Veteran’s Comeback Story By Trump’s Was Not Really True

Veteran’s Comeback Story By Trump’s Was Not Really True

A formerly homeless drug-addicted  Army veteran, Tony Rankins, got a standing ovation at the State of the Union after President Donald Trump explained how he turned his life around thanks to a construction job at a company using the administration’s “Opportunity Zone” tax breaks targeting poor neighborhoods. But that is not so true. Rankins, who […]

Standard Chartered offers US$ 1.46 billion for Tanzania SGR Project

Standard Chartered offers US$ 1.46 billion for Tanzania SGR Project

Tanzania’s Ministry of Finance has signed a facility agreement with Standard Chartered Tanzania for a US$ 1.46 billion term loan financing to fund the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project from Dar es Salaam to Makutupora. Running approximately 550 kilometer long, the SGR project is one of the country’s biggest projects connecting Dodoma […]

US Funded PEPFAR Program Increased Medical Specialist in Rwanda- Report

US Funded PEPFAR Program Increased Medical Specialist in Rwanda- Report

Rwanda’s Human Resources for Health (HRH) Program – funded in part by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) from 2012 to 2017 – more than tripled the country’s physician specialist workforce and produced major increases in the numbers and qualifications of nurses and midwives, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, […]

Rwanda’s IremboGov Launches New Citizen Certificate Application Service

Rwanda’s IremboGov Launches New Citizen Certificate Application Service

IremboGov, Irembo’s pioneer product, was launched in July 2015 and has since then digitized 98 public services, making it easier for over 8 million Rwandans and foreigners to access them. Almost five years after coming into existence, Irembo is rebuilding and upgrading all IremboGov services to ensure that they are citizen-centric. “We have listened to […]

African Development Bank approves $1 million to stem Ebola in Uganda

African Development Bank approves $1 million to stem Ebola in Uganda

The African Development Bank has released a $1 million grant to Uganda to help the East African country tackle an outbreak of the Ebola virus. The grant to support Uganda’s National Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) Preparedness and Response Plan, was approved in January. Funds have been disbursed through the World Health Organization (WHO), which is […]

Rwanda Wins 2020 Malabo Declaration Award

Rwanda Wins 2020 Malabo Declaration Award

Rwanda has emerged the best overall performing country in implementing the 2014 Malabo Declaration of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). The latest report by the African Union Commission (AUC), which was presented at the AU General Assembly on February 10, 2020, has indicated that Rwanda’s performance improved from 6.1 in 2017 to 7.2 […]

African Leaders Call for Action to End Malnutrition by 2025

African Leaders Call for Action to End Malnutrition by 2025

African countries have made progress toward eradicating malnutrition and stunting but need to do more to hit United Nations malnutrition targets by 2025. This was the main message of a meeting that took place during the 33rd African Union Summit. Speakers at a meeting of the African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) included the heads of […]

Rwanda, FAO in Partnership to increase Agricultural Productivity

Rwanda, FAO in Partnership to increase Agricultural Productivity

Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have today entered into a partnership aimed at building capacities and digitizing agricultural value chains. The three-year project, titled, “Support local suppliers’ capacity development and promote e-commerce in Rwanda”, will enable farmers, companies and other stakeholders across agricultural value chains to increase productivity and incomes. This will be done by […]

No More Airtime Scratch Cards in Rwanda

No More Airtime Scratch Cards in Rwanda

MTN Rwanda has announced that it will phase out the sale and distribution of physical airtime vouchers as of February 15th, 2020. Airtime will only be purchased and loaded through MTN’s digital Electronic Recharge Service (ERS) or MTN Mobile Money (MoMo). This is in their quest to continue to lead the digital agenda for a […]

African Stay-At-Home Moms Can now Learn, Do Business

African Stay-At-Home Moms Can now Learn, Do Business

A Cape Town based startup, Creative Crafting Club has bridged the gap between entrepreneurship for stay-at-home parents and education for tots-to-tweens. The multi-functional online subscription site offers tried-and-tested creative crafting lesson plans, teaching resources and business acumen for parents, educators and budding entrepreneurs, to kick start their own kids’ creative crafting club in their community. The Creative […]

Lufthansa Systems eases Rwanda’s flight schedules

Lufthansa Systems eases Rwanda’s flight schedules

Rwanda’s carrier- RwandAir customers will benefit from easy-to-understand schedules and prices following a new partnership between the airline and Lufthansa Systems. The new partnership means Rwandair.com will better display the cheapest available ticket prices to meet customer demand and make booking with the Rwandan flag carrier easier than ever. The enhancements follow RwandAir’s adoption of […]

Global Technology Leaders Convene in Lagos

Global Technology Leaders Convene in Lagos

Over 500 IT professionals from enterprise organizations across West Africa will convene in Lagos on February 21, 2020 for MainOne’s 5th annual gathering of its flagship event, Nerds Unite, themed: “Enabling the Digital Economy”. This year’s event will showcase the launch of its Managed Cloud Services in partnership with Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Operated […]

Rwanda Pegs Malaria, NTDs Global Summit on CHOGM2020

Rwanda Pegs Malaria, NTDs Global Summit on CHOGM2020

Rwanda has announced that it will host a global Summit on malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) on 25 June 2020, on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali. The Kigali Summit on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases will be the first formal gathering to bring united global attention and […]

Uganda to develop US $5bn oilfields

Uganda to develop US $5bn oilfields

Uganda plans to develop the Kingfisher and Tilega oilfields at a cost of US $5bn in a bid to expedite the growth of its oil industry. The two oilfields are currently the subject of a tax dispute between government and three oil companies. According to Permanent Secretary of Energy, Robert Kasande, this amount forms part […]

Tanzania spends US $1bn for Arusha-Musoma SGR project

Tanzania has used a total of US$1 billion of the US$2 billion budget for the Tanzania SGR project otherwise known as the Dar es Salaam-Morogoro-Dodoma-Singida Standard Gauge Railway project. Director-General of the Tanzania Railways Corporation, Mr Masanja Kadogosa said at a media briefing, that they have achieved a lot under the President’s, John Magufuli, leadership […]

AfDB Opens Africa Trading on London Stock Exchange

AfDB Opens Africa Trading on London Stock Exchange

African Development Bank now formal member of London Stock Exchange Africa Advisory Group which serves as a platform to enhance the development of African capital markets, and boost trade and investment flows between the UK and Africa. Don Robert, Chairman of London Stock Exchange Group, welcomed the president of the African Development Bank to open […]

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