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Published on November 19, 2010 No Comment
Holistic approaches key to ending FGM/C

Northeastern Kenya is dominated by ethnic Somalis, who practice infibulation – the removal of the external genitalia before sealing and leaving a small opening for menstrual blood and urine – almost universally. This method makes sex and childbirth particularly difficult.

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Published on October 31, 2010 No Comment

Earlier this year, Peter Erlinder, a professor at William Mitchell College of Law in Minnesota was held for more than a month by Rwandan authorities.

Published on July 10, 2010 No Comment

When Allan Paton penned his novel, “Cry the Beloved Country,” it was hailed for clearly mirroring the racial divide against a downtrodden populace.

Published on July 7, 2010 No Comment

When a report in May revealed that the Ugandan government was concerned about reports that, the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) were reorganizing in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), there was ample reason for skepticism.

Published on March 11, 2010 No Comment
Poll puts Rwanda under scrutiny

Rwanda’s upcoming presidential elections has cast a spotlight on its democratic credentials, with observers warning that allegations of intimidation of opposition leaders could mar the process.

Published on February 20, 2010 No Comment
New HIV awareness drive targets prisoners

Rwandan health authorities have embarked on a campaign to sensitize the country’s prisoners – considered high risk for HIV – on how to protect themselves from contracting and transmitting the virus.

Published on January 12, 2010 No Comment
New campaign to boost condom use

A campaign by the Rwandan government aims to significantly increase the use of both male and female condoms in the country, where it is estimated that sexually active people use an average of just three condoms per year.

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