A delegation from Kigali Genocide Memorial Center visited the Int’l School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem to learn how the Rwandan genocide can best be memorialized.
– Head of the Kigali Genocide Memorial: ‘Yad Vashem is exactly what we’re trying to create.’
By Itamar Eichner
The International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem, held a seminar in conjunction with the Israeli Foreign Ministry on the Rwanda genocide which occurred in 1994 earlier this week.
“Yad Vashem is exactly what we are trying to create,” said the head of the Rwandan delegation Gerta Honorah. Honorah is also the head of the Kigali Genocide MemorialSeveral of the members of the delegations were themselves survivors of the Rwandan genocide. Continue Reading »
Africa pulled closer to Israel as Foreign Minister Liberman improves business ties with his diplomatic sprint through the continent.
By Moshe Cohen
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman was in the swing of his African diplomatic tour on Wednesday, signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with his Rwandan counterpart Louise Mushikiwabo to establish bilateral consultations.
Along with the MoU, Liberman inaugurated the Israel-Rwanda joint economic seminar, which will facilitate business ties between the two nations. The event was held with the participation of 200 business people from Israel and Rwanda.
“I see great importance to investment in Africa, in the humanitarian, economic and political spheres,” said Liberman. Continue Reading »
The World Health Organization approved an Israeli-developed non-surgical device to begin circumcising the adult male population of Rwanda to help control HIV/AIDS.
Circumcising the entire adult male population of Rwanda, a country of over 11 million people of which three percent is HIV positive, would seem an impossible – and rather painful – task to most. But Israeli technology is once again proving it can beat the odds, with a breakthrough medical device that allows performing the procedure on a mass scale, with no incisions, bleeding, or anesthesia.
Too good to be true? Continue Reading »