PICTORIAL: Business in pictures

The 17th African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition launched last week at Kigali Convention Centre. Photos by Emmanuel Kwizera.

Last week, Kigali was quite eventful with the city hosting two major conferences; Africa Tech Summit and African Coffee Forum. Kigali’s tech and innovation scene also received a new entrant; Nigerian innovation hub, Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB). We bring you these events in pictures.

Rwanda’s Minister for ICT & Innovation Paula Ingabire (C) with Techprenuer Bosun Tijani (L) and Femi Longe (R) officially launch CcHUB Design Lab in Kigali. 

Rwanda’s revenues from coffee exports increased to more than USD 69 million in 2018 from around USD 64 million in 2017. 

In terms of skills development, entrepreneurs were introduced to different projects which seek to help them better their skills. 

Exhibitors from Ethiopia are in Rwanda to attend the African Fine Coffees Association event.

Oshen King Faisal Hospital introduces mobile AmakuruDoctor app to scale up medical services.

Patrick Buchana, chief executive AC Group, speaks about the importance of partnerships in building solutions with governments.

Delegates and exhibitors from around the world converged in Kigali to discuss actions that will raise the quality and competitiveness of coffee from member countries, helping grow existing coffee markets, and securing new opportunities.

Techprenuer Bosun Tijani during the CcHUB Design Lab opening ceremony. 

CEO, Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Clare Akamanzi, said that Rwanda in proud as a country to be hosting this very important event for the second time.

Rwanda counts more than 355,000 coffee producers growing coffee trees on more than 35,000 ha across the country. Rwandan Coffee in exhibition yesterday.

Rwanda’s export revenues from coffee increased to more than USD 69 million in 2018 from around USD 64 million in 2017.

Rwanda's Minister of ICT & Innovation Paula Ingabire in the CcHUB Design Lab opening ceremony.

Rwanda need trust to be given to local companies, and governments should see this as an investment in infrastructure.

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