Youth are foundation of Rwanda’s devt – Ngirente

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has reminded the youth that they are the foundation of the country’s development, urging them to showcase their potential. The premier said this on Wednesday while addressing more than 3,000 youths that attended the 8th YouthConnekt Convention at Intare Conference Arena. They included members of Itorero Urungano, while others are representatives from secondary schools and universities, and those from the Diaspora […]

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Umushyikirano kicks off

Umushyikirano kicks off

The 17th edition of the Annual National Umushyikirano Council gets underway Thursday at Kigali Convention Centre, attracting some 2,000 delegates from across Rwanda and beyond for a conversation on matters of national importance. This year’s Umushyikirano will focus on efforts to sustain gains made over the years, with emphasis on inclusive growth. Organisers say discussions will also centre on economic growth through leveraging available opportunities […]

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Kagame in Qatar for Doha Forum on governance

Kagame in Qatar for Doha Forum on governance

Rwanda’s international cooperation efforts seek partnership with the rest of the world for shared gains not pursuing favours as a darling of the world, President Paul Kagame has said. Kagame was speaking in Qatar at the 2019 Doha Forum, a leading thought platform which discusses varied topics including trends and technology, trade and investment, human capital and inequality, security, cyber governance, and defense among others. […]

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Rwanda’s economy to exceed 8.5 % growth projections

Rwanda’s economy to exceed 8.5 % growth projections

The Rwandan economy is on course to surpass the 8.5 per cent growth rate projected in November this year by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). This is emerging as the economy grew by 11.9 per cent in the period between July and September with the current value of all finished goods and services produced in Rwanda estimated to be Rwf2,358 billion, up from Rwf2,065 billion […]

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Rwanda and Qatar cement ties with airport deal

Rwanda and Qatar cement ties with airport deal

On May 4, 2017, Rwanda and Qatar signed an agreement establishing diplomatic relations. The agreement reaffirmed the growing bilateral ties between the two countries and possibly setting in motion future agreements, mainly in the business. Since then, a number of senior officials’ visits have been held between the two countries. Previously, Qatar was represented in Rwanda through its mission in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania while Rwanda was […]

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Rwanda and Qatar Airways signs deal on Bugesera Airport

Rwanda and Qatar Airways signs deal on Bugesera Airport

Rwanda and Qatar Airways on Monday signed three agreements that saw the two parties set up a joint venture to build, own, and operate the new airport in Bugesera District. It is the same airport that was under construction previously under the name Bugesera International Airport but the latest deal means that a new name will according to officials be announced in the coming days. Below are key highlights of […]

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Kagame, Emir of Qatar unveil new anti-corruption monument

Kagame, Emir of Qatar unveil new anti-corruption monument

President Paul Kagame and His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar were joined by Hage Geingob, the President of Namibia, AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat, Gianni Infantino the FIFA President and other delegates to unveil a new anti-corruption monument in Kigali. The leaders first used hammers to knock down a makeshift wall with the word “corruption” inscribed in different […]

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French football giants PSG to promote brand Rwanda

French football giants PSG to promote brand Rwanda

Rwandan brands are upbeat on the opportunities that will stem from the newly signed partnership agreement between the government and French football club, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). This is Rwanda’s second football club sponsorship deal following a three-year deal signed with Arsenal FC in May 2018. The agreement announced on Wednesday, December 4, among other things has provisions to showcase and promote the visibility of Rwandan brands and tourism […]

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Rwanda, Indonesia look to stronger ties

Rwanda, Indonesia look to stronger ties

Rwanda and Indonesia have committed to strengthening ties between both countries following the launch of a “friendship association” between the two countries, in an event  that was held in Kigali on Sunday. The Ambassador of Indonesia to Rwanda, Prof. Dr. Pardele Ratlan and Theophille Rurangwa who represented the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed both countries’ interest to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries. “Indonesia is […]

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Kagame launches new CMU-Africa campus, lauds diversity of students

Kagame launches new CMU-Africa campus, lauds diversity of students

Africa must make the right linkages between technology and industry, and knowledge and production to be able to achieve her development aspirations, President Kagame has said. The Head of State said this while opening the new campus of Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa) that is built in Kigali Innovation City in Gasabo district. The launch of the new campus was attended by among others the […]

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