How Ngoma varsity student used pocket money to start a honey processing venture


Shaffy Hagenimana has always dreamt of becoming an entrepreneur since he was a little boy. This desire pushed him to forego most of the pleasures of teenage boys and saved...

Govts challenged to enhance intra-Africa trade, ease travel


Efforts aimed at deepening trade among African countries have been boosted by the launch of a new trade facilitation tool. Launched yesterday, the One-Stop Border Post Sourcebook is tipped to...

Nigeria’s inflation rate eases to 17.78% in February

LAGOS – Nigeria’s inflation rate bucked the trend in February to fall to 17.78 per cent, its lowest level in 15 months, driven by a slower rise in general price...

Rubavu cross-border traders decry unsolved challenges


Rwanda signed a trade facilitation agreement with the DR Congo over a year ago that sought to improve trade between the two countries. The deal, signed by trade ministries of...

Rubavu market traders woes to end

The woes of traders in Gisenyi Market, Rubavu District could soon be history thanks to plans to complete works on a modern structure whose construction stalled in 2014 following a...

Tax advisors tipped on compliance

Tax advisors have been challenged to improve tax compliance among business operators to spur revenue collection. Martin Nkurunziza, the chairman of the Rwanda Association of Tax Advisors, said there is...

Craft-makers challenged to be innovative


Craft-makers have been urged to be innovative to be competitive in the region.

New Rwamagana stone plant to help ease cost of building materials - expert


The cost of road construction in the Eastern Province could soon reduce thanks to the new stone and sand plant in Rwamagana District, Eastern Province.

Gasabo's Niyibaho has found gold in mushroom growing, wine making


I first met Berthilde Niyibaho during an agribusiness workshop and expo in Kigali last year, where she was selling mushroom powder and banana wine. The passion with which she was...

Are banks, forex bureaus fueling foreign exchange black market?


The local forex market has grown over the past decade with dealers now spread across the city and some upcountry towns like Musanze.

Meet Baributsa; a school dropout reaping millions from horticulture


To his peers and village mates, he is ‘Mr Greenhouse’. One gets to fully understand why residents call Xavier Baributsa, a resident of Nyakariro sector, Rwamagana in Eastern province, ‘Mr...

Prices of sweet potatoes, fresh peas rise in city markets

Are you a lover of sweet potatoes, yams or fresh peas? Well, you will have to dig deeper into your pockets to buy your favourite dish following a price increase...

We are ready to embrace use of EBMs, small taxpayers say


Small taxpayers have expressed willingness to embrace Electronic Billing Machines (EBMs), saying the machines would help them easily manage their businesses and monitor performance.

RSE records Rwf745.7m in weekly turnover

The Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) turnover for the week March 6-10 was up 626.85 per cent to Rwf745.79 million, up from over Rwf118.59 million realised the previous week (February 27-March...

China committed to supporting devt projects in Africa - official


China is committed to supporting development projects in Africa, including Rwanda, under the Sino-Africa co-operation, officials have said. According to Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi, Beijing will spend $60...

Rwanda’s inflation increases to 8.1% in February

Rwanda’s inflation rate increased to 8.1 per cent during the month of February year-on-year, the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) consumer price index (CPI) monthly report indicates. Last...

Kigali women's handicraft fair boosts Made-in-Rwanda drive


Rwandans have been urged to continue supporting handicraft makers and other local producers by buying locally-made goods.

Enterprising women get support from local renewable energy firm

Enterprising women stand a chance to expand or start-up businesses, thanks to a new promotion by Mobisol Rwanda, a renewable energy firm. The one-week drive seeks to support women entrepreneurs...

How use of identity cards has eased trade for border communities

The use of identity cards among the Northern Corridor states has improved business opportunities for border communities, traders at Gatuna in Gicumbi District have said.

China to increase liberalisation, trade facilitation


China will intensify its liberalisation policy and facilitation of international trade and investments, Li Keqiang, the Chinese Prime Minister, has said. Keqiang, who was speaking at the fifth session of...

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)...