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India’s Modi donates 200 cows

KIGALI: For centuries China has used gifts of giant pandas to foreign countries as a soft power diplomacy tool. But India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has staked a claim to the concept of "cattle diplomacy". During a visit to Rwanda…

Rwanda gets first cricket stadium

KIGALI: Rwanda's first cricket stadium was inaugurated Saturday by President Paul Kagame as a permanent home for developing the sport in the country. Gahanga Cricket Stadium in the capital Kigali is built on a 4.5 hectare (11 acre)…

Nigeria compares Myanmar crisis to Bosnia and Rwanda

NEW YORK: Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari urged fellow leaders at the United Nations General Assembly to condemn Myanmar's "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya people. Comparing the situation in Myanmar's Rakhine province to the…

In Rwanda, a phone text can save a baby

KIGALI: Using an old mobile phone, health worker Floride Uwinkesha logs the latest local pregnancy, part of efforts in Rwanda to boost maternal health through a monitoring programme in isolated rural areas.