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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
Rusumo Falls
Rwandan presidential election, 2010
Antony Peebles
Charlotte Wilson (VSO)
A452 road


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For outstanding work cleaning up Mexican dab links. --JaGatalk 11:14, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

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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)

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)
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About Amakuru[edit]

I've been a member of Wikipedia since February 2006. Most of my Wikipedia work is article writing, particularly those related to Rwanda, with occasional excursions into other topics, including (but by no means limited to) East Africa, UK Railways and cities. I am also an avid reader of other articles. Whilst mostly an article writer, I do a bit of admin too, particularly disambiguation, vandalism reversion, welcoming new users and WP:RM, where I proffer a few opinions from time to time.

My 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.)

Featured article[edit]

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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...)

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