Umushyikirano 2017: Day 2 and Youth at the centre of Rwanda’s transformation process

Umushyikirano 2017: Day 2 and Youth at the centre of Rwanda’s transformation process

Speaking on a panel at the Umushyikirano 2017 yesterday, the Minister for Youth, Rosemary Mbabazi, called drug abuse a life-threatening vice. The panel, moderated by Gloria Mukamabano of RBA, focused on the role of youth in Rwanda’s development and included Edouard Bamporiki, Chairman of Itorero Commission, and Jaures Habineza, founder of Made in Rwanda Online. With youth accounting for over 60% of the population, the […]

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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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ITB Asia 2017

ITB Asia 2017

As one of Asia’s leading travel trade shows organised by Messe Berlin, ITB Asia took place from 25th to 27th October 2017 at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre in Singapore. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the show in successfully bringing together experts within the travel trade industry from all over the world  to engage in dynamic B2B discussions. The Rwanda Development Board, together […]

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The Africa You May Not Be Aware Of

The Africa You May Not Be Aware Of

24 Sep 2017 Sunday, Mount Faber SAFRA Ballroom   Lovers of Africa, wildlife enthusiasts and photographers converge at Mount Faber SAFRA in support of Julian W. and Adam Chapman as they present a slice of Africa through the work they do. A professional wildlife photographer, Julian W. is a frequent visitor of Africa and her national parks. Julian’s love for Africa shines through as he shares about […]

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Kwita Izina 2017 – Rwanda’s Gorilla Naming Ceremony

Kwita Izina 2017 – Rwanda’s Gorilla Naming Ceremony

  The 13th edition of gorillas naming ceremony- Kwita Izina – was held on 1st September 2017 in Kinigi sector, Musanze district, and was officiated by President Kagame. Located on the outskirts of Virunga National Park,  home to the rare mountain gorillas, the event oversaw the naming of 19 baby gorillas this year. In only 13 years, the annual Kwita Izina has grown to become […]

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NTU-SBF Seminar – Economic Integration in Africa: Challenges and Business Opportunities

NTU-SBF Seminar – Economic Integration in Africa: Challenges and Business Opportunities

As the invited panelist for the seminar, H.E Guillaume Kavaruganda presented his opening remarks on the topic of economic integration in Africa before the Panel discussion begins. Emphasizing upon the opportunities that economic integration of Africa will bring to Rwanda, His Excellency also pointed out that the efficiency of economic integration programmes should be prioritized over their quantity. Quoting Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, His Excellency […]

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Presidential Inauguration Ceremony 2017

Presidential Inauguration Ceremony 2017

President Paul Kagame, who was overwhelmingly re-elected with over 98 per cent of the vote, took oath of office on Friday in a colorful event held at Amahoro National Stadium.  His new term runs until 2024. The inauguration ceremony was attended by more than 20 African Heads of State, several former African heads of state, among other dignitaries from across the globe. In his inauguration speech, […]

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23rd Liberation Dinner – Kwibohora23

23rd Liberation Dinner – Kwibohora23

Along with diplomatics representatives and Friends of Rwanda, the High Commission celebrates the 23rd anniversary of the liberation of Rwanda at a dinner reception.

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Africa day 2017

Africa day 2017

In his opening speech, H.E Guillaume Kavaruganda welcomed distinguished guests Dr. Maliki Osman (Singapore’s Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Mr. Rotimi Chibuike Amaeki (Nigeria’s Minister of Transport), High Commissioners and Ambassadors, Members of the Diplomatic Corps and members of the African community in Singapore. Keeping in mind the 2017 theme of the African Union, “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through […]

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