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Louise Mushikiwabo: Meet the Rwandan Woman Heading French-Speaking Countries’ Community

Until last week, Louise Mushikiwabo was the powerful minister of foreign affairs in the government of Paul Kagame in Rwanda. She has now been replaced by Dr Richard Sezibera, another powerful figure in Rwanda’s politics. Sezibera is a former secretary general of regional East African Community. Mushikiwabo will be taking on a

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Rwandan president Paul Kagame. Courtesy Photo

Kagame Cabinet Reshuffle: Cabinet Size Slashed, More Women Appointed; Sezibera Replaces Mushikiwabo

Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame on Thursday shook up his cabinet, slashing it by 15 per cent and appointing more women. Kagame reduced the number of ministers (and ministries) from 31 to 26. Slashed ministerial positions are: minister of lands and forestry, junior education minister in charge of technical and vocational education and

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AIMS, Facebook, Google Partner to Launch African Master’s in Machine Intelligence

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) has announced the launch of a one-year intensive African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) in partnership with Facebook and Google. The master’s will begin this September at the AIMS-Rwanda campus in Kigali. “Machine Intelligence (MI) is revolutionizing critical aspects of our lives. It enhances

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Chinese President Xi in Rwanda for State Visit

President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan of China arrived in Rwanda on Sunday evening at 8:30 p.m to begin a two-day state visit. The visiting president was received by his Rwandan counterpart, President Paul Kagame, and First Lady Jeannette Kagame accompanied by top government officials. The visit aims to further

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Rwanda Defends Arsenal Sponsorship Deal

Rwanda has defended its decision to spend "millions" on an advertising deal with UK football club Arsenal after it came in for heavy criticism. Visit Rwanda, the country's official tourism authority, will have its logo emblazoned across players' sleeves next season, in the hope it will bring more tourists to the

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SHIRT OF SHAME? Rwanda’s Paul Kagame Blasted Over Arsenal Deal

Rwandan President Paul Kagame is under fire over the recent deal between the small East African State and English Premier League giant Arsenal to promote tourism. In the deal which was completed and announced last week, Rwanda will pay a whopping £30 million (Approx. Shs150b) to Arsenal in order to have

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Rwanda Signs Sponsorship Deal With Arsenal FC

Rwanda has become the official tourism partner of the English Premier League team Arsenal FC as the club’s first ever sleeve partner. Arsenal has released an official photo of players Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mesut Özil wearing jerseys with the words “VISIT RWANDA” on their sleeves. https://twitter.com/Arsenal/status/999178711390982144 Rwanda is a top tourist

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Rwanda’s Economic Growth to Remain Steady – IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revealed that Rwanda’s economy will continue to grow in 2018-2019 to by 7.2%. The IMF Mission in Rwanda Chief, Laure Redifer announced this in a press conference in Kigali. She was speaking about Rwanda’s economic growth prospect after IMF staff completed discussions in the ninth review

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Embrace New-Age Technology to Boost Operations – Microfinance Institutions Urged

Speakers at the International Conference on Responsible and Inclusive Finance (ICRIF) have urged Rwandan microfinance institutions (MFIs) to embrace new-age technology to streamline their operations and to enhance their ability to extend financial inclusion among the country’s unbanked and underbanked population. The conference held on March 21 took place in Kigali,

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