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Rwanda signs tourism sponsorship deal with Arsenal

KIGALI, May 23 (Reuters) - Rwanda has signed a sponsorship and tourism promotion deal with the English soccer club Arsenal, establishing a commercial bond with President Paul Kagame’s favourite team, the Rwanda government said on Wednesday. Tourism is the biggest foreign exchange earner in the East

REUTERS - 2018-05-23 12:12:42

Arsenal Signs Shirt-Sponsorship Deal With East Africa's Rwanda

English Premier League soccer team Arsenal has signed a shirt-sponsorship deal with Rwanda.The club, one of the world’s biggest, will promote tourism, investment and football in the East African nation under a three-year agreement, the Rwanda Development Board said Wednesday.

BLOOMBERG - 2018-05-23 09:37:27

Arsenal Unveil 'Visit Rwanda' as New Sleeve Sponsor Supporting Country's Booming Tourism

Arsenal have taken their first ever sleeve sponsor afterpartneringwith the Rwanda Development Board and will display 'Visit Rwanda' on the left sleeve of all the club's teams next season, helping drive the African nation towards becoming a global tourist destination.Having emerged from the atrocitie

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED - 2018-05-23 00:00:00

Tackling the Gender Gap in Rwanda's Burgeoning Tech Sector

Women in Kigali, Rwanda.(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)In recent years, Rwanda has been going through a digital revolution. The technology industry has become one of the largest contributors to gross domestic product growth, at3 percent, and, the government claims, the burgeoning sector is at

PSMAG.COM - 2018-05-22 23:00:00

Kagame Touts Rwanda's Health Care Successes

According to Rwandan officials, the country's universal health care system has brought coverage to more than 90 percent of its population.Kagame, an advocate for the adoption of universal health coverage in Africa, leads a country that has a successful, widely-admired system. As chairman of the Afri

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-05-21 15:30:00

TV host Ellen DeGeneres to visit Rwanda in mountain gorilla conservation effort

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres earlier this year established a fund that will finance the building of a campus in Rwanda to support conservation and protection efforts for the critically endangered mountain gorilla.The campus is being built in collaboration with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, and DeG


RwandAir Bankrupting Rwanda – David Himbara – Medium

It is widely reported that you want to establish and expand your national airlines. Apparently, Uganda is set to relaunch Uganda Airlines in November 2018 which ceased to operate in 2001. My unsolicited advice to you is that you should seriously consider other options before you invest heavily in a


The Electric Moto: A Game Changer in Rwanda? – Frontier Technology Livestreaming – Medium

A moto is a Rwandan motorcycle taxi, known in neighbouring countries as a bodaboda. It’s by a long stretch the most common vehicle in Rwanda, and across a lot of East Africa. There are probably about 3 million motos and bodabodas in East Africa, together covering the distance to the sun and back twi


New management training for immunization leaders launches in Rwanda

“This is an unprecedented opportunity,” said Erika Linnander, director of the Yale Global Health Initiative (GHLI), during her opening remarks at the recent launch in Kigali, Rwanda of a new immunization program. “I see such an exceptionally diverse group here today to help support this program — nu


African Innovation Foundation announces that Rwanda will host this year's IPA – Ventureburn

Besides a host of exciting side events and brand new initiatives for Africa by Africans, IPA 2018 will offer a number prizes and incentives to winners and nominees, including a grand prize of $100 000. The AIF in January closed its application window for this year’s competition.


Celebrate Rwanda! Market and feast on Sunday, May 20

Enterprising women in East Africa receive micro-loans and outlets for their hand-made goods through the nonprofit Asante Network. An Asante African Bazaar is part of the daylong “Celebrate Rwanda!” event on Sunday, May 20, at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley.


Arseblog News - the Arsenal news site

The new sponsorship opportunity came after a restructuring of the deal with Emirates allowed for another partner, and after a long process an agreement has been struck with the Rwanda Development Board, through their subsidiary, the Rwanda Convention Bureau.

ARSEBLOG.COM - 2018-05-23 08:00:47

Small group of Tech student-athletes part of university study abroad course in Rwanda

This group of Virginia Tech students and four staff members departed from Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C. on Sunday for an experience that will surely impact them long after they return. They spent two days traveling to Rwanda, a small African country located in the central-eastern p


Where are the women in Indian policy-making?

Every passing year, on International Women’s Day, there is a renewed call to legislate thewomen’s reservation billto enable election of women in legislative assemblies and parliament. Such calls are aptly justified by data—both anecdotal and empirical—to suggest that India has failed to address the

QUARTZ - 2018-05-23 04:38:14

The most important delivery breakthrough since Amazon Prime

Drone start-up Zipline International conducts 50 drone flights a day, delivering packages accurately and without damage, and is on its way to 500 flights daily.Zipline recently launched the world's fastest commercial drone.The packages it delivers are blood bags for hard-to-reach areas in Rwanda, bu

CNBC - 2018-05-22 10:00:00

2018 Disruptor 50: No. 25 Zipline International

Founders:Keller Rinaudo (CE0), Keenan WyrobekLaunched:2015Headquarters:Half Moon Bay, CaliforniaFunding:$114.3 million (Pitchbook)Valuation:$560 million (PitchBook)Key technologies:Artificial intelligence, drones/UAVs, edge computing, machine learning, roboticsDisrupting:Drones, logistics, robots

CNBC - 2018-05-22 10:00:00

Broadband Systems Corporation Launches iDirect Network to Expand Broadband Service Across Africa

Herndon, VA, May 22, 2018– VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that Broadband Systems Corporation (BSC) has selected the iDirect platform to expand its enterprise Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) services throughout Africa. The

PRESSRELEASEPOINT.COM - 2018-05-22 00:00:00

State execs talk about Rwanda efforts

BENTONVILLE -- Arkansas executives with ties to Rwanda's agriculture sectors said they established coffee and chicken businesses there years ago for religious reasons. Some acted out of love. Scott Ford, co-founder and chief executive officer of Little Rock-based Westrock Coffee, acted out of enmity


5 Ways Meghan Markle Has Advocated for Women's Health

TheMeghan Markle obsession is real. But aside from being major #lifegoals, the soon-to-be duchess also has an impressive résumé as an advocate for women.In 2014, Meghan was named an "Advocate for Political Participation and Leadership" for UN Women—a role she has used to work with female leaders in


Meet The 23-Year-Old 'This Is America' Choreographer & Learn The Signature Moves + Get Your Laugh On At All The 'This Is America' Remixes

As he hosted his very first"Saturday Night Live" episode, Donald Glover (akaChildish Gambino) released the video treatment for his track,"This Is America,"and it totally was the hot topic the next day.