Tag: the new times

How Rwanda is dealing with coronavirus

In Rwanda, the Ministry of Health confirmed four more cases of the novel coronavirus – also known as COVID-19. Highlighting that all patients have been isolated from other patients and were undergoing treatment, two more cases were confirmed bringing the total of identified cases to seven. Journalist of The New Times, Edwin Ashiimwe joins CNBC Africa for more on news making headlines in Rwanda.

Rwanda cancels concerts, sports tournaments due to coronavirus

In the headline, as the impact of the coronavirus outbreak continues, manufacturers, producers and importers in Rwanda are seeking alternative sources of raw materials with China’s production and export capacity expected to slow down. In other news – a new report from UN Economic Commission for Africa has indicated that the successful implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area could help the Eastern African countries earn about $1.8 billion and revive the region’s intra trade. Finally, Rwanda proceeds with the preparation of the Commonwealth Forum despite the outbreak of the coronavirus. CNBC Africa is joined by Hudson Kuteesa, Journalist of The New Times for more.

Airtel acquires 12-year unified license, undergoes name-change: Rwanda weekly round-up

Airtel has acquired a 12-year unified license to operate as Airtel Rwanda, after operating for two years as Airtel-Tigo, on the other hand AfDB Group has approved an $8.9 million to support the preparation of the Ruzizi IV Hydropower Project and finally we will follow up on the first treasury bond that was issued this year by the government of Rwanda. Journalist of The New Times, Hudson Kuteesa joins CNBC Africa for more.

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.

VW’s electric car launched in Rwanda

This week in the headlines in Rwanda, the VW’s launched the electric car, Moreover the first East and Central Africa Mining Forum took place here in the country and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Rwanda’s Private Sector Federation hosted the Hong Kong trade and investment seminar. TV and Multimedia Editor at The New Times, Olivia Ikilezi joins CNBC Africa for more on the news that made headlines in Rwanda this week.