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U.S Senior Diplomat to visit Rwanda for Business, peace and security talks

US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy will highlight Washington's commitment to the nations of Africa during an upcoming trip to the continent with stops in Europe, the US Department of State said in a press release on Thursday WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 28th February, 2019) US Assistant Secretary for African...

Donald Kaberuka among Potential candidates for World Bank Presidency

According to media reports Donald Kaberuka is among potential candidates for World Bank Presidency. Names of potential candidates already raised in media reports include Donald Kaberuka of Rwanda, Sri Mulyani Indrawati of Indonesia. Donald Kaberuka, former president of the African Development Bank Group, is a CGD distinguished visiting fellow and member of the board...

Jambojet seeks approval to fly to 16 International routes including Rwanda

Budget airline Jambojet has applied for a license from the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) to launch scheduled flights to 16 International routes including Rwanda. KCAA published details of the license application in a gazette notice dated 15th February 2019. The new routes are all in Africa and...

Egypt Wants More Trade Ties Within African Union

As his country takes up the rotating leadership of the African Union, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has prioritised trade rather than political integration in his keynote speech. "It will be a different story now", one senior Arab diplomat said approvingly after Sisi's speech. But representatives of sub-Saharan countries seemed less...

AU Commission, AfDB, reaffirm commitment to accelerate economic transformation

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat and the President of the African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina, met Tuesday in Addis Ababa to reaffirm their commitment to accelerate Africa’s economic transformation. Mahamat and Adesina co-chaired a high-level consultative meeting attended by senior management of both institutions to take stock of...

Marriott International continues expansion across Africa with three new deal

Anticipated new hotels will mark debut in Liberia while strengthening presence in Morocco and GhanaMARRAKESH, Morocco, February 8, 2019/ -- From the Forum de l'Investissement Hôtelier Africain in Marrakech, Marriott International announced three new deal signings across North and West Africa, reinforcing the company’s commitment to expanding its presence across the continent. The...

Atlas Mara Chairman Steps Down

Bob Diamond is stepping down as chairman of Atlas Mara as the pan-African banking business he helped to create also said it was reviewing the future of all of its operations. The former Barclays chief executive will stay on at Atlas Mara as a non-executive director while the group, whose shares...

AfDB, ECOWAS, sign agreement for study on Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway

The proposed Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway, a six-lane (3-lane dual) motorway, will connect the countries via Ghana (Accra), Togo (Lomé) and Benin (Cotonou)ABUJA, Nigeria, February 5, 2019/ -- The African Development Bank and the Economic Community Of West African States Commission (ECOWAS) have signed an agreement for a study into a 1,000 kilometre highway linking Cote...

South Sudan signs Agreements to gain Technical Assistance to its Petroleum Sector

This technical assistance will support South Sudan in building an enabling environment for business and a world-class oil industry for the benefits of all citizens and investorsJUBA, South Sudan, January 30, 2019/ -- The Chamber will mobilize capacity building initiatives; it will work on reforms to boost an enabling environment...

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AfDB Debars Company and its Managing Director for Fraudulent Practices

The Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption of the African Development Bank found the company and its Managing Director to have engaged in several fraudulent practicesABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, January 23, 2019/ -- The African Development Bank Group on January 23, 2019, announces the debarment of ALG Global Concept Nigeria Limited, a construction company registered in Nigeria and...

Rwanda to host Made-in-Africa Leadership Conference

The Mauritius-based pan-African Leadership Enhancement organization, Breakfast Club Africa (“BCA”) and the Rwanda Convention Bureau (“RCB”) have entered into partnership through a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) whereby both stakeholders will host a new Leadership Conference in Rwanda. Kigali, Rwanda has been designated as the host city for the inaugural “Made-in-Africa Leadership Conference (MLC)”. The two-day conference annual conference...

Remarks of President Kagame at World Economic Forum

President Kagame has delivered remarks at a discussion with African Heads of State on Shaping Africa’s Agenda in the Global Context as part of the 2019 World Economic Forum. President Kagame was speaking to over 65 Heads of State and Government and top global executives for this year’s WEF 2019 held in Davos from...

Africa CEO Forum 2019: 1,500 business leaders expected in Kigali

The 7th edition of the largest international meeting of the African private sector will be held on 25 and 26 March in Kigali, Rwanda KIGALI, Rwanda, January 22, 2019 / - Key industry, finance and policy makers from more than 70 countries will discuss regional integration and other key topics for business development in Africa. ...

Speech by Olivier Nduhungirehe, Rwandan Minister of State, EAC Affairs at Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit

Honorable Sushma Swaraj- Minister of External Affairs, Government of India Honorable Vijay Rupani- Chief Minister of Gujarat Honorable Ministers from African Countries here present, Members of the Business Community from Africa and India, Distinguished Ladies & Gentlemen On behalf of His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the...

PHOTOS: Here are 11 Outstanding Investors of the Year 2018

Rwanda Development Board has awarded 11 outstanding investors and Entrepreneurs of the year 2018 during the Sixth Edition of Business Excellence Awards ceremony held in Kigali on Friday 18th January 2018. The awarded investors and Entrepreneurs among hundreds who have submitted their businesses during the competition are following: The...

Marriott International announces Marriott Bonvoy as new brand name

Marriott Bonvoy invites members to explore the world with its leading hotel portfolioDUBAI, United Arab Emirates, January 16, 2019/ -- Marriott International today unveiled Marriott Bonvoy, the new loyalty brand replacing the current loyalty brands – Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) – and reflecting the unmatched benefits, single loyalty...

Outstanding investors to be recognized this Friday

In a bid to recognize the private sector’s essential role in growing Rwanda’s economy, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) will on 18th January 2019 celebrate the ‘RDB Business Excellence Awards 2018’, where outstanding individuals and private companies that excelled in providing services will be recognized. The sixth edition of the RDB Business Excellence Awards will...

Rwanda and Israel open airways to first-ever direct flight

Rwanda and Israel signed an aviation agreement on Monday. The agreements were signed between Transportation and Intelligence Minister Israel Katz and Rwandan Ambassador Joseph Rutabana. "The open sky agreement has led to a significant increase in flights to and from Israel," Katz said, according to a...

Important Tasks for Entrepreneurs to Complete Before the End of the Year

Jessica Thiefels As 2019 lurks around the corner, entrepreneurs everywhere are scrambling to address tasks that have been on the back burner for longer than we’d like to admit. From website updates and filing restructures to customer outreach and expense tracking, many tasks are often sidelined in the...

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MININFRA Calls for Community Ownership of Water and Sanitation Infrastructures

Rwanda’s Ministry of Infrastructure has called for infrastructures ownership among citizens as they are the ones who benefit from them at the...