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The impact of liberation on Rwanda’s economy

This year was the 25th since the Rwandan Patriotic Front liberated the country, stopping the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. During the period, special focus was put on reconciliation and economic revival....

Five endangered black rhinos find new home in Rwanda

Five eastern black rhinos were recently flown from Europe into Rwanda’s Akagera National Park in effort to save the critically endangered animal. The move is also set to boost the country’s tourism targets....

Essential oils: Understanding Rwanda’s budding cash crop

Essential oils are not common in Rwanda and commercial production of such products only started in the country in 2005. However, the sector has ever since undergone rapid growth and is gradually increasing contribution to the exports....

Rwanda refines ease of doing business with reviews in construction permitting

In the quest to improve the ease of doing business in the country, the government of Rwanda has reviewed the procedures to obtain construction permits, reducing the number of days from over 110 to less than 60 while the cost will reduce from 12 per cent to just 2.2 per cent of the building value....

Efforts to reduce maternal mortality in Africa

According to the UN, global maternal mortality ratio has declined by 44 per cent since 1990 but still more efforts are needed since about 303,000 women are estimated to die yearly due to childbirth. CNBC Africa poke to Toyin Saraki, Healthcare Philanthropist and the Founder-President of Wellbeing Foundation Africa to share more on her efforts in regards to this on the African continent. http://cnbc.africa/videos/...

RDB CEO Clare Akamanzi on the Special Economic Zones

In 2013, President Paul Kagame launched the first phase of the Kigali Special economic zone, the facility's main objective being to attract more foreign direct investment, job creation and growth in Rwandan exports. To better understand the contribution thus far, CNBC Africa spoke to Rwanda Development Board's CEO, Clare Akamanzi. http://cnbc.africa/videos/...

Investment opportunities in Rwanda’s Spirits Industry

With the global alcoholic beverage market expected to reach $1,594 billion by 2020, CNBC Africa's Michael Mugisha seeks to understand how this sector has fared for the past 8 years since premium liquor brands started producing in Rwanda. http://cnbc.africa/videos/...

Role of start-up accelerators in empowering Rwanda’s entrepreneurs

Start-up accelerators have positive additions to start-up businesses worldwide, for the case of Rwanda, this goes beyond help with access to finance to advisory and personalised assistance and also acting as a network or passage to other international markets.

Rwanda Motorcycle Company plans to assemble 20,000 motorcycles annually by 2018

According to the World Bank doing business report, Rwanda maintained 2nd best place to do business in Africa. This is most on the back of the ease in registering property, dealing with construction permits, enforcing contracts, paying contracts to mention but a few. This has seen a significant number of businesses open up in the country and one of them is Rwanda Motorcycle Company which has a plan to assemble to over 15 to 20,000 motorcycles annually by 2018.

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