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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Umushyikirano 2019 set for next week

Umushyikirano 2019 set for next week

Final touches are being put to this year’s Umushyikirano edition, which is slated to kick off next week on Thursday and end on Friday at the Kigali Convention Centre (KCC), officials have said. This year’s edition is set to bring together close to 2,000 Rwandans from the country and diaspora to discuss issues that affect the country. Speaking to The New Times, the Director of […]

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Kigali awarded for upholding environmental protection

Kigali awarded for upholding environmental protection

The City of Kigali was Friday night awarded the special “Most Inventive Inclusive Prosperity Practice’ Award during the inaugural Prosperity & Inclusion City Seal and Awards (PICSA) event held in Bilbao, Spain. This comes a month after the City of Kigali made it to the Forbes’ list of the 20 best places to visit in 2020. Kigali was awarded for upholding environmental protection values, notably for […]

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Rwanda’s High Commissioner presents credentials to President of Singapore

Rwanda’s High Commissioner presents credentials to President of Singapore

The newly appointed High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda to Singapore, Ambassador Jean De Dieu Uwihanganye, today presented his letter of credence to the President of the Republic of Singapore, Her Excellency Halimah Yacob. The High Commissioner was accompanied to the ceremony by his spouse, Ms Pacifique Mukaseti as well as the Commercial Attache, Mr Lucas Murenzi. During the ceremony which was hosted at the office of […]

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Kagame: Smart cities to drive Africa’s urbanisation

Kagame: Smart cities to drive Africa’s urbanisation

The concept of Smart Cities will play a critical role in driving Africa’s urban revolution and urbanisation, President Paul Kagame has said. Kagame was speaking in Doha, Qatar at the Smart City Expo organised to showcase the latest smart technologies and innovations advancing the urban future. Kagame said that, with the African continent undergoing urbanisation, smart cities technologies can play a definitive role in developing […]

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