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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...

Trump suspends duty-free status for Rwanda’s clothing exports

US President Donald Trump has suspended Rwanda's ability to ship apparel products duty-free to the United States due to a trade dispute. The dispute concerns Rwanda's increased tariffs on American used clothing and footwear, the US Trade Representative's office said on Monday. The ban, ordered by Trump in a proclamation that followed a 60-day notification period, will maintain Rwanda's other duty-free benefits under...

FACTS about TOPAFRICANEWS and why you need to advertise with this website

The website www.topafricanews.com was created in May 2018. Since the official launch of its activities, a number of people started congratulating us on the establishment of this website. Others have promised to advertise with us as they are keeping an eye on what we are doing. We took this time to let you know that we are very well placed to...

Angela Merkel calls for more private investments in Africa

On October 30, German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed twelve African leaders in Berlin to take part in the “Compact with Africa” summit. An initiative to tackle unemployment in Africa as well as mass migration. Pledging for more private investments in Africa After announcing that she would retire from politics in 2021, Angela Merkel hosted a summit of African leaders to...

VIDEO: Zindiro-Birembo-Gasanze road Construction Progress

After three months since the start of the construction of the paved road that will connect Zindiro to Gasanze via Birembo, the construction works are at the advanced level as you see in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGO5eh12N2s&feature=youtu.be In May 2018, TOPAFRICANEWS Reporter visited the site and citizens at the time were very fond of the paved road that connects them to other...

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) is looking for highly qualified personnel

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) is looking for highly qualified personnel in the job vacancies below. Kindly pick a position that attracts you, indicate the job you are applying for then send your application and CV via E-mail info@rib.gov.rw before August 9th, 2018. CLICK HERE

At least 40 Women in Gahanga to get Jobs in Plastic Recycling

At least 40 Women grouped in Duterimbere Cooperative, based in Gahanga Sector of Kicukiro District, are soon to get employed in plastic recycling business as well as trained on various income generating activities. This was announced by AGROPLAST LTD following the relocation of its activities from former Gikondo Industrial Zone to the newly industrialized zone which is located in Nunga...

Reba Imyanya 100 y’Akazi muri REB

100 Job positions at RWANDA EDUCATION BOARD: Data entry clerk/under contract( Deadline :25 October 2018) Job Description Recording of examination marks, To capture data for registered primary pupils 2018, S3 and S6 registered students 2018, to make verification of data captured Job Profile – Should have a bachelors degree in computer science – Should have bachelors degree in any field but with experience of...

Microfinance Association, MHC train Media on Clients Protection Principles

Association of Microfinance Institutions in Rwanda (AMIR) and Media High Council (MHC) have, on this Thursday, 14th June 2018, trained Journalists from various Media Houses in Rwanda on “Consumer Protection and Education in the Microfinance Sector.” The training is part of the AMIR’s Program campaign on Responsible Finance through Local Leadership and Learning Program which has the overall objective of...

Doing Business: Rwanda promises to improve construction Permits Reforms

Rwanda has promised to do whatever possible to erase all obstacles that have led the World Bank Doing Business report to rank it in three digits category regarding the process of dealing with construction permits. The World Bank Doing Business report, released Wednesday, ranked Rwanda at 106th position in terms of dealing with the construction Permits. Currently, it takes 113 days...

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...

AEC2018: Moving the Africa Free Trade Area agreement ahead with quick win solutions

The African Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA) area aims to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free movement of business persons and investments KIGALI, Rwanda, December 5, 2018/ -- A total of 44 African nations signed the landmark African Continental Free Trade agreement earlier this year, with only 12 out of the required 22 countries ratifying 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...

Djibouti port eyes Rwanda and Burundi, to resume services to South Sudan

Djibouti will resume providing port services to South Sudan following the restoration of peace in the latter, official said. The chief executive of Djibouti's Duraleh Multipurpose Port (DMP), Mr Wahib Daher Aden, said they would also provide services to Burundi and Rwanda. “Just before the war in South Sudan broke, we were serving the country. Unfortunately, the war broke and we...

Access to information in MFIs, headache to Journalists

A Study conducted by TOPAFRICANEWS has shown that most of the news articles published in media about services, performances of the banking Sector especially Microfinance institutions (MFIs) are coverage of meetings or Press releases announcing an annual profits or New Services as part of marketing strategies. However media are criticized for not reporting investigative stories about financial sector despite public...

Rwanda hosts African Aviation week

Under the patronage of the Government of the Republic of Rwanda and in partnership with RwandAir, a dedicated African Aviation Week championing best practices, market liberalisation and world-class safety standards across the continent will take place in Kigali from 10-14 September 2018. The initiative is being promoted by Ground Handling International, the AviAssist Foundation and the AviaDev Africa Forum. The event...

“Made in Rwanda” Price Hike affect Customer Perceptions on the Products

Eccentric increase in prices of "Made in Rwanda" Products will continue to have a negative impact on customer perceptions of products manufactured by Rwandan factories and workshops, this website has established. The Made in Rwanda Policy is a holistic roadmap aimed at increasing economic competitiveness by enhancing Rwanda’s domestic market through value chain development. The Private Sector is a stakeholder in...

President Kagame in Turkey Next Week

The second edition of Turkey-Africa Economy and Business Forum will take place in Istanbul next week. Scheduled to take place on 10-11 October 2018 at Istanbul Lutfi Kirdar ICEC, the forum is mainly aimed at promoting Turkish and Africa investments through analyzing trade and economic relations between Africa and Turkey; evaluating Turkey’s approach to investment in Africa; facilitating interaction between...

Rwanda appoints top marketing firm to capture North American market

Rwanda Development Board has appointed Myriad Marketing, an MMGY Global company as their North American representative. Myriad will manage the marketing, travel trade relations and public relations efforts in the United States and Canada. With service out of New York and Los Angeles, the Rwanda Development Board seeks to increase the US and Canadian visitation to the destination. “Myriad is proud to...

Girma Wake, Tadesse Tilahun join Ethiopian Airlines board

Former CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Girma Wake, has joined the board of directors of Ethiopian Airlines Group as of last week. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) last week appointed three new board members including Girma Wake, Tadesse Tilahun, CEO of National Oil Company (NOC) and Aklilu Hailemichael, state minister of the Ministry of...

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Somalia recalls its Geneva envoy over abstaining from vote

MOGADISHU (Halbeeg News)-Somali ambassador to Switzerland, Faduma Abdullahi Mohamed was Saturday summoned by the country’s Foreign ministry over abstaining from UN Human...