Tag Archives: Rwanda

Rwanda offers refuge to enslaved Libya migrants

Rwanda has offered to give refuge to around 30,000 African migrants stuck in Libya often in enslaved conditions. It comes in the wake of a video, released by CNN last week, showing men being auctioned off as farm workers. “Given our own history… we cannot remain silent when human beings are being mistreated and auctioned off like cattle,” the foreign ministry ...

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Rwanda offers refuge to enslaved Libya migrants

Rwanda has offered to give refuge to around 30,000 African migrants stuck in Libya often in enslaved conditions. It comes in the wake of a video, released by CNN last week, showing men being auctioned off as farm workers. “Given our own history… we cannot remain silent when human beings are being mistreated and auctioned off like cattle,” the foreign ministry ...

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Rwanda to help Ghana undertake reforms in ICT

The Rwandan government has offered to help the Akufo-Addo administration undertake reforms in the country’s information Communication Technology (ICT) space. President Paul Kagame made the offer when he met with Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, on the sidelines of the ongoing Global Business Forum on Africa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The structural economic reforms being undertaken by the ...

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Father finally reunited with daughter lost in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide

A 70-year-old father has been reunited with his daughter, 23 years after she was taken from Rwanda to Italy for adoption during the genocide, having been mistaken for an orphan. Jeanette Chiapello flew to Rwanda this month from Italy to meet her father, Leonard Sebarinda, after a brother had spent years tracking her down. Sebarinda last saw Chiapello, originally named ...

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Kenya stripped of hosting rights for CHAN 2018

Kenya has been stripped of the right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) following a Confederation of African Football (Caf) executive committee meeting in Accra. The decision was announced at a media conference after a one-day meeting headed by Caf’s president Ahmad. Caf announced that the decision to move the tournament was made “in light of accumulated delays from ...

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Ghana with 2nd best human resource in Sub Saharan Africa – Report

Ghana has the second highest number of human capital in Sub Saharan Africa, the Global Human Capital Report 2017, has shown. According to the report, Rwanda placed first with Cameroon and Mauritius ranking third and fourth respectively. The report claimed that the aforementioned countries topped the list within the sub-region because they “have developed more than 60 percent of their ...

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Rwanda President Paul Kagame critical of foreign meddling

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has thanked the people for re-electing him for a third term and criticised attempts to interfere in the country’s politics. He was speaking soon after taking the oath of office at the Amahoro National Stadium in the capital, Kigali. The ceremony was attended by dozens of African leaders and dignitaries. Mr Kagame took 98.8% of the ...

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Corruption, access to funding troubling African businesses – Report

The Africa Competitiveness Report 2017, released by the World Economic Forum on Thursday, has identified corruption and lack of access to funding as major problematic factors for doing business in Africa for the 5th consecutive year. The report also noted that, high tax rates and inefficient government bureaucracy, were among the top problems associated with doing business on the continent. ...

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Ghanaian business, govt leaders applaud Rwanda’s development efforts

Ghanaian leaders from the public and private sector have applauded Rwanda’s transformation journey following the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The 20 Ghanaian business leaders, investors and government officials were in the country on a five-day business trip last week to learn from Rwanda’s success story, according to Kojo Akoto Boateng, one of the organisers of the trip, dubbed ‘Hello ...

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#HelloKigali Tour Day 3: Land and Legal Reform

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