Thousands gather to celebrate Liberation Day in Shyira, Rwanda. Twenty-three years ago, a rebel army led by Paul Kagame, now the president, marched into Kigali to end a genocide against the Tutsi minority. Eyder Peralta/NPR hide caption

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In Rwanda, July 4 Isn't Independence Day — It's Liberation Day

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Three groups say BNP Paribas transferred $1.3 million that was used to purchase weapons, in violation of a U.N. arms embargo. Remy de la Mauviniere/Associated Press hide caption

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Rwanda is known as "le pays des milles collines" €-- the land of a thousand hills. Weather varies by altitude; for farmers, detailed forecasts can make a huge difference. Francesco Fiondella/International Research Institute for Climate and Society hide caption

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Turns Out You Do Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blew

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Emmanuel Baziruwile, 54, works at a coffee plantation in Cyimbiri, Rwanda. Erika Beras for NPR hide caption

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Rwanda Tries To Persuade Its Citizens To Drink The Coffee They Grow

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President Paul Kagame posted his ballot in Kigali on Friday as Rwandans voted in a referendum to decide whether he should be allowed to extend his time in power. AP hide caption

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Rwanda's President Dangles The Possibility Of A Third Term

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Chief nursing officer Marc Julmisse (in glasses) leads nursing rounds inside the neonatal intensive care unit of the University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti. Rebecca E. Rollins/Partners in Health hide caption

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Michael Sharp visits with Elizabeth Namavu and children in Mubimbi Camp, home to displaced persons in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A coordinator for the Mennonite Central, he has an unusual approach to peacemaking. Jana Asenbrennerova/Courtesy of MCC hide caption

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Michael Sharp, Who Works For Peace In Congo, Is Reportedly Kidnapped

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Gravel helps keep the floor level and prevents moisture from seeping up. The floor installers are Jean Pierre (left), a mason, and Daniel Shenyi, operations manager for EarthEnable. Courtesy of EarthEnable hide caption

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Gen. Bosco Ntaganda addresses a news conference in Kabati, a village located in Congo's North Kivu province, on Jan. 8, 2009. He showed up at the U.S. Embassy in Kigali on Monday and asked to be transferred to The Hague where is wanted on war crimes charges. Abdul Ndemere/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Fleeing the fighting: Internally displaced Congolese sit inside a United Nations base in Monigi, near Goma, as they seek shelter from the violence. Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Welcome to Rwanda's coffee land, where some of the world's best coffee is grown. Here, Minani Anastase, president of Musasa Coffee Cooperative in northern Rwanda, looks over the coffee drying tables. Courtesy of Jonathan Kalan hide caption

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An Alleged Mastermind Of Rwandan Genocide Faces Long List Of Charges

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