Tag: rwanda

  • Africa’s Cold Rush and the Promise of Refrigeration | The New Yorker

    Africa’s Cold Rush and the Promise of Refrigeration For the developing world, refrigeration is growth. In Rwanda, it could spark an economic transformation. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/08/22/africas-cold-rush-and-the-promise-of-refrigeration Between thirty and fifty per cent of all food produced in developing countries is lost—discarded, unsold and uneaten, thanks to weak or nonexistent cold chains. For farmers […]

  • He Was the Hero of ‘Hotel Rwanda.’ Now He’s Accused of Terrorism. – The New York Times

    He Was the Hero of ‘Hotel Rwanda.’ Now He’s Accused of Terrorism. (Published 2021) Long hailed for his bravery during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Paul Rusesabagina is now charged with being an insurgent leader. Did Rwanda change, or did he? Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/02/magazine/he-was-the-hero-of-hotel-rwanda-now-hes-accused-of-terrorism.html As Rusesabagina stepped onto the tarmac, a half dozen armed men emerged from […]

  • Rwanda Official Admits Legal Violations in ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Case – The New York Times

    Rwanda Official Admits Legal Violations in ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Case (Published 2021) A video, aired by Al Jazeera English, shows that the attorney general intercepted legal materials from Paul Rusesabagina, who was portrayed in the movie “Hotel Rwanda” and is accused of terrorism. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/27/world/africa/paul-rusesabagina-hotel-rwanda-case.html But in an hour-and-half-long preparation video that his public relations team […]

  • January 4, 2016

    My bookcase is next to the dinner table. At dinner, someone heading to Rwanda asks what books they should read. This is my cue, and I start pulling titled from the shelves. Well, Philip’s book is the go-to. It’s quite good. Fergal’s book is also here. Elizabeth’s book is my favorite, may she rest in […]

  • Review: Breaking News

    Breaking News: A Stunning and Memorable Account of Reporting from Some of the Most Dangerous Places in the World, by Martin Fletcher. [rating: 4/5] Martin Fletcher, the NBC News Bureau Chief in Tel Aviv with a penchant for posing on top of destroyed tanks, provides a great look back at his life covering conflict. War […]