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AU Summit comes to a successful end with a concerted call for togetherness

18 July 2016, The 27th African Union (AU) Summit came to a successful conclusion on Monday, July 18, 2016, with Heads of State from member countries making a common call for togetherness, inclusive growth and economic develop through Agenda 2063. The Heads of State also adopted recommendations of their retreat on financing the Union, which […]

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Join Smart Africa Alliance – Kagame

18 July 2016 President Paul Kagame has called upon other African leaders to join the Smart African Alliance initiative that is aimed at transforming the continent into ICT driven content. The head of state made the plea during Smart Africa Luncheon the session whereby heads of state and private sector leaders convened to deliberate on […]

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“Own the African story”, African editors tell media fraternity

Kigali, Rwanda 13 July 2016  The African Editors forum (TAEF) has called on media houses on the continent to devise innovative ways through which they can tell the African story instead of over relying on western international media. At the ongoing 27th African Union (AU) Summit taking place in Kigali, senior editors from different media […]

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SESSIONS

Arrival of Heads of State.

Press Conference:Illicit Financial Flows out of Africa-15 July 2016

Press conference: Infrastructure and its contribution to human rights and women's rights

27th African Union Summit Kigali, Rwanda 10-18 July 2016

Programme Key Highlights
10 – 12 July 2016 Permanent Representatives Committee Meeting attended by African Ambassadors, Diplomats accredited to AU, Some AU Organs & AU Commission Staff
13 – 15 July 2016 Meeting of the Executive Council attended by African Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Ambassadors, AU organs, RECs & AU Commission
16 July 2016 African Peer Review Mechanism Summit (APRM) attended by Heads of State and Governments, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and APRM Focal points
16 July 2016 Peace and Security Council Meeting attended by Heads of State, Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Ambassadors, and AU Commission
17 – 18 July 2016 African Union Summit attended by Heads of State and Governments, Former Heads of State, Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Ambassadors, AU Commission, RECs
17 – 18 July 2016 Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) General Assembly: Meeting of First Ladies and OAFLA Secretariat
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Rwanda Gender Fact Sheet

Global Position
• In 2008, Rwanda became the first and only country in the world to have majority female
representation in its parliament at 56%.
• Rwanda emerged 7th out of 142 countries on the WEF gender gap index, 2014
• Rwanda was ranked 2nd out of 52 on the AfDB gender equality index, 2015
• Rwanda was ranked the best place to be a woman in Africa and 6th Globally - Global
Competitiveness Report 2015

Education
• Rwanda has surpassed the MDGs target of cutting the illiteracy rate by half by 2015 and is in top 3 countries globally to achieve universal primary education goals • By 2013 50.7% of girls in Rwanda had access to primary school • By 2013 the enrolment for girls stood at 97.5% • By 2013 the completion rate for girls was 94.1%
Women in Parliament
64%
Women in Cabinet
40%
Provincial Governors
40%
Vice Mayors
83%