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Regional blocks ‘key’ to development – experts

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Tourism in Africa will improve if the continent’s image is promoted by regional blocks rather than individual. Countries experts say. At a session  at the recent concluded world export forum dubbed, “Tourism for development: opportunities for SME trade,” experts assessed the stereotypes and generalized negative connotations about Africa, arguing that tackling these challenges through collective […]

Rwanda’s service sector can learn from Nigeria

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Services account for close to half of world exports when the full value of services inputs is accounted for in the final output of goods. To be truly competitive, even in traditional sectors such as manufacturing and agriculture, countries must have a properly functioning services sector. Entertainment as a service is ranked as one of […]

Rwanda community in the US gears for Rwanda Day

Rwanda community in the US gears for Rwanda Day

The Rwandan community living in the US has organized the sixth edition of Rwanda Day dubbed “Agaciro” slated for September 20, in Atlanta, Georgia. The event will see over 3000 Rwandans and friends of Rwanda across the globe coverge. The purpose of Rwanda Day is to reaffirm the core national value of Agaciro, celebrate the […]

Why Rwanda is importing lions from Kenya?

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Charlene Jendry, an American conservationist, made a maiden visit to Rwanda in 1990. She toured Akagera National Park, Rwanda’s high-end touristic destination. The mighty lions, the Kings of the Jungle, were the prime tourist attractions. Jendry traversed through the lions’ den of 300. She stayed at Gabiro Guest House, a magnificent safari lodge, built right […]

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 […]