WEF-Africa 2016 in pictures Day 1

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President Kagame with Houlin Zhao (2nd left), the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), who was accompanied by Andrew Rugege (L), the ITU Regional Director for Africa. Right is the Minister for Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana. (Village Urugwiro)

The World Economic Forum kicked off yesterday, in Kigali Rwanda. Under the theme, Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation.

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President Kagame meets with Philipp Rösler, Head of the Centre for Regional Strategies, Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum Geneva. (Village Urugwiro)
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President Kagame meets with Lilianne Ploumen, the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, Kingdom of the Netherlands. (Village Urugwiro)
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President Kagame meets with President Alpha Conde of Guinea Conakry in Kigali yesterday. (Village Urugwiro)
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Panelists: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Executive Director of Oxfam International, Winnie Byanyima, and Nigerian entrepreneur and investor Tony Elumelu during a panel discussion. (T. Kisambira)
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Graca Machel, Co chair of World Economic Forum on Africa, speaks to a delegate at the meeting. (T. Kisambira)
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A cross section of participants at the World Economic Forum on Africa at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Centre yesterday. (Village Urugwiro)
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Students from different universities in Rwanda follow proceedings. (Timothy Kisambira)