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Basketball body announces new partnership with RDB

Rwanda Basketball Federation (Ferwaba) has announced a new partnership with Rwanda Development Board (RDB) that will see the latter extend financial support to the 2019/20 BK Basketball National League champions – in men’s category – in the Basketball Africa League. The...

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 10:24am

COVID-19: Medics screen tourists visiting Volcano National Park

Five hundred and twenty one (521) international tourists have so far been screened against the coronavirus since March 11 at the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) offices in Kinigi, Musanze District. The tourists are screened before and after trekking gorillas and so far all of them have tested...

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 12:50am

Rwanda reassures tourists amid coronavirus threat

The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) on Monday, March 9, assured all travellers and tourism stakeholders that Rwanda has not registered any case of COVID-19, so far, and tourism services continue to operate normally in all country attractions. This comes after the Ministry of Health, on Sunday,...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 12:28am

Rwanda to showcase liberation history in new tourism product

Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has launched a new tourism product dubbed the Liberation Tourism Trail to showcase Rwanda’s history, particularly the one revolving around liberation struggle. The120-kilometer trail comprises 33 tourism sites across the country including battlefields,...

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 10:12am

RPF cadres commit to make sport an engine of Rwanda’s economy

Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) cadres have committed to turning the sports industry into an economic engine in line with the party's revolutionary ideology for sports promotion. In a one-day cadreship training held on Sunday bringing together RPF delegates from different sports federations,...

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 10:44am

FEATURED: Rwanda aspires to become a business and innovation hub in the next decade

An interview with the CEO of Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Clare Akamanzi on the occasion of the celebration of 10 years after the creation of the board, through a merger of seven public institutions. Looking at RDB’s ten-year journey, what did it take to get it here? It took a bold...

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 2:18am

Local entrepreneurs tipped on quality, competitiveness

The chief executive of Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Clare Akamanzi, has challenged local entrepreneurs to improve the competitiveness of their products, arguing that for a product to be made in Rwanda is not enough for people to buy it. She was speaking in Kigali on Tuesday at the inaugural...

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 12:19am

We are grooming the youth to take over conservation – Akamanzi

As one of the country’s long term environmental protection strategies, the Government is working on grooming the youth to take over the custodianship of the nation’s future conservation efforts, the CEO of the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Clare Akamanzi, has said. Akamanzi said this...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 2:26am

RDB should not rest on its laurels despite stellar achievements

Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has just released its annual report and it did not disappoint on all fronts. RDB has been an important cog in the country’s development wheel and managed to attract investments worth $1.67 billion that created close to 40,000 jobs in 2017. Four years ago the...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 9:08am

New inter-agency committee to tackle wildlife trafficking

The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has intensified efforts to end illegal wildlife trade. The plan by RDB involves setting up a national inter-agency committee for combatting wildlife crimes. The move comes in a wake of widespread reports that smugglers use Rwanda as a route for their trade. The...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 1:14am

Most restaurants, bars and nightclubs operate without licenses – regulator

A majority of bars, restaurants and nightclubs in the country are operating without necessary license required by the sector regulator, the Rwanda Development Board. Statistics from RDB show that most bars, restaurants and nightclubs have so far failed to meet standards set by the regulator. All...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 11:22pm

Local communities to receive share of revenues from tourism

The revenue-share model where government gives 10 percent of tourism receipts to communities around national parks continues to change lives. This year, residents of Kitabi sector that is close to the Nyungwe National Park will this year get houses and those from kayonza close to Akagera national...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 7:26am

Kwibohora24: RDB to award gorilla permits to 100 youth

As part of the celebration for the 24th Liberation anniversary, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has announced a draw that will see 100 youth awarded permits to visit mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park. This was announced by the board in a statement, saying that the opportunity is open to...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 9:02am

Goddess Rose is subordinate to goddess Eva: Rwanda is on the right course

It is a sunny Saturday afternoon and a convoy of buses is snaking its way past Muhanga, full of excited school pupils from Kamegeri, Southern Province. It is the last day of their 4-day study visit to Kigali and each one wants to outdo the others in narrating their experience of the city and its...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 11:34pm

Tour Guides tipped on professionalism

Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in partnership with Rwanda Safari Guides’ Association, an umbrella body for local tour guides on Friday awarded and certified local guides who showed competitiveness and ability in the tourism industry. Over 40 guides received certificates which were in...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 12:56am

DFID dismisses UK media reports on Rwanda-Arsenal deal

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has dismissed British media reports that Rwanda used aid money for a campaign to promote the country as a tourist and investment destination. The campaign includes a 3-year sponsorship deal with Arsenal, a top flight English Premier...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 8:29am

Rwanda is right to promote its tourism, Dutch minister tells MPs

Recent news that Rwanda Development Board had become Arsenal’s first-ever sleeve sponsorship partner was largely greeted with praises with many describing the deal as a masterstroke that would help transform the country’s tourism sector. Nonetheless, some people criticised the...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 5:01am

Disrupting the Africa narrative

(14) ‘a man going on a long trip called together his servants and entrusted his money to them while he was gone…(19) “After a long time he called them to give an account of how they had used his money (20)…you gave me five bags of silver to invest, and I have earned five...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 11:42am

Editorial: Criticism of Rwanda-Arsenal partnership misplaced but not exactly unexpected

Rwanda Development Board and Arsenal Football Club last week announced a partnership deal under which the London club will promote Rwanda as a top destination and help develop the country’s football over the next three years.  The deal was a coup for Rwanda in every sense. Besides...

Monday, May 28, 2018 - 9:42am

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