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Esperance Children’s Aid: Home For Hope In Rwanda - Africa

Esperance Children’s Aid: Home for Hope in Rwanda - Africa In 1994, Rwanda became world famous because of the most effective, efficient genocide of modern history. Between 7 and 9 people were killed every single minute during a period of 90 days. Between 800,000 and 1 million people were killed, not with modern weapons but with machetes and pangas. And in exactly that setting we

History Of Rosamond Carr And The Imbabazi Orphanage In Rwanda

History of Rosamond Carr and The Imbabazi Orphanage in Rwanda In the aftermath of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, at the age of 82, Rosamond Carr (known to her friends as Roz) founded an orphanage on her flower plantation in the foothills of the Virunga volcanoes. The orphanage is called Imbabazi, which means “a place where you will receive all the

Rwanda Environmental Museum - Kibuye

Rwanda Environmental Museum - Kibuye This museum that is being built in Kibuye will be launched this year 2013. It will be the only museum of environment in Africa.This museum will have a Rwandan herbal garden on the top of the double stole building, and will have a variety of exhibitions that will change in given periods, however the first will

Rwanda Natural History Museum-kigali

Rwanda Natural History Museum-Kigali Also known as ‘Kandt House’, it is about 10 km from Kigali International Airport, this Museum is dedicated toDr. Richard Kandt a German doctor and explorer who embarked on an exploration of Rwanda in 1897, searching for the source of the Nile River. The Nature History Museum aims at explaining the richness of Rwanda's Nature. The idea being

Presidential Palace Museum-kanombe/kigali

Presidential Palace Museum-Kanombe/Kigali Located in Kigali  about 2 km from Kigali International Airport, the Palace served as home to Juvenal Habyarimana’s and Pasteur Bizimungu during 1970s till late 1990s. The Presidential Palace Museum is one of the new museums in Kigali. It gives visitors a chance to visit the former state house as well as get an overview of Rwanda’s history,

Rwanda King's Palace Museum-rukari

Rwanda King's Palace Museum-Rukari Based in Nyanza, 88 km south of Kigali Capital City, this was the residence of King Mutara III Rudahingwa and the Royal Palace that was traditionally built. This Palace offers a glimpse into Rwandan traditional seat of their monarchy, it is an impressive museum, restored to its 19th century state and made entirely with traditional materials. Recently

Rwanda Ethnographic Museum

Rwanda Ethnographic Museum Ethnographic Museum is located in Huye, 132 km South of Kigali Capital City, the Ethnographic Museum is one of the six museums that make up the Institute of National Museums of Rwanda. This Museum was built in 1987, and now houses one of Africa's finest ethnographic collections. Its seven galleries display historical, ethnographic, artistic and archaeological artifacts, giving visitors

Bisesero Genocide Memorial Site

Bisesero Genocide Memorial Site Bisesero is set in the hills of the Kibuye in Karongi district capital province of West Rwanda where some 30,000 people were killed. The region around Bisesero has become known for the acts of resistance from Tutsis who tried to organise themselves against the massacre. This was mostly unsuccessful as they were fighting with sticks against well-armed

Genocide In Gatwaro Stadium

Gatwaro Stadium During the violence that erupted in the first weeks of April 1994, thousands of people were displaced from their homes. Government officials directed many to take refuge in places such as schools, churches and stadiums. In previous attacks, these types of locations had been safe shelters. But during the 1994 Genocide, they became extermination centers. Kibuye, a town in the

Sainte Famille Church

Sainte Famille Church Ste. Famille, the Holy Family, is a church located in downtown Kigali, the national capital. It must have seemed like the ideal sanctuary to people whose lives were at risk. And indeed when the violence broke out on 7 April, following the death of President Juvénal Habyarimana, some residents of troubled districts of Kigali fled to the church