Vision 2020 targets within reach - IMF chief Lagarde

To better appreciate Rwanda’s robust economic growth in the past two decades, one, especially a foreigner, needs to visit the country for firsthand experience.

Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), did exactly that and experienced an economy whose present and foreseeable future seems to be in robust health in a world currently littered with ailing economies.

Lagarde’s three-day official visit to the country ended yesterday with a courtesy call on vendors at Kimironko Market, possibly to see the impact of inclusive economic policies that she had heard about from various reports about the country’s economic performance


Africa's new breed of solar energy entrepreneurs

African economies may be booming, but continued growth and quality of life are being jeopardised by lack of power.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates 585 million people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity, with the electrification rate as low as 14.2% in rural areas.

The problem is most acute in East Africa, where only 23% of Kenyans; 10.8% of Rwandans; and 14.8% of Tanzanians have access to an electricity supply, according to the World Bank

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