Ahead of the Commonwealth meeting that is set to take place from 22-24 June this year in Kigali, CNBC Africa’s Zwena Bachoo spoke to Robert Bapfakurera, Chairman of the Private Sector Federation to find out why this meeting is so important for the sector.
Rwanda Development Board (RDB) today met with the Private Sector Federation to discuss various business opportunities that they will be presenting during the Commonwealth Forum that is set to take place this year in June here in Kigali. Rwanda Development Board Chief Executive, Claire Akamanzi noted that the government and private sector partners will not halt the planning and preparation process – she also added that as the plans continue, they will keep monitoring developments on the virus's trends across the world to make further decisions. She joins CNBC Africa for more.
Situated in the heart of Rwanda, Kigali is buzzing with possibility and African charm. Home to countless creative startups and tech hubs and supported by a promising investment climate, the dynamic and progressive capital is the perfect setting for the key event boosting trade in Africa – the IATF 2020.
In December of 2017, the government of Rwanda approved the establishment of a financial center as part of the country's efforts to establish an international finance sector. CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera spoke to Oliviah Ikirezi from Rwanda Finance Limited on what the Kigali International Finance Center (KIFC) will entail.
This month will see the 6th annual edition of the Mashariki African Film Festival here in Kigali under the theme, "Kagire Inkuru" which means, “Tell the Tale”. The event will be a week-long affair featuring filmmakers from across the continent and will host screenings, panels and workshops including one entitled, "Girls In Cinema". CNBC Africa is joined by Kennedy Mazimpaka Communications Manager of Mashariki African Film Festival for more about what the event's relationship is to Rwanda's developing film industry.
Recently it was announced that youth basketball program, Giants of Africa will be hosting its first week-long festival this August right here in Kigali, Rwanda. CNBC Africa's Makeda Mahadeo reports.
In a bid to normalize ties between Rwanda and Uganda, through the fourth Quadripartite Heads of State Summit both President Paul Kagame and Yoweri Museveni met at Gatuna border. They were joined by Angolan President João Lourenço and his Congolese counterpart Félix Tshisekedi. The agenda of the meeting includes review and discussion of feedback from Uganda following a Note Verbale from Kigali dispatched on February 15. Joining CNBC Africa to speak on economic integration between countries in the region is Journalist Gonzaga Mugwana.
The biggest trade fair event in Africa, IATF brings together more professionals under one roof than any other event of its kind on the continent. This year, the theme is “Building Bridges for a Successful AfCFTA” focusing on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).