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Leaders in fresh push for redesign of green projects financing

Leaders in fresh push for redesign of green projects financing

Funding access hurdles have been singled out as acting as a stumbling block on Africa path to green transition and inclusive economic development of the continent that got to devise ways to plug growing energy, transport and IT infrastructure gaps, among others.

In Africa, nature shields climate challenges - Our growth ignites global solutions

In Africa, nature shields climate challenges - Our growth ignites global solutions

We must stop chasing the western world economic models. There must be an African economic development model that supports our economic aspirations but not at the expense of wildlife and wild lands.

Will curfew rules deter youth binge drinking in Rwanda?

Will curfew rules deter youth binge drinking in Rwanda?

Drug and alcohol abuse among Rwandan youth, like other social issues such as indecent dressing and rising teen pregnancy cases which lately preoccupied this society have, in my view, a lot to do with gaps in parenting and education system that is wanting in quality.

Niger crisis, like previous coups, threatens gains from trade under AfCFTA

Niger crisis, like previous coups, threatens gains from trade under AfCFTA

What’s happening in Niger could take a heavy toll on the little gains achieved in the quest to integrate African markets under AfCFTA, a protocol ousted President Mohamed Bazoum, and his predecessor Mahamadou Issoufou -- who is official champion of the treaty on behalf of the AU -- are key supporters.

What to expect when Rwanda's data privacy rules take effect 

What to expect when Rwanda's data privacy rules take effect 

In one case in 2017, a local telecommunication company with footprint on the continent was handed a hefty fine ($8.5 million) by the industry regulator after it emerged that the former was hosting its IT services outside the country. 

How Rwanda’s rural Districts missed out on surge in FDI

How Rwanda’s rural Districts missed out on surge in FDI

Districts of the capital namely Gasabo, Kicukiro and Nyarugenge accounted for 81 per cent of FDI projects, 72 per cent of investments, and 82 per cent of projected jobs over the period 2016–2022.

U-TURN: Govt to repeal parts of the controversial property tax law 

U-TURN: Govt to repeal parts of the controversial property tax law 

The much-disputed immovable property tax hike in the 2018 law had not been brought into force as the treasury suspended its enforcement twice amid public uproar. The executive now wants Parliament to repeal five articles of the controversial legislation.

Rwanda's incoming digital IDs: What you need to know

Rwanda's incoming digital IDs: What you need to know

Concerned organs have until June 15, 2027 to completely phase out registration of the population and issuance of the current plastic national identity cards.

Rwanda’s $4.4 billion 2023/24 budget in a nutshell 

Rwanda’s $4.4 billion 2023/24 budget in a nutshell 

Authorities bank on allocations in the budget to expedite progress on a number of ruling party promises ahead of Presidential and Parliamentary polls.

INFLATION: Just how healthy are school meals?

INFLATION: Just how healthy are school meals?

The reality on ground is that schools purchase what is relatively cheaper rather than what fit to make a balanced diet, and this is likely to remain the case in absence of additional meal budget, or support.

African youth demand Govts action on rising unemployment

African youth demand Govts action on rising unemployment

There are at least 11 million young people coming to the labor market every year in search of work, yet only 3 million jobs are created across the continent, leaving estimated 8 million without work, according to International Labour Organization (ILO). Initiative by the AUC Chairperson Moussa Faki...

EA journalists brave threats to carry out their reporting

EA journalists brave threats to carry out their reporting

At least four journalists were killed since the year started while more are languishing in prisons across the region simply for doing their jobs

Rwanda floods: The not-so-visible hand of wealthy nations 

Rwanda floods: The not-so-visible hand of wealthy nations 

Inaction on climate injustices is fomenting the worst for vulnerable communities across parts Africa where the climate change effects increasingly worsened to levels mitigation or adaptation alone cannot prevent. 

Where is the money? Audit flags holes in Mgt of State projects

Where is the money? Audit flags holes in Mgt of State projects

There has been accumulation of taxes not paid to the taxman estimated at Rwf550.6 billion ($493.5 million) and decentralized taxes filed not yet paid of Rwf2.5 billion ($2.2 million). The sum include fines, penalties, and other levies on goods and services collected by entities of behalf of Rwanda Revenue...

Inclusivity promises to unlock power of LGBTQ, disabled entrepreneurs

Inclusivity promises to unlock power of LGBTQ, disabled entrepreneurs

Local LGBTQ entrepreneurs struggle to keep their fashion brands, art stores and other businesses afloat even as they grapple with stigma and hate speech directed at them on and offline.

Why quick fixes won’t help end Russia war-induced food crisis in Africa

Why quick fixes won’t help end Russia war-induced food crisis in Africa

Ongoing crisis left countries with little to show for many years of pledged investment in the agriculture transformation to boost local supply of key food items and agriculture commodities.