Friday, July 8, will go down in history for not only the residents of Kigali, but for Rwandans in general, as the day the Kigali Convention Centre (KCC), was inaugurated. The facility is now billed one of the capital’s greatest landmarks,
President Kagame thanked chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and the entire AU Commission for trusting “Rwanda’s spirit” and choosing Rwanda to host the AU Summit. He attributed the completion of the Kigali Convention Centre to the pressure involved in qualifying for the opportunity to host the Summit.
Constructed at an estimated cost of 300 million US dollars, the complex has been in development for more than a decade. It includes a convention centre and a 292-room hotel, run by Radisson Blu. Read More
The 27th African Union Summit, themed: African Year of Human Rights, focuses in particular on rights of women. More than 3,500 delegates, including 35 heads of state, are in attendance to address various issues affecting the continent. Among the highlights of the week-long Assembly will be the launch of a new passport to facilitate free movement of people, goods and services on the continent and the election of a new leader.