Rwanda wins bid to host continental agriculture body

Rwanda wins bid to host continental agriculture body

Rwanda will host the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) next year and also serve as the seat of the organization going forward, a statement from AGRF Partners Group says. The group made the announcement on September 6 in Accra, Ghana during the 2019 AGRF. The statement revealed that the move followed a competitive bidding process. AGRF is now well established as the premier platform for […]

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Kagame thanks citizens on conservation efforts

Kagame thanks citizens on conservation efforts

President Paul Kagame on Friday applauded citizens of Musanze District and neighbouring areas for their role in conservation and encouraged them to continue the good work towards conservation of the environment, gorillas and other species. He was officiating at the Kwita Izina ceremony, the annual gorilla naming tradition, which took place in Kinigi, Musanze District of the Northern Province – home to the Volcanoes National […]

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World Bank pledges continued support to Rwanda’s universal electricity agenda

World Bank pledges continued support to Rwanda’s universal electricity agenda

The World Bank will continue to work with the Government of Rwanda to support its quest to connect the whole nation to electricity. The pledge was made yesterday by the World Bank Country Manager, Said Yasser El-Gammal, at a ceremony to sign a $125m (approximately Rwf112bn) credit agreement that will cater for the expansion of electricity access in the country. El-Gammal pointed out that looking […]

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Rwanda’s dry port to facilitate trade in region – UAE trade official

Rwanda’s dry port to facilitate trade in region – UAE trade official

Rwanda’s dry port will ease trade not only in Rwanda, but also in the neighbouring markets, Mohammed Al Kamali the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Exports has said. Dubai Exports is the promotion agency of the Department of Economic Development – a government body entrusted to set and drive Dubai’s economic agenda within the broader governance systems of the United Arab Emirates. Al Kamali […]

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Japan pledges to increase investments in Africa

Japan pledges to increase investments in Africa

Japanese private companies have been reluctant to venture into Africa because they in most cases lack sufficient knowledge about opportunities presented by the continent. However, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his government will do whatever it takes to facilitate an increased presence of Japanese companies in Africa. Abe was speaking at the seventh edition of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) that […]

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PM Ngirente urges Africa to turn to TVET to bridge the skills gap

PM Ngirente urges Africa to turn to TVET to bridge the skills gap

A severe shortage of skills in key sectors of the economy threatens to erode the gains made by African countries, Prime Minister Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has said, making the case for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) schools. The Prime Minister made the remarks yesterday as he was officiating at the opening ceremony of the week-long meeting of 200 member institutions of the Commonwealth […]

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Btcn asia’s country report on Rwanda

Btcn asia’s country report on Rwanda

Hear from the High Commissioner as he provides a snapshot of Rwanda’s socio-economic tapestry and the unflinching determination that continues to drive her growth in this btcn asia country report.  

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Kagame expected in Paris for G7 Summit

Kagame expected in Paris for G7 Summit

President Paul Kagame is scheduled to take part in the G7 Summit in France over the weekend. G7, also known as the Group of Seven, is made up of seven countries – which are among the largest industrialised economies of the world. The summit brings together leaders and policymakers from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States to build consensus […]

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Rwanda Encourages Youth to Use Electric Motorcycles

Rwanda Encourages Youth to Use Electric Motorcycles

Rwanda has introduced the use of electric motorcycles as part of its efforts to protect the environment and cut fuel costs. Passengers and motorcyclists say the electric vehicles could dramatically change how Rwandans do business. James Musisi, 45, is one of 10 motorcyclists who have started to use the motorcycles in what is known as the moto-taxi business — motorcycle taxis. He says the vehicles […]

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Rwanda, Uganda sign MoU to resolve stand-off

Rwanda, Uganda sign MoU to resolve stand-off

Rwanda and Uganda have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with both countries committing to resolving the ongoing stand-off that has worsened in the past few months. The signing took place in Luanda during a Quadripartite Summit held on Wednesday. The MoU, which was seen by The New Times, was witnessed by the host President João Lourenço, and Presidents Félix Tshisekedi of DR Congo, as well as his […]

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