New coffee pricing is huge motivation for us - farmers


Coffee farmers have welcomed the new farm gate prices set by the government, saying they will boost farmers’ morale and attract more investors and farmers into the sector. Last week,...

EAC exchanges moot plan to ease SMEs’ access to funds

Regional capital markets regulators, under the umbrella of East African Securities Regulatory Authorities (EASRA), have agreed to support the establishment of a Capital Markets Advisory Centre (CMAC) to enhance access...

Fish farmers decry lack of quality feeds

Fish farmers have called for new interventions to help address the numerous challenges affecting the sector’s development and growth potential. The farmers say lack of quality feeds and high prices...

New report outlines roadmap to bolster manufacturing sector


Rwanda’s industrial policy seeks to diversify economy, increase exports and the sector contribution to total GDP, as well as spur manufacturing across the country under the Community Processing Centres (CPCs)...

EAC women customer service promoters, leaders to be awarded

Fifteen women across the East African Community (EAC) bloc will be recognised by The ServiceMag, a Rwanda-based service-oriented publication, for championing and promoting exceptional service delivery and exemplary leadership in...

Prices of tomatoes, fresh peas up in Kigali

The price of tomatoes has increased by Rwf5,000 to Rwf14,000 per basin in various city markets, over the past two weeks, according to the market survey by Business Times. This...

Co-ops, savings lift small-scale women entrepreneurs in Gasabo


Dativa Musabyeyezu, a farmer in Bumbogo sector, Gasabo District, has become a key breadwinner for her family over the past three years. The former peasant farmer attributes the ability to...

Rwanda to host Africa's major hotel and aviation summit in October


Rwanda will in October host the second edition of Africa’s hotel and aviation summit for the second consecutive year.

BDF helps former street shoeshiner to build shoe factory


The smell, a mixture of hides and skins and chemicals welcomes you at a distance. As you get closer, a cacophony of sounds hits your ears. It becomes almost unbearable...

Kayonza, Ngoma residents urged to invest in I&M Bank IPO sale

The Government has urged residents in rural areas to invest in its sale of 19.81 per cent shares it holds in I&M Bank (Rwanda) Ltd. The call was made during...

RRA in sensitisation drive for new taxpayers


Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) is undertaking country-wide training for new taxpayers, focusing on tax matters, especially the use of electronic billing machines (EBM) in paying Value Added Tax.

Germany unveils new plan to address Africa’s new economic challenges

The German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Muller, has unveiled German-proposed “Marshall Plan” to address the continent’s economic challenges.

Dutch investors explore horticulture sector potential


Seven visiting Dutch companies have expressed interest to invest in Rwanda’s horticulture sector. The investors were in the country for a two-day visit to explore investment opportunities in the horticulture...

Local producers urged to promote Made-in-Rwanda at EAC summit


Local manufacturers have been urged to take advantage of the forthcoming East African Manufacturing and Business Forum to market locally produced products.

KCB Bank Rwanda launches campaign to boost access to services

KCB Bank Rwanda has launched a new campaign to boost uptake of bank products and access to finance. The campaign, code named “Expert talks”, is designed to enhance awareness and...

New bridge to boost trade in Nyaruguru District


Trade and movement of people between Munini and Busanze sectors in Nyaruguru District is expected to improve following the launch of a new bridge linking the two areas.

Isuzu buys 57.7pc stake in GM East Africa

Japanese automaker Isuzu Motors Limited has bought out General Motors’ 57.7 per cent stake in General Motors East Africa (GMEA) for an undisclosed sum.

KRA insists clearing agents must be vetted before licences are renewed

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has dug its heels in on rules it introduced this year governing business licence applications for clearing gents.

Understanding Basel norms in Rwandan banking sector

Strong Financial sector provides base for strong economy. Rwanda’s financial sector is dominated by Commercial Banks accounting for 66.6% of the total assets of the sector. The National Bank of...

What will it take to improve Rwanda's trade imbalance?


Rwanda’s trade balance has been deteriorating over the years due to the continued higher import bill compared to export receipts.

Ntibizerwa harvests cash in rice farming


From a distance it looks like a playground. But as we get closer, we realize it is a vast rice field located in a marshland. A middle aged man bends...

Aviation expert on what Africa should do to build a vibrant airline industry


Last week, Rwanda hosted the Africa aviation summit that brought together more than 1000 experts, top airline business executives, policy makers and regulators.

Tanzania demands study on impact of EU trade deal


Tanzania wants a study conducted on the impact of the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union on the East African Community, ahead of the Summit of Heads of State...

Mozambique nets 1,634 foreign illegal miners

Mozambican authorities have arrested 3,220 people suspected of involvement in illegal mining in Cabo Delgado Province, local media said.