Digital tools to drive social-economic recovery post-Covid

Digital tools to drive social-economic recovery post-Covid

Digital tools will speed up the world’s recovery from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic as well as serve to catch up with the Sustainable Development Goals, President Paul Kagame has said. President Kagame was speaking at the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development. Kagame is the commission’s co-chair alongside Business Magnate Carlos Slim; Audrey Azoulay, the Director General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural […]

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Rusesabagina remanded for 30 days

Rusesabagina remanded for 30 days

Kicukiro Primary Court has ruled to remand terror suspect Paul Rusesabagina for 30 days, saying that there is serious incriminating evidence pinning him. The decision follows Rusesabagina’s application for bail on Monday, September 14, saying that he was sick and that he would abide by any other restrictions that court will impose on him. Rusesabagina who was presented to the media by Rwanda Investigation Bureau […]

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Rwanda’s tea export revenues rise by 12%

Rwanda’s tea export revenues rise by 12%

Rwanda’s tea export revenues generated more than $93 million (over Rwf90 billion) in the fiscal year 2019/2020, representing a 12 percent increase compared to the over $83 million (about Rwf80 billion) fetched in 2018/2019, according to statistics from the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB). The statistics also show that tea export volumes increased by 7 percent from more than 30,500 tonnes in 2018/2019 to […]

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Tourism on a progressive trajectory since reopening

Tourism on a progressive trajectory since reopening

Countries have been advising their nationals against non-essential travel, but series of tourism spots are slowly easing Covid-19 border restrictions and are allowing visitors back. Rwanda eased tourism restrictions in June, allowing tourists to flock some of the popular places. Barely three months down the road, numbers show positive trends for different tourism destinations in the country, including the Volcanoes, Akagera and Nyungwe national parks. […]

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Drive to bridge gender gaps in private sector gains momentum

Drive to bridge gender gaps in private sector gains momentum

In partnership with the Gender Monitoring Office (GMO) and two UN agencies, Rwanda’s Private Sector Federation (PSF) has embarked on an initiative to eradicate rampant gender gaps which remain rampant in different industries. Driven by a four-year Gender Mainstreaming Strategy, the programme dubbed Gender Equality Seal the campaign intends to help private companies lay out a gender-responsive work environment. The Chief Gender Monitor at GMO Rose Rwabuhihi […]

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Kagame joins world leaders to mobilise funding for Covid-19 vaccine

Kagame joins world leaders to mobilise funding for Covid-19 vaccine

President Paul Kagame has said that the initiative to accelerate the availability and access to Covid-19 vaccine will play a key role in ending the pandemic and in getting African countries’ economies and people back to work. He was speaking on Thursday, September 10, during the inaugural meeting of the Access to Covid-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator Facilitation Council. A total of US$35 billion is still needed for […]

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Modern technologies will transform agriculture, Kagame says

Modern technologies will transform agriculture, Kagame says

President Paul Kagame has emphasized the need to invest in modern technologies as one of key metrics to drive Africa’s agricultural sector and agribusiness activities. He was speaking during a Presidential Panel at the just-concluded African Green Revolution Forum 2020, hosted by Rwanda. Kagame said agricultural exchange involves both a producer and a consumer in a relationship of buying and selling. “The goal for agricultural […]

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Kagame tips African youth on innovation to spur agric sector

Kagame tips African youth on innovation to spur agric sector

President Paul Kagame has said that African youth must challenge themselves and reflect on their contribution to the future of food in their communities, underscoring the need for innovation to advance the continent’s agriculture sector. Kagame made the observations on Thursday, September 10, 2020, while participating in a youth town hall meeting which was held under the theme “Africa’s Food System of the Future.” The session […]

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Amb Uwihanganye presents his credentials to Governor-General of Australia

Amb Uwihanganye presents his credentials to Governor-General of Australia

Rwanda’s High Commissioner to the Commonwealth of Australia on Wednesday, September 9, presented his letter of credence to General David Hurley, Governor-General of Australia, in a virtual ceremony. A statement from Rwanda’s High Commission in Singapore noted that Amb Uwihanganye conveyed warm greetings from the President Paul Kagame and appreciation for the warm bilateral relations between Australia and Rwanda. The High Commissioner also expressed commitment […]

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How new city master plan brings social inclusion and flexibility in construction

How new city master plan brings social inclusion and flexibility in construction

The new City of Kigali master plan launched on September 4, brings flexibility in building and also enhances social inclusion, among others, an urban planner has told The New Times. The master plan, Marie-Solange Muhirwa, an Architect and Chief Urban Planner of the City of Kigali, said, introduced flexibility of zoning regulations in order to respond to commercial real estate market demands. She stressed that it is responding […]

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