Kagame, Alibaba’s Jack Ma launch Africa’s first Electronic World Trade platform

Kagame, Alibaba’s Jack Ma launch Africa’s first Electronic World Trade platform

The first Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) in Africa was launched Wednesday in Kigali, opening doors for small businesses in Africa to take part in cross-border electronic trade. The platform is a result of a partnership between the Government of Rwanda and Alibaba Group. During the launch held yesterday, Rwanda and Alibaba Group signed three agreements to facilitate electronic trade in Rwanda and the rest […]

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AfCFTA ratification: Kagame seeks support of Pan-African Parliament

AfCFTA ratification: Kagame seeks support of Pan-African Parliament

President Paul Kagame on Monday urged the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) to facilitate the speedy ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), the Protocol on the Free Movement of Persons, and other key pillars of the continent’s Agenda 2063. President Kagame, who is also Chairperson of the African Union, sought the support of the continental assembly as he officially opened the two-week session of […]

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Rwandan drone company wins ITU Telecom Award

Rwandan drone company wins ITU Telecom Award

Charis Unmanned Aerial Solutions (CHARIS UAS) has been awarded the ITU TELECOM AWARD for its excellence in providing and promoting innovative ICT solutions with social impact. The awarding ceremony that was held under the theme; ‘Innovation for smarter digital development’ took place last week in Durban, South Africa. The ITU Telecom World Awards recognises excellence in tech small medium enterprises and large companies worldwide that provide […]

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Call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong by Minster of State Olivier Nduhungirehe

Call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong by Minster of State Olivier Nduhungirehe

12 Ministers from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda called on Prime Minister (PM) Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana today. The Ministers are in Singapore from 27 to 28 August to attend the Third Singapore-Sub-Saharan Africa High-Level Ministerial Exchange Visit hosted by Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan. Representing Rwanda is Honourable Olivier Nduhungirehe, Minster […]

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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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