Category: News & Press Release



As the country celebrates its national liberation for the 26th time, the RDB has launched a Liberation History Tourism Trail digital app. The Liberation History Tourism Trail was initiated in 2018 in collaboration with the Ministry of Defense and Rwanda Defence Force. The trail as a tourism product, capitalizes on the growing ... Read More
July 4, 2020admin
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Rwanda Development Board (RDB) is pleased to announce the reopening of tourism activities as well as the resumption of international travel for charter flights, effective 17 June 2020. The well-being of all travelers is our top priority and we have therefore put robust health and safety guidelines in place. Together with the ... Read More
June 17, 2020admin
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June 16, 2020admin
Masai Ujiri, co-founder of Giants of Africa (L) and H.E President Paul Kagame (R) at the launch of the festival in Kigali in February this year


In response to safety and health concerns of COVID-19 the inaugural Giants of Africa festival will be postponed to 2021. TORONTO, ON (June 3, 2020)– Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, Giants of Africa, has decided to postpone the inaugural Giants of Africa Festival 2020, ... Read More
June 3, 2020admin


Rwandan coffee continues to gain popularity in China as over 3,000 bags of coffee were sold out in less than a minute at an online live streaming event held through the Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) yesterday. The eWTP was first launched in Rwanda by the Government of Rwanda and Chinese ... Read More
May 15, 2020Ben Gasore
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For the second year in a row, Kigali has maintained second place as preferred city in Africa after Cape Town on International Congress and Convention Association rankings following a 2019 report released on 12thMay 2020. The same report shows that Rwanda has moved forward 2 positions attaining 3rdplace in Africa ... Read More
May 15, 2020Ben Gasore


RDB, Mastercard Foundation, and EF Education First partner to provide language and skills training to the tourism and hospitality industry in Rwanda. The joint program will primarily focus on English proficiency and communication skills, which have been identified as a critical challenge for the industry. It will also boost essential hospitality ... Read More
May 7, 2020Ben Gasore
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RDB (Rwanda Development Board) would like to inform the general public that the Hirwa group of mountain gorillas that crossed over to Uganda’s Mgahinga National Park on 28thAugust 2019 have returned to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. The Hirwa family was sighted and identified by gorilla trackers on 15thApril 2020. Eleven ... Read More
April 25, 2020Ben Gasore
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The Rwanda Development Board in partnership with The Ellen Fund, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and Habitat XR, are bringing the country’s mountain gorilla trekking experience to people’s living rooms through a Virtual Reality (VR) film as the world celebrates this year’s Earth Day on Wednesday 22 April. A five-minute immersive cinematic ... Read More
April 22, 2020Ben Gasore
RDB CEO, Clare Akamanzi presented some of the business and investment opportunties private sector members stand to benefit from in the upcoming Commonwealth Business Forum to be held in Kigali


Rwanda’s private sector players are optimistic of business and investment opportunities that will come with Rwanda hosting the upcoming Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) that will take place during this year’s Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting (CHOGM 2020). This was revealed today in a breakfast meeting organized by RDB (Rwanda Development Board) and ... Read More
March 13, 2020Ben Gasore