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Africa’s mountain gorilla population now exceeds 1,000

Africa’s mountain gorilla population now exceeds 1,000

A new survey shows Africa’s critically endangered mountain gorillas have exceeded 1,000 after conservation efforts, making them the only great ape in the world considered to be growing in number. The WWF says mountain gorilla numbers have increased to 604 from an estimated 480 in 2010 in the Virunga Massif, a hilly area encompassing parts […]

US and Rwanda have fallen out over second-hand clothes

US and Rwanda have fallen out over second-hand clothes

US President Donald Trump’s “America First” stance on global trade has hit Rwanda, by imposing tariffs on clothing exports from the tiny East African nation. The issue revolves around an obscure import, second-hand clothes, and Rwanda’s refusal to back down from the fight. When did the dispute start? In March 2018, the US gave Rwanda […]

On Africa Day – Who Has Taken Up the Mantle of Pan-Africanism?

On Africa Day – Who Has Taken Up the Mantle of Pan-Africanism?

Pan-Africanism – the liberation of Africans through regional cohesion and solidarity – has played a crucial role in shaping the continent’s development. First championed by Kwame Nkrumah and Julius Nyerere in the 1960s, it was later advanced by Thabo Mbeki and Olusegun Obasanjo, whose presidencies in South Africa and Nigeria respectively saw the introduction of […]

Rwanda partners with Premier League football club Arsenal

Rwanda partners with Premier League football club Arsenal

Rwanda is Arsenal’s first-ever tourism partner. The top-flight English Premier League football club will have all their teams wear ‘Visit Rwanda’ on the sleeves. Vinal Venkatesham, Arsenal’s Chief Commercial Officer said the deal will bring Rwanda into people’s minds in a new and dynamic way. “This is an exciting partnership which will see us support […]

DHL and MallforAfrica team up to further cross-border e-commerce to the United States

DHL and MallforAfrica team up to further cross-border e-commerce to the United States

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider recently announced its partnership with MallforAfrica, the award-winning global e-commerce company, which will facilitate selling of made-in-Africa products to customers in the United States. Businesses can do so via the eBay platform powered by MallforAfrica. Through this partnership, DHL locations will serve as drop-off points for […]

Only Three Qualified to Run For Rwanda’s Presidential Race

Only Three Qualified to Run For Rwanda’s Presidential Race

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has released the final list of three qualified candidates for the August presidential poll. The list, announced by the NEC Chairperson, Prof Kalisa Mbanda, yesterday, has incumbent President Paul Kagame, a candidate of the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi), Frank Habineza, of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, and Philippe Mpayima, […]

President Paul Kagame Urges Africa to Stand Firm on AU Reforms

President Paul Kagame Urges Africa to Stand Firm on AU Reforms

President Paul Kagame has called on African Union member states not to succumb to pressure by some external partners during the process of the Union’s reforms. Kagame made the remarks while presenting a report on the implementation of the AU institutional reforms in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, yesterday. Kagame warned that some aspects of the reforms […]

More Evidence Pins France On 1994 Rwanda Genocide

More Evidence Pins France On 1994 Rwanda Genocide

Recent reports in the French media have been awash with damning evidence about France’s complicity in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. New revelations have, among others, shone a spotlight on a French bank, BNP Paribas, which is being sued for financing the Genocide as well as top French officials for issuing re-armament orders for […]

Rwanda’s Health Achievements After Genocide ‘Unbelievable’

Rwanda’s Health Achievements After Genocide ‘Unbelievable’

The World Health Organisation Regional Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti has described Rwanda’s achievements in the health sector after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi as “unbelievable.” Matshidiso made the remarks while visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in Gisozi yesterday, where she alongside other officials was taken through the story of the genocide […]

Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania Link Project On Track

Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania Link Project On Track

Three East African Community (EAC) member countries – Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania – have unanimously agreed to hasten inter-connectivity of National Fiber Networks and Infrastructure for the benefit of the citizens in respective countries. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of ICT in Uganda, Mr Vincent Baggire, told the ‘Daily News’ in an interview in […]

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