Kagame reiterates call for self-reliance

Kagame reiterates call for self-reliance

President Paul Kagame has said that African countries ought to continuously invest in their citizens in order to bring to an end the persistent dependence on aid. Kagame was speaking at the Milken Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Summit in the Island capital of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. President Kagame took part in a one on one conversation on various topics on Rwanda […]

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Rwanda targets $74m from conference tourism this year

Rwanda targets $74m from conference tourism this year

The year 2019 looks brighter for the country’s conference tourism sector, which is expected to fetch $74 million by June, according to Rwanda Convention Bureau. Nelly Mukazayire, the Chief Executive Officer of RCB, said this yesterday during a media round table briefing So far, in the 2018/19 fiscal year the industry generated $52 million in accommodation revenue from 35,000 international delegates. “2019 looks brighter with […]

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Kagame calls for more inclusion of youth in governance matters

Kagame calls for more inclusion of youth in governance matters

President Paul Kagame has said that good governance has a role and responsibility to ensure that young Africans have a real stake in a bright future on their continent. Kagame was speaking in Dubai, United Arab Emirates while delivering a keynote address at the seventh World Government Summit. The annual summit is dedicated to shaping the future of governments worldwide with a focus on how […]

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Kagame makes case for African digital identity

Kagame makes case for African digital identity

President Paul Kagame has backed the on-going efforts by the African Union (AU) to further accelerate the adoption of digital identities, saying this would shore up citizen inclusion in the global economy. He was speaking on Monday at a “High-Level Lunch on Digital Transformation in Africa” on the sidelines of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Kagame said that […]

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We must face the world as a unified bloc, Kagame urges African leaders

We must face the world as a unified bloc, Kagame urges African leaders

President Paul Kagame has called for consistency in the African Union’s reform process, urging leaders not to be fearful of change as it would be counterproductive. Kagame was speaking at the opening of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia yesterday. At the summit, Kagame handed over the AU chairmanship to Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi, President of the Arab […]

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Rwanda set to get first smartphone factory

Rwanda set to get first smartphone factory

A factory to produce smartphones is expected to open in Rwanda and enhance access to digital services, officials have said. The plan was unveiled by the ministry’s officials on Thursday while appearing before the parliamentary Standing Committee on Education, Technology, Culture and Youth to explain issues related to ICT observed across the country. Paula Ingabire, the Minister for ICT and Innovation, said negotiations with Mara […]

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Gasmeth Energy to invest $400m in Kivu methane extraction

Gasmeth Energy to invest $400m in Kivu methane extraction

Gasmeth Energy Limited, a locally registered company, has committed to invest over US$400 million in the construction and maintenance of a gas extraction plant, processing and compression project in Lake Kivu. The firm signed an agreement to the effect with the government through Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board (RMB) and Rwanda Development Board (RDB). Gasmeth Energy plans to finance, construct and maintain a gas […]

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President Kagame takes over EAC Chairmanship

President Kagame takes over EAC Chairmanship

President Paul Kagame assumed Chairmanship of EAC Heads of State summit last friday after the 20th Ordinary Summit of the East African Community (EAC) Heads of State held in Arusha, Tanzania. The meeting themed around ‘Enhancing Economic, Social and Political Integration of the East African Community’. The daylong meeting brought together Presidents from all six member states(apart from Burundi) of the EAC to discuss the community’s […]

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Rwandans honour their heroes

Rwandans honour their heroes

Rwandans marked Heroes’ Day last friday, with celebrations taking place in villages across the country. Discussions to observe the day were held under the theme, “Sustaining heroism in a vision we have chosen”. The theme was picked to inspire the youth in maintaining the highest values of patriotism and sacrifice for the wellbeing of the country and its citizens. In the capital Kigali, Senate president […]

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Rwanda improves in global Corruption Perception Index

Rwanda improves in global Corruption Perception Index

Rwanda has improved by one point to score 56  out of 100, making it one of the five least corrupt countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new Corruption Perception Index (CPI). The 2018 Corruption Perception Index, a global index that measures the level of corruption across the world, was released Tuesday by Transparency International. “Data suggest that an increase of 1 point of the […]

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