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Rwanda approve law to make Swahili official language - CNBC Africa. Rwanda: MPs Approve Law Making Kiswahili Official Language. By Nasra Bishumba Members of the Lower House yesterday passed the organic law establishing Kiswahili as an official language.

Rwanda: MPs Approve Law Making Kiswahili Official Language

Swahili joins Kinyarwanda, English and French as the country's fourth official language. For now, the language will primarily be used for administrative purposes, appearing as one of the official languages in some official documents. Appearing before the lawmakers to provide insight into why the law is necessary, the Minister for Sports and Culture, Julienne Uwacu, explained that the decision was motivated by both obligation and a variety of many other benefits.

Africa: Rwanda is Africa's 3rd Least Corrupt Country. Photo: New Times A signage encouraging citizens to report any form of corruption in Kigali.

Africa: Rwanda is Africa's 3rd Least Corrupt Country

By Rodrigue Rwirahira The Government has welcomed the new ranking of the global Corruption Perception Index with officials promising to score higher next time. The Corruption Perception Index, released yesterday in Kigali, placed Rwanda alongside Mauritius as third least corrupt country in sub-Saharan Africa. The annual report, produced by Transparency International, ranked Rwanda 50th least corrupt country globally, retaining the same 54 per cent score as last year.

Rwanda's Road Map to a Middle Income State by 2050 #NBSFocusOnRwanda. Rwanda: IMF Confident of 6% Growth Prospect for the Country. Rwanda Names 22 French Army Officers It Accuses of Aiding Genocide. Photo: Simon Maina/New Times Victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide at the Genocide Memorial in Nyamata, inside the Catholic church where thousands were slaughtered (file photo)

Rwanda Names 22 French Army Officers It Accuses of Aiding Genocide

Rwanda, 7th Best-run Nation In The World!! - How Africa News. As we talk about good governance, Africa has consistently ranked last in the global class.

Rwanda, 7th Best-run Nation In The World!! - How Africa News

Yetthe Continent is still well represented in all areas, with examples known throughout itshistory (Ethiopia never colonized, the empire of Mali, Ghana, ancient Egypt etc). After the famous independence (torn or data), Africa has experienced in very very difficult situations (civil wars, coups … caused by …). These are difficult times, which led the Continentwhere it is! But there is now some years that many countries of the hemisphere as (Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia …) despite their painful past, adopt good policies! Rwanda : Pluie de contrats pour les grands groupes marocains ! Au moins 7 grands établissements publics et privés marocains, opérant dans plusieurs secteurs, ont conclu des partenariats au Rwanda lors de la première étape de la tournée royale en Afrique de l’Est.

Rwanda : Pluie de contrats pour les grands groupes marocains !

Le secteur privé marocain entre au Rwanda par la grande porte. À l’occasion de l’étape rwandaise de la tournée royale en Afrique de l’Est, les chefs d’entreprises accompagnant le souverain ont fait le plein de contrats dans ce pays où la présence marocaine est encore très timide. À Kigali, le secteur bancaire s’est une nouvelle fois illustré, comme à chaque déplacement royal sur le continent ou presque. Untitled. Rwanda Development Board announces investment opportunities in Kivu Belt. Establishment of fish feed factory in Rwanda to be fast tracked – The Exchange. Share Tweet Email Danish fish feed company, Aller Aqua, which is set to open shop in Rwanda will have it’s representative, Niels Lundgaard, in Rwanda from September 25-30 to fast track the implementation of the project.

Establishment of fish feed factory in Rwanda to be fast tracked – The Exchange

The development follows the lease of management and operationalisation of Urban Fisheries Products Promotion Centre by government. $1.7b ready for Rwanda local companies. Rwanda wants to turn itself into Africa’s Singapore. RWANDA — The tiny nation of Rwanda is pursuing a local technological revolution in a bid to transform its largely agrarian society into the equivalent of an African Singapore.

Rwanda wants to turn itself into Africa’s Singapore

Since President Paul Kagame led his Rwandan Patriotic Front to power in 1994 after a genocide that claimed as many as 800,000 lives and cut economic output in half, the East African nation has pursued policies aimed at encouraging investment in and developing its ICT industry. The goal is for Rwanda to become a middle-income economy by 2020. The latest innovation was unveiled this week when Rwanda officially opened a methane-fired power plant on Lake Kivu to generate clean energy.

The Surprising Story Behind The World's Fastest Developing Country - Pan African Visions. If you guessed Rwanda, you’d be right.

The Surprising Story Behind The World's Fastest Developing Country - Pan African Visions

Rwanda is a small country located in Eastern Africa bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Democratic Republic of the Congo. For many foreigners, the country is still associated with the civil war that occurred in 1994. But Rwanda has done an exemplary job putting its past behind with a commitment to democracy, justice, reconciliation, and development. Could cashless payments make Rwanda's bus conductor redundant? Image copyright AC Group Rwandan buses are among the first in Africa to switch to cashless payment.

Could cashless payments make Rwanda's bus conductor redundant?

Chris Matthews asks what will become of the bus conductor. Snaking through the green streets of Kigali, as a stream of motorbike taxis, known as motos, fly along the hilly roads, the 109 bus is making its familiar route west to the suburb of Gikondo. It is early afternoon and the bus is full, a group of school children are picked up en route, an elderly man is offered a seat as he joins the busy service and, while the route may be the same, boarding is not. The 109 bus is one of a growing number of services and one of more than 130 buses in the Rwandan capital to have introduced cashless payments.

Since November, smart card machines have been fitted on two of Kigali's bus operators. One of those onboard the 109 using the new "Tap&Go" card, designed by Kigali start-up AC Group, is Remy Mwumvaneza, a marketing professional who uses it in his commute. Rwf6.5b Rubavu warehouse to ease cross-border trade. The Government of Rwanda has signed a partnership deal with Alpha Logistics Limited to construct a modern bonded warehouse at Petit Barrière, Rubavu District in the Western Province.

Rwf6.5b Rubavu warehouse to ease cross-border trade

The $8.6 million (Rwf6.5 billion) facility is part of government’s strategy to boost the country’s logistics industry and promote cross-border trade, according to the Trade and Industry Minister, Francois Kanimba. Kanimba said the concessional agreement will see Alpha Logistics design, construct, finance, operate and maintain the facility for 20 years.

Rwandan genocide tribunal closes. In Rwanda in 1994, Hutu extremists, incited by hate speech on local media, started slaughtering minority Tutsis and moderate Hutus. Within a 100 days between 800,000 and 1 million people were systematically hunted down and murdered. The rest of the world looked on in horror, but did nothing. It was one of the worst crimes ever committed. After it was over, the international community decided that it had to respond and show that international justice was not an unattainable vision. Rwanda's millennium village. Le premier aéroport pour drones au Rwanda ? Le cabinet d’architectes Foster + Partners, qui s’occupe de la création du campus soucoupe volante d’Apple et qui a signé le premier terminal commercial spatial pour Virgin Galactic, va construire un aéroport pour drones ou ‘droneport’ au Rwanda d’ici 2020.

Ce projet, piloté par afrotech en collaboration avec l’École Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) et la ‘Norman Foster foundation’, a pour vocation la conception d’une route d’approvisionnement et de livraison de matériel dans les régions les plus reculées des pays d’Afrique de l’Est. « Seulement un tiers des Africains vit à moins de 2 km d’une route praticable en toute saison. Il n’existe pas aujourd’hui d’autoroutes transcontinentales, presque pas de tunnels, et pas assez de ponts pour pouvoir atteindre des gens qui vivent dans des zones reculées », a observé l’architecte du projet Norman Foster.

L’usage des drones va devenir capital dans le développement du continent. Rwanda is 7th most efficient government globally according to World Economic Forum. (Agence Ecofin) - According to the 2014-2015 edition of the Global Competitive Report, the Rwandan government is 7th for the efficiency of its public management. The country comes out ahead of Switzerland (9th) or Luxemburg (10th). Rise and Shine Rwanda : New Restaurant POIVRE NOIR. GISOZI: KIGALI'S FASTEST GROWING CITY SUBURB! Le Rwanda aujourd'hui c'est... Rwanda’s GDP growth estimated at 7% The country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is projected at 7 percent in the next four years as a result of fiscal consolidation and deficit narrowing that are likely to keep the economy buoyant in the period under review.

Global Business Report ranks Rwanda in top 20 African mining destinations. Rwanda has been picked as one of the top 20 most exciting African mineral jurisdictions, according to a report compiled by the Global Business Report; “Mining in Africa Country Investment Guide 2015,” The report was released at the ongoing Africa Mining Conference being held in Indaba cape Town, South Africa Currently mining contributes a meager $136.6 million (Rwf87 billion) as the sector has been growing at a rate of 10 percent since 1999, that has been blamed on untapped potential, inadequate human capital and lack of funds to invest in the sector. Rwanda Lights All Highways to Boost Trade with neighbours.

Road lights switched on along the Kigali-Rubavu highway. Rwanda has switched on road lights along the 180KM highway connecting the capital Kigali to the border with DR Congo. Of the 180KM Kigali-Rubavu highway, about 114KM are currently installed with roadside lights powered by hydroelectricity. Motorists and citizens living along the highway expressed excitement when the road lights were switched on Christmas. Boom immobilier à Kigali, miracle ou mirage ? CNN Video - Breaking News Videos from Cross_Border_Trade_Strategy_Draft_for_Validation.pdf. USAID-EAT%20Cross-Border%20Trade%20Analysis%20Rwanda.pdf. Rwanda to fast-track cashless society.

| Oct. 29, 2014, 7:32 p.m. Uganda: One Million Rwandans Graduate Out of Poverty. For the last 18 years, Esperance Nyiramahoro, 34, had tried every job but without much luck in overcoming poverty. Life was hard; she was barely able to get enough to keep her family afloat. Samsung launches solar-powered internet school in Rwanda. Samsung is aiming to reach more than 2.5mn students in Africa by 2015. Africa Business Report 15 Rwanda Investments BBC News. Let's Build A Tech Startup In ... Rwanda? RWANDA. RWANDA, Un nouvel Elan. COPY OF THE PRESS RELEASE.pdf. Reclaiming Rwanda's Wetlands And Restoring Power Generation Capabilitie. Invest Africa Episode 8: Rwanda.