Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda in Sweden

Election of new community mediators slated for Saturday

July 22, 2015

Rwandans will on Saturday pick candidates for community mediators’ elections at both the cell and sector levels, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) has said. Community mediators, locally known as Abunzi, are elected members of communities who are responsible for amicably settling local disputes through finding common grounds for citizens who are in conflicts with each other.

The practice resolves many cases without recourse to conventional courts of law, hence enabling amicable resolution of conflicts and impacting the socio-economic lives of the population. More

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