Kagame pushes for faster transformation as Umushyikirano ends

Kagame pushes for faster transformation as Umushyikirano ends

President Paul Kagame yesterday urged Rwandans, especially leaders, to double efforts in their work towards transforming the country. In his remarks to close the 16th National Umushyikirano Council, the Head of State said that Rwandans are able to get out of poverty if the right kinds of government policies are effectively implemented. He urged leaders to fast-track government programmes intended to transform people’s lives, fight […]

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Umushyikirano 2018 : Regional integration is about give and take, not just taking – Kagame

Umushyikirano 2018 : Regional integration is about give and take, not just taking – Kagame

Regional integration is not about countries taking from others for their benefit at the detriment of others, President Paul Kagame said during his State of the Nation Address.. The Head of State delivered the address yesterday while presiding over the opening of the 16th National Dialogue Council (Umushyikirano), which attracted more than 2000 Rwandans to discuss how to improve citizen’s welfare. The President highlighted that the […]

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Economy grows by 7.7% in third quarter

Economy grows by 7.7% in third quarter

Rwanda’s economy grew by 7.7 per cent per cent in the third quarter of 2018, buoyed by strong performance in the service and industry sectors, according to the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR). This puts the economy on track to achieve the projected annual growth rate of 7.2 per cent. Yusuf Murangwa, the Director General of NISR, said that at 48 per cent, […]

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All set for Umushyikirano 2018

All set for Umushyikirano 2018

All is set for this year’s Umushyikirano, which begins on Thursday at the Kigali Convention Centre (KCC), officials have said. This year’s edition is set to bring together more than 2,000 Rwandans at KCC to discuss issues that affect the country. More Rwandans are expected to partake in proceedings from various locations by video link. An official at the Prime Minister’s Office told The New Times that […]

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Population growth in Africa is an opportunity, not a threat – Kagame

Population growth in Africa is an opportunity, not a threat – Kagame

President Paul Kagame has urged leaders across the continent to invest more in young people. He explained that the growth of population across the African continent shouldn’t be seen as a threat but rather as an opportunity. The Head of State made the call yesterday while speaking at the on-going Africa 2018 Business for Africa and the World Conference. He spoke alongside President Abdel Fattah […]

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It’s not too late to do the right thing, Kagame on immigration crisis

It’s not too late to do the right thing, Kagame on immigration crisis

President Paul Kagame has said that it is not too late to address the immigration crisis in Europe. Kagame was speaking after meeting Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, who was on a one day official visit to Rwanda. Addressing a joint press conference yesterday, President Kagame said that their discussions revolved around avenues to improve bilateral ties between the two nations as well as Europe’s cooperation […]

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Forbes Africa: Rwanda The Emerging Economy To Watch

Forbes Africa: Rwanda The Emerging Economy To Watch

The tiny East African nation has proven to be a role model for the continent. During her November 2018 visit to Rwanda, World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva described the country as one that has enjoyed impressive growth and often has bold ambitions. In recent years, at business summits across the world, it’s not uncommon to hear such praise about Rwanda. Various speakers have singled it […]

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Kagame receives credentials of the Ambassadors of Australia and Indonesia

Kagame receives credentials of the Ambassadors of Australia and Indonesia

President Paul Kagame on Wednesday received credentials from nine new ambassadors who will be accredited to Rwanda representing India, Austria, Angola, Indonesia, Brazil,Slovakia, Australia, Argentina and the Philippines. They include Oscar Kerketta, the High Commissioner of India to Rwanda; Christian Fellner of Austria; Eduardo Filomeno Leiro Octavio of Angola and Ratlan Pardede of Indonesia. Kagame also received Alison Helena Chartres of Australia; Fernando Estellita Lins […]

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to visit Rwanda

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to visit Rwanda

Sebastian Kurz, the Federal Chancellor of Austria is expected in Rwanda later this week on a state visit. This was confirmed by the new Austrian Ambassador to Rwanda, Christian Fellner after presenting his credentials to President Paul Kagame on Wednesday. “On Friday, my head of government Sebastian Kurz is going to visit Kigali. The two (with President Kagame) are going to discuss an upcoming event […]

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Africa’s children can achieve anything, Kagame to African youth

Africa’s children can achieve anything, Kagame to African youth

President Paul Kagame yesterday paid tribute to Mandela’s legacy and reminded young people across the continent of their ability to transform the continent. Kagame was speaking yesterday in Soweto, South Africa at the Global Citizen Festival – Mandela 100, held to mark the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. The concert, attended by young people from across the world as well as world leaders, was themed […]

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