Tag: Paul Kagame

#AGRF2020: President Kagame on how the youth can lead in elevating Africa’s delicate food systems

At the Youth Town Hall of the Africa Green Revolution Forum, Rwandan President Paul Kagame opened a discussion on how youth can lead the way in elevating Africa’s delicate food systems. Here’s what he had to say.

EAC Chair Paul Kagame addresses regional relations, COVID-19 & Paul Rusesabagina’s arrest

Yesterday during an interactive live citizen outreach interview, Rwandan President Paul Kagame answered questions about COVID-19, the recent arrest of Paul Rusesabagina and tensions between some of the members of the East African Community. Here’s some of what he had to say.

How Rwanda is positioning itself to be Africa’s next financial hub

At a recent Cabinet meeting, Rwandan President Paul Kagame approved the structure of a Financial Intelligence Centre, with the law establishing centre having been passed at the beginning of this year. This comes as the country recently amended anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing law and regulations, and announced that prosecution will be freezing the accounts and assets of corruption suspects. Will these security measures bring the country closer to being a potential financial hub like Mauritius? And what would it mean for the country if that was achieved? CNBC Africa spoke to Economic Analyst, Ted Kaberuka for more.

Rwanda extends COVID-19 lockdown until 30 April

A cabinet meeting, held via video conference and chaired by Rwandan President Paul Kagame, has resolved to extend the country’s existing COVID-19 lockdown for another eleven days, meaning it will now end on 30 April.

Rwanda extends COVID-19 lockdown by two weeks

The decision to extend the current two week lockdown initially declared on March 21 to contain the spread of the coronavirus was reached during an extraordinary cabinet meeting held via video conference on Wednesday.

Heads of state meet to discuss economic integration of Rwanda, Uganda and Congo

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.

AU Summit 2020: 37th HSGOC Session – Kagame tasked with driving Agenda 2063

The 37th African Union Development Agency - NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) Session took place over the weekend and there, Rwandan President Paul Kagame was elected Chairperson of one of its new agencies that will drive the continent towards achieving Agenda 2063 . CNBC Africa spoke to Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of NEPAD, for more.

One of Africa’s last strongmen, Daniel Arap Moi dies at 95

Leaders from across the East African Community and worldwide have commiserated with the Kenyan people following the passing of the country's longest serving President Daniel Arap Moi. Moi, a former schoolteacher who ruled Kenya for 24 years, becoming the country’s longest-serving president had been in hospital for over a month. Presidents from the East African region took to social media to eulogise Moi. Joining CNBC Africa for more is journalist, Joseph Bonyo.