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Rwanda’s President Kagame announces cabinet reshuffle

This week in the headlines, President Paul Kagame reshuffled cabinet, making major changes in the ministerial positions and senior government tabs. Moreover, Rwanda Development Board said that the country is keen on attracting $100 million worth of investments from Chinese firms every year, up from $59.1 million registered in 2018. Olivia Ikilezi, Tv and Multimedia editor at The New Times joins CNBC Africa for more on what's making news in the headlines.

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.

Rwanda contributes $2.5mn in fight against AIDS

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.