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

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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 […]

Rwanda, Burundi police chiefs discuss security challenges

m_Police force from Rwanda met Burundian counterparts to strengthen bilateral cooperation

Police forces from Rwanda met their Burundian counterparts to strengthen bilateral cooperation. Rwanda and Burundi Police chiefs held talks in Ngozi Province of Burundi to review the implementation of the existing partnership agreement between the two forces, and agree on the development of joint initiatives that will help them manage and respond to security challenges […]

You can now ‘Click’ to get a meal in Rwanda within minutes

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What a New Yorker or a Londoner can do, a Rwandan can do.  Well, that sounds overrated, but for many, ordering for, say, a fish smokie and a Pop Cola online, might seem to be a service only found in the West. But in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, Hellofood, the German online food delivery marketplace, allows […]

President Kagame urges Africans to turn challenges into opportunities

m_President Kagame urges Africans to turn challenges into opportunities

The US Africa Summit began its first day with the US Africa Business Forum bringing together leaders in the business sectors from both Africa and the United States to discuss opportunities for partnership. Speaking on the panel titled “Game Plan: Shaping the Future of a Fast- Growing Continent” including President Paul Kagameof Rwanda, Macky Sall […]

UN awards Rwanda Peacekeepers in South Sudan

Tesfamariam awards Rwandan peacekeepers with UN certificates

The UNMISS Force Commander, Lt Gen Yohannes Gebremeskel Tesfamariam decorated Rwanda Defence Forces serving under United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) with United Nations peacekeepers’ medal and recognition certificates. In a colourful ceremony held  on  01 August 2014 at UNMISS Rwanbat Base in Juba, Rwanda Infantry battalion and  Rwanda Aviation Unit were awarded in […]

Rwanda to participate in Congo Brazzaville trade fair

Rwanda to participate in Congo Brazzaville trade fair

Rwanda will participate in the forthcoming regional trade fair scheduled to take place in Congo Brazzaville in March 2014. At the event Rwanda will showcase investment and tourism opportunities in order to bring in more investors and tourists into the country. The fair is not going to be the only event Rwandan business people will […]

Kwibuka20 held in Turkey

Kwibuka20 held in Turkey

Rwandans and friends of Rwanda living in Ankara city in Turkey on Thursday took some time to remember the victims of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi as part of commemoration of the 20th year after the Genocide. In Ankara the Kwibuka20 flame was lit and emphasis was put on the need to remember together […]

Rwanda to export petroleum to regional countries

Rwanda to export petroleum to regional countries

Rwanda is expected to export petroleum to region countries once the construction of oil storage facility is implemented. The regional oil pipeline will connect Kigali and Eldoret via Kampala, making Rwandan location an advantage compared to Eldoret in Kenya where several regional countries have been importing their petroleum products. In a reaction to this Christian […]

Rwandan Diaspora in the USA repositions community

Rwandan Diaspora in the USA repositions community

The Rwandan Diaspora in the US announced plans to re-organize the community in order to give more support to their country’s economic development. During the meeting in Maryland chaired by H.E Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana, In February 2014, the Diaspora discussed the leaders’ role in their respective local communities and ways in which their organizations can […]

OFID, Rwanda sign $12 m for road rehabilitation project

OFID, Rwanda sign $12 m for road rehabilitation project

Rwanda’s Chief Economist Leonard Minega Rugwabiza (L) sign the agreement in Australia The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and the Government of Rwanda and signed a financing agreement worth US$12 million, approximately Frw 8.1 billion for rehabilitation of Huye-Kitabi road. The project is co-financed by OPEC fund, BADEA and Saudi Fund to a tune […]