UK committed to boosting trade ties as Brexit deadline looms

UK committed to boosting trade ties as Brexit deadline looms

The United Kingdom (UK) has committed to boosting its trade relations with Rwanda and other African countries as the deadline for Brexit looms, Jo Lomas, the UK High Commissioner to Rwanda has said. Lomas was addressing the media in Kigali on UK’s plans about its relationship with Africa during the post-Brexit period. The UK voted to leave the European Union (EU), a 28-member body, by […]

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23 baby gorillas named

23 baby gorillas named

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has reiterated the significance of conserving nature and wildlife, saying it goes a long way in improving people’s well-being as well as saving Mother Nature for generations to come. The prime Minister was officiating at yesterday’s Kwita Izina ceremony where 23 baby gorillas – which were born between July last year and June 2018 were named. Thousands of people – including […]

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Kwita Izina – Gorilla Naming Ceremony 2018

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Kwita Izina 2018: Who are the Gorilla namers?

Kwita Izina 2018: Who are the Gorilla namers?

The annual Gorilla naming ceremony, popularly known as Kwita Izina, the biggest event on the country’s tourism calendar, is slated for this weekend on September 7. The event, which is organised by Rwanda Development Board (RDB), will be held in Kinigi Sector, Musanze District. 23 baby gorillas will be named for this year’s event. Namers include Rwandan and international conservationists, sports personalities, renown philanthropists and […]

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Electoral commission releases provisional list of MPs-elect

Electoral commission releases provisional list of MPs-elect

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) yesterday released the preliminary list of all the 80 individuals elected to the Lower House. They include 53 fronted by political parties (who were elected through universal suffrage), 24 women representatives, two representatives of the youth, and one MP-elect who will represent the interests of the people living with disabilities. President Paul Kagame’s Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF)-Inkotanyi and six of […]

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We are grooming the youth to take over conservation – Akamanzi

We are grooming the youth to take over conservation – Akamanzi

As one of the country’s long term environmental protection strategies, the Government is working on grooming the youth to take over the custodianship of the nation’s future conservation efforts, the CEO of the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Clare Akamanzi, has said. Akamanzi said this yesterday while addressing about 500 conservationists from all over the world at the annual ‘Conversation on Conservation’ forum under the theme; […]

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Kagame backs new China-Africa development framework

Kagame backs new China-Africa development framework

President Paul Kagame has backed the Africa-China development framework announced on Monday by Chinese President Xi Jinping. President Kagame was speaking on Tuesday at a roundtable discussion organised as part of the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). Kagame said that the summit’s declaration on closer cooperation and the Beijing Action Plan capture the key issues and provide an ideal roadmap […]

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Africa Green Revolution Forum

AGRF 2018 has dedicated political and policy leadership from African governments. The event will showcase the leadership of 3 – 5 Heads of State and 15+ ministers. They will serve as champions for the rest of the continent with their insights on lessons learned and progress made in agricultural transformation efforts around Africa. Attendees will hear first hand from global leaders and distinguished personalities including […]

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Interview: Rwandan president says FOCAC summit comes “at the right time”

Interview: Rwandan president says FOCAC summit comes “at the right time”

Visiting Rwandan President Paul Kagame said here Sunday that the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) comes at the right time as globalization faces headwind. FOCAC is a cooperation mechanism that has, since its establishment in 2000, achieved great results in health care, education, infrastructure and industrialization in Africa, Kagame said. China and Africa share a common aspiration for development and stability, […]

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Legislative Elections: Kagame votes in Beijing as Diaspora goes to the polls

Legislative Elections: Kagame votes in Beijing as Diaspora goes to the polls

Thousands of Rwandans from across the world on Sunday headed to designated polling stations to take part in the legislative elections. The elections were in the Diaspora held a day before the general elections in the country that will see 53 members of parliament elected through the direct ballot. The other 27 legislators will be elected through indirect vote by special interest groups including women, […]

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