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Feb 23, 2015, 08:19 ET

Kagame Pushes for Investment in Renewable Energy for Africa, Reports KT Press

 Rwanda's President Paul Kagame is advocating for investment in renewable energy as the continent grapples with a lack of electricity for...

Feb 13, 2015, 08:45 ET

Kagame Prefers Capital Markets for Investment Finance, Not Aid, Reports KT Press

 Rwanda's President Paul Kagame says African countries will not succeed economically if the continent does not embrace the spirit of...

Feb 13, 2015, 08:35 ET

Rwanda Stock Market Raises US $176m, Reports KT Press

 Barely five years old, the Rwanda stock market, the youngest in East Africa, has raised US $91 million through equities and US $85 million...

Feb 11, 2015, 08:35 ET

Over a Million Tourists Help Rwanda's Tourism Revenue Cross US$ 300m, Reports KT Press

 Rwanda tourism revenues increased from $293m in 2013, to $303m in 2014, representing a 3% increase, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) says....

Feb 06, 2015, 08:35 ET

ITU Declares Rwanda a Business Hotspot for Technology, Reports KT Press

 The newly elected Secretary General of International Telecommunication Unions (ITU), Zhao Houlin, says Rwanda is hotspot for ICT...

Feb 06, 2015, 08:30 ET

Kagame's Tough Policy on Land Grabbers Pays Off in Rwanda, Reports KT Press

In 1999, Annah Muhorakeye returned to Rwanda from Uganda where she lived as a refugee for 25 years. A peasant from Eastern Rwanda, largely...

Feb 04, 2015, 08:40 ET

Rwanda Welcomes New $500 Million Investment from Buffet Foundation, Reports KT Press

 Howard Buffett - the eldest son to multi-billionaire investor and philanthropist, Warren Buffet, will invest $500 million (Rwf 350 billion) to...

Feb 02, 2015, 08:41 ET

Rwanda First Lady Energizes Push for Polio-Free Africa, Reports KT Press

 The First Lady of Rwanda Jeannette Kagame told a continental summit that just as Rwanda has eliminated it, Africa can also kick out the...

Jan 29, 2015, 08:55 ET

Cooperatives in Rwanda Seek Investor to Run Their New Bank, Reports KT Press

 Rwandan cooperatives are anxiously waiting for establishment of a bank that will help finance most of their projects, which local...

Jan 21, 2015, 08:30 ET

United States Was Rwanda's Top Investor in 2014, Reports KT Press

Symbion Power, an American energy investment firm, has invested US$157m into extracting methane gas from Rwanda's volcanic Lake Kivu. KT Press...

Jan 16, 2015, 11:41 ET

Kagame Affirms Rwanda has Abundant Deposits of Globally Best Quality Coltan, Reports KT Press

 Rwanda's President Paul Kagame says Rwanda has abundant coltan deposits around the country. Kagame said on Thursday, January 15, at a state...

Jan 13, 2015, 08:40 ET

Rwanda Could Soon Eradicate Malaria - Africa's Number One Killer, Reports KT Press

 At his home in Kanombe, Kigali, Damien Rwabarinda panics as a community health worker confirms Shema, his 7-months old baby, is Malaria...

Jan 08, 2015, 08:30 ET

Rwanda's President Kagame Warns of Tougher Challenges in 2015, Reports KT Press

President Paul Kagame has said Rwanda's achievements should be safeguarded and warned of a challenging 2015 as the country braces for growing...

Jan 06, 2015, 08:45 ET

Rwandan Investors Raise $450m in Private Equity, Reports KT Press

 Local private investors have collected more than Rwf315b ($450m) of capital since 2006, says a report released by Rwanda's Private Sector...

Jan 06, 2015, 08:30 ET

Rwanda Accuses UN of Sabotaging FDLR Disarmament, Reports KT Press

Credible information has emerged that the UN peacekeeping arm in DR Congo (MONUSCO) is sabotaging efforts to disarm FDLR rebels. Sources in the...

Jan 06, 2015, 08:30 ET

Rwanda Lights All Highways to Boost Cross-border Trade, Reports KT Press

Jean Marie Munyaneza, a bus driver, was driving from Rwanda's capital city, Kigali, to Rubavu district bordering war-torn DR Congo, when his lights...

Dec 17, 2014, 08:35 ET

Much-awaited National Dialogue 'Umushyikirano' Returns in Rwanda, Reports KT Press

Eight years ago, Claude Ndayisenga a frustrated resident of Nyagatare district, Rwanda, had had enough of dark nights and limited...

Dec 16, 2014, 08:27 ET

Rwanda Has Become World's Largest Coltan Exporter, Reports KT Press

Rwanda is now the world's single largest exporter of tantalum mineral known as coltan and the government says that is only a small portion of the...

Dec 10, 2014, 08:40 ET

Rwanda's First Lady Champions Protection of Newborns from HIV, Reports KT Press

 Rwanda's First Lady Jeannette Kagame is pushing her campaign for the welfare of vulnerable youth to a new level. She says a Rwandan child...

Dec 10, 2014, 08:35 ET

Rwandan sovereign fund "AGACIRO" reaches $34m, reports KT Press

 On a sunny Thursday morning in rural Nyaruguru district, Rwanda, Alphonsine Murekatete, 31, sits on a tiny wooden bench with her...