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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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Kigali hosts protest music exhibition

Great Black Music exhibition documents the protest history of black music Kigali, Rwanda| JOSEPH ONDIEK| Black music played a large part in bringing freedom, not only in the United States from slavery and civil rights movement but also in Africa and the Caribbean. It raised the consciousness of those suffering from different …

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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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Rwanda-born Berville is French MP as Macron secures majority

 Rwanda-born Berville is MP as Macron marches to clear majority in French parliament  Paris, France | AFP |  French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party swept to a large majority in parliamentary elections on Sunday, although it fell short of a predicted landslide. Macron’s year-old Republique en Marche (Republic on the …

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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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Malawi deplores clashes between Hutu-Tutsi refugees

Blantyre, Malawi | AFP |  Malawi on Friday deplored the violent clashes reportedly taking place between rival ethnic groups from Rwanda and Burundi at a refugee camp near the capital Lilongwe, and said they must stop. There have been clashes in recent weeks between Tutsi and Hutu refugees from Rwanda …

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Merkel calls to fight African poverty to curb migrant influx

KAGAME: There is a need to dispel the notion that Africa is inherently riskier than other developing markets Berlin, Germany | AFP |  German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday urged more investment in Africa, saying that economic growth there is needed to fight the poverty that is driving the mass …

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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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