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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Primetime Diversity Dialogue 2017

Primetime Diversity Dialogue 2017

PrimeTime hosted its 3rd annual Diversity Dialogue at the historic Singapore Cricket Club on Thursday, 9 November 2017. In looking at gender diversity from different angles, His Excellency was invited to the Dialogue along with the Ambassador of the European Union and the Ambassador of Argentina. During the Dialogue, global perspectives were shared with Malathi Das of SCWO and moderator Sian Brown of Barclays & […]

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Africa Challenge 2017 Award Ceremony

Africa Challenge 2017 Award Ceremony

Hosted by the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies, the African Challenge Business Model Competition 2017 was concluded on Monday, 30 October 2017, with the Award Ceremony at Mandarin Orchard. Distinguished guests at the Ceremony includes His Excellency Guillaume Kavaruganda – High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda, His Excellency Ogbole Amedu Ode – High Commissioner of Nigeria, Mrs Zainab Zakaria-Awami – Head of Chancery of […]

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