Rwanda's export earnings up despite low global prices

Rwanda’s exports performed relatively better in both value and volumes last year compared to the previous year, the central bank says in its Monetary Policy And Financial Stability Statement released...

RTUC students get hands-on skills in IT


Classroom education should be blended with hands-on training in order to produce all round graduates who will meet workforce needs of Rwanda,” Airtel Rwanda managing director, Teddy Bhullar, has said

Private sector, govt move to attract youth into agric


Many youth consider agriculture as an activity for rural people or the illiterates. But this thinking could soon end, thanks to a new project that seeks to attract youth into...

Auditor general tips local accountants on competition

Local accountants should not fear competition presented by their regional peers, the Auditor General Obadiah Biraro, has said. Biraro said skilled local accountants are not at any risk of losing...

Local bourse: Will Equity Bank break the jinx?


Regional financial services firm, Equity Group Holdings, cross-listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) last week, bringing the profitable company’s stocks closer to Rwandan investors.

RwandAir to start direct flights to Lusaka next month


Rwandair will next month begin direct flights to Lusaka, Zambia, John Mirenge, the chief executive officer, has said. Mirenge said the national carrier will launch its inaugural flight on March...

EAX opens grain warehouse in Kayonza


Grain farmers in Kayonza District will now find it easy to acquire loans, thanks to a warehouse receipt system started in the area by the East African Exchange (EAX) last...

New strategies needed to attract small savers to invest in shares


It had been a ‘bad’ trading year. The balance sheet was deep in the negative, following heavy investment in restructuring, rebranding and repositioning.

New plant to save Rwanda Rwf20 billion in sugar imports

The country could save up to $28 million (about Rwf20 billion) on sugar importation when Mauritian investor, Mauritius ACS Limited, starts producing sugar by the end of the year, Emmanuel...

Pre-shipment inspection scheme irks importers

Importers have expressed their dissatisfaction with the implementation of the Imports Products Conformity Assessment to standard (IPCA) scheme that is currently under the management of Switzerland-based Société Générale de Surveillance...

RSE share index sheds 2 points

The bourse was quiet yesterday, with no shares traded across all the six counters, the Rwanda Stock Exchange market report indicates. However, the stock market was active during the past...

Farmers urged to grow more soya beans as demand goes up


Demand for soya beans in the country could more than double as a new food processing plant, nears completion.

ICT startup gets boost to develop safer taxi moto rides


SafeMotos is a start-up business in Kigali that is working to make every motorcycle taxis ride safer and convenient for users.

4G service provider slashes prices by almost 70%


More Rwandans and small businesses will now be able to access high speed internet, commonly known as Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution or 4G LTE, after one of the vendors...

Bugesera steel company gets Rwf8.6b KCB Bank funding


Imana Steel Rwanda, a steel manufacturing facility in Bugesera District, Eastern Province, is set to start production this year after it secured a $12 million (Rwf8.64 billion) loan from KCB...

Rwanda private sector to benefit from Rwf128b EIB, PTA Bank credit facility

Rwanda’s private sector is set to benefit from a new €160 million (about Rwf128.4 billion) credit facility from the European Investment Bank (EIB), Europe’s long-term lending institution, and regional development...

Young entrepreneurs challenged

Young innovators and entrepreneurs should work with passion and professionalism while developing solutions for challenges the country faces, Kigali Global Shapers (KGS) hub, a group that gives youth a platform...

Youth win RWf27.6m in Tigo contest


Two young social entrepreneurs, Yves Iradukunda and Dominique Uwase Alonga, have emerged winners of this year’s Tigo Reach for Change competition that comes with a Rwf27.6 million financing package.

Local manufacturers urged to embrace best business practices

Local manufacturers have been urged to ensure global best practices if they want to thrive in the competitive business world.

Businesses have to wait longer as water rationing runs for two years


Olivier turns on his water tap at home only for a hissing sound to come, a familiar sign that his water tap is still ‘dry’. The resident of ‘Kwa Mushimire”...

New coffee policy in the offing, says agric minister


A new coffee policy that seeks to increase coffee production and strengthen extension services in coffee farming is in the offing. Gerardine Mukeshimana, the Minister for Agriculture, said the policy...

New initiative could double agric output


Efforts towards improving Rwanda’s agriculture production, as well as encouraging farmers to look at agriculture as a business have been boosted by a new initiative, where farmers will be trained...

Meet the illiterate orphan who molded his way to success


One of the keys to success for any entrepreneur lies in doing what one loves, and believing in oneself regardless of the odds life throws their way. Also one wouldn’t...

Poor customer service: Clients must be part of the solution


Feedback is a very critical aspect of improving customer service. Therefore, if we want service providers in Rwanda to offer us better services worth the money we pay, it is...