Rwanda to get gold rated green complex

Rwanda to get gold rated green complex

As Rwanda positions itself to become a regional technology, financial services and conference hub, demand for the right infrastructure is growing. Ultimate Developers Limited (UDL), one of the market leaders in real estate, says it is responding to that need and will soon make Rwanda home to Africa’s first gold-rated green, mixed-use complex. UDL is in the process of building a 16-storied complex that will […]

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Irembo scoops global innovation award

Irembo scoops global innovation award

Irembo, a Rwandan technology company that is digitising public services, was internationally recognised with the ITU Telecom World Award for the Best Business Model out of 150 participating global small and medium enterprises(SMEs). Organised by the ITU -the United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technologies- the award is one of the three categories of prizes that the agency gives to SMEs for their […]

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Rwanda records double-digit growth

Rwanda records double-digit growth

The Rwandan economy grew by 12.2 percent from April to June this year largely driven by services, agriculture and industry, the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda has said. The economy grew by 6.7 percent over the same period last year, while it grew by 8.4 percent in Quarter one (Jan-March) of 2019. Services such as trade, transport, finance as well as professional and technical […]

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China to set up skills centre in Rwanda

China to set up skills centre in Rwanda

Rwanda has been named as one of the nine countries in Africa where China will establish a Luban Workshop to provide quality vocational training to local people, especially the youth. Luban workshops are centres that offer certified skilled talents and are dedicated to cultivating students’ professionalism, and comprehensive practical ability and creativity. The centres were named after an ancient Chinese, Luban, who successfully dedicated his […]

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PwC says keen on learning Rwanda’s development model

PwC says keen on learning Rwanda’s development model

Partners, board members and staff of PwC, a multinational professional services network, from over 10 countries have convened in Kigali to discuss innovative ways to develop their business and increase relevance. The meeting attracted delegates from PwC Sub Saharan Francophone Africa Conference.  The summit is themed around ‘Reimagining the Possible’, with participants looking into ways they can innovatively grow their business, improve the quality of services to […]

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Lifesaving drones: Rwanda to showcase drone potential

Lifesaving drones: Rwanda to showcase drone potential

When the Government entered into a partnership with Zipline in 2016, an American logistics startup, Rwanda became the first country in the world to use drones to deliver blood. The Government knew it was dealing with a big challenge, but there was also an understanding that there were more possibilities that would come with the opening of the environment for commercial use of drones, otherwise […]

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Africa’s development dependent on citizens’ input – Kagame

Africa’s development dependent on citizens’ input – Kagame

Africa has never had as much freedom to work together and cooperate in areas of common interest as it does currently, President Paul Kagame has said. Kagame was speaking at the opening of the 5th Investing in Africa Forum in Congo Brazaville. The President said that the continent’s economic outlook and development were largely dependent on the ability of its people to seize the opportunities. […]

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Premier Ngirente: Collaboration key to conservation

Premier Ngirente: Collaboration key to conservation

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has told leaders from the conservation world convening in Kigali that Rwanda’s numerous initiatives to promote conservation and environmental protection have been realised as a result of partnerships and collaborations. Ngirente told participants at the ‘Business of Conservation Conference’ that Rwanda has recognised the critical need for conservation-based tourism and economic development through the protection of natural ecosystems. This, he said, has made the […]

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Alibaba extends trade deal with Rwanda

Alibaba extends trade deal with Rwanda

Alibaba Group has extended its partnership with Rwanda and pledged to increase imports from the East African nation. The company has also launched a four-year training program for Rwandan students to learn cross-border e-commerce. Rwanda Development Board agreed to continue its membership in the Electronic World Trade Platform for another three years. Rwanda became the first country to join eWTP, an Alibaba-led initiative that aims […]

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Genocide: New Zealand hands over diplomatic archives

Genocide: New Zealand hands over diplomatic archives

The Permanent Mission of Rwanda to the UN on Saturday received a copy of New Zealand’s diplomatic archive on Rwanda during the latter’s tenure on the Security Council in 1993-94, as the Genocide against the Tutsi unfolded. The copy was delivered by New Zealand’s former envoy to the UN, Amb. Colin Keating, and Craig Hawke, New Zealand’s current Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN. […]

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