Rwanda

Huawei Technologies names Yang Shengwan new Rwanda Country Manager

November 11, 2019

RWANDA – Huawei Technologies Company Ltd, a Chinese multinational technology company that provides telecommunications equipment and sells consumer electronics, including smartphones, has appointed Mr. Yang Shengwan as its new managing director for their Rwanda Operations. Yang who replaces Xiong Jun comes with a working experience of approximately eight years in senior management positions in countries […]

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Rwanda targets US$100 million in private investments from Chinese firms

November 6, 2019

RWANDA – Rwanda is keen on attracting US$100 million worth of investments from Chinese firms every year, up from US$59.1 million registered in 2018, Rwanda Development Board has said. “We have urged these companies from China to bring their investments to Rwanda since the Government has a plan and strategies to boost the economy based […]

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African Network Information Centre appoints Eddy Mabano Kayihura as new CEO

October 30, 2019

AFRICA – African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC), a Pan-African internet registry, has appointed Eddy Mabano Kayihura from Rwanda as its chief executive officer. The 43-year-old Rwandan takes the seat that has been vacant for three months after the former CEO Alan Barrett resigned from the office. He will start his new duties on November 4th […]

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Rwanda becomes the first African country to introduce Volkswagen electric car

October 30, 2019

RWANDA – Car manufacturer Volkswagen and Siemens have signed an agreement to build an electric car factory in Rwanda. In a first for the African continent, they launched a pilot project to test the feasibility of electric mobility in an African country. The pilot project, which will form part of Volkswagen’s operations in Rwanda, was […]

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Cisco appoints Sally Kimeu Country Leader for Kenya and Regional Manager East Africa

October 24, 2019

EAST AFRICA – Networking corporation Cisco has appointed Sally Kimeu as the new Country Leader and Regional Manager for East Africa. She will be tasked with inspiring sales and market expansion in the organization. Clayton Naidoo, General Manager, Cisco Sub Saharan Africa, said; “Cisco has longstanding culture of incubating our own talent and Sally’s appointment […]

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Rwanda launches inland cargo handling facility targeting share of Africa’s logistics market

October 22, 2019

RWANDA – President Paul Kagame officiated the launch of Dubai Ports (DP) World Kigali Logistics Platform, a new modern inland cargo handling facility expected to ease trade of goods and add impetus to Rwanda’s bid of becoming a regional logistics hub. According to New Times Rwanda, the new facility, which was established under a public-private […]

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Visa appoints Corine Mbiaketcha as the new General Manager for East Africa

October 22, 2019

KENYA – Visa Inc., a payments corporation, has appointed Corine Mbiaketcha Nana as the the General Manager for Visa in East Africa. Corine’s new appointment will be effective from November 5, 2019. Corine, the former Managing Director for Technology at Oracle. will as well be the Vice President and Country Manager for Visa in East […]

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Mara Group to open second African smartphone plant in South Africa

October 16, 2019

SOUTH AFRICA – Rwanda’s first smartphone manufacturer, Mara group, is set to expand in south Africa with a first fully-fledged smartphone manufacturing plant in Durban. Within ten days of opening its first Mara Phone factory in Rwanda’s capital Kigali last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa and Mara’s CEO will officially open a second smartphone manufacturing plant […]

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Kenya to set up product warehouses in Rwanda, Burundi and Congo

October 14, 2019

KENYA – Kenya has announced plans to set up warehouses in Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo in an elaborate strategy to tighten its grip on the regional export market. The warehouses in Kigali, Bujumbura and Lumbubashi are expected to drive more exports and ward off competition from neighbouring countries that are threatening […]

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Rwandans celebrate launch of first ‘Made in Africa’ smartphones

October 9, 2019

RWANDA – Mara Group will now manufacture its flagship Mara Phones in Africa after the launch of a smartphone manufacturing factory in Rwanda. Rwandans are celebrating the launch of the continent’s first ‘Made in Africa’ smartphones, that was unveiled by Mara Group which operates out of the East African country. The Mara X and Mara […]

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