Archive for the ‘Rwanda’ Category

Rwanda Offers Security and Business Deals in Bilateral Package

Via The Africa Report, a report on Rwanda’s bilateral security agreements which offer competitive business advantages, but at what (future) cost? Two buses chauffeuring journalists embedded with the Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) exited Afungi airport in Cabo Delgado province, northern Mozambique. The airport, situated inside the main camp of Total Energies, is where the French […]

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Rwanda Signs Lithium Deal With Rio Tinto

Via Energy Daily, an article on a new lithium deal signed between Rwanada and Rio Tinto: Rwanda has signed an agreement with Australian mining giant Rio Tinto for the exploration and mining of lithium in the East African nation, the two parties said Monday. Lithium is a key component in the manufacture of batteries used […]

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Local Investors are Shying Away from Africa’s EV Revolution

Via Semafor, a look at how local investors are shying away from Africa’s EV revolution: A lack of local investment in African electric vehicle companies threatens the growth of the continent’s green transportation sector. It undermines efforts to introduce cleaner forms of mass transport that would reduce pollution in heavily congested cities. Demand among individuals […]

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Saudi Arabia Signs More Than $500M in Deals with African Countries

Via Al Monitor, an article recent agreements between Saudi Arabia and multiple African countries: Saudi Investment Minister Khalid Al-Falih said the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund, will make some “game changing” investments in Africa. The Saudi Fund for Development plans to sign agreements worth some 2 billion riyals ($533 million) with African […]

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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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