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, Morocco agree to expedite bilateral agreements

Rwanda, Morocco agree to expedite bilateral agreements

Morocco and Rwandan have agreed to establish a committee that will follow up on the implementation of the 30 bilateral cooperation agreements that the two countries have so far signed, an official statement indicates. The decision was reached on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, in Rabat, the capital of Morocco. This monitoring committee will help accelerate the implementation of such agreements, as well as explore new […]

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Sustainable development involves citizens – Kagame

Sustainable development involves citizens – Kagame

President Paul Kagame has said that sustainable development must result from the involvement of all citizens. Kagame was speaking in Abu Dhabi, UAE, during a Presidential Keynote Interview at the Future Sustainability Summit conducted by British broadcast journalist Nik Gowing where they discussed Rwanda’s sustainability development goals. The President arrived in the UAE on Sunday to attend the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week as well as […]

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Kagame, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince hold bilateral talks

Kagame, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince hold bilateral talks

President Paul Kagame and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan during a bilateral meeting held in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Following the meeting, the President attended the official opening of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week as well as the Zayed Sustainability Prize ceremony. President Kagame arrived in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Today, Tuesday January 14, he is […]

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Rwanda’s economic prospects for 2020 brightest in region – World Bank

Rwanda’s economic prospects for 2020 brightest in region – World Bank

The World Bank Group forecasts that the Sub-Saharan Africa economy will grow by 2.9 per cent in 2020, recovering from 2.4 per cent growth recorded last year. In its ‘Global Economic Prospects’ report released on Wednesday this week, the institution said regional growth is expected to pick up depending on investor confidence improvement in some large economies, and energy bottlenecks ease. A pickup in oil […]

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Rwanda registered $2.46bn in investments in 2019

Rwanda registered $2.46bn in investments in 2019

Rwanda registered more than $2.46 billion worth of investments in 2019, according to latest figures from Rwanda Development Board’s (RDB) latest figures released Wednesday. This is an increase of 22.6 per cent compared to last year where investments totalling $2.01 billion were recorded in 2018. According to Clare Akamanzi, the CEO of RDB, the new figures are a demonstration of investor confidence and with the […]

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Rwanda to set up green bank to finance climate investments

Rwanda to set up green bank to finance climate investments

Government is set to facilitate the creation of a financial institution in Rwanda that will be solely dedicated to funding projects that promote climate change resilience. The development was first announced during the 25th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change which was held in Spain recently. Speaking to The New Times on Monday, Doreen Nakure, a communication specialist at Rwanda […]

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What to look out for in 2020

What to look out for in 2020

The long-awaited year 2020 is here and Rwanda can only look forward toward 2050 with hope and hard work demonstrated over the last 20 years. Nasra Bishumba breaks down the exciting events and milestones that are expected across sectors of the country in 2020. 1. June 2020 CHOGM Rwanda has made a name for itself over the last few years for hosting historical summits but the […]

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Rwanda aspires to become a business and innovation hub in the next decade

Rwanda aspires to become a business and innovation hub in the next decade

An interview with the CEO of Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Clare Akamanzi on the occasion of the celebration of 10 years after the creation of the board, through a merger of seven public institutions. Looking at RDB’s ten-year journey, what did it take to get it here? It took a bold vision by President Paul Kagame, and the entire Government, to prioritize private sector development, […]

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Rwanda to get blockchain training school next year

Rwanda to get blockchain training school next year

Africa Blockchain Institute (ABI) has announced it will begin operations in Rwanda in 2020, making it the first blockchain school in the country. Currently operating in Ghana, the school intends to offer five courses namely; blockchain essentials certification course, blockchain developers’ course, enterprise blockchain course, blockchain for lawyers and blockchain for impact. “Blockchain for lawyers is designed to introduce legal professionals from the lens of […]

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