Rwanda: A fund for local skills development

Rwanda has announced the setting up of the National Fund for Skills Development in Rwanda (NFSD). This initiative is part of an ambitious strategy to build local capacities through two components: training and financing. The private sector is invited to contribute. By Bilkiss Mentari Rwanda has embarked on an ambitious...

Africa Data Centres to build its first data centre in Kigali

Africa Data Centres is building its first data centre in Kigali, Rwanda; The facility will have 2MW of IT load and will break ground in the first quarter of 2023. By Bilkiss Mentari Africa Data Centres, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, is pleased to announce that...
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Rwanda:Kigali launches $211m plan to develop circular economy

The National Circular Economy Action Plan in Rwanda was launched on 6 December 2022, on the sidelines of the recently concluded World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) in the Rwandan capital Kigali. This policy, implemented in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will be spread over 14 years with...
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Rwanda: MoU signed with Qatar for defense cooperation

Qatar and Rwanda have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for defence co-operation between the two countries. The memorandum aims to establish a co-operative framework in the field of defence and security, in addition to enhancing and strengthening the existing friendship and solidarity relations between the two countries....
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Rwanda: French could be returning to in school 

Rwanda replaced French with English as its language of education a decade ago, but French might be on a revival, thanks to a deliberate effort by the government and the Francophonie to bring back the language.  By Ange Iliza, at Kigali French was the most widely spoken European language in...
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Rwanda :Among Countries to Pilot Single Air Space Market

Rwanda has been chosen among 17 countries that are set to participate in an implementation pilot project of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM). The development, experts say, adds momentum to Africa's bid for open skies. SAATM, commonly referred to as the unified air transport market aims at boosting the aviation...
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Rwanda: Kigali seeks US$1 billion for reforestation plan

By 2030, Rwanda plans to decrease the use of charcoal and firewood from 85% to 42%. A reforestation strategy is part of the government's plan. The goal is to protect the country's forest cover to avoid the negative impacts of climate change. This is why the government is requesting 1.37...

YouthConnekt Africa 2022: the meeting of connected youth 

Thousands of young Africans gathered in Kigali, from October 13 to 15, for the YouthConnekt Africa 2022 summit (YCAS). The fifth edition of this event, which has become a must for Africa's connected youth, was an opportunity to recall the interest and urgency, of integrating African youth in trade, health,...
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Rwanda : agricultural exports increase by 44%

Rwanda’s agricultural exports increased by 44 per cent to over $640.9 million in 2021-2022, from $444.8 million in the previous financial year annonced the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB). The country received over $196 million from its agricultural exports....
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