WEF-Africa 2016 in pictures Day 1


The World Economic Forum kicked off yesterday, in Kigali Rwanda. Under the theme, Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation.

Human economy key to Africa’s development, says Oxfam chief


A human economy anchored on good governance, sound business polices and technology is key to tackling inequalities in society and ensuring sustainable development, the Oxfam International executive director, Winnie Byanyima,...

How can Africa reposition itself for economic growth?

The current global economic slowdown should not viewed in the context of whether Africa is rising or falling but rather as an opportunity to reposition the continent for a more...

Don't cover up for wrongdoers, Musanze residents told

Residents of Musanze District have been cautioned against covering up wrong elements who may pose a security threat in the area.

African govts urged to open up borders to spur creativity


African governments must open up their borders to Africans if the continent is to realise its full potential, delegates attending the ongoing World Economic Forum on Africa, in Kigali, heard...

Nyaruguru to get new tea factory


The Government has signed an agreement with Unilever Tea Rwanda Limited to construct a tea processing factory and develop two large-scale tea sites in Nyaruguru District.

RSB, Eastern Africa Grain Council ink deal to enforce standards

Rwanda Standards Boards (RSB) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) to reinforce standards in commodity trade within the region.

Kagame: Aid should allow for ownership by citizens


President Paul Kagame has said that development assistance and aid programmes should allow for ownership of solutions by citizens in order to have a longer term impact in development.

First Lady challenges youth to defy status quo


First Lady Jeannette Kagame has urged the youth to defy the status quo by learning to step out of their comfort zones, and challenge the rules of the world’s economic...

Varsity education offers refugee students fresh hope for the future


Imagine completing secondary education and the road stops there. You’re confined to spending your days sitting at home, loitering around the refugee camp because there’s no stable job or an...

Nepad launches new drive to promote intra-Africa trade


The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad), an agency of the African Union that implements high-impact development projects on the continent, has launched an initiative dubbed ‘MoveAfrica’ to help tackle...

Open borders to realise Africa Rising Narrative-experts


The 'Africa Rising' narrative can only be realised if nations across the continent open up borders and revise policies to facilitate free movement of people and goods, top economists and...

First Lady challenges the youth to defy the status quo


First Lady Jeannette Kagame has urged youth to defy the status quo by learning to ‘step out of their comfort zones’, and challenge the rules of the world's economic environment...

NEPAD launches MoveAfrica initiative to facilitate continental trade

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), an agency of the African Union that implements high-impact development projects in Africa, has launched MoveAfrica initiative to tackle policy hurdles hampering trade...

BPN makes its mark in Rwanda


BPN (Business Professionals Network) is a Swiss Swiss Non Profit Organization that helps entrepreneurs to sustainably grow their businesses. BPN is here for you.

A Successful Mindset Change: Entrepreneurs and BPN join forces


Located in one of the busiest places in the heart of Kigali city, Digitec Lab and Studios is your one stop shop for all your photography solutions. Right from taking...

Local government entities want budget increment


Local governance sector has decried low Budget Allocations as they seek close to Rwf60 billion for the next fiscal year.

[PHOTOS]: City of Kigali inks deal with Japan's Kobe city


The City of Kigali has signed a partnership agreement with Japanese city of Kobe to work together on ICT related issues, among other areas.

Young entrepreneurs create platform to market products

Young entrepreneurs in Rwanda and beyond have a chance to showcase and market their products and services during the World Economic Forum for Africa courtesy of an initiative dubbed, ‘The...

Experts seek solutions to agric financing


Agricultural experts this week met in Nyarutarama, Kigali to discuss best ways of accessing finances for the agriculture sector.

Tigo Rwanda gets new general manager


Millicom, a leading telecommunications company with over 60 million customers in fourteen countries across Latin America and Africa, has appointed Philip Amoateng, as General Manager of its operations in Rwanda....

Spotlight on Rwanda as WEF opens in Kigali


All eyes on Rwanda. From within the continent to Europe, Asia and further in the Americas, the global focus is on Kigali as the World Economic Forum for Africa opens,...

Govt secures Rwf157 billion EU energy support


The Government and the European Union, yesterday, signed a financing agreement worth €177 million (about Rwf157 billion) to support the energy sector for the next five years.

Genocide fugitive arrested in Kigali living 'a new life'


Police in Kigali have arrested a man wanted for his role in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi who has been living in the country masquerading as a Tanzanian national.