RwandAir to start direct flights to Brussels on October 31 - CEO

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Rwandair, the national carrier, will effective October 31, 2017 start direct flights to Brussels, Belgium. According to Chance Ndagano, the acting chief executive officer of RwandAir, the airline will operate...

EAC textile sector tipped on maximising technology

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Textile industry players in the region have been challenged to start making garments that require low level technology and skills as the East African Community (EAC) countries prepare to phase-out...

AfDB seeks global support for Africa's young farmers

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The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for global support for Africa’s young farmers and “agripreneurs”, highlighting how agribusiness is the answer to the continent’s youth employment.

NAEB distributes 4,700 tonnes of fertilisers to boost coffee output

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The National Agricultural Exports Board (NAEB) and stakeholders have started a countrywide campaign to distribute more than 4,700 tonnes of fertilisers to coffee farmers in a move geared at increasing...

New e-commerce platforms to be unveiled today

Efforts to promote a cashless culture in the country will be boosted after the launch of two new e-commerce solutions that have been developed by local tech innovators this evening....

Tigo launches uniform call rate

Tigo Rwanda customers will now be able to call across local mobile networks at same rate as those making on-net calls, the firm said yesterday while launching “Imirongo yose” promotion....

Farmers welcome new deal to boost potato production

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The newly signed deal between the International Potato Centre (CIP) and BlackPace Africa Group to advance potato production in Africa, including Rwanda, is a timely intervention that will help improve...

Meet Mukayiranga, Rusizi’s inspirational fisherwoman

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As the sun slowly goes down over the hills of Rusizi District, Claudine Mukayiranga and her crew are busy checking their fishing gear in readiness for expedition on Lake Kivu.

RSE eyes new products as it grapples with attracting SMEs to the market

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The Rwanda Stock Exchange recently formed a partnership with National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda, where the statistics body will be releasing market information periodically.

New joint project to reduce gender gaps in the workplace

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A new programme that seeks to support the private sector to achieve sustainable development by reducing gender gaps and promoting both equality in workplace and women’s economic empowerment is in...

Saving for your master’s degree, one coin at a time

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A few years ago, Pie Ntwari, a Kigali-based public relations practitioner, wanted to pursue further studies in International Relations and Diplomacy. With no scholarship from government or organization that fund...

TEF forum 2017: Push for Africapitalism to drive Africa’s transformation

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The third annual Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Forum concluded in Nigeria, on Sunday, with a call by different leaders and speakers on private sector players to embrace Africapitalism to...

Strong partnerships between banks and telecoms key to drive financial inclusion, says MTN chief

BANKS and local telecom operators can have a greater impact on financial inclusion by working together to rollout products capitalisaing on the popularity of mobile money platforms.

Innovative entrepreneurs stand to win Rwf24m in Tigo Changemakers contest

Innovative social entrepreneurs stand to win a total of Rwf24.6 million in Tigo Rwanda’s annual Digital Changemakers competition.

Ngoma farmer wins fourth motorcycle in ongoing Airtel Tunga promotion

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Jean d’Amour Twiringiyima, the fourth motorcycle winner in the ongoing Airtel Tunga promotion, plans to start a moto taxi business to expand his income streams.

Tax experts call for concerted efforts against illicit cash flows

African governments should invest more resources in the fight against illicit financial flows as one of the ways to support development efforts in the bloc.

Index for local counters up 1.6%

The Rwanda Stock Exchange closed on the high on Friday, with both benchmark and local counters’ indices inching up slightly. The Rwanda Share Index was up by over 1.6 per...

Tanzania to auction tanzanite at source to curb smuggling, support small miners

ARUSHA – Tanzania is expected to auction tanzanite in the mining site of Mererani today in efforts to sell the gemstones on its source for the East African nation to...

RCAA, AviAssist sign deal to promote aviation safety

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Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA) and the AviAssist Foundation, on Wednesday, signed a partnership deal to establish the AviAssist Safety Promotion Centre (ASPC) in the country.

Bank of Kigali counter up as market capitalisation hits Rwf2.9 trillion

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The Rwanda Share Index was up by 0.87 per cent to close at 125.44 points yesterday. According to the Rwanda Stock Exchange daily market report for Thursday, the index for...

Sub-Saharan Africa to grow at a slower rate this year – World Bank

ABUJA – The economy of sub-Saharan Africa is seen growing more slowly this year than previously forecast, largely due to weak investment and productivity, the World Bank has said.

Tullow acquires 90% stake in Ivory Coast offshore oil blocks

Tullow Oil plc has bought 90 per cent stakes in four onshore blocks in Ivory Coast, while state oil company Petroci will hold the remaining 10 per cent, the firm...

Local innovators laud TEF entrepreneurship programme for supporting start-ups

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The annual Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Forum will go a long way in helping enterprising Rwandans to improve their skills and contribute to job and wealth-creation in the country.

Rwf13bn to modernise pig farming, improve value chain

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources and private sector will inject over Rwf13 billion to improve the pig farming industry, especially by promoting new processing technologies to ensure standards.