Rwanda’s national carrier RwandAir has announced a new destination from Kigali to Cape Town via Harare route that will be operated four times a week.
The new route follows the existing Abuja destination, Nigeria that was launched in April 2018. This route will be linked to the route to Accra in Ghana, where flights will land in Abuja before flying to Accra four times in a week.
Launching this route comes at the time that Rwanda and South Africa are trying to revive their diplomacy following complaints of Rwandans who found it difficult to get visas to South Africa.
South Africa’s ambassador to Rwanda George Nkosinati Twala recently told Igihe that there is much hope that the diplomacy between his country and Rwanda was going to be way better because the leadership of head of states Cyril Ramaphosa and Paul Kagame are interested in solving all the problems that caused the disharmony.
“Ramaphosa said that the two foreign affairs ministers have to discuss the problems. I know well that there are ongoing discussions but I am very sure that they also met in the Commonwealth summit,” he said.
Nkosinati further said that what the two leaders said are not just diplomatic propaganda but utter truth because they both share the same feeling that Africa, as a continent, cannot reach its Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) goals while countries have not solved problems within their diplomacies.
Cape Town is a strong city in South Africa. It has many touristic assets like Robben Island, among others. This new route to Cape Town will be RwandAir’s 26th route.