Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2020

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2020

In Kigali, Commonwealth leaders will convene under the overarching theme ‘Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming’, building on CHOGM 2018 outcomes which were inspired by the theme ‘Towards a Common Future’. The meeting will place a strong emphasis on delivering achievable, comprehensive, meaningful, and powerful initiatives that effect change and implement the CHOGM 2018 agenda. Meeting in executive sessions and in an informal retreat, […]

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Rwanda on track to host CHOGM

Rwanda on track to host CHOGM

Does Kigali look like a city hosting CHOGM in less than 5 months? What does a city hosting CHOGM look like? What has not been done yet? Are we even ready? These are some of the questions that Rwandans can often be heard asking out loud in regards to the oncoming Common Wealth Heads of State and Government Meeting scheduled for July this year. The […]

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Govt retreat to focus on Vision 2050

Govt retreat to focus on Vision 2050

The agenda of the 17th National Leadership Retreat, commonly known as Umwiherero (retreat), will mainly focus on shaping the country in line with Vision 2050, the Minister in the President’s Office, Judith Uwizeye said on Saturday, February 15. Approximately 400 people from the Government, private sector, youth and friends of Rwanda will be part of this four-day retreat that will kick-off Sunday, February 16. Participants on Saturday, […]

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Rating agency reaffirms Rwanda’s creditworthiness

Rating agency reaffirms Rwanda’s creditworthiness

Standard & Poor’s (S&P), an international financial services company, has maintained  Rwanda’s rating at “B+” thereby boosting investor confidence in the country. The international credit rating agency observed that the ratings on Rwanda are supported by above-average growth trends compared with peers. A sovereign credit rating is an independent assessment of a country’s creditworthiness. It is important because it gives investors insight into the level of […]

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Rwanda leads in implementing continental agriculture plan

Rwanda leads in implementing continental agriculture plan

Rwanda has emerged the best-performing country overall in implementing a continental policy framework for agricultural transformation, wealth creation, food security and nutrition, economic growth and prosperity for all. A report by the African Union Commission (AUC) presented at the AU Summit in Addis Ababa on Monday indicated that Rwanda’s performance – in implementing the 2014 Malabo Declaration of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) […]

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Kagame donates Rwf460 million to African women’s leadership fund

President Paul Kagame on Saturday pledged Rwf460 million ($500,000) to the newly launched African Women’s Leadership Fund (AWLF). The President made the pledge during the Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in Africa breakfast he attended alongside President Sahle-Work Zewde of Ethiopia, President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and other Heads of State and Government […]

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Govt to set up drones operation centre

Govt to set up drones operation centre

The government is in the process of designing a drone operation centre that will serve to develop the uptake, training and regulation of unmanned aerial vehicles commonly known as drones. According to Minister of ICT and Innovation Paula Ingabire, the feasibility study for the operation centre have already been completed and the design phase was underway. The development of the facility’s infrastructure will come thereafter. […]

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Kigali Green City Project receives Rwf 10B investment

Kigali Green City Project receives Rwf 10B investment

The Kigali Green City project has received its first capital injection from the German Government through KFW Development Bank worth €10 million (Approximately Rwf 10 billion). The German envoy to Rwanda Thomas Kurz and the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Uzziel Ndagijimana signed an agreement approving the financing on Friday 31st January. This is Germany’s first capital injection into the venture with another €20 […]

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Government to develop a sports hub in Remera

Government to develop a sports hub in Remera

The Ministry of Infrastructure has revealed that at least 35 hectares in Remera, in which Amahoro National Stadium and Kigali Arena are located will get a facelift so as to produce Remera Sports Hub. At a press conference on January 29, Amb.Claver Gatete, the Minister for Infrastructure said activities to upgrade the area into a Modern Sports Center are expected to start this year. He […]

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Rwanda deploys drones to eliminate malaria mosquitoes

Rwanda deploys drones to eliminate malaria mosquitoes

Following the Government’s partnership with Charis Unmanned Aerial Solutions, a local drone technology company, Rwanda will, today, for the very first time begin using drones to rid communities of malaria-carrying mosquitoes. The initiative, which will be launched in Jabana, in Gasabo District, will complement a set of existing strategies to prevent and combat malaria in the country. According to the Ministry of Health, the initiative that will […]

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