Mozambican President begins three-day state visit to Rwanda

Mozambican President begins three-day state visit to Rwanda

The President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, arrived in the country yesterday, marking the first of the three high profile arrivals expected in the country in the following week. The other two state visits, as confirmed by a government statement, are Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Speaking at a state banquet held in honour of President Nyusi and his delegation, Kagame […]

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Rwanda joins Africa50 initiative to bridge the infrastructure gap

Rwanda joins Africa50 initiative to bridge the infrastructure gap

Rwanda has officially joined Africa50, a Pan African infrastructure platform that was created to bridge the infrastructure gap by developing and investing in bankable projects, catalyzing public sector capital, and mobilizing private sector funding. Representing the Government of Rwanda at the third general shareholders’ meeting in Nairobi, the Permanent Secretary and Secretary to Treasury, Caleb Rwamuganza noted that Africa50 provides Rwanda with a unique opportunity to […]

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Rwanda supports COMESA’s digital agenda – PM Ngirente

Rwanda supports COMESA’s digital agenda – PM Ngirente

Rwanda deeply values the role of COMESA in expanding market integration for its members, and remains committed to the regional bloc’s vision, according to Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente. He was addressing regional leaders at the 20th Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Summit in Lusaka, Zambia that started in yesterday. The theme for this year’s summit, “COMESA: Towards Digital Economic Integration,” is designed to […]

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Rwanda bids for re-election to ITU council

Rwanda bids for re-election to ITU council

Rwanda has launched its bid for re-election to the governing council of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN agency responsible for coordinating effective development and use of telecommunications globally. The ITU council, composed of 46 member states, is responsible for smooth running of the union and setting broad policies that govern telecommunications at a global level. Rwanda was first elected to the council in 2010 […]

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Chinese President Xi to visit Rwanda

Chinese President Xi to visit Rwanda

The Chinese ambassador to Rwanda, Rao Hongwei, has confirmed that Chinese President Xi Jinping will be in Rwanda for a two-day state visit on July 22-23, highlighting that everything is in place to ensure the visit is a success. This is the first time that a Chinese president will be visiting Rwanda. According to the Chinese envoy, Xi’s visit to Rwanda seeks to strengthen cooperation […]

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Kagame meets YPO members

Kagame meets YPO members

President Paul Kagame, on Thursday, met with 80 members of the Young Presidents Association (YPO) from 17 countries who are visiting the country as part of the YPO Rwanda Life Changing Experience trip. The organisation is the largest global network of business leaders with more than 24,000 members from 130 countries. YPO member-run companies employing a total of 16 million people and generate USD6 trillion […]

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Gishwati-Mukura National Park to open for tourism

Gishwati-Mukura National Park to open for tourism

Rwanda will next year open the Gishwati-Mukura National park to visitors further expanding the country’s tourism menu. According to the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), plans for the official launch are in the advanced stages. The idea to transform the reserve into a national park was first mooted in 2007. The new park is part of the government’s broader efforts to expand the total forest cover to 30 percent of […]

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Top Arsenal player to attend Kwita Izina 2018

Top Arsenal player to attend Kwita Izina 2018

A member of the Arsenal first-team is expected to participate in this year’s gorilla naming ceremony, locally known as Kwita Izina. The highly-rated conservation event is held in Kinigi on the slopes of the  Volcanoes National Park. The Arsenal star will join the long list of global celebrities and personalities who have taken part in naming newly born mountain gorillas. The ceremony is organized by […]

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Foreign Minister Mushikiwabo submits candidature for top Francophonie job

Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo on Wednesday officially submitted her candidature for the position of Secretary General of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF). The body, to which Rwanda subscribes, brings together French-speaking countries across the world. The candidature was received by Madagascan President Harley Rajaonarimampianina who is the current chairperson of the organization. Last month, Mushikiwabo received support from the African Union Member States […]

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Rwanda Networking Dinner

Rwanda Networking Dinner

The High Commission hosted a Rwanda Networking Dinner on 6th July 2018 at the National Museum of Singapore. Friends of Rwanda were invited, along with SBF business delegates from the recent official visit to Rwanda made by Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam. Upon the occasion of the 24th Liberation Day of Rwanda and the 56th year […]

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