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Rwanda’s military support to other countries is part of a strategy to boost its reputation

        By Federico Donelli, University of Trieste     Rwanda is one of Africa’s geographically smallest countries. However, its foreign policy, whose hallmark is military diplomacy, has attracted international attention. Military diplomacy refers to activities carried out by representatives of a country’s security apparatus to pursue its foreign policy interests. These activities include the use of armed forces in combat and non-combat operations. Powerful countries such as […]

todayJune 25, 2024 12

Business / Economics

How Dangote refinery is flipping the script on Africa’s oil

      By Bonface Orucho, bird story agency     Nigeria's Dangote refinery, a 650,000 barrels per day facility, has recently exported its first-ever jet fuel cargo to Europe, a move that signals not just growing production, but Africa's potential to become a major player in the global petroleum market. S&P Global in a report on May 30 explains that Bp, a British multinational oil and gas company, transported […]

todayJune 6, 2024 10


Africa’s green bond market is booming – report

      By Bonface Orucho, bird story agency     Green bonds are experiencing robust growth in Africa as governments, corporations, and financial institutions recognize their potential to fund sustainable projects. A new report shows green bond issuances in Africa jumped 125% last year, hitting US$1.4 billion from US$600 million in 2022. The report, ‘Emerging Market Green Bonds’ by the International Finance Corporation and Amundi, a European asset manager […]

todayJune 3, 2024 11


African table tennis stars storm Kigali for Paris tickets

        By Bonface Orucho, bird story agency   Africa’s table tennis talent is at full display in Rwanda as the East african country plays host to the 2024 edition of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) tournament alongside the African Olympic Qualification Tournament. The two combined tournaments, which also serve as Olympic qualifiers are being hosted at the BK Arena in Kigali from May 15 to 18 […]

todayMay 20, 2024 16


Rwanda to host Shelter Afrique Development Bank’s 43rd AGM in June 2024

    Rwanda will host Shelter Afrique Development Bank (ShafDB) 43rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) in June Kigali, the Company has disclosed. This follows the nomination of Rwanda as the next host country at Shelter Afrique Development Bank’s 42nd AGM held in Abuja, Nigeria, and the subsequent signing of the host country agreement between the Company and the Government of Rwanda in Kigali in March. The host country agreement was signed by […]

todayApril 23, 2024 24


30 years after genocide: Rwanda’s older generations fear a return of ethnic tensions, but youth feel more united

    By Jonathan Beloff, King's College London   It’s 30 years since a genocide ripped through Rwandan society, leaving up to a million Tutsi and non-extremist Hutu dead. Every year in early April, the country enters a 100-day period of commemoration during which Rwandans are asked to remember and reflect on historical divisions between the country’s main ethnic groups: Tutsi, Hutu and Twa. This is done under the banner […]

todayApril 5, 2024 5


Cultural wealth can drive economic growth in African cities

  By Bonface Orucho, bird story agency   With the right policies, African cities hold immense potential to drive significant economic growth by capitalizing on their rich cultural heritage and harnessing the creativity of their youthful populations, according to a new report. “Africa’s urban landscapes are not just repositories of heritage and tradition; they are dynamic centres of innovation, awaiting the right policies to support unlocking their full potential,” the […]

todayMarch 25, 2024 19


Kigali is Africa’s fastest rising international financial centre

  By Conrad Onyango, bird story agency   Rwanda’s deliberate move to carve a niche in sustainable finance is helping to grow Kigali as Africa’s next significant International Financial Centre. The capital city has climbed up 18 spots, the highest in Africa and third highest globally, in the 35th edition of the Global Financial Centers Index (GFCI) rankings, placing it third in Africa and 67th globally. “The greatest improvements were […]

todayMarch 25, 2024 4