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44 African nations sign pact establishing free trade area – African Union View

44 African nations sign pact establishing free trade area – African Union

KIGALI, Rwanda – Forty-four African countries have signed an agreement establishing a free trade area seen as vital to the continent's economic development, the head of the African Union said Wednesday, March 21.

Rwanda posts 6.1 percent economic growth in 2017 View

Rwanda posts 6.1 percent economic growth in 2017

Rwanda’s economic growth exceeded the previously projected 5.2 percent and grew 6.1 percent last year, a positive performance that was mostly driven by fourth-quarter growth.

Ellen DeGeneres, wife make extraordinary gift to help build Fossey Fund a permanent home in Rwanda View

Ellen DeGeneres, wife make extraordinary gift to help build Fossey Fund a permanent home in Rwanda

Television superstar Ellen DeGeneres has received a stunning 60th birthday surprise from her wife, actress Portia de Rossi – an incredibly generous gift to help build a permanent home in Rwanda for our work to protect critically endangered mountain gorillas.

Kagame named African of the Year by Leadership Magazine View

Kagame named African of the Year by Leadership Magazine

President Paul Kagame has been named African of the Year 2017 by the African Leadership Magazine. The nomination was the result of both online and offline voting, with the former in itself garnering nearly 300,000 votes. The African of the Year Awards also included nominations in multiple other categories.

Rwanda, World Bank Sign $125M Energy Deal View

Rwanda, World Bank Sign $125M Energy Deal

Rwanda and World Bank have signed a deal worth $125 million (Rwf107 billion) to kick off the ‘first Energy Sector Development Policy Operation financing agreement’.

 Kagame confers National Order of Outstanding Friendship medals View

Kagame confers National Order of Outstanding Friendship medals

President Paul Kagame last night awarded for the first time the Igihango National Order of Outstanding Friendship medals to nine individuals in recognition of their exemplary service to the nation in various capacities.

Rwanda to introduce universal visa on arrival in 2018 View

Rwanda to introduce universal visa on arrival in 2018

The Directorate of immigration and emigration has announced that starting on 1st January 2018, citizens of all countries will be able to get a visa upon arrival in the country, without prior application. The visa will be valid for 30 days.

Rwanda International Trade Fair opens today View

Rwanda International Trade Fair opens today

The annual Rwanda International Trade Fair, better known as Expo, opens its doors this Tuesday, August 22, at the Gikondo Expo Grounds in Kigali.

World Travel Awards to be held alongside continental hotel forum in Kigali View

World Travel Awards to be held alongside continental hotel forum in Kigali

The World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony 2017 will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre alongside the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) and AviaDev Africa from 10th to 12th October.

13th Kwita Izina to be held on 1st September View

13th Kwita Izina to be held on 1st September

The Rwanda Development Board has launched the Kwita Izina activities which will culminate in the main gorilla naming ceremony on 1st September 1. This was announced recently as RDB kicked off the World Tourism Month.