We are grooming the youth to take over conservation – Akamanzi

We are grooming the youth to take over conservation – Akamanzi

As one of the country’s long term environmental protection strategies, the Government is working on grooming the youth to take over the custodianship of the nation’s future conservation efforts, the CEO of the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Clare Akamanzi, has said. Akamanzi said this yesterday while addressing about 500 conservationists from all over the world at the annual ‘Conversation on Conservation’ forum under the theme; […]

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Kagame backs new China-Africa development framework

Kagame backs new China-Africa development framework

President Paul Kagame has backed the Africa-China development framework announced on Monday by Chinese President Xi Jinping. President Kagame was speaking on Tuesday at a roundtable discussion organised as part of the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). Kagame said that the summit’s declaration on closer cooperation and the Beijing Action Plan capture the key issues and provide an ideal roadmap […]

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Interview: Rwandan president says FOCAC summit comes “at the right time”

Interview: Rwandan president says FOCAC summit comes “at the right time”

Visiting Rwandan President Paul Kagame said here Sunday that the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) comes at the right time as globalization faces headwind. FOCAC is a cooperation mechanism that has, since its establishment in 2000, achieved great results in health care, education, infrastructure and industrialization in Africa, Kagame said. China and Africa share a common aspiration for development and stability, […]

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Legislative Elections: Kagame votes in Beijing as Diaspora goes to the polls

Legislative Elections: Kagame votes in Beijing as Diaspora goes to the polls

Thousands of Rwandans from across the world on Sunday headed to designated polling stations to take part in the legislative elections. The elections were in the Diaspora held a day before the general elections in the country that will see 53 members of parliament elected through the direct ballot. The other 27 legislators will be elected through indirect vote by special interest groups including women, […]

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Rwandans in Diaspora vote: As it happened

Rwandans in Diaspora vote: As it happened

Parliamentary elections in the Diaspora went on smoothly and were incident free across the world, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) said, ahead of the official vote counting today. Rwandans in Diaspora woke up early on Sunday to cast their votes in the legislative elections. The NEC Executive Secretary, Charles Munyaneza, told The New Times that while voters were allowed to vote until 6p.m, but by 3.p.m all […]

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Rwanda Development Board releases 2017 annual report

Rwanda Development Board releases 2017 annual report

RDB (Rwanda Development Board) has released its 2017 Annual Report. The report highlights that last year Rwanda recorded positive growth in investments registered in the country, export values and volumes as well as tourism earnings. Among the key 2017 highlights are the following: Rwanda registered investment commitments worth $USD 1.67 billion. This is an increase of $USD 515 million when compared to the investments registered […]

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Rwanda exports rise as trade deficit narrows

Rwanda exports rise as trade deficit narrows

Rwanda’s exports accelerated in the first half of this year, driven by Government’s efforts to support the Made-in-Rwanda agenda as well as good performance of non-traditional exports, helping to bridge the country’s trade deficit. National Bank of Rwanda statistics, which were released yesterday, show that Rwanda generated $463.16 million from exports in the first six months of 2018, up from $375.91 million in the same […]

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Africa needs ICT to fast-track development – Dlamini-Zuma

Africa needs ICT to fast-track development – Dlamini-Zuma

Any African country interested in making progress should follow the Rwandan model and invest in a wall-to-wall ICT infrastructure to facilitate e-governance, or risk being left behind. The observation was made by South African Minister in the Presidency for the National Planning Commission for Policy and Evaluation, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Dlamini-Zuma is, together with her delegation, in Rwanda on a benchmarking visit where they are expected […]

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RAC launches Go-Karts racing in Rwanda

It was an exciting week end as Rwandans watched the first ever Go-Karts racing while many had an opportunity to drive the go-karts for free thanks to the Rwanda Automobile Club (RAC). RAC sponsored the first ever Go-karts racing in Rwanda. The launch that took place on Saturday 25th August at the Kigali Convention Centre and Radisson Blu Hotel Kigali came at the end of a […]

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RNP most reliable police force in Africa – WEF report

RNP most reliable police force in Africa – WEF report

Rwanda is the number one African country where citizens trust and rely on Police services to enforce law and order and 13th globally, according to the World Economic Forum. The World Economic Forum’s 2017/2018 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) ranks Rwanda above countries like the United Kingdom, which is 19th, United States (22), France (29) and Germany at 38. Talking to The New Times, the Minister for Justice, […]

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