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RAILA ODINGA: Memo to the President

Nairobi, Kenya | RAILA ODINGA| On 7th June, we asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to immediately fly to Ethiopia and ask his counterpart to sell maize to Kenyans. We also asked the President to fire the CS and PS of Agriculture and the CS of Devolution and Planning for deliberately misleading Kenyans on …

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Kenyatta puts jobs, industrialisation at top of Jubilee agenda

Nairobi, Kenya | PSCU |  President Kenyatta today unveiled the Jubilee Party’s robust plan to continue Kenya’s journey to prosperity, centred on more jobs and rapid industrialisation. The Jubilee Party Manifesto for 2017 was unveiled at a colourful ceremony at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, one of Kenya’s most iconic locations …

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KAGAME: The unbelievable truth

  How ignorance and prejudice combine to undermine the truth about Kagame running for president this year Rwanda | Andrew M. Mwenda | The Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) on June 17 nominated Paul Kagame as its presidential candidate in this year’s elections. Although he was unopposed, the RPF still conducted …

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Rwanda budget boosts manufacturers

  Rwanda Budget scraps tax on imported textile machinery, tannery equipment Kigali, Rwanda | IVAN NGOBOKA|  In a bid to boost domestic manufacturing, the government of Rwanda has scrapped tax on imported textile machinery and tannery equipment. The announcement was made during the presentation of  the 2017/18 Budget before Parliament on …

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President Kagame chosen as flag bearer, unveils RPF House

Kigali, Rwanda | PK MEDIA|  President Paul Kagame has been elected as the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) Presidential flag bearer for the Presidential elections scheduled for August this year. The RPF national congress members elected Kagame unanimously, at meeting held at the new RPF Headquarters in Rusororo which the President, who is …

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Kagame, Sisi head to Berlin for G20-Africa

Merkel’s G20-Africa meet aims to reduce poverty, migrant influx Berlin, Germany | AFP | German Chancellor Angela Merkel will on Monday meet African leaders in Berlin on initiatives aiming to reduce the poverty and conflict driving a mass migrant influx to Europe. The idea is to team up African nations …

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Bank of Kigali seeks foreign listing

Nairobi, Johannesburg, London under consideration After a 5-year wait, Bank of Kigali appears set for another big move; this time a listing on one of the top bourses either regional, continentally or globally. If the deal goes through, it will make the bank the first company out of Kigali to …

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Rwanda hosts floriculture investors

By Susan Babijja The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and Rwanda’s National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) have held a roundtable on investment opportunities in floriculture in the country. Hosting the event was supported by the World Bank Group’s Rwanda Investment Climate Program. The roundtable aimed at highlighting the investment opportunities …

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RWANDA: Kagame pledges support to sports

Rwanda has talent, President says President Paul Kagame has pledged the government’s support to artists, sportsmen, media practictioners and other talented Rwandan to enable them achieve their full potential. The President made the pledge on May 27 during a meeting with more than 2000 participants of Itorero for artists, sportsmen …

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