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- Health-e News is the proud winner of the yearly prestigious Global Health Council's 2011 Excellence in Media Award for Global Health (Category: Community Media) for its documentary "Thula Mama" about the prevention of mother-to-child HIV infection. This is the second time that Health-e has won the award, the first was in 2008 for its website here:

- Start of July 2011, China’s official news agency, Xinhua News Agency, opened a bureau in Rwanda. The Kigali bureau, which has been active since May this year, will be responsible for Burundi and Eastern Congo. The agency also boasts of 33 internal offices and 130 overseas offices under seven continental bureaus in Hongkong, Nairobi, Cairo, Mexico, Brussels and New York.