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RwandAir enables Maestro, Discover, Diners and JCB cards for online tickets payments

RwandAir, the national carrier of Rwanda, has announced that it has enabled Maestro, Discover, Diners and JCB credit cards for online tickets payments. The four payment methods are adding up to the existing SmartCash, VISA and Master cards. The airline’s Internet Booking Engine (IBE) also allows payment by Mpesa, the mobile-phone based money transfer service. This is part of RwandAir’s ...

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Kigali to host inaugural Africa Health Forum

For the first time, WHO’s Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) is convening a meeting of global leaders and thinkers to explore Africa’s healthcare priorities and challenges and find new ways to achieve better health for all. The Africa Health Forum will take place in Kigali, Rwanda on 27 and 28 June 2017. Organised under the theme: “Putting People First: The ...

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Rwanda introduces tourism operating licenses

The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has officially announced the introduction of a tourism operating license to support the regulation of tourism entities. The law regulating the tourism industry in Rwanda officially came into force on 28 July 2014, while ministerial orders regulating tourism business operating licenses and the grading of tourism entities came into effect on 3 October 2016. Both ...

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From Kigali, the Africa Carbon Forum now heads to Benin

Key stakeholders from the public sector, private sector and civil society from Africa and beyond are set to meet next week in Cotonou, Benin, to take forward collaborative climate action for sustainable development in the region. At the 9th Africa Carbon Forum, being held in Benin from 28-30 June, participants will focus on how to strengthen cooperation between government and ...

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The Ritz-Carlton takes to the sea – first luxury hotel brand to offer bespoke yacht experiences

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., part of Marriott International, Inc., today announced its entry into luxury yachting and cruises – bringing the award-winning luxury hotel brand’s service and timeless style to sea. Created by The Ritz-Carlton and maritime experts Douglas Prothero and Lars Clasen, in collaboration with funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., The Ritz-Carlton will provide luxury hospitality ...

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Rwanda launches Kwita Izina 2017 activities

The Rwanda Development Board has today launched Kwita Izina 2017 activities ahead of the event slated for September 1, kick-starting the World Tourism Month. This year marks the 13th edition of the annual flagship event in conservation that brings together conservation enthusiasts from all over the world to celebrate Rwanda’s success in protecting an endangered species. The theme of this ...

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Rwanda announces new doing business reforms

The Rwanda Development Board on Tuesday announced the latest Doing Business Reforms that were completed over the last seven months, aimed at further improving Rwanda’s doing business environment for stronger private sector growth. The reforms were guided by the global benchmarking tool, the World Bank Doing Business rankings, which ranks 190 economies on the ease of Doing Business. The ranking ...

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Kigali to host 5th edition of East Africa International Arbitration Conference

Africa’s ambitious development projects and relatively stable governments continue to attract international investors. These investors often prefer the adoption of arbitration as the dispute resolution mechanism as opposed to litigation. To support stakeholders across East Africa in their efforts towards the development of East Africa’s arbitration practice, position East Africa’s investment competitiveness, Rwanda will host the 5th edition of the East ...

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Marriott International Voted Best Employer to Work for by Middle East and North Africa Hotelier

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) the world’s leading hospitality brand, has topped the Hotelier Middle East Salary 2017 and been voted the best hotelier to work for by Middle East and North Africa hoteliers. The hotel operator topped the list for the first time with nearly 50% of surveyed respondents stating they would like to work for Marriott International. The ...

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Rwanda Day returns to Belgium after seven years

This Saturday 10 June 2017, Rwandans from across Europe and different corners of the world gather in Ghent, Belgium to interact and discuss on Rwanda’s progress and solutions to challenges ahead. President Paul Kagame will be the Guest of Honour and is scheduled to give a keynote address and participate in an interactive session with participants. Commenting on the event, ...

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