Yet another violent attack has taken place in London: Darren Osbourne, age 47, was arrested after he drove his van into people walking in the streets near a mosque in Finsbury Park, London. In the recent attacks on pedestrians, it is believed that Muslim terrorists were the culprits. This time, the police thinks it is a British terrorist who has targeted Muslims as a revenge. Police in the area say it was clearly an attack on Muslims. He was heard shouting something about wanting to kill Muslims before he drove the van into a peaceful crowd that had just been in the mosque nearby. Mr Osbourne's family were shocked and devastated that someone close to them had attempted murder.  The police have promised more armed forces to lower worries of more attacks. They will position more police near religious places. There has been one death and eleven more injured in the Finsbury Park attack. The man who died was said to be the father of six children. Many people restrained the attacker before police arrived and safely arrested him. People in the area are shaken and frightened to leave their houses. Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour party, and his MP for the area arrived at the scene and comforted locals. He also said an attack on a place of worship was an attack on everyone. By: Tom
When something is difficult to talk about, it can help to express it in images instead of words. An organization called PostitiveNegatives has taken this to heart. They let professional illustrators draw the stories that people with a troubled background tell them, such as refugees. PositiveNegatives also work with schools via a charity called Why Comics? We talked about Why Comics? in Newsnuggets and a few reporters got keen on giving the idea of telling a story with images a chance. Below, Cassia has illustrated how seeing people in Africa (on telly) suffer from famine made her stage a cake-sale at school to raise money. By: Cassia and Cecilia
Father Ubald Rugirangoga, a priest from the Cyangugu Diocese of Rwanda, suffered greatly in one of greatest horrors of modern history - the 1994 Genocide of the Tutsi people. During the genocide, Father Ubald lost 80 members of his family and 45,000 parishioners. He forgave the man who killed his family and even adopted that man’s children when there was no one to care for them. He has played a big role in the implementation of the reconciliation program in Rwanda. Father Ubald has a God-given gift of healing and preaches powerful message of forgiveness. From 17th – 23rd April 2017 he was at Muganza parish to pray for the sick people and preach about forgiveness. During this week, Father Ubald had time to talk to different groups of people, people with general problems in their families, survivors of 1994 Genocide and people who were in prison because they had killed people during Genocide. And on Sunday 23rd April, everyone came together. From 8am to 5pm in the GS Muganza school play ground, Father Ubald preached about forgiveness and when he shared the sacrament many people got healed and were relieved from their sins. Note from the editor:- Since the 1994 Genocide, Rwanda has embarked on an ambitious justice and reconciliation process with the ultimate aim of all Rwandans once again living side by side in peace.   The reconciliation process in Rwanda focuses on reconstructing the Rwandan identity, as well as balancing justice, truth, peace and security. The Constitution now states that all Rwandans share equal rights. Laws have been passed to fight discrimination and divisive genocide ideology. Source: http://www.un.org/en/preventgenocide/rwanda/about/bgjustice.shtml
Our teacher, Dalexis, is 29 years old. He has been a teacher at G.S. Rusuzumiro for 6 years. He teaches English to four different classes in P4 (Year 4) - classes A, B, C and D. Dalexis is single and doesn’t have any children. His favourite hobby is football and he enjoys gardening to relax. This is a picture of our new News Club and today we asked our teacher about a typical day in his life. He said.... I normally wake each morning at about 6 o'clock and go straight to the well to fetch water.  It’s nice to hear the sound of the village waking as everybody gets ready for the day. The hills around Rusuzumiro are really beautiful and green – Rwanda isn't called The Land of a Thousand Hills for nothing! I don't normally eat breakfast so as soon a I get home I start the 3km walk to school which takes about 25 minutes. I arrive at school at 7am and have about 20 minutes to say hello to the other teachers and get ready before we start the day at 7:20am. The first shift runs until 12:40pm when we take a break for lunch and then we’re back for the second shift until 5pm.  I normally do a little bit administration before I walk the 3km back again, arriving home at at around 6pm when it starts to get dark. For dinner, I’ll either cook some rice, potatoes or maize with some beans. We’ve had a very dry season this last year but fortunately maize is growing well in our area. It gets quite cold in the hills but the night is peaceful and after a busy day, I am ready for bed at about 9pm.