Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Topic: Rwanda

From ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero to convicted ‘terrorist’ — the story of Paul Rusesabagina

Rusesabagina, leader of opposition in exile against Rwanda President Paul Kagame and celebrated for saving lives during 1994 Rwanda Genocide, was sentenced to 25 years in prison this month.

China, Rwanda, North Korea — How authoritarian rulers manage their international image

I counted 33 authoritarian states that collectively paid PR and public affairs firms hundreds of millions of dollars in 2018 and 2019 to manipulate their image.

Rwandan researchers’ devise algorithm that can detect a Covid sample from pool of 99 swabs

Researchers from the University of Rwanda used the geometry of the hypercube to increase the accuracy of pooled Covid testing, making the test 20 times cheaper for individuals.

Rwanda finds mass graves that could contain 30,000 bodies, 26 years after genocide

The discovery comes more than a quarter century after Rwanda witnessed the genocide in which over 8,00,000 people, mostly from the ethnic Tutsi community, died.

China is building Rwanda’s gigantic ‘Vision City’, Modi just gifted them cows

Indian bikes on China-made roads can help us understand the Indo-China equation in Rwanda.

On first trip by an Indian PM to Rwanda, Modi announces Kigali high commission

PM Modi is also set to visit a memorial set up in memory of the victims of the 1994 genocide.

Global pulse: Rwanda’s visionary despot goes to polls, Trump’s disturbing candour

Before Rwanda goes to polls, the country's visionary-cum-tyrant president agrees that the results are a foregone conclusion.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image|

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.


Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.