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

Inaugural ECA monthly press briefing focuses on the modernization of national statistical systems

The presentation also highlighted the work of the Center regarding the modernization of National Statistical Systems in Africa, innovation, leadership and training

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Tuesday 5 July launched the ECA Monthly Press Briefing, a channel through which the Commission aims to enhance collaboration with the media and facilitate regular access to its experts and knowledge products. During the event, ECA’s African Center for Statistics (ACS) presented some…

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Four Points by Sheraton Debuts in Rwanda with the Opening of Four Points by Sheraton Kigali

Located In the Heart of The City, the 154-Room Hotel Is an Ideal Destination for Today’s Modern Traveler

Four Points by Sheraton (https://bit.ly/3R7c5Cg), part of Marriott Bonvoy’s (www.Marriott.com) portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, announces the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Kigali, marking the brand‘s debut in Rwanda. Designed to appeal to both business and leisure travelers, the hotel offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, approachable and…

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African Development Bank’s Board approves landmark institution: Establishment of African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation to transform Africa’s pharmaceutical industry

“Africa can no longer outsource its healthcare security to the benevolence of others” – Akinwumi Adesina

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Board of Directors has approved the establishment of the African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation, a new groundbreaking institution that will significantly enhance Africa’s access to the technologies that underpin the manufacture of medicines, vaccines, and other pharmaceutical products. African Development Bank Group President, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina…

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Maldives: The President concludes his official visit to Rwanda

The President, accompanied by First Lady Fazna Ahmed and a high-level delegation, was in Kigali, Rwanda, to attend the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih returned to Malé on Monday morning after concluding his official visit to the Republic of Rwanda. The President, accompanied by First Lady Fazna Ahmed and a high-level delegation, was in Kigali, Rwanda, to attend the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). CHOGM 2022, held under…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan |

Pakistan participates in Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali

The Summit which was convened after a hiatus of nearly four years, was one of the largest in-person gatherings of Heads of Government following the pandemic

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar led the Pakistan delegation at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) held in Kigali, Rwanda on 24-25 June 2022. Themed ‘Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, and Transforming’, the Summit discussed the issues concerning the Commonwealth, including post-covid economic recovery,…

Source: Presidency of the Republic of Kenya |

President Kenyatta in Kigali for Commonwealth Meeting

On arrival at the Kigali International Airport, President Kenyatta was received by senior officials of the Rwandan Government, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo and Kenya’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Manoah Esipisu

President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Kigali, Rwanda, Thursday evening to attend the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). On arrival at the Kigali International Airport, President Kenyatta was received by senior officials of the Rwandan Government, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo and Kenya’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom…

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DLA Piper and FTI Consulting to Assist on Commonwealth School of Compliance Legacy Programme

The Commonwealth has an important role to play in dealing with the impact of the pandemic and rebuilding the global economy

DLA Piper (www.DLAPiper.com) (together with its DLA Piper Africa offices) and FTI Consulting announced their involvement in a new Commonwealth School of Compliance. At a time of immense change, challenges and disruption, the Commonwealth has an important role to play in dealing with the impact of the pandemic and rebuilding the global…

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Rwanda to host 2022 World Circular Economy Forum in December, a first for Africa

Rwanda is a founding member of the African Circular Economy Alliance and serves as co-chair

The World Circular Economy Forum (https://bit.ly/3ydYwtk) will, for the first time, take place on African soil in 2022, bringing together participants from around the world to absorb lessons from the continent and the wider global south toward building a more resilient and greener global economy. The Forum will be held…

Source: State House – Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles |

President Ramkalawan to attend Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda

The official opening ceremony of CHOGM will take place on Friday 24 June and will be followed by the main high-level meetings of Heads of Government from Friday 24 to Saturday 25 June

The President of Seychelles, Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan will join other world leaders at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held from 20-25 June 2022, in Kigali, Rwanda. The official opening ceremony of CHOGM will take place on Friday 24 June and will be followed by the main high-level meetings…

Source: UN Women - Africa |

From the streets to becoming an automotive technician: UN Women striving to boost the economic autonomy of vulnerable women in Muhanga district

UN Women Rwanda partnered with YWCA Rwanda to provide hands-on skills to vulnerable women

By now, we’ve all heard about the low numbers of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Some argue it’s a pipeline issue that if we can interest more young girls in STEM subjects, the issue will resolve itself over time. But evidence for that is thin. Twenty-year-old Akimana,…