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Kagame gets top world tourism award

London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | Rwanda President Paul Kagame has recieved the 2017 World Tourism Award for visionary leadership. The award was presented to Kagame on the opening day of World Travel Market London on Monday. Inaugurated in 1997, the World Tourism Awards recognises individuals, companies, organisations, destinations and attractions for …

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Kayihura in trouble

Kayihura in trouble: The story behind arrest of top cops, the Rwanda twist Kampala, Uganda | HAGGAI MATSIKO | Days after it happened, the scene at the army General Court Martial in Makindye, Kampala, on Oct.27 remains unforgettable. Seven police officers; among them a few very senior ones, were paraded for trial …

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Army confirms Franco Gashumba arrest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The army has today paraded Franco Gashumba in front of the press, confirming his arrest and accusing him of impersonating Ministry of Defence and Veterans Affairs (MODVA) officials with an aim to fleece investors. The army said that Gashumba was arrested on Sunday when he turned …

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Nakumatt wins accolade

Regional retailer stable in Kigali despite group turbulence Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | When the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) recently announced Nakumatt Rwanda as the winner of its Best Taxpayer Award of 2016, watchers in other markets where the regional retailer has a footprint took notice. Many of them, …

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Rwanda gets first cricket stadium

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  Rwanda’s first cricket stadium was inaugurated Saturday by President Paul Kagame as a permanent home for developing the sport in the country. Gahanga Cricket Stadium in the capital Kigali is built on a 4.5 hectare (11 acre) ground and cost $1.3 million (1.1 million euros), …

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Amb. Wonekha presents credentials to Rwanda President Kagame

Kigali, Rwanda | MOFA | Uganda’s High Commissioner in Kigali Oliver Wonekha has presented credentials to Rwanda President Paul Kagame at Urugwiro village (Presidential residence). Wonekha informed Kagame that she was aware of the good relations the countries share and promised to build on the successes of her predecessor to uphold …

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Heineken to be brewed in Rwanda?

  Rwanda’s major brewer, Brasserie et Limonaderie du Rwanda (Braliwa) is preparing to begin producing Heineken beer brand which is mostly imported. | THE INDEPENDENT | According to one report, since Heineken beer started gaining prominence in the Rwandan market, high possibilities emerged that the drink will be brewed in …

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