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Sunday, 15 January

Major work

Featured article. Rwanda
Featured article. Maraba coffee
Featured article. Paul Kagame
Good article. Rwandan Revolution
Rwandan Genocide
Rwandan Civil War
Lake Muhazi
Transport in Rwanda
Gustav Adolf von Götzen
Kigali City Tower
Gahini
Rusumo Falls
Rwandan presidential election, 2010
Antony Peebles
Charlotte Wilson (VSO)
A452 road

Other significant contributions

Kigali
MV Liemba

My pictures

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Murakaza neza kuri paji y'ibanze yanjye!

About Amakuru

I've been a member of Wikipedia since February 2006, and I was promoted to administrator in April 2016. I currently live in London, United Kingdom, having previously lived in Rwanda for several years. When I'm not reading some of the fine articles written by others, I tend to divide my Wiki-time between three main areas:

  1. Article writing, particularly those related to Rwanda, with occasional excursions into other topics. My long term goal is to get all Rwanda related articles up to B class or better, but it's slow work!
  2. WikiGnome activity, making minor fix ups here and there, links to disambiguation pages etc. I recommend WP:AWB for this kind of work.
  3. Administrative tasks and consensus building - my favourite haunt is WP:RM, where I involve myself in some discussions, close others, and work with the editors there on the direction of that process and all the policies around article titles, primary topics and notability. Now that I'm an administrator, I intend to start slowly learning the ropes in the other areas of admin activity.

I am happy to consider any reasonable administrative requests, please just leave me a message on my talk page and I'll look into it. Requests to blank the main page, block User:Jimbo Wales, or delete the Wikipedia article will likely be rejected, however....

My current username is a Kinyarwanda word, whose literal meaning is news. It is the most common greeting in the country, equivalent to the English "how are you". The dialogue goes as follows:

  • Amakuru? (What's the news?)
  • Ni meza. (It is good.)

I started editing under the separate account User:Steverwanda in 2006, and this user account has been renamed twice - it started as User:SteveRwanda, and was briefly also User:Muraho. I currently have two WP:Alternative accounts set up - User:Amakuru-Confirmed, and User:Amakuru-NotConfirmed.

Featured article

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Maraba Coffee is a Fairtrade coffee produced in the Maraba area of southern Rwanda. About 2,000 smallholder farmers grow the coffee plants under the Abahuzamugambi cooperative, founded in 1999. Since 2000, the cooperative has been supported by the National University of Rwanda and the Partnership for Enhancing Agriculture in Rwanda through Linkages. The cooperative, which includes many growers who lost family members in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, has improved coffee quality and penetrated the specialty market. Farmers' revenues have increased, allowing for livestock investments, affordable medical insurance, and improved education. Maraba's coffee plants are the Bourbon variety of the Coffea arabica species and are grown on fertile volcanic soils on high-altitude hills. The fruit is handpicked, mostly during the rainy season between March and May, and brought to a washing station in Maraba where the coffee beans are extracted and dried. At several stages, the beans are sorted according to quality. The beans are sold to various roasting companies, with the highest quality beans going to Union Coffee Roasters of the United Kingdom and Community Coffee of the United States. (more...)

Main Page trophy This article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page as Today's featured article on December 31, 2006.

Awards

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Disambiguator's Barnstar
For outstanding work cleaning up Mexican dab links. --JaGatalk 11:14, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
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Precious
Thank you for sharing your intimate knowledge about Rwanda, Africa, for getting us closer in news (Amakuru) and images to its nature, culture and people, - you are an awesome Wikipedian! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:35, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
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Thanks for all your work on the Paul Kagame article. It's looking loads better already. Once you're done and if you feel like putting it up for GA, I'd be happy to review it. Lemurbaby (talk) 18:04, 5 October 2012 (UTC) Barnstar of Diligence.png For all your hard work on getting the article on Paul Kagame to GA, and for everything you do to improve coverage of Rwanda on WP. Way to go! Lemurbaby (talk) 04:39, 17 May 2013 (UTC)
Original Barnstar Hires.png Thanks for your work on the RM backlog! The assistance of qualified editors like you is greatly appreciated, and helps the whole project. --BDD (talk) 19:00, 25 June 2013 (UTC)
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Two years ago, you were the 168th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:55, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif Thanks for the Harley Davidson Club move. Salty Batter (talk) 17:04, 25 January 2015 (UTC) GA barnstar.png For your contributions to bring Rwandan Revolution to Good Article status. Thanks, and keep up the good work!  — ₳aron 09:18, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

RfA Awards

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Congrats on your success rate on your RFA! Hope you win! Your contribs are pretty awesome. Peter Sam Fan 19:22, 14 April 2016 (UTC)
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The Barnstar of Diligence
Here is my support for your RFA~ Winterysteppe (talk) 19:02, 15 April 2016 (UTC)
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A beer for you!
A toast to your successful RfA! Best of luck to you! RickinBaltimore (talk) 15:42, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
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Congrats..The admins' T-shirt for you. CAPTAIN RAJU () 16:29, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
British Fireworks Championship 2009 08.jpg Thanks for making my first nomination go to the top of the charts. Congratulations! wbm1058 (talk) 16:42, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

Articles created

Rwanda
1973 Rwandan coup d'état · Association des Veuves du Genocide · Charlotte Wilson (VSO) · Clan (African Great Lakes) · Culture of Rwanda · Gahini · Kigali City Tower · Kigali International Airport · Lake Muhazi · Louise Mushikiwabo · Maraba coffee · Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs · Ministry of Infrastructure (Rwanda) · Mount Gahinga · Mount Huye · Mount Muhabura · Prerogative of mercy (Rwanda) · Rosemary Museminali · Ruhango · Rusumo Falls · Rwandan Revolution · The New Times (Rwanda) · Vision 2020 (Rwanda)
Rwanda districts
Burera District · Gakenke District · Gasabo District · Gicumbi District · Gisagara District · Huye District · Kamonyi District · Karongi District · Kayonza District · Kicukiro District · Muhanga District · Musanze District · Ngororero District · Nyabihu District · Nyagatare District · Nyamagabe District · Nyamasheke District · Nyanza District · Nyarugenge District · Nyaruguru District · Rubavu District · Ruhango District · Rulindo District · Rusizi District · Rutsiro District · Rwamagana District
Africa
Ayie · Cape Verde Time · Central Africa Time · East Africa Time · Gustav Adolf von Götzen · Kokrobite · Mahale Mountains National Park · Mauritius Time · Mgahinga Gorilla National Park · Muhuru Bay · MV Liemba · Seychelles Time · The EastAfrican · West Africa Time
Other
A452 road · ACDI/VOCA · Antony Peebles · Bourbon coffee · bvi · Center for Environmental Technology · England's Glory · Harry Potter (film series) · Kieran Doherty (writer) · Lillington and Longmoore Gardens · Superette (radio) · Matthew Worthy · Meantime Brewery · Overthrow (cricket) · Pit River Bridge · Preliminary English Test · Subway (underpass)

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