Kagame in Argentina for G20 Summit

Kagame in Argentina for G20 Summit

President Paul Kagame on Thursday arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the G20 Leaders’ Summit. Kagame is attending the meeting at the invitation of his Argentine counterpart, President Mauricio Macri. Kagame is the Chairperson of the African Union. G20 is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 19 countries of the world’s largest economies and the European Union Commission. The organisation […]

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New report hails Rwanda’s visa-on-arrival policy

New report hails Rwanda’s visa-on-arrival policy

At a time when a number of countries across the world are adopting protectionist policies such as strict visa regimes, Africa continues to open up borders. Rwanda is one of the most open countries on the continent. Among fears that countries have advanced to tighten visa regimes include concerns on security, erosion of their respective cultures, as well as economic vulnerabilities. However, multiple indexes show […]

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Rwanda is fifth place globally in creating opportunities for clean energy investment

Rwanda is fifth place globally in creating opportunities for clean energy investment

Rwanda has been ranked fifth globally among countries that have created opportunities for investments in clean energy, according to the to the latest Climatescope findings published by BloombergNEF (BNEF). According to the survey, Rwanda’s burgeoning off-grid market helped propel it ahead of all its African peers in this year’s Climatescope edition. “Through 2017, over 185,000 solar home systems and nearly 300,000 solar lanterns have been […]

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Bugesera Airport to be among the greenest airports in Africa

Bugesera Airport to be among the greenest airports in Africa

Bugesera International Airport that is under construction is on track to receive green certificate, making it the first in the region to acquire such. This was confirmed at the ongoing Africa Green Growth Forum (AGGF) that started in Kigali on Monday. Speaking to The New Times on the sidelines of the forum’s dialogue on climate resilience, the Minister for Environment Dr Vincent Biruta said that […]

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Rwanda launches national plan for Paris Agreement on climate change

Rwanda launches national plan for Paris Agreement on climate change

Rwanda on Monday launched Nationally Determined Contribution Partnership Plan that seeks to guide the country’s implementation of its commitments to the Paris Agreement on climate change. The plan will guide the country to deliver its commitments to the Paris Agreement by fast-tracking climate mitigation and adaptation, according to Environment Minister Vincent Biruta. He was speaking at the launch of the inaugural Africa Green Growth Forum […]

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Africa Green Growth Forum opens in Kigali

Africa Green Growth Forum opens in Kigali

The maiden Africa Green Growth Forum opened in Kigali on Monday with environment experts calling for stronger commitment to green building, sustainable infrastructure and energy efficiency as critical components to the continent’s sustainable development. The week-long gathering kicked off with High Level Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy Policy Dialogue and Launch of Rwanda NDC Partnership Plan. Environment Minister Vincent Biruta said that the forum […]

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Rwanda wants to learn from developed economies – Sezibera

Rwanda wants to learn from developed economies – Sezibera

Rwanda is set to put in a bid to join the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Richard Sezibera has confirmed. He was addressing journalists in Kigali at his first news conference since he replaced Louise Mushikiwabo (recently elected as the Francophonie secretary general) as Foreign Affairs minister last month. OECD is a forum of 36 countries, most of them […]

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Trade deficit narrows by 36% in three years

Trade deficit narrows by 36% in three years

Rwanda witnessed a 36 per cent drop in its trade deficit since 2015 thanks to the Made-in-Rwanda policy that has increased the country’s industrial output The progress on the performance of manufacturing industries was shared by Felicien Mutalikanwa, the Chairman of Rwanda Manufacturers Association during the celebration of African Industrialisation Day at Kigali’s Special Economic Zone yesterday. “The manufacturing industries allow economies to diversify export […]

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African Union needs to be stronger – Kagame

African Union needs to be stronger – Kagame

President Paul Kagame opened the 11th African Union Extraordinary Summit on AU Reforms with a keynote speech that celebrated the progress of the reforms while reminding the assembly of the work that still needs to be done to deliver an efficient African Union that serves citizens. Kagame, who has been at the helm of the AU leadership for nearly a year now, told the leaders […]

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AU reforms not an end but a means – Kagame

AU reforms not an end but a means – Kagame

President Paul Kagame has said that the adoption of the African Union reforms does not necessarily mean an end to the process, calling for speedy implementation of the reforms by the AU Commission and Member States. Kagame, who is the Chairperson of the African Union, was speaking Sunday at the closing ceremony of the 11th Extraordinary Summit of the AU convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. […]

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