Archive for the ‘Rwanda’ Category

Rwanda’s Push to be Africa’s Financial Hub Attracts Leading Fintech Startups

Via Semafor, a look at Rwanda’s push to be Africa’s financial hub by attracting leading fintech startups: KIGALI, Rwanda – Two of Africa’s biggest fintech players are expanding their operations in Rwanda, which is pushing to position itself as a strategically important hub for the fintech sector by revamping its business laws and tax code. […]

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Rwanda, A Rising Star in Africa’s Economic Landscape

Via Renew Capital, a look at Rwanda: Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills, is a vibrant nation with a population exceeding 13 million people and an estimated GDP of $32 billion (in purchasing power parity terms) as of the end of 2022. Rwanda has been recognized for its efforts in promoting gender equality and […]

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Paul Kagame and Rwanda Inc. Target Foreign Opportunity

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a look at how Paul Kagame and Rwanda Inc. target foreign opportunity: Having become an essential economic player in Rwanda, the holding company, owned by the ruling party, is now expanding across the continent, driven by the diplomatic efforts deployed by Kigali. A deep dive into the heart of a […]

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Paul Kagame, Crystal Ventures, and Rwanda’s New Economic Diplomacy

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a look at how – over the past two years – Rwanda has been aggressively expanding its businesses, including the commercial wing of President Paul Kagame’s party, Crystal Ventures, and its foreign-focused subsidiary, Macefield Ventures. These expansions have reached countries such as the Central African Republic, Mozambique (where the Rwandan […]

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The $2B Rwandan Airport That Could Help African Aviation Take Off

Via CNN, a look at a new airport south of Kigali, in Rwanda, which could accommodate 8 million passengers a year when complete, making it one of the busiest in Africa: Some 40 kilometers south of the Rwandan capital of Kigali in the Bugesera District, construction vehicles and high-visibility vests swarm across an arid expanse […]

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Rwanda: The Singapore of Africa?

Via TechSafari, commentary on Rwanda: When you think about Rwanda, what probably comes to mind is the Genocide against the Tutsi. In one of the worst humanitarian disasters in world history, the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis saw the rapid and brutal murder of over 800,000 people from the Tutsi ethnic groups by Hutu militias. […]

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