Rwanda’s economy to grow by 7.2% in 2018


Rwanda’s economy is expected to grow by 7.2 per cent in 2018 riding on the services sector, agriculture and a rebound in construction activities, the International Monetary Fund has said.

Experts weigh in on continental trade deal


Rwanda-based experts in different areas including; trade, economics, policy, and taxation, have welcomed the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AFCFTA), describing the deal as a step...

Kigali city says road upgrades will ease traffic during major meetings


Kigali city roads that are currently under expansion will ease traffic jams experienced whenever the city hosts major meetings, an official has said.

Health ministry steps up efforts to cut maternal and infant deaths


The Minister for Health, Diane Gashumba, has urged Rwandans to embrace family planning services to contribute to the reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality.

BK Group records Rwf23.3bn in profit in 2017


BK Group registered a net profit of Rwf23.3 billion last year, an increase of 12.5 per cent compared to the previous year, officials said yesterday. The Group recorded Rwf20.8 billion...

Activists call for promotion of women rights

Women activists have called on African leaders to ensure laws and policies adopted to protect women rights are implemented to end violence facing women on the continent.

E-payment services boosted as MTN launches MoMo Pay platform


Government efforts to promote digital payment systems have been boosted by the launch of MTN Rwanda’s Mobile Money (MoMo) Pay yesterday. The platform enables the telecom’s Mobile Money subscribers to...

UN chief hails African trade deal as a ‘leap into history’

The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has congratulated African leaders for what he described as ‘‘taking the leap into history’’ by signing the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) to create...

Rwanda commits $1 million towards joint force to pacify the Sahel region

The Government of Rwanda has committed one million dollars towards the operationalisation of the G5 Sahel Joint Force, a five-country partnership with an aim to route uproot groups linked to...

FEATURED: JICA continues to support WASAC in reducing non-revenue water for sustainable water supply


Today, as Rwanda joins the rest of the world to mark the 25th World Water Day on every 22 March 2018, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is continuing to...

Twitter abuzz as African leaders clinch key trade deal

The African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) agreement, signed Wednesday in Kigali by 44 countries, has prompted African leaders, citizens and observers around the world to weigh in, many hailing...

CFTA: What next after signing of historic treaty?


The signing on Wednesday in Kigali of the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) paves the way for a months-long process of consultations and ratification which seeks to turn Africa...

CFTA: The long road to the landmark deal


The Kigali Convention Centre broke into cheers during the 10th Extraordinary African Union Summit as 44 African countries signed the historical African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.

How the thorny issues were resolved

It was not a smooth ride to the signing of what has been termed as a historic agreement which could boost intra-Africa trade.

Rwandan youth to benefit from Mastercard job-creation initiative


Up to 30 million youth from across Africa are set to benefit from a new Mastercard Foundation initiative, Young Africa Works Strategy, which was officially unveiled in Kigali yesterday.

CFTA: Rwandan MPs welcome signing of deal

Several Members of Parliament have welcomed the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (CFTA), pledging to fast-track the ratification process once the Government tables it in Parliament.

CFTA: Business leaders urge speedy ratification


Business leaders have called on African nations to fast-track the ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) signed in Kigali on Wednesday.

Rwanda secures Rwf58bn loan for Ngoma-Ramiro road upgrade


The Japanese government has extended to the Government of Rwanda a loan facility of $68m (about Rwf58billion) toward upgrading the Ngoma- Ramiro road in Eastern Province.

Minagri partners with Energy 4 Impact in solar irrigation

The Ministry of Agriculture (Minagri), in partnership with Energy 4 Impact, has unveiled a solar powered irrigation system in districts most affected by dry spells.

Regional countries urged to develop coherent policies on renewable energy

Regional countries have been urged to develop and implement coherent regional renewable, efficient and access energy policies, in consultation with private and civil society organisations.

Strategies to track and clear all pending compensation files for the energy sector in place – An ICT system is being developed


The national energy sector targets have been and will always be ambitious, given the role of the sector in socio-economic transformation of the country.

Government, AfDB enter Rwf25bn deal to support business innovation

The Government of Rwanda and the African Development Bank (AfDB) Thursday signed a loan agreement worth $30 million (approximately Rwf25 billion) to finance the establishment of Rwanda Innovation Fund (RIF).

PICTORIAL: All the action at the signing of the CFTA


The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (CFTA ) could enter into effect by the end of this year following signing by 44 countries on March 21, 2018 at the...

City pastor murder case: Husband sentenced to life

The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court in Nyamirambo on Wednesday handed a life sentence to retired military officer, Drake Mugisha, after he was convicted of the murder of his wife, Pastor Maggie...