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Important financial agreements between France and Rwanda

It is the concrete translation of the political warming between France and Rwanda. The two countries signed financing agreements worth 50 million euros on Tuesday 30 June at the French Development Agency. These financial agreements are the first to be signed between the two countries in nearly thirty years. These are two agreements. The first […]

Dr Denis Mukwege resigns from Covid-19 monitoring committees in DR Congo

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner announced it on the website of his Panzi Foundation. At the end of March, he was appointed president of the health commission and vice-president of the multi-sectoral commission in charge of monitoring the progress of the coronavirus and coordinating the fight in South Kivu. After presenting his “response strategy” […]

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Regional observer mission prevented from attending elections in Burundi

The election observation mission of the East African Community (EAC), expected earlier this week, will probably not be in Burundi for the triple election scheduled in nine days, at least according to a letter from the Burundian government to the secretariat general of this organization. The minister responsible for relations with this regional organization has […]

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Coronavirus Pandemic update in Africa

Africa had 54 027 confirmed cases of Coronavirus as of Friday, May 8. Covid-19 has already claimed the lives of 2 074people on the continent, according to the African Union Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. South Africa and Egypt are the two most affected countries, with 8 232 and 7 981cases respectively. They are […]

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Rwanda Opens its Embassy in Rabat; Sets up with Morocco a Bilateral Cooperation Monitoring Committee

Rwanda has officially opened its embassy in Rabat this Wednesday January 15, in the presence of Rwandan Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Olivier Nduhungirehe and Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita. The opening of the embassy is the normal outcome of months of blooming diplomatic relationships between the two nations. The two countries have also […]

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Qatar Airways gets majority stake in Rwanda international airport

Qatar Airways has agreed to take a 60% stake in a new $1.3 billion international airport in Rwanda, the state-run Rwanda Development Board said. Rwanda and Qatar Airways on Monday signed three agreements that saw the two parties set up a joint venture to build, own, and operate the new airport in Bugesera District. The […]

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Rwanda eyes over $96 million from tea exports in 2019-2020

The government of Rwanda is expecting to earn 93 billion Rwandan francs ($96.5 million) from the export of 34,000 tons of tea in 2019-2020. Rwanda earned $90.5 million from tea exports in 2018, a 7.4 percent increase from 2017. Over the same period, coffee accounted for $68.7 million worth of exports, up 7.2 percent from […]

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Rwanda: Volkswagen electric cars hits Kigali streets

Volkswagen has started importing electric powered Golf models into Rwanda for a local ride-hailing service, local media reported. VW already assembles cars in the East African nation and intended to test infrastructure and performance in the region’s climate. According to VW’s Africa boss Thomas Schaefer, the plan for Africa is that ultimately, “we replace the […]

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Libya: Rwanda agrees to host 500 African migrants

Rwanda has agreed on Tuesday to take in 500 refugees and asylum seekers trapped in Libya under an agreement signed with the United Nations Refugee Agency and the African Union. According to the “life-saving” agreement, Rwanda would accept an initial group of 500 people who agree to leave from Libya. The first group, including children […]

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Rwanda: First Jewish synagogue in Africa with permanent Rabbi becomes effective

A Jewish Rabbi has launched in Rwanda’s capital Kigali, the first East-Africa-based Jewish public worship place. The synagogue will be manned by Rabbi Chaim Bar Sella from the Chabad Jewish movement, according to Times of Israeli and the movement’s website Chabad.org. Chaim arrived in the central African country last week with his wife Dina, and […]

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