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Sweden boosts Rwanda’s scientific research program with $40M

Sweden boosts Rwanda’s scientific research program with $40M

Sweden has given $ 40.7 million (approximately Rwf28 billion) to boost research and use of scientific knowledge in Rwanda. Under the Cooperation in Research, Higher Education and Institutional Advancement program the grant will support use of scientific knowledge of international quality that contributes to Rwanda’s development.  The initiative will also enable poor people to improve […]

Dutch Minister lauds Rwanda’s fight against Gender Based Violence

The visiting Netherland’s Minister for Migration and State Secretary for security and Justice, Fred Teeven has lauded strategies put in place to fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases in Rwanda.  He made the remarks while discussing with the Inspector General of Rwanda National Police, Emmanuel K. Gasana in Kigali on January 6, 2014. “I […]

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Rwanda: Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa injects $10m in road project

Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) has injected $10 million in offsetting the rehabilitation of Huye-Kitabi road project in Rwanda. The Huye-Kitabi road rehabilitation project will be co-financed by BADEA, Saudi Fund as well as the OPEC fund to a tune of US$ 36million. The financing agreement was signed between the BADEA and […]

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Indian nationals living in Rwanda celebrate their independence anniversary

The Indian community living in Rwanda gathered together in Kigali, Rwanda to celebrate their 76th Independence day on August 15, 2013. The event activities included cultural performance, songs and speeches as well as flag raising. Prisiding over the ceremony Joseph Sebastian, the chairman of the association said that the community enjoys strong bilateral relations between […]

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Ethiopian Airline to boost market for farmers in Rwanda

Ethiopian Airline has launched cargo flights Congo Brazzaville to cater for Rwanda farmers experiencing difficulties in finding Market for their products. Launched during May 2013 the initiative will see traders and Crop growers exporting products including meat, fruits, vegetables, flour and milk to Congo Brazzaville “This will enable us reach larger markets,” said Lilian Karigirwa […]

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New Japanese ambassador to Rwanda presents copies of credentials to Hon Mushikiwabo

The new Japanese ambassador to Rwanda Kazuya Ogawa, presented copies of credentials to Hon Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Louise Mushikiwabo this April 11, 2013.   Both Hon Louise Mushikiwabo and Ambassador Kazuya Ogawa saluted the achievements of the bilateral cooperation between Rwanda and Japan and committed themselves to keep the collaboration to ensure […]

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APRM visits to assess Rwanda’s success story

 African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) — Africa’s self assessment for improved good governance visited Rwanda on March 27, 2013 to assess and discuss Rwanda’s Governance success story in the context of Vision 2020. The team members who were preparing a documentary film for the celebrations of the 10th Anniversary of APRM existence this year, met with […]

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Carnegie Mellon University student develops fingerprint paying technology

Carnegie Mellon University Students have developed PayTango, a fingerprint-based identification and payment system. The four students of Pittsburgh taking different courses from information systems and human-computer interaction to industrial design includes Brian Groudan, Kelly Lau-Kee, Umang Patel and Christian Reyes who combined their expertise to launch their startup. “We believe you should be able to […]

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GIEWS indicates Rwanda’s improvement in food security

A study by Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) in collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) indicates that Food security has improved in Rwanda, leading to decline on staple food prices in Markets, following the new harvest season A— of September to February, 2013. The GIEWS March, 2013 report shows that stable food […]

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Researchers applaud Rwandan Police’s role in post-Genocide building

The visiting researchers and academicians in a group photo with RNP senior officers Researchers and academicians in peace building and post conflict studies have commended the role played by Rwanda National Police (RNP) in transnational justice mechanisms in Rwanda. The researchers and academicians from Canada, Croatia, Netherlands, Norway, Colombia, Israel and Rwanda expressed their gratitude […]

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