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Natural Products Research Network for Eastern and Central Africa

The Natural Products Research Network for Eastern and Central Africa (NAPRECA) was established in 1984 and was subsequently affiliated to UNESCO as a network program in 1988. NAPRECA is a non-political, non-sectarian, non-governmental and non-profit making scientific body devoted to the study, promotion and development of the science of all aspects of natural products, including their botany, chemistry, pharmacology, biological activity and economic exploitation and conservation. NAPRECA member countries include Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia Uganda, Egypt, Botswana, Cameroon, DR Congo,...

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UR Huye campus offered a shelter to a vulnerable genocide survivor

It was in tears of joy that Mrs. MUKANDOLI Marcella, mother of three children and survivor of the genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi, received the keys of her new house built by the University of Rwanda/Huye campus as part of helping people vulnerable living around Campus. Marcella’s new shelter Honored by the presence of the mayor of the Huye District Ange sebutege and the administrator of UR Huye campus Mr. Wilson Nzitatira, the ceremony took place this Thursday, July 1, 2021 in the village of Akarugiranka, Mpare cell, Tumba Sector. The Akarugiranka village is inhabited...

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UR-Huye students share lessons learned from Catholic parish-turned Genocide memorial

Some 50 students from University of Rwanda-Huye campus on June 11 visited Ntarama Genocide Memorial in Bugesera where they toured the different sections of what used to be a place of worship. The former Catholic parish was the scene of horrendous crimes during the Genocide against the Tutsi. It hosts the remains of thousands who lost their lives at the site and its environs. Ntarama is home to more than 5,000 remains of Genocide victims. Some of them were killed at the altar, in the priests’ quarters, among other sacred places of the former church. Interahamwe militia and then...

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Learning to use iNaturalist to discover the world of biodiversity on our doorstep

Organised by collaboration between a former BSc student from UR and the Center of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management (CoEB), with funding from the National Geographic Society (NGS), a training on the use of iNaturalist took place on 17-18 May 2021 at Huye campus. There was a one day in-class session on understanding iNaturalist and one day for going outside to collect data (mainly pictures) on all species observed (e.g. plants, animals, birds, insects, amphibians, reptiles). More than 20 people including Bachelor students from Forestry, Agroforestry (CAVM) and from...

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Even the needy can help others in greater need

University of Rwanda students grouped in the association Rwanda Village Community Promoters (RVCP) on Wednesday 12 May 2021, donated school materials to 245 pupils of Rukara Primary School, in Huye District. RVCP says the aim of the activity is to improve formal and informal education for underprivileged children. Beneficiaries received packages containing notebooks, pens, school bags, and school uniforms. They expressed happiness saying some of the problems that caused them not to attend school regularly were now solved and they are going to study with better focus. “I am very happy to...

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KWIBUKA27 : UR Honoured Victims of genocide against Tutsi in Former NUR

Thursday 22 April 2021, for the twenty-seventh time, the UR community paid tribute to the victims of genocide against the Tutsis in the former National University of Rwanda, current campus of the University of Rwanda in Huye. It was on the night of April 22, 1994,when more than 400 students, academics and staff were killed during the genocide. Professor Alexandre Lyambabaje University VC chaired the commemoration alongside Huye District Mayor Ange Sebutege, Ibuka representative , UR students and staff. A minute of silence was observed at the start of Kwibuka27 event , Officials and...

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