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Rwanda Reshuffle, a more feminine government

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has reshuffled his government and made changes in the army. He replaces Dr. Richard Sezibera, a retired military doctor and former secretary general of the East African Community (EAC). With fourteen women ministers in a 27-member team, the Rwandan government now has 52 percent women....
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Rwanda Signature of a visa waiver agreement with Qatar

A visa waiver agreement with Qatar was signed on the sidelines of Paul Kagame's working visit to the country. Rwandan nationals can now enter Qatar without a visa and spend up to 30 days on a single trip or several days with the option to extend their stay....
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Rwanda The country will host a third group of refugees stranded in Libya

At least 120 refugees are expected in Rwanda in November. These refugees, stranded in Libya, are currently exposed to violence, sexual abuse and torture in detention centers, said the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Rwanda recently welcomed 189 African refugees and asylum seekers. The group was evacuated from Libya,...
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Rwanda Inauguration of the first inland port of East Africa

Rwanda, a landlocked country, is taking a big step towards opening up and implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area (CAFTA). The President of the Republic, Paul Kagame, inaugurated this Monday, October 21, 2019 the first interior port in the country. Located in Masaka in the suburbs of the capital,...
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Rwanda Launch of the first Volkswagen manufactured in the country

The European car manufacturer, Volkswagen, installed since June 2018 in Rwanda, will launch more than 5000 vehicles assembled in Kigali. The company has already introduced new vehicle models such as: Polo, Passat, Tiguan, Amarok and Teramont. So to conquer the Rwandan and generally African market, Volkswagen has invested $ 20...
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Rwanda GILCF issues $ 9 million to support off-grid development

The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance has decided to issue $ 9 million worth of securities to enable Rwanda to accelerate the deployment of solar home systems across the country. The government intends to make this resource available to private and public developers so that they can in turn...
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