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The Africa Hotel Investment Forum Kicks Off in Kigali

The Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) opened yesterday at the Radisson Blu Hotel and Convention Center in Kigali, Rwanda, and will run until October 6. The event brings together investors and government officials as well as local and international hospitality industry professionals to discuss the current state of the industry in Africa and future opportunities. In the opening...

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The World’s Largest Management and Strategy Competition Is Coming to Kenya

Did you get the memo? The Global Management Challenge (GMC) is coming to Kenya! The GMC is the world’s largest management and strategy competition, so it’s a big deal. The competition gives students and professionals the chance to show off their analytical and decision-making chops on an international stage. Greener Pastures Ltd., a boutique consultancy,...

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Want to Be Like Malala and Empower Girls? Check Out Careers With These 4 Organizations in Rwanda

Last week girls’ education advocate and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai visited Rwanda, where she met with President Paul Kagame and visited Burundian refugees in Mahama camp. Yousafzai is best known for her work on behalf of girls’ education. She rose to prominence after standing up to the Taliban in Pakistan in defense of girls’ right to go to school....

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What Hosting the African Union Summit Means for Rwanda’s Hospitality Industry

The African Union (AU) Summit, which will be hosted in Kigali from July 10-18, presents a big opportunity for Rwanda’s private sector, particularly hoteliers and those in the hospitality industry, according to Francine Havugimana, vice chair of the Private Sector Federation’s Tourism Chamber and owner of Impala Hotels. A boost in business The most obvious benefit is...

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Kigali Marriott Hotel Opens for the African Union Summit — See the Photos

Kigali Marriott Hotel opened its doors last week to host attendees of the African Union Summit, scheduled to run from July 10-18. The hotel will open to the public in September. The property joins the Radission Blu Hotel and Ubumwe Grande, formerly The Zinc Kigali, as the latest luxury brand to come to Rwanda’s capital city. The international chain has been training Rwandan staff...

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