ITB Asia 2018

ITB Asia 2018
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IMF, WB Annual Meetings

The Annual Meetings of International Monetary Fund & World Bank Group (IMF-WBG) are conducted annually in October (during autumn) to discuss the work of their respective institutions. In addition to a plenary meeting of the Boards of Governors, the Development Committee (DC) and the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) are convened as part of the Annual Meetings. The DC and IMFC advise the Boards […]

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2018 Rwanda CEO Summit

2018 Rwanda CEO Summit

On 27th September 2018, The New Times and Karisimbi Business Partners will co-host the 2018 Rwanda CEO Summit under the theme, ‘Empowering Growth’. This event is set to attract 100+ of the nation’s leading CEOs and business leaders and will serve as a platform for the release of exclusive, cutting-edge research and analysis from Karisimbi Business Partners, panel discussion and spirited debate from Rwanda’s senior […]

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Rwf39 billion Fund set up to support agri-businesses

Rwf39 billion Fund set up to support agri-businesses

Access to capital related challenges faced by local agriculture could ease, albeit marginally, following the launch of a Rwf39 billion Fund by U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID). The Fund will be launched on Tuesday this week. The funds will be availed under a five year project aimed at increasing loans and investments to small and medium businesses in the agricultural sector and is estimated […]

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Economy expands by 6.7% in second quarter

Rwanda’s economy grew by 6.7 per cent in the second quarter of 2018, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning said yesterday. The performance represents rebound from the 4 per cent growth rate registered in the same period last year In the second quarter of 2018, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at current market prices was estimated at Rwf2,000 billion, up from Rwf1, 869 billion in […]

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Rwandan nominated for Rwf 160m Innovation Prize

Rwandan nominated for Rwf 160m Innovation Prize

A Rwandan entrepreneur, Henri Nyakarundi, who developed a renewable energy App that helps connect rural communities to solar-power device charging and internet has featured on a list of top 10 nominees for the African Innovation Foundation (AIF)’s 2018 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA). The AIF prestigious Prize is worth $185 000 (about Rwf160 million), which is shared among contestants with the winner getting US$ 100,000, while […]

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Luxperience 2018

Luxperience 2018

‘Luxperience is the only travel event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere that connects the world’s most exclusive travel providers dealing in luxury and experiential travel.’ Come find Rwanda at Luxperience 2018!

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How Rwanda became the first African country with an electronic procurement system

How Rwanda became the first African country with an electronic procurement system

In an effort to reduce corruption, improve transparency and efficiency, and minimize potential collusion among bidders, several countries are establishing electronic government procurement systems, also known as e-GP systems. Rwanda is one of those countries. In fact, it is the first African country to implement an e-GP system nationally, and in a shorter span of time compared to other countries. Rwanda’s e-GP journey has the […]

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Kagame urges more youth involvement in agriculture

Kagame urges more youth involvement in agriculture

President Paul Kagame has challenged African youth to adjust their mindsets on agriculture and increase involvement in the sector. Kagame was speaking yesterday during the Presidential panel at the African Green Revolution Forum. Kagame said that to make agriculture more productive on the continent, among the necessary adjustments include a change of mindset among the youth in regards to agriculture to make it a career of choice. […]

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Kwita Izina 2018 registers record attendance

Kwita Izina 2018 registers record attendance

This year’s Kwita Izina event—the annual gorilla naming ceremony—was a “huge success’’ according to the organisers, Rwanda Development Board (RDB). During Kwita Izina gala dinner, held at Lake Kivu Serena on Friday night, Chief Tourism Officer, Belise Kariza paid tribute to all the stakeholders of the Kwita Izina series of events and described the 14th edition of the gorilla naming ceremony as “spectacular”. Kariza’s comments […]

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