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International Judges to Assess Miss Rwanda 2015

International Judges to Assess Miss Rwanda 2015

This Saturday, Rwandans are witnessing the grand finale for the selection of Miss Rwanda 2015. Fifteen beauty pageants have finalized preparations to appear before the panel of local and international…

Kagame Tells Kenyan Business Community Not to Wait for ‘Manna’

Kagame Tells Kenyan Business Community Not to Wait for ‘Manna’

President Paul Kagame has triggered a new way of thinking about business in East Africa. Kagame, who was in Nairobi sharing a state sponsored breakfast with the Kenyan business community…

Rwanda Plans Fund to Pay Mothers 100% During Maternity Leave

Rwanda Plans Fund to Pay Mothers 100% During Maternity Leave

The government of Rwanda has submitted a bill in parliament that sets up a national fund which will cover full monthly pay for working mothers during maternity leave. Every employee…

Rwanda Stock Market Raises $176M

Rwanda Stock Market Raises $176M

Barely five years old, the Rwanda stock market, the youngest in East Africa, has raised US $91M through equities and US $85M through debt instrument issuance. According to the Celestin…

Kagame says Ethiopia is Africa’s beacon for self-reliance

Kagame says Ethiopia is Africa’s beacon for self-reliance

President Paul Kagame has said that Ethiopia is setting a good example that Africa can solve its own problems. Kagame made the remarks earlier today in Mekelle, Ethiopia, where he…

Rwanda Launches US$ 22m Continental Medical College

Rwanda Launches US$ 22m Continental Medical College

Rwanda has established a US$ 22 million medicine college, expected to produce more general medical practitioners. The college, funded by the Adventist Church, and part of the University of Central…

Former Premier Habumuremyi Appointed to Head Heroes Chancellery

Former Premier Habumuremyi Appointed to Head Heroes Chancellery

Rwanda’s Former Prime Minister, Dr. Pierre Damien Habumuremyi, has been appointed the President of the country’s Chancellery for Heroes, National Orders and Decorations of Honor. Dr. Habumuremyi’s…

Over a Million Tourists Help Rwanda’s Tourism Revenue Cross US$ 300m

Over a Million Tourists Help Rwanda’s Tourism Revenue Cross US$ 300m

Rwanda tourism revenues increased from $293m in 2013, to $303m in 2014, representing a 3% increase, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) says. Between July 2013 and June 2014, Rwanda received 1…

DRC’s Problems are its Drunken Soldiers, then Cattle and Food in Rwanda

DRC’s Problems are its Drunken Soldiers, then Cattle and Food in Rwanda

On December 11, 2013, around 9:00am, seven heavily armed soldiers in Congolese military fatigue crossed into Rwanda’s border area about 20km up north from the main border posts…

Tony Blair Says ‘Rwanda is Well-Run Country’

Tony Blair Says ‘Rwanda is Well-Run Country’

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has told an investment conference in South Africa that those seeking to make money should not look elsewhere but three African nations. “Rwanda, Ethiopia…

Rwanda Experiencing Poor Crop Harvests, Farmers Abandoned

Rwanda Experiencing Poor Crop Harvests, Farmers Abandoned

Essential crops in Rwanda are experiencing low harvests, a situation researchers say poses a serious food insecurity. The scenario is linked to farmers’ lack of access to improved seeds. A…

US charity commits to support Rwanda’s education sector

US charity commits to support Rwanda’s education sector

Rwanda, once again, is eligible for the US$2.1b fund, according to Julia Gillard, former PM of Australia and chairman of Global Partnership for Education (GPE). Sixty developing countries…