How mushroom growing has changed lives of rural women in Gisagara


it is said that two heads are better than one. This is exactly what is happening after women from Kibirizi Sector, in Gisagara District came together six years ago and...

Low activity on the bourse

The bond market pushed Rwf3 million worth of bonds at Rwf103.7 traded in one deal, the Rwanda Stock Exchange daily market report indicates. The equity market was quiet. Consequently, the...

Rulindo co-op, Kenyan firm sign deal to expand flower production


The flower sector is set to regiter an increase in production following the signing of a partnership deal between a Kenyan investor, Florammat Limited, and Terimberemukoto Farming Cooperative.

New initiative to fund smallholder farmers launched

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme (GAFSP) are going to launch smallholder farmer financing programmes with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)...

Cross-border women traders call for friendly operating environment


cross-border women traders have called on the government to support them and also improve the trading environment.

South African Reserve Bank expected to hold repo rate at 7%

South Africa’s Reserve Bank is expected to leave interest rates unchanged at its July 20 meeting, according to a Reuters poll released on Monday, but economists expect a dovish statement...

Kenya central bank assures public as forex reserves drop

NAIROBI – Speculators against Kenya’s shilling in the run-up to national elections should “chill”, and a fall in its foreign exchange reserves is no cause for alarm, the head of...

Kigali hotel and aviation summit projected to generate over Rwf1.5bn


the African Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) scheduled for October is projected to generate more $1.8 million (over Rwf1.5 billion), which was earned from last year’s summit held in Kigali.

New platform to promote customer service launched


A new platform has been launched to support efforts geared at improving service delivery in country as well as encourage discussion on related issues. Initiated by The ServiceMag, ‘Conversations at...

Foodstuff prices drop in Kigali


Prices for most foodstuffs, especially vegetables, have generally decreased in Kigali city and suburbs, a mini-survey by Business Times indicates.

Ruhango youth leaders urged to promote TVET

Youth leaders in Ruhango District have been urged to promote Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), especially among high school dropouts as one of the ways that could help skill...

Former porter minting millions from metal fabrication, thanks to BDF support


the mastery with which he uses the tools is amazing as he puts final touches on one of the windows, his workers are getting set to deliver to a client....

Traders make a 'killing' from selling political party paraphernalia


It is a hot Friday afternoon and many enthusiastic supporters of parties vying for the August 3-4 presidential election are busy checking out different products with their party colours. Products...

When party colours attract more customers

When the campaign period officially opened on Friday, Viateur Ntakirutimana, who runs a phone charging business at M-Peace Plaza, decided to paint his kiosk in Rwanda Patriot Front (RPF) party...

Farmers urged to embrace agriculture mechanisation


SMALL farmers in Nyagatare District, Eastern Province have been urged to embrace modern methods of agriculture to improve output and produce in a sustainable manner.

How local manufacturers, SMEs can penetrate new export markets


rwanda continues to look for new export markets besides encouraging local consumption under the Made-in-Rwanda campaign initiated by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and East African Community Affairs and the...

Local firms sign trade deals with Moroccan companies


Local businesses have signed trade and partnership deals with Moroccan counterparts, further strengthening relations between the two countries.

AfDB, Islamic bank sign agreement to fund energy, SMEs

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Islamic Development Bank have signed a landmark financial agreement to support projects in energy, agriculture and SME sectors on the continent.

Scarcity pushes up tomato, carrot prices in Huye


Huye residents will have to dig deeper into their pockets to buy tomatoes and carrots following increase in prices for the two products.

Mobisol launches TV set with inbuilt solar system


Are you a TV lover or are you tired of paying high power bills? Well, you need not worry any more following the launch of a new TV set that...

WorldRemit in partnership with telecoms to facilitate mobile-to-mobile transfers in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam - WorldRemit is partnering with leading mobile money operators to increase mobile-to-mobile remittances and unlock the millions lost in sending money to Tanzania from around the world.

Renewed drive to increase power generation capacity


the Energy Development Corporation Limited (EDCL) is promoting a diversified power generation strategy to ease access to electricity and increase the country’s generation capacity, Emmanuel Kamanzi, the managing director, has...

Zim beats tax collections target, raises FY forecast

HARARE – Zimbabwe collected $1.8 billion in taxes during the first six months of this year, exceeding its target by 8 percent, while its full-year forecast has been revised up...

Kenya central bank intervenes in forex market to support shilling

nairobi/Kampala – The Kenyan central bank pumped dollars into the market yesterday after the shilling weakened and threatened to break past the psychologically important level of 104.00, traders said.

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