Govt to up private-sector support fund for COVID-19 recovery

Govt to up private-sector support fund for COVID-19 recovery

Members of the Rwandan business community whose operations have been affected or halted as a result of the novel coronavirus will soon access affordable capital from a special fund to be established by government. The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana said that the ministry’s technicians and partners were currently working on a fund to facilitate the recovery of the economy. Like […]

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COVID-19: Rwanda receives $109m emergency funding from IMF

COVID-19: Rwanda receives $109m emergency funding from IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Thursday that it has approved $109.4 million credit to Rwanda. The disbursement will help the country, which has registered 84 coronavirus cases so far, to address the pandemic. The emergency assistance is drawn under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), which provides rapid concessional financial assistance with limited conditionality to low-income countries. “It will serve to meet Rwanda’s urgent balance of […]

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COVID-19: Rwanda extends lockdown by 15 days

COVID-19: Rwanda extends lockdown by 15 days

Rwanda has ordered a 15-day extension of the current lockdown until April 19. The decision to extend the current two-week lockdown initially declared on March 21 to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus was reached during an extraordinary cabinet meeting held via video link on Wednesday. The initial two-week lockdown was meant to end over the weekend. As has been the case over the last week and a half, […]

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The dance of Rwanda’s Warriors

The dance of Rwanda’s Warriors

Tall, strong, dark figures pacing from side to side. Their voices echo, and in unison they chant. Harmoniously, there is a cacophony of sounds emerging from brightly dressed men. These men are the chosen ones, the warriors, handpicked to serve the King.    Listening to music that accompanies the dance, you will hear a variety of tones and beats. The main presiding sound would be the […]

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COVID-19 message from High Commissioner Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye

COVID-19 message from High Commissioner Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye

  Rwandan High Commissioner to Singapore H.E. Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye provides updates on the current COVID-19 situation in Singapore and Rwanda, the Rwandan communities in his jurisdictions, and also urges for those who require consular assistance from the High Commission to contact us through the following channels.   Website: Contact form here Office: +65 6884 4621 Email: info@rwandaembassy.org.sg Twitter: @RwandaSingapore Facebook: @RwandaHC Singapore Linkedin: […]

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Kagame, Trudeau discuss global response to COVID-19 outbreak

Kagame, Trudeau discuss global response to COVID-19 outbreak

President Paul Kagame and Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, on Wednesday held talks virtually on measures to curb the global Coronavirus pandemic. The President said in a tweet that they discussed the importance of decisive health measures and global collaboration to deal with the pandemic. The leaders also discussed efforts to soften the impact of the virus that has exceeded 400,000 confirmed cases globally. As […]

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Rating agency reaffirms Rwanda’s creditworthiness

Rating agency reaffirms Rwanda’s creditworthiness

Standard & Poor’s (S&P), an international financial services company, has maintained  Rwanda’s rating at “B+” thereby boosting investor confidence in the country. The international credit rating agency observed that the ratings on Rwanda are supported by above-average growth trends compared with peers. A sovereign credit rating is an independent assessment of a country’s creditworthiness. It is important because it gives investors insight into the level of […]

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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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