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Rwanda’s economy maintains 7.4% growth, despite a staggering trade deficit

Rwanda’s economy maintains 7.4% growth, despite a staggering trade deficit

Rwanda’s economy has maintained a steady growth of 7.4% thanks to a booming service industry which rose by 22.4% from 12.6% in the first quarter. Central Bank Governor, John Rwangombwa said private sector financing grew by 47.8% from 12.4% of 2013 in the same period. Central bank Chief Economist, Dr. Thomas Kagabo, attributes said liquidity […]

African women commend gov’t’s approach on GBV

Women attending the ongoing ‘African Centers of Excellence (ACE)’ meeting in Kigali visited the Rwanda National Police (RNP) anti-gender and domestic violence medical wing – Isange One Stop Centre and commended the force for its holistic approach in dealing with women and child issues. The delegation headed by Melat Tekletsadik, the director of ACE was […]

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Rwandans expelled from Tanzania find new hope back home

Odette Bayagambe, 39, had always considered Tanzania her home, until the afternoon of August 9, 2013 when Tanzanian security operatives attacked her home and forced her to leave the country. “I had just taken goats to graze,” she says. “As I stood in the middle of our banana plantation, four Tanzanian soldiers came to our […]

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Rwanda remains the safest country to live in Africa

Rwanda has remained the safest country to live in in Africa as crime rates dropped 5.6 percent lower between January and June this year, following the report presented by Rwanda’s Minister of Internal Security Sheikh Musa Fazil Harelimana. The Gallup poll “Global States of Mind”2012 listed Rwanda among countries where citizens are most likely to […]

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Gorillas to be named as Rwanda marks ten years of gorilla conservation

Rwanda will celebrate the birth of 18 baby gorillas at the 10th anniversary of Kwita Izina, the annual gorilla naming ceremony under this year’s  theme is ‘A Decade: Conserving-Empowering-Growing’ on July 1, 2014 at Volcanoes National Park in Kinigi, Musanze. This was disclosed by Ambassador Yamina Karitanyi, the Head of Tourism and Conservation at the […]

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Over 20 Regional Police personnel are in Rwanda for UN course

A total of twenty- one police officer from the region are in Rwanda to take part in a month-long United Nations peacekeeping pre-deployment course at the Rwanda National Police peacekeeping training centre in Gishari, Rwamagana District.   Participants are from countries including Ethiopia, Burundi and Rwanda,   The course that started on June 10, 2014 […]

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UNHCR country representative concludes tour of duty in Rwanda

The UNHCR representative in Rwanda, Neimah Warsame, concluded her tour of duty in Rwanda to assume her new posting in Uganda. After completing her over three years Rwandan mission Warsame bid farewell to President Kagame on June 4, 2014 in Kigali Speaking to press after the meeting, the UNHCR representative said: After discussing with Kagame […]

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Rwanda President tips African insurers on magnified risk

President Kagame has stated that insurance is about people, about their deepest hopes and fears in spite of the fact that there exists a wide gap between public understanding and the critical importance insurance services play in their daily lives. President Kagame said this on June 4, 2014 while officially closing the 41st African Insurance […]

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Ban ki- moon condemns killing of Rwandan peacekeeper

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned “in the strongest terms” the latest attacks against a peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s Darfur region, which left a peacekeeper dead. The soldier died when Rwanda peacekeepers intervened to stop fighting that broke out between Arab and Fur tribesmen about 200 m from Kabkabiya Base Camp, North Darfur. Ban […]

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Mkoba Private Equity Fund CEO pledges to support SMEs in Rwanda

The CEO of the newly launched Mkoba Private Equity Fund, Frannie Leautier, who is also former Executive Secretary of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) visited President Paul Kagame to discuss ways of boosting SME’s in Rwanda. The fund will support SMEs targeting equity investments ranging from $1.0 to $15 million Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Mozambique, […]

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