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Last month Rwanda's parliament became the first in the world where women have a majority, with 56 percent of the seats held by women. As the country rebuilt after the 1994 genocide in which 800,000 people were killed and many women were systematically raped, President Paul Kagame enforced policies to help women…

Ivory Towers

In the past year, poachers in Congo have killed a fifth of the Savannah elephants in Virguna National Park. In the past ten days alone, Rwandan rebels have killed seven of the elephants in Virunga, along Congo's eastern border with Rwanda and Uganda."We've definitely lost 20 percent of the population this year and…

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The Miss Nyampinga beauty contest, in which students from Rwandan universities and colleges compete, presents a unique challenge in a country ripped apart by genocide. There is tension over defining beauty in Rwanda, reports The Christian Science Monitor. During the 1994 genocide, "the first fact was to see the nose…