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East Africa Region in Joint Effort Against Tax Fraud

East Africa Region in Joint Effort Against Tax Fraud

Commissioners of tax investigation and enforcement from Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda say information sharing as well as deeper collaboration will be decisive in tackling tax fraud. They emphasised this, yesterday, at the opening of a two-day session of the sixth East African Regional Meeting for Commissioners of Tax Investigation and Enforcement (EARACTI), in Kigali. […]

Africa Has Vast Agricultural Potential – So Why Are We Due to Import U.S.$110 Billion Worth of Food Annually By 2025?

Africa Has Vast Agricultural Potential – So Why Are We Due to Import U.S.$110 Billion Worth of Food Annually By 2025?

The African continent has the potential to feed itself and even have surplus food to export to other parts of the world. But instead, the continent imports $35 billion worth of food and agricultural products every year, and if the current predictions hold, the import bill will rise to $110 billion annually by 2025. So […]

Rwanda, Ethiopia Expand Bilateral Ties

Rwanda, Ethiopia Expand Bilateral Ties

Rwanda and Ethiopia agreed on new areas of cooperation at a meeting which concluded in Kigali on Tuesday, an official who attended the two-day session said. The new areas of partnerships are in the fields of education, tourism and mutual legal assistance, according to Claude Nikobisanzwe, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs […]

Does Declassified Documents Pin France On Rwanda’s 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi

Does Declassified Documents Pin France On Rwanda’s 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi

It has been 23 years since the start of the Genocide against the Tutsi. Pope Francis this year begged forgiveness for the Church’s role in the Rwandan tragedy, nineteen years after then US President Bill Clinton’s apology. But France, accused of complicity in the Genocide, refuses to apologise, often slamming Rwandans for distorting history. However, […]

Zambian MPs Pledge to Help Rwanda Bring Genocide Suspects to Book

Zambian MPs Pledge to Help Rwanda Bring Genocide Suspects to Book

Members of the Zambian Parliament, who are in Rwanda for a study tour have pledged to press for Rwandan Genocide fugitives living in Zambia to be brought to justice. Led by Patricia Mwashingwele, the seven lawmakers yesterday met with their Rwandan counterparts, including Speaker Donatile Mukabalisa. She explained that Rwanda’s history offers lessons to the […]

Presidents Paul Kagame, Alpha Conde, Idriss Deby AU Chair Call for Urgent Reforms

Presidents Paul Kagame, Alpha Conde, Idriss Deby AU Chair Call for Urgent Reforms

Presidents Paul Kagame, Alpha Conde of Guinea, and Idriss Deby of Chad, and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat, yesterday, called for urgency in the implementation of the African Union reforms adopted in January this year in readiness for the rapid changes in the global context. The Heads of State and AU Commission chairperson […]

Go Home, Zimbabwe Tells Rwandan Refugees

Go Home, Zimbabwe Tells Rwandan Refugees

Zimbabwe will repatriate hundreds of Rwandan nationals staying in the southern African country as refugees in compliance with the Cessation Clause which has certified Rwanda as safe for them to return. The Zimbabwean Minister for Public Service, Labour and Social Services, Prisca Mupfumira, said the Rwandans should go back and participate in the rebuilding of […]

Rwanda’s Kagame Tells Djibouti ‘African Unity Not Theory’

Rwanda’s Kagame Tells Djibouti ‘African Unity Not Theory’

President Paul Kagame has said that African unity is the most practical way for the continent to reach its potential and to make the most of globalisation. President Kagame made the remarks in Djibouti yesterday while addressing the country’s parliament and cabinet on the last day of his two-day official visit. Kagame told the lawmakers […]

New World Bank Report Names Rwanda Among Most Resilient Economies

New World Bank Report Names Rwanda Among Most Resilient Economies

Rwanda and six other African countries have exhibited economic resilience in recent past that saw them post annual growth rate above 5.4 per cent in 2015-2017, according to a new World Bank report released yesterday. The six others include Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Senegal and Tanzania, said the latest Africa’s Pulse, a bi-annual analysis […]

Low Cost Housing Has Changed the Village Concept in Rwanda

Low Cost Housing Has Changed the Village Concept in Rwanda

The names of places such as Kibuli, Kitintale, Kansanga, Kamwokya, Kawempe and Katanga are famous in Kampala because of the low cost houses in these areas built to accommodate majority of the middle income earners in the city and some parts of these areas are fast developing into slums. The United Nations (UN) defines a […]

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