Rwandans celebrate Umuganura

Rwandans celebrate Umuganura

Umuganura is a day of Thanksgiving – to appreciate the year’s achievements. Umuganura is celebrated in a bid to promote the Rwandan culture of valuing and celebrating achievements and crop yields from the country’s soil. In ancient Rwanda, Umuganura was one of the most important ceremonies feted by Rwandans at the beginning of every harvest season. The festivities were an occasion to celebrate the country’s […]

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Rwanda Gateway is officially launched!

Rwanda Gateway is officially launched!

Rwanda Gateway is officially launched! As a portal to discover opportunities and facilitate interactions around Rwanda, Rwanda Gateway is for entrepreneurs, investors, travellers and anybody interested to learn more and engage with this upcoming and leading country in East Africa. For individuals, companies and organizations interested in Rwanda, this is the starting point to be informed and to meet relevant partners, be it private or […]

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10 things you need to know about the 2018 parliamentary elections

10 things you need to know about the 2018 parliamentary elections

In September, Rwandans will vote for Members of Parliament who include; 53 directly elected MPs, 24 women representatives, 2 youth MPs and 1 representative for persons with disability. According to Article 79 of the constitution, the President is required to dissolve the Lower House (Chamber of Deputies) in a period not more than 30 days and not later than 60 days before the expiry of the […]

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Rwanda Networking Dinner

Rwanda Networking Dinner

The High Commission hosted a Rwanda Networking Dinner on 6th July 2018 at the National Museum of Singapore. Friends of Rwanda were invited, along with SBF business delegates from the recent official visit to Rwanda made by Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam. Upon the occasion of the 24th Liberation Day of Rwanda and the 56th year […]

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Kwibuka 2018 for the Rwandan Community in New Zealand

  HubWest Community Centre, Henderson, Auckland Saturday 2nd June 2018   The Rwandan Community in New Zealand held the 24th Commemoration of Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda. The event was attended by the Honorary Consul-General Lady McKinnon (Clare de Lore), along with Constable Rob Stanton Ethnic Liaison Officer for the Auckland City District, who is representing the New Zealand Police. Those in attendance included members […]

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Africa Day 2018

Africa Day 2018

28TH MAY 2018 On behalf of the African Ambassadors Group in Singapore, it is my honour and a privilege to welcome you to this event, through which we are celebrating 2018 Africa Day in Singapore. We are pleased that so many people involved with Africa, are here to celebrate with us. High Commissioners and Ambassadors, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Distinguished Guests, African Sisters and Brothers, […]

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Speech by the Dean of the Africa Group at the Africa Day Celebration

Speech by the Dean of the Africa Group at the Africa Day Celebration

28TH MAY 2018 On behalf of the African Ambassadors Group in Singapore, it is my honour and a privilege to welcome you to this event, through which we are celebrating 2018 Africa Day in Singapore. We are pleased that so many people involved with Africa, are here to celebrate with us. High Commissioners and Ambassadors, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Distinguished Guests, African Sisters and […]

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Rwandans in Australia commemorate Kwibuka 24

Rwandans in Australia commemorate Kwibuka 24

In Brisbane, Australia, the Rwandan High Commission, together with the Rwandan Community in Australia held a commemoration event which coincided with 2018 commonwealth games currently underway in Gold Coast, Australia. A minute of silence was observed in memory of the victims of the Genocide before a volleyball game between Rwanda and New Zealand at the 2018 Commonwealth games. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of […]

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Rwanda-based Mustard Seed Institute well-received at Conference in Sydney

Rwanda-based Mustard Seed Institute well-received at Conference in Sydney

On 17 March 2018, the Mustard Seed Institute was at the Rotary Presidential Peacebuilding Conference 2018 in Sydney, Australia. Rwandan Jean Nepo Sibomana is the Institute’s co-founder and director. As one of the speakers at the Conference, Nepo gave a presentation on the empowerment of rural communities for reconciliation and sustainable peace through socio-economic development initiatives in post-genocide Rwanda. Agaseke baskets made by local women […]

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Umwiherero: Serve nation with humilty and hard work, says Kagame

Umwiherero: Serve nation with humilty and hard work, says Kagame

President Paul Kagame yesterday urged leaders to adopt the culture of serving with humility and hard work. He was speaking at the closure of the 15th Leadership Retreat, an annual event designed to evaluate progress and effect change. The President cautioned officials against being carried away by self-importance, saying that the exaggerated sense of one’s own importance was detrimental and costly to the country and […]

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