Rwanda targets share of Africa’s logistics market

Rwanda targets share of Africa’s logistics market

President Paul Kagame on Monday officiated at the launch of Dubai Ports (DP) World Kigali Logistics Platform, a new modern inland cargo handling facility expected to ease trade of goods and add impetus to Rwanda’s bid of becoming a regional logistics hub. The new facility, which was established under a public-private partnership framework, is a result of a 25-year concession agreement signed in 2016 between […]

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Rwanda, CAR sign bilateral pacts

Rwanda, CAR sign bilateral pacts

President Paul Kagame and President Faustin-Archange Touadéra of Central Africa Republic (CAR) yesterday witnessed the signing of four pacts in Bangui. The agreements are expected to increase partnership and cooperation between the two nations, particularly in areas of defence, mining and oil, investment promotion as well as a bilateral investment treaty. President Kagame was in Bangui on a one day state visit to Central Africa […]

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Kagame: Africa must fund her own transformation

Kagame: Africa must fund her own transformation

The African continent cannot continue to rely on foreign aid to finance its transformation, President Paul Kagame has said. Kagame was speaking in Abidjan at the 8th CGECI (Confédération Générale des Entreprises de Côte d’Ivoire) Academy, the largest annual gathering of Private Sector in the West African country. The summit brings together the private sector of the West African countries and covers topics such as […]

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Rwanda contributes $2.5m to Global Fund

Rwanda contributes $2.5m to Global Fund

Rwanda has heeded Global Fund’s appeal to raise at least $14 billion to step up the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria by contributing $2.5 million (about Rwf2.3 billion). The pledge was made by the Minister of Health, Dr. Diane Gashumba, who was representing President Paul Kagame, at the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment conference which ended yesterday in Lyon, France. “Honored to convey President Paul Kagame’s message […]

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Integration will make Africa a home for all, says Kagame

Integration will make Africa a home for all, says Kagame

Increasingly, integrating countries from across the continent and creating connections among citizens will make Africa an ideal home for all, President Paul Kagame has said. President Kagame made the remarks at the opening of the 3rd YouthConnekt Africa Summit underway in Kigali convening over 8000 young people from across the continent. The President said that the summit is in the spirit of bringing together young […]

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Rwanda’s satellite to be launched into orbit next month

Rwanda’s satellite to be launched into orbit next month

A satellite built by three Rwandan engineers and a team of Japanese at Tokyo University, Japan will be launched into orbit next month. Known as RWASAT-1 in technical terms, the satellite was launched to the International Space Station on September 24. This was revealed on Tuesday at a joint press conference between the Rwanda Utility and Regulatory Authority (RURA), the Ministry of ICT & Innovation, […]

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Thousands convene in Kigali for Youth Conneckt Africa summit

Thousands convene in Kigali for Youth Conneckt Africa summit

Thousands of young people from across the continent are in Kigali for the 2019 Youth Conneckt Africa summit which opens at the Kigali Arena on Wednesday. The continental summit, first held in 2017, was conceptualised from the Rwandan version of the annual summit launched in 2012. The summit is expected to feature over 100  speakers who include leading professionals from policy influencers, political and industry leaders, […]

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Visit Rwanda wins destination award

Visit Rwanda wins destination award

Rwanda’s tourism brand, ‘Visit Rwanda’ has won a top award for destination excellence in luxury and experiential travel at the 2019 Luxperience Awards in Sydney, Australia. The Luxperience Travel Trade Exhibition is a luxury Business event that connects the most innovative experiential tourism and premium events specialists in the travel market. The show is a considerable source market for leisure travel in Australia and Asia Pacific. […]

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Rwanda’s strength is built on unity — Kagame

Rwanda’s strength is built on unity — Kagame

President Paul Kagame addressed close to 4,000 Rwandans and Friends of Rwanda living abroad during the 10th edition of Rwanda Day held on Saturday at the World Conference Centre in Bonn, Germany. Kagame said Rwanda had made good progress over the past few years, despite the challenges it has faced. “Rwanda is a country building itself from the very bottom, where our already non-existent country […]

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Major changes underway in Africa — Kagame

Major changes underway in Africa — Kagame

Rwanda and the African continent are currently undergoing positive transformation and progress despite doubts and perceptions by a section of the developed world, President Paul Kagame has said. Kagame was speaking at the World Leaders Forum, a year-round event series, and interacted with the University’s students, scholars, and faculty. President Kagame is in the United States for the United Nations General Assembly. The Head of […]

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