Rwanda-China in a new drive to promote film industry

Rwanda-China in a new drive to promote film industry

Officials from Rwanda and China have reiterated the need to forge common grounds to promote the arts and creative industries in their respective countries. The calls were made on Saturday at the launch of “Colorful China” project in Kigali. The “Colorful China” project in Rwanda is spearheaded by China Radio International, (CRI), the Kwetu Film Institute and Global Max Media Group, (GMMG) under the “One […]

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President Kagame in Djibouti for Free Trade and Industrial Zone inauguration

President Paul Kagame has expressed support for the new Djibouti International Free Trade Zone launched yesterday. Kagame who was in Djibouti on the invitation of the country’s president, President Ismail Omar Guelleh, during the launch of the project said that it is set to benefit countries in the region. The newly completed industrial area is Djibouti’s pilot free trade zone. It will provide comprehensive solutions […]

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Rwanda marks Liberation Day

Rwanda marks Liberation Day

Rwandans across the country will today celebrate the 24th anniversary of the Liberation Day, reflecting on the time when Genocide against the Tutsi in 1994 was stopped and citizens embarked on a long journey to transform their country and lives. The day will be observed countrywide and among the Rwandan Diaspora globally under the theme; “Together we Prosper”, which emphasises the importance of unity of […]

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Kagame: The spirit of unity will transform our country

Kagame: The spirit of unity will transform our country

President Paul Kagame has urged all Rwandans to keep pulling their efforts together to fast-track the country’s development and improving their lives. The Head of State delivered the message yesterday in Rongi, a mountainous area in Southern Province’s Muhanga District that is also historically known as part of Ndiza region. He addressed residents in Rongi – about 50 kilometres from Muhanga District headquarters – shortly […]

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The Africa we want is being built before our eyes – Kagame

The Africa we want is being built before our eyes – Kagame

President Paul Kagame has said that the Africa we want is being built piece by piece following increased progress towards achieving the goals Africa has set for herself. Highlighting the progress on the African Continental Free Trade Area, President Kagame announced Burundi, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Sierra Leone as the five new signatories bringing the number of signatories up to 49 member states with […]

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10 things to know about the revamped Northern Corridor Integration Projects initiative

10 things to know about the revamped Northern Corridor Integration Projects initiative

Last week, Nairobi was host to the 14th Northern Corridor Integration Projects (NCIP) Summit. This was the first time the Heads of State from Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda were meeting under the NCIP. The renewed interest in the projects is a sign the countries involved may well resume the earlier momentum in implementing in NCIP. The NCIP is a multilateral development initiative established in 2013 […]

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Reforms are about Africa’s interests and dignity

Reforms are about Africa’s interests and dignity

President Paul Kagame has said that the business as usual approach by the African Union has to change as the continent seeks transformation. President Kagame was speaking in Nouakchott, Mauritania as he chaired the the 31st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union which opened on Sunday. Kagame noted that there is progress in a number of […]

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Rwanda launches Rwf2.7 trillion agriculture development strategy

Rwanda launches Rwf2.7 trillion agriculture development strategy

Rwanda has launched the fourth Agriculture Transformation Strategy (PST4) that is designed to significantly increase farm productivity and promote value addition to food. The five-year plan, which runs from 2018 until 2023, will cost Rw2.7 trillion, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI). Speaking at the official launch of the strategy on Thursday in Kigali, Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente said that if […]

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Rwanda ranked second safest place in Africa – Gallup report

Rwanda ranked second safest place in Africa – Gallup report

The 2018 Global Law and Order report has ranked Rwanda second in Africa. Gallup’s Law and Order Index which gauges people’s sense of personal security and their personal experiences with crime and law enforcement indicates that 83 per cent of Rwandan residents have confidence in the local police force and that feel safe walking alone at night. In Africa, Egypt tops the chart followed by Rwanda […]

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‘Made in Rwanda’: Volkswagen rolls first car off Kigali plant

‘Made in Rwanda’: Volkswagen rolls first car off Kigali plant

By KABONA ESIARA   Rwanda’s war against dumping by foreign countries has been emboldened with the launch of the first car built in Kigali on Wednesday. German carmaker Volkswagen rolled off a Polo from its new assembly plant at Kigali’s Special Economic Zone. “Africa does not need to be a dumping ground for secondhand cars or secondhand anything,” President Paul Kagame said at the unveiling […]

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