Kagame in Germany for investment summit

Kagame in Germany for investment summit

President Paul Kagame on Monday arrived in Berlin, Germany where he joined other African leaders for the G20 Compact with Africa Investment Summit. Launched in 2017, the G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) was initiated under the German G20 Presidency to promote private investment in Africa, including in infrastructure. Twelve African nations have so far joined the initiative and besides Rwanda, others are; Benin, Burkina Faso, […]

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Two female Rwandan entrepreneurs secure funding from Jack Ma Foundation

Two female Rwandan entrepreneurs secure funding from Jack Ma Foundation

Christelle Kwizera, the founder of Water Access Rwanda and Kevine Kagirimpundu, the Co-founder and CEO of Uzuri K&Y have secured $100,000 and $65,000 respectively from Jack Ma Foundation. The duo is among the top 10 entrepreneurs from Africa that won funding from the Jack Ma Foundation Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative. The awarding ceremony took place in Accra, Ghana on November 16, 2019 during the Africa […]

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Lonely Planet names Nyungwe the best canopy walkway in the world

Lonely Planet names Nyungwe the best canopy walkway in the world

The canopy walkway in Nyungwe National Park has been named the world’s best forest canopy walkway, topping a list of this year’s 11 best canopy walkways, according to a latest report by Lonely Planet. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Lonely Planet is one of the largest travel guide book publisher. The report is issued to recognise and appreciate the vital significance of forests in giving travellers […]

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IMF raised Rwanda’s economic growth forecast

IMF raised Rwanda’s economic growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund has revised Rwanda’s economic growth projections to 8.5 per cent from 7.8 per cent. While winding up their two-week mission in Kigali, officials from IMF said that economic activity in the first half of the year had outpaced expectations with real Gross Domestic Product growing by 10.3 per cent in the first half of the year. With the second half of the year […]

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It’s Africa’s time for investment – Kagame

It’s Africa’s time for investment – Kagame

The African continent ought to seize every available opportunity to attract and nurture investments to live up to the narrative of ‘it’s Africa’s time’, President Paul Kagame has said. Kagame was yesterday speaking in Johannesburg, South Africa at the second edition of the Africa Investment Forum hosted by the African Development Bank. The President was speaking alongside South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, Ghanaian President Nana […]

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Kagame: There is great value in being an ambitious country

Kagame: There is great value in being an ambitious country

President Paul Kagame reiterated Rwanda’s stance as a nation that sets ambitious targets. While addressing a news conference for local and international journalists at Village Urugwiro yesterday, the Head of State said that much as Rwanda may have not achieved all the targets it set out in Vision 2020, a lot has been achieved. “Let us say we will have achieved 85 per cent of the […]

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Kagame in Qatar for major IT conference

Kagame in Qatar for major IT conference

President Kagame on Monday arrived in Doha, Qatar where he is expected to attend the 5th Qatar Information Technology Conference and Exhibition (QITCOM 2019), according to a statement from the Office of the President. QITCOM 2019, which starts today, is hosted by the Qatari Ministry of Transport and Communication, under the patronage of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar. It is Qatar’s […]

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Kagame calls for mutually beneficial Russia-Africa ties

Kagame calls for mutually beneficial Russia-Africa ties

The cooperation between Africa and Russia should focus on deriving practical results with clear mutual benefit and lead to building an equitable world order, President Paul Kagame has said. Kagame was speaking while in Sochi, Russia at the just concluded Russia-Africa Summit, the first gathering of its kind. The summit brought together African Heads of State and Government, Russian government officials as well as business […]

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Russian firm to enter Rwanda’s mining sector

A Russian firm, ROSGEO, the State Geological Holding Company, will in the coming days debut the Rwandan mining sector undertaking geological surveys, exploratory studies and provision of equipment. The firm’s entry into the local eco-system was on Wednesday this week facilitated by the signing of a mining and hydrocarbon Cooperation Agreement in Sochi, Russia on the sidelines of the Russia-Africa summit. Francis Gatare the Chief Executive […]

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Kagame in Sochi for Russia–Africa summit

Kagame in Sochi for Russia–Africa summit

President Paul Kagame is in the Russian city of Sochi to attend the inaugural Russia–Africa summit, a two-day conference at which many African Heads of State are invited. Trade, economic and investment agreements are expected to be signed, according to the organisers. Roughly 3,000 African businesspersons are expected to attend the event. Russian President Vladimir Putin invited more than 50 African leaders at the first-ever Russia-Africa […]

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