All set for Kagame’s inauguration

All set for Kagame’s inauguration

President-elect Paul Kagame will be sworn in on Friday for another seven-year term in office. The oath is part of the ceremony that officially marks the start of a new term for the President. The ceremony will take place at Amahoro National Stadium and will be aired live by the public broadcaster RBA with people also following the proceeding online across the globe. Kagame won […]

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Egypt, Rwanda commit to strengthen bilateral ties

Egypt, Rwanda commit to strengthen bilateral ties

Presidents Paul Kagame and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Rwanda and Egypt respectively, have committed to bolster economic ties between their two countries for the mutual benefit of their respective citizens. The two heads of state were speaking after holding talks at Urugwiro Village on Tuesday. President Sisi is on an official visit to Rwanda as part of his four-state tour, which also includes Tanzania, Chad, […]

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Bugesera airport to boost intra-Africa trade – Kagame

Bugesera airport to boost intra-Africa trade – Kagame

President Paul Kagame has said that the envisioned Bugesera International Airport will not only support Rwanda’s socio-economic transformation but also facilitate economic integration of the East African Community and boost intra-Africa trade. The President was speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony of Bugesera International Airport in Rilima of Bugesera District, Eastern Province. Construction works for the first phase of the airport are set to take about […]

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Kagame thanks supporters, rallies nation on devt

Kagame thanks supporters, rallies nation on devt

President-elect Paul Kagame, who swept to a massive victory in Friday’s poll, has said the work to continue transforming Rwanda begins now. With 80 per cent of votes counted, the incumbent President garnered an unassailable 98.66 per cent, according to the National Electoral Commission (NEC). Kagame’s challengers, independent Philippe Mpayimana, and Frank Habineza, of Green Party, scrapped only 0.72 per cent and 0.45 per cent, […]

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Rwanda among safest countries globally – new Gallup report

Rwanda among safest countries globally – new Gallup report

Rwanda continues to feature as one of the safest countries in the world, according to a new Gallup Global Law and Order report. The report has ranked Rwanda 11th globally and 2nd in Africa with over 87 per cent of citizens saying that they feel safe and confident in the security organs. Singapore was ranked top in the report followed by Uzbekistan and Iceland at […]

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Nsengimana: YouthConnekt Africa Hub will open this year

Nsengimana: YouthConnekt Africa Hub will open this year

It’s barely a week when the first continental YouthConnekt Africa Summit ended in Kigali, a summit that drew about 3,000 youth from African countries and beyond. One of the highlights of the summit was the official launch of the YouthConnekt Africa Hub and YouthConnekt Africa Empowerment Fund, both of which aimed at empowering African youth. According to Jean Philbert Nsengimana, the Minister for Youth and […]

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Rwanda and World Bank sign agreement to expand acquisition of quality skills

Rwanda and World Bank sign agreement to expand acquisition of quality skills

The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank have signed a $ 120 million to support the expansion of opportunities for the acquisition of quality, market-relevant skills in selected economic sectors. The 3 year Priority Skills Program for Growth (PSG) project will focus high priority economic sectors including energy, Transport and Logistics, and Manufacturing (with a focus on ‘Made in Rwanda’ products). “This project will […]

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New deal with Indian firm to boost tea exports

New deal with Indian firm to boost tea exports

The Government has signed an agreement with an Indian based company that specialises in tea manufacturing, which is expected to help boost Rwanda’s tea production capacity and exports. On behalf of the Government, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the Minister for Agriculture and Animal Resources Gerardine Mukeshimana, on Wednesday in Kigali. “The promotion and development of the tea industry has been key […]

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Rwanda on course in SDGs – report

Rwanda on course in SDGs – report

A new report has shown that Rwanda is among the top 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa that are on course towards attaining the UN-backed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The SDG Index and Dashboards report by the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) was released on Tuesday in Kigali. The second edition of the SDGs and […]

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Seven things to know about upcoming presidential elections

Seven things to know about upcoming presidential elections

Online Registration The presidential election will take place on August 3 and 4, in the Diaspora and inside the country, respectively. The manual registration process has closed, however, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) is still updating voters’ registration online until July 20, 2017. This can be done at the www.nec.gov.rw. Rwandan Diaspora There will be a polling center in each community with over 40 Rwandans. […]

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