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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.

RRA to boost revenue collection with EBM upgrade View

RRA to boost revenue collection with EBM upgrade

​Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) has introduced new electronic billing machines (EBMs) with the aim of further improving value-added tax (VAT) collection.

Benin and Rwanda to establish joint-venture airline View

Benin and Rwanda to establish joint-venture airline

RwandAir has been granted the seventh freedom rights by the government of Benin, meaning it is allowed to base operations there and operate Benin and a third country without returning to Rwanda.

Dentons and Eversheds Sutherland line up on new Rwandan airport deal View

Dentons and Eversheds Sutherland line up on new Rwandan airport deal

Dentons and Eversheds Sutherland have further established their own infrastructure credentials in the continent, this time by working on opposite sides to a vital new development in Rwanda, one of East Africa’s growing economies.

Rwanda and World Bank sign $120m skills development agreement View

Rwanda and World Bank sign $120m skills development agreement

The government and the World Bank have signed a $120 million budget support agreement to improve quality market-relevant skills in selected economic sectors.

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.

RDB considers luxury tourism View

RDB considers luxury tourism

Rwanda Development Board (RDB) is considering turning the country into a luxury tourism destination that would drive up revenues.

Rwanda to host the inaugural YouthConnekt Africa Summit in July 2017 View

Rwanda to host the inaugural YouthConnekt Africa Summit in July 2017

On July 21st, 2017, H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda will host the inaugural YouthConnekt Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. Under the theme “Harnessing Africa’s Demographic Dividend” the Summit is expected to be attended by Heads of State, top business executives, leaders of international development organizations, academia and civil society working in different areas of youth empowerment.

UAE firm to invest $50m in Kigali 'smart city' initiative View

UAE firm to invest $50m in Kigali 'smart city' initiative

A United Arab Emirates-based firm, Cheikh Rakadh Group, has committed to invest $50 million (about Rwf41 billion) in the recently launched Rwanda Smart City Master Plan.

‘Use technology to bridge divides,’ Kagame tells Transform Africa Summit View

‘Use technology to bridge divides,’ Kagame tells Transform Africa Summit

On Wednesday, May 10, the third Transform Africa Summit got underway in Kigali. The 2017 Summit brings together over 3,500 delegates from across Africa and the globe to discuss how African cities can leverage data and technology to efficiently handle their unique and complex challenges.