I&M Bank unveils new drive


I&m Bank has launched a new campaign to promote the cashless economy initiative and ensure financial inclusion. The drive is aimed at deepening use of mobile banking facilities, like debit...

Low activity on local bourse

There was low activity on the local bourse yesterday with only a few shares exchanging hands, the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) daily market report indicates.

JICA global chief tips Africa on sustainable industrial development


Africa will host the sixth Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development (TICADVI) in Nairobi, Kenya on August 27, the first such meeting to be held in Africa. The summit will...

EAC govts urged to train technocrats in negotiation of trade agreements


Regional governments have been urged to invest in capacity building of technocrats involved in international trade negotiations to enhance their skills and ensure they bargain for deals that will benefit...

Fashion designers, artisans prepare to cash-in on AU Kigali summit

The forthcoming African Union summit in Kigali is a huge opportunity for Rwanda to showcase her products and forge new export markets, Moses Turahirwa, the proprietor of Moshions, a fashion...

What Rwanda can learn from Japan's waste-to-energy initiative


The government set an ambitious target of increasing power generation to 563MW by 2018 to be able to connect over 70 per cent of the households to electricity. Rwanda’s current...

Reduction in data roaming charges will spur trade, deepen integration - PSF

The reduction of data roaming rates by the Northern Corridor countries will help spur trade, the private sector players have said.

How an S6 vacist turned passion for photography into big enterprise


At only 19 years of age, Nyabagabo has already successfully organised social events, which bring together high school students and fashion agencies.

NOTS roots for solar to boost access to energy in rural areas


Government targets to extend electricity coverage to at least 70 per cent of the country by 2018 from the current 24.3 per cent.

Unpacking new investment law: Some of the incentives for investors


Last week, I discussed requirements that an investor has to fulfill before they register a firm in Rwanda. This week, I will examine the different incentives given to investors.

MTN connects schools to off-grid power, equips teachers with ICT skills


About 10,000 students in eight rural schools will be able to conduct their night studies without fear of power cuts thanks to MTN Rwanda’s annual 21 Days of Y’ello Care....

Power forum in Nairobi to focus on regional geothermal devt

The upcoming East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) in Nairobi, Kenya will focus on how the region can harness the opportunities presented by geothermal power to enhance access to energy,...

Interior decor: Make your home sparkle with 'value stones'


Fashion and design trends have evolved over time. Design goes beyond clothing to incorporate interior designs for houses as well. The popular trend at the moment is interior designing that...

Private sector ready for Africa Union Summit, says PSF chief


Stephen Ruzibiza is the local Private Sector Federation (PSF) chief executive officer. He shared with Business Times on the private sector’s preparedness to ensure the forthcoming Africa Union Summit in...

Tigo Rwanda cuts data roaming fees for Northern Corridor countries

Tigo Rwanda on Friday announced an 80 percent reduction for data roaming fees for its customers travelling to Uganda and Kenya. Tigo subscribers and visitors roaming on the Tigo network...

Why Rwanda's satellite cities should promote green policies


Policies that support innovative green growth are essential as Rwanda develops secondary cities across the country. According to Japanese experts, embracing smart technologies and renewable energy will help Rwanda attract...

New push to deepen e-payments launched

Local debit card scheme SmartCash has unveiled a new drive to encourage Rwandans to embrace e-payments using merchants with Point of Sale (POS) terminals across the country, writes Times Reporter.

Telecoms explain drop in subscriber numbers


The two leading local telecom firms, MTN and Tigo, have attributed the continued decline in subscriber numbers over the past months to deactivation of ‘wrongly’ registered SIM cards. The firms...

Cross-border traders sensitised on benefits of EAC integration

Co-operatives of small traders involved in cross-border business at Gatuna on the Rwanda-Uganda border have intensified sensitisation campaigns among members and stakeholders to ensure they benefit more from the East...

Africa urged to promote investor friendly policies to spur exports


African countries have been urged to review unfavourable investment policies, including double taxation, to attract more investments on the continent.

Nyarugenge street women vendors get new market


A new market that seeks to promote a safe and better working place for women has been launched in Kimisagara sector, Nyarugenge District in the City of Kigali.

Bourse records Rwf2m turnover

The Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) picked from a low start on Monday to push a total of 10,100 shares across three counters – Bank of Kigali, Bralirwa, and Crystal Telecom.

Rwanda looks to high-rise building to ease urban housing challenge


Maryamungu examines the lock that just been fixed on his new house’s door. With a smile on his face, he checks out the windowpanes and beckons one of the workers...

Investing in communities helps build stronger economies, says Coca-Cola chief


Rwanda will achieve its goal for a sustainable economy by investing more resources in communities, the Coca-Cola Central, East and West Africa cheif, Kelvin Balogun said during the recent inauguration...