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Let’s continue transforming lives, says Kagame after landslide victory

Rwanda’s incumbent president Paul Kagame, who swept to a massive victory in last weekend’s poll, said the work to continue transforming Rwanda begins now. Kagame won 98.6 per cent of the votes, with rival Frank Habineza winning 0.45 per cent and the independent candidate Phillipe Mpayimana winning 0.72 per cent of the votes, according to […]

Rwanda: Diaspora casts votes in presidential poll

Rwandan expatriates have started casting ballots in presidential elections as polling stations in Kenya, Uganda, Djibouti and South Africa, opened on Thursday. More than 44,000 registered Diaspora are set to cast their vote. According to local media portal, the New Times, Rwandans back home will cast their votes in presidential polls on Friday, August 4. […]

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Youth Connekt Africa Summit Opens in Kigali

The inaugural Youth Connekt Africa summit opened in the Rwandan capital Kigali Thursday with the participation of over 2500 delegates from all over the continent. The summit is looking into ways to realize the potential of the continent’s youths, forming the world’s largest youth population. Besides setting up networks among participating delegates, the gathering will […]

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Fertilizer industry: Zambia seeks to attract Moroccan investors

Zambia, which remains a net importer of fertilizers, has called on Moroccan operators to invest in the fertilizer industry, to help curb the high cost of crop production. The call was launched by Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya at a meeting in Lusaka Monday with a Moroccan delegation, led by Secretary of State for Foreign […]

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South Sudan seeks assistance to adopt Swahili as official language

The South Sudanese government on Wednesday announced plans to introduce Swahili language in school curriculum ahead of its adoption as an official language. In a statement quoted by the News portal, The Citizen, South Sudanese Vice President Taban Deng Gai has called on Tanzania to send Swahili teachers to the World’s youngest nation. The war […]

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Rwanda: Kagame warns EU against interference in elections

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has warned diplomatic missions in the capital Kigali against interfering in the country’s August general elections, Africanews reported on Wednesday. “The diplomatic missions here are not and should not replace the electoral commission,” Kagame was quoted as saying. Paul Kagame has held strong stance against western influence in Africa. He has […]

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AU secures $150 mln to boost Africa’s geothermal energy

The African Union has mobilized about $150 million in geothermal energy development in East Africa, Chinese News Agency Xinhua reported. According to Rashid Ali Abdallah, Principal Energy officer at the Department of Infrastructure and Energy of the AU, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Burundi, Rwanda and Kenya are the countries initially targeted by the funds. “East Africa alone […]

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Rwanda’s Kagame gets green light to run in August polls

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has been unanimously nominated by his ruling party for re-election in the genocide-devastated East African nation’s presidential polls. About 1929 members out of 1930 eligible voters of the ruling RPF-Inkotanyi party approved Kagame’s nomination this weekend during the party’s congress. Kagame, who has already served two terms, has agreed to run […]

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Zambia: Sugar production increases by 47%

Zambia Sugar, a unit of Associated British Foods, on Thursday said its refined sugar production has increased by 47% to 65,000 tons in the year that ended March 31, driven up by increased refining capacity. According to the managing Director of Zambia Sugar, Rebecca Katow, despite the increment of the production, total sugar production fell […]

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ECOWAS: Israel to invest $1 billon in solar energy

Leaders of the West African regional group ECOWAS last weekend inked a memorandum of understanding with Israel that will earmark $1 billion over the next four years to finance solar energy projects in the member states of the bloc. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, who confirmed the deal in a speech before the ECOWAS summit of […]

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