Rwanda, UK financial firms commit to closer cooperation

Rwanda, UK financial firms commit to closer cooperation

Ties between Rwanda and the United Kingdom grew a notch higher as the two countries’ financial institutions signed a partnership agreement with an aim of stimulating economic development. Kigali International Financial Centre (KIFC) on Tuesday June 16, gained a new partner following the signing of a partnership agreement with CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor. The agreement signed virtually among other […]

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Roméo Dallaire Institute, Giants of Africa join hands in celebration of Day of the African Child

Roméo Dallaire Institute, Giants of Africa join hands in celebration of Day of the African Child

As the world comes together to mark the Day of the African Child (DAC) on June 16, the Romeo Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace and Security (Dallaire Institute) and the Giants of Africa (GOA) have reiterated the urgent need to do more to support children on the continent by putting their rights at the centre of the peace and human security agenda. These two international […]

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Use of nuclear technology gets green light in Rwanda

Use of nuclear technology gets green light in Rwanda

A Plenary session of the Chamber of Deputies on Monday, June 15, 2020, voted the law approving the ratification of the agreement between Rwanda and Russia, on cooperation in the construction of the Centre of Nuclear Science and Technology on the territory of Rwanda. The agreement was signed in the Russian city Sochi, on October 24, 2019. The Centre will develop integrated nuclear energy solutions which […]

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Rwanda, France launch digital project to curb Covid-19

Rwanda, France launch digital project to curb Covid-19

Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) on Thursday, June 11 launched a project aimed at equipping community health workers with digital technology and data tools to facilitate response and prevention of COVID-19. This project, which is worth Rwf 223 million, is co-funded by the French Agency for Research on AIDS and viral hepatitis (ANRS) and by the French Embassy. Two other French research institutes namely Institut Pasteur and […]

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Covid-19 should not hold back Africa’s progress, Kagame says

Covid-19 should not hold back Africa’s progress, Kagame says

Efforts to curb the Covid-19 pandemic should not hold back the African continent from implementing existing and new development programmes geared towards the African Union’s Agenda 2063, President Paul Kagame has said. The President was speaking at a virtual meeting of the African Union Bureau and Chairs of Regional Economic Communities on Thursday 11th June. Kagame commended the six special envoys who are working to mobilise […]

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Kagame, Canadian Premier hold discussion over Covid-19

Kagame, Canadian Premier hold discussion over Covid-19

President Paul Kagame announced on Thursday evening via his Twitter handle, that he had held a conversation with Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. The discussion between the two Heads of State, which were held on telephone, revolved around the cooperation between the two countries and Africa at large. Kagame expressed gratitude to the Canadian Premier for his country’s support towards Rwanda’s Covid-19 fight and other […]

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Rwanda rolls out Rwf100 billion Covid-19 recovery fund

Rwanda rolls out Rwf100 billion Covid-19 recovery fund

Local businesses have been invited to apply for funding under the Economic Recovery Fund (ERF), a two-year facility established by the Government to accelerate the recovery of Covid-19 hit businesses. The Fund is an intervention designed to revive business activity and safeguard employment in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is also expected to boost domestic production of essential goods such as masks, gloves, […]

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UN prosecutor to member states: Intensify efforts to locate, arrest Genocide fugitives

UN prosecutor to member states: Intensify efforts to locate, arrest Genocide fugitives

The Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism) Serge Brammertz, has called for greater efforts to locate and arrest fugitives wanted for their role in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Brammertz made the appeal on Monday, June 8, while addressing the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Referring to the recent arrest of alleged Genocide mastermind Felicien Kabuga, Brammertz said that cooperation of member […]

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Kagame, Indian PM Modi discuss Covid-19 crisis

Kagame, Indian PM Modi discuss Covid-19 crisis

President Paul Kagame revealed Friday that he held what he described as a “historically good” discussions with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Kagame tweeted his gratitude to the Indian Prime Minister. “We discussed our historically good relationship and the support India continues to offer us,” he said via his Twitter handle. The President said he thanked Modi for the medical supplies and equipment India donated […]

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We cannot allow Covid-19 to do double damage – Kagame

We cannot allow Covid-19 to do double damage – Kagame

President Paul Kagame has said that the world cannot accept the new coronavirus pandemic to cause double damage, calling on leaders from different sectors to support efforts aimed at developing needed vaccines. Government and business leaders met virtually to raise funds aimed at accelerating the work of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) to support the development of vaccines for Covid-19 and other […]

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