Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

New European Investment Bank - Bank of Kigali cooperation to support RWF 60 billion private sector investment in Rwanda

Agriculture, transport, education, health, manufacturing and tourism investment to benefit from long-term financing

Largest ever European Investment Bank – Bank of Kigali business financing cooperation; agriculture, transport, education, health, manufacturing and tourism investment to benefit from long-term financing. On the margins of the Africa CEO conference, the European Investment Bank, the long-term lending institution of the European Union, and Bank of Kigali today…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Experts tease out kingpin role of digitization for Africa’s revenue harvest

The experts mainly evoked questions of speed and productivity, governance, timeliness and cybersecurity associated with digitizing fiscal regimes

Digitization has been variously described as pivotal in ramping-up revenue collection for financing Africa’s development. This convergence of views characterized discussions at one of the plenary debates of the 38th meeting of the Committee of Experts of the ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, taking place in Marrakech,…

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Lions de Fer Rugby Football Club (RFC) out to claim Rugby League Title

The Lions de Fer ended on the last place in last year’s regular season

Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) (www.RwandaRugby.com) Lions de Fer out claim rugby league title after winning their opening match against Kigali Sharks last year’s league winner 14-12. The Lions de Fer ended on the last place in last year’s regular season. In an interview with this paper, Lions de Fer captain Umuhire victorein…

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African countries can do better with improved fiscal policy, says Songwe

A typical economy on the continent, she said, collects just about 16 percent of GDP in taxes, with the exception of countries like Morocco which collect at least 25 percent

The 38th meeting of the Committee of Experts of the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development opened in Marrakesh, Morocco, Wednesday with a clarion call for African countries to improve their fiscal policy and expand their tax base so they can ably fund their developmental processes. In…

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Understanding and working with communities is essential to end Ebola, says International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Secretary General

The DRC Red Cross is set to strengthen its Ebola operation with the support of Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners

The Secretary General of the world’s largest humanitarian network has called on organizations responding to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to place more emphasis on deepening understanding of communities and partnering with them to respond to their needs. Speaking at the end of a three day…

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UAE supports 'Empowering 100 Women Future Leaders Programme' in Rwanda

The training, which began yesterday, is focusing on excellence in the hospitality industry, with an aim to impart world-class skills in tourism and hospitality through capacity development

One Hundred Rwandan women are taking part in a 3-day training programme in Kigali, entitled, "Empowering 100 Women Future Leaders in Hospitality Excellence". The training programme was conducted by experts from the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management The training, which began yesterday, is focusing on excellence in the hospitality industry,…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Study Highlights Need for Free Movement of Labour in East Africa

The comparative study assesses migration patterns and policy issues in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and the United Republic of Tanzania – four of the six EAC countries

A new study has urged member countries of the East African Community (EAC) to adopt labour migration policies based on international best practices, improve data management and boost the operationalization of One Stop Border Posts. The comparative study assesses migration patterns and policy issues in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and the United…

Source: The World Bank Group |

World Bank Group Announcements at One Planet Summit

Ambitious new plans to scale up climate action in Africa include $22.5bn in new finance

The World Bank Group today made several announcements to scale up support for both climate adaptation and mitigation in Africa during the third One Planet Summit. The summit is being convened by President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, President Emmanuel Macron of France, Interim President of the World Bank Group, Kristalina…

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Rwanda Rugby: National Rugby league 15 aside kicks off

The league will kick off with last season’s National League winner Kigali sharks against Lion de fer

Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) (www.RwandaRugby.com) The Rwanda Rugby national league 15 aside for the 2019 season will get under way on Saturday, according to the Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF). The league will kick off with last season’s National League winner Kigali sharks against Lion de fer , Thousand hills vs…

Source: National Aviation Services (NAS) |

#VisaFreeAfrica Initiative introduces 55 Voices for Africa Writing Competition

Prizes up to US$1,500 and chance to have your article published

#VisaFreeAfrica (VFA) (www.VisaFreeAfrica.com) recently introduced the 55 Voices for a Visa Free Africa (https://bit.ly/2J73JLR) (55Voices4Africa) writing competition, inviting all African youth to share stories about the challenges they faced with intra-continent travel. VFA is a global campaign to facilitate mobility in Africa driven by the Kigali Global Shapers in partnership…