Equatorial Guinea president visits Rwanda

Equatorial Guinea president visits Rwanda

President Paul Kagame and his Equatorial Guinean counterpart, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, yesterday witnessed the signing of four bilateral pacts at Village Urugwiro in Kigali. President Obiang was in the country for a one-day official visit accompanied by senior officials of his government. The four agreements included, rules of procedure of the joint permanent commission, memorandum of understanding on mutual diplomatic consultations, a memorandum of understanding on […]

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Farmers, exporters tipped on benefits of Electronic World Trade platform – officials

Farmers, exporters tipped on benefits of Electronic World Trade platform – officials

Rwandan official shave said that farmers and exporters will greatly benefit from the Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP), an Alibaba e-commerce platform – the first of its kind in Africa, launched last year in Rwanda. The remarks were made during a 4 day workshop concluded on Friday in Hangzhou China where Rwandan officials were trained on the transformative impact and promise of a new data-driven digital […]

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Rwanda to deploy drones in malaria fight

Rwanda to deploy drones in malaria fight

After a few minutes spent entering flight and insecticide treatment plans, a click of the start button on the tablet sets things in motion. There’s a brisk rise in the clearly audible buzz as the unmanned aerial vehicle takes off. Its mission is to spray and spread larvicide across the fields believed to be habitat for malaria-carrying mosquitoes. Following the Government of Rwanda’s partnership with […]

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Rwanda, Japan commit to strengthen trade ties

Rwanda, Japan commit to strengthen trade ties

Rwanda and Japan have committed to strengthening bilateral ties and increasing avenues of cooperation for the mutual benefit of the people of both countries. The commitment was made this week during an official visit by President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame to Japan. “Rwanda remains committed to strengthening cooperation with Japan, in the bilateral as well as the international arena, for the benefit […]

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Top investments in Rwanda in 2018

Top investments in Rwanda in 2018

Rwanda attracted $2.006 billion in domestic and foreign investments last year, surpassing the target by $6 million. This reflects a 20 per cent growth from $1.675 billion that was recorded in 2017. Of the top five investments into the country in 2018, four were local projects demonstrating that the local private sector is headed for maturity. According to the latest statistics from Rwanda Development Board, […]

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Chinese coffee lovers taste Rwandan specialty coffee

Chinese coffee lovers taste Rwandan specialty coffee

Chinese consumers were introduced to three Rwandan specialty coffee brands in an event held in Shanghai on Sunday, organised by Alibaba Group in conjunction with the Rwandan embassy in China. Alibaba is one of the largest e-commerce platforms in the world and the three coffee brands showcased are being promoted to Chinese consumers through the Electronic World Trade Platform project (eWTP). The platform was launched […]

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Kagame, First Lady begin two-day official visit to Japan

Kagame, First Lady begin two-day official visit to Japan

President Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame began a two-day official visit to Japan on Tuesday. On the first day of their visit, the President and First Lady paid a courtesy call to Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan. On the agenda are bilateral meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and First Lady Akie Abe. Bilateral talks between President Kagame and Prime Minister […]

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2018 in review: Rwanda on track to become a meetings, conferences hub

2018 in review: Rwanda on track to become a meetings, conferences hub

If you search on the internet for events hosted in Rwanda during the year 2009, your Google search is likely to give you a few and same events that still happen today. These events are neither regional nor international. The search engine results are likely to be Kwita Izina and Miss Rwanda, among others. Kwita Izina has perhaps been transformed and given an international touch […]

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Kagame in Côte d’Ivoire on two-day state visit

Kagame in Côte d’Ivoire on two-day state visit

President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame arrived in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire for a two-day state visit. The visit follows a three-day visit to Rwanda by the Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara in April this year. Kagame’s visit is aimed at further strengthening diplomatic and economic relations between the two countries. During the first day of the visit, Kagame held talks with his Ivorian counterpart […]

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Africa, Europe ties should be mutually beneficial – Kagame

Africa, Europe ties should be mutually beneficial – Kagame

The African continent ought to be viewed as a partner to the European Union as opposed to a beneficiary of generosity, President Kagame has said. President Kagame was speaking in Vienna, Austria at the High-Level Africa-Europe Forum which he is co-chairing alongside Austria’s Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. The head of state said that Europeans should view Africans as partners and not beneficiaries of their generosity […]

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