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Reforming and revitalizing higher education sector crucial for Africa’s development, experts say

The fourth Senior Experts Dialogue on Science, Technology and the African Transformation Agenda ended in Dakar Friday with experts making concrete recommendations for consideration by policy makers, universities, regional and continental organizations on how to align higher education policy with science, technology and innovation (STI) and industrial policies to support the transformation of Africa’s economies in line with the continent’s integration and development agenda. read more

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Rwanda: Growth in 2017 is expected to be 5.2 percent

  • The IMF team reached preliminary agreement with the government on policies that could support completion of the eighth and third reviews of Rwanda’s PSI- and SCF-supported programs.
  • Growth in 2017 is expected to be 5.2 percent, well above growth averages for sub-Saharan Africa and an acceleration in the medium term will lead to average growth above 7 percent over the next three years.
  • Headline inflation declined below the central bank’s 5 percent headline target as food supply constraints and depreciation pressures receded, after peaking in early 2017.

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Laure Redifer, visited Rwanda from October 25-November 8, 2017, to discuss economic policies that could support the completion of the eighth and third reviews of Rwanda’s PSI and SCF-supported programs. read more

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Maturation of Sub-Saharan Africa Hotel Sector Presents New Opportunities

Real estate consulting firm, JLL published the results of a sector report on hotel real estate on the continent at the 2017 Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Rwanda read more

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Marriott International continues extensive expansion in Africa

TARGETS OVER 200 HOTELS WITH MORE THAN 37,000 ROOMS BY 2022 EXPECTING TO GENERATE $8.5 BILLION OF CAPITAL INVESTMENT AND 50,000 DIRECT AND INDIRECT JOBS read more

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World Travel Awards arrives in Rwanda

World Travel Awards (WTA) has touched down in Rwanda ahead of its Africa Gala Ceremony 2017. read more

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Hilton Launches Africa Growth Initiative

DT Kigali City Centre read more

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Innovation key to supporting Africa’s transformation, says Vera Songwe

Investment in innovation is critical if Africa’s new industries, especially in the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector, are to play a crucial role in promoting the continent’s structural transformation. The statement was made this week by Ms. Vera Songwe, Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Executive Secretary in Dakar, Senegal at the 3rd Investing in Africa Forum (IAF), also known as the China-Africa Forum. Speaking on the theme of the Forum, “Africa Leapfrogging through Innovation”, Ms. Songwe said Africa is already leapfrogging in many areas but noted that this required leadership and persistence. read more

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Mozilla-backed research reveals main barriers to internet access in African countries

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. read more

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Africa Youth Connect: Africa Needs Re-branding, says Akon.

Youth Connekt Africa Summit ’17 read more

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Three African renewable energy projects announced as winners of the US$7million Access Co-Development Facility competition

Access Power (“Access”), a developer, owner and operator of renewable power projects in emerging markets in partnership with EREN Renewable Energy (www.EREN-Groupe.com) a global independent power producer, are delighted to announce the three winners of the 2017 US$7 million Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) – an innovative funding and support platform for renewable energy projects in Africa.

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. read more

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