Fourteen African countries have been invited for the Pan-African Dance Festival known as FESPAD due in Rwanda next week.
Rwanda's Minister of Sports and Culture Julienne Uwacu told journalists in Kigali on Wednesday that FESPAD will be launched at Amahoro National Stadium in Remera, Kigali on August 1, before being taken to four selected districts of the country.
The districts include Kayonza in eastern Rwanda, Musanze in northern, Rusizi in western and Nyanza in southern Rwanda.
FESPAD will be concluded on August 4 in Nyanza.
The launch ceremony to be held along with Rwanda's national harvest day, locally called Umuganura, will be preceded by a carnival in Kigali, to be followed by a concert.
FESPAD was last held in 2013.