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Post by Awash » 28 Oct 2019, 00:20

Did this propaganda piece ever come true? I wonder why. :lol: :mrgreen:

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Post by Fiyameta » 28 Oct 2019, 01:53


8 Years Later.... Success !!


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Post by Awash » 28 Oct 2019, 03:11


Amb. Amandin Rugira, Rwanda’s envoy to Belgium (right), and Dr Solange Hakiba, the deputy director-general of Rwanda Social Security Board, lifts the award trophy at the World Social Security Forum in Brussels, Belgium earlier on Friday. Courtesy.
https://ww1.issa.int/news/rwanda-wins-i ... l-security

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Post by Zmeselo » 28 Oct 2019, 06:18

Mail Online: DFID does not give any money to Rwandan sponsorship of Arsenal FC

Posted by: DFID Media Team,

https://dfidnews.blog.gov.uk/2018/05/27 ... rsenal-fc/

Posted on: 27 May 2018

Today’s Mail on Sunday and MailOnline have both implied that UK aid to Rwanda is being used to fund a £30 million sponsorship deal with Arsenal FC. This is misleading.

UK aid to Rwanda has been carefully and specifically earmarked for programmes that will support the country’s most vulnerable people and help it stand on its own two feet. UK aid is not used for sponsorship deals with Arsenal FC and DFID is not giving any money to Visit Rwanda or the Rwanda Development Board.

Rwanda remains one of the poorest countries in the world. Over a third of its population live in poverty. UK aid contributed to Rwanda’s achievement of lifting almost two million people out of poverty since 2005.

British taxpayers’ support is providing Rwandans with the means to have productive livelihoods, it is helping to educate more than 350,000 children and it is also helping Rwanda to generate more taxes to help end aid dependency.

The International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has been clear that the UK is assessing where countries can invest in their own systems and that when governments, who could and should be putting their hands in their own pockets refuse to, we should too.

We will continue to prioritise investments in saving lives and ensuring that children have access to a quality education through building sustainable education systems, while encouraging and supporting the government of Rwanda to grow its economy and further increase its own investment in helping people lift themselves out of poverty.

A DFID spokesperson said:
DFID does not give any money to Visit Rwanda or the Rwanda Development Board.

All UK aid to Rwanda is earmarked for specific programmes only, such as education and agriculture, and we track results to ensure value for money for UK taxpayers. We are helping Rwanda to stand on its own two feet, building education systems that they invest in themselves, and supporting increased trade and investment to grow the economy.
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In the case of foreign aid per capita, Rwanda's aid per capita is US$100 against Burundi at US$39; Kenya, US$50; Tanzania, US$45; and Uganda with an aid per capita of US$47. Foreign aid as a percentage of central government expenditure in Rwanda stands at 70.9%.
Kagame’s central government expenditure is financed by foreign aid to the tune of 70.9%. Rwanda is among the top three most aiddependent countries in the world and the topmost aid-recipient state in East Africa. Kagame’s 2016 call for deadline to end aid addiction was empty rhetoric.
Taking GDP as an indicator is misleading, as you can put Aid Money into the calculation. What would the outcome be, if Aid money is not available anymore?
Kagame’s Rwanda is Banana Republic per excellence. Rwandan taxpayers are mostly small and micro businesses. Shockingly, of 172,988 Rwandan taxpayers, only 1,225 or 0.7% have more than US$22,159 in annual gross revenue. Little wonder then that 70.9% of Kagame’s central government expenditure comes from foreign donations.
The dominant political party, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), does more than help business: it runs its very own conglomerate. Crystal Ventures, the RPF’s holding company, has investments in everything from furniture to finance. It owns the country’s biggest milk processor, its finest coffee shops and some of its priciest real estate. Its contractors are building Kigali’s roads. There are several firms offering security services in Rwanda but the guards from ISCO, part of Crystal Ventures, are the only ones who tote guns. The company is reckoned to have some $500m of assets.
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Post by Awash » 28 Oct 2019, 06:37

UNICEF air charter brings life-saving vaccines for children of Eritrea

Published on 10 Oct 2019 

Twice every year UNICEF Eritrea flies in a large consignment of vaccines to help Eritrea maintain immunization coverage for its children, one of the highest in the Eastern and Southern Africa region.

...UNICEF’s support through donor funding for procurement, delivery and distribution of vaccines, cold chain equipment and training and supervision of health personnel and other service providers, has been critical to ensuring success. The main donors for the immunization campaign are GAVI, and the Government of Japan for the cold chain systems. UNICEF also supports provision of solar powered fridges to ensure cold-chain systems in remote areas of Eritrea.

“We are thankful for the unwavering support of our donors and partners to strengthen not just the immunization systems in the country progressively but to ensure we continue to immunize every child as part of quality primary healthcare,” said Ms. Nilofer.
https://reliefweb.int/report/eritrea/un ... en-eritrea

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Post by Zmeselo » 28 Oct 2019, 07:06




كانت زيارتنا الأولى لأريتريا ولقاء الرئيس أفورقي في 21 فبراير 2018 بوفد مكون من: البروفيسور كامل إدريس وعلي مجوك والعبد الفقير إلى الله، والزيارة الثانية تمت قبل أيام.
الشقيقة أريتريا جميلة وشعبها من أكثر الشعوب تهذيباً وقرباً للهموم السودانية ويشاركنا في الثقافة والمصير المشترك.
(Our first visit to Eritrea and the meeting with President Afewerki on February 21, 2018 [...] and the second visit took place a few days ago. Eritrea is beautiful and her people are among the most polite and close to the Sudanese concerns and share the culture and common destiny.)

(Khalid Al-Eisir خالد الإعيسر: @Aleisir)

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Post by Awash » 28 Oct 2019, 08:26

MTN Rwanda launches digital inclusion drive

Monday 28 October 2019 | 11:05 CET | News

MTN Rwanda has announced the launch of its "We're Good Together" initiative, derived from the MTN Global Campaign launched earlier in October in South Africa. It aims to demonstrate that MTN has changed lives by improving digital access, driving financial inclusion, empowering and enabling SMEs, and creating jobs and broad community development.

MTN seeks to tell relate that doing good business extends far beyond corporate social investment initiatives. Over the last 21 years, MTN Rwanda has built high-speed networks covering 3.8 million people, created jobs for over 31,000 people and through MTN Mobile Money, connected 2.5 million people to the benefits of easy, cost-effective mobile financial services across the country. MTN Rwanda has also enabled access to education through its ICT-School Connect Projects with the goal of promoting and enabling digital teaching and learning.
https://www.telecompaper.com/news/mtn-r ... e--1313635

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Post by Zmeselo » 28 Oct 2019, 09:30




Met today HE Yemane Ghebremeskel MoI of GoSE. James @UNDPEritrea RR acknowledged him, 4 his examplary leadership & commitment to Prog implementation & delivery. He assured him of our committed to supporting the Min., in ensuring fair and balanced reportage of Eritrea to the world.
(Louis Kuukpen: @kuukpen_louis)

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Post by Zmeselo » 28 Oct 2019, 09:33


A Delegation of Eritrea led by Ambassador @T_Gerahtu is participating at the 65th ordinary session of the @achpr_cadhp taking place in Banjul, The Gambia. #humanrights

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The joint UN- AU Solidarity mission in the Horn of Africa engaged and witnessed the leadership of young women in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia.

Women’s leadership is key, for positive transformation. Young women’s leadership and participation is an essential element.
(AWLN Young Women Leaders Caucus: @awln_YoungWomen)
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Post by Zmeselo » 28 Oct 2019, 09:46





Eritrea public Seminar on current development in Eritrea and the region with Eritrean community in gadarif (Sudan)- by Mr.Ibrahim Idris Chargé d'Affaires- last Saturday.
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Post by Zmeselo » 28 Oct 2019, 09:50


Partial view of Gergera dam- Eritrea!
Photo: @FKMohammed1

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Post by Awash » 28 Oct 2019, 12:20

What Are The Duties Of Rwanda’s Third Senate?

ByJean de la Croix Tabaro October 18, 2019 at 10:37 am 



It was an evening of excitement, with everyone thanking the head of State for the trust placed in them.

Twenty senators were sworn in yesterday, to join the six who still have a couple of months more to serve as legislators and after that, they will be replaced in accordance with the constitution.

Unlike the previous two senate, the elected and appointed Senators of the third senate will serve a five (5) year term, renewable once.


However, Senators who are former Heads of the State are not subject to term limits,  but there is no such member in the current senate.

The 26 members will all serve their term of office without any hindrance but the constitution provides for circumstances that may lead to vacation of office including; resignation, death, removal from office by a Court decision; or a permanent impediment to fulfill his or her responsibilities.


The senate has the power to vote for revision or amendment of the Constitution, organic laws and laws approving international treaties and agreements on armistice, peace, accession to international organisations, modification of national laws, or those approving international treaties.

The senate is also competent to vote for agreements relating to the status of persons; International law, International organizations, Treaty ratification and even laws on defense and national security.

However, the senate does not work alone, rather, it votes these draft laws  after they are transmitted by the speaker of Chamber of Deputies to the President of the Senate.

The Senate can still initiate and amend laws.

After receiving their oath on Thursday, President Paul Kagame reminded the senators that their responsibility is not just to “vote YES or NO to the laws on their table but to assure that Rwandans have what they need and deserve through their good work.”



Senators also have power to approve government officials including the President, the vice President and the Judges of the Supreme Court and high court, the prosecutor general and his deputy, the government commissions’ chairpersons and commissioners, and representatives of international organizations.

Meanwhile, the third senate elected Doctor Augustin Iyamuremye, a seasoned politician who served the government under the second republic and the current government of unity and reconciliation.

The veterinary doctor by training who studied in the francophone system in  Belgium, Iyamuremye 73, is however well knowlegeable of Rwandan politics.

“Our warmest congratulations to the newly elected president of the Rwanda Senate, Honorable Iyamuremye Augustin. PSD – RW wishes him success in all his future endeavors,” reads a tweet from Parti Socialiste Democrate(PSD) from where Iyamuremye hails.

He is replacing Bernard Makuza who does not have any political officially, does not have any political affiliation in Rwanda.

His deputies are two women who have also served he country in top pisitions including Alivera Mukabaramba who is fresh from the Ministry of Local government where she served as Minister of State in charge of social affairs.



Mukabaramba is the chairperson of Partie Socialiste et Concorde and she vied for presidency in 2003 and 2010 elections.

Esperance Nyirasafari, former Minister of sports and culture also joined the team of the senate leaders.


The third senate includes men and women with great experience that range from agriculture, finance, research, education to mention but a few.

https://ktpress.rw/2019/10/what-are-the ... rd-senate/

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Post by Awash » 28 Oct 2019, 13:30

October 13, 2019. "RwandAir Could Soon Be the BIGGEST Airline in Africa

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Post by Zmeselo » 28 Oct 2019, 14:02


Kirr..kirr... :lol:

One of the worthless yiakl slaves knocked himself out of the 'race', after 13 years of useless Facebook struggle against PFDJ. :lol:

Now this ignorant loser has vowed to expose all the secrets of these so called o(ff)position slaves, with great detail.

13 ዓመት ኮለል ዝበልኩ ምስ ደንበ ጸልማት ይኣኽለኒ ኢሉ ምስ ህዝቡ ዝተጸንበረ ነጋሲ: ይኣኽለኒ ኣይትደውልይለይ ብምባል ንደንበ ኾለል ኣጠንቂቑ ራሕሪሕዎም ከይዱ።


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Re: Peaceful & safe, Asmara.

Post by Somaliman » 28 Oct 2019, 15:41

Awash, aka H Thomas, aka Abigael,

You should better talk to us about the human rights violations that took place, the thousands of political prisoners that were locked up, the torture that was perpetrated, and the lives that were ruined during the rule of your defunct cult of all evil – aka TPLF!


Cut the crap on Rwanda. No a single one on this forum is likely to bother reading a single shi.t of what you keep posting about Rwanda, since your knowledge about Rwanda is extremely rudimentary and is obviously limited to elementary googling & YouTubing. I'm of the opinion that you should better talk to us about what you're supposed to know better!

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Post by Awash » 28 Oct 2019, 17:40

Fake Somaliman aka ugum shabo
Learn to substantiate your claims when yo try to defend the North Korea of Africa.


Amb. Amandin Rugira, Rwanda’s envoy to Belgium (right), and Dr Solange Hakiba, the deputy director-general of Rwanda Social Security Board, lifts the award trophy at the World Social Security Forum in Brussels, Belgium earlier on Friday. Courtesy.
https://ww1.issa.int/news/rwanda-wins-i ... l-security




What Are The Duties Of Rwanda’s Third Senate?

ByJean de la Croix Tabaro October 18, 2019 at 10:37 am 



It was an evening of excitement, with everyone thanking the head of State for the trust placed in them.

Twenty senators were sworn in yesterday, to join the six who still have a couple of months more to serve as legislators and after that, they will be replaced in accordance with the constitution.

Unlike the previous two senate, the elected and appointed Senators of the third senate will serve a five (5) year term, renewable once.


However, Senators who are former Heads of the State are not subject to term limits,  but there is no such member in the current senate.

The 26 members will all serve their term of office without any hindrance but the constitution provides for circumstances that may lead to vacation of office including; resignation, death, removal from office by a Court decision; or a permanent impediment to fulfill his or her responsibilities.


The senate has the power to vote for revision or amendment of the Constitution, organic laws and laws approving international treaties and agreements on armistice, peace, accession to international organisations, modification of national laws, or those approving international treaties.

The senate is also competent to vote for agreements relating to the status of persons; International law, International organizations, Treaty ratification and even laws on defense and national security.

However, the senate does not work alone, rather, it votes these draft laws  after they are transmitted by the speaker of Chamber of Deputies to the President of the Senate.

The Senate can still initiate and amend laws.

After receiving their oath on Thursday, President Paul Kagame reminded the senators that their responsibility is not just to “vote YES or NO to the laws on their table but to assure that Rwandans have what they need and deserve through their good work.”



Senators also have power to approve government officials including the President, the vice President and the Judges of the Supreme Court and high court, the prosecutor general and his deputy, the government commissions’ chairpersons and commissioners, and representatives of international organizations.

Meanwhile, the third senate elected Doctor Augustin Iyamuremye, a seasoned politician who served the government under the second republic and the current government of unity and reconciliation.

The veterinary doctor by training who studied in the francophone system in  Belgium, Iyamuremye 73, is however well knowlegeable of Rwandan politics.

“Our warmest congratulations to the newly elected president of the Rwanda Senate, Honorable Iyamuremye Augustin. PSD – RW wishes him success in all his future endeavors,” reads a tweet from Parti Socialiste Democrate(PSD) from where Iyamuremye hails.

He is replacing Bernard Makuza who does not have any political officially, does not have any political affiliation in Rwanda.

His deputies are two women who have also served he country in top pisitions including Alivera Mukabaramba who is fresh from the Ministry of Local government where she served as Minister of State in charge of social affairs.



Mukabaramba is the chairperson of Partie Socialiste et Concorde and she vied for presidency in 2003 and 2010 elections.

Esperance Nyirasafari, former Minister of sports and culture also joined the team of the senate leaders.


The third senate includes men and women with great experience that range from agriculture, finance, research, education to mention but a few.

https://ktpress.rw/2019/10/what-are-the ... rd-senate/

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Re: Peaceful & safe, Asmara.

Post by Somaliman » 28 Oct 2019, 21:16

What I've said, above, has nothing to do with Eritrea! It has to do with the past reign of terror of your defunct cult of all evil, aka TPLF!

Do you feel ashamed of shedding light on such crimes against humanity!

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Post by Awash » 28 Oct 2019, 23:13

Somaliman wrote:
28 Oct 2019, 21:16
What I've said, above, has nothing to do with Eritrea! It has to do with the past reign of terror of your defunct cult of all evil, aka TPLF!

Do you feel ashamed of shedding light on such crimes against humanity!
Moron,
I don't know who you're talking about. The previous tyrant oppressing my peeople was Menghistu. Then came the worst of the worst: your Agame wedi40 komarit who started cooking Eritreans alive.

Look what the Real revolutionaries who didn't betray their citizens are doing today.
Rwanda’s first electric car hits the road today

By Collins Mwai. October 29, 2019


Rwanda is the first country where Volkswagen will be testing electric cars e-Golf in Africa. Net photo.

Electric vehicles will debut in Rwanda today through a partnership between Volkswagen and Siemens under a pilot project.

The vehicles, to be launched in the presence of Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente, are dubbed e-Golf. Rwanda is the first African country where Volkswagen is testing electric cars.

Today’s launch will see four of the cars unveiled on the local market with one charging station at the Volkswagen facility at the Special Economic Zone.

Officials at the firm say that more cars will join the market in the coming months to bring the number to about 20 cars and 15 charging stations across the city.

Siemens role in the partnership involves setting up charging stations.

Michaella Rugwizangoga, the Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen’s operations in Rwanda, said the cars are fully electric, not hybrid.

Prior to today’s launch, Siemens, alongside the City of Kigali and Rwanda Energy Group, conducted an assessment of the city’s grid to establish whether it can support innovation.

They said that the findings showed that the city’s grid was adequate to support the charging stations at the launch and consequent phases of the pilot project.

In June this year, Rwanda Energy Group said that there not adequate demand for energy in Rwandacompared to production capacity and called for firms to consume more energy.

The pilot project will involve data collection and analysis on aspects such as performance of the electric cars, reception by consumers, consumer trends and suitable conditions for the cars.

Nadege Gaju, the Head of Sales and Marketing, said that it’s this data that will inform the consequent rollout of the project’s other phases.

The electric vehicles will be added to the firm’s fleet to operate under its Mobility Solutions initiative where activities include ride-hailing, corporate car sharing and rentals.

They will not be sold into the market at the moment and will be under the custody of Volkswagen Rwanda during the pilot project.

Rugwizangoga said that the pilot project is also part of the Volkwagen’s global ambitions of phasing out the combustion engines in the next decade as the firm seeks greener ambitions.

About the Car

The electronic car will be of the Volkswagen Golf Model.  They are however not assembled in Rwanda but are produced in Germany and imported.

A fully charged car officials say can cover up to 230 Kilometres in ideal conditions. However, the distance is subject to conditions such as altitude, terrain and gradient among other factors. 

Rugwizangoga said that the firm is currently training drivers and technicians on the driving and maintenance of the electric cars.

Volkswagen entered the Rwandan market in June 2018 to assemble and also introduce a mobility solution.

During the launch of the facility in 2018, the firm said that they had the capacity to produce up to 1000 cars annually under the models (Passat, Polo, Amarok and Terramont)

It was expected to produce 90 cars by March this year.

Company executives were tight-lipped on the number of cars produced so far as well as the sales into the local market citing confidentially.

Volkswagen Rwanda’s model involves Semi Knocked Down kits during assembly.

A semi-knocked-down kit is whereby partially assembled parts and shipped in and then all put together for sale to customers.

The components of the cars are shipped from various markets such as South Africa, the US and Argentina.

They, however, disclosed that the Terramont model has the highest demand in the Rwandan market.

The ride-hailing app Move operated by the firm reported 250 drivers, 60,000 downloads with 30,000 active users.
https://www.newtimes.co.rw/news/rwandas ... road-today

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