What to look out for in 2020

What to look out for in 2020

The long-awaited year 2020 is here and Rwanda can only look forward toward 2050 with hope and hard work demonstrated over the last 20 years. Nasra Bishumba breaks down the exciting events and milestones that are expected across sectors of the country in 2020. 1. June 2020 CHOGM Rwanda has made a name for itself over the last few years for hosting historical summits but the […]

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WEF Report: Rwanda leads Africa in gender equality

WEF Report: Rwanda leads Africa in gender equality

Rwanda has been ranked 9th in the 2020 Global Gender Gap Index that was published on December 17, slipping three places compared to the 2019 report. The World Economic Forum’s report has also placed Rwanda the only African country among the top 10 countries in gender parity. Commenting on the report, the Minister of Gender and Family Promotion Soline Nyirahabimana said they are yet to analyse the […]

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Kagame: 2020 will be an even better year

Kagame: 2020 will be an even better year

President Paul Kagame called on participants of the 17th Umushyikirano to not only reflect on achievements but strive to deliver more for the citizens of Rwanda. The President was closing the 2nd day of the 17th National Umushyikirano Council that began Thursday, December 19 at Kigali Convention Center. Kagame remarked that this year’s Umushyikirano demonstrated that Rwanda is on the right track but there was need […]

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Umushyikirano 2019 set for next week

Umushyikirano 2019 set for next week

Final touches are being put to this year’s Umushyikirano edition, which is slated to kick off next week on Thursday and end on Friday at the Kigali Convention Centre (KCC), officials have said. This year’s edition is set to bring together close to 2,000 Rwandans from the country and diaspora to discuss issues that affect the country. Speaking to The New Times, the Director of […]

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Kigali awarded for upholding environmental protection

Kigali awarded for upholding environmental protection

The City of Kigali was Friday night awarded the special “Most Inventive Inclusive Prosperity Practice’ Award during the inaugural Prosperity & Inclusion City Seal and Awards (PICSA) event held in Bilbao, Spain. This comes a month after the City of Kigali made it to the Forbes’ list of the 20 best places to visit in 2020. Kigali was awarded for upholding environmental protection values, notably for […]

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Rwanda’s High Commissioner presents credentials to President of Singapore

Rwanda’s High Commissioner presents credentials to President of Singapore

The newly appointed High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda to Singapore, Ambassador Jean De Dieu Uwihanganye, today presented his letter of credence to the President of the Republic of Singapore, Her Excellency Halimah Yacob. The High Commissioner was accompanied to the ceremony by his spouse, Ms Pacifique Mukaseti as well as the Commercial Attache, Mr Lucas Murenzi. During the ceremony which was hosted at the office of […]

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Kagame: Smart cities to drive Africa’s urbanisation

Kagame: Smart cities to drive Africa’s urbanisation

The concept of Smart Cities will play a critical role in driving Africa’s urban revolution and urbanisation, President Paul Kagame has said. Kagame was speaking in Doha, Qatar at the Smart City Expo organised to showcase the latest smart technologies and innovations advancing the urban future. Kagame said that, with the African continent undergoing urbanisation, smart cities technologies can play a definitive role in developing […]

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Yes indeed, it was a pleasure

Yes indeed, it was a pleasure

  As the second High Commissioner to be appointed to the Rwandan mission in Singapore, His Excellency Guillaume Kavaruganda has since led the High Commission in its mission to deepen bilateral ties and foster greater trade & investment linkages between Rwanda and the region. As his diplomatic duty in Singapore comes to an end, His Excellency has a few words to say.   Precisely four […]

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Rwanda signs the Singapore Convention on Mediation

Rwanda signs the Singapore Convention on Mediation

Hon. Justice Amie Muyoboke Karimunda, Judge of the Supreme Court of Rwanda, and Mrs Providence Umurungi, Head of International Justice and Judicial Cooperation at the Ministry of Justice, were in Singapore to represent Rwanda at the signing of the Singapore Convention on Mediation on 7 August 2019. Also known as the UN Convention on International Settlement Agreements resulting from Mediation, the treaty will ‘provide for […]

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New Zealand Prime Minister pays tribute to genocide against Tutsi victims

New Zealand Prime Minister pays tribute to genocide against Tutsi victims

New Zealand Prime Minister JacindaArdern on Saturday called on leaders the world over to remember as well as commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi if humanity is to prevent the repetition of such cruelty anywhere. Ardern said this as members of the Rwandan community in her country, and friends of Rwanda, held an event to commemorate the 1994 Genocide in the capital, Wellington. Ardern said […]

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