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...

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...

Meet Bagarirayose, a customer care activist

In several occasions President Kagame never ceases to remind the public that the biggest challenge facing the country today is poor customer care that is still prevalent in both the private and public sectors. The head of state is often heard noting that despite the country registers major developments there is much more to...

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...

Rwanda to host African Economic Conference in December

"The 2018 African Economic Conference (AEC) will present practical solutions from experts in regional integration and the private sector," said a senior official at the African Development Bank, during a preparatory meeting of the next ACS, on Thursday 25 October 2018 in Abidjan. This edition of the ACS, the thirteenth, to be held in Kigali, Rwanda, from 3 to 5...

Rwanda and Italy sign Bilateral Air Services Agreement

Kigali, 20 August 2018: The Government of Rwanda have signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement with the Italian Republic with the aim of enhancing commercial flight operations between the two countries. Rwanda's Minister of Infrastructure Amb. Claver Gatete and Ambassador of Italian Republic to Rwanda Domenico Fornara signed on behalf of the respective countries. Minister of Infrastructure, Ambassador Claver Gatete...

Building of Isaka-Kigali railway to start in December

Tanzania and Rwanda have announced that the construction of the 571km-long standard gauge railway line linking Isaka township in Tanzania with the Rwandan capital, Kigali will begin this December once a contractor has been identified. The announcement was made through a joint statement by the Tanzania Minister for Works, Transport and Communication, Isaack Kamwelwe, and his Rwandan counterpart Claver Getete...

Rwanda electricity projects receive AfDB boost

The Government of Rwanda has signed a €229.20 million funding agreement with the African Development Bank to support the country’s  program to improve electricity supply and expand access to electricity under the Scaling Up Electricity Access Program Phase II (SEAP II). This operation builds on the successful implementation of the Scaling Up Electricity Access Program (SEAP) approved by the...

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...

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...

Africa needs more Russian foreign direct investments to enhance Trade ties

The African Union (AU) Commissioner Albert M. Muchanga has stressed the need to move away from the traditional approach that has characterized Africa’s relationship with the rest of World, whereby African was perceived as a supplier of raw material and importer of manufactured products. Albert M. Muchanga who was representing Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the AUC at Russia-Africa...

VIDEO: ENAS, USAID launch Post harvest Storage and Grain Drying Facility in Kirehe

Efforts to reduce post-harvest losses still faces grave challenge with reports indicating that at least 15 per cent of the produce is lost before reaching the consumer. The losses, which have continued despite investments by the government and donors to address the challenges over years, pose a threat to the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.

Russia: Rwandan Ambassador discuss direct shipments of coffee and tea from Rwanda to Voronezh

Governor of the Voronezh Region Alexander Gusev met Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda in Russia Dr. Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya on Monday, October 15. At the meeting, they discussed the possibility of direct shipments of coffee and tea from Rwanda to Voronezh. Also, the meeting included a discussion of shipments of sunflower oil, sugar and grain from the Voronezh Region...

Kigali Interested in Starting Direct Flights to Tel Aviv

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has revealed that Kigali officials have shown interest in starting direct flights to Tel Aviv, TOPAFRICANEWS has learnt During their meeting Thursday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Rwandan President Paul Kagame agreed to open embassies in each other’s countries, Netanyahu said Friday. In time, he said, he hoped the embassy would move to Jerusalem. The prime minister...

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...

Kenya Elections Chaos: Rwandan Drivers to get compensated, court ordered

The High Court has ordered the Kenyan government to pay 16 Ugandan and Rwanda companies Sh6.3 billion as compensation for the goods they lost during the 2007-2008 post-election chaos. Justice Msagha Mbogholi made the landmark ruling on Friday, which is the single largest award ever made in the post-election chaos cases. The multi-billion award will also benefit drivers who were ferrying...

AU Statement on the 2nd Africa-Turkey Economic and Business Forum

This year, the Africa- Turkey Second Economic and Business Forum will be jointly organized by the African Union Commission (AUC), the Turkish Ministry of Commerce and DEiK under the motto of “Building a Sustainable Future Together through investments and joint ventures” on 10-11 October 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. The Forum will be addressing the following four sub-themes: Infrastructure, Construction,...

India Cabinet approves Trade Cooperation Framework between India and Rwanda

India Cabinet approves Trade Cooperation Framework between India and Rwanda - News and Press Release - Dated:- 29-8-2018 - The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for the trade cooperation framework between India and Rwanda. The trade cooperation framework was signed on 23rd July, 2018. The trade cooperation framework will facilitate better trade and...

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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Buhari hosts Emir of Qatar, urges him to invest in Nigeria

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