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Kenya: Can Nairobi’s inefficiency in business service delivery be an opportunity worth exploiting?

Written by Aimé Sindayigaya and edited by Jules Niyibizi. Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, has a lot of potential to become Africa’s next major business hub. Yet inefficiency in service delivery of the businesses operating in Nairobi remains a challenge. Nevertheless, tackling such inefficiency could be an entrepreneurial opportunity that can be extended to other African cities facing similar ...

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Reality Check: What is Agaciro Development Fund?

Written by Aimé Sindayigaya and edited by Jules Niyibizi. On the 23rd of August 2012, Rwanda launched its first ever Solidarity Fund under the name of ‘Agaciro’ Development Fund (AgDF). ‘Agaciro’ is a Kinyarwandan word that can loosely be translated as ‘Dignity’.  The Government of Rwanda, Rwandans and friends of Rwanda will voluntarily contribute to AgDF by donating their own money. The proceeds collected ...

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Rwanda: Foreign investors are cautious despite the accolades for the country’s economic progress.

Written by Aimé Sindayigaya and edited by Jules Niyibizi To foreigners, Rwanda is known for the genocide that gripped the country in 1994 and mostly for having achieved remarkable economic and human development in the preceding years. However, experts report that Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) remain extremely low in Rwanda and that this is a major risk facing Rwanda’s economic ...

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Rwanda: Human development, the missing debate

Written by Aimé Sindayigaya and edited by Jules Niyibizi Rwanda is a developing and small landlocked country located in the Central Eastern part of Africa. It made the most notable headlines on the international stage for the genocide that gripped the country in 1994. Since then, news on the progressive economic development that the country has attained has taken centre ...

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Rwanda: Wealth Inequality, an impediment to sustainable human development

Written by Aimé Sindayigaya and edited by Jules Niyibizi Rwanda is a developing country situated at the heart of Africa in the Great Lakes region. It is bordered by four countries; Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Tanzania and Uganda. It is a small landlocked country with an area covering 26,340 Km2 with no significant natural resources and has ...

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Rwanda to turn into Africa’s Singapore: A myth or a reality ?

Written by Aimé Sindayigaya and edited by Jules Niyibizi We often hear that Rwanda is to turn into Africa’s Singapore but we never really question the possibility of this ambition coming to fruition. I recently read two interesting articles that were published in the Economist on the 25th February 2012 “Africa’s Singapore” and another one on the 20th March 2012, “Dangerous delusions” in ...

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Rwanda: Challenge the change, the way towards sustainable development

Written by Aimé Sindayigaya and edited by Jules Niyibizi Rwanda is a developing country located in East Central Africa in the Great Lakes region. It shares its border with four countries that include; Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Tanzania and Uganda. It is a small landlocked country with an area covering 26,340 Km2 with no significant natural resources ...

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