Rwanda International Trade Fair 2020

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Gishwati-Mukura landscape designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Gishwati-Mukura landscape designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Rwanda’s tourism sector on Wednesday got a major boost after the Gishwati-Mukura landscape was recognized internationally after being designated a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Recognising Gishwati-Mukura as a biosphere reserve will foster economic development in the region while raising the country’s profile as a tourist destination, according to officials. Biosphere reserves promote sustainable development, especially by involving the population living around in their management, conservation, and […]

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Rwanda fully supports UN reform for efficiency, transparency

Rwanda fully supports UN reform for efficiency, transparency

Rwanda fully supports the UN reform process launched by the Secretary General in order to make the organization more efficient in its action, more transparent in its management and more responsive to crises, according to Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Vincent Biruta. He said this on Monday, October 26, during the high-level meeting at the margin of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly […]

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Rwanda accelerates nuclear energy efforts

Rwanda accelerates nuclear energy efforts

As Rwanda advances plans to establish a centre for nuclear science and technology, it has now started working on its nuclear stronghold by joining the international treaty that provides assistance in case of nuclear and radiological accidents. Recently the cabinet approved the draft law approving the accession of Rwanda to the convention on assistance in the case of nuclear accident or radiological emergency. The convention […]

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Rwanda features on EU “safe list”

Rwanda features on EU “safe list”

The European Union has listed Rwanda among the countries on which Covid-19 travel restrictions into the EU territory should be gradually lifted. According to a statement from the Council of the European Union on October 22, the move follows a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU. Among the criteria, the EU considers for […]

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Covid-19: First Lady makes case for global health diplomacy

Covid-19: First Lady makes case for global health diplomacy

First Lady Jeannette Kagame has said that the astronomical speed at which the coronavirus has engulfed the world and wreaked havoc in societies is a sober reminder that “we are all interconnected beyond space and geography.” Mrs. Kagame made the remarks last Friday 23 October 2020 during the 9th annual Meridian Summit, an international event that convenes diplomatic, business, and policy leaders in a neutral, […]

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IMF projects 2% growth for Rwandan economy

IMF projects 2% growth for Rwandan economy

Rwanda’s economy will grow by 2 percent in 2020 before rebounding back to strong growth rates next year, the International Monetary Fund has noted. While this is a slowdown in comparison to 9.4 percent growth in 2019, Rwanda will be one of the few African countries to experience growth. Following the Covid-19 pandemic, economies across the world have been adversely affected and are undergoing a […]

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Kagame: Tech investments will drive Africa’s future

Kagame: Tech investments will drive Africa’s future

President Paul Kagame on Tuesday, October 21, made a case for increased investment in technology, saying it will drive Africa’s transformation and the world’s future. He was speaking at a World Economic Forum-organised virtual event alongside Israel Prime, Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Colombia’s President Iván Duque. Kagame shared Rwanda’s experience, highlighting deliberate efforts the government has taken to pave the way for financial resources into […]

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WHO applauds Rwanda’s response to Covid-19

WHO applauds Rwanda’s response to Covid-19

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has applauded Rwanda “for instituting a strong system” that has enabled the country to “effectively confront” the Covid-19 pandemic. In a tweet dated Tuesday, October 20, WHO Director-General of WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: “Rwanda has been running all-of-government response to bring Covid-19 outbreak under control, following the fundamentals from testing and contact tracing to wide use of public […]

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KIFC enters into skills development partnership

KIFC enters into skills development partnership

Efforts to set up the Kigali International Finance Centre received a boost this week following a pact with International Compliance Association (ICA), the leading professional body for the global regulatory and financial crime compliance community. As Rwanda seeks to establish a regional financial hub, through the Kigali International Finance Centre, skills development has been termed as a prerequisite for the achievement of the ambitions. The […]

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