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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-Arsenal Deal: Strategic or Misappropriated Sponsorship Strategy?

By: Lisa Delpy Neirotti, Ph.D Destination marketing through sport sponsorship is not a new concept as exemplified by Mexico, Bermuda, Florida, Alberta and many other city, states, and countries. However, the Visit Rwanda sponsorship of Arsenal F.C.’s jersey sleeve for $39 million US over three years is raising eyebrows worldwide. Though the reported

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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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Kagame to Decorate 9 Individuals with Igihango National Order of Friendship Medals

The President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame will Saturday November 18th award the inaugural Igihango National Order of Friendship medals to nine individuals in recognition of their exemplary service to the nation. Rwandan Minister for Culture, Julienne Uwacu said: “Igihango, the National Order of Outstanding Friendship  is  awarded to

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Diane Rwigara Case: Court Denies Request to Split Case, Hearing Adjourned

The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court on Friday denied the request by prosecution to separate the hearing of three Rwigara family members who face charges related to inciting insurrection. For the fourth time, the court had to adjourn the pre-trial hearing of Anne Rwigara, and Diane Rwigara and their mother Adeline Rwigara to

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Diane Rwigara Denies Insurrection Charges

Former Rwanda presidential candidate Diane Rwigara has denied charges of insurrection and forgery that she says are linked to her criticism of the government's human rights record. Rwigara appeared in court Wednesday in the capital Kigali. She and some family members were detained late last month. Her mother, Adeline, and sister

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