Author Archives: Allan Ssenyonga

About Allan Ssenyonga

I am a Ugandan freelance writer/journalist based in Kigali, Rwanda. I have an insatiable desire for understanding and trying to explain media, political, cultural and social dynamics.

AIF takes the food conversation to a nutritious level

When it comes to food I am a bit conservative eater, I rarely surprise my taste buds. What my mum taught me as nice food is what I still consider to be nice food. Even the greens that I disliked … Continue reading

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Wakanow brings travel solutions to East Africa

In the past few years something has been happening around Africa. There is a wave of change in perception and lifestyle. Africans are embracing travel and tourism a lot more. According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development … Continue reading

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AIMS to build Rwanda’s STEM capacity

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences is a Pan African Network of Centres of Excellence that offers quality postgraduate education, research innovation and public engagement for the advancement of STEM in Africa’s transformation journey. Given Rwanda’s commitment to developing a … Continue reading

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Rwanda making the Quantum Leap to find the next Einstein

A wise man once said, no country can be more developed than its education system. Truer words have never been said given that the fruits of a country’s education system soon than later take charge of a country’s development process. … Continue reading

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Towards a new era of digital education in Rwanda

We are living in a world where the way teaching and learning happens has to sync with the latest technological advancements if education is to remain relevant. Proper education is now considered a strategic sector with every society doing its … Continue reading

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The need for a fundamental shift on Youth Employment Training strategies

Day two at the Young Africa Works Summit held at the Kigali Marriott Hotel was kicked off with the release of a rather insightful research report titled, INVISIBLE LIVES: UNDERSTANDING YOUTH LIVELIHOODS IN GHANA AND UGANDA. The report basically looked into … Continue reading

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The green revolution is for the youth to deliver

A few days ago, something major happened in Kigali Rwanda. More than 300 global and African thought leaders and youth agripreneurs (yes Agripreneurs!) came together for The MasterCard Foundation’s second Young Africa Works Summit. Another 50 young but enthusiastic Africans … Continue reading

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At Lake Kivu Serena having fun is not a suggestion but the plan

Every country has its secrets but Rwanda doesn’t seem to have many. The only secret I know of about Rwanda are the street names that even locals have failed to learn since you only see things like KN 3 Av … Continue reading

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Red Rocks completes 5 successful years of cultural heritage preservation

Red Rocks Ecotourism Initiative — a Musanze-based social enterprise that works to preserve Rwandan cultural heritage and protect the country’s natural environment — will on December 24 celebrate its 5th anniversary. With a humble beginning five years ago, Red Rocks … Continue reading

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Why Dr Amina Mohammed is a formidable candidate for AU Chairperson

When African leaders converged for the 27th African Union Summit in the orderly city of Kigali in Rwanda, one of the answers they were supposed to deliver to the continent was to the question of who was to replace Dr … Continue reading

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