Fostering relations: Kagame visits Zambia

Fostering relations: Kagame visits Zambia

President Paul Kagame arrived in Lusaka, Zambia Monday morning for a two-day visit on the invitation of his counterpart, President Edgar Lungu. The two Heads of State witnessed the signing of three bilateral agreements; an air services agreement, a memorandum of understanding on defence and security cooperation and an extradition treaty between the two nations. The President said the two countries already enjoy warm ties […]

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Rwanda to join regional anti-money laundering body

Parliament has ratified Rwanda’s membership of the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (a member of an international umbrella organisation based in France that deals with regulations and standards aiming at fighting money laundering activities). By joining the body that comprises 19 African countries and 19 international partners, including UK, US, World Bank and International Monetary Fund, Rwanda seeks to increase preparedness against the vice. […]

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Rwanda’s special relationship with refugees – Minister Mukantabana

Rwanda’s special relationship with refugees – Minister Mukantabana

Rwanda has more than enough lessons to ensure refugees are not only hosted but also helps them transform their lives, Minister for Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) Seraphine Mukantabana said this as the country prepares to join the world in marking the World Refugee Day this week. Mukantabana told The Sunday Times that, Rwanda has committed to welcoming refugees since the signing of the […]

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Kagame urges continued citizen-police partnership

Kagame urges continued citizen-police partnership

President Paul Kagame has called for continued cooperation between citizens and the Rwanda National Police (RNP) given that peace and security have been the foundation of the progress and wellbeing achieved by Rwandans over the last few years. The Head of State was speaking yesterday in Kigali as he officiated at the celebrations to mark the 17th anniversary of the Rwanda National Police, which took […]

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Kaboneka urges youth leaders to embrace good governance

Kaboneka urges youth leaders to embrace good governance

The Minister for Local Government, Francis Kaboneka has urged youth leaders to be agents of good governance as they play their role in national development. Kaboneka was speaking on Friday during the 20th assembly of National Youth Council (NYC) where performance contracts of the 2016/17 fiscal year were reviewed and commitments for next year signed. “The Genocide against the Tutsi happened due to bad governance […]

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Africa, Europe are not threats to each other – Kagame

Africa, Europe are not threats to each other – Kagame

African and European countries should work together to foster domestic and global development instead of looking at each other as threats, President Paul Kagame said yesterday in Brussels, Belgium, during the opening ceremony of the European Development Days (EDD) summit. Organised by the European Commission, EDD  brings together the global development community to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions […]

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How Africa is faring in the Paris agreement

How Africa is faring in the Paris agreement

The United States of America may have recently opted out of a landmark deal on climate change but since December 2015, when 195 countries signed the Paris Agreement on climate change, several countries in Africa have already begun implementing climate resilience activities that will allow them to better absorb and adapt to harsh climatic changes. As of April 2017, of the 143 countries that have […]

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Progress comes from empowering citizens, says President Kagame

Progress comes from empowering citizens, says President Kagame

President Paul Kagame thanked the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) and Partners in Health for its role in advancing global health delivery by training the next generation of global health care professionals. “The UGHE is premised on the insight that national health systems can’t be bypassed. Hence the focus on strengthening capacities using the resources we have. So, our country’s ambition and vision have […]

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Do not allow talent go to waste, Kagame says

Do not allow talent go to waste, Kagame says

Speaking at the “Meet the President” series to over 2000 participants including artists, members of the media, sportsmen and women, President Paul Kagame has urged responsible institutions to help develop potential among Rwandans to compete at the international level in various disciplines and ensure that no potential is wasted. Pointing to the need for government and individuals to complement each other, Kagame called on talented […]

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Hatred is never justified – Kagame

Hatred is never justified – Kagame

President Paul Kagame has been awarded with the Dr Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Award for Outstanding Friendship with the Jewish People from the World Values Network on 22 May 2017 at the World Values Network annual gala in New York, US. The award recognises Kagame’s role in the fight against genocide as well as in contributing to Rwanda’s relations with Israel and the global Jewish […]

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