Africa is ready for business,Kagame tells London meet

LONDON - President Paul Kagame told a London business summit that Africa is a continent ripe for business, and that with a growing conducive environment, returns on investing in Africa were the highest in the world. Kagame spoke on the continent’s investment opportunities at the London summit...

Saturday, September 19, 2009, 12:00 AM

Why our own ‘Imihigo’ outshines World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’

I will start by congratulating this nation for the remarkable performance in the 2010 World Bank Doing Business Report. Rwanda ranking as top reformer in the world, and the first time for a Sub-Saharan African economy, is something worth popping champagne for. Since 2006, when the World Bank...

Saturday, September 12, 2009, 12:00 AM

I demand results, Kagame insists

URUGWIRO VILLAGE - For Rwanda to be able to build world class institutions, leaders at all levels must be held accountable and President Paul Kagame vowed on Monday not to lose momentum in demanding for performance. Stressing the issue of staying focused in achieving the nation’s development...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 12:00 AM

Private Sector gaining shape - Michael Porter

Renowned Harvard University Economist and Author Prof. Michael Porter visited Rwanda this week. The New Times Arthur Asiimwe interviewed the scholar whose academic objectives focus on how a firm or region can build a competitive advantage and develop a competitive strategy. Below are the excerpts....

Friday, July 24, 2009, 12:00 AM

Kaberuka seeks 2nd term as AfDB Chief

Rwanda is backing son of the soil, Donald Kaberuka for his second and final term as President of the Tunis based African Development Bank (AfDB), a postition he’s likely to retain given his five years track record. Kaberuka assumed his first five-year term as seventh President of the bank on Sept 1...

Thursday, July 23, 2009, 12:00 AM

Kagame seeks tougher Anti-corruption laws

URUGWIRO VILLAGE - The anti corruption battle is only intensifying and those who thought government could lose the momentum are in for a surprise, President Paul Kagame told reporters on Wednesday. Speaking in a press briefing, Kagame said the leniency within anti graft laws was indirectly...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009, 12:00 AM

Kagame emerges to take on the world stage

How can a small, impoverished country somewhere in Africa, tainted with an ugly history of ethnic pogroms, having a paucity of resources and almost of no strategic value in global politics, attract the attention it has? Why would American CEOs, Jim Sinegal, Dan Cooper, Howard Schultz, Eric Schmidt...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 12:00 AM

2009/10 Budget: Expenditure to grow by 24 %

•Excise duty on airtime increases to 5 percent •Domestic Revenues to generate 51 percent Rwanda’s annual budget will increase by 24 percent in the 2009/10 financial year as government takes bold steps to boost growth amidst a turbulent global economic situation. Finance and Economic Planning...

Friday, June 12, 2009, 12:00 AM

Omar Bongo’s demise should awaken Africa’s tyrants

The world’s longest serving President (after last year’s resignation of Cuba’s Fidel Castro) Omar Bongo has gone to meet his creator. Mother nature that comes in the form of death is at times very ferocious. It can neither be postponed nor bribed once your time is up. Omar Bongo Odimba, was a...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009, 12:00 AM

Dubai to invest $230m in Rwanda tourism

Dubai World, Dubai’s investment holding company, will put a total $230 million into tourism projects in Rwanda over three years, a government official told Reuters on Thursday. Dubai World will build three 4-star hotels at the foothills of Rwanda’s three main national parks and a new five-star golf...

Tuesday, December 18, 2007, 12:00 AM

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