10 key highlights of Rwanda’s 2020/21 budget

10 key highlights of Rwanda’s 2020/21 budget

Finance and Economic Planning Minister, Uzziel Ndagijimana Monday presented the final budget to the lawmakers in which the government will spend Rwf3.2 trillion in the 2020/2021 fiscal year. The government spending will be aligned with the economic recovery plan for the next two to three years, and the country’s seven-year transformation strategy for 2017-2024. All MPs present, including senators and deputies, approved the finance bill. […]

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Rwandans in Singapore honour Genocide victims

Rwandans in Singapore honour Genocide victims

The leaders of the Rwandan communities across Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia have highlighted the need to unify and join hands in countering and defeating those that want to misrepresent the history of Rwanda and twist the facts about the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. They made the observations last week on April 18, 2020 as the High Commission of the Republic of Rwanda to […]

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CHOGM 2020 postponed over coronavirus pandemic

CHOGM 2020 postponed over coronavirus pandemic

The 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that was scheduled to take place in Kigali in June this year has been postponed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement released by this organization on Tuesday, April 21, it was noted that this meeting and associated events will be held in Kigali “at a time to be announced in due course.” “As a […]

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26th Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi webcast

26th Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi webcast

The High Commission’s 26th Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi was broadcasted live on Saturday 18th April 2020 at 11am (SGT). The recording of the webcast is now available.     Remember, Unite and Renew together with us. Minute of Silence & Candle lighting | Survivor’s Testimony | Remarks from RCA Leaders | Speeches from Honorary Consul-Generals | Address by the High Commissioner | […]

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Kwibuka26: Rwandans in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia commemorate virtually

Kwibuka26: Rwandans in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia commemorate virtually

18th April 2020 Today, 18th April 2020, the High Commission of the Republic of Rwanda to Singapore, which is also accredited to Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia, hosted a virtual 26th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi. The event was hosted live on webcast in conformity with social distancing requirements related to controlling the spread of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual commemoration […]

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Kwibuka26 live webcast | 18 April 2020

Kwibuka26 live webcast | 18 April 2020

The High Commission’s 26th Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi will be live on this Saturday 18th April 2020 at 11am (SGT). Remember, Unite and Renew together with us at https://bit.ly/3cmfwQx. #Kwibuka26

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Top government officials forfeit April salary to support vulnerable citizens

Top government officials forfeit April salary to support vulnerable citizens

Senior government officials including Cabinet Members, Permanent Secretaries and heads of parastatals, among other senior leaders will forfeit April’s salary to contribute to social protection of vulnerable citizens. This was announced through a statement issued by the Office of Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente. According to a statement released on Sunday evening, the move is in solidarity with the most affected Rwandans during an ongoing lockdown […]

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Kagame, AU leaders discuss Africa’s COVID-19 response

Kagame, AU leaders discuss Africa’s COVID-19 response

President Paul Kagame said Friday he held a productive conference with other African Union leaders, which discussed the need for a robust response to the coronavirus pandemic. The virtual meeting, which was chaired by the AU Chairperson, President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, highlighted the importance of Africa coming together and speaking with one voice in dealing with the consequences of COVID-19. The Rwandan leader is the […]

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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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