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The Feed the Future Tworore Inkoko, Twunguke project hosts a meeting in the Gataraga sector of Rwanda to recruit farmers to grow chickens. If the farmers commit to four days of training and pass a competency test, they are given a backyard coop worth about $625, as well as the means to obtain 100 day-old chicks, vaccines, feed and technical advice. Emily Urban/NPR hide caption

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The people of Rwanda are required to take part in the national cleanup day, Umuganda, on the last Saturday of every month. (Above) Getting grass under control in Kigali, the capital city. Forster/ullstein bild via Getty Images hide caption

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Jean Marie Rukundo and his wife, Theodosie Uwambajimana, with their 2-year-old daughter. They've nicknamed her "Rwamrec," the acronym for a resource center in Rwanda that taught Rukundo how to step up his game as a spouse and father. When he came with his wife to the delivery room for the child, she says that "touched my heart." Amy Yee for NPR hide caption

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Betsy Levy Paluck is a psychology professor at Princeton University. She ran a year-long experiment in Rwanda to see whether radio soap operas could be used to reduce prejudice. John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation hide caption

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After an earthen floor is put down, it is covered with an oil-based floor sealant that hardens and makes it easy to clean. Jacques Nkinzingabo/Courtesy of EarthEnable hide caption

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame greets the crowd after addressing supporters at the closing rally of the presidential campaign in the capital, Kigali, this week. Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rwanda's Kagame Has Ushered In Peace And Progress, And Crushed Dissent

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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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