Gatsibo coop reaps big from diversification


when 560 farmers of Rugarama in Gatsibo District came together to form a rice growing group, many wrote them off saying it was doomed to fail.

Slow implementation of African single aviation market irk experts

African governments have been urged to implement the deal to open up the aviation market on the continent agreed on 18 years ago. The third ministerial working group meeting on...

Ruhango, Karongi residents get Rwf43m water purification facilities


Residents of Ruhango and Karongi districts will soon be able to access clean water, thanks to a donation of 10 water purification facilities worth Rwf43 million from Water for the...

Agro-proccesors tipped on niche markets


For small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) involved in agri-business to benefit from the existing market opportunities in the country and across the region, they must observe quality in their value chains.

UAP scoops regional top employer accolades


UAP Old Mutual Group has scooped Top Employer accolades across all its operations in the annual Top Employers Institute awards.

WorldRemit seeks to make money transfer easier and cost-effective

Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit has raised $40 million to drive its next phase of global growth, aiming to serve 10 million customers connected to emerging markets.

MTN Rwanda projects Rwf90bn revenue for 2017


MTN Rwanda is projecting to rake in revenues in the upwards of Rwf90 billion (about $106M) in 2017, the company’s officials have said. This puts the telco, which is the...

Three innovative social entrepreneurs win Rwf24.6m Tigo Changemakers contest cash


Three innovative social entrepreneurs have won a total Rwf24.6 million in this year’s Tigo Digital Changemakers competition. Origene Igiraneza, Alain Patrick Irere Hirwa and Bobson Rugambwa will receive Rwf8.2 million...

SMEs urged to certify products to be competitive

Small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) should certify their products for quality to be profitable and competitive on the local, regional and international markets, Raymond Murenzi, the Rwanda Standard Board (RSB) director general,...

IATA lauds Africa's push for open skies

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has hailed the move by the African Union to open up the airspace on the continent.

Hope as farmers get blended fertiliser brand


The new blended fertilisers have raised optimism among farmers after research showed that they could help almost double yields compared to the current ones on the market.

Campaign to create awareness about challenges faced by women traders in EAC launched


A campaign aimed at raising awareness about challenges faced by women traders in the region has been launched by Trademark East Africa (TMEA), a regional trade facilitation organisation.

Ruhango residents get new water facilities


Business Development Fund (BDF) is committed to supporting initiatives that improve the welfare of citizens besides enabling small businesses to access finance, Monique Umugwaneza, the organisation’s legal, monitoring and evaluation...

Rwanda to go cashless by 2024: Are you on board?


The central bank is currently conducting a countrywide sensitisation campaign to raise awareness among the business community, professional groups and general public about the benefits of embracing electronic payment (e-payment)...

Masabo has found a niche in organic fertiliser making


When Jean Luc Masabo was growing up in Ngoma District, he was always fascinated by traders in his neighbourhood because they seemed to have money all the time. This, unconsciously,...

Made-in-Rwanda products impress showgoers


The ongoing Made-in-Rwanda trade show ends today. The fourth edition of the annual trade fair where local firms showcase their products and services, has gained in popularity judging by the...

Demystifying deferred taxation


Last week, banks published their financial statements for the third quarter ending September 30. Many reported profits before or after tax, while for some it was the opposite.

Iterambere Fund expands marginally in November to Rwf1.44bn

RNIT Iterambere Fund rose marginally during the month of November to Rwf1.44 billion, on the back of increased sensitisation encouraging Rwandans to save and invest in the fund and other...

Eastern Province businesses urged to embrace digital payment facilities


The business community has been urged to embrace e-payment and other digital financial services and facilities to improve operations and also strengthen efforts geared at achieving a cashless economy.

RSE market capitalisation increases to Rwf2.930 trillion

The Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) closed on high note last week, recording market capitalisation of over Rwf2.930 trillion on Friday December 1, an increase from Rwf2.925 trillion on Monday November...

Experts root for innovative ways to protect potato, cassava farmers against effects of climate change


African governments should promote innovative risk management tools and approaches to safeguard root and tuber farmers against challenges caused by climate change to ensure sustainable productivity in the sector, experts...

What to look out for at ongoing Made-in-Rwanda trade fair


Are you going shopping this weekend? If yes, you could visit the ongoing Made-in-Rwanda expo at Gikondo showgrounds, where over 450 exhibitors are showcasing their products. Below are some of...

Local producers call for more support as Made-in-Rwanda expo is launched


Producers and traders participating in the ongoing Made-in-Rwanda expo have called for support to access investment funds, saying the lack of capital was affecting growth of local industries and other...

Kenya mulls policy to accelerate foreign investment

NAIROBI – Kenya is currently developing a policy in order to fast track Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) into the country, officials have said. Moses Ikiara, the managing director of Kenya...