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African fallen peacekeepers honoured by the UN

The United Nation Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday honoured 117 peacekeepers, including many Africans, who lost their lives while serving in peacekeeping operations in 2016, including many Africans Three Kenyans, two Nigerians, two Ghanaians, three Rwandans and two South Africans were awarded the posthumous Dag Hammarskjöld Medal at the UN headquarters. “Their sacrifice only strengthens […]

Paul Kagame unveils exit plan

Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Monday told Paris-based magazine Jeune Afrique in an extensive interview that he would step down after the next elections. Kagame, who has ruled Rwanda since 2000, is seeking another seven years in office following constitutional changes. The East-African nation goes to the polls in August to elect a president and […]

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Rwanda: Nude photos of female presidential candidate leaked

Social media in Rwanda was flooded this week with nude pictures believed to be Diane Shima Rwigara, a 35-year-old businesswoman who announced her intention to contest for the top job in the East-African nation. The photos, which are currently making rounds on several media platforms, show Ms Rwigara completely naked and striking poses in different […]

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Rwanda to build 500 smart classrooms in 2017

Rwanda and Microsoft have launched a huge project to build 500 smart classrooms nationwide by end of 2017, local newspaper, The New Times reported. The project will allow the East-African nation to digitize its education sector by giving students access to computers and basic software as well as internet access for teaching and learning. “I […]

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Germany pushes for private investment in Africa

The German government is moving to boost private investment in Africa, Finance Minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, told reporters in Washington during the Global Infrastructure Forum. According to Schaeuble, the move is meant to avoid a destructive rise in populism and the gap between the rich and poor. “If we do nothing to change this, we can […]

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Rwanda sacks state-run airline CEO

Rwanda government on Thursday announced the replacement of the CEO of its state-run airline without any reason, Reuters reports Accoring to the cabinet statement, the government had named Chance Ndagano as RwandAir’s acting chief executive officer, replacing John Mirenge. Mirenge had been at the helm of RwandAir since 2010 and is credited with steering an […]

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Moroccans plan to invest $100m in Rwanda

Rwandan capital Kigali hosted more than 100 Moroccan investors and government officials on Monday in the second edition of Africa Business Connect, meant to prospect business and investment opportunities between the two countries. According to the East African nation’s acting head of investment promotion, Ngangure Kabega, Kigali is expecting more than $100 million in investments […]

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Rwanda launches ‘TecHouse’ to drive its financial innovation agenda

Bank of Kigali Limited, Rwanda’s largest commercial lender, has launched ‘BkTecHouse’, a new technology company that will provide IT solutions in banking, education, agriculture and health in the East-African nation. The move follows the launch of another subsidiary, BK General Insurance, earlier this month. According to Bank of Kigali’s CEO, the new digital solutions company, […]

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Pope apologizes for Catholics’ role in Rwandan genocide

Pope Francis on Monday apologized and begged forgiveness for the “sins and failings of the church and its members” during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. According to a statement from the Vatican, the Pontiff, who was meeting with Rwanda’s president on Monday, acknowledged that priests, nuns and members of the Catholic Church had succumbed to […]

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Rwanda: green party leader to challenge Kagame in August polls

Rwanda’s opposition leader Frank Habineza this weekend said he would challenge incumbent President Paul Kagame in the August-scheduled presidential election. Rwandans have voted in a referendum on a constitutional amendment last year to allow President Paul Kagame to seek a third term in office this year. The leader of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda […]

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