Rwanda's government has taken concerted, deliberate steps over the past 25 years to build a strong health system.
Children play on a see-saw at Nyumbani AIDS orphanage on the outskirts of the Kenya capital Nairobi.
Kenya announced plans in 2017 for a long-term action plan to end the institutionalisation of children.
Family photos of the victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, displayed at a 25th anniversary memorial in April 2019.
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Learning from what actually worked during the United Nations' infamously ineffective 1994 peacekeeping mission in Rwanda may save lives in the future.
Freight micro-entrepreneur in Lagos, Nigeria.
Countries in Africa have some of the highest rates of entrepreneurship in the world, yet their contribution to the economy is limited. Technology such as the blockchain, drones and AI could provide a way forward.
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UN agencies could play a role in improving training programmes for peacekeepers who help women.
Rwandan reporters are using journalism to promote peace, recover and reunite.
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Reporters and editors in Rwanda saw themselves as unifiers, and that meant working to promote unity and reconciliation.
Rwandan peacekeepers in Mali in 2014.
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Interviews with Rwandan women from the military who had served on peacekeeping missions found many felt ill-equipped for what they had to deal with.
A Tamil man who was paralyzed by shelling during the final weeks of the conflict in Mullivaikkal in 2009 is seen in this 2018 photo in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka.
This spring marks the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and the 10th year since the Tamil genocide in Sri Lanka. The world knows what happened in Rwanda. What about Sri Lanka?
Traditional non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages are made from locally available produce - like bananas.
Although still hugely popular in rural areas, we found that there is little or no support from the government to develop the local brew industry because it's viewed as unhygienic and hard to tax.
Access to finance is consistently listed as the biggest obstacle for start-ups Africa.
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Some entrepreneurship support models work better than others. Governance and structure is key to their success, or failure.
South African politician Julius Malema often attacks journalists.
For democracy to work, the press has to be free.
Security is tight in Rwanda’s authoritarian state.
Rwanda has overcome its past to become a development miracle but if it's not careful, history could repeat itself.
Doctors at a hospital in Kisumu, Kenya.
East African countries use a scorecard to monitor maternal and child health progress in the region.
There are about 600 Mountain gorillas left in the Virunga Volcanoes.
In Rwanda gorillas have been leaving protected areas to raid sodium rich crops.
Inside the Genocide Memorial Church in Karongi-Kibuye - Western Rwanda. 11,000 people were killed here during the 1994 genocide.
Although many years have passed, the Rwandan genocide still has much to teach us about the centrality of media in cases of state violence.
Speaker of Rwanda’s Chamber of Deputies Donatille Mukabalisa on international women’s day. Rwanda is a trend-setter in female representation.
In many African states power is concentrated in the executive branch. That's why women's representation in cabinet matters.
Young family practising dressmaking in a vocational training centre in Kakuma refugee camp.
Refugee self-reliance is a laudable goal, yet self-reliance agendas must account for refugees' individual circumstances.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Rwanda has a booming economy that is controlled by an authoritarian regime
Rwanda is a paradox -- a 'development miracle' and an authoritarian state.
Tools like the WHO checklist can lead to better surgical outcomes in countries with limited resources.
Research found that only a quarter of anaesthetists working in main referral hospitals in East Africa used the WHO safe surgical checklist.
The concept of 'agaciro' is central to how Rwanda engages with the international community and promotes its state interests.