Event in Rwanda

  • Africa: Graca Challenges Women, Girls to Grab Emerging Opportunities

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/13 Women and children's rights advocate Graca Machel yesterday urged women and youth in Tanzania to be proactive at the same time as it comes to seeking development opportunities. Ms Machel, the founder of the Graca Machel Trust, said this during the closing of an eight-day conference in the city which was aimed at empowering communities to tackle development challenges.
  • South Africa plays an active role in the AU

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/17 Absence of Zuma and Ramaphosa raises eyebrows, quoted Liesl Louw-Vaudran, a consultant at the Institute of Security Studies (ISS), who said South Africa was “ceding power to other players on the continent, such as Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and the current AU chairperson President Alpha Condé of Guinea”.
  • Major Leap for Africa At G20 Summit

    GERMANY, 2017/07/12 The G20 Leaders' Summit, which concluded in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday, has recorded positive outcomes for world development, with significant benefits for the African continent. The office of South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday said critical developmental issues were tabled at the summit, which brought together leaders from the world's major economies, inclunding the European Union.
  • Rwanda: President Kagame Winds Up Zambia Visit

    RWANDA, 2017/07/07 President Paul Kagame yesterday returned from Zambia next a two-day national visit. The visit, which was at the invitation of his counterpart President Edgar Lungu, was aimed at fostering closer partnership and cooperation between the two nations. Prior to his departure from Zambia, President Kagame travelled to Kafue District to tour Kafue Steel Company run by Universal Mining and Chemicals Industries Limited.
  • Commemoration of Africa Human Rights Day

    BOTSWANA, 2016/10/22 oday, the African People commemorate the Africa Human Rights Day across the continent under the theme “Women Rights – Our Collective Responsibility”. On this occasion, H.E. Dr. Aisha Laraba Abdullahi, Commissioner for Political Affairs issued a statement on behalf of H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission describing this year’s theme as timely and appropriate. Timely in the sense that it coincides with the Declaration of the African Union’s Heads of National and Government of “2016 as the African Year of Human Rights with Particular Focus on the Rights of Women”. It is, therefore, a clarion call on Africa to do additional to promote women’s rights, particularly the rights to development. It is in this context that the African Union Commission has concluded that the AHRD theme for this year is a reflection of a ray of hope that through empowerment of women in Africa, sustainable peace and development will be ushered in.
  • TGAIS-COMESA Rwanda Kigali summit ‘a resounding success’

    RWANDA, 2016/10/09 Drawing international attention to Africa’s development potential, The World African Investment Summit – COMESA & Government of Rwanda held in Kigali on September 5-6, 2016, attracted additional than 1,000 delegates from 55 nations and culminated in the signing of a number of high-profile deals and partnerships. The TGAIS summit launched with a presidential panel that included President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Rwandan President Paul Kagame, whose opening remarks highlighted concerns that Africa’s narrative can no longer be a story about huge potential that at no time materializes. “There is nothing we are waiting for, and nothing we lack. Let’s work together across sectors and borders with the right mindset of urgency and build the Africa we want,” Mr Kagame stated.
  • Testing, testing: Rwanda’s new national convention and exhibition center

    RWANDA, 2016/06/13 Rwanda's new national convention and exhibition center and the adjoining Radisson Blu Hotel Kigali is ready for a test and will be at the heart of meetings, accommodation, and banquets by mid-July of this year, increasing the country’s MICE infrastructure in a huge way. The new facility is at the very core of Rwanda's drive to capture a larger portion of the MICE business and with new hotels opening in the fall, additional bedrooms in the top market segment will allow for larger conferences, meetings, and conventions in the Rwandan capital.
  • Kigali Forum Set to Accelerate Economic Transformation in Africa

    RWANDA, 2016/03/16 Recent events in the international economy have made it additional urgent than ever before for Africa to transform its economy. This was the sobering message from K.Y. Amoako, the president of the African Center for Economic Transformation at the same time as addressing delegates during the inaugural African Transformation Forum (ATF) which opened today in Kigali. "The sharp fall in commodity prices, or the slowing of the Chinese economy has once again shown how vulnerable most African economies remain to external factors outside their control," Amoako said. "Transformation has the power to change that dynamic."
  • Obama Chides African Leaders Who Cling to Power

    BOTSWANA, 2015/07/29 Barack Obama has chided African leaders who refuse to give up power in his initial speech at the African Union headquarters by a US president. The scolding came in the course of his address on Tuesday in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to the 54-member continental bloc. "Africa's democratic evolution is as well at risk at the same time as leaders refuse to step aside at the same time as their terms end," Obama said. "No one should be president for life."
  • President Kagame delivering opening remarks at the African Union-Economic Commission for Africa Conference of Ministers

    ETHIOPIA, 2015/04/01 External support should not be the determiner of Africa's development priorities, Rwandan President Paul Kagame told a gathering of finance and planning ministers and governors of central banks. "We should initial decide what we want to do and again apply the money to it, as oppose to doing what the money may dictate", Kagame said. He was speaking at the opening session of the Conference of Ministers during this year's annual conference of the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. "At the same time as we are able to build something that works for ourselves and by ourselves, again we are in a better position to forge additional meaningful partnerships" he went on, telling delegates that the continent can achieve its aim of a unified Africa "only if we collaborate our efforts towards regional integration".