Global Gender Summit

A biennial event organized by the world multilateral development banks, this summit brings together leaders from government, development institutions, private sector, civil society and academia to share best practices and drive innovation to accelerate progress on gender equality around the world. The African Development Bank is leading the 2019 event in Kigali, Rwanda, and the theme will be ‘Unpacking Constraints to Gender Equality’.

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President Kagame makes case for Single African Air Transport Market

President Kagame makes case for Single African Air Transport Market

Operationalization of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) will among other things eliminate challenges of geography which have been a common reason for continent’s underdevelopment, President Paul Kagame has said. Kagame was speaking at the opening of the ongoing Aviation Africa Summit underway at the Kigali Convention Centre. Launched in January last year, SAATM is one of the African Union’s flagship initiatives meant to […]

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Aviation Africa Summit & Exhibition

Aviation Africa Summit & Exhibition

Aviation Africa is a major trade event for the aerospace and defence industries. The event is a 2 day summit and exhibition. Speakers within our open-air ‘silent’ conference hall will include Air Chiefs, leaders from African airlines, civil aviation authorities, business aviation & support industries. The co-located exhibition will feature over 100 global aviation companies.

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New envoys pledge to strengthen their countries’ relations with Rwanda

New envoys pledge to strengthen their countries’ relations with Rwanda

Thirteen new envoys representing different countries to Rwanda yesterday presented their credentials to President Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro, pledging to further enhance cooperation between their countries and Rwanda. The new envoys accredited to Rwanda are Krzysztof Buzalski of Poland, Cherdkiat Atthakir of Thailand, Mark Raphael Ramsden of New Zealand, Lisa Stadelbauer of Canada, Nguyen Kim Doanh of Vietnam and Burcu Cevik of Turkey. Amb. […]

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How Rwanda is winning the fight against malaria

How Rwanda is winning the fight against malaria

Following the malaria contingency plan that was put in place in 2016, severe cases of malaria and mortality have since decreased by 50 per cent. There has also been estimated reduction in the country’s malaria burden with 430,000 fewer cases recorded in 2017 than in 2016, according to the World Health Organisation report released last year. These achievements are attributed to many factors and one of […]

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Crested crane conservationist Olivier Nsengimana dedicates award to country

Crested crane conservationist Olivier Nsengimana dedicates award to country

Olivier Nsengimana, who was on Tuesday announced among three winners of a prestigious award and close to Rwf50 million (Euros 50,000), each, for their efforts in conservation of nature has told The New Times that the award is for the country, not him as a person. He emphasized that there are “so many stakeholders” including the conservation department at Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Akagera National Park, and numerous […]

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Kagame shares Rwanda’s story with US business leaders

Kagame shares Rwanda’s story with US business leaders

President Paul Kagame Monday evening addressed a gathering of over 300 business leaders in Charlotte, North Carolina in the US, where he said that Rwanda has put behind the tragedies of the past decades to shape a better future. “We don’t allow ourselves to get lost in our tragedies because if you do that, that is where you stay. The lessons should be able to inform […]

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Govt secures $80 million to build 10 vocational schools

Govt secures $80 million to build 10 vocational schools

Government, through Workforce Development Authority (WDA), is finalising plans to break ground for the construction of 10 specialised Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) schools across the country. According to officials, the development is part of an effort to have at least 60 per cent of students who complete ordinary level of high school join vocational education. The target had previously been set for […]

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Rwanda gets $11m Design Lab

Rwanda gets $11m Design Lab

Co-Creation Hub (CcHub), a Nigerian innovation centre, yesterday unveiled its first African ‘Design Lab’ in Kigali as part of its expansion strategy. Over the next five years, the firm plans to spend $11 million on designing design technology solutions to systemic problems in in public health, education and governance. The launch of CcHUB Design Lab was presided over by the Minister for ICT and Innovation, Paula Ingabire. […]

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The dance of Rwanda’s Warriors

The dance of Rwanda’s Warriors

Tall, strong, dark figures pacing from side to side. Their voices echo, and in unison they chant. Harmoniously, there is a cacophony of sounds emerging from brightly dressed men. These men are the chosen ones, the warriors, handpicked to serve the King. Listening to music that accompanies the dance, you will hear a variety of tones and beats. The main presiding sound would be the […]

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