The full marathon race continued to be elusive for Rwandans since the inauguration of the Kigali International Peace Marathon.

Kigali, Rwanda: City of Peace


We welcome Reverend Samuel Tumushime and his colleagues of the Rwanda Youth Peace Network who have established Kigali, Rwanda as an International City of Peace.

Note: Introduction page with information primarily at the time of joining International Cities of Peace. For updates, please contact the liaison.

Run for fun in Peace Marathon 2018, May


National Peace Initiatives Since 1994

Rwanda Government have working very hard to establish new order and peace since the peace was distracted by the plans and Implements of the Genocide in Rwanda 1994.

International and National Initiatives have been in place to ring back peace and much have been achieved through the present Government.

The youth was very Much used to implement activities that caused death and Genocide in our country, thus the present Initiatives to involve the youth in peace building activities by teaming up with other youth from all over the Globe to net work and bring about a culture of peace through International and  domestic cultural tourism research network.

Rwanda peace and youth development network has in its vision, mission and objectives to team up with organizations which promote peace like peace cities and as a team of peace initiators in Rwanda world like to work together with the government and building peace a mong the youth of Rwanda who are in the nation and in the Diaspora.

Peace Cup 2018: Quarter-final line-up complete (APR FC CLUB)



VISION: To foster peace as a consensus value in Cities of Peace around the world.

MISSION: To network, encourage, document, and provide resources and information for leaders and organizations working to make peace a consensus value through the global Cities of Peace movement


  1. Youth Network for sustanable peace
  2. Youth Development towards peace Building
  3. Involving Females in peace activities
  4. To promote International and Domestic Tourism and research Network


Photos and captions of local events, locations, or historical events

Nyirarukundo Salome (Centre) who scooped a gold medal in the women category walked away with Rwf1million cash prize (Kigalo Peace Marthon 2018, May)

Kigali Peace Marathon 2018, May

Noel Hitimana, Half Marathon in men’s category



Rayon Sports club in Peace Cup 2018, Round of 16

In 2015, CARSA created Youth clubs for Peace in 25 schools in two different districts in Rwanda. Peace building conferences were held at each school in order to train the students and encourage them to start their own clubs.

This year’s edition of the Peace-Building Institute (PBI) conference in the Rwandan capital Kigali is quite timely – considering all Africans are keenly following proceedings in Burundi with bated breath (2015)


Letter of Intent



Akagera National Park is located in the north east of Rwanda along the border with Tanzania. Although founded in 1934, much of the park was re-allocated as farms and in 1997 the park was reduced in size from more than 2,500 sq km (nearly 10% of the surface area of Rwanda) to its current extent of 1,122 sq km. Since 2010, a joint venture with African Parks has seen Akagera return to its former glories.
It is named after the Akagera River that flows along its eastern boundary and feeds into a labyrinth of lakes of which the largest is Lake Ihema. The forest fringed lakes, papyrus swamps, savannah plains and rolling highlands combine to make Akagera amongst the most scenic of reserves anywhere in Africa. It has exceptional levels of biodiversity and forms the largest protected wetland in central Africa.
An observation from Samuel Tumushime: “I learned from a tour guide in our Akagera National park who told me and my visitors that our animals had gone to Tanzania for refuge when there was war and Genocide here. They came back after there was peace again in these country. This means to me that even animals want peace for them to survive and prosper in the world of the wild.”



Reverend Samuel Tumushime is currently the General Secretary of the Church of God in Rwanda and Administrative Assistant to the National Overseer of COGOP.

He is also an active board member of special Olympics in Rwanda. “I accepted the Lord as my savior in 1975 after 2 years received my cal to the ministry of serving God and His church ib Uganda where I was involved in youth ministry as the national youth and christian education Director for over 15 years training and equipping the youth for development and self sustaining projects.”
After training in peace making initiatives in Rwanda after the genocide against Tutsis in Rwanda, and after witnessing the human and property destruction, I started to persue peace building especially among the youth in seminars and youth camps.
Samuel has also worked as project and communication Executive Director at Wilson Tours Company. He holds a degree in theology majoring in Christian Ministries and is working on my Masters degree in Christian Education at the European Theological Seminary and Kenabis Germany.






ABOUT KIGALI, RWANDA (from Wikipedia)

Kigali (Kinyarwanda: [ciɡɑlí]) is the capital and largest city of Rwanda. It is near the nation’s geographic centre. The city has been Rwanda’s economic, cultural, and transport hub since it became capital at independence in 1962. The city hosts the main residence and offices of the President of Rwanda and government ministries. The city is within the province of Kigali City, which was enlarged in January 2006, as part of local government reorganisation in the country. Kigali’s city limits covers the whole province, it is consolidated. The city’s urban area covers about 70% of the municipal boundaries.

Rwanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda (Kinyarwanda: Repubulika y’u Rwanda; French: République du Rwanda), is a sovereign state in Central and East Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In 1994, over the course of approximately 100 days, around 800,000 Tutsi and politically moderate Hutu were killed in the genocide. Many Twa were also killed, despite not being directly targeted. Rwanda’s economy suffered heavily in wake of the genocide, but has since strengthened.


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