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Rwanda, Burundi meet to mend bilateral relations

Rwanda and Burundi held a bilateral meeting, hoping to restore the relations that worsen since 2015. The meeting came almost two months after the military intelligence chiefs of Rwanda and Burundi met at the same location to discuss security issues and cooperation. CNBC Africa spoke to by Julius Bizimungu, Journalist with The Newtimes for more.

Rwanda’s unemployment almost doubles due to COVID-19

Rwanda has set up a Financial Intelligence Centre that aims to strengthen the country’s capacity to prevent, combat, and criminalize money laundering and terror financing.

Rwanda issues travel guidance to its citizens over COVID-19

The government has followed up its preparedness efforts in the wake of the coronavirus, with the Prime Minister's office also advising against travel to affected countries. This plus the collapse of a bridge on the Rwanda, Tanzania major highway dominated headlines. Joining CNBC Africa for more is journalist from New Times, Julius Bizimungu.

Here’s what to expect from the 4-day Rwanda National Leadership Retreat

Over the weekend some 400 leaders from local Government, parastatals and the private sector headed to the Rwanda Defence Force Combat Training Centre for the 16th annual National Leadership Retreat dubbed, Umwiherero. The four day retreat, which is chaired by the President of the Republic, will address the quality of health and education, agricultural productivity, exports and investments and will reportedly feature a presentation on the implementation status of the 2018 leadership retreat recommendations. New Times Journalist, Julius Bizimungu joins CNBC Africa for more.

Julius Bizimungu reflects on Rwanda’s economic growth in 2019, forecasts 2020

Rwanda registered $2.46bn in investments for the year 2019, on the other hand the government has returned to the capital markets with a $15.8mn Bond and we also take a look at the highlights of the World Bank global economic prospect’s report. Journalist of The New Times Rwanda, Julius Bizimungu joins CNBC Africa for more.

YouthConnekt Africa Summit kicks off in Kigali

From a change in the property tax to a $9 million fund – to take a look at the week in focus, Journalist at New Times Rwanda, Julius Bizimungu joins CNBC Africa for more.

Rwanda’s key cash crop gets boost with state-of-the-art Tea factory

Rwanda has unveiled a state-of-the-art Tea factory in Western province that is expected to process 4 million kilograms of tea every year to boost export earnings from the country’s key cash crop. Moreover, Rwanda and United Arab Emirates (UAE) are in a drive to increase business linkages between the private sectors of the two countries following a visit by a high level delegation from the Middle Eastern country to Rwanda. Julius Bizimungu, Journalist at The New Times Rwanda joins CNBC Africa for more.

Rwanda intensifies Ebola screening along borders

Rwanda health authorities have confirmed that they are intensifying screening at all points of entry after the death of a Pastor due to Ebola in Goma a Democratic Republic of Congo town bordering the country, In Uganda, President Museveni has embarked on a wealth creation tour while the Kenyan Parliament has started conversation on constitutional changes, these are some of the major headlines that dominated the news this week and joining CNBC Africa to dissect them is Julius Bizimungu from the New Times newspaper.