Archive for the ‘Rwanda’ Category

Qatar Airways To Take Control Of RwandAir

Prior to the pandemic Qatar Airways was looking at taking a 49% stake in RwandAir after already having invested in and taken control of the Kigali airport. The plan was to improve RwandAir’s systems and quality, and bring them into oneworld although it was not clear at the time whether the airline would become a full or ‘connect’ […]

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Korean Builders Bet Big on Rwanda’s Fast-Growing Economy

Via The Korea Herald, an article on Korean builders’ interest in Rwanda: Some liken Rwanda to the “Singapore of Africa” due to its fast-growing economy and strategic focus on fintech. South Korean builders and financial firms are also eyeing their expansion in the burgeoning market, pinning high hopes on the upcoming Korea-Africa summit talks in […]

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How Far Can Rwanda’s Economic Miracle Go?

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a look at Rwanda’s economic potential: Sustained growth, massive investment, significant improvements in living standards… The Rwandan model commands respect. But the burden of debt and the preeminence of the public sector over the private sector could threaten its long-term viability. Thirty years ago, the Tutsi genocide destroyed Rwanda. Beyond the […]

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Rwanda’s Homegrown EV Leader Sets its Sights on Kenya

Via Rest of World, a report on Rwanda’s homegrown EV leader’s aims to replicate its small-market success in East Africa’s largest economy: With a 70% market share, Ampersand is Rwanda’s biggest EV manufacturer. Friendly government policies and partnerships with financing companies have helped the company grow. After Kenya, the company also has plans to expand […]

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The Horn Of Africa States: The Coming Danger To Its Blue Economy

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on the proposed East African Federation: The East African Federation is a proposition on the table. It is to be a union of the eight EAC members and any other member that would join it in the future into a single federated sovereign state. The current members include in Alphabetical order […]

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Kigali’s Big Shift to Small Electric Motorcycles Brings More Than Just Climate Benefits

Via IFC, a look at how Kigali’s shift to small electric motorcycles yields more than just climate benefits: In Rwanda, more than half the vehicles on roads are “moto-taxis.” Though they are the backbone of the country’s transport system, they contribute to climate change. Thanks to a fast-growing electric motorbike start-up in Kigali, e-motorbikes are […]

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