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Why invest in Rwanda

Recognized globally as a safe and secure place, Rwanda remains relatively a virgin territory for investors. The country displays robust governance, strong economic growth and high level of investor confidence.


2nd fastest growing economy in Africa (7.5% p.a. since 2007)

Most improved nation in human development in the world

Young and growing population (~70% of population under 30)


5th safest country to walk at night worldwide

Lowest debt ratio in region & stable credit ratings

Stable currency

Business friendly & modern

2nd for doing business in Africa1

1st for Government transparency in Africa

Most women in Parliament and in a gender-balanced Cabinet in the world (respectively 61% and 50%)

A regionalplatform

Strong African hub potential; highly connected African airline

2nd MICE ranking in Africa; +19 ranks in 4 years

Growing bilingual, educated workforce (~50k tertiary grad./yr)


1st in the EAC for network readiness

5th in Africa

95% 4G LTE network coverage; 7,000km fibre

What is Ibuka Rwanda?

Ibuka was formed after the Rwandan genocide in order to better coordinate survivors associations that had come together to help each other overcome the trauma of genocide and rebuild communities.

Ibuka, which means “Remember”, is an umbrella organisation of survivors, associations, concerned individuals and other organisations fighting the legacy of the genocide and its effects onto survivors. It aims to contribute to their rehabilitation as well as Rwandan society in general.

Providing advocacy with the survivors and monitoring all the activities engaged in problem solving of the challenges faced by survivors.

To be an organization of national and international reference in issues of genocide prevention,preservation of genocide,memory and fight against any kind of genocide ideology.

Our focus is on the following themes: Peacebuilding & Supporting genocide survivors

IBUKA’s work focuses on the following themes:

Supporting genocide survivors
Peace building

Ibuka’s major achievements include:

Promoting commemoration and remembrance. Commemoration activities have taken place at a village-level across the country, in 30 universities and many other institutions, in 400 secondary schools, and amongst the Rwandan diaspora.
Construction of 416 memorial sites.
Honorary burial of unfound bodies and a call to perpetrators of genocide to speak out where they may have dumped these bodies during the genocide.

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Research into people killed in during the genocide. 6538 entire families killed in Bugesera, Karongi, Nyamagabe and Kigali City have been identified. This work is ongoing. Statistical research on rescuers: moderate Hutus and foreigners who may have rescued Tutsis during genocide. Research has been conducted in 240 cells out of 2148 cells, and in this Ibuka have discovered 271 rescuers.
Research on the general understanding of Rwandans regarding commemoration in general.
Ibuka has hosted more than 5 international conferences
Ibuka has contributed to the health of genocide survivors: 258 people were helped to get medical treatment abroad and 4063 people received special treatment. Research was conducted in order to identify people with unhealed scars and mental disorders caused by genocide. 141,374 survivors were given medical insurance.
Education for genocide survivors: with Ibuka’s help, 61,745 survivors have so far completed secondary education and 4,339 completed university.
1551 students have completed professional courses focusing on memory, and reconciliation
Ibuka has provide shelter for vulnerable groups: 39257 house have been built.
Ibuka has trained many people to provide psychological counselling, and have treated thousands of cases.


What do you know about Rwanda?

About Rwanda

Quick note 

Rwanda is a country located in East Africa, more than one millions of people lives there, Actuary the economics based on Agriculture and livestock ,fishing and Trade,back to the history it was a big country before colonization as well after the congress happened in Europe and defeated Germany ,they agreed to subdivide in a small country, this led to genocide where many refuges escaped to other countries.

Indeed the leaders of that time tried to expand Rwanda so that they could develop,

The Rwandan people live in harmony and eager to develop the country, as well to innovate and create opportunity,

Now the history could be the fact that the civil war happening between the East Africa countries (e.g. DRC) is a trigger to the negative and positive impact of civil war, My suggestion on what is happening today is that the imaginary board of Rwanda today could be changed to the original boards of last time in the History, that could be working team to develop the world in the different aspect. Ngamije Alain 

Dear World, We are NOT Hotel-Rwanda: Rwanda Today is Peaceful, Developing, and Progressive.

I am from RWANDA! A beautiful country in the East African Region.

I am very proud to be Rwandan. Wherever I go, live or work, I take the Rwandan pride with me. However, one of the perks of being Rwandan in the diaspora, is the questions you get asked when you tell people that you are from Rwanda. The majority of the people I meet do not know where Rwanda is on the map. Even if they know something about Rwanda, 9 out of 10, is the Rwandan genocide in 1994. So, you can imagine how many of my conversations start.

“ You are from Rwanda? OMG, I have never met anybody from Rwanda before. But I have watched the movie, Hotel-Rwanda. That was some fucked up sh*t. How is it over there today? Is your family okay? Are you Tutsi or Hutu?”

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Rwandan Flag Colors Explained: “Blue” for peace and happiness, “Yellow” for economic development, “Green” for prosperity and “the sun” for enlightenment.

Depending on the setting and the timing of the conversation, some of conversations can really be awkward. Over the years, I used to simply lie about where I was from to avoid any further questions, especially if I knew I not have enough time to explain. But today, with pride and honor, I do say that I am from Rwanda and proceed to explain and answer any questions.

I used to shy away from giving too many details depending on the scenario. However, today I do usually take the time to explain; whether be in professional conferences or any other meetings. This is why I have started writing about Rwanda and why I am very proud of my country and what we have achieved for the past 24 years; from a failed state to a peaceful and a prosperous country, what the media has called an “economic and political miracle”. Today, even if I don’t have time to explain, I simply share my articles to give an overview of what Rwanda is today, our future potential and what we can offer to the world. It has saved me lots of time and effort. I love it!

Rwanda wants to be seen as a vibrant economy with potential to attract tourists and foreign direct investments. As Rwandans, we acknowledge our past, but we don’t want to be determined by it.

We don’t want to live on any one’s mercy or pity.
We want to be a self-sustainable city where investment and business rules.
Kigali is amazing city on the rise. Rwanda is a country on the move. Rwandans are determined to build their country together with unity and peace. Didier Champion

What is Rwanda mostly known for?
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Known for its breathtaking scenery, Rwanda is often referred to as le pays des mille collines (French) and (English)“land of a thousand hills”). The capital is Kigali, located in the center of the country.

What makes Rwanda special?
Rwanda has more than just gorillas Sparkling lakes, volcanoes, and varying national parks, such as Nyungwe National Park and Akagera National Park, offer Africa’s Big Five, a whole host of primates, and hundreds of bird species.

Why is Rwanda called the heart of Africa?
Rwanda is often called the “heart of Africa”, because of its central location on the African continent. It is also known as the “land of a thousand hills”, in reference to its hilly landscape. It is a beautiful and fascinating country with a rich history and culture.

What is Rwanda known food?
Umutsima (a dish of cassava and corn), isombe (cassava leaves with Eggplant and spinach) and mizuzu (fried plantains) are common dishes. Dinner is the heaviest meal. Between meals, Rwandans often snack on fruits. Tropical fruits such as avocados, bananas, mangos, pineapple, and papaya are abundant in Rwanda.

How is the life in Rwanda?
Residents of Rwanda enjoy a low corruption rate and high quality of life, making the country an ideal location for innovative ideas, research, and exploration. Known as the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda’s countryside is picturesque—full of billowing green hills, turquoise lakes, and unique wildlife.

Kagame praises Bazivamo, Ngarambe for stellar service at RPF-Inkotanyi

RPF-Inkotanyi this past weekend marked their 35th anniversary with an International Conference and its 16th National Congress.

The events were capped by the election of the RPF National Executive Committee (NEC), which is charged with the day-to-day activities of the party.

President Paul Kagame was re-elected as the party Chairman, while Consolee Uwimana was elected the Vice-Chairperson, making her the first female number two in party’s hierarchy, in the 35 years of its existence.

The party also elected a new Secretary General, Wellars Gasamagera, who has been the Commissioner in charge of Political Mass Mobilisation in RPF.

Uwimana and Gasamagera replaced Christophe Bazivamo and Francois Ngarambe, respectively, two long-serving party leaders who had both held the positions since 2002.

Speaking at the party’s anniversary cocktail, Kagame said the two could have been re-elected, should they have run.

“These cadres were replaced not because RPF Cadres did not want to vote for them again; no, this was not the case; both Bazivamo and Ngarambe willfully decided to step aside to let others take on the mantle. I have no doubt that had they stood again, they would have been re-elected,” Kagame said.

“I want to particularly thank Vice Chairman Christophe Bazivamo for the work he has done for the party and for the country…to thank him first as a cadre of RPF and as a leader in different capacities in which he served.

“I also want to thank the outgoing Secretary General…actually people were no longer calling him by his name, he has been known mainly as Secretary General. This is an indication of longevity in service; not just that but because he served with distinction” Kagame said.

He also thanked the cadres for trusting him again with the responsibility to lead the party, but added that this also comes with a sense of guilt.

“Whenever you put that trust in me like today, and this has been going on for long, there are two things; being happy to serve, and something else, which is different…It comes with a dose of guilt; I feel indebted, Kagame said.

He implored the party cadres to think about the transition from his leadership, saying that the sooner they found a solution, the better.

“I am not saying this just for the leadership of RPF-Inkotanyi. The same goes for the leadership of the country. You should know that every time I am brought back to serve, that burden even increases,” he added.

Besides the three party leaders, cadres also elected 25 commissioners who will be put in charge of different commissions.

Out of these commissioners, 10 were drawn from cadidates forwarded by the party’s youth league as party of the RPF strategy to ensure continuity.

The party’s constitution also stipulates that for all the 28 members of NEC, at least 30 per cent must be women.

The committee’s tenure is five years.