Africa: Qatar Looks Towards Rwanda For New Ally

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Rwanda is beginning to play a pivotal role for Qatar’s geopolitical interests in, one of the richest economies looking for strategic allies in the continued rash for interests in Africa. The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar arrived in Kigali late Sunday to meet President Kagame for bilateral talks. The two leaders had a Tête-à-Tête and later […]

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Africa: Ethiopia, Rwanda airlines eating our cake as we wait-KQ tells MPs

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Kenya Airways Chief Executive Officer Sebastian Mikosz says Rwanda’s national carrier, Rwandair, will be bigger than Kenya Airways in five years due to Government subsidies and the investments the country has made in its aviation industry. While appearing before the National Assembly Transport and Public Works Committee on Tuesday, Mikosz said Kenya Airways (KQ) is losing out to state-owned airlines […]

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Africa: Visitors to Rwanda now spending more

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Tourists coming to Rwanda may not necessarily be shelling out more cash as those that visit Western countries and some Asian destinations like Japan, Thailand, and Macao, but recent data shows what could be achieved in the medium and long term. Statistics from Rwanda Development Board (RDB) indicate that tourists who visited Rwanda in 2018 spent on average US$43 each, […]

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Africa: “An inspirational story”: Rwanda’s Travel & Tourism economy up 14% in 2018

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The Travel & Tourism economy of Rwanda grew by 13.8% last year – one of the fastest rates in the world, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) annual review of the economic impact and social importance of the sector released today. In 2018, Travel & Tourism contributed RWF1.3 trillion (US$1.4 billion) to the country’s economy, an increase […]

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Africa: Meet the Japanese woman in Rwanda, who understands Yoruba, Hausa languages

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Mrs. Mio Yamada owns and runs a Japanese restaurant in Kigali, Rwanda. Aside this, she is a biker (cyclist) and her garden is open to bikers affiliated with The Warmshowers; an association of bikers/cyclists, who travel the world on bicycles. Yamada, who has lived in Singapore, studied African languages at Osaka University in Japan. And she still converses, albeit, in […]

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Africa: Rwanda seeks to become regional aviation hub for both passengers and cargo as it plans airport expansion

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Rwanda is seeking to become a regional aviation hub for both passengers and cargo, Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye, Rwandan Minister of State in charge of Transport in the Ministry of Infrastructure said Monday. . “We are looking at Rwanda as a regional hub, not only with a focus on passenger traffic but also for cargo. We are looking at the […]

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Tourism: Trekking Rwanda with Jack Hanna is trip of a lifetime for 88-year-old globetrotter

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Crossing the globe is a hobby of sorts for Salem Township resident Jean Loughry. At 88, she’s closing in on having seen as many countries as years — 62 to date. So the prospect of 17 hours of air travel, from Pittsburgh to Rwanda, is not daunting — especially when the payoff is seeing silverback gorillas and golden monkeys in […]

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Africa: Rwanda, Italy inks bilateral air services pact

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Rwanda has recently signed a bilateral air services agreement with Italy during a global aviation meeting in Colombo. The agreement, in short called Bilateral Airworthiness Agreement (BASA), now paves the way of airlines from the two countries entering into discussions and eventually launch flights between Kigali and Rome and other Italian cities like Milan. RwandAir already flies from Kigali to […]

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Africa: Rwanda hosted 169 conferences and almost 1 million passengers at the Airport in 12 months and about the start flights to Israel and New York

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The number of people visiting or transiting through Rwandan airports is set to increase to over one million this fiscal year, according to projections from the Ministry of Infrastructure and affiliated institutions. According to figures presented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Infrastructure, Christian Rwakunda, aviation traffic will rise to 1,151,300, from 926,571 passengers. The figure includes those […]

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Africa: Tourism destination forging ahead in Rwanda

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Rwanda is known as the country of a thousand hills. The country spread out in folds of undulating hills and mountains covered by lush green foliage. It boasts of a very mild weather that is punctured by rain cloud and rains with a very welcoming people. Gradually, Rwanda is gathering fans among adventure travellers who are looking for a new […]

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