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Rethinking Rwanda’s town

Kampala, Uganda |  AGENCIES | World Bank says growth higher than stated Large scale urbanisation has already taken place in Rwanda, with the pace of it much faster than official records suggest because the definition of urban areas needs refining. Urbanisation appears to have had a positive impact on structural …

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Rwanda’s development model

Why it wouldn’t work elsewhere in Africa Kampala, Uganda | NIC CHEESEMAN | Rwanda is often touted as an example of what African states could achieve if only they were better governed. Out of the ashes of a horrific genocide, President Paul Kagame has resuscitated the economy, curtailed corruption and maintained …

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Rwanda, Uganda deny Israel deal on migrants

Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | Rwanda and Uganda have rejected claims of signing a controversial deal to take in African migrants from Israel. Recently, Israel approved a plan to force asylum seekers to choose between indefinite detention in an Israeli prison, or deportation to a third country in Africa. The migrants …

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To live or die in Israel

African migrants in face a tough choice as mass deportation looms Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | In the next three months, Israel intends to force thousands of African asylum seekers out of the country. Their choice: An airline ticket and temporary financial assistance, or prison. Tania Krämer reports from Tel Aviv. …

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2018: Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four Plan

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kenya’s investment in the Standard Gauge Railway will strengthen its business position in the region and will benefit local businesses. “We built a world-class railway on time and within budget. On the 2nd of January, that railway will begin carrying commercial cargo, cutting costs …

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Rwanda targets 563MW of power

Deal signed with World Bank Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Bank Group and the Government of Rwanda have signed a $125 million Financing Agreement for the First Programmatic Energy Sector Development Policy operation. is a concessional loan designed to boost companies in involved in the energy generation sector under …

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Rwanda to host top US diplomat

Acting Assistant Secretary Yamamoto to meet Kagame Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Donald Yamamoto will spend two days on an official visit to Kigali between Dec.13 and 14. It will be the conclusion of a two-week trip to four African countries and …

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Rwanda praised for Libya `slaves’ offer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AGENCIES | Rwanda has offered to provide refuge to as many as 30,000 African migrants suffering abuse and slave-like conditions in Libya. Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo, who made the announcement on Nov. 22, said the figure “is not confirmed yet but an estimate”. “It has just …

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