbore toujours un foulard en guise de coiffure vous semble t-il important dans l’image que la première femme africaine chef d’Etat «devrait» véhiculer ? Oh  ! Voilà une des reines africaines qui m’inspire… Oui, son foulard joue un rôle important sur son image ... Regardez la posture qu’elle arbore, sa carrure, le foulard lui apporte une certaine élégance qui va de pair avec la femme forte, intelligente et battante qu’elle est. Cet accessoire lui va merveilleusement bien et je suis fière de voir une présidente africaine arborer majestueusement cette coiffe de reines! Au Rwanda, le Mushanana (tenue traditionnelle rwandaise, ndlr) qui ne comporte pas de foulard du tout, vous semble t-il bien africain ou plus proche du Sari indien ? Il est tout à fait africain, c’est notre tenue traditionnelle après tout et aux dernières nouvelles, le Rwanda fait parti de l’Afrique (rire). Plus sérieusement, j’adore «Imicyenyero». La tenue ne comporte certes pas de foulard, mais cette tenue est tellement élégante que lorsqu’on la porte on a directement une allure de reine tout comme mes foulards. Donc au final, il y’ a un lien.

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The government has put much effort into creating an investment climate that attracts foreign direct investment, bearing in mind the package of benefits it brings and the positive impact it generates for the economy. The investment code enhances the competitiveness of Rwanda as an investment hub, which leads to quality production of goods and services. As a private player, I can testify that the public service works and works well. The City of Kigali has put in place a master plan with zoning guidelines that outline what can be built where. The consolidation of efforts between government, development partners and the private sector has seen economic growth that is visible to the naked eye.

But the big question is: How ready is Rwanda’s real estate market, especially now that Kigali’s population exceeds one million people and is growing rapidly? A quick look at the Central Business District raises anxiety as tower-after-tower emerges from the ground. But whereas the rise in commercial buildings is a direct response to Kigali’s desperate call for quality working and trading space, on the residential side many city dwellers seem to be locked in the past. The housing industry in Rwanda is still very fragmented with the majority of construction being undertaken by private, undercapitalised firms and individuals as opposed to large-scale property developers. Projectafter-project avail either stand-alone homes or

But all these projects have one thing in common: they are located in the more affluent neighbourhoods of Nyarutarama, Gaculiro, Kagugu and Gisozi. This indirectly means that the majority of the buyers in these schemes would be investment buyers looking to tap into the wide gap of the rental market. Obviously one can argue that so long as built houses are sold, money borrowed is paid back and houses bought are rented then there is no problem. To a large extent I agree. However, housing goes beyond ticking these boxes. If it was a criminal offence to waste land in this country, then prisons would be filled with the developers of the clusters in Nyarutarama, Kibagabaga, Kagugu, Gaculiro and the like. Land isn’t something Kigali has in abundance and it has to be taken great care of and invested into optimally. The fault does not lie entirely with us property actors to deliver condominiums. Buyer awareness is also key as many Kigalians are still asleep. The thinking that a home is not complete unless it is boxed into a concrete wall with a metal gate to enclose a private garden and conceal our cars is something we have to gradually get rid of. The city is growing exponentially and traffic jams are becoming a regular occurrence. The sooner we wake up to the fact that to get to work on time and save fuel, you have to live as close to your workplace as possible the better for us. And for this to happen we have to leave splashy compounds for village life and hook yourself to the nearest apartment to your workplace as soon as yesterday.

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Although I agree we are not spoilt for supply of such housing options, if the statistics of one million city residents are anything to go by, then with Kigali’s rapid growth, apartments are the way to go. Charles Haba is the Managing Director of Century Real Estate – a leading property firm in Rwanda. Learn more about Century Real Estate at www.centuryrwanda.com.


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A milestone for policing The Rwanda National Police is well known for its exemplary work maintaining law and order and participating in international peace keeping. Thanks to innovative community-policing and world-class gender-based violence prevention and response programmes, Rwanda is recognised the world over for its highly professional police force. This was on display as Rwanda hosted the 84th INTERPOL General Assembly from November 2-5, 2015 in Kigali.

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The opening session attracted 1,000 delegates, including Police Chiefs and senior law enforcement officials from 150 INTERPOL member countries. President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, opened the General Assembly, expressing the country’s appreciation for the solid cooperation with INTERPOL over the years and the organisation’s efforts to make the world a safer place. “Security is the foundation for everything. When it breaks down, the costs are huge: loss of life, destruction of trust within society and in public institutions, and economic stagnation. We experienced the worst of this in Rwanda where the country’s security forces at the time were at the forefront of the genocidal machinery,” President Kagame said. The President expressed Rwanda’s gratitude to INTERPOL for its efforts to track down fugitives wanted for Genocide in Rwanda, and deliver justice for victims and survivors – even though there remains much to be done. “Many more of these fugitives are still at large and we will have to continue working with INTERPOL, and the international community, to ensure justice is done. In the last twenty-one years, Rwanda has worked to build effective, citizen-focused governance institutions. One of them, notably, is the Rwanda National Police, which this year marks its 15th anniversary. Today, this young police force, working closely with communities, provides one of the most secure environments in the world, where Rwandans can pursue socio-economic transformation. The Rwanda National Police is also able to actively contribute to INTERPOL’s mandate of a safer world. National police forces should take full advantage of this platform in their daily work, to proactively keep abreast of emerging trends and innovative solutions, not just when crisis strikes,” President Kagame said.

Day One

The first day of the General Assembly convened roundtable discussions on ‘Future Landscapes for International Policing’. These discussions were in line with measuring international readiness in policing.

During the 82nd Interpol General Assembly held in Cartagena De Indias, Colombia in October 2013, Rwanda was unanimously voted to host the 84th AGM. In 2014 at the 83rd General Assembly in Monaco, France, the INTERPOL flag was handed over to Rwanda as a symbol given to the next host. The 84th General Assembly was held under the theme “INTERPOL 2020: Policing Global Threats in a Dynamic Environment”. This theme was in keeping with the organisation’s mission for a safer world. The meeting helped to broaden the scope of the global reform agenda with a clear roadmap for INTERPOL’s development, covering strategic and operational governance, as well as the financial and technological requirements for a strong and effective INTERPOL.

Experts and law enforcers also discussed the issue of counter-terrorism – forming a global network to break the foreign terrorist fighter cycle. This was in line with the UN Security Council’s powerful message sent to the international community in September 2014 to work as one against the unprecedented threat of mobile foreign terrorist fighters and to rely on INTERPOL as a global information sharing platform against this menace. The issue of organised and emerging crime was also covered. On environmental security, delegates tackled the criminal threat to wildlife and environmental sustainability. Threats to biodiversity erode national economies, destabilise political order and harm communities, leading to an impact upon national security. Day one ended on high note with a special presentation by Rwanda’s Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Oda Gasinzigwa on the Isange One Stop Centre, which was appreciated and considered as one of the best models of preventing and responding to gender-based violence and child abuse.

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Day Two The second day of the General Assembly began with a keynote from the Attorney General of the United States of America, Loretta Lynch, who emphasised that upholding the rule of law should be the government’s foremost responsibility. “The international community has come a long way in the last 15 years, but the fact that millions of individuals remain in forced labour reminds us of how far we have to go. We must find ways to work even more closely together in order to end this affront to our values and stop this crime against humanity,” she said.

Having to confront rapid and increasingly complex changes, and providing the appropriate responses, are an integral part of the development of any country and, of course, of any organisation, which is what we will be addressing in the coming days. INTERPOL President Mireille Ballestrazzi

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A panel of experts later discussed ‘Anti-corruption, financial crimes, and assets recovery – tackling the criminal threat to sustainable economic, political and social development’ and the creation of a new notice targeting criminal assets. A panel also addressed human trafficking and consumer trends in substance abuse including psychoactive substances such as heroin and cocaine under the topic ‘Drug trafficking – new threats, new challenges and the need for a new approach’. The issue of cybercrime was also on the agenda. This was aligned with recent success in the field, showing encouraging steps towards a new cohesive model for action against crime in cyberspace. Day two concluded with invaluable discussions on INTERPOL 2020, INTERPOL Tools-Innovation, enhancing member country border management capabilities through I-Checkit, trusted partnerships for global security and Baseline, a tool that empowers public and private entities to recognise, report and remove child-abuse material from their networks. I-Checkit enables airlines to submit travel document information for screening against INTERPOL’s database of stolen and lost travel documents. A database match triggers an instant alert among concerned countries so the situation can be investigated.


Day Three The third day of the meeting discussed internal matters related to aligning operational demands and resources, governance and institutional matters and building new partnerships with organisations like the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

generate strategies to deal with emerging security challenges. Even then, we all know well enough that the ideas can only be useful if they are translated into actions. We must therefore leave this meeting resolving to put into action what we have learnt and agreed,” Minister Harerimana said.

The closing ceremony was presided over by Rwanda’s Minister of Internal Security, Sheikh Musa Fazil Harerimana, who emphasised the importance of international cooperation, networking, information sharing, capacity building as well as the need to be more organised than the criminals to deal with transnational and organised crime.

Interpol President Mireille Ballestrazzi hailed Rwanda for the well organised meeting, saying, “This General Assembly could not have been successful without the professionalism of Rwanda National Police. We have been enabled to progress in fighting organised crimes, cyber crimes, sex exploitation among children and border management. What you did here will make INTERPOL’s work easier.”

“Such AGM sessions are very useful to catch up and come up with new ideas and

Prior to the official closing, elections for the new members of the Executive Committee

Just as the world’s successful nations continually adapt to changing global complexities, international police cooperation must cultivate innovation into its strategic development to counter threats posed by transnational crime. INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock.

and applications to host the 86th (2016), 87th (2017) and 88th (2018) sessions of the General Assembly were conducted with Indonesia, China, and Uganda to host the next AGMs respectively.

Side Events A day before the official opening of the AGM on November 1, 2015 the fourth International Association of Chiefs of Police, Sub-Saharan Africa meeting was held, and brought together continental Police Chiefs. On October 28, 2015 the second ‘Africa Working Group Meeting on Cybercrime for Heads of Units’ was held, training 28 investigators from 10 African countries in ‘Cybercrime Investigation Course’ for the African region.

About INTERPOL INTERPOL works with police forces around the world to provide secure global police communications services known as I-24/7 (Information Flow 24/7), operational data services and databases for police, operational police support services and police training and development.

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The digital era is upon us and now, more than ever, technology is part of our childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daily lives. Smart phones, computers and the Internet are easily accessible. For kids, they open up a world of opportunity and fun through learning, games and communication with friends around the world. Children represent the future â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a future that will be dominated by technology in all aspects of life and the economy. With this in mind, it is important to expose young people to technology in a way that empowers and educates them.

In Rwanda, a number of education initiatives such as One Laptop Per Child Project are giving primary school students early access to computer skills. Rwanda launched the project in 2008 and aims to provide all students from Primary Four to Primary Six with access to laptops. The goal is to build a knowledge-based economy.

Governments and industry across Africa have recognised the importance of technology and enacted policies and created products that promote tech-based education. Nevertheless, the vast majority of African nations are still participating in the technology industry as consumers of equipment and services, rather than creators. It is therefore imperative that the next generation is equipped with the skills for the continent to not only use the latest technology, but also build it.

Another ground-breaking initiative is a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tech boot camp held at the Knowledge Lab (kLab) in Kigali. kLab provides free space for young entrepreneurs to work on their projects as well as mentoring to help turn ideas into viable businesses. Since the formation of the tech hub in 2012, a number of parents visited kLab to ask if their children could come to spend


their holidays at the lab. Then came the idea to organise a children’s holiday event to teach them basic programming skills. This year’s event attracted more than 20 high school aged children. For two days, children were taught basic programming skills such as Alice software. This software is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. kLab General Manager, Claudette Irere, said that the boot camp was organised for children to serve as an eye opener for them to consider a career in coding when they grow up. “We are teaching children how to code and basic programming skills in the hope that they will stay interested in the sector and go on to further study,” said Ms Irere. Children were also introduced to web design using web maker, a tool that Mozilla has put in place for developers to learn how to write basic HTML code. At the end of the camp, children were divided into groups to come up with projects. 13-year-old Divine Uwase’s group won first prize for proposing a mobile application that will guide tourists visiting Rwanda.

“We made a Rwanda guide to help people from outside the country to know different places so that when they come they don’t get lost,” said the high school student. The children’s boot camp was facilitated by a number of young university student members of the kLab and Mozilla community in Rwanda.


“In this camp we are helping the next generation of youth interested in IT. We are preparing them with the skills they need to know programming and design thinking,” said Yannick Kabahiza. Another ICT - based education initiative was witnessed during Africa Code Week in October. The initiative aims to empower future generations with the coding tools and skills they need to thrive in the 21st century workforce and become key actors of Africa’s economic development. During the week, more than 800 students aged 8-11 from five schools in Kigali participated in workshops that were conducted in two of the Rwanda Development Board’s tech buses. Students were introduced to Scratch, a free programming language developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to help them create their own interactive stories, games and animations. Africa Code Week engaged 20,000 children in Rwanda and 16 other African countries including Benin, Botswana, Cameroun, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Togo, Tunisia and Uganda. Fabian Carlos Guhl, CEO of Ampion, a partner of Africa Code Week, said that Africa has a big demand for IT experts particularly coders and that the initiative aims to encourage and inspire more young people to consider joining the tech industry. Research from the International Telecommunication Unit and Broadband Commission shows that the more young people have access to information, the better their access is to capital, markets and the training needed to pursue a career or further

studies. It also helps them to participate in political processes and become responsible citizens in society. During the 2015 Transform Africa that took place in Kigali, a side event dubbed “Face the Gorillas” was held where young entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas to a group of angel investors. Patrick Muhire and his brother Cedric Muhoza, both high school students and software developers, pitched their business idea. Their cross border solution provides integrated mobile money payments services with mobile wallets targeting the unbanked and banked population. At the end of their pitch, they walked away with a US $20,000 investment and partnerships with world-class investors that will help the young men expand their business model.

We are teaching children how to code and basic programming skills in the hope that they will stay interested in the sector and go on to further study. The two young IT entrepreneurs are a product of an environment that encourages and fosters innovation as well as entrepreneurship. They are an example of the benefits society can derive if it invests in the digital economy and empowers young people to get behind the wheel of technology development.


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Kurema, Kureba, Kwiga

Colouring the Transforming City of Kigali By Judith Kaine

Art brings us together. Through the creations of painters, poets, photographers and potters, we find common ground in beauty and human expression. In Rwanda, a group of mural makers is bringing a splash of colour to the transforming City of Kigali. Meet Kurema, Kureba, Kwiga.

It is no secret that Kigali is an ever-evolving, rapidly growing city in which dazzling new buildings, streets, and pathways seem to appear overnight. This reality means it is both an exciting time to reside in Rwanda’s capital, and a time of great opportunity to support the city’s evolution.

While the country works towards Vision 2020, the artists, makers, advocates, and dreamers that make up the Kigali’s creative community are finding ways to contribute to the transformation of their city. One exciting initiative is Kurema, Kureba, Kwiga. Meaning “To Create, To See, To Learn”, the organisation is supporting the city’s development in a vibrant and colourful way. RWANDAIR INZOZI MAGAZINE

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Kurema is a social enterprise that works with professional artists to create public art that transforms the look of the city and the lives of the city’s residents through colour and creativity. Founded with a mission to bring art out of the gallery and into the streets, the group is working to put more colour into the lives of everyday Rwandans by creating a variety of publicly-accessible works of art that drive social change and community development. Since 2013, Kurema has been designing and implementing creative and transformative projects to engage, educate, and inspire communities through sitespecific art actions, workshops, events, and the creation of more than 30 mural paintings around the country. For many of the projects, Kurema establishes public-private partnerships to strategically address key social issues, such as HIV-related stigma, education, and access to water. This approach helps expand the creative sector by bringing attention to the role of art in shaping public spaces and to the value of art in urban life.

Inspiration Kurema artworks take inspiration directly from local communities. They are designed and created on location with and by the community to increase citizen engagement with art. The Kurema team believes that the arts in general, and public arts in particular, are a vital part of a healthy society. The arts sector supports economic development and encourages the critical thinking necessary in the modern workforce and the information economy. The function of art in the public sphere is not wholly new for Rwanda. Small-scale, outdoor paintings are regularly used as signage for small businesses such as barber shops, boutiques, and butcheries. However, through the Kurema public art initiative, a dedicated team of professional artists is taking public art beyond these small signs by creating outdoor art installations, art activities, and advocacy campaigns that spur public involvement. From large-scale murals to participatory photography, the organisation’s creative artworks move beyond simple paintings to become works based on an exchange of ideas and identity, engagement, and place-based context. With the rapid evolution and changes unfolding in Kigali, engaging the public in this way helps to cultivate community. Public art can be a powerful tool and a catalyst for social change. As a platform to unite people through both the process of creating and within a physical space or location, public art can inspire individuals to take action and to develop a sense of connectedness. The act of creating public art brings people together and encourages sharing, bonding, and experimenting – the key elements of civic life and community. In a nation developing as rapidly as Rwanda, in which neighbourhoods can transform overnight, the 68 | FLY OUR DREAM TO THE HEART OF AFRICA

co-creation of community-focused works of art can shape the identity of a place by instilling a sense of pride and inspiring those living in the area to realise their own place and value within society. Once created, public artworks remain tactile assets that community members can see and experience. The art can stimulate dialogue and interaction, and a sense of social cohesion. At the same time, unlike works of art within galleries or museums, public art is free and available at any time of the day or night. No one needs an invitation and there is no dress code. It can be viewed alone or together, but most importantly, the art is available for everyone. The fellowship developed in both the creation and the observation of public art fosters increased participation in community and nurtures public life in which people come together to enjoy something beautiful. As the city continues to evolve and expand in fascinating ways, the Kurema team of artists continue to produce and coordinate both self-generated projects and commissioned creative services. With a team of impassioned artists, and in collaboration with institutions and individuals, together the group and its partners are changing the community though colour. For more information on Kurema, Kureba, Kwiga visit www.kuremarwanda.com, like the group on Facebook ‘KuremaKurebaKwiga’ or follow on Instagram @ KuremaKurebaKwiga or Twitter @KuremaKigali


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Africa is one of the fastest growing regions in the world with the International Monetary Fund predicting that subSaharan African countries will collectively grow by 3.75% this year. However, much of this growth is tied to the resources sector and calls are being made for economies to diversify. One sector that holds strong promise for the continent is the creative sector. While its contribution may be small today, its potential is huge. 70 | FLY OUR DREAM TO THE HEART OF AFRICA

The 2008 Africa Creative Economy Report indicates that the continentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creative sector contributed less than one per cent to world exports of creative goods. The report noted that this low number may be explained by the limited support and capacity that exist on the continent, as well as by the fact that most of the cultural production takes place in the informal sector. The term â&#x20AC;&#x153;creative economyâ&#x20AC;? was first popularised by the British writer John Howkins, who applied

it to 15 industries ranging from the arts to science and technology. According to Howkins, the creative economy was worth US $2.2 trillion worldwide in 2000 and growing at an annual rate of 5 per cent. The revenues generated from the creative economy originate from cultural expression such as literature, music, performing and visual arts, along with other creative industries such as film, museums, galleries, libraries and photography. Related industries including advertising, architecture,


design, fashion and wider cultural industries such as publishing and print media, television and radio, sound recording, video and computer games also play a part. Over many years, the creative and cultural industries have been contributing to social and economic development, but in Africa the contribution has been less significant. Two decades ago there was little foundation to develop a passion in the creative sectors. Young Africans who had a passion and talent in art, music and film could not fully develop them into a profession. This is in part because they could not access institutional support such as schools where they could develop their skills. A lack of career opportunities has also hindered young ‘creatives’.

Fortunately the situation is changing across the continent. Since the creation of what is popularly known as “Nollywood” in the early 1990s, the Nigerian film industry has grown into a US $590 million industry. It produces thousands of films each year that are distributed across Nigeria, Africa and to Africans living around the world. Nigeria is no longer a unique example as Africa continues to produce internationally renowned artists from all corners. The era when art was not considered a commercial enterprise but part of life itself is nearing an end. African governments and businesses are now coming up with initiatives to boost the creative sector. One example is a collaborative partnership between Rwanda and Sweden project that aims

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to transform the creative sector in both countries. Under the headline ‘Open Up for a Creative Society’, Sweden@ Rwanda sparks co-creation and collaboration between Swedish and Rwandan creatives to enhance the sector.

“If you have cultural infrastructure, places to meet and show, there you will also find story tellers, filmmakers and the cultural industry will blossom,” said Robert Nilson, Deputy Director at the Swedish Ministry of Culture.

Rwanda intends to create 200,000 off-farms jobs annually as it looks forward to becoming a service and technology based economy by 2020. The cultural and creative sector has the potential to be a key contributor to this vision, creating jobs, enhancing businesses and opening up new opportunities in a more creative society.

He added that it is important for artists to be creative and use what they have in their environment to create and innovate.

In a two-day event dubbed Sweden@Rwanda at Innovation Village in Kigali, Emma Stenström said that innovation happens when you successfully combine science, technology, arts and culture.

Pablo Picasso famously said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once she or he grows up.” If all sectors of our economies collaborate, then perhaps we can make sure that the continent’s children remain artists when they grow up. The end result will certainly be an increase in Africa’s contribution to global exports of creative goods.

In her lecture, the professor at the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden noted that Africa has talent in the cultural and creative industry but there is a need to pull resources together to support the sector. “It is always an ecosystem so you cannot do it by yourself. I am a firm believer that collaboration across sectors, different organisations and across disciplines is able to boost the creative sector,” said Emma Stenström. Sweden has a number of best practices to share with Africa in terms of building the creative economy. The Scandinavian nation has over many decades stimulated the development of the cultural and creative sector and by 2010 the turnover for the sector was approximately US $35 billion, representing 3.3 per cent of the Swedish gross domestic product. The two-day event of creative discussions on the rooftop of the Kigali Public Library brought together a diverse group of creative artists from different areas. Maria Håkansson said that the Swedish embassy was happy to have convened so many creative people in one place. “I am very happy to see people spending so much time here working together to boost the creative industry in Rwanda and on how we can find new ways of collaborating between Sweden and Rwanda,” said the charge d’affaires at the Embassy of Sweden in Kigali. Anne Mazimpaka from Illume Creative Studio said that the Sweden@Rwanda programme is beneficial because it brings together artists to look at the contribution of the creative industry to the economy and society. “It is a conversation that has been had on the periphery but has not taken place on the main stage and I think the programme is bringing it to light,” she said. Boosting the cultural and creative sector is of course a journey. Initiatives such as music festivals, fashion weeks and film festivals are important in the process of exposing and promoting African artists on the world stage.

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Rwanda By Daniel Nzohabonimana

As the world becomes more connected, the possibility for nations to tap into global supply chains is increasing. In Rwanda, business friendly regulations and strategic partnerships have encouraged investment in the electronics sector. Recently, two South American tech giants joined forces to set up shop in the land of a thousand hills, producing Made in Rwanda devices.

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For Rwanda, information and communication technology is a driving force as the country transforms into a knowledge-based, middleincome economy by 2020. To spur growth in the sector, the government has put in place a range of investor incentives. The strategy is proving successful, sparking two Latin American multinationals to set up a computer assembly plant in Kigali. Rwanda was an ideal location for the factory thanks to its pro-business policies and its location in the heart of Africa. The Brazil-based PC and device brand Positivo Informatica signed an agreement with the Government of Rwanda to produce and sell educational devices under the Positivo BGH brand. The company has started with the production of laptops and will later make mobile phones and tablets. Other electronic devices, such as TVs, will be manufactured in the near future. Positivo BGH is a joint venture between two South American technology giants. Positivo is a Brazilian company with over 9,000 employees and revenue of more than US $2 billion. BGH is from Argentina with more than 3,000 employees and revenue of about US $1 billion. Together they have built a 7,500 square meter facility in Kigali that will have a total monthly production capacity of 60,000 computers and tablets. With combined experience of more than 100 years, the joint venture aims to become one of the main suppliers of ICT equipment to governments in the region. An agreement between Positivo BGH and the Government of Rwanda

‘’Positivo BGH is a big project for us,” said Rwanda’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Francois Kanimba. “After the production of ‘Made in Rwanda’ computers, the firm will launch ‘Made in Rwanda’ cell phones, air conditioners, projectors and more. I am proud of that. In addition, these factories are employing our young graduates from technical and vocational schools and I am very delighted by that,” he added.

With the 4G LTE rollout on course to provide national coverage, affordable and smart devices are needed to make Rwanda’s commitment to broadband for all a reality.

Besides the local market, Positivo BGH will also look for additional clients and projects that can be served from its base in Rwanda. The East Africa Community, with a combined population of more than 140 million, is one market the company will target before expanding across the continent.

Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICT

envisages that 750,000 units of ICT equipment will be delivered and distributed over a five years period. The company is training local engineers and staff who will manage the operations of the manufacturing facility. Deliveries have already started in the market and at least 50,000 educational laptops will be distributed before the end of 2015. The devices will be preloaded with educational content as the scheme is designed to promote the concept of technology use in the classroom for elementary and high school students in Rwanda. Rwanda’s ICT Minister, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, said that this is an exciting moment for the ICT industry. As part of the agreement with Positivo BGH, the government will purchase around 150,000 devices annually, most of which will go to the education sector. This partnership helped to encourage the company to establish itself in Rwanda and be part of building a world-class education eco-system.

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rwanda - a regional tech hub

After success in Latin America, Positivo BGH has set its sights on Africa. Its move into the continent will help it to diversify its business through the introduction of new products and sales channels. The company believes that Africa is a very interesting market to which it is bringing worldwide technology and quality standards at an affordable price. Juan Ignacio Ponelli, Positivo BGH’s Africa President, said that the devices are of a high quality and compare well to other internationally established brands. “Our devices are of prime quality, affordable, and more importantly they are made by Africans for Africans,” he said. The laptop devices will sell for between US $265 and US $300. IT retailers from East Africa are set to benefit from the presence of the plant in Rwanda as they are expected to do away with the long process of importing electronic devices with non-existent or expensive after sale services from abroad. Positivo BGH aims to not only bring hardware to people but also solutions and education. Its ambition is to avail education in a better and faster way. For Rwanda, the country joins the exclusive list of nations that manufacture their own electronic devices – an important step in becoming a regional technology hub and digital powerhouse.


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Umutako Iwacu A modern twist on traditional home décor By Darla Rudakubana

From intricately carved furniture and handmade clay vases to fourposter beds and expertly woven banana leaf baskets, traditional home décor is being reinvented by a new generation of Rwandan artisans. Rwanda has a proud tradition of pottery and metallurgy. For centuries, artisans across the country have produced unique pieces for both practical and aesthetic purposes. Early products included basic clay pots used for drinking and cooking while small-scale metal smelters were used to create tools and weapons. Today, the fast growing home decoration industry is drawing on these age-old skills to create traditional décor that meets the modern design expectations of customers around the world. One cooperative leading the way is Umutako Iwacu. Located in Muhima on the outskirts of Kigali, Umutako Iwacu is heaven for any décor lover. The African-inspired

décor shop can be found inside a house that has been transformed into a living show room, with carefully crafted ornaments, furniture, lighting, pottery and various accessories on display. The beautiful pieces can be viewed on the porch, in a mini-dining room, a spacious living room and a cosy bedroom. ‘Umutako’ is the Kinyarwanda word for decoration and ‘Iwacu’ is the Kinyarwanda word for home. The home decoration store prides itself on offering traditional handicraft products with a modern twist, made from local materials such as papyrus, banana fibre and clay.


However, even more fascinating than the intricately carved bedside tables and bright accessories are the passionate and skilled artisans that are part of the tapestry of the Umutako Iwacu cooperative. Established in 2006, the cooperative was born out of a friendship and partnership between Muriel Fabry, a Belgian school teacher, and local artisans and potters who were selling their handmade crafts and clay goods on the roadsides of Kigali. The team sought to maximise on the growing popularity of their products, which they sold to Muriel’s network of mainly expatriates. They set up an exhibition to show case their work, which later led to weekly exhibitions and a growing number of artisans and members joining the cooperative. When speaking about their history, Maguerite Nyiransengamungu, president of the cooperative and a founder member, marvels at what they have accomplished since the cooperative’s humble beginnings. “The first exhibition we ever had took place in Muriel’s house. At the time we were only three members and were only producing potted vases and lamps. Now we have grown to 15 members with different skill sets and we are producing almost anything you can find in a house.” For Maguerite and other members and artisans, the cooperative has given the opportunity to earn extra income and work in an environment where artisans and their craft are highly valued. “We take pride in creating diverse and artistic work, and so we give value to the artisan and their creative processes. Here, our artisans are given the opportunity to set the price of the products he or she has made,” explains, Marie-Louise Umuhoza, Finance Manager at Umutako. Items sold range from as little as Rwf 2,000 (around US $3) for small trinkets to as much as Rwf 800,000 (around US $1,000 USD) for a full furniture set. Marie-Louise believes the diversity and modern designs of their products is their unique selling points, especially with the growing number of cooperatives specialising in home décor items, arts and crafts. “What we sell here appeals to almost anyone from Africa or who has lived in Africa because we use artisans from different countries who

incorporate their own traditional touches to their pieces,” she said. Among its clientele, Umutako Iwacu counts foreign residents who have recently moved to Rwanda or other countries in East Africa and are looking to furnish their houses. They also cater to local businesses including restaurants, hotels and offices looking to create African inspired spaces and promote the use of local materials and artists. Despite their growing popularity, members of the cooperative believe that true success will come once Rwandans themselves are their leading customers. This will happen, they say, when customers realise the value and quality of locally made products. François Hakizimana, a specialist in weaving papyrus and banana fibre chairs and sofas, believes that once Rwandans compare the uniqueness and durability of handmade local household items with those mass produced elsewhere, they will quickly see just how special Rwandan made products can be. With a wide range of products and unique designs, Umutako Iwacu is just one of many Rwandan cooperatives pushing the

boundaries of what African home décor can be. Visit the team of artisans to pick up something for yourself or a loved one – there’s plenty on offer. For more information on Umutako Iwacu, visit www.umutakoiwacu.weebly.com or check out their display house at Street KN 11 in Muhima, Kigali. Photography: Ange Magorane


Rwanda’s Green Fund increases climate resilience and improves lives By Clarisse Kawera

Rwanda’s Green Fund is a ground-breaking environment and climate change investment fund - the largest of its kind in Africa. It is the engine of green growth in Rwanda and serves as an example for what’s possible - in Africa and around the world. The fund invests in the best public and private projects that have the potential for transformative change and that align with Rwanda’s commitment to building a strong green economy. One of the fund’s investments is the Akanyaru

Watershed Protection Project, an initiative that is boosting climate resilience and improving the livelihoods of residents in Gisagara District in the country’s Southern Province. The Akanyaru Watershed Protection Project has introduced a range of environmental protection measures to increase the climate resilience of the watershed. The main interventions include building terraces and planting trees to prevent soil erosion and landslides, which have historically damaged the Akanyaru River and its tributaries. These interventions are enhancing the protection of the Akanyaru Watershed, controlling soil erosion and landslides in the area, as well as developing the community.


The project employs local residents to construct terraces and plant trees. This has increased community ownership as well as improved their livelihoods through the income they earn from working on the project.

Thanks to the terraces established on our plots, the soil is no longer washed away and this has increased our agricultural production.

“With the money I earned from constructing terraces I bought livestock including a cow, goats and chickens. I also bought a plot where I cultivate coffee. I have bought health insurance for my family and repaired my house,” Etienne Nshimiyimana from Kigembe Sector said, adding, “I’m planning to cement the floor of my house and electrify it.”

Donacienne Ahishakiye, a mother of four children living in Kigembe Sector, Gisagara District.

The total investment by the Green Fund in the Akanyaru Watershed protection project is Rwf 2,591,729,992 or around US $3.5m.

The Gisagara Akanyaru Watershed Rehabilitation Project is one of nine district-led climate resilience investments made by Rwanda’s Fund for the Environment and Climate Change. With approximately 10,000 community members employed in green jobs through the project, this investment is not only benefiting the environment, but is also improving livelihoods. Many employees have formed savings cooperative, allowing them to purchase livestock, construct biogas, buy health insurance and start businesses together.

For more information on Rwanda’s Green Fund, visit www. fonerwa.org. You can contact the Green Fund team at info@ fonerwa.org.

AKANYARU Return on investment • 10,000 people have been employed in green jobs

• 349.64 ha of radical terraces have been constructed (out of the targeted 800 ha) • 1,945 ha of progressive terraces have been constructed across eight sectors in Gisagara District (out of a targeted 4,000 ha) • The buffer zone of Akanyaru River is being rehabilitated through the planting of bamboo trees on 28.38 ha and pennissetum on 31.46 ha • Two 150 cubic metre tanks are being constructed near Nyaruteja market to harvest rainwater generated from the market, which currently floods the surrounding area

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Angaza Shining a light on the potential of up-cycling By Daniel Nzohabonimana

With a rise in environmental awareness, the up-cycling movement is gaining momentum. What many consider trash is now being repurposed into fashionable clothes and accessories. Leading the charge in this eco effort is Rwandan company Angaza.

Africaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rapid economic and population growth comes with opportunities and challenges. For many cities, everincreasing amounts of solid waste is a severe challenge that is becoming more urgent by the day. It is estimated that every year, developing countries spend some US $46 billion on managing their municipal solid waste and global municipal solid waste is expected to double in the next fifteen years. This increase is primarily attributed to developing nations, driven by the combined effect of strong urban and consumer growth. As economies expand, industries such as advertising are growing too and we have started to see roadside billboards popping up in our cities. Have you ever wondered where these colourful billboards end up?

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The founders of a Kigali based start up asked themselves the same question and came up a with business model. Angaza is now an eco-brand making accessories such as bags and wallets out of recycled billboards. Angaza is a Kiswahili word meaning â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;to illuminateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. The eco-brand defines itself as one aimed at shedding light on different ways to manage waste in our cities. Maria Mayanja, an environmental engineer, and Monica Umwari, a business manager, founded the company. As an environmental engineer, Maria came up with the idea and partnered with Monica to transform the dream into a business reality. Given her background in large format printing company, Monica loved the idea because she knew how billboards can pollute the environment once they are


Angaza: Faire la lumière sur le potentiel du recyclage

Par Daniel Nzohabonimana

Avec une augmentation de la sensibilisation à l’environnement, le mouvement du recyclage gagne du terrain. Chose que nombreux considèrent comme déchets est maintenant reconverti en vêtements et accessoires de mode. En tête de cet effort écologique se trouve la société Rwandaise Angaza. La croissance économique et démographique rapide de l’Afrique sont accompagnés de possibilités et de défis. Pour de nombreuses villes, des quantités toujours croissantes de déchets solides restent un défi grave qui est de plus en plus urgent de jour en jour. On estime que chaque année, les pays en voie de développement dépensent quelque 46 milliards $ US sur la gestion de leur déchets solides municipaux et des déchets solides municipaux mondiale devrait doubler dans les quinze prochaines années. Cette augmentation est principalement attribuable aux pays en voie de développement, conduits par l’effet combiné d’une forte croissance urbaine et de consommation. FR

used and discarded. The two founders realised they had the same passion for conserving the environment and a new company was born. The rest, as they say, is history. Today, the company employs a tailor and their products are displayed in different fashion and souvenir outlets across Kigali. In addition, Angaza also displays its products during international conferences. It was one of many companies that showcased its products at the 2015 Transform Africa and 84th INTERPOL General Assembly, which took place in October and November respectively. As the eco brand grows, it plans to open its own workshop and a display room for customers to learn about how they create their unique products. The company also aims to

Comme les économies se développent, les industries telles que la publicité augmentent aussi et nous avons commencé à voir des panneaux routiers apparaître dans nos villes. Vous êtes vous déjà demandé où ces panneaux colorés finissent? Les fondateurs d’une start-up basée à Kigali se sont posé la même question et ont conçues un modèle de business. Angaza est aujourd’hui une marque éco de fabrication d’accessoires tels que des sacs et des portefeuilles à base de panneaux publicitaires recyclés. Angaza est un mot swahili signifiant «Eclairer». La marque éco se dit en quête de faire la lumière sur les différentes façons de gérer les déchets dans nos villes.

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improve the quality of its products as it looks to specialise in bags and home décor in the near future. “As time goes on, we don’t want to go back. We want to keep getting better at what we do and employ more people as we want to create more green jobs,” said Monica, who also acts as the company’s marketing director. Maria, also the company’s creative director, has always been passionate about the environment, studying environmental engineering at the University of Rwanda. With Monica, she wondered how they could make people more passionate about the environment. They were inspired by the saying, ‘Tell me, I’ll forget. Show me, I’ll remember. Involve me, I’ll understand’. “So we said, ‘Why not show people how to creatively reuse waste?’ The response has been very good,” said Maria. Customers are now buying Angaza products, proving that waste can actually be turned into useful products. As a socially responsible company, Angaza also plans to conduct outreach campaigns in different schools to educate young people about caring for the environment. Maria remembers that she got her inspiration to start the eco-brand after participating in an environmental education trip for students at a local primary school. Angaza recently organised an annual Trash Show to encourage the community to think about re-using waste and turning it into products that are needed on the market. The first edition took place at Century Park in Nyarutarama, Kigali, where models displayed Angaza products on the runaway. Yvette Ntagozera was an usher for the show and was wearing one of the Angaza collection dresses. “I love it because it is a dress made of billboard material mixed with kitenge and it is beautiful. Not only it is beautiful, but it is also durable,” she said. As a marketing professional, Yvette had first hand experience with Angaza when its founders came to her work to ask for billboards. She granted their request and was amazed at the kinds of products they were able to make out of them. The eco-brand has so far achieved national recognition and the founders have travelled to different countries to tell people what they do and show Angaza products. The company has also featured on CNN African Start-Up. Angaza is helping consumers be more conscious about the environment. The company is showing that local efforts can bring about a global change and hopes green awareness will grow worldwide.

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Maria Mayanja, une ingénieure en environnement, et Monica Umwari, une chef d’entreprise, ont fondé l’entreprise. En tant qu’ingénieur en environnement, Maria a eu l’idée et s’est associer a Monica pour transformer le rêve en business réel. Compte tenu de son expérience dans une entreprise d’impression grand format, Monica a aimé l’idée, car elle savait que les panneaux peuvent polluer l’environnement une fois qu’ils sont utilisés et jetés. Les deux fondatrices ont réalisé qu’elles avaient la même passion pour la conservation de l’environnement et une nouvelle société est née. Le reste, comme on dit, appartient à l’histoire. Aujourd’hui, l’entreprise emploie des tailleurs et leurs produits sont affichés dans différents points de vente de mode et de souvenirs à travers Kigali. En outre, Angaza affiche également ses produits lors des conférences internationales. Elle était l’une des nombreuses entreprises qui a présenté ses produits au Transform Africa de 2015 et à la 84ème Assemblée générale d’INTERPOL, qui ont eu lieu en Octobre et Novembre dernier. Comme la marque éco grandit, elle prévoit d’ouvrir son propre atelier et une salle d’exposition pour que les clients se renseignent sur la façon dont ils créent

leurs produits uniques. La société vise également à améliorer la qualité de ses produits car elle cherche à se spécialiser dans des sacs et décoration d’intérieur dans un proche avenir. « Comme le temps passe, nous ne voulons pas revenir en arrière. Nous voulons faire de mieux en mieux par rapport à ce que nous faisons et employer plus de personnes puisque que nous voulons créer plus d’emplois verts,  » a déclaré Monica, qui agit également comme directrice de marketing de la société. «  Le vinyle est un plastique très dur qui n’est pas faciles à recycler alors nous l’utilisons pour en sortir quelque chose de nouveau,  » a déclaré Maria, qui est directrice de création au sein de l’entreprise. Maria a toujours été passionnée par l’environnement en suivant des études d›ingénierie de l’environnement à l’Université du Rwanda, avec Monica, elle se demandait comment elles pourraient rendre les gens plus passionné par l’environnement. Elles ont été inspirés par le dicton, «  Dismoi, je vais oublier. Montrez-moi, je vais m’en souvenir. Implique-moi, je comprendrai. » « Nous avons donc dit, ‘Pourquoi ne pas montrer aux gens comment réutiliser


les déchets de façon créative? La réponse a été très bonne, » a déclaré Maria. Les clients achètent maintenant des produits Angaza, prouvant que les déchets peuvent effectivement être transformés en produits utiles. En tant qu’entreprise socialement responsable, Angaza prévoit également de mener des campagnes de sensibilisation dans différentes écoles pour sensibiliser les jeunes à prendre soin de l’environnement. Maria se souvient qu’elle a tirer son inspiration pour démarrer cette marque Eco après avoir participé à un voyage d’éducation environnementale pour les élèves d’une école primaire locale.

Yvette Ntagozera servait d’hôtesse pour le spectacle et portait une des robes de collection Angaza. « Je l’aime parce c’est une robe faite de matériel d’affichage mélangé au Kitenge et elle est belle. Non seulement elle est belle, mais elle est aussi de qualité, » dit-elle. Angaza a récemment organisé un défilé annuel pour encourager la communauté à réfléchir sur la réutilisation des déchets et en faire des produits nécessaires sur le marché. La première édition a eu lieu à Century Park dans le quartier de Nyarutarama à Kigali, où les modèles fessaient découvrir avec élégance les produits Angaza sur la piste.

« Comme le temps passe, nous ne voulons pas revenir en arrière. Nous voulons faire de mieux en mieux par rapport à ce que nous faisons et employer plus de personnes puisque que nous voulons créer plus d’emplois verts, » a déclaré Monica, qui agit également comme directrice de marketing de la société.

En tant que professionnel du marketing, Yvette a une expérience de première main avec Angaza lorsque ses fondatrices sont venues à son travail pour demander des panneaux d’affichage. Elle a céder à leur demande et a été étonné de voir le types ce qu’elles ont pu en sortir. La marque Eco a jusqu’ici obtenu une reconnaissance nationale et les fondatrices ont voyagé dans différents pays pour exposer leur produit et leur expliquer comment elles confectionaient les produits Angaza. La société est également passée sur CNN dans africain Start-Up. Angaza aide les consommateurs à être plus conscients de l’environnement. La société montre que les efforts locaux peuvent apporter un changement global et espère que cette sensibilisation va croître dans le monde entier.

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The Prince who fell in love with a beautiful commoner Rwanda has a long tradition of stories and storytelling – a history rooted in a thousand year old past, and one that has been subject to research by numerous scholars. This academic history is mixed with stories and tales that, while mythical, are proof of the rich history of the country. In Rwanda, the original spiritual universe went into hibernation when it came into contact with modernity and today very little of it remains. It is therefore necessary to revive this universe and learn again the many stories it has to tell.

By Faustin Kagame

Traditionally, Rwandan stories were only ever shared verbally. It was forbidden to write them down. And so, the more recent transcribing of these tales and their translation into English and French contributes to the timelessness of an African heritage – a heritage important for all humanity. Access to these tales also provides a special introduction to a country that is more known for its misfortunes than for what it really is. According to tradition, tales are shared during evening gatherings. They serve as a prelude to sleep. The themes are universal: stories about princesses and kings, about ordinary people

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blessed by destiny and grace, love and treason, lessons bitterly learnt, hallucinatory wonders, miracles in everyday life, heart-break and so on. In short, anything that can escape from your imagination before you go through the night. Nta byera ngo de! There is no such thing as complete purity!

Clarity without a cloud

This saying is used when something comes to trouble great happiness, stopping it from becoming absolute and leaving you feeling unfulfilled. It was passed down from King Cyilima Rujugira, son of Yuhi II Mazimhaka, around the year 1700. He made the remark while expressing his sadness at the death of Kalira, his adored wife.

Kalira was a beautiful woman, possibly the most beautiful of her time. She was born poor and when of marrying age, was promised to a young man of similar social status. The marriage was celebrated and the couple settled as best they could. Kalira was cherished by her husband and blessed with his love. One day, her husband said to his young brother, “I would like to find you a spouse before any disease kills all our cows leaving us with nothing to pay the dowry”. The younger brother did not share this view, saying, “We own so few cows, and you have such a beautiful wife, worthier than our misfortune. If you find me a wife, we will have to share our meagre cattle. Kalira would have to share the milk that she now drinks alone with my wife. She will wither and her complexion will turn ashy. We will be mocked and


jumping about in the courtyard, having knocked over the fence that kept them inside the cowshed. The young woman who was trying to calm them down was under pressure. When she brought one cow back into the stable, two or three others ran through the opening and played in the open air. The amused servant watched this game before going to help her. After many attempts, the two calmed down the small herd. They put fodder in the mangers and could finally sit down. Kalira asked the traveller where he was coming from. He told her that he was the servant of Prince Rujugira who sent him to fetch fire for his pipe. “Before you leave, let me thank you for your assistance,” Kalira said. The man followed her inside the house. Kalira offered him milk in a jar. Having quenched his thirst, he went back to his master. On seeing him return, the Prince asked him what made him stay away so long. “What made me stay away so long my Prince? You might have brought it back with you if you had gone in my place,” the servant said. “So, what special thing have you seen?” asked the Prince. The servant told the Prince how, in the nearby house, he found an exceptionally beautiful and kind young woman. He described her with an enthusiasm that left no detail untouched. The account so affected the Prince that he forgot his hunger and weariness. He sent his servant back to Kalira with the mission of gaining her hospitality so they could take some rest from the hot sun. “Go back and tell him that I will be pleased to shelter him,” the young Kalira answered. And so Prince Rujugira and Kalira greeted each other, but only through the entrance to the house where Kalira was out of sight in semi-darkness. They talked without seeing each other. While the Prince was desperate to look at her, Kalira wondered what to do. She might have offered milk to anyone else. But to a King’s son? Would he accept? Rujugira wanted to see her as much as Kalira hesitated on what was appropriate to do.

people will say that you have married a woman who we were not able to support. They will even try to take her away from us, pretending that we are not able to give her a decent life,” he said.

“Let us simply live with Kalira. Let us offer her all the milk that we are able to produce. And if by chance our cattle increases in number, you will find me a spouse,” the younger brother added.

Thus the brothers agreed together and for a time, day in, day out, they continued to provide for the beautiful and kind Kalira. Until destiny became involved. One day, Prince Rujugira embarked on a hunting expedition in the area where Kalira and her husband lived. During his trip, the Prince decided to rest under the shade of an acacias wood, not far from the entry to their courtyard. Prince Rujugira was hungry and thirsty but his servant had no more food in reserve. As a way to forget his fatigue and suppress his appetite, the Prince filled his pipe and gave his servant the order to go and find him fire in the neighbourhood. At this time, accompanied by his brother, Kalira’s husband had left to move their cows to the summer pastures. At the entrance of the compound where Kalira, her husband and brotherin-law lived, the Prince’s servant saw young calves

Things went on that way as they talked, until Rujugira said: “I would like to say goodbye and thank you. Your company and hospitality have been so overwhelming. I will send you a present. But to this end, you have to show me your face. I must recognise you. You will tell me your name and that of your husband. My messenger must know these details.” “I accept what you want but I also want to ask something,” she answered. Kalira dressed herself the best way she could and stepped out, joining the Prince in the doorway. He stood up and they greeted each other properly. Rujugira kept her in his arms. Each time Kalira went to move out of his hug so as to reach back into the semi-darkness of the house, the Prince held her tighter. “Stay here so that we could talk to each other face to face and if you go back inside your hut, we will have to go in together,” he said. Finding no words, Kalira finally consented and sat beside the man who enjoyed watching her.

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In all his life, his eyes had never captured such a lovely sight. Better, never had his heart felt such love – a real love at first sight. As for Kalira, she guessed the feeling that she caused in the heart of the Prince. “You see, I did what you asked me to do. I would now like to offer you the milk of my cows. I possess nothing else. If it does not taste good for you, do not feel at all obliged to drink it,” she said. Kalira went back inside the hut. She poured out the milk and offered it to the Prince. So as to comfort her and put her at ease, he said to her, “Let us drink from the same pot, you are my equal.” Kalira accepted. They handed the milk pot to each other in turns. Rujugira then asked for three servants to be called and sent them to three chiefs in the neighbourhood who were asked to send a portable chair. They carried this message: “The Prince felt sick during the travel and requires assistance”. The porters were found and the chair availed. Before the arrival of the porters, Kalira’s husband and brother in law returned from moving their cattle. As they came near the house, they saw a crowd in front of the entrance. They entered their compound with caution, asking what misfortune or wonder has suddenly happened to them. They were told that Rujugira was in there. They bowed to the Prince. They approached Kalira and greeted her. At this precise moment, the porters arrived with the chair. Rujugira told the porters: “Put the chair down and go into the house. Bring the person that you will find near the fire place, we will go as soon as the sun gets milder.” As they heard these words, Kalira and her husband were shocked. The porters went into the house with the chair. Kalira was carried away, tearful, broken hearted, imagining how her poor husband must feel. Rujugira waited to see Kalira on the adjoining hilltop. He spoke to the man from whom he has just taken away his wife: “I offer you a herd of two times eight as well as land. Live there and find yourself another woman. I will not bring back that one to you!” The husband refused. Deciding to lodge a complaint, he went to the court the next day at daybreak. The court was located near Kamonyi where King Mazimhaka, father of the abductor, was presiding. When the Prince arrived home, he invited all the King’s children, brothers and sisters and his friends to celebrate the wedding. When the assembly was complete, Rujugira said, “On this blessed day, I found myself a fiancée very dear to my heart. That is why I gathered you, so that you may be my witnesses and that we rejoice together”.

“Is this why Your Honour summoned me?” the Prince asked the King. “For this and nothing else. Bring back this Munyarwanda’s wife!” his father demanded. The Prince begged mercy from his father. The King spoke to Kalira’s husband who was inconsolable. “Rather than depriving me of this woman, do offer to this man the fiancée that you chose for me, but please, let me keep the wife that the gods designated to my heart. I have to add that, to my rival, I offered to give him sixteen cows,” the Prince pleaded. “Can you accept a compromise? You will choose a spouse among the girls here present at my Court or elsewhere if you know some. I will marry her to you and give you herds and lands. Thus you will be compensated for the woman that Rujugira took from you,” the King said. Kalira’s husband refused categorically, saying, “Sir, keep all these marvels but give me back my wife”.

The evening was magnificent. The girls and the women gathered around Kalira and the young boys and the men gathered in the main living room with Rujugira till daybreak. The “unveiling” ceremony was conducted to honour his new wife. At the end of the rites, everyone went back home. Rujugira remained alone with his conquest and the wedding concluded.

King Mazimhaka began to wonder how it could be that there is a woman for whom grown men may quarrel with such passion. He ordered that she be brought. Rujugira asked that she be dressed in new clothes to make her look beautiful and that she be carried to the Court. As soon as the King saw her, he was overwhelmed by her beauty. He had never seen someone like her in his life. To the husband and his son, he said, “the King only may possess such a fiancée, I take her from you two!”

Some days later, a messenger came to tell Rujugira to be present at the Court of the King. He had been summoned. Rujugira went immediately. He was welcomed by a torrent of reproaches. How dare he behave in this way and abuse his status as Prince to snatch a wife from her legitimate husband?

Speaking to the King, Kalira’s first husband said, “I have no choice then, I leave her to you. But tell me, what will happen to me, what will be my fate?” “I offered you herds of cows, estates and to organise your wedding, but you did not agree,” the King said.

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“Now, I agree,” said Kalira’s husband and he was given all this. He went back home a lord. As for Rujugira, he did not go back home with Kalira who joined the King’s women quarter. Aggrieved and tormented, Prince Rujugira stopped eating. He could not sleep as Kalira constantly occupied his mind. He was brooding in his pain, over and over. Seeing this, some Court nobles approached King Mazimhaka. “Robbing from your son is taboo,” they said, “killing him with sadness is horrific.” “I did not want to make anyone jealous, that is why I took her from both of them,” the King answered unconvincingly. “This is not fair. One went back home with a spouse, estates and herds. As for Rujugira, sorrow is his only companion. Do not torment your child. The husband gave up. Give to the Prince what belongs to him,” the nobles implored of the King. Having no answer, the King followed the advice of the wise men. He sent Kalira back to his son. She went back in a bridal procession and a new wedding was celebrated. There was a deal: Kalira had to pay a “visit” to her father-in-law from time to time. After those visits she came back with plenty of gifts. The King was so overwhelmed that among his kinsmen and kinswomen, Rujugira became his father’s favourite. He finally inherited Kalinga, the royal drum, becoming the official Dauphin of the Kingdom. Having shared King’s Mazimhaka bed and being married to Rujugira, the future King, Kalira was nicknamed “Rwabami”, the Lady-of-Kings. She was overwhelmed beyond belief, receiving more favours than all the court’s ladies combined. To Rujugira, she gave a son called Sharangabo, the ancestor of the people called Abasharangabo, a clan that prospers to this day. She also gave him a daughter called Mulikanwa. Despite the fact that Rujugira was officially promised his father’s throne, his sickly jealous forced him into exile. The cause? While the King was away,


Rujugira found himself in the Court ladies’ quarter. When he tried to leave, a royal bull blocked the passage, refusing to move. Frightened that his father might find him there, Rujugira had no other choice but to kill the bull with a spear. A terrible precedent justified the Prince’s fear. Under the same circumstances, King Mazimhaka killed Prince Musigwa. The incident inspired Mazimhaka to write a poem titled, “No more will I love”. Submerged in remorse and grief, he wrote it in memorial to the son killed by his own hands. No more will I love My love does not love to be loved Instead of love, everything slips through my hands In order to vanish away towards Kamagoma Loving what may not love you Like rain watering the forest Knowing his father’s temper, Rujugira rushed home and told Kalira, “There is only one thing we can do. We must take the road of exile,” he said.

He rubbed with his hands and lit the Prince’s pipe. Once the break ended, they walked again. Bound for the east, towards the Bugesera and the Gisaka.

Years passed

At the royal court in Rwanda, the King passed away. The ritual of the coronation of the successor of Yuhi IV Mazimhaka followed. Karemera Rwaka was to become King. But the name Karemera had never been seen among the royal names. It is Ruganzu Ndoli who brought him back from exile in the Karagwe of the Bahinda where Karemera Ndagara was born to Ruhashyampunzi. The latter had hidden, protected and educated him. As a sign of recognition, Ruganzu promised to include his among the Rwandan royal names Once installed on the throne, Karemera was stuck with blindness. Everyone then shouted: “The drum struck him down. It is proof that the crown was not meant for him!”

Kalira quickly took her son Sharangago and his younger sister Mulikanwa. She collected honey in a calabash as well as tobacco. She took two sticks for making fire, a pipe with no spout and a small piece of wood and put everything in a basket. She then sent for Ndabaramiye, the faithful servant living in Gihinga near Ruzege (where his descendants still live today). Once in Bihembe near Rugalika, Prince Rujugira said, “I am thirsty”. His wife, mocking him, said, “Already? But how can water be found in this forest?”

The Aides Council convened and concluded that Rujugira had to come back because he was his father’s rightful heir. Messengers were sent to bring him back. When the news reached him, he immediately cried out, “Never will I come back. My father killed Musigwa just because he spoke to his wife. And I who killed his bull… are you taking me for an idiot?” The messengers plotted. They decided to kidnap Kalira and bring her back. They knew that Rujugira could not live without her. They successfully led Kalira, Ndabaramiye the servant, and the two children into a trap. They brought them back to Kamonyi, leaving Rujugira alone in exile.

She took the honey from the basket and served him. Rujugira drank and sighed, “A small amount of tobacco would not harm me at all.” Kalira took some from the basket and handed it to him. “What will I do without a pipe now? With this piece of wood it will not fit.” And so Kalira took the piece of wood, worked it, and from it made a beautiful pipe spout. Ndabaramiye took the small sticks for fire making.

Back to Rwanda, Kalira suffered from the plague. She was offered a place to rest in Kivumu near Mpushi (a place that was then called so alluding to ‘bihushi’ or plague pustules). She settled there and was treated. After recovering, she came back to Kamonyi and was asked to prepare her best perfumes and send some to Rujugira as a proof of love. Ndabaramiye the

faithful servant was sent. He did not forget to cover his clothes with Kalira’s perfumes. Rujugira hugged him and cried out: “This perfume is unique. It belongs to nobody else, it comes from Kalira.” Interrupted in the middle of “Igisoro”, a traditional Rwandan board game, Prince Rujugira stood up and followed the messenger. The grains, known as “ubusoro” which were used as pawns in the tactical Igisoro, remained in his hand. Ndabaramiye distracted the Prince, speaking about his wife, leading him up to the ford of Busoro (thus named in the future in remembrance to the grains “Ubusoro” that slipped out of the Prince’s hand along the way). Rujugira’s suspicions could not resist the ploy. Instead of alerting him, the scheming of his wife and of the envoys simply touched him. She was crying out and wanted to see him again. He threw the rest of the grains into the river. He came back and took up his father’s throne under the name of Cyilima. A group of royal traditions guardians known as Abiru came to see Kalira. There was then a ban forbiding anyone who escaped in the company of his wife to come back with her. Either she stayed in exile or she was sacrificed on return. The royal traditions guardians made Kalira ‘drink’ as people called it then. They made her drink a poisoned beverage. Informed of the death of his wife and full of sadness, Rujugira exclaimed, “There is no such thing as complete purity!”. King Cyilima II Rujugira, the hero in this story, ruled until around 1708. After his death, his body was provisionally buried in Gaseke, in the region of Rukoma. His temporary burial lasted two centenaries up to 1932. The traditions meant that a King with the dynastic name of Cyilima could not be buried except under the reign of a Mutara III Rudahigwa – the seventh generation after Cyilima II Rujugira. Later, in 1969, the body of Cyilima II Rujugira was exhumed and sent to the Central Africa Museum, Tervueren in Belgium, where it underwent scientific tests.

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A Royal History By Daniel Nzohabonimana

Sitting atop one of the most picturesque hills in the historic town of Nyanza, Rwanda’s national art gallery has a unique past. Originally destined to be the royal palace, the building has since been transformed into a home for some of the country’s best works of art.


Almost 100 kilometres from Kigali along a winding road stands a mansion that overlooks the historic town of Nyanza in the southern province of Rwanda. Originally built as the new home for the King, the building has known a completely different destiny. The beautiful building was commissioned by King Mutara III Rudahirwa and completed in 1959. It was intended to become a new palace where the king would move to from his former palace, known as Rukari. The palace stands atop Rwesero Hill on the other side of the famous hill of Rukari where King Rudahirwa lived for a number of years. The building today is true to its original form with only minor upgrades being undertaken, such as a few fresh coats of paint.

History Unfortunately the new palace did not have the honour to host King Rudahirwa as he died in Bujumbura, Burundi on July 25, 1959. King Rudahirwa was on his way back from a consultation with Belgian officials and his sudden death sparked controversy because he had left Rwanda in apparent good health.

After he passed away, the chateau was converted into a centre of justice, housing the High Court, Supreme Court and the Commercial Court, among others. These legal institutions were based here from around the time of independence in 1962 up to the year 2000. The Prosecutor General was also known to work from there. After discussions with the Ministry of Justice, the Government of Rwanda decided to turn the building into the national art gallery in 2006. It was first known as the Rwesero Arts Museum and is part of the Institute of National Museums of Rwanda. Considered by some as Rwandaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most beautiful building, it was built in an artistic fashion. Those who work there today argue that it must be one of the reasons it was chosen to host the national art gallery. An estate initially designed to be a new home for King Rudahirwa has become home to local and international art thanks to the unpredictability of history.

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Construction The mansion was built under the supervision of Belgian Roger Dutry. The engineer was heading the construction of the building with workers who were mainly from the then Congo Belge. At that time, Congolese were ahead of Rwandans in building skills and were also used by Belgian colonisers as soldiers in Ruanda-Urundi. As you contemplate the beauty and grandeur of the building, you wonder what kind of person King Rudahirwa was. To have thought to commission such a palace way back in the 1950s can tempt one to think that he had a vision for modernity. Up to today, most of King Rudahirwa’s ideas for his modern palace have been preserved such as the bathrooms, the chimneys and the tiles.

A Modern Art Gallery When the palace became the home of the national art gallery in 2006, it conducted research and education about culture and the collection of everything related to art in Rwanda. The national art gallery has a mission to educate Rwandans about the history of art in the country and across the continent. It also aims to make its contribution to the arts field and bring together artists in Rwanda. From 2006 up to 2009, the gallery organised competitions with various artists. In 2012, the gallery organised an international exhibition that brought together artists from South Africa, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi among others countries. The result of these competitions is paintings, ceramics and sculpture that are displayed in a permanent exhibition inside the building. Competitions that were organised had a specific theme related to the recent history of Rwanda. Through its art collection, the gallery is showing its commitment to the history of art in Rwanda and East Africa and their communities.

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Until 2012, the national art collection featured mostly paintings and sculptures. The museum later on organised a photographic exhibition with the work of renowned photographers from South Africa, The Netherlands and Nigeria. Today, the national art gallery has one room dedicated to children and the arts. The management noticed that children who used to come for a visit with their parents were not as interested as their parents while touring different rooms and following explanations of the guides. The management decided to transform one room where children now spend their time drawing and having fun.

Visit Visitors who wish to make a stopover at the national art gallery in Nyanza can do so every day from 8am to 6pm. The entrance fees vary from RWF 1,000 (US $1.30) to RWF 6,000 (US $8) respectively for local and international visitors. If you wish to take pictures of the building and the grounds, you will need to pay an additional RWF 2,000 (US $2.60) per camera. The second floor balcony of the building offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding hills and valleys that have witnessed a lot in the history of the Kingdom of Rwanda. After touring the gallery, there is a big tree offering shade where you can sit, relax and reflect on the history of the building. You don’t have to rush back to Kigali in case you want to spend a night or two and discover more about the historic town of Nyanza. You can also visit the King’s Palace Museum, the famous Inyambo long horned cows and the burial grounds of King Mutara III and his wife Queen Rosalie Gicanda on the nearby hill of Mwima. Visit www.museum.gov.rw for more information about visiting the National Art Gallery in Nyanza.


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Heaven on By David Toovey

A new houseboat has set sail on Rwanda’s Lake Kivu, giving tourists and locals alike the chance to experience a piece of luxury while taking in the sights and sounds of one of Africa’s Great Lakes.

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All Aboard While the Iliza is a large boat, it’s impossible to imagine what’s inside until you see it with your own eyes. When you step up to the deck, Captain Alphonse Nsengiyumva and Chef and Stewardess Noëlla Murekatete welcome you with warm smiles. Shoes are replaced with comfy slippers and the grand tour begins. Past the Captain’s wheel and kitchen at the front of the boat, you enter the main dining area which doubles as a fourth bedroom. That’s right, there are four bedrooms on the boat, meaning that up to eight people can easily sleep on board. There’s also a shower with hot water and a fully functioning toilet. No expense has been spared. It’s tempted to stay indoors and enjoy tea and coffee, until realise that there’s a sundeck above. Complete with lounge chairs, it’s the perfect place to soak up the rays and watch the shoreline fade away as Alphonse takes the Iliza out onto Lake Kivu. A great time to set off is dusk when local fishermen go out for the evening catch. It’s a special experience to be amongst them as they paddle to the beat of traditional songs with small oil lanterns guiding their way. Undeterred by the light rain, they drop their nets overboard and wait patiently for their catch. Over the next hour or so, the crew guides the boat past many of lake’s forested islands. On the horizon, lightening strikes and illuminates the lake giving it an otherworldly glow.

In For The Night As the sky slowly darkens, we head for a group of four islands called Amafundugu. Located about one and a half kilometres from the shore, this quartet of green forms a protective wall against the elements, ensuring a peaceful sleep on board. With the anchor down and your favourite soundtrack on play, it’s time to enjoy dinner. Chef Noëlla prepares a delicious barbeque of local meats and vegetables served with fish and chips. The brochettes, a local take on the kebab, are a favourite with everyone who comes on board. In the land of a thousand hills, there’s so much to see and do that it’s sometimes hard for tourists to fit everything into their itinerary. The diversity of nature, wildlife and historical sites means there’s always something to inspire and enlighten. One of Rwanda’s newest experiences is the Iliza – a houseboat that brings heaven to the waters of Lake Kivu. The Iliza houseboat is berthed at one of Rwanda’s lakeside paradises – Kibuye. Located on the shores of Lake Kivu, this holiday town is the perfect getaway for anyone looking to relax and rejuvenate. The journey to Kibuye from Kigali takes you along winding roads, across the Nyabarongo River and past the famed royal Rutarerwandaba site, which has a spectacular waterfall. After two and half hours, you descend to the lake and meet the crew of the Iliza. The houseboat is only a short drive from the centre of town, tucked away in one of the lake’s many inlets.

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A Dream Three Years in the Making Over dinner, we learn that Captain Alphonse has been at the helm of a range of boats on Kivu for much of his life. As a Kibuye local born on one of the lake’s islands, he is quick to offer tips of the most beautiful places to visit. He promises to take us to a secret place that thousands of bats call home and to see the famous swimming cows. We learn that Iliza is more than just a houseboat, but a work of passion that took three years to come to fruition. The dream of Andi Hoppe and a group of friends, the boat was originally intended to be a fun project and weekend getaway. But when word got out about just how special the Iliza is he was quickly inundated with requests to host visitors.


Today, the Iliza is Rwanda’s only hotel on the water. The most popular trips are one and two night stays, day cruises and journeys from Kibuye to Rusizi in the south or Rubavu in the north. The Iliza can also be booked for meetings and company retreats, but is most popular with newlyweds celebrating their honeymoon.

Crystal Clear Waters Even though holidays are for sleeping in, when you’re on the Iliza, set your alarm for 5:30am. It might seem crazy, but you’re guaranteed the best sunrise this side of the equator. Breakfast is served on the sundeck with delicious omelettes, fresh breads, cheese, yoghurt, and cereals and of course tea and coffee – all lovingly prepared by Noëlla. After breakfast, it’s time to tour some of the lake’s 16 islands. First up is Napoleon Island, one of the largest in the area. It’s home to beautiful untamed forest and the thousands of bats Alphonse promised to show us. It’s possible to climb to the top of the island, but it’s a hike not meant for the faint hearted. The waters around the island are crystal clear and perfect for taking a dip.

Swimming Cows On the way back to port, you can see the famous swimming cows of Kibuye. With the smell of fresh grass wafting in the air, the cows take to the water in search of greener pastures. It’s a remarkable sight to watch a herd of cattle swimming in almost perfect formation from one island to another. So don’t be surprised next time you see cows grazing on the islands of Lake Kivu.

Goodbye Paradise As the boat returns to Kibuye, it’s hard to leave Alphonse, Noëlla and this little piece of paradise. With a cruising speed of seven kilometres an hour, the Iliza travels at the perfect pace for a relaxing journey across Lake Kivu. This unique experience gives you the chance to see one of Africa’s Great Lakes from a different point of view and in the comfort of a luxurious houseboat. It’s just one more reason to visit Rwanda. For more information and to book your heavenly cruise on Iliza, visit www.kivu-explorer.com or follow @KivuExplorer on Twitter. You can also contact the team at kivuexplorer@yahoo.com to arrange tailor made cruises.

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Dubai Jazz Festival 24-26 February 2016 | Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, UAE

3-5 February 2016 | Eko Convention Centre, Lagos

The Dubai Jazz Fest is an annual music extravaganza that attracts thousands of jazz enthusiasts from around the world. The 14th edition builds on years of success and will be a one-of-a-kind experience for fans and artists alike. With the theme ‘Much More Than Jazz’, festival goers can expect twice the jazz and more classic rock, indie rock, pop and urban – an unbeatable line-up for music lovers.

Find out how to get your tickets at www.dubaijazzfest.com.

The conference will bring together delegates from the market’s leading corporate, banking and financial services organisations to discuss key market issues in agribusiness, commodities, risk mitigation and infrastructural development. Organized by Exporta Group, the meeting is recognised as the biggest gathering of trade finance professionals in the region with over 300 delegates expected to attend.

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Paul Van Haver, force de construction massive Par Arnaud Nkusi

‘‘Il n’y a rien de plus proche de la véritable humilité que l’intelligence. Il est impossible d’être fier de son intelligence au moment où on l’exerce réellement. Et quand on l’exerce, on n’y est pas attaché. Car, on sait que, deviendrait-on idiot l’instant suivant, et pour le reste de sa vie, la vérité continue à être’’, dit à juste titre Simone Wei dans La pesanteur et la grâce.

Paul Van Haver, bien avant de l’avoir compris, était comme ‘‘programmé’’ pour faire sienne cette assertion, sans effort aucun, puisque c’est un état en tant que tel. Le sien. L’intérêt que suscite sa personnalité très singulière croît lorsque Paul fait volontairement siens l’humilité et l’humanité, du haut de ses trente ans. Le monde traverse une crise généralisée, dans laquelle s’imbrique plusieurs problématiques liées à la survie même de la création, toute espèces confondues. L’aspect

qui m’intéresse immédiatement après ce constat, ce sont ces personnalités solaires, lumineuses qui, chacune à leur manière, éclairent la marche d’un monde en perte de repères. Le jeune artisan Belge d’origine rwandaise, considéré à ce jour comme l’artiste qui diffuse le plus la langue française dans le monde, comparé à Jacques Brel, mais surtout ne ressemblant qu’à lui-même est une énigme. Faut-il la déchiffrer ? Beaucoup s’y essaient, mais le sujet lui- même confesse ne pas savoir qui il est. Une chose cependant saute aux yeux et aux oreilles de tous, c’est son intelligence


affutée qui mêle grande humilité, politesse, humour et humanité. Ses réflexions, son discours, son attention, sa méticulosité et ce naturel bien à lui, me font glaner d’interviews en entretiens, comme à la recherche d’une sagesse millénaire et universelle. A cette exception près que je ne vais pas qu’écouter les musiques de Stromae qui fédèrent tous les âges et quasiment tous les public, mais ‘‘prendre Paul en aparté’’ tranquillement, pour mieux en profiter et pousser la conversation au-delà des limites d’un disque ou d’une prestation scénique.

Voici un échantillon de ces échanges :

A la Radio Télévision Suisse, lors du numéro 24 de Pardonnez-moi (5ième saison) de Darius Rochebin, il parle de son travail, comme de l’artisanat, en disant : ‘‘(…) parce-que les mots que je déteste, ce sont les mots star, artiste, c’est tout ce qui sous-entend une espèce de

déshumanisation de notre métier (…), il n’y a pas à essayer de mettre notre métier sur un piédestal (…)’’. Darius Rochebin: (…) Vous avez l’air tellement l’air parfait, lissé, au physique et au moral, vous avez des défauts quand meme ? Paul Van Haver: Merci pour le compliment. Darius Rochebin: Et vous dites souvent Merci, quand on vous complimente, vous êtes ‘‘parfait’’. Paul Van Haver: Je dis Merci, parce-que si je ne le disais pas, je serai impoli (…). Non, je ne suis pas parfait, heureusement. (…) ma crainte, c’est un jour de me prendre au sérieux. Ni dans mon métier, ni dans quoi que ce soit d’autre, le jour où je me prendrai au sérieux, ce sera le début de la fin (…). De sa vie d’enfant, il dit ne pas vouloir revendiquer une quelconque souffrance, parce-que toutes les vies sont difficiles. Chacun a son vécu, ses difficultés, ses problèmes, et

je n’ai jamais voulu que ce soit une espèce de fierté, parce qu’une souffrance, cela peut devenir une fierté et il n’y a pas de raison de la mettre plus en avant qu’une autre (…). C’est ce qui a forgé notre caractère, notre famille et c’est ce qui a fait que nous soyons qui nous sommes aujourd’hui et l’absence de mon papa (…) a fait ce que je suis aujourd’hui. Il faut donc nous imaginer comme une famille modeste (…). Darius Rochebin: Le parcours est quand même extraordinaire, vous venez d’où vous venez, vous êtes où vous êtes, vous avez travaillé dans la restauration rapide, (…). Paul Van Haver: Je ne vais pas cracher dans la soupe, parce-que ça m’a bien aidé (…) et oui, je pourrai y retourner (…) ce n’est pas parce qu’on gagne un peu sa vie à un moment donné, qu’on est à l’abri du besoin (…) jusqu’à preuve du contraire, je ne suis pas à l’abri d’un problème financier (…) Darius Rochebin: Stromae, vous êtes un formidable diffuseur, de la langue française, je pense, l’artiste aujourd’hui qui diffuse le plus la

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A TF1, lors du 20 heures de Claire Chazal, le 30 novembre 2013, la journaliste lui demande : (…) Comment vivez-vous cette popularité ? Vous avez conscience qu’elle traverse les generations ? Vous touchez un public assez large (…). Reconnaissant et lucide, il répond : J’avoue que c’est un super beau compliment, (…) Je déteste tout ce qui est snobisme, donc, je ne fais ni de la musique pour les vieux, ni pour les gamins (…) quand j’entends ce compliment, à part dire Merci, je ne sais pas quoi dire d’autre.

langue, dans le monde, ça compte pour vous de chanter dans cette langue et pas dans une autre ? Paul Van Haver: Oui, énormément (…) et je pense que l’espèce de suprématie anglosaxonne dans la culture, il n’y a rien de plus nocif pour la culture (…) le Kinyarwanda doit rester une langue forte dans la chanson rwandaise, le flamand dans la musique flamande (…). Quand on dit que le français est moins musical, moins facile à chanter (…) c’est ce que je déteste le plus, évidemment, parceque ce n’est pas vrai, (…) la langue la plus musicale, c’est sa propre langue maternelle.

Lors d’un entretien sur France 2, le 18 août 2013 au cours du journal, Marie Drucker dit à Stromae: Il semble que vous ayez eu des propositions au Cinéma… Ce n’est pas le moment encore? Et l’intéressé de répondre: C’est juste que je n’ai pas envie de me prendre pour une espèce de mec qui a la prétention de se dire qu’il n’a pas besoin d’apprendre ou de ne pas avoir besoin de passer par les étapes par lesquelles passe tout le monde, sous prétexte que la célébrité pourrait permettre (…). J’aimerai bien d’abord apprendre comme n’importe quel acteur. C’est un métier compliqué.

Claire Chazal: Racine Carrée, c’est aussi l’idée que vous êtes un être construit, assez solide, voire exigeant et méticuleux. C’est ce qu’on voit dans ce travail. C’est ce qui vous caractérise? Pau Van Haver : Peut-être méticuleux, (…) mais pour voir le verre à moitié vide, ça reste quand même un maniaque (…) Je n’ai pas l’impression que je sais exactement ce que je veux (…). Un jour, c’est noir, un jour, c’est blanc (…) je ne sais jamais, en fait. C’est cela mon problème et qui fait ma particularité. Dans sa publication du 3 juin 2014, Jeune Afrique par la voie de François Soudan décrit le phénomène Stromae ainsi : ‘‘Du Monde à The Observer, du New York Times à La Repubblica, des Izvestia à l’Asahi Shinbun, les portraits de ce géant calme, à la fois sorcier en scène, double maître ès musique et écriture, sorte d’ovni inclassable tout droit sorti du melting-pot bruxellois, se suivent et se ressemblent. Tous décrivent un personnage lunaire, à mi-chemin entre Jacques Brel et Charlie Chaplin, dont les chansons racontent avec un cocktail de mélancolie et de désillusion les plaies d’une Europe en crise. Il y est question de maltraitance et de cancer, de sexisme et de racisme, du couple et de la foi, de pédophilie et de réseaux sociaux, le tout sur un rythme propre à redonner des jambes aux paralytiques’’. Inzozi Magazine constate que le Fils de Pierre Rutare et de Miranda Marie Van Haver, qui n’a choisi ni ses parents, ni sa couleur, ni donc son histoire, sinon la couleur de ses musiques et la tonalité de ses textes, est un fédérateur autour des valeurs essentielles que prônent les sagesses du monde. ‘‘Rien n’est plus capable d’attirer l’estime et l’approbation des hommes qu’un grand mérite accompagné d’humilité et de modestie’’, dit Etienne François de Vernage dans ses Maximes et Réflexions, au XVII è siècle. Une forme de spiritualité universelle qui ferait s’entendre les différences de tous ordres, indépendamment de tout calcul, sinon celui d’une entité d’un autre monde qui, à l’insu de l’humain, téléguiderait pensées et actions de l’artisan pour une réaction publique quasi unanime. Une force de construction massive, ce Paul Van Haver.

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around the world By Dany Rugamba

Christmas is one of the biggest celebrations in the world. It was first celebrated in 336 AD and became an annual Christian festival to celebrate the birth of Christ. Today Christmas has grown beyond church masses to family reunions, sharing gifts and many other joyful activities. Take a trip across the continents to find out how billions of people celebrate Christmas in their own unique way. RWANDAIR INZOZI MAGAZINE

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Australia In Australia, Christmas begins at the start of summer holidays when children and students take their holidays from mid-December to early February. As a result, many houses in Australia are lit up with Christmas lights and decorated with trees from as early as December 1. In the lead up to the big day, Australians attend Carols by Candlelight events, where community choirs sing Christmas hymns and songs. There’s often an appearance by Santa for the little ones. Most families gather in their homes for Christmas day and eat lunch as the special meal of the day. Because Christmas is celebrated during summer, dishes such as cold turkey and ham are often served and seafood and salads are also popular at the lunch table. For those with a strong European heritage, the traditional English Christmas pudding is likely to make an appearance. With the sun shining, many friends and families take a few days off to go camping or have a barbecue at the beach where you’re likely to find at least one ‘Aussie’ playing cricket dressed as Santa.

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Greenland In Greenlandic, Merry Christmas translates to Juullimi Pilluarit and Greenlanders mark the festive occasion in a very traditional way. They share the day together with their families by giving gifts to one another. Often it is the children who will present gifts to the elders in their family. The presents they receive are traditionally hand made, including the ever popular model sledges, a pair of polished walrus tusks, or sealskin mitts. Everyone in the village gets a gift and children visit houses, singing and collecting gifts from their neighbours. On Christmas Eve, most people go to church services in traditional attire and men wear the country’s famous white anoraks. Because trees don’t grow in the most northern parts of Greenland, residents import as many Christmas trees as possible, usually from Denmark. They are covered with decorations, candles and bright ornaments. Greenlanders will also decorate their homes with bright stars to light up their homes because during winter the sun doesn’t shine. In some villages, the community will install a large Christmas tree on a nearby hill so everyone can see it and enjoy the spirit of the day. In Greenland, Christmas trees and other decorations may not be removed until January 6. Some Greenlanders say that Santa Claus lives there or joins them for his summer holidays. His home is claimed to be near in the Uummannaq region in the northern part of Greenland where reindeer are common. RWANDAIR INZOZI MAGAZINE

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Japan

In Japan, Christmas is not widely celebrated as a Christian ritual. Rather, it is a time to share happiness. Most Japanese celebrate Christmas Eve more than Christmas day. These two days are not national holidays and institutions remain open throughout the country. The day resembles Valentine’s Day celebrations because it is the time couples spend time together and exchange presents. Presents are exchanged between people with romantic relations or between close friends. Flowers, scarves, jewellery and teddy bears are often the most popular gifts.

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Like many other countries around the world, Christmas is the busiest time of the year and restaurants will sometimes run out of food if you don’t order in advance. Christmas meals of fried chicken are often accompanied by a traditional Japanese Christmas sponge cake made of strawberries, flowers, whipped cream and a Santa Claus figurine on top. These cakes are served to all, especially children who thereafter receive gifts from (Santa Claus) and a Japanese traditional gift bringer, Hoteiosho. “Merry Christmas” is wished in Japanese by saying Meri Kurisumasu or


Ghana Ghanaians celebrate Christmas from December 20 until the first week of January with a range of different events. While Ghana is a country rich in languages and different traditions and customs, most people come together at Christmas time to attend church. On Christmas Eve, people from all parts of the country meet in church to celebrate the birth of Jesus with dances and drums. Children perform dramas accompanied with choirs singing in local languages to help church members to join in as well. These services usually continue until the sun rises. Those who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go to church celebrate this Christmas Eve by partying and meeting friends and family to exchange gifts and share traditional meals. Especially popular at this time of the year is Fufu - a yam paste, cooked meats, rice, and okra soup. To mark the end of Christmas, families take their children to celebrate at the beach and community centres. They also return to church to conclude the year by thanking God for sending Jesus, as well as praying for a good and safe New Year.

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Czech Republic Customs and children take centre stage during Christmas time in the Czech Republic. Festivities begin on December 5 with a visit to children from St. Nicholas (Svatý Mikuláš). St. Nicholas comes with one or more angels and one or more devils. He asks the children if they’ve been good all year and also asks them to sing a song or recite a poem. He gives the polite children presents of chocolate and fruit. If you’ve misbehaved, the devil gives you a lump of coal. In the Czech Republic, some people fast on Christmas Eve in the hope that they will see a vision of ‘the golden pig’ on the wall before dinner, which is a sign of good luck. Another custom is “The Throwing of the Shoe” whereby an unmarried girl is supposed to throw a shoe over her head towards a door. If the shoe is pointing towards the door, the girl will marry within one year. Even though these traditions are taken in jest, they are respected and help people to think about what the coming year might have in store for their family.

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The traditional Czech Christmas dinner is served on Christmas Eve. The meal often consists of fish soup and fried carp with potato salad. Ježíšek, or ‘Little Jesus’, comes during dinner with presents and leaves them under the Christmas tree. When children hear the bell ring, it means that Ježíšek had been and has left their presents. Naturally they quickly run to check out what he brought for them. In Czech, Merry Christmas is wished by saying Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce.


Spain In Spanish, Merry Christmas is Feliz Navidad. On the night of Navidad, people parade through the streets with torches, playing guitars and beating tambourines and drums. Unlike many other countries, Spain has a public holiday on December 8 called Immaculada (Feast of the Immaculate Conception) which marks the start of the religious Christmas celebrations. On Christmas day, a traditional dinner must include the Pavo Trufado de Navidad, a turkey filled with truffles or mushrooms. In other regions in Spain, especially in Galicia, the most popular Christmas meal is seafood. Another festival celebrated as part of Christmas is called Epiphany. Celebrated on January 6, this day symbolises the story of kings and wise men who brought gifts to baby Jesus. While children receive presents on Christmas day, most of them are opened on Epiphany, as the children believe the kings who visited Jesus bring them gifts too. As part of this tradition, children write letters to the kings on Boxing Day, asking for presents. If they have been god, they receive their presents on Epiphany day. If children have been bad, the kings leave pieces of coal made out of sugar in the presents.

Around the world, no matter how we celebrate, Christmas is a time to be with our loved ones, share a delicious meal together, give and receive presents and join in laughter and song. This year, from Rwanda, we wish you Noheli Nziza! RWANDAIR INZOZI MAGAZINE

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h e a lt h y recipes

Fill up on colourful

Fruits& Vegetables By Alice Masiringi

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ating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is important for good health. Healthy eating is not about strict diets, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about feeling energetic, improving your outlook, and stabilising your mood. Fruits and vegetables are low in calories and nutrient dense, which means they are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fibre. Greens such as kale and broccoli are all full of calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc, and vitamins A, C and E. Naturally sweet vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, yams, onions, and squash add healthy sweetness to your meals and reduce cravings for added sugars. The best part is that eating fruit is a tasty, satisfying way to fill up on fibre, vitamins, and antioxidants. Healthy recipes need not be tasteless or bland. These simple fruit and vegetable recipes will help you to create tasty and healthy meals that are good for your mind and body.

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Tomato and Avocado Salad Enjoy a healthy, nourishing salad that’s quick to make. The following recipe is for two servings. If you’re catering more guests, simply adjust the quantity to the desired number and enjoy. Preparation time: 15 minutes Ingredients • • • • •

3 red onions 6 medium tomatoes 2 tablespoons white vinegar Salt and pepper 1 lemon half

Preparation 1

Mince the onion and let it soak in vinegar to make it tastier.

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Cut the tomatoes into cubes and place them into a bowl. Drain the onion and add to the bowl. Cut the avocados in half and remove the core. Remove the flesh with a spoon.

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Cut the avocado flesh into cubes, and put in the bowl.

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Add classic vinaigrette to the bowl with salt, pepper and stir in lemon juice. Toss to coat well with the vinaigrette and serve immediately. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Ginger Pineapple Juice Fresh ginger mixed with pineapple juice produces an unexpectedly refreshing taste. It is also known for its different beneficial properties. This is a very famous drink in Ivory Coast, Senegal, Guinea, Mali and Morocco. It is also known as the Gnamakoudji. Follow this recipe and no doubt you will love it.

Preparation 1

Put ginger, pineapple and lemon juice in a blender. Add water and mix well until it gives a smooth liquid.

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Filter the mixture to remove the juice. You can also keep the pulp if that’s to your liking.

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Add sugar to the juice and stir. Sugar is to taste – you can add more or less than the recommended amount.

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Keep in refrigerator for at least 2 hours and serve cold with your meal.

Preparation time: 10 minutes Ingredients • • • • •

4 cups/1 litre of water 100g ginger, washed and peeled 300g pineapple, washed and peeled 1/3 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup sugar (optional – the less sugar the better)

Health Tip: It is recommended to eat a minimum of five servings of fruit and vegetables daily. Doing so will naturally fill you up and help you cut back on unhealthy food. A serving is half a cup of raw fruit or vegetable or a small apple or banana, for example. Most of us need to double the amount we currently eat.

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huma By Arnaud Nkusi

Our lives are full of wonder, sorrow, happiness, sadness, love and loss. No matter who we are or where we come from, the people of the world share an unbreakable connection – our common humanity. One of the world’s most accomplished photographers, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, set out to capture this shared humanity on film. The result is ‘Human’, a stunning glimpse into the stories of people from all walks of life.

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The Jewish Holocaust, the Genocide against the Tutsi, the constantly growing wealth gap, capitalist interests with disastrous consequences, trampled rights of minorities, famine, disease, today and yesterday’s lifestyles, climate change… many of the main objects of concern are tackled.

Capture the human soul in its multiple depths. Try to comprehend its mechanics, the why and how of human behaviour. Travel through its spirit so multiple, from one place or another of this planet of ours. Chat with this woman in Kigali, and talk to that man from Russia, talk to each other, to one another, face to face, straight in the eye, to these men and women from all corners of the world. While we live together under the same roof, as sons and daughters of the same Mother Earth, we do not seem to be able to co-exist

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#WhatmakesusHuman I thought that love was supposed to hurt.

or to see eye to eye. Here and there people are falling behind and the cycle of violence appears to be never ending. If we put aside the miracle of Pope Francis uniting Cubans and Americans, or the nuclear deal between Iranians and the West, so long awaited, our world isn’t so full of happy surprises. However, little miracles happen every day and, sadly, go unnoticed. Remember yesterday when there were still so many taboos? Little can be said of those now thanks to new technologies and the social media revolution.


human Document Exceptionnel

Humer le fond de l’âme humaine. Pour tenter d’en comprendre les mécanismes, les tenants et les aboutissants du comportement de l’Homme. Voyager à travers son esprit «divers», selon qu’il est d’un endroit ou d’un autre de la planète. Dialoguer avec cette fille de Kigali, palabrer avec ce monsieur de Russie, discuter un à un, face à face, les yeux dans les yeux avec ces hommes et ces femmes qui se comptent par milliers aux quatre coins de la terre Par Arnaud Nkusi Habitants tous et toutes sous le même toit, les fils et filles d’une même mère, la terre, n’arrivent pas à cohabiter pacifiquement. Israéliens et Palestiniens, Chiites et Sunnites, peuples d’Afrique centrale et de l’Est, de la corne de l’Afrique, Occidentaux et Russes, Musulmans radicaux et le reste du monde se regardent en chiens de faïence. Des individus tombent de part et d’autre mais la spirale de la violence est tel un engrenage programmé pour ne pas s’arrêter. Hormis certains miracles comme celui suscité par le Pape

François en réunissant Cubains et Américains ou encore ces si longues négociations qui ont abouti à un début de compromis entre Iraniens et puissances occidentales sur le nucléaire, au-delà de toute attente, les heureuses surprises ne sont pas légion en ce bas monde. Pourtant de petits miracles se produisent à chacun instant, bien souvent sans attirer notre attention. Ils passent donc sous silence. Hier encore, de multiples sujets de société étaient tabous. C’était sans compter avec la révolution enclenchée par les nouvelles technologies de l’information et leur cohorte de réseaux sociaux. Aujourd’hui, tout ou presque se dit, se discute et les actions les plus savamment orchestrées,

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Today, almost everything is out in the open, especially the well orchestrated and best “kept” secrets. These are strange times we live in. The world is taking one of the most decisive turns in it’s history. In this 21st Century, mankind is 3D printing its own destiny.

dans le plus grand secret sont dévoilées au vu et au su de tous. Drôle d’époque. Le monde est à un tournant des plus décisifs de son Histoire, l’humain s’interroge sur son présent qui dessine comme avec une imprimante 3D son très proche avenir.

Haunted by this self-questioning, Yann ArthusBertrand, renowned aerial imagery expert, says, “I’m a man amongst seven billion others. For 40 years, I have photographed our planet and human diversity and I have the feeling I am not going anywhere. We still can’t live together. Why? I am not looking into numbers and statistics, I am looking into mankind.”

Hanté par ce questionnement, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, photographe spécialiste reconnu de l’image aérienne, affirme : « Je suis un homme parmi 7 milliards d’autres. Depuis quarante ans, je photographie notre planète et la diversité humaine et j’ai le sentiment que l’humanité n’avance pas. On n’arrive toujours pas à vivre ensemble. Pourquoi  ? Ce n’est pas dans les statistiques, dans les analyses que j’ai cherché la réponse, mais dans l’Homme.»

One has to honestly recognise that this quest to understand is so vast that it cannot possibly be undertaken by just one individual, nor two or three. Therefore, it is a great team motivated by the thirst of adventure that undertook the journey with Yann ArthusBertrand. They set out to explore every bit of this planet occupied by human souls. Before every encounter, the team set up a simple studio and then the interviewee told the story of their life – facing the camera with a black backdrop so the viewer has a “face to face” encounter without any distractions. Sheltered by this tent, after a few technical directions, the story of over 2,000 people interviewed all over the world begins. The individual portraits tell an entire episode of what the “Human” entity is. From the most trivial of our everyday lives to the most mind-boggling testimonies, the viewer meets captivating characters. The sheer sincerity, franc speech and tone, the unsaid and the silence left to connect the dots are just heart breaking. The Jewish Holocaust, the Genocide against the Tutsi, the constantly growing wealth gap, capitalist interests with disastrous consequences, trampled rights of minorities, famine, disease, today and yesterday’s lifestyles, climate change… many of the main objects of concern are tackled. Amazing anecdotes, smiles, tears and sobs are framed by breath taking landscapes, rigorously filmed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand to make the film and its 11 different variations worthy of the best critics’ applause. Humility is the best word to describe what transpires from this unique audio-visual experience. “Human” is a human social experiment under its multiple facets for us to measure the author and his team’s commitment, and to learn from the many stories they uncover. Eleven motion pictures in a single, powerful tribute to humankind. To reach a wide audience, Human was adapted to multiple formats and uses such as cinema, TV, digital platforms and public screenings. To coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Untied Nations and the end of the Millennium Campaign, a premiere of the film was held at the General Assembly Hall of the UN headquarters in New York. Visit www.human-themovie.org to learn more about this remarkably powerful visualisation of our humanity.

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Honnêtement, il faut reconnaitre qu’une telle quête de «compréhension» est si grande qu’elle ne saurait être «satisfaite» ni par un, deux ou trois individus. C’est une grande équipe mû par les promesses d’un tel périple qui se forme autour de Yann Arthus-Bertrand et qui part pour l’aventure. Elle explore les coins et recoins du monde où que vive âme humaine. Avant chaque rendez-vous, les


équipes aménagent un studio de fortune avec un fond noir et le sujet interrogé sur sa vie, raconte son histoire face caméra, pour donner au spectateur l’opportunité du «face à face» sans parasite aucun. Hébergé sous cette tente, après les directives d’usage, le récit singulier de chacune des plus de deux mille personnes interviewées à travers le monde peut commencer. Les visages individuels à eux seuls constitueront au montage un épisode entier du package Human. De l’histoire la plus «banale» du quotidien, aux témoignages de vie les plus inimaginables, le spectateur fait des rencontres captivantes. La sincérité, le franc parler, les intonations de voix, les demi-mots, voire les silences à compléter soit même prennent au cœur.

I am one man among seven billion others. For the past 40 years, I have been photographing our planet and its human diversity, and I have the feeling that humanity is not making any progress. We can’t always manage to live together. Why is that? I didn’t look for an answer in statistics or analysis, but in man himself. Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Holocauste juif, Génocide perpétré contre les Tutsis, fossé chaque jour grandissant entre nantis et démunis, intérêts capitalistes aux dégâts hallucinants, droits élémentaires des minorités bafoués, famines, maladies, modes de vie contemporain et d’antan, changements climatiques, les principaux sujets de préoccupation sont abordés. Des anecdotes extraordinaires, des sourires, une larme, des sanglots tous parsemés des paysages à couper le souffle, filmés avec la plus grande rigueur par Yann Arthus-Bertrand enrichissent chacun des épisodes de ce tout qui forme un documentaire de légende capable d’éblouir les critiques les plus avisés. Humilité ! C’est le maitre-mot qui se dégage de cette expérience audiovisuelle unique. Human est une expérience de la condition humaine sous de multiples formes et qui nous fait mesurer l’engagement de l’auteur, de ses équipes et des soutiens en tous genres leur offerts. Onze film en un en découlent. Et pour ratisser le plus large possible, les films sont adaptés à tous les lieux, supports et usages. Cinéma, télévision, univers numériques et évènements publics. L’avant-première de la sortie du film a eu lieu au siège même des Nations Unies.

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EAST AFRICA’S LEADING MAGAZINE

Welcome to Inzozi, the official in-flight magazine of Africa’s fastest growing airline – RwandAir. Inzozi has a broad and diverse readership, reaching close to 20 international destinations and thousands of travellers and business people every week. Inzozi combines well-crafted articles, interviews and guides with exceptional photography to create a magazine of the highest quality. As RwandAir increases its destinations, we have been working to tailor the magazine to our growing audience. With more flights now originating from the airline’s second hub in Entebbe, there is the chance for Ugandan businesses to take advantage of the increase in passengers travelling to the country and onwards to Kigali, Nairobi, Juba and other international destinations. Inzozi is engaging and informs as much as it entertains and inspires. The magazine is produced by experienced and professional staff devoted to creating a world-class publication. Our team of writers, photographers and designers come from around the world, bringing with them a wealth of experience.

OUR AUDIENCE

With a growing number flights and destinations, Inzozi’s audience increases every day. Each edition of Inzozi reaches approximately 250,000 readers. The magazine is distributed to: • • • • • •

Every seat pocket on every RwandAir flight RwandAir agencies in all destinations Corporate executives Private sector federations Government departments Regional ICT hubs

Inzozi is also distributed to tour operators, selected hotels and restaurants across the RwandAir network in 14 countries. Our readers are frequent flyers, business people and tourists – the perfect target audience for any advertiser.

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Récrire le Rwanda La quête d’un Editeur pour amplifier les Voix Rwandaises Par Darla Rudakubana

Louise Umutoni, Fondatrice de Huza Press, à la mission de tailler sur mesure les récits qui définissent les identités.

Passionnée par des contes et par l’immense pouvoir qu’ils exercent, sa passion pour les auteurs locaux qui luttent pour raconter leur histoire est inspirée par la pensée de Chinua Achebe qui veut que «aussi longtemps que les lions n’auront pas leurs propres historiens, l’histoire de la chasse fera toujours honneur au chasseur.» Inzozi a eu l’opportunité de dialoguer avec elle au sujet de la littérature et des publications au Rwanda et des possibilités d’élargissement du paysage littéraire du pays.

collègues écrivains et réalisé qu’il y avait un grand vide dans l’industrie de la publication au Rwanda. J’avais récemment mis sur pied un groupe d’écriture et un club du livre et leur objectif principal était la littérature africaine, mais je n’ai que difficilement pu trouver des textes écrits par des auteurs Rwandais. Grâce au groupe d’écriture et à la recherche dans l’industrie de l’édition au Rwanda, j’ai réalisé que la raison en est l’absence de soutien aux écrivains Rwandais sous forme d’opportunités d’édition.

Qu’es ce que Huza Press? Huza signifie ‘rassembler’. J’ai appelée la maison d’édition ‘Huza Press’ car je crois que la littérature rassemble les gens. C’est une place où vous pouvez vous prendre contact avec des expériences non familières et étrangères et essayer de les comprendre. Huza Press fait son entrée dans le monde de la publication mais nous avons déjà quelques titres sur la planche et nous allons publier deux livres cette année.

Tout comme les autres écrivains, les éditeurs européens semblaient être la seule option et pourtant ces derniers sont les moins intéressés par les écrivains africains. Je me suis sentie obligée de remplir ce vide immense et en définitive offrir aux écrivains rwandais et africains l’opportunité de publier leur travail.

D’où l’idée de créer Huza Press vous est-elle venue? J’ai créée Huza Press après avoir consulté des

Le monde des éditeurs au Rwanda est relativement peu réglementé, comment avez-vous donc fait pour lancer une affaire d’édition ? Nous avons eu beaucoup de chances car nous avons bénéficié d’un don de la part


du Rwanda Creative Hub. Autrement il m’aurait été impossible de m’installer. Les maisons d’éditions sont connues pour être de grandes consommatrices de capitaux sans bénéfices immédiats. Le don nous a permis d’intensifier notre recherche d’un marché et a financé la phase de création du produit. Il nous a également permis de mettre sur pied un prix pour l’écriture pour encourager les meilleurs écrivains à utiliser leur plume et papier – ou leurs doigts sur un clavier! La littérature rwandaise semble être dominée par des récits du génocide et d’après conflit. Compte tenu que la littérature amplifie la voix d’une nation, comment la publication peut-elle développer l’histoire du Rwanda ? Comme êtres humains, nous avons des expériences différentes et chaque histoire est aussi importante que la suivante. C’est une part significative de l’histoire de notre pays, laissant une marque qu’il est impossible d’ignorer. Nous écrivons au sujet de peuples, de leurs expériences et sociétés, et le nôtre a été gravement perturbé par les événements du Génocide ; il n’est donc pas surprenant que c’est un thème récurrent dans beaucoup de récits sur le Rwanda. Cependant, cela ne peut pas être la seule histoire du pays. Les rwandais ont des expériences différentes et ils peuvent écrire à ce sujet sans avoir besoin de les lier au Génocide pour que leurs œuvres soient validés. Que fait Huza Press pour aider les rwandais à raconter leurs histoires ? Huza Press offre une plateforme aux écrivains pour que leur travail soit publié et pour que leurs mots atteignent les lecteurs locaux et internationaux. Nous voulons développer un travail créatif de qualité qui réponde aux normes internationales et qui contribue au corps de la littérature rwandaise. Notre objectif est d’ajouter les voix rwandaises à la discussion et introduire des récits multiples qui représentent une société complexe qui ne peut être réduite à un récit unique (le monologue). Le gouvernement rwandais à travers sa récente incitation à l’alphabétisation sur le plan national et à son parrainage de la culture de la lecture, a augmenté la demande de matériel de lecture, particulièrement celui créé par des auteurs rwandais. Cette campagne vise à encourager la lecture et est certaine de produire de bons écrivains. Qui aujourd’hui d’après vous émerge dans cette entreprise de réécriture de l’image du Rwanda? Nous avons un nombre de jeunes poètes rwandais qui émergent et progressent tels que Michaella Rugwizangoga, Natasha Umuhoza et angèle Uwamahoro. Ces jeunes femmes ont joué un rôle important dans la ré écriture de l’histoire du Rwanda et dans la promotion d’un récit qui soit plus proche des réalités du terrain. Nous avons également des romanciers à l’instar de Dayo Ntwali qui a été sélectionné pour le prix de la Nouvelle Writivism qui est rapidement entrain de rejoindre une nouvelle génération d’écrivains Afro «futuristes du continent. Nous avons également Scholastique Mukasanga (auteur de Notre Dame du Nile) dans le monde de la création non fictive et également Louise Mushikiwabo donnant dans la non-fiction.

Sur quels projets Huza Press est-elle entrain de travailler actuellement? Nous avons une compétition continue pour la nouvelle récompensée par un prix de 1000 $ américains et le parrainage par des écrivains de renom tel que Taiye Selasi (auteur de «Ghana Must Go», œuvre fortement applaudie) ainsi que la gagnante de la Nouvelle du Commonwealth et auteur de Kintu, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi. Les 10 nouvelles sélectionnées seront publiées dans une antologie de la nouvelle. Pour ce projet nous sommes entrain de travailler avec Parresia Publishers du Nigéria et avec BN Poetry d’Ouganda. Nous sommes également entrain de commencer une collection d’histoires écrites par des femmes dans le cadre «d’Andika Ma», un réseau de femmes écrivains au Rwanda. Etant donné les percées en littérature et publication en général, comment le Rwanda peut-il servir de levier pour les réalisations des pays membres de la Communauté Est-Africaine tels que le Kenya et l’Ouganda? Je crois aux partenariats et l’importance de joindre les forces dans l’industrie de la création pour produire le meilleur travail dans la région. Je me suis engagée avec beaucoup de nos voisins qui ont une scène littéraire vibrante dans l’espoir que nous pouvons

apprendre d’eux. Le Kenya et l’Ouganda sont remontés de si loin en termes d’appui à l’industrie de la littérature. Il n’y avait pas de festivals littéraires à proprement parler, mais cette année seulement, nous avons eu quatre festivals dans la région. Ce que nous pouvons apprendre d’eux est que nous avons besoin d’être internationaux dans le but de cultiver un environnement qui soutienne l’écriture. Que devraient les Rwandais et le monde attendre de Huza Press? Ceci est le moment propice à la production de littérature au Rwanda. Notre paysage littéraire est entrain de changer et les jus de notre créativité collective sont entrain de couler de plus en plus au quotidien. Huza veut faire partie de ce changement et paver la route pour ce travail créatif pour atteindre les Rwandais et le monde. En 3-4 ans nous aimerions devenir la plus grande maison d’édition de la région, produisant de la littérature tant pour les lecteurs locaux qu’internationaux. Pour en savoir plus au sujet de Huza Press @ www.huzapress.com

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Airbus A330 200 & 300 series

On 24 April 2015, a RwandAir, Airbus, and Rolls Royce have firmed up a commitment announced earlier this year for the purchase of two Airbus A330s (200 & 300 series), configured in a three-class cabin layout and equipped with Rolls Royce Trent 772B engines. With this order, RwandAir once again breaks new ground as the first East African customer for the A330. The purchase agreement ceremony took place in Kigali on September 8, 2015.

The A330-200 will have 244 seats (20 business, 21 premium and 203 economy) and the A330-300 will have 274 seats (30 business, 21 premium and 223 economy). The delivery of the aircraft will begin in the second half of 2016, enabling RwandAir to deploy its

new flagship aircraft on medium and long-haul routes serving destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;As we introduce wide body aircraft into our fleet for the first time, with its proven economics, reliability and passenger comfort, we have found the A330 perfectly supports our plans to expand into Europe and Asia. The new planes will enhance our regional presence, open up new routes and help us to grow our market share. We are delighted to have these aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce, as the Trent 700 engine delivers the most efficient and reliable power, and will maximise the revenue earning potential of our new aircraft,â&#x20AC;? said John Mirenge, Chief Executive Officer of RwandAir.


“We are extremely pleased that RwandAir has confirmed its confidence in the A330, and are happy to welcome them as a new A330 customer,” said Christopher Buckley, Airbus Executive Vice President, Africa, Europe, and Asia Pacific. “Their passengers will enjoy best-in-class comfort that only Airbus offers as well as the newest state of the art in-flight entertainment system. RwandAir will benefit from the A330’s unique combination of unbeatable economics, versatility and fuel efficiency.” At the ceremony, RwandAir also announced plans to acquire two more brand new B737-800NG with Boeing Sky Interior. These planes will increase capacity on key destinations with growing demand in the region and Africa with flights expected to connect through Kigali and feed into intercontinental flights. Airbus, RwandAir and Rolls Royce respectively represented by Christopher Buckley, John Mirenge and Kevin C Evans signing the purchase agreement

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SafeMotos

The mobile app making moto-taxi trips safe and easy

Across Africa, moto-taxis are a popular form of quick transport in urban centres. If you’re in a rush, there’s often a bike nearby with a driver ready to take you where you need to go. But the moto-taxi industry is also plagued with safety concerns and accidents are common. One company aims to change all that. SafeMotos is the latest Rwandan start up using technology to solve real world challenges. By Daniel Nzohabonimana

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Motorcycles taxis have been part of Kigali’s transport system for decades and are a popular form of transport, especially among urban dwellers who use them to move around quickly and easily. Motorcycles not only play a significant role in Kigali’s transport, but also provide employment and support drivers and their families who depend on income they generate. Kigali is not unique. In African cities where motorcycles are part of the transport system, the increasing number of moto-taxis is helping to solve the mobility needs of urban residents where poor or inadequate public transport systems and infrastructure exist. There are approximately 20,000 motorcycles offering transport services to passengers in Rwanda. However, taking a moto-taxi can sometimes be dangerous. The City Council estimates that 80% of road accidents involve a motorcycle. Reckless and inexperienced drivers often cause accidents. For users, there is no way to know if their driver is responsible on the road and licensed.


Two technology entrepreneurs based in Kigali saw this challenge as a business opportunity and launched a mobile application that connects customers to the safest drivers. SafeMotos is the Uber of the motor-taxi industry. The company is the brainchild of Nash Barret (Cofounder and CEO.) and Peter Kariuki (Co-founder and CTO). They had the idea after realising that the biggest issue with motorcycles is safety, deciding to address it with a mobile app. The business identifies the safest drivers, trains them in good customer care, provides smart phones and gives them helmets that are more protective than the standard ones used. The SafeMotos team also trains the drivers in how to use the app. For customers, you simply need to install the app, which has a user-friendly interface that provides different options – either to request a moto-taxi or a regular taxi. The app uses Google Maps to find you and sends your location to the nearest driver. Once a driver has picked up your request, you can follow their journey to you live on the map. When the driver arrives at your location, you receive a notification that your ride is ready. In addition, you can also see the driver’s name, mobile number and safety score. Each driver is ranked out of 100 on a range of safety indicators including speed, accident history and customer feedback. The SafeMotos app is beneficial for both drivers and customers. For drivers, it is an additional source of customers as the app offers priority to drivers who are out of their area and going back to their home stations. They can therefore pick somebody on their way back to their stations. Drivers pick up an average of ten additional customers through the SafeMotos each day. SafeMotos promotes their drivers by branding their bikes with stickers and a flag as well as a red armband. The company has also appointed a Head Driver, Jean Baptiste Mbabagende, who works with other drivers to help them improve their customer care and safety. “I am proud to work with SafeMotos. Since I started, I have increased my income. I always encourage other good drivers to join SafeMotos. We receive our safety score each month and we all work hard to reach 100/100. I’m currently on 98/100,” Jean Baptiste said. The Kigali based start up is creating a community of trusted motorcycle drivers. To be recruited, drivers must have a driving license and at least three years experience. Their language skills are also tested so they can converse with clients speaking an international language. For customers, the app means they can trust that their driver is experienced and licensed. There is also the added benefit of convenience as most customers live a distance from a main road and usually have to walk before they find a motorcycle driver. With SafeMotos, drivers find customers wherever they are. The start up has enrolled 25 motorcycle taxi drivers into its system

and is actively recruiting more. Recruitment is done in every neighbourhood in Kigali so that each has at least a few taxi-motos serving it. Once the business matures, the start up plans to expand its operations to other African cities. “We want to make a product that people desire and once we have a market for that and we have people who understand the safety part of it, we are going to scale up,” said Peter Kariuki, the company’s chief technology officer and co-founder. The start up considers Rwanda as its testing ground to trial different approaches and the best way to serve its customers. Once it has figured out the perfect recipe for success, SafeMotos will expand across Africa. Peter and Nash believe that the opportunity to improve mototaxi safety and driver’s livelihoods is huge and that their SafeMotos app is the right answer.

“I have been in Rwanda for five years and I think that it is an incredible place to live. What the government has done in terms of creating a business friendly environment where you can experiment an innovative ICT project like SafeMotos is unique in Africa,” said Nash Barret, the company’s co-founder and CEO He went on to say that the start up is trying to tackle a continental problem and that its real success lies in being able to conquer markets outside of Rwanda. The SafeMotos team has raised US$131,000 from angel investors and supporters from Rwanda and abroad. The investment will ensure sustainable expansion into other countries. The start up has also launched an option to book regular taxi cabs and now has 8 drivers on its books. But its core focus remains on moto-taxis and the company recently celebrated 2,000 SafeMoto trips with only 25 motorcycle drivers in just one month. SafeMotos is an innovative solution to one of Africa’s biggest public transport safety issues, while at the same time making money for the company and drivers and making customers’ lives easier. Peter and Nash are proving that you can build a Silicon Valley style start up in a city like Kigali. While the company is still young, they believe in its potential and if customer feedback is anything to go by, Rwanda is just the first stop on this moto-taxi ride to global success.

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RwandAir staff honoured during Customer Service Week The Customer Service Week is an event devoted to recognising the importance of customer service and is held worldwide during the first week of October.

During the week, under this year’s theme “Everyday Heroes”, over 100 service employees from over 50 institutions were nominated as “Outstanding Service Employees”. Throughout the week, these people were called, sent SMSs, and contacted on live TV and radio to be thanked and appreciated for their work. Among those nominated were RwandAir’s Olivia Ntambara, our Customer Relations Supervisor, and Antoinette Mutesi, our Lost and Found Manager. Nominees were given certificates at the cocktail marking the end of the Customer Service Week. Antoinette Kayitesi, a security staff member at Access Bank, was voted the best Customer Service Employee and given a smart phone in recognition of her efforts. A business class ticket to any of RwandAir’s destinations was among the prizes offered at the cocktail, which was attended by over 300 guests and was sponsored by EcoBank, Mützig, Serena Hotels and RwandAir.

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Sandra Idossou, founder of the Service Mag, said, “We wanted to appreciate employees because no matter how much big institutions put systems in place, if they don’t have a team which understands the need to constantly improve services, they will not be able to deliver to customer expectations.”

“Those who were not nominated have to understand that customer service comes from within. They must like and find joy in what they do. They have to make sure that they provide better service so that they get nominated and win these prizes next year,” Sandra said.

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Lamin Manneh, UN Representative in Rwanda, also attended and handed out appreciation certificates to some of the outstanding service employees. James Sano, Director General of Rwanda’s Water and Sanitation Company, said we must celebrate and recognise good customer care and talk about and criticise bad service. n Rwanda, the annual event is celebrated as a way to encourage companies and institutions and ensure that the best customer service is offered by all businesses across the country.

During this year’s Customer Service Week, the Service Mag, a business magazine with a focus on customer service, organised a series of events and competitions. On October 8, 2015 at Serena Hotel in Kigali, the Service Mag held a cocktail to mark the end of Customer Service Week 2015. This is the third time such an event has been held.

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The theme of the 2015 Customer Service Week was “Everyday Heroes”.

“In certain places, customer service has become a language but are we walking the talk? Do we improve our services? Because it’s upon proper services that we are able to elevate and put ourselves at a level that we shall be proud of,” he said. Antoinette Kayitesi, winner of the Customer Service Employee award, said she didn’t expect to win anything as she feels it’s her primary duty to welcome clients as they come to her place of work. She thanked the Service Mag for the recognition and encouraged others to always put their customers first and serve them in a way that is professional and friendly.


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Bujumbura

Eat: Le Temps des Tartines on Rue de Midi is an excellent option for both breakfast and lunch. Enjoy the English breakfast special, fresh salads, and filling sandwiches. Make sure to try some of their fresh pastries and bread, also available for take-away.

Mangez: Au Temps des Tartines sur la Rue du Midi. C’est l’endroit parfait pour le petit déjeuner et le déjeuner. Profitez du petit déjeuner anglais spécial, des salades fraîches, des sandwiches garnis et n’oubliez pas d’essayer leurs gâteaux et pains frais, que vous pourrez également emporter.

Sleep: Ideal for both short and long term stays, Suite Home Stéphanie offers five different types of suites and apartments, including the two-floor maisonettes. The apartment hotel is reasonably priced, conveniently located near public transit, and fully furnished with new appliances.

Logez: A Suite Home Stéphanie pour un long ou un long séjour, Il dispose de cinq différents types de suites et appartements y compris des maisonnettes à deux étages. Cet hôtel-appartements situé à proximité des transports publics est complètement meublé, dispose de nouveaux appareils haut de gamme et est à un prix raisonnable.

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 Sunday.

Explorez: Les rues de Bruxelles et découvrez des tableaux uniques de bandes dessinées. Il y a plus de 40 peintures murales au centre-ville, y compris les meilleurs de Tintin et d’Astérix. Pour plus de bandes dessinées, visitez le Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée sur la Rue des Sables, ouvert du mardi au dimanche.

Eat: Try the Kanowe restaurant. It has a friendly atmosphere and is set amongst beautiful gardens. You can enjoy eating outdoors – the perfect way to beat the heat of Bujumbura after a busy day. We recommend their tender and juicy kebabs (Grand Monsieur) and their sangala fish, delivered right to your table by the chef himself.

Mangez : Essayez le restaurant Kanowe. Ambiance conviviale dans un beau jardin. En plein air, l’idéal pour supporter la chaleur de Bujumbura après une journée harassante. Nous vous recommandons leurs tendres et juteuses brochettes (Grand Monsieur), ainsi que leur poisson Sangala, présentés avec professionnalisme par le Chef cuisinier en personne.

Sleep: The 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. The rooms are well decorated and equipped with all amenities. During your stay you will enjoy the ‘5R’ concept. An original idea whereby each of the five functional areas starts with the same first letter of Roca: “R”. The development of these areas exudes a sense of harmony – all aimed at bringing comfort to your stay.

Logez : à l’Hôtel Roca Golf situé à quelques mètres du centre-ville, avec vue imprenable sur le golf de Bujumbura. Vous y trouverez un accueil digne d’un hôtel cinq étoiles et un personnel chaleureux. Les chambres y sont bien décorées et pourvues de toutes les fonctionnalités. Pendant votre séjour, vous profiterez du concept des « 5 R ». Idée originale qui, partant de la lettre initiale de Roca, le « R », décline les espaces fonctionnels e. L’aménagement de ces 5 espaces dégage une impression harmonieuse pour vous apporter le plus grand confort.

Explore: For a great shopping experience the African way, visit one of Bujumbura’s bustling markets. Their vibrant stalls stand out with colourful fabrics and fresh produce. One favourite is the craft market near the U.S. Embassy that’s full of beautiful hand made goods from local artists. Finish your shopping on Chaussée Prince Louis Rwangasore and view their wide range of jewellery. Don’t hesitate to bargain for great prices.

Explorez: Pour une pure expérience de shopping à l’africaine, visitez le marché de Bujumbura, qui se démarquent par ses tissus colorés, et aussi le marché artisanal près de de l’ambassade américaine, recouvert de la beauté d’œuvres d’art d’artistes locaux. Terminez votre shopping sur la chaussée Rwagasore pour ses bijoux dont l’attraction est sans conteste la gamme en ivoire végétal. N’hésitez pas à marchander les prix.


Dar es Salaam

Douala

Eat: For an informal dining experience try Mamboz Corner BBQ at the corner of Morogoro Road and Libya Street. Sit outside and sample the tangy grilled chicken, beef, and fish. Open daily from 6:30pm onwards, the always busy Mamboz also offers vegetarian options.

Mangez: Au barbecue Mamboz Corner au coin de la route vers Morogoro et Libya Street pour une expérience gastronomique extraordinaire. Prenez une place sur la terasse et goûtez au poulet grillé, bœuf et poisson aux saveurs tropicales. Ouvert tous les jours de 18h30 à l’aube, Mamboz offre également des plats végétariens.

Sleep: Atlantis Hotel in Oysterbay is an excellent choice for both business and leisure travellers. The boutique hotel, recently under new management, has renovated both its rooms and conference facilities. In addition, the hotel has an incredibly friendly staff, a modern fitness centre, and highspeed Internet.

Logez: L’Hôtel Atlantis à Oysterbay est un excellent choix pour ceux qui voyagent pour affaires ou loisir. Ce charmant hôtel, récemment sous un nouveau management, a rénové ses chambres et salles de conférence. En plus l’hôtel dispose d’un personnel d’une sympathie incroyable, un centre de remise en forme moderne et l’internet à haut débit.

Explore: Enjoy an afternoon outside at the Kunduchi Wet‘n’ Wild waterpark, the largest in the region, located beside the Kunduchi Beach Hotel. Go down the 22 water slides, dance at the rain dance stage, zoom around on go-karts, go for a swim, play in the kids’ area, and eat at one of the five restaurants and bars.

Explorez: Au parc aquatique de la région KunduchiWet’n’Wildun après-midi à côté de l’Hôtel Kunduchi Beach. Laissez-vous aller sur les 22 glissades d’eau, dansez sur la piste de pluie, roulez à toute vitesse dans un kart, nager, jouez dans la section des enfants puis régalez-vous dans l’un des cinq restaurants et bars.

Eat: At Youpwe, small restaurants by the sea side offer fresh fish caught right before your eyes! A selection is presented to you as soon as it’s out of the water and there is no doubt you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Mangez: Au Youpwe ,les petits restaurants jonchées sur la mer vous offres des poissons frais péchés devant vous ! vous aurez un embarras de choix , parce qu’on vous les présente directement et vous choisirez les quels vous voulez déguster.

Sleep: The Starland Hôtel is a newly constructed four star hotel in the Bonapriso neighbourhood near the flower market. A self-serve continental breakfast is on offer and has a wide range of delicious food. The hotel is equipped with the usual suite of services you’d expect from high end accommodation. A swimming pool offers the chance to relax and escape the heat. The hotel is equipped with Wi-Fi and a magnetic key card gives you access to the lift as well as for the electricity in your room. Enjoy the air conditioning because as soon as you step out of the hotel, you will be met by the oppressive heat of Douala.

Logez: Au Starland Hôtel nouvellement construit ,un Hôtel quatre étoiles situé dans le quartier de Bonapriso près du marché aux fleurs. Petit-déjeuner continental en buffet libre-service avec un vaste choix de qualité. Belles parties communes avec le panel de services classiques des grands hôtel,vous y retrouverez aussi une piscine agréable. L’hotel est equipee d’un Wifi. La carte magnétique vous donne accès aux ascenseurs et pilotant l’électricité des chambres. Profitez à fond de la climatisation parce que quand vous en sortez ,la chaleure etouffante de Douala vous embrasse à bras le corps.

Explore: The coastline is Douala’s number one asset and 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’. One stop you must see before leaving is the flower market in Bonapriso.

Explorez: Sur le plan touristique,la region du littoral possède plusieurs atout, la zone côtière. Visitez les palais à Akwa et bonanjo, le musée maritime à Bonanjo, le centre artisanal à Akwa, l’Eglise du centenaire, la Cathedrale, le comptoir colonial de bonanjo.. Ne terminez pas votre visite sans passer par le marché aux fleurs a Bonapriso.


Kamembe

Libreville

Eat: You simply can’t go past the Émeraude Kivu Resort. Enjoy local and international cuisine on the terrace as you take in spectacular views of Lake Kivu and the hills of eastern Congo. The expansive menu includes the local favourite Isambaza (fish), salads, pizza, pasta and a well stocked bar. The signature fresh juice made from local produce is without a doubt the best in town.

Mangez: Il est impossible de faire l’impasse sur l’Émeraude Kivu Resort. Dégustez une cuisine à la fois locale et internationale en profitant d’une vue spectaculaire sur le lac Kivu et le Congo. La carte offre un choix large entre le plat régional, les Isambaza (petits poissons ), les salades, pizza, pâtes et un bar fourni. Le jus de fruit frais fait maison est sans aucun doute le meilleur de la région.

Eat: L’Odika in Libreville’s Louis Quarter mixes local Gabonese flavours with Creole and offers a good selection of vegetarian dishes. Enjoy your meal on the outdoor terrace where reservations are recommended. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner every day except Tuesday, and also offers takeaway and catering services.

Sleep: As soon as you arrive at Émeraude Kivu Resort you know you’re somewhere special. The hotel and restaurant are beautifully appointed with both luxury rooms and tents on offer. The hotel is the newest in Kamembe and conveniently located on a quiet peninsula only 15 minutes from the airport. Wake up to stunning views from your private balcony and stay connected with WiFi throughout the hotel.

Logez: En arrivant à l’Émeraude Kivu Resort, on sait que l’on entre dans un lieu hors du commun. L’hôtel et le restaurant sont aménagés avec goût. Le Resort dispose à la fois de chambres de standing et de tentes. L’hôtel est le plus récent de Kamembe, situé sur un presqu’île paisible à seulement 15 minutes de l’aéroport. Réveillez-vous sur une vue imprenable de votre balcon et restez connecté grâce au service WiFi.

Sleep: 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. The rooms are clean and comfortable, the hotel restaurant and bar serve excellent meals, and guests are often treated to live jazz music.

Explore: Kamembe is a town full of history, serving as a colonial outpost until independence. Many administrative buildings still stand today and are worth discovering. A boat ride is the best way to explore the lake without getting your feet wet. Tracks of untouched forest line the water’s edge and are home to magnificent bird life. Take a late afternoon trip to catch the best sunset in Rwanda.

Explorez: Kamembe est une ville à l’histoire riche. Elle servit d’avant-poste colonial avant l’indépendance. La plupart des bâtiments de cette époque sont toujours présent et valent un coup d’oeil. Une balade en bateau est la meilleure manière de découvrir le lac sans se mouiller. Une forêt touffue tombant dans le lac abrite de magnifiques oiseaux. Faites un tour en fin de journée pour profiter d’un des plus beaux coucher de soleil du Rwanda.

Relax: Take a boat or jet ski from Libreville to Pointe-Denis beach on the peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and Gabon Estuary. Spend the weekend at one of the beach hotels where you can explore the shore, take a trip into the jungle, and see the endangered leatherback sea turtle.

Mangez: Al’Odika situé dans le Quartier Louis de Libreville, sa cuisine mêle les saveurs gabonaises aux saveurs créoles et offre une bonne variété de plats végétariens. Profitez de votre repas sur la terrasse en plein air où il est recommandé de faire une réservation. Le restaurant est ouvert pour le déjeuner et le dîner tous les jours sauf le mardi. Il suggère également des plats à emporter et un service traiteur haut de gamme. Logez: A la Résidence Hôtelière du Phare pour un séjour de détente dans une charmante boutique hôtel à la plage où le son des vagues berce votre sommeil. Les chambres sont propres et confortables. Le restaurant et le bar de l’hôtel servent d’excellents repas et vous offre en supplément de la musique jazz pour rendre le séjour plus agréable. Explorez: Prenez un bateau ou un jet ski de Libreville à la plage de Pointe-Denis à la péninsule entre l’océan Atlantique et l’estuaire du Gabon. Passez le week-end dans l’un des hôtels sur la plage pour explorer la côte puis rendez-vous dans la jungle et plus tard visitez la tortue luth de mer en voie de disparition.


Mombasa

Nairobi

Eat: For a delicious meal of fresh seafood, visit the unbeatable Jumba Ruins Monsoons, located north of Mombasa near the Jumba ruins. Described as a “little oasis of paradise,” Monsoons offers a superb selection of seafood, meat, and vegetarian dishes with accompanying wine suggestions. Try the highly recommended seafood platter for two and garlic octopus.

Mangez: Chez l’imbattable Jumba Ruins Monsoons au nord de Mombasa près des ruines de Jumba pour un repas délicieux au fruits de mer. Connu comme un «petit oasis de paradis», Monsoons offre une superbe variété de fruits de mer, viandes et plats végétariens avec des suggestions de vins d’accompagnement. Essayez le plateau de fruits de mer recommandé pour deux et le poulpe à ail.

Sleep: The ship-themed Voyager Beach Resort north of Mombasa is a beautiful beach getaway. The all-inclusive resort is ideal for families, has three swimming pools (one that is adults-only), and a range of water sports. The friendly staff is happy to organise excursions to local attractions and provide supervised programs for children.

Logez: Dans le navire nommé Voyager Beach Resort au nord de Mombasa pour une escapade inoubliable sur la mer. Idéal pour les familles, il dispose de trois piscines, dont une est réservée aux adultes, et une variété de sports nautiques. Le personnel charmant sera ravi d’organiser des excursions vers les attractions locales et s’occuperont des 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, Fort Jesus is open daily from 8:00am – 6:00pm. Knowledgeable guides lead tours through the fort and its archaeological exhibits, and there is also an excellent sound and light show.

Explorez: Le Fort Jesus à l’entrée du port pour un aperçu de l’histoire. Construit par les Portugais en 1593 et actuellement un musée national, le Fort Jesus est ouvert tous les jours de 08h00 à18h00. Les guides expérimentés vous conduiront à travers le fort, ses expositions archéologiques et visuelles sous une lumière et des sons magnifiques.

Eat: For an unforgettable meal of fresh fish and seafood visit Tamarind Nairobi located in the National Bank Building. Although expensive, the service is excellent and a lot of care and attention is put into the details. The seafood is flown in daily from the coast and a wide selection of meat dishes is available as well. Sleep: The luxurious five-star Nairobi Serena Hotel is a peaceful retreat in the bustling city centre. Relax by the heated pool, in the beautiful hotel gardens, or in the spacious rooms and executive suites. The Nairobi Serena offers live nightly music, a delicious breakfast buffet, excellent à la carte restaurant, health club and spa, conference centre, and welcoming staff. Explore: Visit Nairobi National Park, the only protected area close to a capital city. The beautiful savannah full of impressive wildlife, including the endangered black rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, elephant, giraffe, and 400 bird species, is located 7km from the city centre. Enjoy a picnic in the park, the Nairobi Safari Walk, and the Animal Orphanage.

Mangez :Au Tamarind Nairobi situé dans le bâtiment de la Banque Nationale pour un plat inoubliable de poisson frais et fruits de mer. Les coûts sont un peu élevés mais le service est excellent avec beaucoup d’attention aux détails. Les fruits de mer sont frais et sont fournis chaque jour en provenance de la côte. Un grand choix de plats de viande est également disponible. Logez : Au somptueux Nairobi Serena Hotel à cinq étoiles. Cet hôtel est une retraite paisible au centre-ville vivement animé. Détendez-vous dans une piscine tiède, dans les jardins magnifiques de l’hôtel ou dans les chambres spacieuses et suites de haut standing. Le Nairobi Serena offre de la musique live tous les soirs, un délicieux petit déjeuner buffet, un excellent service restaurant à la carte, un club de remise en forme et spa, une salle de conférence et un personnel très accueillant. Explorez : Le Parc National de Nairobi, le seul endroit protégé à proximité de la capitale. La belle savane située à 7 km du centre-ville est pleine de faune impressionnante y compris les rhinocéros noirs en voie de disparition, les lions, les léopards, les guépards, les hyènes, les éléphants, la girafe et 400 espèces d’oiseaux. Profitez d’un pique-nique dans le parc, du Nairobi Safari Walk et de l’orphelinat animalier.


MOVIES

Man from U.N.C.L.E

X-MEN Origins: Wolverine

500 Days of Summer

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Fantastic Four (2015)

500 Days of Summer

Director: Guy Ritchie Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander 117min | Action |PG-13 | 2015

Director: Josh Trank Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell 100min | Action | PG-13 | 2015

Director: Marc Webb Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, Geoffrey Arend 94min | Romance | PG-13 | 2009

CIA and KGB agents fight a mysterious enemy.

Four friends find themselves altered in shocking ways.

Tom falls for Summer, who doesn’t believe in love.

Paper Towns

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

The Descendants

Director: Gavin Hood Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds 104min | Action | PG-13 | 2009

Director: Alexander Payne George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller 115min | Drama | R | 2011

A look at Wolverine’s early life.

A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters.

Director: Jake Schreier Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Austin Abrams 109 | Drama | PG-13 | 2015 A coming-of-age story centring on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbour Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears--leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

The Lego Movie Director: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell 101min| Comedy | PG | 2014 A LEGO mini figure goes on an epic quest.

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke 106min | Comedy | PG-13 | 2015

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Greg’s life changes when he befriends a

A group of misfits fight to save their beloved local gym.

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Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber 91min | Comedy | PG-13 | 2004

The Time Traveler’s Wife Director: Robert Schwentke Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana, Arliss Howard 107min | Romance | PG-13 | 2009 Henry is a time traveler, cursed with a rare genetic anomaly that causes him to live his life on a shifting timeline with no control. Despite the fact that Henry’s travels force them apart with no warning, Clare desperately tries to build a life with her one true love.


SHOWS The Middle - The Award 30min | Comedy

Spongebob Squarepants - Always Greener 30min | Kids

Mike is reluctant to accept an award from the quarry, Sue has a plan to meet new people at her school, Axl tries to uncover the identity of a mystery girl who left a phone message, and Brick gets a new hand-me-down suit.

Spongeguard on Duty. Plankton invents a device that allows him to switch lives with Mr. Krabs. SpongeBob wants to become a lifeguard.

The Middle-The Award

Spongebob Squarepants

The Mysteries of Laura - Pilot 60min | Drama

Scooby Doo Mystery Inc - The Dreamweaver 30 Min | Kids

Laura Diamond is a hotshot NYPD detective who balances her Columbo-esque day job with a crazy family life. She is asked to go to the home of a computer mogul as death threats have been received.

As the gang sets out to solve the mystery of the Dreamweaver, who is causing citizens to destroy the things they love the most, Fred gets a visit from his real parents.

The Mysteries of Laura

Scooby Doo Mystery Inc

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GLOBAL SOUNDS

Stereophonics Keep the Village Alive The album debuted at #1 in the UK Albums Chart. This deluxe edition includes six bonus tracks. The ninth studio album by the Welsh indie rock band features the single ‘C’est La Vie’. Max Richter Sleep From SLEEP’ is actually intended to send the listener into a dream state. A 1 hour version of Richter’s digital eight hour exploration of music, consciousness and human connectivity.

Julia Holter Have You In My Wilderness Recorded in her hometown over the last year and crafted with Grammy-winning producer and engineer Cole Greif-Neill. The fourth full length album by Los Angeles artist Julia Holter, and her most intimate album yet.

Baptiste Trotignon & Nicholas Angelich Different Spaces The love story between the independent label Naïve and Baptiste Trotignon continues with an unexpected project that reflects the pianists deep involvement in all sorts of music.

Rhodes Wishes A brooding and melancholic collection of selfwritten songs, Rhodes’ debut album is refreshing in its stripped back beauty, with Rhodes’ haunting and unique vocals taking centre stage. A brooding and melancholic collection of selfwritten songs, the album is refreshing in its stripped back beauty.

Amadou Balake In Conclusion In Conclusion’ was Balaké’s final recording, on which he revisited 11 of his favourite songs backed by a stunning eight-piece band of young Burkinabé musicians.

Farao Till It’s All Fogotten In Farao’s debut album she makes enchanting pop music, tinged with celestial electronics and earthen orchestration. The now London-based Farao’s songs bear a vibrant surface beauty. Ben Folds So There In Ben Folds’ latest album he embraces strings and chamber music yet still maintains a passion for his love of pop. ‘So There’ consists of eight chamber pop songs with they Music Ensemble.

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RwandAir Radio

RADIO SKYDREAM

World Genre Sit back and enjoy a collection of Inspiring sounds from around the world. This channel features artists such as: Red Velvet, Saran and Wal Santana. Easy Listening Enjoy the feel good sounds of the Easy Listening channel. Featuring great tracks from artists such as The Overtones, Tom Jones and All Angels. Contemporary Tune in to a collection of contemporary tracks from various artists. Including Jill Scott, Incognito and Terri Walker. International Featuring the biggest hits of the moment, this collection is specially selected to get you singing along! With tracks from the likes of Stereophonics, Foals and Mumford and Sons.

Oldies Take a trip back in time with this selection of golden oldies! Featured artists include: The Miracles, The Temptations and Smokey Robinson. Classical & Opera If classical music is more your cup of tea, be sure to check out the classical channel. Featured artists include Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Simon Rattle Radio SkyDream Radio SkyDream is guaranteed to cater for all musical tastes. Sit back and enjoy the smooth sounds of RwandAirâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite artists.

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Entebbe Just 40km from Uganda’s capital, Kampala, Entebbe’s position on the shores of Lake Victoria makes it a popular destination in its own right. Entebbe has hotels with spectacular lake views, restaurants, bars and colourful markets - what more could you need?

Libreville

Brazzaville

Libreville is the capital and largest city of Gabon. The city is a port on the Komo River, near the Gulf of Guinea, and a trade centre for a timber region. Its population is less than 1 million. Libreville features a tropical monsoon climate with a lengthy wet season and a short dry season. Libreville’s wet season spans about nine months, with a heavy amount of rain falling during these months.

The capital of Republic of the Congo, not to be confused with neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Kigali

Libreville

Days

Flight No.

Tue, Fri, Sun

Libreville

WB212

Kigali

Days

Kigali

Entebbe

Days

Flight No.

Mon, Wed, Sat Flight No.

Libreville

WB 450

Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat,Sun

WB 452

Days

Wed, Fri

WB 434

Tue, Fri, Sun

Mon, Tue

WB 422

Daily

WB 420

Kigali

Days

Douala

Flight No.

Mon, Wed, Sat Flight No.

Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun

WB 425

Mon, Tue, Thur

WB 433

Mon, Tue

WB 423

Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun

WB 453

Wed, Fri

WB 435

Daily

WB 460

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WB 212

Libreville

Days

Kigali

Brazzaville

Days

Flight No.

Mon, Wed, Sat

Brazzaville

WB 213

Kigali Flight No.

Tue, Thur, Sun

WB 211

Douala

Days

Flight No.

Mon, Wed, Sat

Douala Flight No.

WB 210

Days

Brazzaville

Douala

Daily

Entebbe

WB 213

Brazzaville is located on the Congo River and the country stretches all the way to a small Atlantic coastline. The country is home to over 100,000 Western Lowland Gorillas and also home to the Livingstone Falls.

WB 210

Brazzaville

Days Tue, Thur, Sun

Flight No. WB 211


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Johannesburg

Bujumbura

Five hours from Kigali, Johannesburg is a long way, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth it! All you could desire - at your fingertips.

Bujumbura is the capital of Burundi. The city is located on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. A highlight is the Bora Bora resort.

Nearby attractions include the Johannesburg Lions Park, situated about 45 minutes away from Johannesburg a must see for all ages.

Kigali

Johannesburg

Days

Flight No.

Mon,Tue, Thur, Sat

WB 102

Kigali

Bujumbura

Days

Flight No.

Wed, Fri, Sat

WB 480

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat

WB 482

Bujumbura

Kigali

Days Johannesburg

Kigali

Days

Flight No.

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun Kigali

Johannesburg Days Tue, Thur, Sat

WB 481

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat

WB 483

Nairobi Flight No.

Wed, Fri, Sun

Wed, Fri, Sat

WB 103

Johannesburg via Lusaka

Days

Flight No.

WB 100

Kigali via Lusaka

A scenic dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drive from the Masai Mara National Park, Nairobi is a bustling city teeming with life. Modern hotels, outstanding restaurants and topnotch shops combined with traditional markets and world-class safaris.

Flight No. WB 101

Kigali

Nairobi

Days

Flight No.

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat

WB 402

Daily

WB 460

Nairobi Days

Kigali Flight No.

Daily

WB 450

Daily

WB 403

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Kilimanjaro

Mombasa

The gateway to Tanzaniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s incredible wildlife heritage, Kilimanjaro International Airport serves the cities of Arusha and Moshi, and the international tourism industry based on Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti National Park.

Lusaka

Kigali

Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia. One of the fastest-developing cities in Southern Africa, Lusaka is located in the southern part of the central plateau at an elevation of about 1,279 metres (4,195 feet). Lusaka is the centre of both commerce and government in Zambia and connects to the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four main highways heading north, south, east and west.

Kigali

Lusaka

Days

Flight No.

Mon, Wed, Sun

WB 104

Wed, Fri

WB 100

Lusaka

Kigali

Days

Flight No.

Mon, Wed, Sun

WB 105

Tue, Thur, Sat

WB 101

Lusaka

Johannesburg

Days

Flight No.

Wed, Fri, Sun

Johannesburg Days Tue, Thu, Sat

WB 100

Lusaka Flight No. WB 101

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Flight No.

Wed, Fri, Sun

Kilimanjaro Days Wed, Fri, Sun

Mombasa

Dubai

Days

Kilimanjaro

Days

Mombasa is the second-largest city in Kenya. Lying next to the Indian Ocean, it has a major port. The city also serves as the centre of the coastal tourism industry

WB 444

Flight No.

Tue, Thur, Sat

Dubai

Mombasa

Days

Kigali Flight No. WB 445

WB 302

Wed, Fri, Sun

Flight No. WB 303


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Dubai

Mombasa

Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is located south of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and has the largest population with the second-largest land territory by area of all the emirates, after Abu Dhabi.

Mombasa is the second-largest city in Kenya. Lying next to the Indian Ocean, it has a major port. The city also serves as the centre of the coastal tourism industry.

Kigali

Dubai

Days

Flight No.

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

Dubai

Kigali

Days

Flight No.

Mon, Tue, Thur, Sat

Kigali

WB 301

Dubai (via Mombasa)

Days

Mombasa

Days

Mombasa Days Wed, Fri, Sun

Kigali Flight No.

WB 302

Tue, Thur, Sat

Accra is the capital of the West African country of Ghana. Located on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea, and with a metro area population of more than 4.3 million.

Kigali

Accra

Days Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun

Accra Flight No.

WB 303

Flight No.

WB 200

Kigali

Days Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun

Flight No.

WB 201

Flight No.

Tue, Thur, Sat

Dubai

WB 300

Kigali

Accra

WB 302

Kigali (via Mombasa)

Days Wed, Fri, Sun

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Dar es Salaam

Lagos

Formerly Mzizima, it is the largest city in Tanzania. It is also the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s richest city and a regionally important economic centre. Dar es Salaam is actually an administrative province within Tanzania, and consists of three local government areas or administrative districts

Lagos is a port and the most populous conurbation in Nigeria. With a population of 7,937,932, it is currently the third most populous city in Africa after Cairo and Kinshasa

Kigali

Flight No.

Mon, Tue, Wed, Sun

WB 446

Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun

WB 442

Dar es Salaam Days

Lagos

Days

Dar es Salaam

Days

Kigali

Flight No.

Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun

Lagos

Kigali

Days Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun

Kigali Flight No.

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur

WB 447

Wed, Fri

WB 443

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Douala

Nairobi

Juba

Douala is the largest city in Cameroon, the capital of Cameroon’s Littoral Region and the richest city in the whole CEMAC region of six countries.

A scenic day’s drive from the Masai Mara National Park, Nairobi is a bustling city teeming with life. Modern hotels, outstanding restaurants and topnotch shops combined with traditional markets and world-class safaris.

Juba is the capital and largest city of the Republic of South Sudan. It also serves as the capital of Central Equatoria, one of the ten states of South Sudan. The city is situated on the White Nile and functions as the seat and metropolis of Juba County.

Kigali

Douala (via Libreville)

Days

Flight No.

Tue, Fri, Sun

Douala

Kigali

Days

Flight No.

Mon, Wed, Sat

Kigali

WB 213

Douala (via Brazzaville)

Days

Flight No.

Mon, Wed, Sat

Douala

WB 212

WB 210

Tue, Thur, Sun

Nairobi (via Entebbe)

Kigali

Days

Flight No.

Daily

WB 450

Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun

WB 452

Nairobi

Kigali (via Entebbe) Flight No.

Daily

WB 460

Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun

WB 453

Flight No.

Days

Flight No.

WB 211

Daily

WB 460

Flight No.

Daily

Entebbe

WB 450

Juba

WB 434

Kigali Flight No.

Wed, Fri

WB 435

Mon, Tue, Thur

WB 433

Entebbe

Juba Flight No.

Mon, Tue, Thur

WB 432

Wed, Fri

WB 434

Entebbe

Days

Flight No.

Mon, Tue, Thur

WB 433

Wed, Fri

WB 435

Nairobi

Days

Flight No.

Daily

WB 450

Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun

WB 452

Nairobi

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Wed, Fri

Juba

Kigali (via Nairobi)

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Entebbe (via Nairobi)

Entebbe

Juba (via Entebbe)

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Kigali

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Kigali

Entebbe

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WB 460

Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun

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#YiteNawe

Public helps to name two new RwandAir A330 aircraft

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s part of the competition, members of the public were given the chance to name the two planes by suggesting names in the national language Kinyarwanda that represent Rwandan values and the country’s tourism potential. The competition saw amazing public engagement, with close to 1,000 messages received through social media in the form of written and video posts, text messages and emails. The entries provided RwandAir with a wide variety of names. On October 10, the competition ended with a live draw on Rwanda Television during which RTV presenter Anita Pendo hosted, among other guests, RwandAir’s Deputy CEO & COO Jean Paul Nyirubutama, Miss Rwanda 2015 Doriane Kundwa, and the award winning Rwandan artist King James.

The names Ubumwe and Umurage will be painted on the sides of the aircraft.

The A330-200 will be called Ubumwe, which means "Unity". This name represents Rwanda’s vision to be one nation working together for a brighter future. The A330-300 will be called Umurage, meaning "Legacy". This name represents RwandAir’s desire to share the gift of Rwanda’s warm hospitality and culture across its fast growing network of destinations. The names Ubumwe and Umurage will be painted on the sides of the aircraft. RwandAir greatly appreciates all the participants and warmly congratulates the winners, Thierry Hakizimfura and Therese Ayinkamiye, who were rewarded with an all inclusive weekend getaway to Mombasa. The airline plans to name the rest of the fleet with names that express the pride we have in our country’s traditions, values, tourism, and achievements.


Cargo Destinations Map Canada Britain

Russia

Netherlands Germany Belgium Turkey

North Korea

United State of America

South Korea

Iraq Afganistan Egypt Mumbai

India Accra

Juba

Lagos Libreville Brazzaville

Entebbe Nairobi Kamembe Kigali BujumburaKilimanjaro Mombasa Dar es Salaam

Thailand

Sri Lanka

Lusaka

Johannesburg

Countries and Cities IRAQ: Erbil, Baghdad, Suaymaniah, Basra, Balad, Al Asad, Al Taqaddum, Kirkul, Mosul, Talil, Tikrit AFGHANSTAN: Bagram, Kandahar, Kabul, Camp Bastion SOUTH KOREA: Seoul GERMANY: Frankfurt, Hamburg, Copenhagen EGYPT: Cairo RUSSIA: Moscow BRITAIN: London Contacts (+250) 788177000 (24 hour Service) info@rwandair.com

THAILAND: Bangkok SRI LANKA: Colombo NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam INDIA: Kochi, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore TURKEY: Istanbul BELGIUM: Brussels CANADA: Toronto USA: New York


Diplomats from the United Kingdom, France and Germany Embassies attending the signing ceremony.

Hadi Akoum, Airbus Vice President, Africa and Indian Ocean Sales delivering a presentation.

RwandAir CEO John Mirenge speaking at the ceremony.

The Gakondo group entertaining guests at the ceremony.

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TH

47 AFRAA ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY

RwandAir Chairman of the Board, Girma Wake and Senior Manager Promotions & Distributions Patrick Manzi represented the airline in Brazzaville (Congo) at the 47th edition of the African airlines Association (AFRAA) Annual General Assembly.

IATA event

RwandAir Deputy CEO/COO Jean-Paul Nyirubutama receiving the Rwanda Aviation Authority safety policy from the Rwadan Civil Aviation Authority Director General, Col. Silas Udahemuka.

VIP guests including representatives of IATA, RwandAir, Rwanda Civil Aviation, Rwanda Development Board showcasing an IATA executive summary report.

Travel agencies and other stakeholders attending the IATA event.

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MUHABURA IN ACTION

RwandAir sponsored Team Muhabura during the 7th edition of the Tour of Rwanda.

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HONOURING RWANDAIR’S EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR Dear readers, At the end of each year, we take time to recognise the entire RwandAir team for their outstanding work over the last twelve months. It is always a pleasure to highlight their achievements and commend them for a job well done. There are, however, a few team members who have gone above and beyond to serve the company and our customers. They are our Employees of the Year and it gives me great pleasure to introduce them to you. I would like to congratulate them and encourage them to continue striving for greatness in all they do. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the team for their commitment to excellence and I look forward to a fantastic 2016 together.

Jean Paul Nyirubutama RwandAir Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operations Officer

Evode Rwangarinde Treasury Manager

Olivia Dukuzi Ntambara Customer Relations Supervisor

When did you join the RwandAir team and what was your first position?

When did you join the RwandAir team and what was your first position?

I joined the RwandAir family in March 2008 and my first position was as a finance officer.

I joined RwandAir in October 2012 as a customer relations officer.

What do you enjoy most about working with RwandAir?

What do you enjoy most about working with RwandAir?

What I love most about my job is the sense of family around our workplace. I enjoy seeing and giving a hand to the financial aspect of things. The treasury work is hard no doubt, but our company truly values people on all levels, making the hardest days just as great.

What is your favourite RwandAir destination and why?

My favourite RwandAir destination is Dubai. It has so many good places I’ve never seen anywhere else like the desert, good infrastructure and the tallest building in the world!

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I enjoy the fact that opportunities are created in the organisation to enhance the growth of its employees and so there are opportunities to acquire different skills. My day-to-day duties are challenging, however I receive support from management and my colleagues, which gives me the feeling of belonging. It’s initiatives such as this appreciation that make me enjoy working at RwandAir.

What is your favourite RwandAir destination and why?

My favourite RwandAir destination would have to be Dubai. This destination has so much to offer our passengers. Be it business or pleasure, Dubai has it. Visas are not complicated to get and it generates good revenue for RwandAir – therefore both passengers and the company benefit from this destination.


Jane Muvunyi Corporate Librarian When did you join the RwandAir team?

I joined the RwandAir team in May 2013.

What do you enjoy most about working with RwandAir?

I enjoy the good management team, teamwork among the staff, the good uniform and the trainings that are provided. I also really appreciate the positive feedback we receive from RwandAir customers and working in an industry that is growing quickly.

What is your favourite RwandAir destination and why?

My favourite destination is Dubai because it is a long flight with good hospitality, many passengers and a professional crew.

Jimmy Mitali Station Manager and Security Officer in Lagos, Nigeria When did you join the RwandAir team and what was your first position?

I joined RwandAir in May 2012 as the station manager and security officer for RwandAir in Lagos.

What do you enjoy most about working with RwandAir?

As a Rwandan citizen and a graduate of the hospitality industry, it has always been my wish for my country to develop through tourism. By facilitating tourism and investment, RwandAir is playing a vital role in the development of my country. It gives me great pleasure to be part of the RwandAir team supporting this growth.

What is your favourite RwandAir destination and why?

Francois Ntaganira Crew Lounge Caretaker When did you join the RwandAir team and what was your first position? I joined the company in October 2010 as a cleaner.

What do you enjoy most about working with RwandAir?

Of the many things that I enjoy, I would say that the strategic aspects of my job most energise me. I liked setting concrete performance goals for myself and finding ways to meet them.

What is your favourite RwandAir destination and why?

I like Dubai because it's a nice city with commercial complexity. In addition to that, it has many passengers, which makes the destination more profitable.

The destination I considered as my favourite is Mombasa because it is a touristic destination with beaches, white sand, different nationalities with multi-cultural differences, making it a unique place to visit.

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HONOURING RWANDAIRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR

Victor Ntayomba Line Maintenance Manager

Lawrence Mugisha Outstations Coordinator

Rogers Kazora Security Agent

When did you join the RwandAir team and what was your first position?

When did you join RwandAir and what was your first position?

When did you join RwandAir and what was your first position?

I joined the RwandAir family in 2010. At that time I was working as an aircraft engineer on both the Boeing 737-500 and CRJ 200 aircraft. I am now a licensed and qualified engineer on the Boeing 737NG.

What do you enjoy most about working with RwandAir?

I personally enjoy how my national carrier has grown up in terms of equipment and the qualification of its personnel. This has meant our company has broken the record of being the fastest growing aviation company in Africa. I am proud to be among the people who contribute to building the company to this level.

What is your favourite RwandAir destination and why?

My favourite RwandAir destination is Dubai because of the good number of passengers we have on the daily flight and this results in positive revenue for the company.

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I joined the airline in 2012 as a customer service agent.

What do you enjoy most about working with RwandAir?

I enjoy the networking opportunities that come with my position, not to mention the role my work plays in my growth both my professionally and personally.

What is your favourite destination and why?

This is most definitely Johannesburg simply because it is on the list of destinations that I would love to visit in order to enjoy the rich culture and a history that dates back centuries when Africa was ruled by kings and emperors.

I joined RwandAir in 2012 as an aircraft loader.

What do you enjoy most about working with RwandAir?

What I enjoy the most about working with RwandAir is the team spirit and the sense of family.

What is your favourite destination and why?

For me itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dubai. We have a lot of passengers for the destination, which brings more revenue for the company.


Antoinette Mutesi Baggage Services Manager When did you join RwandAir and what was your first position?

I joined RwandAir in May 2004 as a customer care agent.

What do you enjoy most about working with RwandAir?

I enjoy working with RwandAir because each day I’m faced with new challenges and situations, which really help me to stay focused and interested!

What is your favourite destination and why?

“We believe our employees are an investment in our future”

My favourite RwandAir destination is Dubai. I haven’t been there but I know the UAE is the world’s best shopping country.

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RwandAir supports the Rwanda Cycling Federation and sponsors Team Muhabura for the Tour of Rwanda RwandAir and the Rwanda Cycling Federation have signed a partnership agreement in support of cycling in Rwanda and the country’s professional cyclists.

For the second year, the airline will support the federation by providing air transportation services to organisers, riders, and their equipment to participate in the various competitions taking place across the 17 routes served by RwandAir. The signing took place just before the start of the 7th edition of the Tour of Rwanda, a 928.4km race that takes riders on a gruelling circuit of Rwanda’s thousand and more hills. As part of the agreement with the federation, Team Muhabura, one of the teams representing Rwanda, will proudly wear RwandAir branded jerseys. The “Union Cycliste Internationale” (UCI) rated race has become one of the country’s major sporting events and one of the most important African competitions on the cycling calendar. “RwandAir is proud to be associated with the Rwanda Cycling Federation and commends the achievements made in developing cycling

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and making Rwanda famous,” said Jean Paul Nyirubutama, RwandAir’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operations Officer. “We are pleased with this renewed partnership and grateful for the national carrier’s support. Our participation in various international competitions has helped us to achieve great milestones which improved our UCI Africa Tour rankings and could lead to Olympic qualifications,” said Aimable Bayingana, Rwanda Cycling Federation Chairman. This year’s race will be a chance for sport fans to see famous riders from Africa, America, and Europe in action competing across the country. As one of the fastest growing airlines on the continent, RwandAir takes great pride in supporting various Rwandan and African sporting initiatives as part of our corporate social responsibility programme touching all the 14 countries served by the airline.


New Faces New Voices Launches in Rwanda

This year RwandAir supported the launch of the New Faces New Voices chapter in Rwanda by flying in two of their key speakers to the augural meeting. First Lady Jeannette Kagame, together with former South African First Lady Graça Machel, spearheaded the initiative. New Faces New Voices is a Pan-African advocacy group that focuses on expanding the role and influence of women in the financial sector. It was founded by Graça Machel in 2010. New Faces New Voices Rwanda proudly works under the patronage of First Lady Jeannette Kagame. Its mission is to serve members and women by increasing their access to finance directly and through new investment initiatives, including a US $16-20 million women investment fund that will be mobilised and closed by end 2016. The vision of New Faces New Voices is a Rwanda where women co-create their full financial inclusion and reach their true economic potential. Speaking at the event, First Lady Jeanette Kagame said, “If there is one lesson we have learned from the abysmal

Genocide that shattered the very core of our country and our being, it is that exclusion and discrimination benefit absolutely no one. Rwanda’s policy and commitment towards financial inclusion and entrepreneurship is not by accident but by design.” Membership to the organisation is open and its programmes target all Rwandan women including those in businesses, cooperatives or in professional life as employees. New Faces New Voices is working to create synergies to lift one million of Rwandans out of poverty over the mid-term while helping its members to grow their assets and wealth along the way. RwandAir was proud to support the launch of New Faces New Voices country chapter. As an airline dedicated to gender equality and empowerment, RwandAir is investing in women so they can develop skills and experience. We are very proud of our female crew, pilots, engineers and support staff and are happy to add financial inclusion to the list of areas where we support women.

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RWANDAIR DREAMMILES LAUNCHES GLOBAL TRAVEL WALLET RwandAir DreamMiles Loyalty Program adds a reloadable Visa Prepaid Card Feature to its membership cards to facilitate Payments and Currency Exchange on the Go! The new RwandAir DreamMiles VISA GlobalTravelWallet card is a “must have” for anyone coming into Rwanda or travelling out of Rwanda on RwandAir. You can join by enrolling inflight, in-store or online and once you receive it, your travel experience changes forever! This product demonstrates RwandAir’s commitment to rewarding its loyal customers and its willingness to reach out to the wider community.

RwandAir DreamMiles and Card Programs International (CPI), a card programme management and payment product innovation company, have partnered with Visa and Ecobank, the leading Pan African Bank, to launch the new RwandAir DreamMiles VISA GlobalTravelWallet™ card. The card includes a reloadable prepaid Visa account feature that lets travellers earn DreamMiles as they shop at Visa merchants worldwide – a first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa. RwandAir DreamMiles members in Rwanda will begin receiving their new DreamMiles card with GlobalTravelWallet™ in Q4, 2015.


The roll-out of cards to RwandAir DreamMiles members in other countries will take place shortly after. RwandAir DreamMiles members already enjoy industry recognized benefits such as reward miles on every flight, lounge access, extra baggage allowance, guaranteed seating options, priority check-in and boarding, and more. Members can now enjoy items from specially selected merchants online, book hotels at reduced prices, and enjoy customer service from whichever time zone you may travel to 160 | FLY OUR DREAM TO THE HEART OF AFRICA

via www.globaltravelwallet.com. Members will also start to earn and redeem miles with RwandAir partner airlines, and non-airline partners in the near future.

a first in l o ya lt y p r e p a i d p ay m e n t s I N Sub-Saharan Africa.

The new GlobalTravelWallet™ feature adds payment functionality and other member benefits to the RwandAir DreamMiles VISA GlobalTravelWallet™ card. This includes the revolutionary miles to money functionality allowing cardholders to convert their miles to cash using the new UniversalRedemption™

capability from CPI, as well as bonus miles for RwandAir ticket purchases and everyday purchases.

In 2016, RwandAir DreamMiles members will be able to download the GlobalTravelWallet™ mobile application, available for iOS and Android users. Through the app, users can access their account balance and


transaction history, transfer money to other DreamMiles members with an activated GlobalTravelWallet™ account, review where to load options, and report a card lost or stolen. John Mirenge, CEO of RwandAir, said, “The new RwandAir Dream Miles loyalty program provides features and benefits that enhance the value to its members. The new innovative RwandAir DreamMiles VISA GlobalTravelWallet™ card combines the functionality of a reloadable payment card with the benefits of DreamMiles membership in a single piece of plastic, a first in loyalty and travel prepaid payments in Sub-Saharan Africa.” RwandAir DreamMiles partnered with CPI to develop the product and handle management of the program, utilizing CPI’s proprietary prepaid currency platform and global experience pioneering similar products.

“When we partnered with RwandAir, we were confident that we were working with a partner whose mantra is to deliver world class service to its customers, an ethos we firmly believe in and standby” said Segun Oni, Chief Executive Officer, Card Programs International, adding “We have an alignment on the values of meeting our customers’ needs.” The new RwandAir DreamMiles VISA GlobalTravelWallet™ card is issued in collaboration with Ecobank. Mareme Ndiaye, Managing Director of Ecobank Rwanda, said, “This is a highly innovative product and the first of its kind in the region. Ecobank is proud to assist RwandAir in developing a multifunctional card, which vividly demonstrates Ecobank’s ground-breaking product development capabilities.” To learn more about the new RwandAir DreamMiles VISA GlobalTravelWallet™ program, complete list of features and benefits, including terms and conditions, please visit: www.rwandair.com or www.globaltravelwallet.com/rwanda

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Take advantage of our growing network

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Douala

Jubaa

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to G uan g Zh ou

Instanbul

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Lusaka Luanda Lusaka

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Maputo Durban

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In the air Boeing 737-700NG

Bombardier Q-400 NextGen

Seating Capacity: 12 Business Class and 108 Economy Class

Seating Capacity: 7 Business Class and 60 Economy Class

Cargo Capacity: Cubic Meters

27.3m3

Cargo Capacity: Cubic Meters

14.2m3

Overall length: Meters

33.60m

Overall length: Meters

32.83m

Wingspan: Meters

35.79m

Wingspan: Meters

28.42m

Overall Height: Meters

12.50m

Overall Height: Meters

8.40m

Cabin width: Meters

2.20m

Cabin width: Meters

2.03m

Cabin height: Meters

3.50m

Cabin height: Meters

1.95m

Max takeoff weight: Kilograms

64000kgs

Max takeoff weight: Kilograms

29,574kgs

Max cruise speed: Kph

810kph

Max cruise speed: Kph

667kph

High Speed Cruise: Kph

780kph

High Speed Cruise: Kph

646kph

Long Range Cruise speed: Kph

760kph

Long Range Cruise speed: Kph

532kph

Bombardier CRJ-900 NextGen

Boeing 737-800NG

Seating Capacity: 7 Business Class and 68 Economy Class

Seating Capacity: 16 Business Class and 138 Economy Class

Cargo Capacity: Cubic Meters

16.81m3

Cargo Capacity: Cubic Meters

44.0m3

Overall length: Meters

36.37m

Overall length: Meters

39.50m

Wingspan: Meters

24.85m

Wingspan: Meters

35.79m

Overall Height: Meters

7.45m

Overall Height: Meters

12.50m

Cabin width: Meters

2.57m

Cabin width: Meters

2.20m

Cabin height: Meters

1.89m

Cabin height: Meters

3.50m

Max takeoff weight: Kilograms

38,329kgs

Max takeoff weight: Kilograms

79015kgs

Max cruise speed: Kph

901kph

Max cruise speed: Kph

810kph

High Speed Cruise: Kph

901kph

High Speed Cruise: Kph

780kph

Long Range Cruise speed: Kph

836kph

Long Range Cruise speed: Kph

760kph


The United Nations declares unrestricted use of RwandAir by its staff RwandAir is one of the fastest growing airlines in Africa. It operates at international safety standards and its safety record is at the highest level in the industry. It’s with this same spirit that RwandAir pursued the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification and successfully passed the stringent test in 2014. Consequently, RwandAir became a fully certified member of the International Air Transport Association.

“We strive to maintain the highest safety standards by investing in people and the right infrastructure,” said Jean Paul Nyirubutama, RwandAir Deputy CEO and Chief Operations Officer. In October this year, the United Nations commended RwandAir’s safety record and declared the airline safe for official staff travel. “I am pleased to note that after our strong advocacy, underpinned by RwandAir’s excellent safety record, the UN has declared

its unrestricted use by its staff,” said Lamin Manneh, the UN Resident Coordinator in Rwanda. Safety remains the top priority for RwandAir and we will continue to strive to exceed industry best practices. The airline is now undergoing the certification process for the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations, which we expect to complete in June 2016.


Safety & Luggage | all you need to know

Ensuring Your Safe Flight To & From The Heart Of Africa FLIGHT INFO 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 BAGGAGE

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.

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 taxiing, 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.

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

T&T Events is a Rwandan company specialising in the planning and coordination of luxury weddings, conferences and corporate and social events.

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.

Contact T&T at tt.eventsmanagement@gmail.com

or call

+250 788 856 242 to make your next event one to remember.


Contact us KIGALI HEAD-OFFICE Kigali International Airport Main Building (top floor), P.O. Box 7275 Kigali Tel. (+250) 738 177 000 / Fax (+250) 252 503686 Email: info@rwandair.com KIGALI SALES OFFICE Ground Flour, UTC Mall City Center Tel (+250) 738 177 000 Email: reservations@rwandair.com KIGALI AIRPORT SALES (24/7) Kigali International Airport Tel. (+250) 732 154 018 Email: reservations@rwandair.com KAMEMBE Airport Building Kamembe Town Tel. (+250) 788751695 / (+250) 788863012 (+243) 994600962 Email: sales.kamembe@rwandair.com ARUSHA Plot 15 – A area T Swahili St. Tropicana Shop Center (1st Floor) Tel. (+255) 732 978 558 / Fax (+255) 732 978 501 Email: sales.tz@rwandair.com JOHANNESBURG 156 Bram Fischer Drive Randburg Tel (+27) 11 289 8050 Email: sales.johannesburg@rwandair.com O.R. Tambo International Airport Terminal B, 1st floor Tel: (+27) 11 390 2456 / (+27) 11 390 3234 / Fax (+27) 11 390 2457 Email: sales.johannesburg@rwandair.com BRAZZAVILLE Immeuble Ebatha Franck 96, Bis Avenue Charles de Gaulle, Plateau Ville Tel. (+242) 066 465555 / (+242) 066 435555 / (+242) 069 705550 Email: sales.brazzaville@rwandair.com DAR ES SALAAM Viva Towers 2nd Floor, Room 19 Tel. (+255) 022 210 3435 Email: sales.dar@rwandair.com Dar es Salaam Tanzania MOMBASA Moi International Airport P.O. Box 94662 – 80115 Tel. (+254) 736 99 9931 / (+254) 712 99 9931 Email: sales.mombasa@rwandair.com

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LIBREVILLE En face de BICIG, Centre Ville Immeuble Ex-Air Afrique, 1 er etage, BP 734 Libreville Tel. (+241) 017 40511/12 Cel. (+241) 077 97157 Email: sales.libreville@rwandair.com BUJUMBURA 14 Chaussee Prince Louis Rwagasore Jubilee Center Tel. (+257) 222 51850 / (+257) 222 51849 / Fax (+257) 222 54266 Email: sales.bujumbura@rwandair.com KAMPALA Rwenzori Courts, Gr. Floor, Lumumba Avenue Tel. (+256) 414 3448512/2 / Fax (+256) 414 34485 Email: sales.kampala@rwandair.com DUBAI OFFICES Office no.29, Mezzanine floor Al Rais Shopping Centre Al Mankhool St., Burdubai Tel: (+971) 43 555 013 / / Fax: (+971) 43 555 014 Email: sales.dubai@rwandair.com LAGOS UNTL Building 1, Davies Street, Marina Tel. Office (+234) 1-4633124/5/6 Tel. Airport (+234)1-8426588 Email: sales.lagos@rwandair.com DOUALA 6 rue Christian Tobie 1.077, Bonanjo Tel. (+237) 33423586 / (+237) 33423587 (+237) 50645572 Email: sales.douala@rwandair.com ACCRA Sales Office 603 Block 6, Section 019 Ringway Estates Behing Dynasty Chinese Restaurant, Osu-RE Tel. (+233) 302 797 486 / (+233) 540 101 543 Email: sales.accra@rwandair.com LUSAKA Intercontinental Hotel Ground Floor Kenneth Kaunda International Airport Ground Floor. Office : (+260) 968 345 259 / (+260) 963 015 130 Email : sales.lusaka@rwandair.com JUBA Airport Business Centre – Ground Floor Airport Rd, Tong Ping Area Office : +211927010569 / +211954890607 Airport :+211956411523 Email: sales.juba@rwandair.com

NAIROBI International Life House Mezzanine 1, Mama Ngina St. Landlines: (+254) 20 3343870 / 2220918 Mobile phones: (+254) 72 2387863 / (+254) 73 3151386 Airport Office line: (+254) 72 2390669 Email: sales.nairobi@rwandair.com

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5 8 6 3 2 9 1 4 7

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5 6 4 3 1 7 2 8 9

7 8 1 6 2 9 4 3 5

8 5 3 9 7 4 1 2 6

9 7 6 2 3 1 5 4 8

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1 2 8 7 9 3 6 5 4

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4 7 3 9 8 2 5 1 6

Nr. 3

6 7 5 4 8 9 3 1 2

Nr. 4

2 7 8 3 1 9 6 5 4

9 1 3 5 4 6 2 8 7

6 4 5 7 8 2 3 9 1

4 8 1 9 6 7 5 2 3

3 6 2 1 5 4 8 7 9

5 9 7 2 3 8 1 4 6

2 1 9 5 6 8 3 7 4

3 6 5 4 7 1 8 9 2

4 8 7 9 2 3 1 5 6

1 9 3 6 8 5 4 2 7

7 5 2 1 3 4 9 6 8

8 4 6 2 9 7 5 1 3

8 2 4 5 7 9 3 6 1

1 7 3 4 8 6 9 2 5

5 6 9 1 2 3 8 4 7

4 8 2 9 5 7 6 1 3

9 3 6 2 1 4 7 5 8

7 1 5 6 3 8 4 9 2

2 9 8 7 6 5 1 3 4

6 5 7 3 4 1 2 8 9

3 4 1 8 9 2 5 7 6

Nr. 5

6 7 1 8 4 9 2 3 5

5 2 8 3 1 6 7 4 9

9 3 4 7 5 2 6 8 1

7 3 9 8 2 1 4 6 5

Nr. 1

4 1 2 8 5 6 9 7 3

3 9 4 5 7 1 8 6 2

9 7 6 2 3 1 5 4 8

8 5 3 9 7 4 1 2 6

7 8 1 6 2 9 4 3 5

5 6 4 3 1 7 2 8 9

2 3 9 5 4 8 7 6 1

3 9 7 4 6 5 8 1 2

6 4 5 1 8 2 3 9 7

1 2 8 7 9 3 6 5 4

Nr. 2

7 1 2 6 4 8 9 3 5

5 8 6 3 2 9 1 4 7

6 3 8 7 1 5 2 9 4

1 4 5 2 9 6 7 8 3

9 2 7 8 3 4 6 5 1

4 7 3 9 8 2 5 1 6

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8 4 6 2 9 7 5 1 3

9 3 6 2 1 4 7 5 8

7 1 5 6 3 8 4 9 2

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9 2 4 1 3 8 7 5 6

8 5 6 9 4 7 3 1 2

7 1 3 2 6 5 9 4 8

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Complétez les puzzles du Sudoku de telle sorte que chaque rangée, colonne et chaque boîte 3x3 de la grille contienne tous les chiffres de 1 à 9. Commencez par le premier puzzle et montez de niveau!

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Complete the Sudoku puzzles so that every row, column, and 3x3 box in the grid contains each digit from 1-9 inclusive. Start with the first puzzle and work your way up!

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