Monthly Archives: December 2009

Seasonal best wishes to you all

Thursday December 24, 2009 THE RWANDESE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (UK) TAKES THIS OPPORTUNITY TO WISH ITS MEMBERS, FRIENDS AND WELL-WISHERS A MERRY, JOYOUS CHRISTMAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 2010. WE HAVE ACHIEVED  A LOT IN 2009 WITH YOUR SUPPORT AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO MORE ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2010. Ignatius Mugabo Chairman

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Queen welcomes Rwanda to C’wealth

Thursday December 24, 2009 Queen welcomes Rwanda to C’wealth   BY EDMUND KAGIRE KIGALI – The Queen of England, Her Majesty Elizabeth II, who is the head of the Commonwealth, has congratulated Rwanda upon its admission into the grouping that comprises mainly former British colonies. In a congratulatory message to President Paul Kagame and the […]

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Rwanda appoints new envoy to London

December 17, 2009 Rwanda appoints new envoy to London A cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame yesterday (Wednesdy December 16) appointed Ernest Rwamucyo as Rwanda’s new envoy to London. Mr Rwamucyo, who has worked in Rwanda’s Ministry of Finance in Kigali,  and for UNDP in New York, takes over from Ambassador Claver Gatete, who has […]

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Diaspora to build 500 houses in Bugesera

BY JAMES KARUHANGA KIGALI – Members of the Rwandan Diaspora have announced plans to help in the construction of 504 houses in Bugesera district as a contribution to a government campaign to eliminate grass-thatched houses in the country. This was announced Tuesday after members of the Diaspora toured rural communities in the district at the […]

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Diaspora Convention

Guhera uyu munsi saa 8h00 muri Serena Hotel hatangiye inama rusange ya Diaspora (4th Diaspora Global Convention) yatangijwe na Hon. Minister MUSHIKIWABO (MINAFFET). Undi mutumirwa wavuye muri Diapora wafunguye inama ni Miss SONIA ROLAND (Miss France) mwese muzi neza. Inama iramara iminsi 3 izageza kuwa 15/12/2009 Iyi nama yateguwe na MINAFFET ifatanije na RDGN Uko […]

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UK Rwandans bid farewell to Amb. Gatete

UK Rwandans bid farewell to Ambassador Gatete. Rwandan Community in the UK on Saturday December 5th 2009, bid farewell to Ambassador Claver Gatete, who has been Rwanda’s Ambassador (now High Commissioner) to the UK for the last four years. The High Commissioner highlighted some of the achievements during his tenure, as the renovation of ‘Rwanda […]

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Kagame reshuffles his cabinet

  Thursday, December 3, 2009 BY EDWIN MUSONI • Museminali, Bihire and Butare not on new line-up • Three State Ministers under Infrastructure • Environment Ministry divided KIGALI – President Paul Kagame yesterday evening reshuffled his cabinet that saw a few Ministers transferred to different ministries and others dropped from the new cabinet line up. […]

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Remittances could hit Rwf99.6bn this year

Wednesday December 2, 2009 BY BERNA NAMATA Rwanda’s private inflows from abroad are expected to reach $175m (Rwf99.6b) by the end of this year with an increase of 30 percent from last year, the National Bank of Rwanda has said. This follows an increase by 24 percent in the first half of 2009, beating earlier […]

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Rwanda admitted to the Commonwealth

BY EDMUND KAGIRE TRINIDAD and TOBAGO - Rwanda has finally been admitted into the Commonwealth group of nations. The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) taking place in Trinidad and Tobago yesterday evening confirmed Rwanda’s entry into the 53-nation group mainly composed of former British colonies. “We haven’t received all the details, but it is confirmed […]

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Diaspora convention to focus on mobilising savings

Tuesday, 1st December 2009   Fourth Diaspora convention to focus on mobilising savings   BY JAMES KARUHANGA • Up to 200 participants expected The upcoming Diaspora convention slated for December 13-15 in Kigali will see Diaspora members elect their leaders and come up with strategies on mobilisation of savings for investing back home. The convention […]

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