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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.
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.
RRA warns of hefty penalties that await property tax defaulters – on the other hand, Food delivery app CanGo close after barely a month, Rwanda sets to host Africa’s first drone flying competition next month, and Rwandair has announced that it will be suspending all flights to and from China until further notice amid coronavirus outbreak. Journalist at the New Times, Hudson Kuteesa joins CNBC Africa for more on news making headlines.
Last week on the headlines, Jambo Jet launched operations in Rwanda, Korea Telecommunication Rwanda Networks invested more than $10 million in upgrading 4G and in the week ahead Altron – a Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed Technology company sets to launch public transport cashless payment solution in Rwanda. Journalist at the New Times, Hudson Kuteesa joins CNBC Africa on what is expected to make headlines this week.
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.
According to Rwanda’s Minister of Health, Dr. Diane Gashumba, the country has contributing $2.5million to the Global Fund’s appeal to raise at least $14billion to step up the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Still in the country, today is the last day of the 3rd edition of YouthConnekt Africa Summit that brought together youth from all over the continent to discuss Africa’s most pressing issues and their possible solutions. To make sense of the headlines, TV and Multimedia Editor of New Times, Olivia Ikilezi joins CNBC Africa.