Rwanda and Singapore Strengthen Cooperation in FinTech

Rwanda and Singapore Strengthen Cooperation in FinTech

KIGALI, December 11, 2020 The Ministry of Trade & Industry (MINICOM) and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)) today signed a mutual agreement for the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM) to be involved in the implementation of the international and open platform project, dubbed Business sans Borders (BSB). This will strengthen greater cooperation in FinTech innovation, trade and business development between Rwanda and Singapore. MAS […]

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Rwanda International Trade Fair 2020

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President Kagame: Africans must connect easily despite Covid-19 pandemic

President Kagame: Africans must connect easily despite Covid-19 pandemic

President Paul Kagame on Tuesday, December 8, made the case for continued collaboration among African countries, which he said will be critical for the continent to emerge from the current Covid-19 period in safety and prosperity. The head of state was speaking virtually at the Kusi Ideas Festival, 2020 Edition, which is currently underway in Kenya. The two-day meeting brought together high ranking officials including […]

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Response to recent ABC story by Andrew Greene

Response to recent ABC story by Andrew Greene

On October 12, 2020, The Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Anna Patty and Leon Hartwell advancing false and baseless accusations by Noel Zihabamwe, who claims he is threatened because he “refused to be an agent of influence for the government of Rwanda.” Five days later, on October 17, 2020, the same contents of the story were re-published by ABC News in an article […]

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Inside Rwanda’s Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution

Inside Rwanda’s Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution

Rwanda is now home to the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, thanks to the collaboration between the government through the Ministry of ICT and Innovation, and the World Economic Forum. The centre is one of the many operating across the world, working to promote emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, and internet of things (IoT). These are technologies that are advancing […]

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Rwanda to host continental export development fund

Rwanda to host continental export development fund

A new fund that was created by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) last year, the Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA), will have its permanent headquarters in Rwanda. This follows the signing of three agreements between Rwanda and Afreximbank on Sunday, November 22 in Egypt, which paves way for the establishment of FEDA headquarters in Kigali. FEDA, An equity investment fund and a subsidiary […]

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Kagame calls for equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccine

Kagame calls for equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccine

President Paul Kagame has told global leaders that the world should come together in the fight to end the Covid-19 pandemic through equitable distribution of vaccines. He was speaking during the virtually-held G20 summit, which he addressed on behalf of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). The meeting, which was hosted by Saudi Arabia, was attended by among others, heads of state from the […]

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Rwanda added to UK travel corridor list

Rwanda added to UK travel corridor list

The UK government has added Rwanda to its travel corridor list, enabling citizens from Rwanda to travel to the UK without having to quarantine. The announcement was made by Jo Lomas, British High Commissioner to Rwanda in a video posted on Twitter by British High Commission in Kigali. Starting Saturday, November 21, Rwandans traveling to England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be exempt from a […]

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Govt to provide incentives to mining exploration companies

Govt to provide incentives to mining exploration companies

Rwanda says it has put in place an incentive package that seeks to attract investors to invest in mining exploration activities, part of the drive to strategically reposition the country’s mining sector in the region. The new incentive package was announced Tuesday, November 10, ahead of the Africa Mining Forum, by Francis Gatare, the Chief Executive Officer at Rwanda Mines, Gas and Petroleum Board (RMB). […]

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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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