New foundation to promote research, fight genocide ideology

New foundation to promote research, fight genocide ideology

Genocide survivor Yolande Mukagasana has, in partnership with other people, created a foundation whose objective among others include fighting against denial and revisionism of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Dubbed Yolande Mukagasana Foundation, the foundation also seeks to fight against the ideology of genocide and promote any art that will have the same objective whether in writing, music, theatre or cinema. It will also conduct research […]

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Rwanda horticulture export prospects high with UAE deal

Rwanda horticulture export prospects high with UAE deal

Rwanda’s horticultural products have started being traded in the Carrefour hypermarket thanks to a deal between the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) and this United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based retail firm. The partnership between NAEB and Carrefour is seen as a key enabler for Rwandan producers of fresh products, exporters and the country’s economy at large, according to Rwandafresh— the brand for Rwanda’s fresh products […]

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President Kagame hails launch of trading under AfCFTA

President Kagame hails launch of trading under AfCFTA

As African countries kick off trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, President Paul Kagame has welcomed the latest development. The African Union launched the start of the trading of the Continental Free Trade Area on January 1, marking a significant milestone towards the world’s largest free-trade zone. “Cheers to the launch of Trading #AfCFTA, to those who put it all together […]

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Rwanda attracted $1.2 billion in investments this year

Rwanda attracted $1.2 billion in investments this year

President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda registered 172 investment projects in 2020, valued at $1.2 billion despite Covid-19,. The investments are expected to create 22,000 new jobs, the President said on Monday, December 21, 2020, as he delivered his annual state of the nation address where he broke down the government’s achievements for the year. The Head of State also used the address to outline the government’s […]

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How ready is Rwanda for FinTech investments?

How ready is Rwanda for FinTech investments?

As Rwanda establishes the Kigali International Financial Centre which aims at positioning Rwanda as a preferred financial hub for investments into Africa, Fin-tech is emerging as one of top investment opportunities on the continent. This among other things calls on the country to review its readiness for the Financial Technology (FinTech) investments to attract more local, regional and global investors to Rwanda as their hub. Investor readiness […]

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Kagame pledges continued collaboration with OECD

Kagame pledges continued collaboration with OECD

President Paul Kagame on Monday, December 14, pledged continued collaboration between Africa and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He was speaking at the ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the Organisation. OECD is an international organisation that works to build better policies for better lives. It has 36 member countries, but also partners with several other countries worldwide to shape policies that foster prosperity, equality, […]

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President Kagame: Ambitious action on climate change will make our world more resilient

President Kagame: Ambitious action on climate change will make our world more resilient

President Paul Kagame on Sunday, December 13, stressed the essence of ambitious action on climate change. He was speaking at the extraordinary virtual Climate Ambition Summit convened by the United Nations, United Kingdom and France, in partnership with Chile and Italy, and came five years to the day since the historic Paris Agreement was adopted. In his remarks, Kagame said: “Ambitious action on climate change […]

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Rwanda and Singapore Strengthen Cooperation in FinTech

Rwanda and Singapore Strengthen Cooperation in FinTech

KIGALI, December 11, 2020 The Ministry of Trade & Industry (MINICOM) and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)) today signed a mutual agreement for the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM) to be involved in the implementation of the international and open platform project, dubbed Business sans Borders (BSB). This will strengthen greater cooperation in FinTech innovation, trade and business development between Rwanda and Singapore. MAS […]

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Rwanda International Trade Fair 2020

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President Kagame: Africans must connect easily despite Covid-19 pandemic

President Kagame: Africans must connect easily despite Covid-19 pandemic

President Paul Kagame on Tuesday, December 8, made the case for continued collaboration among African countries, which he said will be critical for the continent to emerge from the current Covid-19 period in safety and prosperity. The head of state was speaking virtually at the Kusi Ideas Festival, 2020 Edition, which is currently underway in Kenya. The two-day meeting brought together high ranking officials including […]

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