Hike in motor vehicle insurance prices good for everyone - ASSAR


Insurance companies announced an increment of 73 per cent for mandatory motor third-party insurance premium that was implemented effective January 1, 2018 for both public and private vehicles.

How tea growing is transforming lives of rural women in Nyamagabe


It’s a beehive of activity as a group women move back and forth ferrying bags of freshly picked green leaf tea from their plantations onto a waiting delivery truck. The...

Iterambere Fund grows by 38% to Rwf1.45bn in 2017


Many Rwandans were not familiar with unit trusts as investment vehicles about two years ago. This was, however, to change when government mooted the RNIT Iterambere Fund whose initial public...

Local musicians deserve better working conditions, pay


Let’s face the music. It is time that we have a candid understanding of the sacrifices behind the live entertainment scene and the working conditions of musicians in Kigali.

Farmers urged to be vigilant following December armyworm attack in Bugesera

Farmers in Eastern Province have been urged to be on the lookout following an outbreak of the army worm pests in Bugesera District.

Index for local counters inches up marginally

Rwanda Share Index for local counter went up marginally during Monday’s trading session to close at 135.37 points on Friday, the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) daily market report indicates.

MTN in Rwf17bn upgrade to improve connectivity and efficiency


mtn rwanda subscribers will soon start enjoying enhanced and more efficient connectivity, thanks to ongoing network upgrade.

Mobisol customers win bikes, smartphones in ongoing 'Nezerwa na Mobisol' promo


Twelve customers have won a range of prizes, including sports bikes and smartphones, in the ongoing Mobisol ‘Nezerwa na Mobisol’ promotion.

Relief as Nyamasheke gets Rwf10.5bn tea factory


Tea growers in Nyamasheke District will no longer have to worry about where to sell their produce following the opening of multibillion factory in the area.

Rwanda’s inflation rate slows to 0.7% December year-on-year


Rwanda’s inflation rate was recorded at 0.7 per cent year-on-year in December 2017, lower than 7.3 per cent during same period in 2016, on the back of declining vegetable and...

East Africa Islamic economy summit to focus on financial technology

East Africa’s fairly developed infrastructure and communication sector, a young educated tech savvy population and their ability to capitalise on technology development provides a great opportunity for the region to...

15 people win smartphones in Equity Bank digital banking competition


Fifteen people have won smart phones in the ongoing Equity Bank digital banking competition. The customers were selected by different local radio stations after answering correctly questions on Equity Bank’s...

Business community calls for review of draft law on insolvency and bankruptcy

The Private Sector Federation (PSF) has called for a review of the 2017 draft law on insolvency and bankruptcy, saying it is silent on some key issues, like how to...

Dairy farmers in Gicumbi decry high cost of feeds


Dairy farmers in Gicumbi District are worried about the high cost of animal feeds, which they say has affected production.

Algeria bans imports of cell phones, vegetables to curb trade deficit

ALGIERS – Algeria has temporarily banned the import of 900 products, including cell phones, household appliances and vegetables, in a bid to cut a ballooning import bill following a fall...

How cashless bus fare payment system has helped public transport companies cut costs


Rwanda is promoting use of different technology-based tools and facilities as it moves to achieve its cashless economy target in the medium-term. The push toward digital has seen a number...

Meet Mukazigama, Gatsibo’s budding agric entrepreneur


When many university students complete their studies, one of their biggest preoccupations is how to land government or corporate jobs. For many, getting white collar jobs is the only alternative...

2017 was pivotal to Rwanda’s push for cashless economy


Rwanda’s Vision 2020 seeks to transform the economy from a cash-based economy to a digital-driven economy, among other targets. To achieve this, the government and central bank have been at...

2017 review: Airtel takeover of Tigo Rwanda operations jolted telecom sector

The Rwandan telecom sector was mid-December jolted by news of Bharti Airtel takeover of Tigo Rwanda operations. The development is arguably the biggest in the telecom industry that has been...

MTN, Vanu deal to increase connectivity in rural areas - officials

More Rwandans in rural areas, who are currently not connected, will be able to enjoy mobile telephone services following the integration of MTN and Vanu networks, a move that will...

NAEB in new push to ensure quality of horticulture exports


The agricultural exports body has embarked on a nationwide exercise to register horticulture exporters as it moves to strengthen collaboration with sector players to ensure quality and boost competitiveness.

Fixed telephone users surge by 45% in Q3 of 2017


The number of fixed telephone subscriptions surged by 44.9 per cent during the third quarter of 2017, hitting 12,645 compared to 6,960 recorded in the second quarter of last year.

Nigeria rail transport gets boost as Buhari launches 10 more coaches


The Nigeria government will “vigorously” pursue rail development in the country to link all major commercial and production centres by rail for rapid social economic development and national integration, president...

Global debt level hits $233 trillion record high in Q3 of 2017

Global debt levels soared to a record high of $233 trillion in the third quarter of 2017, according to the Institute of International Finance (IIF). It however noted that robust...