Chinese President Xi to visit Rwanda

Chinese President Xi to visit Rwanda

The Chinese ambassador to Rwanda, Rao Hongwei, has confirmed that Chinese President Xi Jinping will be in Rwanda for a two-day state visit on July 22-23, highlighting that everything is in place to ensure the visit is a success. This is the first time that a Chinese president will be visiting Rwanda. According to the Chinese envoy, Xi’s visit to Rwanda seeks to strengthen cooperation […]

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Kagame meets YPO members

Kagame meets YPO members

President Paul Kagame, on Thursday, met with 80 members of the Young Presidents Association (YPO) from 17 countries who are visiting the country as part of the YPO Rwanda Life Changing Experience trip. The organisation is the largest global network of business leaders with more than 24,000 members from 130 countries. YPO member-run companies employing a total of 16 million people and generate USD6 trillion […]

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Gishwati-Mukura National Park to open for tourism

Gishwati-Mukura National Park to open for tourism

Rwanda will next year open the Gishwati-Mukura National park to visitors further expanding the country’s tourism menu. According to the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), plans for the official launch are in the advanced stages. The idea to transform the reserve into a national park was first mooted in 2007. The new park is part of the government’s broader efforts to expand the total forest cover to 30 percent of […]

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Top Arsenal player to attend Kwita Izina 2018

Top Arsenal player to attend Kwita Izina 2018

A member of the Arsenal first-team is expected to participate in this year’s gorilla naming ceremony, locally known as Kwita Izina. The highly-rated conservation event is held in Kinigi on the slopes of the  Volcanoes National Park. The Arsenal star will join the long list of global celebrities and personalities who have taken part in naming newly born mountain gorillas. The ceremony is organized by […]

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Foreign Minister Mushikiwabo submits candidature for top Francophonie job

Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo on Wednesday officially submitted her candidature for the position of Secretary General of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF). The body, to which Rwanda subscribes, brings together French-speaking countries across the world. The candidature was received by Madagascan President Harley Rajaonarimampianina who is the current chairperson of the organization. Last month, Mushikiwabo received support from the African Union Member States […]

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Rwanda Networking Dinner

Rwanda Networking Dinner

The High Commission hosted a Rwanda Networking Dinner on 6th July 2018 at the National Museum of Singapore. Friends of Rwanda were invited, along with SBF business delegates from the recent official visit to Rwanda made by Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam. Upon the occasion of the 24th Liberation Day of Rwanda and the 56th year […]

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Rwanda-China in a new drive to promote film industry

Rwanda-China in a new drive to promote film industry

Officials from Rwanda and China have reiterated the need to forge common grounds to promote the arts and creative industries in their respective countries. The calls were made on Saturday at the launch of “Colorful China” project in Kigali. The “Colorful China” project in Rwanda is spearheaded by China Radio International, (CRI), the Kwetu Film Institute and Global Max Media Group, (GMMG) under the “One […]

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President Kagame in Djibouti for Free Trade and Industrial Zone inauguration

President Paul Kagame has expressed support for the new Djibouti International Free Trade Zone launched yesterday. Kagame who was in Djibouti on the invitation of the country’s president, President Ismail Omar Guelleh, during the launch of the project said that it is set to benefit countries in the region. The newly completed industrial area is Djibouti’s pilot free trade zone. It will provide comprehensive solutions […]

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Rwanda marks Liberation Day

Rwanda marks Liberation Day

Rwandans across the country will today celebrate the 24th anniversary of the Liberation Day, reflecting on the time when Genocide against the Tutsi in 1994 was stopped and citizens embarked on a long journey to transform their country and lives. The day will be observed countrywide and among the Rwandan Diaspora globally under the theme; “Together we Prosper”, which emphasises the importance of unity of […]

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Kagame: The spirit of unity will transform our country

Kagame: The spirit of unity will transform our country

President Paul Kagame has urged all Rwandans to keep pulling their efforts together to fast-track the country’s development and improving their lives. The Head of State delivered the message yesterday in Rongi, a mountainous area in Southern Province’s Muhanga District that is also historically known as part of Ndiza region. He addressed residents in Rongi – about 50 kilometres from Muhanga District headquarters – shortly […]

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