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Rwanda birth control – Is Malthus back?

Apr 22nd, 2013 | By
Rwanda birth control – Is Malthus back?

I was just 6 years old when Malthus appeared in Rwanda, a ghost most people felt without really seeing him. In fact, in 1994, Malthus visited Rwanda… Read more



Reality Check: What is Agaciro Development Fund?

Jan 2nd, 2013 | By
Reality Check: What is Agaciro Development Fund?

On the 23rd of August 2012, Rwanda launched its first ever Solidarity Fund under the name of ‘Agaciro’ Development Fund (AgDF). ‘Agaciro’ is… Read more



Human Development: Rwanda on the back of the pack

Nov 11th, 2011 | By
Human Development: Rwanda on the back of the pack

With a human development index of 0.429, Rwanda is classified 166th among 187 countries in the global human development index ranking in 2011,… Read more



Kenya reviews tax system to ease business costs

Feb 15th, 2011 | By
Kenya reviews tax system to ease business costs

NAIROBI, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Kenya might lower business tax rates and remove all tax exemptions in a drive to ease the cost of doing business in… Read more



IMF praises Congo economy, releases fresh loans

Feb 11th, 2011 | By
IMF praises Congo economy, releases fresh loans

KINSHASA, Feb 10 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund has praised Democratic Republic of Congo’s economic progress and approved the… Read more



Uganda sees first production licence mid-2011

Feb 7th, 2011 | By
Uganda sees first production licence mid-2011

KAMPALA Feb 4 (Reuters) – Uganda is likely to issue its first oil production licence by mid year, a senior government official said on… Read more



DR Congo growth seen slightly higher in 2011

Feb 7th, 2011 | By
DR Congo growth seen slightly higher in 2011

KINSHASA Feb 4 (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo will see its economy grow 6.8 percent this year, the government said in its 2011 budget… Read more



IMF approves $509 million loan for Kenya

Feb 7th, 2011 | By
IMF approves $509 million loan for Kenya

WASHINGTON Jan 31 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund on Monday approved, as expected, a $509 million credit facility to help Kenya… Read more



IMF sees Kenya 2011 economic growth at 5.7 percent

Feb 7th, 2011 | By
IMF sees Kenya 2011 economic growth at 5.7 percent

NAIROBI, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Kenya’s economy is likely to expand by 5.7 percent in 2011 from an estimated 5 percent growth in 2010, lifted by… Read more



Rwanda sees 2011 GDP growth at 7 pct

Feb 7th, 2011 | By
Rwanda sees 2011 GDP growth at 7 pct

KIGALI, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Rwanda’s economic growth will slow to 7 percent in 2011 from 7.4 percent a year before, while inflation is projected to… Read more