Akagera Park records 25% revenue growth

Akagera Park records 25% revenue growth

Akagera National Park received more than 49,000 visitors and generated $2.5 million in park revenue last year (2019), a 25 percent increase compared to 2018. The park’s management said that the revenues made last year account for about 90 percent of their annual budget. The number of visitors to the park has grown in recent years since the 2010 signing of a private-public partnership agreement […]

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Rwanda to scrap visa fees for over 90 countries

Rwanda to scrap visa fees for over 90 countries

Rwanda is considering scrapping visa fees for citizens of the Commonwealth, as well as the African Union and La Francophonie member countries, President Paul Kagame has announced. President Paul Kagame made the announcement yesterday at the International School for Government at King’s College in London, while speaking about Rwanda’s transformation journey. The conversation was moderated by Alexander Downer, the Executive Chair of the institution. The […]

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Africa ready for trade- Kagame

Africa ready for trade- Kagame

Rwanda and African countries are ready to engage in intra-Africa trade President Paul Kagame. Kagame was speaking in London on Monday at the UK-Africa Investment Summit. The President was on a panel session on trade and investment alongside presidents Peter Mutharika of Malawi and Alpha Condé of Guinea, as well as the UK Secretary for International Trade, Liz Truss. With months to the commencement of […]

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Rwanda, Morocco agree to expedite bilateral agreements

Rwanda, Morocco agree to expedite bilateral agreements

Morocco and Rwandan have agreed to establish a committee that will follow up on the implementation of the 30 bilateral cooperation agreements that the two countries have so far signed, an official statement indicates. The decision was reached on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, in Rabat, the capital of Morocco. This monitoring committee will help accelerate the implementation of such agreements, as well as explore new […]

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Sustainable development involves citizens – Kagame

Sustainable development involves citizens – Kagame

President Paul Kagame has said that sustainable development must result from the involvement of all citizens. Kagame was speaking in Abu Dhabi, UAE, during a Presidential Keynote Interview at the Future Sustainability Summit conducted by British broadcast journalist Nik Gowing where they discussed Rwanda’s sustainability development goals. The President arrived in the UAE on Sunday to attend the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week as well as […]

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Kagame, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince hold bilateral talks

Kagame, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince hold bilateral talks

President Paul Kagame and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan during a bilateral meeting held in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Following the meeting, the President attended the official opening of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week as well as the Zayed Sustainability Prize ceremony. President Kagame arrived in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Today, Tuesday January 14, he is […]

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Rwanda’s economic prospects for 2020 brightest in region – World Bank

Rwanda’s economic prospects for 2020 brightest in region – World Bank

The World Bank Group forecasts that the Sub-Saharan Africa economy will grow by 2.9 per cent in 2020, recovering from 2.4 per cent growth recorded last year. In its ‘Global Economic Prospects’ report released on Wednesday this week, the institution said regional growth is expected to pick up depending on investor confidence improvement in some large economies, and energy bottlenecks ease. A pickup in oil […]

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Rwanda registered $2.46bn in investments in 2019

Rwanda registered $2.46bn in investments in 2019

Rwanda registered more than $2.46 billion worth of investments in 2019, according to latest figures from Rwanda Development Board’s (RDB) latest figures released Wednesday. This is an increase of 22.6 per cent compared to last year where investments totalling $2.01 billion were recorded in 2018. According to Clare Akamanzi, the CEO of RDB, the new figures are a demonstration of investor confidence and with the […]

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Rwanda to set up green bank to finance climate investments

Rwanda to set up green bank to finance climate investments

Government is set to facilitate the creation of a financial institution in Rwanda that will be solely dedicated to funding projects that promote climate change resilience. The development was first announced during the 25th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change which was held in Spain recently. Speaking to The New Times on Monday, Doreen Nakure, a communication specialist at Rwanda […]

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What to look out for in 2020

What to look out for in 2020

The long-awaited year 2020 is here and Rwanda can only look forward toward 2050 with hope and hard work demonstrated over the last 20 years. Nasra Bishumba breaks down the exciting events and milestones that are expected across sectors of the country in 2020. 1. June 2020 CHOGM Rwanda has made a name for itself over the last few years for hosting historical summits but the […]

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