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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...

RwandAir to start flights to Addis Ababa

The national carrier of Rwanda, RwandAir, is to launch flights to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport this summer.  CEO of RwandAir, Yvonne Manzi Makolo told The Reporter that RwandAir will soon start operating a five weekly flight between Kigali and Addis Ababa. “We are looking at connecting the Kigali hub to Addis Ababa. We...

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...

Rwanda: Belgium will now pay taxes

Belgian Development Cooperation Minister Alexander De Croo will sign two new cooperation agreements with Guinea and Rwanda on Tuesday. In particular, they provide that Belgium will now pay import taxes and the local purchase of goods and services in its 14 partner countries. If "the strengthening of human rights and sustainable and inclusive economic growth are now at the heart...

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...

Understanding Bitcoin in Kenya during the Festive Season

Paxful, a global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, boasts more than 6 million trades in Africa for 2018 and reports that African users are leading on the website’s activityNAIROBI, Kenya, December 21, 2018/ -- Bitcoin concept was conceived barely a decade ago, and it remains as one of the most misunderstood yet widely known cryptocurrency. Reluctance to embrace this...

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...

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...

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. ...

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

IMF’s Lagarde Urges Angola to Do More to Cut Oil Dependence

Angola, Africa’s second-biggest oil producer, should lower the economy’s dependence on oil and its vulnerability to the commodity’s price fluctuations so that enough resources can be made available to improve living standards in the nation, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said. “Economic diversification in sectors other than oil is central to the...

RSB, USAID raise Private Sector’s awareness on quality Standards and Certifications

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth Project (PSDAG), and the Rwanda Standards Board (RSB, have trained PSDAG-Supported SMEs on quality Standards and systems certifications. On Friday PSDAG and RSB brought together supported SMEs, Cooperatives and Business associations operating in various agricultural value chains as part of an...

Angolan President leaves France with more than $ 1.16 billion investment agreements

Angola will benefit from an investment portfolio of more than $ 1.16 billion, Angop news agency reported on Wednesday. According to information published by the media, this amount obtained from several economic partners, after the visit of the Angolan president in France, will be invested in several sectors such as agriculture, trade, oil, and Training. Thus, $ 116.6 million should be...

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...

Rwanda’s GDP grows by 6.7 percent in the second quarter of 2018

Kigali, 18 September 2018 - Rwanda’s GDP at current market prices was estimated at Frw 2,000 billion in the second quarter of 2018, up from Frw 1,869 billion in Q2 2017, data released on Wednesday by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) show. Rwanda's GDP in the second quarter of 2018 was 6.7 percent higher compared to the...

Progress For The Isaka-Kigali Standard Gauge Railway Project As Rwanda Ratifies The Agreement

The Minister of State in charge of Transport, Hon. Eng.Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye recently presented to the Chamber of Deputies, the draft law approving the ratification of the agreement between the Government of Rwanda and the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania for the joint implementation of Isaka-Kigali Standard Gauge Railway...

Ethiopia, China sign $1.8b investment deal

Ethiopia and China have signed a $1.8 billion investment deal especially to boost electric power transmission and distribution lines in the country Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has confirmed. The signing of the agreement came following Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed meeting officials of State Grid Corporation of China in Beijing....

Rwanda Development Board releases 2017 annual report

RDB (Rwanda Development Board) has released its 2017 Annual Report. The report highlights that last year Rwanda recorded positive growth in investments registered in the country, export values and volumes as well as tourism earnings. Among the key 2017 highlights are the following: Rwanda registered investment commitments worth $USD 1.67 billion. This is an increase of $USD 515 million when...

Rwanda, Alibaba Group Enter into Agreements to Promote Economic Development

Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma witnessed the signing of three Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) between the Rwandan Government and Alibaba establishing an eWTP (electronic world trade platform) hub in Rwanda. The agreements are intended to strengthen cooperation in support of Rwanda's economic development by promoting policy innovation, enabling cross-border trade of Rwandan products to Chinese...

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...

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