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RDB partners with global IT firm, Andela

US$80million available for specialists in 4 African countries Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Andela, a global engineering firm based in New York, has raised US$80million in venture funding to mentor software developers in the four African countries where it operates; Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria. The firm invests in Africa’s …

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Mitrelle to construct 10,000 units in Kigali

Sector players call for more incentives for low cost houses Kampala, Uganda |   STEPHEN NUWAGIRA | The recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and Mitrelle Group, to construct 10,000 housing units in Rwanda has led major players to demand reassessment of priorities. The Israel-based global …

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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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Black rhinos: They are back!

Black rhinos from South Africa relocated to Akagera park Finally, 10 eastern black rhinos have been relocated to the Akagera National Park in Rwanda from South Africa. Rhinos disappeared from the park about 10 years ago. The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) said the May 2 relocation of the rhinos was …

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Rwanda moves to hit tourism target

In July 2014, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), in a press release titled “Rwanda gears up for surge in tourism demand” announced an $860-million tourism income target by 2017. Even though the jury is still out regarding this then ambitious target, Rwanda’s tourism industry is clearly more boisterous today. It …

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Indi-Rwanda partnership

Rwandair, Agriculture, Energy, Defense to benefit Rwanda President Paul Kagame while on a visit to India invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Jan.10 to work out collaboration on exploring the methane reserves in his country. India which is in the midst of an energy quest, according to news reports there, …

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Big meetings drive hotel boom in Kigali

Hospitality, services hedge against unreliable commodity markets In the past few years, Rwanda has risen to become among the leading foreign direct investment (FDI) destinations in the Great Lakes, and even beyond. This is particularly true when one considers a number of the biggest international hotel chains which have recently …

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