Tag: mountain gorillas

RDB awards 100 youth with gorilla permits

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Liberation Day, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) gave 100 Rwandans who turn 25 years old this year, a once in a lifetime opportunity to trek the mountain gorillas in Volcanos National Park. This is part of the country's efforts to encourage domestic tourism and cultivate a culture of conservation among Rwandans.

Rwanda’s plans to expand on public spaces, social projects for Vision 2020

The City of Kigali this week made it to the Forbes’ list of the 20 best places to visit in 2020. Also, a fundraiser organised by Ellen DeGeners has generated about $5 million in efforts to raise funds for conservation of mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Finally, the Development Bank of Southern Africa has entered into Rwanda's financial sector. To breakdown this stories and what has been making rounds in the country, TV and Multimedia Editor of New Times, Olivia Ikilezi joins CNBC Africa.

RDB CEO reassures safety in Northern Rwanda

Following recent attacks on local communities in Northern Rwanda – to understand the measures taken to restore calm in the area which is home to mountain gorillas, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) CEO, Clare Akamanzi joins CNBC Africa.