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African youth challenged to join efforts to fight corruption

African youth challenged to join efforts to fight corruption

President Paul Kagame has called upon African youth from 43 countries to join in efforts of fighting corruption by not participating in it. He made the remarks during an interactive session with youth from various African countries, who are participating at the Youth Dialogues conference organized by the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) in […]

Rwanda recounts success stories of female leadership

Rwanda hosted Women in Parliament (WIP) 2014 Summer Summit bringing together delegates from 45 countries across the world. The summit dubbed ‘The Spirit of Women in Parliaments: Advancing Society,’ tackled the success story of Rwandan women as political representatives alongside women political empowerment globally. Since 2008 to 2013 Rwanda boosts of the highest figures of […]

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Rwanda inaugurates 2.2 Megawatts power station

Rwanda has inaugurated Rukarara II Hydro Power Plant project in Nyamagabe District as part of the government’s initiative towards economic development by providing electricity to all Rwandans by 2020. The 2.2 Megawatt power station was launched on 26th June 2014 by Rwanda’s  Minister of Infrastructure, Prof. Silas Lwakabamba. The project started in January 2011 and […]

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Rwanda, Uganda boost East African Railway project

Following the ambitious plans of the East African Community leaders of promoting investment opportunities across the region, Rwanda and Uganda signed an agreement of Rwf5.8bn to boost railway line project that is expected to easy integration especially in the area of trade. The agreement will focus on promoting consultancy services contract for the preliminary engineering […]

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Rwanda and Germany in talks on development cooperation

The Ambassador of Germany to Rwanda Peter Fahrenholtz ( L ) and  Rwanda’s Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Claver Gatete ( R) holding talks in Kigali The Federal Republic of Germany and Rwanda and are holding inter-government consultations aimed at jointly evaluating the status of cooperation between the two countries. The two-day consultations which commenced […]

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Rwanda, Israel sign agreement for support horticulture industry

Israeli government and Rwanda signed a declaration of Intent for the establishment of the Center of Excellence for Horticultural Development in Rwanda. The deal was inked on June the 11th, 2014 by Rwanda’s Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Dr Agnes Kalibata and the Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs, Avigdor Liberman, who was on duty […]

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Rwanda: Agriculture as a main driver of poverty reduction and exports

Agriculture remains the backbone of the economy and continues to significantly contribute to poverty alleviation as Rwanda aspires to become a middle-income country by 2020.   Whereas there has been a steady decline in agriculture employment share since 2012 reflecting increase in of farm jobs, agriculture still commands 33% of GDP and employs 72.4% of […]

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Israel delegation visits Rwanda to strengthen ties

Isreali Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman, accompanied by businessmen is in Rwanda to strengthen the existing bilateral relationship expected to promote business opportunities between the two countries. Headed by Liberman the delegation is comprised of over 60 businessmen representing 50 Israeli companies who are keen to explore business opportunities in the areas of their […]

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Rwanda’s financial institutions awarded for professionalism

Rwanda has identified the finance sector as one of the key pillars to become a middle-income country by the year 2020. This strategy is paying off as during the African Bankers Awards 2014 ceremony that took place on the sidelines of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) Meetings in May, 2014, in Kigali, President Paul Kagame […]

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Regional experts from security agencies develop framework

Security chiefs from Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya met on May 29, 2014 in Kigali to deliberate on a framework of the mutual defence, peace and security pacts developed by experts from security agencies in the three East African community member states.  Military, Police prisons, intelligence and immigration experts from the three countries have been meeting […]

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