Why govt, stakeholders should prioritise research and innovation


Though African countries have all necessary conditions for high economic growth, it still lags behind other continents in terms of development.

Iterambere Fund’s annual return at 9.6% in October

The Rwanda National Investment Trust (RNIT) Iterambere Fund closed its maiden year (October 7, 2016 to October 6, 2017) since closure of the IPO with an annual return of 9.62...

Aviation experts converge in Kigali to discuss drones technology


Stakeholders from the aviation and technology sectors will today converge in Kigali to discuss use and management of drones by the aviation industry.

Kigali Marriott Hotel rewards customers


Kigali Marriott Hotel loyal customers were last week treated to sumptuous meals and drinks as part of Marriott’s Global Customer Appreciation Week 2017.

New initiative seeks to ease SME access to finance


More small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) could find it easy to access affordable finance, thanks to a new initiative by Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (ESPartners), an entrepreneurship support organisation.

KCB Bank steps up digital banking campaign


KCB Bank Rwanda has stepped up efforts to promote digital finance and access to funding, payments and savings. According to Albert Akimanzi, the KCB Bank Rwanda head of marketing and...

Rwanda's inflation rate drops marginally to 3.6% in October


Rwanda’s inflation dropped marginally to 3.6 per cent year-on-year in October from 3.8 per cent the previous month, the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) monthly Consumer Price Index...

Local flower firms eye new markets in Europe


The National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB) is counting on the ongoing International Floriculture and Horticulture Trade Fair (IFTF) in Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands to gain new markets in Europe and elsewhere,...

Rwandan bikes attract regional buyers


Motorcycles assembled in Rwanda have attracted a lot of interest from countries in the region, particularly Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the firm behind the project has said.

Farmers welcome new agric insurance scheme

Farmers have welcomed the new insurance scheme launched by the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources. Farmers that talked to this newspaper said the new scheme will help improve the...

Nigerian firm, BlackPace takes over local potato chips maker


BlackPace Africa Group, a Nigerian and Switzerland-based firm, has bought Ndiyo Business Group, a major producer of salted chips in Rwanda. Paul Andrew Olusegun, the chairman of BlackPace Africa, said...

Birungi quit a well-paying corporate job for commercial farming


For many a graduate, landing a government or corporate job is a dream come true. With an assured source of income and incentives that come with such a job like...

How commercial agriculture has transformed Nyagatare farmers


About three years ago, it was hard for farmers in Kagitumba, Nyagatare District to get seeds on time and at affordable prices. This situation often resulted into poor yields and...

Small businesses tipped on access to funding ahead of continental SME and banking forum in Kigali


Most small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) fail to get credit from financial institutions because of poorly designed or incomplete business proposals and lack of capacity to manage loans.

Meet the retired soldier making millions from potato growing


It is a beehive of activity as workers load sweet potato vines on a Fuso truck at one Jean Marie Vianney Habumuremyi’s gardens. The farmer at first did not notice...

Labour market reforms needed as Africa seeks to attain decent work environment


Currently, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are guiding the long-term development strategy of developed and developing countries. Goal 8 of SDGs aims at promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full...

Relief as KCB Bank donates five water tanks to Bugesera residents


KCB Bank Rwanda staff in partnership with World Relief Rwanda, an NGO involved in provision of clean water, have donated five water tanks to Bugesera residents as part of the...

Support small seed multiplication firms to ease access to improved planting materials, experts say

There is need to promote small seed multiplication companies in the potato value chain to ease access to improved planting materials and also help reduce cost of seeds, potato breeding...

CMA urges public, corporate workers to invest on the bourse

Government and corporate company employees have been urged to save and invest through the local stock market to secure their financial future as well as support national development efforts.

Market capitalisation drops to Rwf2.92 trillion

The index for local counters dropped 1.08 points yesterday to close at 132.40 points compared to 133.48 on Friday.

What to expect at the forthcoming Made-in-Rwanda annual exhibition


Showgoers should expect better and innovative products at the forthcoming Made-in-Rwanda exhibition later this month, Private Sector Federation (PSF) has said.

Airtel Tunga promo motorcycle winner used Rwf45,000


For an investment of only Rwf45,000, Jane Uwanyirigira is now an of a brand new motorcycle. The resident of Rugunga in Nyarugenge District emerged the seventh winner of a motorcycle...

KCB Bank unveils mobile micro-credit facility


It will now be easy for KCB Bank Rwanda customers to access small loans to cater for emergencies or restock thanks to the bank’s new mobile credit facility. Speaking at...

MTN in new campaign to deepen financial inclusion


MTN Rwanda will dedicate this year’s Mobile Money Month to support efforts towards financial inclusion. Speaking at the launch of the 2017 edition of its annual event, Norman Munyampundu, the...