Japan Gives WFP Receives $1 million for Burundian Refugees

Japan Gives WFP Receives $1 million for Burundian Refugees

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) yesterday received $1 million from Japan government as contribution to provide food and nutrition assistance to Burundian refugees in Mahama camp, located in Eastern Rwanda. WFP and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Rwanda were joined by Japanese Ambassador Takayuki Miyashita to celebrate a food donation […]

Rwanda Seeks Revival of Gishwati-Mukura National Park

Rwanda Seeks Revival of Gishwati-Mukura National Park

The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has signed a 25 years concession agreement with Imizi Ecotourism Development Ltd for the development of a multi-phased conservation and tourism management program in Gishwati-Mukura National Park. The concession agreement will see Imizi develop and operate an exclusive chimpanzee and primate trekking experience under the Wilderness Safaris brand. While RDB […]

U.S Honors Three Rwandan Women of Courage

U.S Honors Three Rwandan Women of Courage

The U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda, Peter Vrooman, honored three Rwandan women today with the 2019 Rwandan Women of Courage award at an event at his home in celebration of Women’s History Month. The three women were recognized with the U.S. Embassy’s fifth annual Rwandan Women of Courage award for their exceptional service and leadership.  Since 2007, […]

World Bank Commits $22.5 billion at 3rd One Planet Summit

World Bank Commits $22.5 billion at 3rd One Planet Summit

What is the big deal about 2019? The IPCC’s recent 1.5C report highlighted the need for far greater climate action around the world, especially in Africa where the needs are greatest. Countries are now preparing to update their national climate action plans ahead of the UN’s 2020 climate conference. Later this year, the UNSG will […]

Africa Focused Health-tech Start-up Named World’s Most Innovative in 2019

Africa Focused Health-tech Start-up Named World’s Most Innovative in 2019

Talamus Health Inc. an Africa focused health-tech business, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies (MIC) for 2019. The list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s volatile world. Half of the companies […]

Dangote Leads Private Sector to Improve Africa Health Business

Dangote Leads Private Sector to Improve Africa Health Business

GBCHealth, Aliko Dangote Foundation and the UN Economic Commission for Africa jointly held the inaugural Africa Business: Health Forum aimed at a strong appeal for greater collaboration between the private and the public sector on health outcomes. The Forum held on the margins of the 32nd African Union Summit, saw the launch of the African Business […]

Java House Opens 2nd Joint in Rwanda

Java House Opens 2nd  Joint in Rwanda

East Africa’s leading coffee and food chain, Java House Group this Wednesday launched its second Rwanda branch in Kigali city. The Remera-based Java House branch makes it the 63rd branch in East Africa. The first Java House located at Kigali Heights building was opened of 12th January, 2017. The branch opening is in regard to Java’s robust […]

Rwanda Registers over US$ 2 billion Worth of Investments in 2018

Rwanda Registers over US$ 2 billion Worth of Investments in 2018

The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in 2018 registered 173 investment projects in Rwanda worth US$ 2.006 billion against a US$ 2 billion target, set for the year. This is an increase of US$ 331 million or approximately 20%, when compared to the investments registered by RDB in 2017. During 2017, US$ 1.675 billion worth of […]

Edmonton Family Donates to Cancer Care In Rwanda

Edmonton Family Donates to Cancer Care In Rwanda

  A few months ago, Edmonton businessman Irving Kipnes and his wife, Dianne, were planning to make a $100,000 gift to Partners In Health (PIH) Canada when they had a sudden change of mind. The couple were so impressed by the charity’s cancer-treatment centre in Rwanda that they decided to donate $5-million instead. “We were […]

AAS Launches Global standard Tool, Tried out in Rwanda

AAS Launches Global standard Tool, Tried out in Rwanda

The African Academy of Sciences (The AAS) has launched the Good Financial Grant Practice (GFGP), a global standard tool first developed in Africa for international use. The GFGP standard, developed in collaboration with the African Organization for Standardisation (ARSO and first tried out in Rwanda is aimed at to promote transparency and strengthen the governance […]

Kenya’s Java House Opens Pizza Brand in Kigali.

Kenya’s Java House Opens Pizza Brand in Kigali.

  Kenya’s leading food chain Java House Group on Tuesday opened its subsidiary restaurant ‘360 Degrees Pizza’ in Kigali. The restaurant is the first of its kind in Rwanda. The event, held at Kigali Heights was graced by Kenya’s Ambassador to Rwanda John Mwangemi, Java House Group CEO, Paul Smith and the Kigali business community. […]

Bill Gates, UK, Cananda Inject $350m in Family Planning Funding

Bill Gates, UK, Cananda  Inject $350m in Family Planning Funding

  The Bill Gates family, United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DfID), Canada have taken a lead in pooling Family Planning funding in the wake of dire need for funding programmes in developing countries Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched a commitment of $18 million family planning fund, to be managed by UNFPA Supplies, for […]

Conjoined Bhutanese twins separated

Nima and Dawa, who arrived in Australia a month ago, shared a liver [Courtesy] Australian surgeons on Friday successfully separated 15-month-old Bhutanese twins, Nima and Dawa, who had been joined at the torso. The team of more than 20 doctors and nurses spent six hours operating on the pair, who shared a liver but no […]

UK’s Erran Warden Impressed With Rwandans Growth After Genocide

UK’s Erran Warden Impressed With Rwandans Growth After Genocide

Mi Healthcare Plus- UK has announced possible plans for opening shop in Rwanda as soon as possible, officials told RBD The British health care company, has for a year engaged in humanitarian development activities in Rwanda.  In collaboration with Rwandan UK-based gospel artist Pastor Jackie Mugabo,Mi Healthcare has assisted genocide women survivors by providing tailoring […]

Breast Cancer Survivor Needs One dollar to Raise Rwf100million

Breast Cancer Survivor Needs One dollar to Raise Rwf100million

In 1986 Philippa Decuir’s sister who living in Democratic Republic of Congo suffered from breast cancer and despite efforts of getting her treatment abroad she didn’t survive the non-communicable disease. “I tried to fly my sister to a London hospital for treatment but it was too late. She died few days after arriving. You can […]

Andela Operations Enter Rwanda

Andela Operations Enter Rwanda

Andela, a technology training and job placement firm has appointed a Rwandan country representative with plans to start operations in Rwanda before end of 2018. Clément Uwajeneza, formerly Irembo Platform CEO becomes Andela’s new Country Director. Uwajeneza, is expected to provide strategic leadership and direction to the Kigali Andela office, and will be responsible for […]

African Investors Forum to Raise Nutrition Funds In Nairobi

African Investors Forum to Raise Nutrition Funds In Nairobi

For two days, Small and medium-sized companies from various parts of Africa will participate in the Scaling Up Nutrition Pitch Competition and will meet with venture capitalists and financiers able to offer financing. As the first event of its kind, the Africa Investor Forum is organized by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), in […]

AAS, Bill Gates Funding Ideas to Address Water, Sanitation Challenges

AAS, Bill Gates Funding Ideas to Address Water, Sanitation Challenges

The African Academy of Sciences (The AAS) and partners on September 19, 2018 announced new funding for technology-based solutions to improve access to water, Hygiene and sanitation. About 4.5 billion people worldwide lack access to sanitation while as many as one billion people defecate in the open, and an additional three billion use toilets from […]