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“The land of a Thousand Hills,” Rwanda is a green undulating landscape of hills, gardens and tea plantations. It offers tourists a one of a kind journey — home to one third of the world remaining Mountain Gorillas, one third of Africa’s bird’s species, several species of primates, volcanoes, game reserve, resorts and islands on the expansive lake Kivu, graceful dancers, artistic crafts and friendly people. Rwanda is a thriving, safe country with one of the lowest crime rates in Africa. All major attractions are located within 1-5 hour drive from the capital, Kigali. In a short holiday, a tourist can reach volcanoes, rainforests, savannah, lakes and the beautiful city of Kigali. Located in the heart of Central and East Africa with easy access to bordering countries of Uganda, Tanzania, B...
It is time for yet another instalment of the series, daring abroad by our special correspondent Alex Chamwada. This time round he reports from Rwanda where Kenyans have gone into farming big time, and some have even bought the land they are farming on. Watch KTN Live http://www.ktnkenya.tv/live Follow us on http://www.twitter.com/ktnkenya Like us on http://www.facebook.com/ktnkenya
ICF is working with the Government of Rwanda to build on the gains made by the #Rwanda #Investment Climate Project and further reduce the procedures, time and cost of land transfers in Rwanda. The project will integrate legal and spatial land information into one database and operationalize the Rwanda Natural Resources Authority’s Land Administration Information System in all districts in Rwanda. Links will also be created with the City of Kigali for construction permits and the Office of the Registrar General for mortgage registration. The project is expected to reduce the number of procedures required to transfer land from 7 procedures to 3, and the number of days needed to transfer land from 7 days to 2.
Motorcycle taxis (taxi moto) are the most popular in Kigali as it is the most cost effective way to get around. Laws require taxi motos to wear identifiable jerseys and helmets, and that they carry an extra one for their clients at all times. Most drivers speak basic English or French. Private taxis are common and can be found at designated taxi stops throughout Kigali. One can also hire a private taxi by phone or if at any hotel, reception can book a recommended driver for you. “Matatus” are white with green or yellow minibuses that travel across the country. Rwanda has a good local transportation system for inter-region connectivity, and has plenty of well- maintained and modern minibuses, some of which offer WIFI. Every 30 minutes, there are buses from different transport agencies lin...
Rwanda is hoping to diversify its agriculture and increase the value of exports by getting into the lucrative global market for essential oils.
Drink Coffee. Do Good! Learn about The Land of a Thousand Hills (LOTH) Coffee Company and its mission to partner with farmers and local community leaders in Rwanda to develop coffee into a sustainable income, pay a living wage, and strive to further meet people’s basic needs! Land of a Thousand Hills provides coffee that is fairly traded and freshly roasted, and Liquid Church is proud to announce we’re partnering with them in the future. This is the coffee we plan to serve at our Broadcast Campus in Parsippany. This is just another way we can support our brothers and sisters in Rwanda. Ultimately, through the SATUR8TE Vision Campaign, it's our goal to help Rwanda become the first country in Africa with 100% access to clean water! Liquid Church is one of New Jersey's fastest-growing Chri...
The Land Husbandry, Water harvesting and Hillside Irrigation (LWH) project targets to increase agricultural productivity and commercialization on the hillsides of Rwanda. The project uses a modified watershed approach to introduce sustainable land husbandry technologies for soil erosion control for rain-fed agriculture on selected sites, dam construction as well as hillside irrigation for sub-sections of each site. It therefore uses several techniques and technologies in construction and management of land to develop appropriate land husbandry practices for both rain-fed and irrigated areas and provides modern agricultural techniques to increase soil fertility leading to higher production of annual and perennial crops.
For most travellers, trekking the Gorillas ranks among one of the absolute highlights of a trip to Rwanda, and the spine-tingling feeling that you get being so near to one of our closest relatives is hard to describe. Mountain Gorillas are one of the world's most endangered apes and it is estimated that there are only 720 (approximately) left throughout the world. Almost half of these can be found in Uganda, as well as populations in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Visit http://www.africansafaris.co.nz to book your Gorilla trek.
August 2002 During 100 days in 1994, a million Tutsis were brutally rounded up and massacred by their Hutu friends and neighbours. Over 6,000 'genocidaires' have been tried in court. 100 000 are still waiting. Now the Rwandan Government has revived an old tradition to help expedite justice.
The amount of bribes which they are forced to pay as well as time they spend while negotiating with traffic police officers along East Africa highways, remains a big challenge to Rwanda long distance truck drivers. Rwanda being a land locked uses land transport in exporting and importing goods. This therefore highlights the importance of truck owners and drivers in the country's economic development. These brave men work days, nights and weekends, and are often gone for a week at a time in order to deliver goods to stores and consumers on time. Not to mention they deal with the same driving struggles we all do day in and day out. Rwanda long distance truck drivers are grouped in an association called ACPLRWA which helps drivers in overcoming several challenges encountered in their professi...