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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Rwanda, Japan commit to strengthen trade ties

Rwanda, Japan commit to strengthen trade ties

Rwanda and Japan have committed to strengthening bilateral ties and increasing avenues of cooperation for the mutual benefit of the people of both countries. The commitment was made this week during an official visit by President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame to Japan. “Rwanda remains committed to strengthening cooperation with Japan, in the bilateral as well as the international arena, for the benefit […]

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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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