Category Archives: Rwanda News
Compelling Mozilla-backed research (www.Mozilla.org), carried out by Research ICT Africa, finds that significant barriers to internet access remains in four African countries – Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The research aims to understand, from a comparative perspective, how the citizens use the internet when data is subsidised and when it is not.
At this year’s Africa youth connect held in Kigali, Rwanda, international hip-hop singer and song writer, AKON, touched on the need for Africa to rebrand. This is what he had to say,
Three African renewable energy projects announced as winners of the US$7million Access Co-Development Facility competition
The three winning projects, hailing from Tanzania, Rwanda and Ghana, were selected from a technologically and geographically diverse pool of 82 entrants from 23 countries after having presented to a live panel of industry expert judges. The panel based their final selection on the commercial, technical and environmental merits of the projects presented, as well as the local regulatory environment and capability of the project teams. The winners will share the US$7 million pot provided by the Access Co-Development Facility as well as technical support and expertise.
Winning startups receive a 10,000 EUR cash prize each and will share their insights about FinTech innovation in Africa with the global financial community during Sibos
IMF Staff Completes 2017 Article IV Consultation and Review Mission to Rwanda
SWIFT Innotribe which launched in 2009 as an innovation hub to connect people, ideas, and networks, has 10 startups to compete in the 3rd edition of the Startup Challenge for Africa.
Aviation Africa 2017 takes place at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda on 22-23 February 2017. The sold out conference and exhibition will be one of Africa’s largest Aviation events offering the opportunity for the international aerospace industry to network with Africa.
Otavio Veras, Researcher of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies
On this Building Africa debate CNBC Africa is joined by panellists consisting of Phuthuma Nhleko, Executive Chairman, MTN; Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda; Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria and Siyabonga Gama, CEO, Transnet
Aviation Africa, which takes place in Kigali, Rwanda on 22-23 February 2017, announces the first aircraft that will be displayed at the event, a Gulfstream G280 from Savannah-based Gulfstream Aerospace.
As Uganda and Tanzania are reviewed by IMF Executive Board for the 7th and 5th time respectively, Rwanda is accordingly being reviewed by the Board for the Sixth time under the Policy Support Instrument (PSI) and the first review under the Standby Credit Facility (SCF) for Rwanda.
Representatives of farmers and of civil society organisations, providers of small, low-interest loans and Rwanda government officials met this Tuesday in Kigali to discuss how to mainstream land governance in agricultural strategies and plans
The Delegation of the European Union to Rwanda has signed off on a €10 million grant payment to the Government of Rwanda. The grant will go towards the continued rehabilitation and maintenance of 200 kilometres of rural roads in Rwanda.