By Gilbert Mwijuke, eTN Rwanda: Gilbert Mwijuke, eTN Rwanda: Red Rocks Cultural Centre has stepped up efforts to raise awareness about the significance of the Virunga Massif – home to the endangered mountain gorillas – a move that aims to promote sustainable tourism, conservation and community development. By engaging local communities around the Volcanoes, Mgahinga, Read More

ETN: Rwanda is an agro-based country, and more than 80 percent of its population live in villages. Most of them are poor. The majority of these people only have their homestead, and they only have agriculture to invest in. Red Rocks Self Help has identified key areas through which this vast majority of people, Read More

Visiting the handful of mountain gorillas left in the world can be an amazing adventure! Watch this video and see a bit about my own incredible adventure there, where I personally had an encounter with a rare Silver Back gorilla! https://youtu.be/eVWI65xGoWk?list=PLnGVtYsRHlPSisz8ZRMR7s0dM5KpGmHlo I couldn’t get any footage of my experience with the Silver back, unfortunately., Read More

PROF. DR. WOLFGANG H. THOME, ETN AFRICA CORRESPONDENT  JUL 11, 2016 Rwanda will host the 12th annual Kwita Izina, the gorilla naming ceremony inspired by the ancient Rwandan tradition of naming babies soon after they are born, on Friday the 02nd of September. In the 11 years since the event was established, two hundred, Read More

by Prof. Wolfgang Thome Ten days ago, Rwanda was getting ready to celebrate the climax of the Kwita Izina 11-week program with the naming of the young born gorillas outside the Volcanoes National Park headquarters in Kinigi. Much has been asked about the names of those gorilla babies. Maurice Twahirwa, the man in charge, Read More

Kigali, Rwanda – On September 5th, 2015, the Rwanda Development Board will host the eleventh annual Kwita Izina – gorilla naming ceremony – at the foothills of the Virunga Mountains. The theme for the 2015 festivities is “Conserving Now and For the Future.” The growing gorilla population has become a major tourist draw, and thousands, Read More