President Kagame makes case for Single African Air Transport Market

President Kagame makes case for Single African Air Transport Market

Operationalization of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) will among other things eliminate challenges of geography which have been a common reason for continent’s underdevelopment, President Paul Kagame has said. Kagame was speaking at the opening of the ongoing Aviation Africa Summit underway at the Kigali Convention Centre. Launched in January last year, SAATM is one of the African Union’s flagship initiatives meant to […]

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New envoys pledge to strengthen their countries’ relations with Rwanda

New envoys pledge to strengthen their countries’ relations with Rwanda

Thirteen new envoys representing different countries to Rwanda yesterday presented their credentials to President Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro, pledging to further enhance cooperation between their countries and Rwanda. The new envoys accredited to Rwanda are Krzysztof Buzalski of Poland, Cherdkiat Atthakir of Thailand, Mark Raphael Ramsden of New Zealand, Lisa Stadelbauer of Canada, Nguyen Kim Doanh of Vietnam and Burcu Cevik of Turkey. Amb. […]

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How Rwanda is winning the fight against malaria

How Rwanda is winning the fight against malaria

Following the malaria contingency plan that was put in place in 2016, severe cases of malaria and mortality have since decreased by 50 per cent. There has also been estimated reduction in the country’s malaria burden with 430,000 fewer cases recorded in 2017 than in 2016, according to the World Health Organisation report released last year. These achievements are attributed to many factors and one of […]

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Crested crane conservationist Olivier Nsengimana dedicates award to country

Crested crane conservationist Olivier Nsengimana dedicates award to country

Olivier Nsengimana, who was on Tuesday announced among three winners of a prestigious award and close to Rwf50 million (Euros 50,000), each, for their efforts in conservation of nature has told The New Times that the award is for the country, not him as a person. He emphasized that there are “so many stakeholders” including the conservation department at Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Akagera National Park, and numerous […]

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Kagame shares Rwanda’s story with US business leaders

Kagame shares Rwanda’s story with US business leaders

President Paul Kagame Monday evening addressed a gathering of over 300 business leaders in Charlotte, North Carolina in the US, where he said that Rwanda has put behind the tragedies of the past decades to shape a better future. “We don’t allow ourselves to get lost in our tragedies because if you do that, that is where you stay. The lessons should be able to inform […]

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Govt secures $80 million to build 10 vocational schools

Govt secures $80 million to build 10 vocational schools

Government, through Workforce Development Authority (WDA), is finalising plans to break ground for the construction of 10 specialised Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) schools across the country. According to officials, the development is part of an effort to have at least 60 per cent of students who complete ordinary level of high school join vocational education. The target had previously been set for […]

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Rwanda gets $11m Design Lab

Rwanda gets $11m Design Lab

Co-Creation Hub (CcHub), a Nigerian innovation centre, yesterday unveiled its first African ‘Design Lab’ in Kigali as part of its expansion strategy. Over the next five years, the firm plans to spend $11 million on designing design technology solutions to systemic problems in in public health, education and governance. The launch of CcHUB Design Lab was presided over by the Minister for ICT and Innovation, Paula Ingabire. […]

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Kagame reiterates call for self-reliance

Kagame reiterates call for self-reliance

President Paul Kagame has said that African countries ought to continuously invest in their citizens in order to bring to an end the persistent dependence on aid. Kagame was speaking at the Milken Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Summit in the Island capital of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. President Kagame took part in a one on one conversation on various topics on Rwanda […]

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Rwanda targets $74m from conference tourism this year

Rwanda targets $74m from conference tourism this year

The year 2019 looks brighter for the country’s conference tourism sector, which is expected to fetch $74 million by June, according to Rwanda Convention Bureau. Nelly Mukazayire, the Chief Executive Officer of RCB, said this yesterday during a media round table briefing So far, in the 2018/19 fiscal year the industry generated $52 million in accommodation revenue from 35,000 international delegates. “2019 looks brighter with […]

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Kagame calls for more inclusion of youth in governance matters

Kagame calls for more inclusion of youth in governance matters

President Paul Kagame has said that good governance has a role and responsibility to ensure that young Africans have a real stake in a bright future on their continent. Kagame was speaking in Dubai, United Arab Emirates while delivering a keynote address at the seventh World Government Summit. The annual summit is dedicated to shaping the future of governments worldwide with a focus on how […]

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