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Rwanda Seeks Investors into $23b Lucrative Projects, Reports KT Press

 Rwanda is seeking international investors to tap into 15 bankable projects worth $22.93b to boost its economy. President Paul Kagame...

08:35 ET

How Maize Production in Rwanda Has Grown by 213%, Reports KT Press

 President Paul Kagame says individual countries cannot develop with closed borders, urging the East African region to overcome the colonial...

Oct 21, 2014, 08:30 ET

Rwanda's President Kagame Pushes for 'Borderless' East Africa Region, Reports KT Press

 President Paul Kagame says individual countries cannot develop with closed borders – urging the East African region to overcome the...

Oct 17, 2014, 15:07 ET

KT Press Reports on the Growing Israel-Rwanda Love Story

 The relationship between Rwanda and Israel is growing stronger day by day. The latest being an experiment by the Rwandan parliament to save...

Oct 16, 2014, 10:01 ET

Kagame Says Rwanda Will Support West Africa Fight Ebola, Reports KT Press

 President Paul Kagame has ordered the Ministry of Health to mobilize thousands of health workers and facilities to be put on standby in case...

Oct 15, 2014, 09:18 ET

Kagame Fires Back at British Broadcaster BBC for Negating Rwanda Genocide, Reports KT Press

 President Paul Kagame has said the BBC 2 Channel is arming genocide negators and enemies of Rwanda after airing a documentary featuring...

Oct 15, 2014, 08:30 ET

Rwanda Telecoms Anticipate Increased Revenues With A Harmonized Tariff, Reports KT Press

 Telecom operators in Rwanda are enthusiastic about the new 'One Network Area' initiative that has set harmonized calling rates in East Africa....

Oct 13, 2014, 08:18 ET

Rwanda Unveils Multi-Million Dollar Fund for Green Revolution, KT Press Reports

 According to KT Press, it has been operating as a pilot project for the last two years during which more than 950 proposals have been received...

Oct 13, 2014, 08:07 ET

East Africa Standard Gauge Railway Gets Closer to Rwanda, Reports KT Press

 A Chinese construction company, China Harbor Engineering, has been contracted to build a $13.5b railway to offload the region with costly and...

Oct 10, 2014, 10:29 ET

Governments in East Africa Force Telecoms to Cut Calling Rates by 60%, Reports KT Press

 The deadline set by Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan for Telecom companies to cut down calling rates has expired, but some firms have not...

Oct 10, 2014, 08:30 ET

Kagame and Museveni Mobilizing Local Investors To Address Trade Barriers, Reports KT Press

 Rwanda and Uganda governments are seeking collaboration with local investors to deal with insufficient electricity and high transport costs...

Oct 10, 2014, 08:30 ET

Rwanda Rescues 150 Victims from International Human Traffickers

 Up to 153 Rwandan nationals and foreigners have been saved from people smugglers inside Rwanda as part of efforts to curtail human...

Oct 08, 2014, 09:24 ET

Kagame Says Green Energy Will Save the World's Future

 Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has told a major science conference that the world needs renewable energy for sustainable economic growth. He...

Oct 08, 2014, 09:04 ET

East African Telecoms Rush to Slash Calling Rates Ahead of Deadline, Reports KT Press

 MTN Rwanda announced on Monday, October 6, that it has cut down charges on call for its roaming subscribers ahead of Wednesday's launch of One...

Oct 06, 2014, 09:24 ET

Survivors of Genocide in Rwanda Angrily Denounce British TV, Reports KT Press

 The British broadcaster BBC is facing fierce criticism following a documentary that claimed the genocide in Rwanda that left more than a...

Oct 03, 2014, 08:40 ET

Rwanda Lays Off Hundreds to Save Millions of Dollars, Reports KT Press

 Rwanda is cutting down the number of civil servants to save more than $5 million of taxpayers' money. Those gotten rid off include deputies,...

Oct 03, 2014, 08:40 ET
President Paul Kagame (C) speaks at the 2nd Annual Africa Global Business Forum in Dubai, Arab Emirates. (PRNewsFoto/KT Press)

Kagame Says Africa Needs Integration to Develop Faster, Reports KT Press

 President Paul Kagame says Africa needs to embrace regional integration to achieve economic transformation.  He said, "African countries...

Oct 03, 2014, 08:30 ET

Can Information Technology Transform Rwanda's Economy?

Hundreds of business executives from around the world are heading to Rwanda to attend a high-end conference on Information Communications...

Oct 02, 2014, 08:45 ET

Rwanda Pushes for Speedy Cessation Clause on Rwandan Refugees, Reports KT Press

 Rwanda has addressed a high-level UN summit for an accelerated timetable for the implementation of the UN cessation clause on Rwandan...

Oct 02, 2014, 08:40 ET
Rwanda's Finance Minister, Claver Gatete (R) and World Bank Country Manager Carolyn Turk (L) after signing the agreement in Kigali, Rwanda. (PRNewsFoto/KT Press)

Rwanda Receives $25m Grant for Development, Reports KT Press

 Rwanda has received two separate grant packages equivalent to $25m to support the country's development programs. Photo -...