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Speaker Mukabalisa leads parliamentary delegation to Sweden

The Rwandan lawmakers are in Sweden at the invitation of the Swedish parliament. The visit follows missions to Rwanda by two Swedish parliamentary committees and several trade delegations on different occasions since the beginning of the year.

Speaker of Parliament Mukabalisa Donatille and delegation received by Speaker of Swedish parliament Urban Ahlin at the Swedish Parliament.

Source: The new Times

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Rwanda maintains second spot in 2017 World Bank Doing Business report

The 2017 World Bank Doing Business Report has ranked Rwanda 2nd in Africa after Mauritius.

And globally, Rwanda has improved six places ranking 56th out of 190 countries.

Source: The New Times.

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Government of Rwanda Statement on the Passing of Kigeli V Ndahindurwa

Kigali, 18 October 2016

It is with sadness that the Government of Rwanda has learned of the passing of Kigeli V Ndahindurwa, the former King of Rwanda.

The former king was deported to Tanganyika by the Belgian colonial government on 2 October 1961. He later lived in Uganda, then Kenya, before settling in 1992 in the United States, where he passed away on 16 October 2016.

The Government of Rwanda has not yet been informed by the family regarding the final resting place and funeral arrangements. When they make their preferences known, the Government stands ready to provide any necessary support.

 

Take a ride on Rwanda’s smart bus

The city of Kigali has been rolling out smart busses that offer Wi-Fi and a cashless payment system.

CNN’s Eleni Giokos went there to test them out. More

How Rwanda Turned a Toxic Menace Into a Source of Power

President Paul Kagame has officially opened a new facility that draws energy from methane trapped deep underwater Lake Kivu, straddling the borders of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, offers a landscape of extraordinary beauty, framed by towering volcanoes and lush green slopes rich with tea, coffee and banana plantations. More