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Rwanda biggest solar power plant to light 15,000 homes

Rwanda biggest solar power plant to light 15,000 homes

The biggest solar power factory, or plant, in East Africa recently opened in Rwanda. Solar power is produced from sun light. The plant is in Agahozo Shalom village in eastern Rwanda. The plant is the first of its kind and will produce 8.5 megawatts, enough to power 15,000 homes. The plant is part of the […]

ITU boss commends Rwanda’s ICT drive to a sustainable future

The Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Zhao Houlin on a three-day official visit in Rwanda has commended the Rwandan Government for efforts invested in promoting the use ICT in speeding the country’s economic transformation. On the first day of his visit, Houlin toured various government and non-government institutions working in areas of […]

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Senegalese official impressed by swift response to gender based cases

Senegal’s Gender Resource Centre Coordinator, Fatou Diop commended Isange One Stop Center as an international role model for other countries that seek to be successful in fighting gender based violence and child abuse. Diop made the remarks while touring the center and during her meeting at Rwanda National Police Headquarters in Kacyiru, with Commissioner of […]

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Rwanda today: A house in order, leading by example-Lagarde

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde has hailed Rwanda for building a resilient and inclusive economy that has set it on course of becoming a middle-income country. Ms. Lagarde who is in the country on a three-day official visit, was addressing government officials, members of parliament, business community, development partners […]

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Rwanda:ORACLE to bridge ICT skills gap in education

Oracle Systems Limited has announced plans to develop skilled IT practitioners and trainers in the education sector and the broader IT industry to support Rwanda’s envisaged era of digitized country. The company signed the deal withRwanda’s Ministry of Education through Workforce Development Authority (WDA) on January 27, in Kigali. The move will support the Government […]

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Rwanda:Newly accredited envoys pledgeto strengthen cooperation in key development areas

Four new envoys accredited to Rwanda have pledged to strengthen existing cooperation between their respective countries and Rwanda,focusing on key areas. The ambassadors will represent countries including Burundi, Indonesia, Turkey and the United States presented their credentials to Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame on January 26, 2015 in Kigali. The ambassadors include Zakaria Anshar representing Indonesia […]

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Save the Children International, Rwanda Peace Academy sign agreement on child protection

Save the Children International signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Director of Rwanda Peace Academy on conduct of training and research for child protection. The agreement was signed between Natacha Vorholter Natacha, Deputy Regional Director of Save the Children International and Director of Rwanda Peace Academy (RPA), Col Jill Rutaremara at RPA in Nyakinama, […]

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Phoenix Metals commence smelting activities in Rwanda

Phoenix Metals Ltd, owner of Karuruma Tin Smelting Plant has kicked off the smelting activities. According to Mr. Raphaël Ritter de Zahony, the company CEO, they are going to work for 10 days non-stop as they test the maximum capacity of the plant. The smelter has two furnaces with each having a capacity of smelting […]

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RDF starts relief operation for MINUSCA peacekeepers in CAR

Rwanda Defence Forces kick- started relief in place operation for its peacekeepers deployed in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The first batch of 125 Officers and Men were airlifted on 22 January 2015 aboard RwandAir to Bangui, Central African Republic. The Operation is expected to conclude on […]

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Rwanda invests US $2 million in natural disaster early warning systems

The Government of Rwanda has invested over 1.2 billion Rwandan francs US $2 million to strengthen the nation’s capacity to respond to natural disasters. The investment is part of the government’s plan to manage natural disaster threats that are increasing because of climate change. According to the Director General of the Rwanda Meteorological Agency, John […]

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