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The Places you can visit while staying at Empathy Manor Guest House either in Kibagabaga or Nyarutarama

Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial

Camp Kigali Belgian memorial  is the place where ten of the Belgian UN blue  beret soldiers were massacred during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the soldiers were deployed to guard the prime ministerUwilingimana Agatha  under the command of General Dallaire.

At the beginning of the Rwandan genocide, the presidential guard armed soldiers invaded the home and captured the soldiers disarmed them and took them to camp Kigali where they were brutally murdered; the camp Kigali memorial was established by the Belgian government and opened on the 7

Today there are ten stone pillars put in place in memory of the ten Belgian soldiers, this soldiers served the command of the United Nations Mission Assistance for Rwanda. ( UNAMIR). The palace in which the violence took place was a military camp by that time.

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Kigali Arena

THE KIGALI ARENA, a magnificent sports and events facility, is complete and ready for inauguration.

Located just outside the Amahoro National Stadium in Remera, the state-of-the-art arena, with a 10,000-seat capacity, is among the top 10 indoor sports venues on the continent, and the biggest in the Eastern Africa region.

The complex sits on a 28,000 square-metre piece of land, with a parking lot that can accommodate over 600 vehicles.

It comprises four main entrance zones; the general entrance, the VIP entrance, the media entrance and teams entrance.

Speaking to The New Times, Ugur Murat Altun, the Chief Technical Officer for the project, said that construction works were completed by July 5 except for the parking area that was finalised later.

“It took less than six months to construct this facility, it is now ready for inauguration,” the Turkish engineer said during an exclusive tour on Friday. 

Construction works started on January 18.

However, when asked about the inauguration day, he said that “it is an administrative aspect,” referring Times Sport to the Ministry for Sports and Culture.

At one time during construction, the complex had a total of 1,700 workers – 1,200 locals and 500 Turkish workers.

Guy Rurangayire, the sports director at the Ministry for Sports and Culture, said the ministry will communicate the inauguration date in due course. But, inside sources told this publication that the arena could be opened next month.

The multibillion arena boasts 13 cafeteria and restaurants, six changing rooms for teams, two rooms for the coaching staff, one fitness centre, a media hall, and a modern doping control room.

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Kigali Convention Center

The iconic Kigali Convention Centre (KCC), is the premium events venue in Rwanda since its opening in 2016 and a hugely popular MICE destination in the East African region. The multifaceted design reflects a true Rwandan homestead. The dome shape Auditorium, reproduces a hut in the Kings Palace and boasts a capacity of 2600 guests, whereas, the hotel architectural façade replicates a traditional and colourful weaved basket. Despite this nod to the past the centre also boasts cutting-edge technology, high speed internet, and audio-visual equipment’s expected of a world class facility.

The Convention Centre is one of the largest in the region. It’s multi-functionality and various facilities assist in hosting major exhibitions, conferences, summits, sports and social occasions, or the most cozy boardroom meetings.
With a net floor area of 32,200 m2 Kigali Convention Centre, can host more than 5,000 delegates at a time and contains facilities for business, leisure and events.
A wide variety of gastronomical facilities are offered to the guests such as Auditorium Club, the exclusive Business Class Lounge, Piazza Bar & Filini Restaurant a passionately Italian restaurant that provides a unique mix of sophistication and casual design.

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Kibagabaga Hospital

In a postoperative ward of Kibagabaga Hospital, the district hospital serving Rwanda’s capital city of Kigali, Eric Bizimana sits up in bed. Bizimana, 25, had sought care after severe pain in his right leg forced him to stop work as a barber. He was diagnosed with a bone infection called osteomyelitis. Antibiotics alone couldn’t clear the infection. Without an operation to remove the diseased bone, Eric faced the possibility of losing his leg.

Eric was one of the 40 patients who enter Kibagabaga for surgery every day. In Rwanda’s tiered healthcare delivery system, patients are referred from local health centers up to the district hospital when their conditions require more complex care. Most babies are delivered at health centers, for example, but a woman suffering complications or who was expected to need a C-section would be referred to the district level.

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Rwanda Development Board (RDB)

The Rwanda Development Board is evidence that Rwanda is open for business. It is truly a one stop shop for all investors.

The Rwanda Development Board was set up by bringing together all the government agencies responsible for the entire investor experience under one roof. This includes key agencies responsible for business registration, investment promotion, environmental clearances, privatization and specialist agencies which support the priority sectors of ICT and tourism as well as SMEs and human capacity development in the private sector.

The RDB is independent and influential. It reports directly to the President and is guided by a Board that includes all the key Ministers (e.g., finance, commerce, infrastructure, agriculture)

The RDB is built with global expertise. It is modeled on international best practice examples of Singapore and Costa Rica. It has advisory and hands-on support from global entrepreneurs and experts from Singapore Development Board, World Bank, IFC and the Office of Tony Blair.

The RDB is here with you all through the process and is ready to show you that It is better to do business in Rwanda.

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Kimironko Market

East Africa is known for its buzzing, colorful, and distinctive markets, and Rwanda is no exception. Kimironko Market, located in the Kimironko neighborhood of Kigali, is the busiest market in town. Vendors here sell produce from Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, while locals from all over the city head here to stock up on fruit, vegetables, fabric, clothing, shoes, and general household necessities. This is the place to experience Rwanda at its liveliest.

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Inema Arts Center

Founded in 2012 by brothers and self-taught painters Emmanuel Nkuranga and Innocent Nkurunziza, Inema Arts Center spurs creativity for personal, social and economic growth. Nkurunziza and Nkuranga started Inema in order:
• To tap the untapped potential of art in Rwanda. • To use the creative expression as a way to bring the community and country alive. • To provide exposure to creative people and to create opportunities for Rwanda’s most underserved communities while using creativity for a productive livelihood. 
Today, Inema Arts Center has become a beacon in Rwanda for cultivating creative expression. Inema Arts Center is a collective of Rwandan creative artists. At its core, Inema Arts Center provides space for 10 artists in residence to explore their creative talent. Specializing in contemporary African Arts, Crafts, Music, and Dance. Inema’s artists produce paintings, sculptures, and mixed media expressions showcased in, the Gallery at Inema Arts Center. The Center is home to programmes, projects, and initiatives that expand creative arts in Rwanda. Through workshops, trainings, and hands-on classes, the Inema Arts Center provides a space to fuel creative expression.

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Kigali Genocide Memorial

The Kigali Genocide Memorial commemorates the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The remains of over 250,000 people are interred there. There is a visitor centre for students and those wishing to understand the events leading up to the genocide of 1994. The Centre is a permanent memorial to those who fell victim to the genocide and serves as a place in which the bereaved could bury their family and friends. The Centre is managed and run by the Aegis Trust on behalf of the National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide.

The Kigali Genocide Memorial includes three permanent exhibitions, the largest of which documents the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. There is also a children’s memorial and an exhibition on the history of genocidal violence around the world. The education centre, gardens, and Genocide Archive of Rwanda contribute to a meaningful tribute to those who perished, and provide a powerful educational experience for visitors.

The memorial has five primary objectives:

  1. To provide a dignified place of burial for victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi
  2. To inform and educate visitors about the causes, implementation and consequences of the genocide, and other genocides throughout history.
  3. To teach visitors about what we can do to prevent future genocides.
  4. To provide a documentation centre to record evidence of the genocide, testimonies of genocide survivors and details of genocide victims.
  5. To provide support for survivors, in particular orphans and widows.
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