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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Rwanda on course to phase out single-use plastics

Rwanda on course to phase out single-use plastics

The government will give a grace period for industries and dealers to phase out making or selling single-use plastics once a law to ban them is gazetted, the Minister for Environment has said. Dr Vincent Biruta was addressing journalists at a post-cabinet press briefing yesterday. He told The New Times in a separate interview that the draft law relating to prohibition of manufacturing, use, and sale of […]

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Kagame inaugurates University of Global Health Equity new campus

Kagame inaugurates University of Global Health Equity new campus

President Paul Kagame was Friday joined by several members of the academia from world’s renowned universities to launch the University of Global Health Equity’s (UGHE) new campus in Burera District. The state-of-the-art campus, based in the Northern Province, is the first residential facility that will permanently host students who were previously hosted at Kigali Heights. Kagame said the facility reflects the commitment of Partners in […]

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Africa well positioned for global integration

Africa well positioned for global integration

President Paul Kagame has said that with Africa now focusing on cooperation and integration, there are chances the continent will increasingly become globally relevant and produce better outcomes. Kagame was speaking in Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at a session dubbed: Africa’s Leadership in the New Global Context with South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa and moderated by World Bank Group Chief Executive Officer Kristalina […]

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