- published: 23 Aug 2012
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The African continent is very rich of minerals. This mineral wealth could make a tremendous contribution to the economic development of the continent. Still, the African mining sector serves primarily as a source of raw minerals exported for processing in Europe and Asia. Many countries are struggling to add value to the minerals they extract. In 2011, the Evert Vermeer Stichting visited Rwanda and executed an extensive research on Rwanda's mining sector. Learn more about the relation between mining, development, and European policy on www.fairpolitics.eu. And read our research report about mining in Rwanda.
KPMG's Sara Ellison traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo to visit the first conflict-free mine in Rwanda. She had her camera and captured some moments along the way. For more information on Conflict Minerals visit: http://www.kpmg.com/US/en/topics/Pages/conflict-minerals.aspx
The African continent is very rich of minerals. This mineral wealth could make a tremendous contribution to the economic development of the continent. Still, the African mining sector serves primarily as a source of raw minerals exported for processing in Europe and Asia. Many countries are struggling to add value to the minerals they extract. A production for the Evert Vermeer Stichting and Fair Politics, August 2012.
Artisinal miners in Rwanda take a motivational break.
Join World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim as he tests out a drone that delivers blood to 21 hospitals across rural Rwanda. Dr. Kim explains how this technology can save lives, and also create job opportunities. And for one farmer, receiving a blood transfusion from the sky seemed like a miracle.
Rwanda has said it expects its official foreign exchange reserves, to fall after a dip in the prices of its mineral exports. This month, Rwanda secured an 18-month $204 million standby facility from the IMF to bolster reserves. The IMF said reserves stood at $817 million at the end of March. Rwanda has a policy of keeping its foreign exchange reserves at above three months of import cover. Despite the commodity price shock, Rwanda's economy grew at 6.9 percent in 2015 and is forecast to expand by 6 percent in both 2016 and 2017. The exchange rate has however come under pressure and the current account deficit has widened. Reserves would slide to 3.2 months import cover by the end of 2016 and 2.5 months at end-2017, before rising to 2.9 months by the end of 2018.
Although Africa has a great natural resource wealth, many of its inhabitants are still plagued by poverty. Mining provides men aswell as women an opportunity to escape this poverty. In 2011, the Evert Vermeer Stichting visited Rwanda and executed an extensive research on Rwanda's mining sector. Learn more about the relation between mining, development, and European policy on www.fairpolitics.eu. And read our research report about mining in Rwanda.
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A Uganda multi-stakeholder study tour to Rwanda to learn how Rwanda organizes and regulates Artisanal and Small scale Mining (ASM). Key lessons highlighted include; Rwanda's implementation of the ICGLR, Regional Certification Mechanism, private sector led community participation in mining operations and best practices in Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) as well as effective participation of women in mining.
Rwanda's mining sector stands as one of the main contributor to the country's GDP, contributing 103 million dollars from January to August 2016, averaging $143 million dollars per year for the last 7 years. As the country aims to improve output by 28 per cent and revenue gains to 400 million dollars by 2017/2018, what is the future of the country's mining sector over fluctuating global commodity prices?
Rwanda is planning to establish a strategic import and export base in Djibouti. The facility will be constructed on a 20-hectare piece of land at the country's port. The plans were confirmed during President Paul Kagame visit in Djibouti. The two nations also agreed to waive visa requirements for diplomats and service officers in a bid to enhance trade. The immigration deal alongside others on ICT and investments, were also signed during the visit . Djibouti is strategically located near the world's busiest shipping routes, controlling access to the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. Despite increasing intra-African trade, it just accounts for 12 percent of the total global trade.President Kagame and his host Ismail Omar Guelleh urged businessmen from the two nations to maximise on their agreements...
Azeezat Olaoluwa takes a look at gender equality in Rwanda
Kenyan businessmen are taking advantage of reforms in Rwanda's business laws to expand their operations in the East African Community. Thousands of Kenyans are currently working or doing business in Rwanda due to the progressive business policies. And as sally Mbilu reports , reduced bureaucracy in starting up a business is just one of the many reforms that are attracting investors.
http://www.MoreGems.com The worlds finest amethyst from Rwanda was discovered in 2015! Steve Moriarty discusses the traits of this beautiful new material and the sizes he has been faceting. These precision cut gemstones are available today!