Theogene Manirakiza is a passionate Rwandan journalist, short story author, and writer. Born in 1989, in Ruhango, Southern Province, Rwanda, he grew up in Kigali and currently lives in Kamonyi, a district closer to Kigali. He is married to his wife with whom they are blessed with two beautiful daughters. Theogene Manirakiza likes watching football matches and playing basketball. Theogene is a fellow with the IWMF's In-Country Training Reporting Fellowship in Rwanda, where a group of talented journalists undergo a year of training, learning important principles of journalism and putting them into practice through reporting projects.