Peter H. Vrooman describes his work as U.S. ambassador to Rwanda

By SUSAN MENDE

A Canton native now serving as the U.S. ambassador to Rwanda described Monday how the small African country has rebounded since a 1994 genocide, during which nearly a million residents were murdered.

Peter H. Vrooman, 53, was joined by his mother Sally Vrooman, Canton, during the luncheon meeting of the Canton Rotary Club at the Best Western University Inn. Read more

Luxury US tourists to Rwanda grow by 114%, travel agencies say

By Collins Mwai

Numbers of high-end American tourists to Rwanda have grown by 114 per cent year on year, according to data from a reputable international travel agency network.

The luxury agency network, Virtuoso in their latest data release noted that Rwanda was among the top 10 countries that have experienced significant increases by percentage in year-over-year bookings among American travellers at 114 per cent. Read more

U.S. Agency: Nigeria a key African market

The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation is a new, modernised agency that will support investments in developing countries to drive economic growth, support stability, and improve livelihoods. In this briefing to launch the programme, Overseas Private Investment Corporation Acting President and Chief Executive Officer David Bohigian give insight into the initiative. Excerpts:

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Trip to Africa is one to remember for students in the Bronx

Bronx high school students got an incredible opportunity to learn more about the rich cultural history of Senegal.

Students traveled overseas just last month and say the trip changed them.

Natoya German and Makkedah Ramsey were among the few that spent a week in Senegal last month.

“I can finally find meaning in the word, ‘black is beautiful,'” said German.

 

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American-made Whole House Fans Keep Missionaries Cool at African Ministry

An extraordinary Christian mission in northern Uganda can breathe a little easier today thanks to the installation of five Tamarack Technologies (www.tamtech.com) whole house fans.

With temperatures as high as 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the dry season, the three missionary families as well as the broader community housed there needed relief from the oppressive heat and humidity and found the answer in the Tamarack HV1600. Read more

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