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  • Rwanda’s Prime Minister inaugurates new Science and Technology Centre

    More Rwandans are expected to have access to the high-speed internet 4G LTE, launched last year, after vendors reduce prices by almost 70%. The New Times reports: Now one gigabyte of 4G LTE internet costs Rwf1,300, down from Rwf 4,100, representing a 68 per cent reduction. Following the wholesale price cut, customers will pay just […]

  • Rwanda’s Ministry of Youth and ICT Wins Continental Social Media Award

    The Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT) won the continental social media award in the category of Government/Public Sector for the annual Social Media Awards Africa (SMAA), a premier continental initiative poised to recognise and reward excellence, creativity and impact in the use of social media tools and platforms by individuals and organizations. The event […]

  • National Geographic Names Nyungwe Forest National Park One of the Best Places to Visit in 2014

    On its official “Best Trips 2014″ list, National Geographic believes the unspoiled mountain rain forest of Rwanda’s Nyungwe National Park, which is rife with chimps, gorillas, and approximately 300 unique bird species, deserves a visit by anyone curious in seeing the world’s natural beauty. “Nyungwe stands out among Africa’s intact montane rain forests for its […]

  • ‘Meet in Remarkable Rwanda’ Campaign launched in India

    Highlighting the opportunities for business offered to companies, trade associations, and social organisations in the African country, the ‘Meet in Remarkable Rwanda’ Campaign was launched by the Rwanda High Commission at the ‘Automation Exhibition 2014’ held in Mumbai. The Campaign was launched by Joseph Kabakeza, First Counselor and Deputy Head of Mission, Rwanda High Commission, New […]

  • Residents from 12 countries to get visa-free entry to Rwanda

    Passport holders of 12 countries across the world will no longer need a visa to travel to Rwanda for short visits from next month, Rwanda’s Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration said Monday. A visa waiver agreement, which recognized growing links between Rwanda and concerned 12 countries including Singapore, Hong Kong, Mauritius and Philippines will […]

  • Diversifying Rwanda’s Tourism: Kigali’s Annual Dîner en Blanc

    On August 10th 2014, the global phenomenon, Dîner en Blanc® took place at Acacia Gardens in Kagugu. Taking the pop-up, surprise concept to a refined level, these beautiful outdoor epicurean feasts are attended annually by as many as 15,000 people in cities around the world. After being the first African city to host this global […]

  • The Genocide Flame Stirs Memories: A Scene From Kwibuka 20

    Rows of human skulls sit in glass cases near the red brick Catholic church here. Some are cracked in half; holes are punched in others. Hundreds of arm and leg bones lie nearby. To the left is a table of tools: rusty shovels, hoes, pipes, and a machete — the weapons of genocide. Down the […]

  • Rwanda Continues Towards Goal of 90% Financial Inclusion

    It is called “financial inclusion”, and it is a key government policy in Rwanda. The goal is that, by 2020, 90 percent of the population is to have and actively use bank accounts. And in only four years, financial inclusion has doubled in Rwanda. The Rwandan government has set a target of 90 percent financial […]

  • Bank of Kigali Sees a Rise in Profits

    Rwanda’s Bank of Kigali reported a 26 percent rise in full-year net profit, largely driven by expansion of its loan book and net interest income. Net profit rose to 14.8 billion Rwandan francs ($22 million) for 2013, with net interest income rising 55 percent to 33.3 billion francs, while other fees and commissions also rose, […]

  • 4G service provider slashes prices by almost 70%

    More Rwandans and small businesses will now be able to access high speed internet, commonly known as Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution or 4G LTE, after one of the vendors slashed prices by almost 70 per cent. Retail internet services provider, ISPA, and wholesaler, Olleh Rwanda Networks (ORN) announced the price cut for 4G internet […]