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Who’s to Blame For No Bank Loans to Agricultural Sector?

Who’s to Blame For No Bank Loans to Agricultural Sector?

Financial institutions in Rwanda have maintained their position saying the agriculture sector is ‘insecure’ to invest in. The central banks says of the total lending portfolio from commercial banks, only…

American Firm Contracted to Install Kigali’s Water System

American Firm Contracted to Install Kigali’s Water System

Rwanda’s Water and Sanitation Corporation Ltd. (WASAC) has contracted an American water treatment firm, Culligan International, to design and install a water treatment plant to provide drinking water…

Rwanda Welcomes $500M Investment From Buffet Foundation

Rwanda Welcomes $500M Investment From Buffet Foundation

Howard Buffett – the eldest son to multi-billionaire investor and philanthropist, Warren Buffet, will invest $500 million (Rwf 350 billion) to transform agriculture production in Rwanda, away from subsistence…

Rwanda First Lady Energizes Push for Polio-Free Africa

Rwanda First Lady Energizes Push for Polio-Free Africa

 The First Lady of Rwanda Jeannette Kagame told a continental summit that just as Rwanda has eliminated it, Africa can also kick out the child-crippling disease Polio – one…

New Mobile App Cuts Money Transfer Rates For Rwandan Diaspora

New Mobile App Cuts Money Transfer Rates For Rwandan Diaspora

For years, Gloria Muteteri, a Rwandan college student, endured long queues at the Western Money agent, to receive her tuition fees from a relative living in canada. She lined up…

The Untold Story of Rwanda’s Heroine, Agatha Uwiringiyimana

The Untold Story of Rwanda’s Heroine, Agatha Uwiringiyimana

In 1953, in a remote village of Muhororo in Gisagara district, a four hours drive from Rwanda’s capital Kigali, a baby girl, Agathe Uwiringiyimana, was born. Little did her…

Security Top Priority For Kagame at AU Summit

Security Top Priority For Kagame at AU Summit

President Paul Kagame arrived in Ethiopias capital Addis Ababa Thursday for the 24th ordinary session of the African Union. The Summit is scheduled for 30th-31st January and the Rwandan…

Christine Lagarde Hikes to Meet Rwanda Gorillas in the Mist

Christine Lagarde Hikes to Meet Rwanda Gorillas in the Mist

On her first visit to Rwanda, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF), had a planed secret visit to the country’s touristic hot-spot, the Virunga…

IMF Boss Says World Needs Peace And Tolerance

IMF Boss Says World Needs Peace And Tolerance

Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), who is in Rwanda for a four-day official visit, says the world needs to be tolerant. After a…

US Commits $180M to Support Rwanda’s Development Plan

US Commits $180M to Support Rwanda’s Development Plan

The United States will this year facilitate Rwanda’s development agenda with Rwf125b ($180m) direct support, new US ambassador to the country, Barks-Ruggles, told KTPress. Amb. Ruggles was on…

Advocacy Group to Push for Energy Transition in Africa

Advocacy Group to Push for Energy Transition in Africa

A new high-level lobby group -‘African Energy Leaders Group’ has been formed to push for political momentum for sustainable energy transition in Africa. The group AELG officially launched during…

DRC Senate Rejects Kabila Proposal to Extend His Rule

DRC Senate Rejects Kabila Proposal to Extend His Rule

DRCongo senate Friday Morning thwarted President Joseph Kabila’s extended rule plans, unanimously voting ‘NO’. The electoral bill, proposing postponement of next year’s presidential elections for three years…