Rwanda to host inaugural Africa Green Growth Forum

Rwanda to host inaugural Africa Green Growth Forum

Rwanda will later this month host the first ever Africa Green Growth Forum bringing together over 1,000 delegates from across the continent to share experiences in green growth and climate resilient development. Participants will include investors, policymakers and financial experts among others, according to organisers. The week-long forum takes place from November 26 to November 30 at the Kigali Convention Centre and other sites. Themed “For […]

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Africa50 to spend $400m on Kigali Innovation City

Africa50 to spend $400m on Kigali Innovation City

Africa50,a pan-African infrastructure investment firm, will invest $400 million (about Rwf348.9 billion) in Kigali Innovation City, boosting Rwanda’s efforts to develop its tech hub. The amount was revealed in a statement by the African Development Bank Group, one of the shareholders of Africa50. The development is the result of one of the 45 deals, worth $32 billion, signed during the just-concluded Africa Investment Forum. The […]

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Premier Ngirente meets investors in South Africa

Premier Ngirente meets investors in South Africa

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has held discussions with investors interested in entering the Rwandan market. Ngirente was in Johannesburg, South Africa, representing President Paul Kagame at the just concluded Africa Investment Forum (AIF) where he pitched Rwanda’s investment opportunities to business executives. Organised by the African Development Bank, the three-day forum brought together various African Heads of State and Government. The Forum, which opened on […]

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Doing Business 2019: What are the report’s implications on Rwanda?

Doing Business 2019: What are the report’s implications on Rwanda?

The World Bank Group continues to tout Rwanda as one of the easiest places to do business. Last week the Group ranked Rwanda 29th globally in the ease of doing business, maintaining its second position in Africa. In its annual series of Doing Business reports, the Bank ranked Rwanda at 29 from the 41st rank in the previous year. This is an improvement of 11 […]

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Rwanda, WB ink deal to boost accountability

Rwanda, WB ink deal to boost accountability

The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank, on Monday, signed a $20 million credit facility to support the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN) in budget transparency and reliability. The fund, which has been earmarked for the Public Finance Management Reform Project (PFMRP), will see MINECOFIN expand the Financial Management Information System (FMIS) coverage and Electronic Government Procurement system (e-GP) as well as […]

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Rwanda re-elected to the ITU Council

Rwanda re-elected to the ITU Council

Rwanda has been re-elected to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Council for the coming four years term (2019-2022). Rwanda was re-elected with 131 votes. ITU is the United Nation’s ICT body while the Council is its governing body. It comprises 48 member states of which Rwanda is one of the 13 African representatives. Rwanda was re-elected during the on-going ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Dubai, United […]

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PAP winds up session with pledge to push for AfCFTA ratification

PAP winds up session with pledge to push for AfCFTA ratification

The Pan-African Parliament (PAP), the legislative body of the African Union, on Friday wrapped up a two-week sitting in Kigali. It was the first ever meeting in Rwanda. Among the recommendations adopted by the lawmakers was an appeal made early last week by President Paul Kagame, Chairperson of the African Union, urging them to facilitate the speedy ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement […]

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Global universities urged to offer courses on Genocide against the Tutsi

Global universities urged to offer courses on Genocide against the Tutsi

Justice Minister and Attorney General Johnston Busingye on Thursday urged representatives of over 30 world universities and research institutions to provide their students with in-depth courses on the Genocide against the Tutsi. He was speaking from California State University in United States during an International Conference on Genocide. This, in addition to giving students the appropriate support to understand the 1994 Genocide, is important so […]

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Kagame calls for partnerships in Africa’s wildlife conservation

Kagame calls for partnerships in Africa’s wildlife conservation

President Paul Kagame has urged business and political leaders across Africa to leverage the growing regional integration across the continent and improve their collaboration in efforts to conserve African wildlife. The Head of State, who is also the current Chairperson of the African Union, made the call on Thursday while officiating at the opening of the Business of Conservation Conference organised in Kigali by the African […]

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Rwanda improves eleven places in Doing Business

Rwanda improves eleven places in Doing Business

Rwanda has improved 11 places in the annual series of World Bank’s Doing Business Report, ranking 29th globally from the 41st the previous year. The country retained its second position in Africa. The report, released Wednesday, attributes the impressive score to improvements in Rwanda’s business regulatory environment captured in the various reforms the country undertook. According to the World Bank report which ranked 190 countries […]

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