• August 30, 2019 • Reporting Trips, Rwanda 2019 • Views: 263

    Sketching Hills: Green Design in Kigali

    Featured image: This is the view from Mass Design’s office in Kigali Heights – a clear look at Kigali’s challenging topography and largely unplanned areas. By Daud Shad  igali is a fascinating city to visit. It’s the increasingly...

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  • August 14, 2019 • Uncategorized • Views: 86

    Refugees and the RPF

    Featured image: Graffiti by Kurema, Kureba, Kwiga, a public-arts social enterprise in Rwanda. By Deena Mousa  n recent years, media outlets have been filled with images of wave after wave of refugees from war-torn countries seeking...

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  • July 1, 2019 • Reporting Trips, Rwanda 2019 • Views: 371

    Behind The Baskets: The Art of Rwandan Weaving

    Featured image: Learning how to weave.  By Sara Lewis he sun beat down on me as I walked down the dusty road. Motorcycles rumbled along and cars zipped by, leaving only a slight breeze in their wake. I finally saw the sign I’d been...

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  • June 30, 2019 • Reporting Trips, Rwanda 2019 • Views: 631

    The Akilah Institute: Real Skills for Real Women

    Featured image: Yassina Igihozo (left) and Divine Uwase (right) led me on a whirlwind walking tour of Kigali. By Madelyn Kumar pon arriving at the smartly-decorated Akilah Institute cafe- woven baskets, industrial lighting, Stewart-esque...

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  • June 21, 2019 • Rwanda 2019 • Views: 300

    From Seed to Fruit

    Featured image: The common area of our hostel, featuring many woven pieces of furniture and baskets as wall décor. By Grace Chen ur first morning in Kigali is an early one. The first of our cohort to arrive, we had landed just before...

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  • June 17, 2019 • Uncategorized • Views: 208

    The Hills Are Alive

    Featured image: Disruptions.io By Isaac Wilks n order came in from a rural hospital, and flashed across a computer screen. Within seconds, a packet of blood was removed from a massive floor-to-ceiling refrigerator. It was placed into a...

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  • June 15, 2019 • Reporting Trips, Rwanda 2019 • Views: 467

    AK-47s in the Mist: Poaching in the Virunga Massif

    Featured image: Map of the Virunga Massif which spans Rwanda, the DRC, and Uganda. By Claire Zalla he journey up the volcano was less of a hike and more of a battle through mud averaging eight inches deep. The jungle on either side was...

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  • June 7, 2019 • Reporting Trips, Rwanda 2019 • Views: 347

    A Quiet Renaissance

    Featured image: Morning in Akagera. By Isaac Wilks ur battle-tested Land Cruiser glided rhythmically across the savanna, coaxing Daud and I awake. We had slept through most of the two-and-a-half-hour drive from Kigali to Rwanda’s far...

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  • June 5, 2019 • Reporting Trips, Rwanda 2019 • Views: 306

    Hiking Mount Bisoke

    Featured image: Mt. Bisoke from the base. By Hadley Copeland t 4:45 AM, we were headed out of our own home base in Kigali to Volcanoes National Park and the 3,711 meter high Mount Bisoke. Packed into our rented van, we planned to catch up...

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  • June 4, 2019 • Reporting Trips, Rwanda 2019 • Views: 235

    Kimironko: A Family Affair

    Featured image: The unfortunately large pile of things I acquired from the market. By Ileana Valdez n Rwanda, markets are places where you can acquire anything from a mop, to tonight’s dinner, to a handmade evening gown. Having heard...

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