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Business in Rwanda. Kigali. Rwandan Economy



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Syllabus of the Subject

Rwanda: most densely populated African Country. Coffee, Tea, Foreign Trade

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Rwanda (Central Africa)
  2. Rwandan Economy
  3. International Trade of Rwanda
  4. Business and Investment Opportunities in Rwanda
    1. Infrastructure
    2. Agriculture
    3. Energy
    4. Tourism
    5. Information and Communication Technology
    6. Mining
    7. Financial Services
    8. Property (real estate) and Construction
    9. Manufacturing
  5. Case Study: Bralirwa
  6. Rwanda Development Board (RDB)
  7. Access to the Rwandan Market
  8. Business Plan for Rwanda

International Trade and Business in Rwanda:
International Trade and Business in Rwanda


The aims of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Rwanda” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Rwandan Economy and Global Trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in Rwanda
  3. To explore the Rwandan trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Rwandan Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Rwandan Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Rwandan Market

E-learning Doctorate and Masters in International Business

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Rwanda” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate in African Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Courses: Business in East Africa, Central Africa.

Online Diploma: Business in Central Africa

Master in Business in Africa, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade, International Transport.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study Doctorate in International Business in French Rwanda Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Ruanda Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Ruanda.

Foreign Trade and Business in East Africa

Masters adapted to Rwanda, Masters, International Business Trade Rwandese students.

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in Rwanda”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

We Trust in Africa (Affordable Higher Education for Africans)

International Trade and Business in Rwanda.

The Republic of Rwanda is the most densely populated African Country.

Transport and Logistics in Africa. Corridors, ports

African Economic Integration

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement

  1. WTO
    1. GATS
    2. Agreement on Sanitary Measures
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    5. Agreement on Safeguards
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement
  2. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention
  3. Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM / IATA)
  4. BIC (Containers)
  5. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  6. IMO - not a member
    1. Istanbul Convention - not a member
  7. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member

African Institutions (AU, AFDB, AUDA-NEPAD, UNECA)

  1. Economic Commission for Africa
  2. African Union
    1. AU Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
    2. AUDA-NEPAD
    3. Africa Agriculture Development Programme
  3. African Development Bank
  4. Africa-South America Summit
  5. China-Africa Cooperation
  6. Africa-India Cooperation
  7. Africa-BRICS
  8. Africa-Turkey Partnership
  9. BADEA
  10. Africa-Korea Partnership
  11. Africa-Japan Cooperation

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. WB
  2. WTO
  3. IMF
  4. UN

  1. The Republic of Rwanda (landlocked country) is a poor rural African nation with 90% of the population working in the agriculture sector
  2. Rwanda is the most densely populated nation in Africa
  3. Few natural resources, small industry
  4. The Genocide (1994) shocked the economy of Rwanda and his population
  5. Capital of Rwanda: Kigali (1 Million people): one of the African safest cities
  6. The largest Rwandan cities are Kigali, Butare and Gisenyi
  7. Rwanda is landlocked country
  8. The official languages of Rwanda: Kinyarwanda, French, English, and Kiswahili
  9. Independence of Rwanda: 1962 (Belgium)
  10. Rwandan population: 12 million people
    1. Bantu
  11. Area of Rwanda: 26,338 km²
  12. Borders or the Republic of Rwanda: Uganda, Burundi, the DR Congo, and Tanzania

More information about Rwanda (EENI African Business Portal).

Religions in Rwanda.

  1. African Traditional Religions
  2. Christianity:
    1. Catholicism (4.7 million)
    2. Protestants (4 million, 43% of Rwandan population)

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

Rwanda belongs to the Central African Economic Area and the East African Economic Area.

Rwanda: a landlocked poor rural country.

  1. Rwandan GDP growth: 7%
  2. GDP per capita of Rwanda: USD 644
  3. Rwandan Agriculture sector: 90% of the labour force
  4. Services sector in Rwanda: 45% of the GDP
  5. Rwandan Industry: 15% of the GDP
  6. The most Rwandan dynamic sector are construction and property (real estate)
  7. Inflation in Rwanda: 4.4%
  8. Top Rwandan export products: tea and coffee, minerals
  9. Trade with the East African Community (EAC) countries: 35% of the total exports
  10. Currency of Rwanda: Rwandan Franc (RWF)
  11. The favorable terms of international trade, Foreign direct investment and aid inflows have aided and stimulated the Rwandan economy considerably over the last decade
  12. The substantial growth was from an increase in cereal products production (maize and wheat)

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

Foreign Trade of Rwanda

Exports of Rwanda continue to remain small compared to the average of Central Africa and mainly stand for the two largest cash crops, tea, and coffee and, recently, mineral products.


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