Kagame calls for partnerships in Africa’s wildlife conservation

Kagame calls for partnerships in Africa’s wildlife conservation

President Paul Kagame has urged business and political leaders across Africa to leverage the growing regional integration across the continent and improve their collaboration in efforts to conserve African wildlife. The Head of State, who is also the current Chairperson of the African Union, made the call on Thursday while officiating at the opening of the Business of Conservation Conference organised in Kigali by the African […]

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Kagame, Alibaba’s Jack Ma launch Africa’s first Electronic World Trade platform

Kagame, Alibaba’s Jack Ma launch Africa’s first Electronic World Trade platform

The first Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) in Africa was launched Wednesday in Kigali, opening doors for small businesses in Africa to take part in cross-border electronic trade. The platform is a result of a partnership between the Government of Rwanda and Alibaba Group. During the launch held yesterday, Rwanda and Alibaba Group signed three agreements to facilitate electronic trade in Rwanda and the rest […]

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Rwanda improves eleven places in Doing Business

Rwanda improves eleven places in Doing Business

Rwanda has improved 11 places in the annual series of World Bank’s Doing Business Report, ranking 29th globally from the 41st the previous year. The country retained its second position in Africa. The report, released Wednesday, attributes the impressive score to improvements in Rwanda’s business regulatory environment captured in the various reforms the country undertook. According to the World Bank report which ranked 190 countries […]

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Alibaba founder Jack Ma in Kigali

Alibaba founder Jack Ma in Kigali

China’s e-commerce billionaire and Alibaba Group founder, Jack Ma, is expected in Kigali today to launch a number of initiatives on which his firm will partner with Rwanda. According to Alizila, Alibaba Group’s news platform, one of the major announcements expected to be made is the launch of the Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP). eWTP is a multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to make it easier […]

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Mo Ibrahin Index: Rwanda records gains in public governance

Mo Ibrahin Index: Rwanda records gains in public governance

Rwanda registered major gains in public governance over the last ten years, according to the 2018 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), which was released Monday. The country ranks eighth in the overall governance in Africa. The index measures four score categories of safety and rule of law, participation and human rights, sustainable economic opportunity and human development. Overall, the report by the Mo Ibrahim […]

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Greenlight Planet rolls out its largest expansion in Rwanda, supplying 50,000 units to Ignite Power Rwanda in October

Greenlight Planet rolls out its largest expansion in Rwanda, supplying 50,000 units to Ignite Power Rwanda in October

Greenlight Planet, the global leader in solar home energy products is thrilled to announce that it has completed a shipment of an order of 50,000 Sun KingTM Home Systems for Ignite Rwanda project during October. Ignite’s Rwanda project is part of the universal access and Rural Electrification National Plan 2024. The Sun KingTM Systems will be connected by Ignite to provide safe and clean power to an […]

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President Kagame in Germany for G20 Summit, rallies global firms to invest in Africa

President Kagame in Germany for G20 Summit, rallies global firms to invest in Africa

President Paul Kagame on Tuesday urged world leaders to support global companies venturing into Africa as their sense of innovation in responding to Africa’s needs can play an important role in driving development on the continent. The Head of State delivered the message in Berlin, Germany, while attending a G20 Investment Summit that brought together German businesses and the Compact with Africa (CwA) member countries. He spoke […]

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Rwanda’s new cabinet: A skillful blend of age, gender and technocrats

Rwanda’s new cabinet: A skillful blend of age, gender and technocrats

When President Kagame announced his new Cabinet last week, among the things that stood out was the number of women appointed and the entry of youthful first-timers. For people not familiar with Rwandan politics, this is without a doubt exciting – rightly so. There is a lot of talk about the low number of young leaders in Africa and yet the average age of youth on […]

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Afreximbank to invest $100 million in Rwanda

Afreximbank to invest $100 million in Rwanda

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is planning a further financial outlay of $100 million in Rwanda’s economy, mainly the infrastructure sector, by the end of this year as it positions itself to tap into the country’s growing trade industry. The development is part of a $500 million commitment made in June last year by during the international lender’s annual general meeting in Kigali. Ademola Adeyinka, a […]

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AfCFTA ratification: Kagame seeks support of Pan-African Parliament

AfCFTA ratification: Kagame seeks support of Pan-African Parliament

President Paul Kagame on Monday urged the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) to facilitate the speedy ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), the Protocol on the Free Movement of Persons, and other key pillars of the continent’s Agenda 2063. President Kagame, who is also Chairperson of the African Union, sought the support of the continental assembly as he officially opened the two-week session of […]

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